Monday, 31 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Twenty five years ago today my first born came into the world. She was tiny and seemed so fragile that she reminded me of a doll. We called her Zoe and the name seemed so right for her. Today she is a beautiful young woman and I am so proud of her.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
First of all I want to say a huge thank you to a lovely blogger friend Kitty.
1) All around Wales - I love the infinite variety of landscape in this beautiful Principality. The history, coastline, castles, rolling hills, wildlife. I could go on waxing lyrical, suffice to say I have visited lots of times. As I live very near to the Welsh border it is possible to go just for the day.
2) Derbyshire, a ruggedly beautiful county. The Peak District National Park, miles of unspoilt countryside to explore.
3) London, the capital city. So much to see and do, so little time. I confess it has been a long time since I went but one of the most memorable sights for me was to go and look at the Crown Jewels. So fabulous they seemed almost unreal. If you wanted to get a really close look at them you were not allowed to stand still, but had to keep on moving! To see all the landmarks that I had only ever watched on the tv was interesting, but the volume and speed of the traffic was daunting to say the least.
4) Warwickshire. My favourite Aunt, Uncle and cousins lived in various parts of this county over the years. My uncle was a Policeman and his job entailed regular moves. The place where they finally settled was a very pretty village and the times I spent there as a child were magical. Many a school holiday was enjoyed with my cousins and I cherish the memories of those times.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Why do I do It? This is the question I ask myself each time I buy more 'Stuff'. This is the back of my head, slaving over the kitchen sink (or rather stacking the dishwasher) with some of this..............
Monday, 24 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
If you are going to wear an outfit especially for Easter then yellow is a lovely, cheerful colour. Beautiful daffodils, gorgeous fluffy chicks, rich yellow egg yolks. The palest lemon Primroses, marzipan, gold foil wrapped chocolate eggs. All represent this wakening, hopeful time.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Saturday, 15 March 2008
I love to play house, it's good for the soul.
Just pottering, re-arranging bits and pieces, creating.
No rush, daydreaming a while, soothing activity.
Standing back, considering my handiwork......feeling quietly pleased that I have done something worthwhile. I also love old china.....
.........birds and candles.Glittery eggs...........