Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Love set in stone

Arrr another beautiful day in and around the cottage. I do love beautiful Summer days when the sun is high and the grass is lush and green and all the trees and flowers are in you get the sense of dreaminess I am feeling?
Well today was an especially lovely and productive day. I dropped small boy off at pre-school first thing (late as usual)! Then off we plodded for a lovely walk with the dog. The girls had different ideas...mmmm yes, they were rather tired after being allowed to stay up late last night to watch a film....shall think twice next time as now I pay the price...little madams!
Anyway, the walk was to kill a little time, you see today I had arranged to finish my 'love stone' that I started a few weeks back when the lovely Bernard Johnson (Stone Carver) invited us to come along and try our hand. Well now, we lived next door to this lovely chappie for three years and I can honestly say that I was put off by the constant stream of dust, but I went along mainly to supervise the little people and thought I'd have a go to. Oh my, I was hooked! I decided to create 'love' and set it in stone (well you know I thought it might be nice after all that happened last year). The experience was amazing, wonderful, I loved it!!!! And, it was not as difficult as I thought. I had a few mishaps, like the stone broke on the 'v', but hey that seemed quite fitting 'broken love'. Bernard came to my rescue and fixed it ('mended love'). So would you like to see the finished piece?
Here it is:-
It took a while to work those letters out but I feel quite proud of myself! So 'love' it is....set in stone too!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sweet lilac

Morning my lovelies! And what a beautiful morning it is too. The sun was up from her cosy bed early, it's only 11am and already she's beaming down on us with all her Summer loveliness, arrrr what a relief, finally May feels like it should.
So what's been going on? Well the fact that I haven't posted for several months is an indication of how life just carries us away and presents us with busyness beyond our control.
We've moved house to a beautiful cottage set amidst many acres of gorgeous countryside. A smaller cottage then we are used to but still with plenty of room and a cosiness that literally 'hugs' you, exactly what we need.
This morning with small boy at pre-school, we ventured out to capture the rays and owww what a lovely walk we had!

 Do you see all those buttercups? We thought of the lovely cows grazing in the field and how lucky there were to have such beautiful yellowy numbers to munch away on. How rich their milk will be...what lucky calves!
And the Lilac....mmm the smell was divine. Wanted to pinch a bit and bring it home but mmmm thought otherwise. Will have to seek out a tree in a friends garden somewhere.
Then back home for a slice of Herman cake and a cup of Yogi tea. The note on the tea label today.....'When you cannot listen, you cannot speak'.....uh how true! 
Enjoy the sunshine, long may it last! xxxxxx