Sunday, 29 March 2015

Hyacinths on my window sill



I walked into my kitchen this morning
and found the sunshine spilling on to my window sill!
I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple of quick photos
as the weather has been dull and rainy the last few days.


My dear friend Jennie popped in for a cup of tea on Friday
and she had her lovely spoodle Annie with her.

We heard a noise and Annie had been sick on the carpet...
Jennie was very upset - I wasn't worried as our carpet has
seen better days and we will be replacing it later this year.
( Two days later the stain is still on the carpet, I remember hearing somewhere to put 
a couple of drops of glycerine on a stain and then polish it off
using a cloth with a little white vinegar on it)
If anyone has a good remedy I would be grateful 
it's a fairly large brown mark with an orange tinge - from her food presumably)


Jen rang me on Saturday to say she was popping in!
When she arrived she gave me this heavenly pink Hyacinth...


She said Annie had asked her to pop into the garden centre
and buy it for me, to make up for her oopsie on Friday!!!


Snowball Update

Dear Snowball has arrived safely in Australia.
As you know I was very anxious about her travelling
so far on her own.
My friends told me about an iPhone app called Flight Radar.
I typed in her flight number and miraculously
her aeroplane appeared on the screen,
she was flying across Bass Strait at the bottom of Australia.
Now I felt she was no longer on her own!

At the same time my son was driving to Melbourne
from the country area where he lives.
I was able to keep him informed as to her progress!

He arrived at the airport moments after Snowball's
plane touched down. Customs took a couple of hours
to process everything and once she was released
she was on the back seat of the car
purring her little heart out!

He has sent me photos via Whatsapp
but I'm having difficulty transferring them to my PC.
All's well that ends well!


   !!!


I'm joining Karen for Sunlit Sunday
Thank you Karen - I've enjoyed taking part over the
last three months and I'm sorry this is the last for a while!

I'm also joining Judith for Mosaic Monday
and 

Thank you all for hosting your interesting parties.


Thank you for your sweet comments on my Snowball posts!

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt


Shane






Saturday, 28 March 2015

Tea Cup Exchange Party!


I love tea cups and all that goes with the
gentle art of tea drinking... so I was delighted when
Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose
told us she was having another Tea Cup Exchange party!


This beautiful cornflower tea cup and saucer
arrived in a parcel from Stephanie - what a lovely surprise!
I didn't know Stephanie was my giving exchange partner
Thank you
dear Stephanie for your beautiful gifts
I was 'over the moon' with everything you sent me!

As you can see there were so many beautiful items

and all hand made by Stephanie!

A lavender sachet, the sweetest fridge magnet, 

and a set of pretty greeting cards!
   




My receiving partner for the swap was



I visited Asia's blog to find out what she liked
and learnt, she loves Shabby Chic
which is what I like too - she was the perfect partner for me!

I sent Asia a vintage tea cup, saucer and plate
I found in my local Hospice shop!
I fell in love with it and felt Asia would like it too!
It was made by Royal Albert and has the lovely name
American Beauty.


I popped a few extras in the parcel including
a rosy tea towel, a fragrant drawer sachet
an embroidered linen tray cloth and a French magazine
called Shabby Chic!

I was in such a hurry to wrap my parcel
and get it to the Post Office....
and I totally forgot to photograph everything
(that's the second time - it happened at the last swap too)!
Merci Asia for sending me copies of your photographs!


Thank you

dear Stephanie for hosting your Tea Cup Exchange Party
it was a huge success and I'm looking forward to
the next one later in the year!

I'm linking this post to






Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt

Shane






Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Letter writing could be the answer....



Have you noticed I haven't left a comment
on your blog lately?

I'm having great difficulty with my computer
or is it with blogger?




This is the screen I get so often when I click on your blog....
it's so very frustrating grrr....

Sometimes I can open your blog but only one photo
will show - the others are blank.
I try to leave a comment but I get the same message.

Has this happenned to you?
If so, how did you resolve it?
I would really appreciate your input.
You can email me if you prefer.

If this issue doesn't resolve itself soon
I think I'll go back to letter writing
which I enjoyed - back in the day!



The Auckland War Memorial Museum at dusk.


I appreciate your comments

take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt

Shane






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