Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Great friends in Paris surprised me .........

with this beautiful card



I wondered where it was
from as no name on the front!

Turned it over and
it was from my good friends
Carolyn, Clive, Barbara and Leesa!

With four lovely messages on too.

Carolyn and Clive were visiting Paris
and were so lucky to meet up with
Leesa and Barbara again.

I am so pleased you all had a wonderful time.

Thank you to you all.

Lovely to be remembered.

These three wonderful ladies
also left a me a big surprise message
on the blog, when it was my birthday!!

That was a HUGE surprise!!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Isn’t it great when your friends remember you …..

I came back from my wonderful

time with my family in Montreal,

to a mat full of post.

Not just birthday cards but

POSTCARDS too!

Thank you to my wonderful blogging friend Britt-Arnild from Trondheim Norway…. who sent me a card from Rorvik in Norway.

One of her blogs is called House in the Woods, which is amazing. You will need a lot of spare time ..

It is so interesting and no doubt you will get side tracked on to her other great blogs… one of which is Trondheim through all seasons!

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Rørvik is a port town in the Vikna archipelago on the Norwegian coast.

Next came a card from my great friend Sally In Norfolk

who went on a trip to Italy with Geoff

They went over for a wedding and a bit of sightseeing!

Call in and have a read of their wonderful adventures!

Thank you Sally ♥

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Palazzo Ducale, Urbino

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Krasnoyrsk Rescuer Peak.. Russia

This card came from a lovely lady called Anna, who I first came across

on Postcrossing, she asked if she could send me a card direct, which

I thought was very kind of her.

Thank you to you all.

More to follow!!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Three Firsts.....

First flight on my own,
Yes I suppose it is hard to believe!
I am quite scared of flying, but once
the tickets were booked .. Had to do it!!





First time to Canada.



Saint Lawrence River as I flew in!
I did ask my cousin .. so if its
wrong, we can blame him !!


First time staying with my cousin and his family.

This was taken in Ricardo's Italian restaurant for my birthday meal..!

It was DELICIOUS!!!!!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Thank you ........

to you all
for the wonderful
comments in the
last few days.

I am trying
to get round to your blogs
or send an email.

If I have missed
you out, not
done on purpose.

I seemed to have
lost my
blogging enthusiasm
at the mo.

Not like me at
all, but I suppose
we all go through
this once in a while!

Hopefully I will
get some photos
up, over the
next few days.

Until then I
hope you all
have a wonderful
week, filled with
SUNSHINE!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Birthday Gift Surprise ........

before I left for my holiday.
My holiday to Montreal
was a spur of the moment trip.
Booked one week before
as I have always been unsure
of flying, especially on my own.

My Daughter-in-law is always ready on time
for gifts and cards, so once she heard I was
going, she got my card etc off in the post.

I was going to take it with me and
OPEN on the DAY.
Claire phoned me and said " I think you
better open it,
as it might be handy!
That got me thinking!!


Pink Hearts Travel Document Holder by Emma Bridgewater.

Claire and I had seen this on a day out at Millets Farm near me, quite a while ago. Millets Farm is one of those places with Flowers and Gifts and a Restaurant where everyone goes on a Sunday!!

I was truly surprised.. it is great and very girly ♥♥

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Back from my wonderful trip to Montreal .....

I have a lot of catching up to do .. Lots of photos to edit, sorting out of suitcase etc etc ... I had a fantastic time with my cousins and all the family.. a few I had never met before! So more to follow... !

I even found time to go to the hairdressers before my flight and came away with a NEW haircut!



Will catch up with all of you soon
Hope you all have a great week!!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Sunday, 6 June 2010

When was the last time you .........

Went out of your comfort zone?
When was the last time
you had to over come your
fear of doing something
you dread?
I would normally just say no,
so that I didn't have to face
the fear.

I remember how I felt
when I went to Paris to
look after a friend's cats
and apartment on my own.

I was very nervous, but I knew
that I had lots of friends around me
to contact.

This time I am going WAY
out of my comfort zone...

Tomorrow
I am flying on my own!!
First time ever
To Canada...

Yep flying to Montreal
for a week,
staying with my cousin and family.

My husband is going too, but
he is going with the Formula 1 team
at a different time.

I hope all my readers
have a brilliant week
lets hope we all have some
wonderful sunshine too!





So while I am away , I would like all of my readers

Old and New to take this award for their blogs.

I have had quite a few new readers

in the past few months.. which is so great.

Welcome and I hope you stick around.

BTW forgot to add...

Only booked the trip last monday!!!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Tasty treats from Borough Market

What took me so long to go?

I know!

No-one to go with who would
appreciate it!


Thanks Leesa - a fun day out!



Bon Appetit





Friday, 4 June 2010

Gourmet Chocolate Shop - Borough Market

A truly amazing chocolate shop

at the start of our trip




The Rabot Estate





Needless to say Leesa and I were

in there a while, yet we still had

lots more to see!

Continuing the trip to London .....


I am going to give you links to the three places so that you can read all the history behind them! Lots to read!!


I have just found out that the City Hall
is open to the public.. maybe next time!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Thank You Jennifer K ……

My lovely friend Jennifer who lives in Paris
has just been on a trip  to Ireland.
Bless her .. she sent me a postcard from Kerry!
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Wonderful Rainbow
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The flowers on the stamps are known as
the Irish name is Leith Uisce,
and found mainly in Kerry!

Jennifer and I met by chance, when I was visiting Paris last August ..She left me a comment , to say she lived there, would you like to meet up .. and of course we did.  We also met up back in May when I went to stay with Leesa. We had a wonderful time walking around Parc de Sceaux.  The weather was pretty chilly but that didn’t stop us!!!!  Do call in to Jennifer’s blog, My Year in Paris to have a read about her trip and her life in Paris.  
Thank you Jennifer, a lovely surprise.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace.......

Leesa and I had a great trip to Buckingham Palace,

which was absolutely heaving.... they say to be there by 11.15 am , I think a lot earlier!


My great friend Leesa

Please click on photos to enlarge!


This is a poem written by A.A.Milne who also

wrote Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

Christopher Robin was based upon the author A. A Milne's,

own son Christopher Robin Milne.


Buckingham Palace

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
"One of the sergeants looks after their socks,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
"Well, God take care of him, all the same,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They've great big parties inside the grounds.
"I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's.
"He's much too busy a-signing things,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
"Do you think the King knows all about me?"
"Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,"
Says Alice.


A A Milne

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Onwards through Admiralty Arch....




I walked down the Mall ..
not knowing exactly where I was going,

but decided to turn off to my right ..
where I came upon

Duke of York monument from the Mall

I continued walking where I came upon
statue after statue!

Lord Lawrence



Robert Falcon Scott


Colin Campbell 1st Baron Clyde





Crimean War Memorial


Sir John Franklin


I walked a little bit more then decided to head back,

got a little side tracked and ended up here!






If you look at the map closely, you will see

a red spot.. I was there!

Back with more soon!! ♥

Flowers from my brother …….

Last weekend my brother came down to stay with me, he was a great help. He always likes to potter about, doing little jobs! This time he pottered about by cleaning the block paving in the garden .. which for some reason never stays weed free!  And I got flowers!! 

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A lovely surprise!

Thanks Bruv