Monday, 26 May 2008

A post I am looking for!!

I recently read a blog post, and it was in an apartment, they were washing up and singing..I know the man was washing up and the females drying...but they were singing and dancing!! Can you help, do you know who's blog I was reading??

I really should save all things of interest..well I do, but now I read and love so many blogs, I get lost!!!!

Thank you to Erin and Annika...for remembering the post..we must of all enjoyed watching it !!!:-)

My New....

Laptop Bag bought in IKEA

My Latest Book Buy!!

Whilst in Cambridge a few weeks ago, my brother and I went into a brilliant bookshop Galloway and Porter that sells books at bargain prices... I could of spent hours in there browsing, but one little book caught my eye!!!

A Little Taste of Italy has some great recipes for me to try, can't wait for the family to come down, so I can get cooking!!!

Thanks Sally and Geoff for sending me details of the shop!

Friday, 23 May 2008

Thank you to all....

my readers. Lots of you have left comments lately and I can't keep up with them, so if you have a left a comment and heard nothing from me, I haven't forgotten you.

Monday, 19 May 2008

My Husband...

had to go to Italy for a few days, and is now on his way to Monaco. He has done three things I wanted us to do together...He flew into Aeroporto di Firenze and then today, he and company had to drive to San Remo to catch the train to Beaulieu Sur Mer near Monaco.

They drove right around the Gulfo Di Genova...He sent me a text saying it was lovely and sunny..we have just passed Genova.

He wouldn't of seen much, whilst in Italy, but just too see the views from the mini-bus...!!!!

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Italy and Art...

Two of our fellow bloggers..Julian and Amanda from A Tuscan View - from Umbria, are starting up painting holidays. ..Set in the inspiring Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, Artist in Italy is offering painting holidays for people who love art, Italy, good food and wine. The week-long painting and drawing courses have been carefully designed for both beginners and intermediate artists who would like to improve their skills and techniques. After spending about a year and a half restoring a beautiful Umbrian villa, they are ready to take reservations for art-retreat holidays beginning in September 2008

It seems like a brilliant opportunity not only to develop your Art skills, but to visit the beautiful location in which they live.

Sounds just like the place for an excellent break...Italy, good food, good wine, great people...what more could you ask for.

Todays trip into Oxford

Today I decided to go to Oxford, but this time not only for shopping!! Thought I would be a tourist. I went to a part I have never been..Radcliffe Square.

It was absolutely amazing..the architecture is just brilliant and so here are a few photo's..

Radcliffe Camera

Camera" here has nothing to do with photography, it means "Chamber". The building was completed in 1747, built to house a library of science, and funded by John Radcliffe, physician to William III. It was absorbed into Bodleian library in 1860.
It was Hawksmoor who originally suggested a circular building in the form of a mausoleum. James Gibbs proposed a more practical rectangular building.

Various sites were considered and rejected before the present location was chosen.

By the time the land had been purchased Radcliffe had been dead for 30 years, and Hawksmoor had died. Radcliffe's trustees chose Gibbs as the architect, and persuaded him to adapt Hawksmoors design.

The interiour is reported to be equally fine, but unfortunately, is not open to the public.

St Mary's church

Saint Mary's church is rich in architectural and historical interest, and worth taking time to explore.
This is the parish church of Oxford, and was used for university ceremonies and for meetings of the university ruling body (the convocation), from the thirteenth century until the Sheldonian theatre was opened in 1669.

The oldest visible part is the tower, which was built towards the end of the 13th century.

The spire was added to the tower around 1315-1325. Note the knobbly "ballflower" decoration, which is typical of this period.

The nave of the church fell into disrepair, and was replaced between 1463 (chancel) and 1485-95 (nave and aisles) - built in perpendicular style with large windows. The rebuilding was funded by members of the university.

The curious porch, with its huge spiral columns, was added in 1637

Bridge of Sighs

These are just random photos ...

Personality Test

Had to have a go of this personality test found on Sally's blog

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Monday, 12 May 2008

Hi to all my fellow bloggers......

Have been away for a few days...went to Cambridge to stay with my brother, also to see my mum. Hopefully will have a few photos...forgot my camera, have to wait for them to be forwarded to me..

Had a chance to catch up with Sally and Geoff, which was good, don't know when will get to see them again, hope its not too long.

So I have a lot of blogs to read and catch up on!!!! Will visit you all soon. :-)

Monday, 5 May 2008

My Mission ....

is to do my garden.

Transform this....

into a flower bed. So today I cycled into town, to the garden centre and bought these.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Love this Garden....

We went to stay with my Mother-on-law for a few days...had a great time except for the weather...a shame, but I did get a shopping trip to IKEA Even my husband didn't mind it this time, we went to one in Edmonton, was great.

These are just a few pictures of her garden, it looks really lush