Monday, 31 December 2012

Dreaming of France ...

French Meme .. with
Paulita from An Accidental Blog.

Do you have fond memories
of France? Maybe a book,
a film, a walk or too!!

I have lots of wonderful memories of
France, but inparticular PARIS!

So many photos to share,
Lots of fab friends there too.

This photo was taken in
August 2010.. when out with
good friends Barbara and Didier.

Ecole Militaire and the Eiffel Tower.

Happy New Year to all my readers and friends.

big thank you to
you all.

After a big break in blogging
due to depression, you
were all still there
and you came back!!

Really means a lot!!

 I could not get to Paris
this year ... sob sob sob...
 I have so many photos , hard to choose
one .. but going through them
I found this one.. .

Do you remember Barbara???

Take care,  Happy New year to you all!!

Sunday, 23 December 2012


My two wonderful sons
who came to visit today..

Not often I can get them to
be in the same place at the same time..
Get a photo of them together :-)

Jonathan and Luke .

Friday, 21 December 2012

My latest Ceramic Art work ....A commission for my Mum-in-law!!

A few weeks ago
my mother-in-law asked me,
if I could design 3 tiles
for her,
to go above her sink
in her bathroom.

They had to be of a
particular design - The Hogweed!

The link above is a stencil,
but mine were done freehand and with
nothing to copy .. !! Just the design
I had in my head , and she wanted them done
in a dark Blue.

She LOVED THEM, and I am over the moon!!

What do you think???

Monday, 17 December 2012

Dreaming of France Meme ---Further than Paris but still France ..

My blogger friend Paulita from the blog
An Accidental Blog is doing a weekly meme
and I have decided to try it too!!

Back in August 2010
I took a trip to the Lot Valley,
to stay with a lady |I met through blogging.

I took the train from Paris to Cahors
passing through some lovely places.

After arriving in Cahors, we took the bus to Cadrieu.

Photos taken from the bus

On the bus, along side the Lot River.

Enjoy !!!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

September and an afternoon at Williams F1 Conference Centre..

With my friend Linda.

Entering the factory grounds, I came across a new Topiary, which
won  a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower show.

Below is the Topiary outside the Williams F1 Conference Centre..

An Italian nursery made the model for Ferrari but Williams bought it,
changed the shape of car to reflect their own car design.

It took two and half years for the plants to weave around the metal frames.
The 11 ft car is made from six plants and each 6ft high mechanic is made from two.

Twice a year,
staff at Williams get the chance
to watch the race in
Williams F1 Conference Centre,
with Breakfast or Lunch,
and tour of the museum.

And as my husband is on the team and always
at the races ,
he gets tickets that I can use, without
him being there!!

My friend Linda, works there, just as
I used to , (well I am still on the books,) so
we have seen the museum and the Technology
and Trophy rooms , quite a few times.
But it is still a treat to go as a guest, rather
than being a hostess!!

and us in the simulator!!!

This year was Sir Frank Williams 70th Birthday ..

and this was an amazing card given to him ..

I couldn't get it all in ... :-(

I do have lots more photos , I might put them up, but
this is about two friends having fun :-)

Thanks to my hubby.:-)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Found this little gem ......

sitting on the shelf of the store room
in the Charity shop I work in.

Only came in yesterday !!

Put some lights around and I have my
own twinkling tower :-)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Twinkling Christmas card holder ....

Just took all my postcards off, added the lights
and hey ho , It is a sparkly Christmas Card holder ,,
and my little
Joyeuses fetes heart from my friend Sarah.

My new Angel .

Simple easy Salad - Chicken and Bacon ....

Chicken Breast

I put the chicken and bacon in the oven and cooked.. Bacon comes out nice
and crispy.  Once cooked , cut the Chicken into pieces and break the bacon up.

Arrange your other ingredients as you wish , add the Chicken and Bacon pieces
and dress with a Balsamic dressing ..

Simply Delicious, easy and quick too.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Window Dressing ....

Today I had to dress the window
with the tree and gifts,
at the charity shop ,
I am a volunteer in ..

First time for everything LOL ..
I hope the Regional Manageress likes it !!!