End of term is a mere week awayand that means Teacher Gifts.These last few years have seen me spend far more than I should on these "small tokens of thanks".This year I had a plan.I wanted a lot more bang for my buck. I went to Charbonnel et Walker on Old Bond Street. The store smells heavenly and the … Continue reading Teacher Gifts
It was a:Grandad P visiting,Summer Fayre on the Green visiting,gorgeous socks receiving, birthday sausage eating, photo-bombing by The Good Friend's mum, hanging outand library visiting kind of weekend.And it's looking pretty good for this week ... Photography Scavenger Hunt hunting, into town nipping, birthday dinner celebrating and Summer Fayre helping. This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme, which you … Continue reading Me on Monday
"To get through the hardest journeywe need only takeone step at a time, but we must keep on stepping."~ Chinese Proverb
"Courage doesn't always roar.Sometimes courage is the little voiceat the end of the daythat says I'll try again tomorrow."~ Mary Anne Radmacher See that dress? I might just have gone ahead and ordered it.And I might just be on my third bottle of beer.
My lovely friend, Deb, posted a salad recipe.How I now smile at the thought of a "new" salad recipe.Remember the days when a damp lettuce leaf, slices of cucumber and a tomatocounted as salad?Jazzed up with Salad Cream, if you were lucky.I digress. I tweaked Deb's recipe and here's what I served up alongside tonight's BBQ. Rocket,diced cooked … Continue reading Summer Salad
This weekend marks the anniversary of the day my sister and nephew emigrated to the USA.(My BiL had, because of work, gone on ahead of them.)I woke up this morning to find that my sister had blogged the official graduation photo.Which means I can share it here.As The Brainy One remarked over his breakfast cuppa, "Isn't … Continue reading One Year On | A Family First
It would seem, yet again, that I am not on trend.'Twas ever thus. Cathy posted about it today. Ali yesterdayand Elise just last week.Jamie wrote about it as well.Granted, three of them are small business owners, so I can see the attraction for them.No such thing as bad publicity and all that.What am I talking about?The pull of Instagram.~ … Continue reading #willneedconvincing
Last week, lovely Abi wrote a post about the joy of visiting the library now that she has finished her degree.And I'm ashamed to admit it, but reading that postmade me realise that I couldn't remember the last timeI'd visited our local library.Ahem. The Boy Child and I called in today after school.He was as happy as … Continue reading It’s Been How Long?
I have, of late, changed the pace of our weekends.We're spending more time close to home.It's Father's Day todayand the Boy Child impressed with his beautiful handwriting.We met up with friends to walk our dogs in the local park.The Boy Child practised his football skills.We spent an hour working in the garden and I used a … Continue reading Summer Sunday
"As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the … Continue reading Living the Everyday