Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Moon

These roses are giving a lovely show in the garden this year and the lavender colour is even prettier as they age...

'When the rose is faded
Memory may still dwell on'

~  When the rose is faded by Walter de la Mare


Friday, November 23, 2012


The evidence...

Still more garden trimmings to chop up and stick into bags...
We have been swamped by Garden Spring Cleaning and trying to set a tranquil climate at home conducive to exam studies.  We will begin over the next few days to come up for air - yippee - and will be starting to enjoy the summer, meeting friends and planning our seaside trip... and hopefully a lot more blogging.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A determined pursuit

"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness
go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits."
~  R. Brault

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My daughter the baker

She is coming along in the kitchen.  It was made from scratch, she covered her bowl with dough delicately with a blanket and let it rise in a warm, happy place... and it was delicious!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The things children say

Rebecca:  'I have to do an oral with a boy'
Me: 'Who?'
Rebecca: 'The new kid.  He is short and his tongue hangs out.'
Me, trying not to laugh: 'God put you together for a reason, I'm sure you'll make a great team.'
Rebecca: 'Urrgg... Grizzly Bear!'
Me:  'Why would you call him a Grizzly Bear?'
Rebecca, indignantly: 'Me not him!'

Boy, did I laugh... my daughter the Grizzly...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thinking about Christmas

It's time to begin thinking about Christmas ideas... we love this time of year.  This
is the yummiest cheesy Christmas tree I have seen!

I simply have to make this Chocolate Pie for dessert, real soon!

Rebecca will love this.  A very cute Christmas gift.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Amid whatever failure, believe!

'Every one on this earth should believe, amid whatever madness or moral failure, that his life and temperament have some object on the earth. Every one on the earth should believe that he has something to give to the world which cannot otherwise be given.'

~ G K Chesterton

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scones with my mother

She baked scones and made the chunky fig jam... figs are quintessentially summer fruit, so it was warm sunshine in my mouth!