Sunday, 18 November 2012

A little bit of Autumn and an old birdcage.

I have just spent ages raking leaves, shades of gold and yellow all around

The sun is shining 
Here are a few pics from my garden 
                                                                 Lovely toadstools
An Autumn/Winter Clematis called Freckles
It has lovely nodding flowers that hang down
There is still a lot of colour around

 Winter flowering Jasmin
Lots of berries

and even the odd Dandylion
And finally, as they say, I was rummaging in the loft and found this bircage, I thought it might look nice with some fairy lights in, unless you have any better ideas ?
 I'm not sure about the blue bits either
Thanks to all who sent kind words yesterday it meant a lot 
Have a lovely week where ever you are
Cate x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Remembering Noel

 Yesterday would have been my sons 22nd Birthday I don't normally like to share this sadness but I know many of you have also experienced these awful feelings I'm having at the moment. I also know in a few days life will be back to some kind of normal again, but for a few hours I can't help but wonder what life would have been like. We lost our twin daughter at 6 weeks and 2 years later Noel died at birth.My other children have always been my inspiration to carry on.
 We are so lucky to have them.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

I couldn't let the day pass without a simple message of rememberance

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Scottie brooch

 A lovely suprise gift from Tam at A Treasured Past and as promised it now resides on my new Winter duffel coat
I also received a pretty tile neckless, in the tile was a vintage stamp which was franked a few days after my Wedding Day which made it even better, go over and take a look at Tams lovely stuff you won't be dissappointed.
 Cate x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Just call me Orinoco

I like to see myself as a bit of a womble I hate to throw away anything that may be of use. 
For those of you who are not familier with these lovable creatures they are the original eco warriors, they reside in burrows on Wimbledon Common and are difficult to spot.

My womble moment came when son bought a box of mince pies, his girlfriend who's Canadian hadn't had the pleasure of tasting one before.
Those little silver dishes what a waste to throw them away I thought.
First I tried a couple of ideas

OOh dear they don't look brillient do they ?
but then
I put them onto my fairylights on the dresser.
I thought they looked ok, not sure everyone else did even called them "tacky" what a cheek  :)
but my apron says

Well it's back to school tomorrow hope your all well and happy
bye for now
Cate x