Sunday, April 28, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week Seventeen

Some of the things I have seen this week that have made me smile........

1.  Wallflowers and flowers on walls - both photos taken at Cromford Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire

 2. Growth in our greenhouse - courgettes and tomatoes on the way!


 3. Shadows - images of an industrial past,  photos taken at Cromford Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire in brilliant sunshine after a really heavy downpour of rain.


 4. 34 years -a little celebration for our anniversary which included a trip out to somewhere we last visited on my birthday in 2008 - some images of the day below and a more detailed post to follow.
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Link to  Little Birdie  where  '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share. 

32 comments:

  1. What a great week! I recognise where you went for your day out, we last went there in 2007 so I'm looking forward to your post so I can see it again :)

    I noticed the wall flowers at Cromford Mill when we called in yesterday, and in the wider area too - all the spring flowers have suddenly appeared. I think we appreciated them more as we had to wait longer this year!

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    1. We were there on Saturday too! Probably at a different time. We had a late lunchtime sandwich in the cafe on the other side of the road near the wharf before walking over to look what was happening at the mill. We were on our way home - the longer way - after spending the morning in Ikea near Eastwood:)

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    2. Sounds nice. We just popped in around midday to pick up an Arkwright Duck for someone, we didn't stay for long as we were on our way to Lumsdale for a walk.

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  2. I forgot to say - Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I love wallflowers - so welcome just now. Your courgettes are coming on apace! I like the shadows pics - especially the first one. Have a lovely week. Abby x

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    1. Thanks! The courgettes were bought as little plants in early March and kept indoors for a few weeks before they went into the greenhouse:)

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  4. Wow, courgette flowers already! I haven't even planted mine yet.
    Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks! We bought the courgettes as little plants and kept them indoors for a few weeks before putting them in the greenhouse:)

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  5. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.
    Xxx

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  6. Happy anniversary! I love the industrial metalwork photos.

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    1. Thanks! I was pleased with the shadows on those:)

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  7. Congratulations to you both - 34 years is a fantastic achievement. Lovely photos as ever - I am intrigued to see where you went. xx

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    1. Thanks - just don't know where the time has gone! I took too many photos as usual so it will take a while to sort them out but my birthday post of 2008 will give you a clue:)

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  8. Nope, I've not worked it out either yet. Look forward to finding out where you went.. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you! I will post more later:)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! I love flowers that grow on walls. We only have railings and wood pannelled fencing which means its impossible to have the use of a wall as a flower display.
    June

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    1. Thanks! I kept spotting flowers and plants growing in walls all weekend:)

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  10. Definately sounds like a good week. Happy Aniversary!

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    1. Thank you, we had a busy but happy weekend:)

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  11. Happy anniversary. Looking forward to the post about where you went as the collage looks intriguing! Your veggies are doing well! Love the shadow collage of items at Cromford Mill. I think there were spinners demonstrating lately and I would have liked to have gone there myself. I'm still making a list of places I would like to visit if only the weather would improve. I'm not someone who likes walking in the drizzle and the wind!

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    1. Thank you! There were some Georgian style fabric makers at Cromford in costume the day we went - apparently the shop selling their wares is permanently on site. I'm not one for walking in drizzle and wind either:)

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  12. Happy anniversary Rosie, lovely pics.

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  13. Congratulations on your anniversary! Lovely to see the tomatoes and courgettes growing so well. I wish I was still growing wallflowers, I've lost mine over the years and I must replace them.

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    1. We have wallflowers in the front garden at home but they are the yellow/brown ones - I love the pink ones we saw at Cromford:)

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  14. what a lovely post series. we have been out of the circuit (Mums fault) but delighted to have the chance to visit again. Love Mr Darcy, Mr Bingley and Helen xxx

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    1. Glad to see you back here Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley and with you mum too - I have been reading about your familiar frontiers:)

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  15. Belated Happy Anniversary! Those wallflowers are lovely - it's a while since I've been to Cromford and I decided I must go again soon after seeing Tony Robinson's Walking Through History when he visited this area.

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    1. Thanks, Rowan. I really enjoyed Tony Robinson's history walks especially the Derwent Valley one. We pass through Cromford quite often on our way to Chesterfield so always stop for a coffee break at the mill on our way:)

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  16. Lovely post - surprised to see how well your tomatoes and courgettes are growing - and as for wallflowers - well, mine haven't grown well at all this year they are practically stunted - hey ho.

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    1. We kept the tomato and courgette plants indoors for ages this year because of the weather before they went into the greenhouse. I loved the pink wall flowers, ours are the yellow/brown ones and we have loads in our front garden which have taken over a bit since we lost a bush that they used to struggle to grow near:)

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