( My Dream Garden!)
Where on earth has the last week or two gone?
I cannot believe my last post was nearly two weeks ago, and I must apologise dear readers - I have no excuse other than life just seemed to be busier than usual, having both husband and daughter around all day.
(just love these pink shelves filled with vintage china)
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post about my kitchen - it was great fun reading all your comments, and I'm only sorry that I havent yet managed to reply to you via visiting your blogs in the usual way - I shall have lots to catch up with your latest posts!
Special thanks to those caring bloggers who know I usually post regularly and who left messages to say hope everything is alright as I had'nt posted in a while - I am so touched, you are so kind and it is very much appreciated.
(I love these turquoise painted walls full of interesting works of art, and those rose tiles are wonderful!)
And a huge "welcome" to my new followers, who may well have already abandoned me and I can't say I blame them, as I have posted zippo since they "followed"!
I hope to get back to my normal schedule next week with Bella doing her work experience at a local prmiary school, and Mr G working, so I should be able to slot in my blogging again as normal - and I have missed it so!
( I love this classic scandinavian style bedroom - so pretty and restful)
So what's been going on here in the land of Gillyflower?
On the "important news" front -
Bella has finished her GCSE exams - YAY!!!!
A Prom / Ball has been attended
Mr G has a new job - YAY!!!!
(love these bright patchwork cushions and those colourful candlesticks)
And as for the rest - hard to remember to be honest, but amongst many things.......
I've had long busy days in the garden working on the vegetable plot - I have been working hard to get everything in the ground that wasnt in but should have been and every day the watering seems to take for ever now the sun is back with us.
Lots of pruning and cutting back of shrubs, wall climbers and the grape vine
(Pink walls! And fancy Plates - love it!)
I've cut the grass several times including today, and even trimmed the edges as a welcome home for Mr G who has been away this week - the lawn is usually his territory even though he has a worker to cut it (me), but he will spend hours slavishly over-applying weed and moss killer so the lawn has huge, unsightly brown and black patches, and then he spends more time and money applying grass greener to make what grass there is left greener.
(love these amazing yellow patterned stairs!)
a new gate has been installed (oh what joy that was - the usual DIY nightmare - what should have been a straight forward job of taking one gate down and in its place installing a taller one turned into a two day job! I will spare you the details)
(Wonderful country kitchen - love the soft green of the cabinets)
And the rest of the time has been spent doing just "the usual" - cooking and cleaning and.......oh, you know how it goes!
(this sofa and cushions looks so inviting - love the greens with the shot of purple)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - and I hope to resume normal service next week!!
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