Friday, 26 April 2013

Where has the week gone?

This week has flown past so quickly, i am trying to think what i have done...
I gave our two bathrooms a good spring clean, this took me best part of monday morning, i got to thinking, who would decorate their eighteen year old's bathroom in white?...Me
A picture of my heart decorations,
Tuesday i spent time with zoe, i had crochet her a beanie hat, she says she loves it.
My crochet basket,
I have also crochet a cowl for our la, it really suits her,
Wednsday i spent the day at home, i had a large pile of ironing and i do not like it to mount up,
oh dear it does not look that bad once ironed,
his shirts hang on the rail.
I also went swimming with my dear friend kate, and we had lunch at our local tea garden.
I also potted up some raspberry canes and tomorrow i want to pot my blueberry bushes that i bought this week with my mum.
wishing you all a lovely weekend x

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The weekend at nanies and ga's...

We have had a lovely day with our Eva and lou lou man, we are having them overnight.
Today they helped me plant a tree in our area we are planting an orchard.
This is how the day unfolded...
The sun shines through our kitchen window, the radio on in the background,
louie cuts the grass ready for when our grandchildren arrive.
Our Dolly and eva arrive first, they had been to a family day at jades (we call her dolly) works, hence the face painting on eva.
Eva is growing so fast, she is waiting for her brother to arrive,
He arrives bearing gifts and chocolate,
my dad call's by for a cup of tea.
lou lou man loves the blackboard i made this week, i found a rectangle board in the garage and painted it with blackboard paint, waited until it dried and hung it on the fence. If you do this try and paint outside or in a well ventilated room as it is very smelly.
Time to get digging, eva gets the wheelbarrow to the ready as we need to dig out a large hole for the plum tree,
They ask me for a ride in the barrow, i remember our girls doing this,
We start digging and eva wants to feel the soil on her feet.
After the tree is planted lou lou man helps to plant some bulbs,
Eva makes her mud pie's, they were so good today and i loved them helping me in the garden. x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The garden is calling me...

This morning louie cut our lawn for the first time this year, i was busy cleaning windows thinking i wish i was cutting the grass! When i saw the grass all cut it made my heart sing, last year i just could not motivate myself in the garden which is so unlike me.
Thankfully i feel different today i cannot wait to get out there, i, did not take any photos this morning, probley because i needed to savour my moment.
This evening i read a paragraph in my new magazine, it really hit home to me...
FOCUS ON ONE JOB AT A TIME, AND DO IT WELL. TRY TO AVOID ANTICIPATING THE NEXT CHORE BEFORE YOU'VE COMPLETED THE CURRANT ONE.
 BE MINDFUL AND PRESENT IN EACH ACTIVITY. CONCENTRATE YOUR ENERGIES FULLY ON THE TASK IN HAND.
 IF YOU OBSERVE YOUR ATTENTION BEGINNING TO WANDER, GENTLY BRING IT BACK BY FOLLOWING THE RHYTHEM OF YOUR BREATHE. BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
RECOGNISE THAT AMIDST ALL THIS FLURRY OF HORTICULTURAL DEMAND IT'S ALRIGHT TO TAKE YOUR TIME. YOU CAN'T BE ANYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE, OR ANYTIME ELSE BUT NOW. IN TRUTH THERE'S ONLY THE PRESENT MOMENT, FOR THE PAST ONLY EXISTS IN THE ECHOES OF MEMORY, AND THE FUTURE IS YET TO BE.
How true.
I have no photo's of the garden this morning but i want to share old photo's with you...
rosy red apples off our tree,
fun times,
our swing on the apple tree.
my favourite spot.
I can't wait to start planting! Happy gardening x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Catch up...

louie is finally home and life is back to its normal routine, louie had a lovely time in france and i really enjoyed the time out of my daily routine.
I am now going through each room, spring cleaning and collecting ideas for future painting projects, talking of painting projects i finally finished my chest of drawers, i gave them a slight distressed look with an aged effect,
a closer look at the detail with the mix of glass knobs,
another look at the top,
the above picture shows you the actual colour, i think the flash on my camera gave the other photos a shadow. I just love the finished look, i am going into town friday to buy some scented draw liners.
Easter weekend louie and i had our grandchildren over night, we took Eva and lou lou man to their favourite restaurant,
abit blurry but lou lou man tucking into his ice cream
look at our girl, she is growing up so fast,
he loves his ga
i do not like my photo taken, but here it is, taken by louie.
Breakfast at nanies,lou lou man always has two boiled eggs and eva loves pancakes with chocolate spread sprinkled with christmas snow (icing sugar).
They must get fed up with me keep taking pictures :) x