things to smile about – week 38

Its Friday, its early and its time for…. Friday Smiles!  If you fancy sharing whats made you smile this week then clicky this here LINK to visit Annie’s lovely blog A Stitch in Time for more information. I warn you though it will make you smile, laugh and giggle your head off. Last Saturday gave me so many smiles my face began to ache. The reason being I finally got to meet a special lady and her family who live in Australia but had come over to the UK for a short visit. Veronica is my hubbys second cousin who

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52 weeks of happy – 50/52

Well i think i have come rather late to this lovely idea. Its hosted by Jen at Little birdie   I’ve only just found out about it via another lovely blog called thistlebear. I’m presuming that it may go on for another 52 weeks so here is my first post and some photos of things that have made me happy this last week. We met these eight lovely people for the first time over the weekend. They are relatives or ‘rellies’ as they call them of my husbands who live in Australia and are over here on a short holiday. We had

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Family restoration

I’ve been researching ancestors a little less distant recently such as my late father and his World War 2 records.  Back in January i came across some photos of him in uniform which i’d had for years without realising as they were in the left along with all the rest of the junk up there.  It was a real thrill to find these but one of them had a few creases and spot marks but weren’t bad considering they are 70 years old now.   So i thought i’d have a go at restoring this picture using some software.  

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the magpie in me

Its true I am a magpie. I love small, bright, sniny and especially silver objects. Trouble is i cant afford to collect pure silver but have found items which are just as beautiful but are silver plated pewter instead. Behold the beauty of these little darlings Its a pig pin cushion which forms the lid of a very small box which you could keep your pins in. Its approx 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Around the box sides it reads “You can’t make silk out of a sows ear”   I got it from eBay and paid a bit more

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Whats on your workdesk? Wednesday 221

As you can see my workdesk is tidy. (Sorry i know how much that might offend you lot) It is also boring. This is because… *dramatic pause* I am a lapsed crafter!! *gasps of horror* Yes i can finally admit that i have not done any crafting for months now.  Phew, that feels good. Instead i have been reading, gardening and doing some family history. I can feel the stirrings of something crafty though so watch this space and have a fab week. Now go visit more fun and interesting desks by clicking HERE Gill x

Fridays smiles – the sky and the earth

Hello all you lovely bloggers, its good to be back sharing my Friday Smiles again. I’ve had a bit of a break to do some heavy duty family history and it has paid dividends. I may share some of my findings soon on my blog, it has blown me away and made me grateful to be living in the 21st century (is that a teaser or what?) So, as the title suggests my smiles this week have come from above and below.   Okay i expect you are wondering why i have a photo of lots of black with a

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Herb garden UPDATE

I have a feeling that the garlic chive seeds i bought may have been duff as they still have not shown themselves so i have re-used those pots and thinned out my basil plants. I am so pleased with how these are doing and now my two pots of seeds have become eight pots of basil plus a few more i have re-planted in my lavender tubs. I figure they should go together okay and make very pleasantly smelly pots. My marjoram is growing well and the chive cutting has now split into two bulbs so i may give one

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