Friday, October 31, 2014

Potato topping

Still a favourite contender... Becca always has either potato or bacon on her pizza. Nothing has changed in 10 years.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A little something

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
~ Peter Marshall

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Primary school concert

Rebecca's primary school years are coming to a close...
just over a month to go.  It was an emotional evening...

Monday, October 27, 2014


Delicious breakfast after church yesterday...

with a swim later! Practicing her handstand, as you can see.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend together

Wayne has been working long hours this week and I am really looking forward to this weekend!!
Sunshine, coffee, slippers, my people... all good!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My bowl of oranges

This is currently my favourite... am chopping up 3 or 4 of them daily. 
I have almost finished eating my way through a enormous packet of oranges!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A good walk


We saw bunnies. The last time we saw enormous porcupines.

My favourite walk-buddy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

a little bread

My parents visited yesterday with a warm round of bread! A welcome late afternoon visit, just at that hour where you are looking for a nibble. Homemade is the best!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Have a blessed weekend!

"Rest and be thankful"  ~ William Wordsworth

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


There is something lovely about pausing with a pot of tea.

"Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!"  ~ Agatha Christie

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the garden

We have had lovely weather over the last few days... which leads me to the garden.  And a few things were ready for the picking.

Broadbeans and leeks (the leeks always need much washing)

The small blueberry bushes actually have fruit... enough to go in my breakfast bowl.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The last few days...


Strawberry picking...

Driving in the country...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nostalgic moment

This girl is my favourite.  Today we went to Ratanga Junction Theme Park
and she went on all the crazy rides several times.  We also walked around a bit looking at
 the rides that she use to love as a toddler... a nostalgic moment.
So when we got home I went through a few old pics... 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Arrival in Port

What a treat!  Watched my brother arrive from a fishing trip!

There he is!

Chatting to my dad.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A summery weekend

Lovely hot weather meant time in the water
I made a jug of Berry Iced Tea
A cold salad of avocado and crab

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A fair picture

'Since you should know something about me, I have asked the Reverend Simon Simpless, of St Hilda's Church near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk to write to you.  He has known me since I was a child and is fond of me. 
I have asked Lady Bella Taunton to provide a reference for me too.  We were fire wardens together during the Blitz and she wholeheartedly dislikes me. 
Between the two of them, you may get a fair picture of my character.'

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
~ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

La Ville Lumiere

Wayne is in Paris and I am not.  Enough said.