Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We're back on-line......

......touch wood! and it didn't take as long as we thought it would. So what have we been doing whilst we've been off line? More painting and decorating and moving of furniture. Plus a lot of de-cluttering, re-cycling and boxing up and storing lots of things that we somehow don't want to part with but don't use very often. There have been trips to the local skip, B&Q and Ikea.

We've been working in the garden when possible but the rain has made it difficult to achieve very much!

There were lots of butterflies around on the sunny days

The Japanese anenomies are in flower - the pink ones always open first - the white ones are still in bud.

I've also been reading

Watching beautiful night skies

and the latest Harry Potter film - now showing at our city museum

Also trying, unsuccessfully, to repel gorgeous but unwanted visitors

Oh, Casper!

It's good to be back although I've got a lot to catch up on so I'll be popping along to visit everyone and reading about what you have been up to over the next few days.


  1. Hi Rosie! Glad to have you back!
    Your garden look really great and green with all the rain you had!..mine looks like a desert..

  2. Hi Rosie,

    Welcome back!

    My Mum has buddleia in her garden and she told me that it always attracts the butterflies.

    The new Harry Potter film is on my list of things to do, but I was thinking of waiting until the children go back to school so that I can enjoy it in peace!

    Marie x

  3. Hi there!
    I have 'Marianna too but not got round to reading it yet. I love persephone books, have you seen the link 'persephone post'? a little gem posted every day!

  4. Thanks for your comments Rosie. Glad you had such happy holidays down here. Let's hope the ferry doesn't close. Lovely to see butterflies and flowers despite the rain.
    Cal x

  5. Nice to see you back!
    I just let my mum borrow 'Mariana' and she loved it!

  6. Good to have you back...The Harry Potter film is on my list too...

  7. Is Casper yours?? A most handsome cat! And your garden looks lovely, even with the rain.

    I loved Harry Potter! So much, I've seen it twice!! And do go see Julie and Julia when you get the chance. It's delightful and you will swear Meryl Streep IS Julia Child!!

  8. Hi Rosie
    Glad you are back on line. I love that sky. That would match my blog perfectly!! Casper is a beautiful cat.
    I went to see Harry Potter last weekend. I really enjoyed it and thought it was the best one yet but I was sad the see the Weasley's house get burnt down. I love that house.

  9. Glad you're back! Enjoyed your photos and really know how to enjoy life!

  10. We'd have settled for back, but back with a stunning vengeance is a bonus.

  11. Hi Rosie,:D...glad your back on-line.
    I love all the beautiful lavenders in your lovely garden.
    Maybe now that your to-do list is done around the house, you can go outside and play again...
    Be Well, Be Happy Pam

  12. I leave you alone for 2 minutes and you go and break things!!! Any way, glad you are up and running. You need to move to Norfolk. We have had nothing but sunshine for 2 weeks - unbelievable!!! Your garden is looking really lovely. xxx

  13. What is your secret with the Japanese Anenomies? I have some but one died and the other is looking poorly bad!

  14. Thanks for all your comments
    michela, nice to be back - hope your garden gets some rain soon:)

    Marie, you wil enjoy the film - there were only a few of us in the little theatre at the museum so it was quite peaceful:)

    Lyn, I'll have to find that link as I hadn't seen it - Persephone books are usually a good read and so pretty too:)

    Cal, Keeping my fingers crossed for the ferry:)

    Sal, hope you read it too? Glad your Mum enjoyed it - I did:)

    Duchess - hope you get to sse the film soon

    Pamela - no Casper isn't ours but I think he has hopes - he tries so hard to get in. I'll look our for the film with Meryl Streep - she is wonderful isn't she?:)

    Susie, yes the loss of the Weasley house was sad - I too loved the house:)

    Teresa - nice to see you back from blueberrying - glad you liked the photos:)

    Dave - how kind you are:)

    Pam - still a bit to do with the house but we have a holiday coming up soon:)

    Diane - I know - I need you to keep me out of trouble - glad you are back and that you had a great holiday:)

    valerie - I've no idea - they just seem to grow here and they have been moved a couple of times too - the pink ones have spread so much over the last year - the white ones haven't done quite as well:)