Thursday, 24 July 2014

Thank you!

Thank you so much for each one of your
lovely comments on my last post
(birthday post)
You are all so kind :-)

I'm waaay behind plus we have been away a few days's been lovely (happy sigh :-))

I hope to catch up with you all soon
Much love
Tracey xxx

Friday, 18 July 2014

birthday girl

Hello lovely family and friends!

Yesterday was my official birthday but as our family couldn't make it yesterday we had a get together a couple of weekends ago... so I kind of have two birthdays to share with you.

I hope you have a drink and something that can stand in for birthday cake... ready?
Here we go...

Son, daughter, son-in-law, Little Miss and Young Master got up early and traveled down to Somerset so that they could accompany us to church. Little Miss declared the best part was going up the front to help hold a bucket (and no, I can't remember story as I was entranced my grand children)!

We had lunch and cake...!...

...and presents :-)

This was a joint pressie; a photo taken by my lovely talented daughter of her children sitting outside a cafe drinking apple juice. Clever son suggested that they had it printed on to a stretched canvas for me and it's now proudly on display in the sitting room.
I LOVE it so much :-)
It is so perfectly posed yet not posed at all.
And it has a wonderful retro/vintagey quality about it don't you think?

Yummy! A double batch gluten and dairy free lemon drizzle cake made lovingly by my daughter... this was taken before the candles were added.
Luckily for me there was enough left over to freeze 12 slices :-)

Lunch was followed by a trip to the station in Minehead to see Thomas and friends and then on to Blenheim Gardens cafè for a drink and play...

It was such a lovely day :-)

And then we come to yesterday...
Lots of lovely phone calls, texts and facebook messages, parcels, gifts and cards... I felt very blessed (still do :-))

Lovely Husband, Bertie and I went out for the day first visiting Heddon Valley...

...with a gorgeous walk down to Heddon's Mouth. It is a wide and well maintained path that slopes downhill gently making it suitable for all ages.  (see here)

Followed by a picnic lunch and a walk around Arlington Court gardens and grounds (see here). I have no photos of this as I was well and truly overwhelmed by this time. Luckily we had a blanket with us and I was able to rest and recuperate in the shade. It's an Aspie thing (Asperger) where my brain can no longer deal with all the sensory information it was being bombarded with. It's not a problem as long as I'm with someone like Lovely Husband who understands the urgent need for quiet and rest.

We traveled back home over our beautiful, colourful Exmoor to a scrumptious dinner and bubbly in the garden...


There is still a present to come but I'll tell you about that a week our two after has arrived...I shall say no more for now.

Yes tis me with the short hair...I've had it like this for nearly a year now but i do really like the photo of me at the top on side...I will update it one day :-)

Thank you for sharing my birthdays with me :-)
Tracey xxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hello dear friends :-)

Get ready for lots of photos of the wild flower bank...

And from a distance it looks such a small area. Hopefully next year we will have managed to extend it :-)

It is mesmerising to stand there and gaze at it.

Tracey xxx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A little update

Hello Lovelies
This is a quick update!
I told myself I wasn't going to publish another post until I finish one of the many projects I've told you about but it's been so long since the last one and I've been missing you... sigh.

Well I have been busy...honestly!
I have finished and posted two little pouch bags and one largish mandala doily thingy
- all gifts and I didn't take photos as I was racing to get them wrapped and posted.
I'm sure you know how it is...

I have achieved loads more little stitches on the vintage hexies quilt but have slowed down as it is too warm to have on my lap.

I haven't got as far as I'd hoped with my first skein of the green lace yarn. 
I took both photos with my tablet... you wouldn't believe the shawly thing below is actual a beautiful green!

I'll reveal more later :-)

I have been working hard in the garden and in our village churchyard. I must remember to take a photo of the gorgeous wild flower bank that Lovely Husband and i have been tending - it's glorious.

Take care Lovelies, thank you for visiting me, it's been lovely to see you.

Tracey xxx