Friday, 27 December 2013

Something light and refreshing now, please.................

Seem to have eaten nothing but very rich foods for days. Something very light and refreshing tonight I think!
Hope you all had a great Christmas. We had a lovely time. Great fun with fake moustaches! -

You wouldn't want to mess with these two! -

Tilly's going, 'Oh, my parents' ! - 
More fun too, with a slightly mad board game, Funny Faces, ! -

Mother-in-law (91!) painted this lovely picture of Ruby -
Pretty good, I'd say -
And I was very pleased to receive this print of Ruby and her brothers from son-in-law -

Some cold winds recently, but still pretty mild here (much sympathy to those experiencing flooding and power cuts). These marigolds are still going strong in the garden -
Have a great week!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Lovely Farm / Vintage shop near Ludlow............

Went to Ludlow today and called in on the way at a lovely new Farm Shop, which sells vintage too -

They've only just opened, but lots of lovely things already -

There's a cosy little cafe area - with a woodburner! -
Well worth a visit, if you're in that area. It's just off the A49, the Leominster to Ludlow road, near the village of Ashford Bowdler.
I found some nice, rustic items in Ludlow -
Great skies at sunset over Ludlow Castle -

Taking our two little grand-daughters to a Christmas Show on Friday. Tilly's 18 months now -
And Ruby's 3 -
Have a good week!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Funky trees........

Some cool ideas for alternative Christmas trees HERE   - - like these -


Different, huh?! 
And this one's bonkers!! - (Broccoli!) -

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Long time no see....................

Soooooo, it's been a while........  There was busyness (vintage unit in shop, family), illness (Mr VTT got pneumonia out of the blue, whisked into hospital - fine now), sadness (we had to cancel summer holiday), tech problems (moved to iPad from laptop; not so easy to insert photos), bit of low-level depression, the perennial 'why am I blogging?', boredom - with my own blog and others', etc, etc.......
But just popped by to wish all in Blogland a Happy Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy Pagan Yule.........Happy "whatever rocks your boat" (!) as I heard someone say the other day.......
Looking a bit festive around here...............
Cold wind here today, but generally it's pretty mild for the time of year. Some big skies recently - from the bedroom window -

Still brightness in the garden -

This Nandina plant is a glorious colour -

So, hope everyone is happy and well! X

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Warm and wet at Womad...........

So - if it's July, it must be Womad - we go every year................ 

This year, there were loads of us - daughters, partners, grandchildren............

Cousins enjoying themselves -

and chillin' -
Tilly chillin' -

Ruby enjoyed boogie-ing -

and Tilly rocked a new hairdo! -
There was hot sun and rain and camping and food and drink and flags and a fairground - and MUSIC!   The Malawi Mouse Boys were cool -
The giant puppets were cool too -
and the giant flowers -
Max enjoyed trying to step into the giant bubbles! -
Arrived home to find lilies out in the garden - gorgeous scent -

And lots of butterflies on the Buddleia and Phlox and bees on the lavender -
So now lots of washing to be done before next week - off camping in Normandy :)
Have a good week!