Sunday, 11 April 2010

Lace and Loveliness

Yesterday I went to visit my parents and to give my Mum her weekly bath. Quite unusually my youngest decided to come with me. After bathtime we all sat around the kitchen table and Dad made a pot of tea, we all chatted and laughed and spent lovely time with each other.

Just before we left my youngest reminded me that last time we were down we had planned to see if my Mums wedding dress fitted her. Mum and Dad married back in August 1952, it was a double wedding with her twin sister and both had identical dresses made my Dad's youngest sister.

As you can see above, 58 years on it still looks old-fashionably beautiful and I truly have to admit (although I wouldnt wish married life on her for at least another 10 years!) it did make me go all mushy to see her looking so lovely!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Ladybird, Ladybird Fly Away Home...

Not a great fan of wee creepy crawlies but I have to admit to adoring LadyBirds! On Thursday I was wallpapering a feature wall in my dining room and while wandering the garden for a well earned break between strips, I discovered these two shiny little beauties guarding the tender new shoots on my Spotted Laurel

Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter Treats

The Easter Bunny excelled himself this year and decided to colour my weekend with adorable little spring blooms and my favourite tipple, Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum. I have enjoyed being a grown-up this Easter!