Saturday, 30 April 2011

All change....

Well what a strange weekend I'm having! One minute life's events seems really quite consuming and create rather a sombre mood and the next I am dancing around and feeling totally elated....joyous times!

In case you are wondering....The continuing silent problem continues, but my heart leapt with joy when yesterday I learned that my beautiful sister was making a surprise visit to the UK, having not been here for ten whole years. She moved to America when she met and married an American man. I have loved spending the past two days in her company. I miss her so much.
Looking forwards to her visiting with all her little darlings for the whole of July xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Don't forget to smell the flowers......

I remember a friend of mine saying this to me once when I expressed how busy I was at that time.
I have been really busy recently and this short saying is constantly running through my mind.
I only noticed the Magnolia trees in bud just two weeks ago, for the first time this Spring. Usually I am aware of their beautiful buds ready and waiting to burst into flowers for weeks before they actually burst, this year it seems to have happened so quickly and already the pretty petals are falling and the bright green leaves are taking their place.
I spent so much time waiting through the long Winter for Spring to come and suddenly I feel I have been so caught up in my waiting that I have almost missed the events that amaze me every year.
Why I wonder is life like that? One minute you seem to have endless hours on your hands and nothing to fill them and at other times you are so busy that there don't seem to be enough hours in the day!
Time to slow down and enjoy the scent of those beautiful flowers, the sound of the birds calling, the lengthening days and the warm sunshine against my skin.
Don't forget to smell those beautiful flowers xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mother's day

It's taken me rather a long time to post this one, life seems to be in the fast lane again at the moment....

I wanted to share my lovely Mother's day treats with you.
My lovely children allowed me to sleep in until 8am (well they kept popping in to ask if I was awake prior to that)! I then came down stairs to be greeted with my breakfast, already made and a beautiful gift, made by Poppy.
Poppy had made me a lovely bag, as she knew I had been thinking of making one. She also wrapped her last four Jellybeans left over from Christmas and popped those inside. Poppy also created a beautiful card, and wrote a poem for me.....arrr these times are precious! Ruby and Fenton also made lovely cards. I shall treasure these memories xx