Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Surely Not One Week

Can't believe it's a whole week since I last posted. Ugh! Doesn't seem possible. Alas, 'tis true and I have to accept that it was a busy week and didn't leave me much time for my daily ramblings. As such, be prepared, this post may well be a really longggg one.

First of all, I went into the garden this morning and couldn't believe how pretty the roses are looking. I'm loving these very pale yellows and pinks.And this was my garden last week after some summer rain. Just the odd shower. Perfect for the "hydrate" word for the HS|MS photo blog today.
Sunshine and showers is the predominant weather at the moment. Although the showers are kind and hold off until after sun down. The days are long and full of pretty white fluffy clouds that let the sun peak through every now and then. I love it. Not too hot, not too cold. I like to feel the warm sunshine on my face when I'm out. It just makes me feel happy. I don't like to think of the sun has cancer causing ugh! The sun is happy. The sun is life giving. Most of the past week was spent between working, baking and painting.
My twins just celebrated their 21st birthday. Perfect excuse to cook some cupcakes. Yum! And they were really good.
They all disappeared very fast. I got the recipe from allrecipes.com. Love, love that website. Get loads of great recipes from there. Not that I often cook or bake these days but when I need to do something different or want a new take on an old recipe, it's definitely one of the best websites for recipes.

We had a super lovely day at my parents to celebrate the twins birthday. All of my kids were there which is rare these days as they are scattered about the south-east and have reasonably busy lives.

It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone seemed to have a fun, relaxing afternoon. Coral and Jorja were utter delights as always. My niece and granddaughter. Just 6 months between them and they just toddle around Mum's garden. Playing with each other.
Sometimes ignoring each other. Looking at the wonders a Summer garden contains. They love all the little figurines scattered in the flower beds. Like finding fairies in the garden. Just a joy beyond words to watch.

Yesterday I spent the day with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Of course, I totally spoiled little Jorgy. Got her some little bits and pieces she utterly loves as well as a nice little camping chair and parasol for when they go away later in the Summer. I can't say enough how proud I am of my son and his wife. I couldn't ask for better parents for my granddaughter. They're so wonderful with her. Her mum is just extraordinary considering she's so young.
She's a lovely little mum and is so practical as well as loving with Jorja. It's a real joy to watch them together.

So the rest of the week, I'm going to catch up with some work. Going to clean the flat this afternoon. Go for a long walk and maybe sit in the sun for a little while. And hopefully get some painting done in the next few days.


Rach said...

Your garden looks lovely but not as nice as those yummy cup cakes. x

etteY said...

great photos! you all look sooooo happy!

*~Niki~* said...

Hey Di
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I am starting to heal already yay!
Your photos are really awesome, I love the rose one. Perhaps you could give me some tips some time.

Shannon said...

Love your hydrate and the rest of your photos!