Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hi all .. Thank you so much ...

for all your wonderful comments,
in the last few posts!

Thought I would just share the flowers with you ...

These were all taken on our day out in Oxford.

Sorry if I haven't got round to answering you all individually ,
I had so many comments .. and newcomers too!

Hope you all have a great week♥

Saturday, 26 March 2011

A great all year round present ....

is a subscription to a magazine.

Not everyone likes reading mags,
BUT if you do, its great.
I like coming home and finding it
has come in the post..!

My husband bought me mine
for Christmas 2009 and continued
it for this year too!

My fav is Easyliving ..
it has sections of In the Know,
Emotions, In Depth, Health , Food
and Homes. 

My mother-in-law has
Goodhouse Keeping, we swap over
every few months. She has
been having  this  for years and we always
ask the same question each year, What would
you like for Christmas .. Same answer!!

Every now and again we
get a free gift .. and this months
was a trinket tray...
really cute .. I am pleased I got
this design .. !

Notice anything in particular??? ♥

Friday, 25 March 2011

Bon voyage .....and a Safe journey ..

to Diane ..

who is making her way back
to France tomorrow morning...

Hopefully for Diane and hubby the permanent
move to France will happen soon.!!

Hope you have a very safe journey ,
take care.

It was so great to have met you, even though
we didn't see much of each other. 
Lots going on (for both of us)
 and weather was against us
most of the time. 
BUT at least we did manage
our great day out in Oxford .

Diane hopes to be back online
around about the 2nd April .. lets see
how that goes.. .ha ha .. As Diane
said you never know what could happen in France!!

She has also a lot to unpack and sort out.
I have seen what she is taking back !!
Look forward to seeing your French posts again..

A bientot !

Its not often that you meet a blogger
who lives half the time in France and
the other half in the UK .. and the half in
the UK happens to be in your village!!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Onwards we go .... Oxford Part Three ....

We made our way back up the High Street..

I am having a bit of a problem with this map ...
I am not sure that it is right .. it might be me.. BUT
I am positive that there is a little walk way ..from the
High Street to the Radcliffe Square ..!!
(Something for me to go back and photo)

up towards Broad Street ..

Click on  photos to enlarge.


After a coffee/Croissant break .. in Blackwells ,,

I only found out a little while ago that the
basement was there!! !!

we walked to St Johns College..

Just had to have a quick visit
to Cath Kidston first !!

I hope that you enjoy ...
and when Diane goes back online
after going back to France, she will surely have a lot
more to show you.   Hopefully she will  be
back online around the 2nd April
 (she has to reconnect) only time will tell,
she will be in France after all .. !!
But also she needs to unpack and get sorted..
I have seen what she has to take back !!!!
We will still be here for you Diane . ♥

Monday, 21 March 2011

Oxford Walk - Part two ....

Diane and I made our way
from the Sweet shop ..

Silk Tassel Bush.....which apparently is is a
common evergreen shrub native
to the coastal ranges of California and southern Oregon.
How far are we from there???


and then to the
Bridge ..and the river,
just a bit further down,
as you can see
by the map.

View Larger Map

crossed the road to the Botanic gardens

didn't go in,  which we were pleased about, as
once we were around the back , we could see
lots of work going on , not many plants about at all..
Spring work taking place!

carried on to Rose Lane  .. ..

down to the river ...

and then back towards the High Street !!

Ready for a coffee , a rest and then more sightseeing!!!!

Certainly a great day out with a good friend.

More to come yet though!!!!
Hope you enjoy the small tour too. ♥

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A trip to Oxford .... Part 1....

Diane and I
ventured out,
at long last,
and the
SUN shone!!

We started out at

 past the meadows ..

 round to the High Street ..
and the

Taking photos all the way !!

an aficionado of Antiquities.

 was a pioneer in research into
the anatomy of the brain, nervous system and muscles.
The "circle of Willis", a part of the brain, was his discovery.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour...more to come!

Monday, 14 March 2011

A beautiful new scarf.......

Thanks to a lovely
lady I met in the

Just over week ago,on a
Saturday morning ,
I went to get my fringe
trimmed ... and whilst
there, a lady was just leaving,
and she put on her scarf .....

I could not help but
ADMIRE it ....!

I asked if she sold them ,
NO !! she said ..never thought
of it.. BUT

She asked how often I visited my hairdresser,
 I do call in just for coffee quite a bit
.she said the wool cost £8...
and  she would see
if they had some left.

On Wednesday evening, I had
a phone call from the lovely lady,
to say my scarf was finished ..and
bless her, she delivered it to me
that evening.!

I was AMAZED ....
A big Thank you to Maureen..
the lovely, thoughtful  lady in the hairdressers!

Click on photo to enlarge.

Lovely Swirly Scarf ♥

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sweet Treat ........

Yesterday I took a trip
in to Oxford with Diane ....

We finally managed to find a day
which suited us both and THE WEATHER

The sun SHONE.. bit nippy still
but we were wrapped up!!

I am starting off with THE SWEET SHOP

Click on photos to enlarge.
Impossible to choose from all these DELIGHTS!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Latest Ceramic painting …

I have not made
anything in ceramics for
quite awhile, sometimes
no inspiration.
Then it all comes at once!!

Reverse side of jug .. simple little
leaves in the same colours
as above ..

Cimg8150 Cute little bowls for dips, nuts or olives!
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A gorgeous little cappuccino mug
with a little chocolate grater
from my niece :-) ♥♥
I am working on something else at the moment, but
it is going to take me a while … !!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Happy Birthday to ...................

Mademoiselle Poirot 



Hope you have a
Fabulous Day !!

and I have never met ,
but we have been following
blogs for a while ..

She is from Paris and lives
in London now ..two places
that I like to visit!

Her blog is  wonderful and very
inspirational , I hope you go and visit!

Hope you took the day off and
had some fun :-)