Thursday, 29 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
This was taken in 1986 and is my daughter Rosie, wire haired dachshund Geordie and me walking near our home in Cornwall. I just love it and it makes me so happy looking at it and remembering how Rosie wouldn't go anywhere without her woolly hat with a rabbit on the top!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
which overlooked one of the pools.I straight away started on the box of chocolates
and look at this beautiful bouquet which was also for me.
All the wives who were accompanying their husbands at this business conference were given a beauty treatment of their choice on the first day (I chose an anti ageing facial) then I explored the beautiful grounds.
This plaque was provided by the Jane Austen society and there are always fresh flowers here.
This is the oldest restaurant in Winchester where we had lunch.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
At the moment I am reading 'Roots' by Alex Haley and can't put it down! Next in line is 'Life Class' by Diana Athill which I bought after seeing her interviewed on TV a couple of weeks ago.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
I think the TV programme I have probably enjoyed the most was 'All Creatures Great and Small'. I used to look forward all week to another episode of this every Sunday evening (I think I was secretly in love with Tristan too).
Day 01 - Your favourite song
Day 02 - Your favourite movie
Day 03 - Your favourite TV programme
Day 04 - Your favourite book
Day 05 - Your favourite quote
Day 06 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 - A photo that you took
Day 10 - A photo of you taken over 10 years ago
Day 11 - A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - A fanfic
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture etc.)
Day 18 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - This month, in great detail
Day 28 - This year, in great detail
Day 29 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 1 Favourite Song
How on earth can one narrow this down to one song? There are so many but I have always loved 'Moonlight Seranade' (I know, not actually a song!)
Can I add two more?
James Taylor's 'You've Got A Friend'
and Emmylou Harris singing 'Here, There and Everywhere'
Friday, 9 July 2010
and 'The Siesta'
Of course, it is well known that he was a very troubled man. I find this painting ('At Eternity's Gate') haunting as he produced this in the last year of his life.
On 27th July 1890 Van Gogh shot himself in the chest and died two days later from his wounds. His brother reported his last words to be "La tristesse durera toujours" (the sadness will last forever).
I bought the single record of Don McLean's song 'Vincent' in 1972. Here it is on youtube, it never ceases to bring a tear to my eye.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
The bedroom is more or less finished. I took my inspiration from all the lovely blossom we had a few months ago and an eiderdown I already had so decided to have mostly pink and blue in there. The walls were painted in F & B's 'Dimity' which I think has a pinky tinge to it (husband said it looked like Magnolia!). I painted the floorboards white (4 coats!) and added 2 rugs we already had plus a new one. The blinds are off white and I added paper flowers to the tabs on the cream Ikea curtains.
The fireplace came from a salvage yard and I painted it white, whilst the hearth tiles were already there (underneath an old carpet). The what-not in the corner was painted in F & B's French Grey and is ideal to display some of my commerative china from Porthleven. The pink floor lamp was a bargain from Ikea at £9.99.It's a very light and sunny room and I am really pleased with the result.