Friday, 30 November 2012

How wonderful is this photo??

It is not mine
but I have been
given permission
by my friend Mike
to use it .

Beautiful reflection of the setting sun in the still very flooded water meadow.

This is their meadow (Karen and Mike's) in Garford..
not far from my village.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Another wonderful postcard arrived today..........

NOT from a blogger

BUT from a

Long lost friend.

Marilyn and I have known each other
years and years, but we lost touch.
She still lives in the town where we met ..
Bury St Edmunds

Our boys joined the Royal Air Force
and ended up at the same camp in the end:-)
but it was only recently that
Marilyn and I made contact through Facebook!!

The boys when we met .....
My son Jonathan is the one with the sunglasses on !!
Who has just done 19 years in the Royal Air Force..
and a daddy to two nearly 3 .

(ignore the bottle of wine LOL )

They are now daddies themselves -)

Anyway back to the postcard

This is from Bagan ..which is in Mandalay Region of Burma..
(first time from there)

A very very big surprise postcard :-)!!!

Big thank you to Marilyn ... she said she would send me one
but I didn't know where from , or if she would remember .. LOL LOL
Only Joking Marilyn !!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Postcards keep coming .. thank you so much Diane

My wonderful friend

sent me a card
Cognac et Pineau BALLUET

the photo above is the postcard in my
heart postcard holder.. with my little french heart.

located in


in the department Charante-Maritime

where Diane and her husband live.

One day I will get there to try the local
Cognac and Pineau :-)

Diane has three blogs ...
PhotoDiary ,  My life in Charante
and My Life Before Charante

All are amazing . if you have not read them before,
go and have a read .. she has written so much about the
area and photos are fab too!

Big Thank you Diane :-)

Monday, 19 November 2012

My trusted Tour guide Aidan and my Trip to Cupar, Fife, Scotland...

Our eldest grandson Aidan, age 9
wanted me to see where he lives

He wanted to be my tour guide
for two days:-)

So I have put together some collages of all the places we saw..
We had a great time walking around the town and I know
where to go to eat and where NOT too!!

Please click on the photo, then you can see them all closer up!!

Wynd is a Scots word for what is typically a narrow path snaking through houses to join two major roads

Pend is a Scottish architectural term referring to a passageway that passes through a building, often from a street through to a courtyard, and typically designed for vehicular rather than exclusively pedestrian access.
I think Tak Tent o Sma Things --- .means take of your small things
(not quite sure why it is a sign on that wall)

Lots of Chimneys ....!

Two different churches right next door to each other.

The best Icecream Parlour EVER!!!

Aidan LOVES it!!! ♥

Thank you so much for being my Tour Guide
Aidan, we had a super duper time ..

Love you xx

Next we will have shops .. he loved going with me.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Little Ceramc Bowl .....

Last week I worked on
a little piece of ceramic...
it took me five days to paint.

I was patient and didn't want
to rush it....

Now it is all finished and fired!!!

If you click on the photo it will enlarge ..
and you can see more detail.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A surprise giveaway ...... Anyone interested :-)

My lovely friend

Is trying something new
over on her blog ..

Barbara is 
doing a
year end

prize draw...
and whilst you are there
have a look and a read!!
A lovely blog with fantastic
photos by Barbara and also by
her husband  Didier.
Barbara and I .. May 2010 PARIS

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

September 10th 2012 --- I went to meet ..............

Jennifer  and Lesley  in London.

Leslie and Jennifer had never met before
nor followed each others blogs..
(Jennifer no long blogs .. very busy lady with work, maybe one day)

Leslie  ...oh so British!!!

Meeting up at Nelsons column..
11 am ... all sorted, and then
we find out it is the

Olympics and  Paralympics Victory Parade 
 It was good to get a bit of the atmosphere as everyone was trying to get
 their places for the parade ..   Lots of the volunteers were there
 and a lady from Wales who ran with the torch.

Click on photo to enlarge!

As you can imagine the place was very very busy and was
going to be heaving with people.. and the crowds started
to get in postion all the way down the Strand ...

Jennifer, Leslie and I made our way
to Covent Garden and had a lovely
lunch and a chat....
It was great as nearly everyone else
was waiting to see the procession...

After lunch we made our way to Harrods..
where Jennifer had to meet  her boyfriend Peter .. ,, yes we
met her boyfriend ..:-)  A  quick chat and then 
 and we had  to say
au revoir,

Leslie and I had a browse around in Harrods
then went for tea and cake in Richoux Tea Shop ..
You can see the photo at the top .. we had a
florentine each ..!!

Then we both headed home ..
We did meet up again (Lesley and I)
we met up in Stratford Mall near the Olympic village
and had lunch together in Jamie Olivers. :-)

Fabulous few days, friends,
meeting up and having  fun.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

A French Market came to Wantage

Last Sunday and
went a long with a
lady from church.
We had  a lovely time !!
Tartiflette for lunch and
Tarte Abricot for tea ♥♥
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Cimg3810 Of course I had to purchase this ..!! ♥♥♥