Wednesday 29 September 2010

Our Rosemary with her Cobwebs & Flowers .................

Well lets begin why I've not been blogging - since last friday we have all, at different intervals over the weekend, had a sickness & the other bug :(

Not pleasant as I seemed to be getting away with it when on monday I came down with the sickness part
except it seemed to attack my whole body (maybe something to do with my operation and still supposed to be doing nothing !)
Today I feel much better but have an awful taste in my mouth .. like metal ? any clues anyone?


I looked outside and saw beautiful cobwebs all around .... strange as it's a gloomy day.

Our Rosemary with her Cobwebs !

And my day then got better

 Then there was a tap at the door and it was our postman with a parcel for me ....
when I came to open it  .... out came a beautiful card with fresh flowers inside.
I have never seen anything so gorgeous - it was from my special Aunties (who are sisters)...

A beautiful Flowercard

Thank you God for bringing us true delights .

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Coffee Morning with THE LEPROSY MISSION

What an enjoyable morning I had today - every
 tuesday I go to our
 Churches Together 'Hope' Coffee morning - today it had a
twist as we visited by James Grieg,our area co-ordinator
for The Leprosy Mission.He showed 2 dvds which were
 very moving ..... one was about a young boy called
Sanjaya  who is 13 year old & is from Nepal who lives in constant pain BUT never complains.
I would be overjoyed if some of my new blog friends would visit
the website 
and read about the wonderful
 work that they do - maybe even thinking if they could do something to help.
I had a copy of the book ' The Island' by Victoria Hislop 
(what an amazing read) which was set
in Greece on the island of Spinalonga and was centered
around leprosy - my idea was that we would pass
 the book aroundand when you had read it,write 
your name in the front & pay £1.
We only started this 3 weeks ago & only had one copy .....
if only I had thought of it earlier.
as we still managed to raise £7.Overall today we raised  £100.

Thanks for reading

Monday 20 September 2010

Baking Delight .. Our Mother-In-Laws Madeira Cake

What a lovely time I had baking with my girls
yesterday - we made a Nigella cake called

' My Mother-In-Laws Madeira cake' 

and were thrilled when it came out of the oven
and looked something like the cake that was in the book !!
The girls both said ' take a photo and put it on your Blog ' ...........
 so I am doing what my 4 & 5 year old 
told me to do !! 
and it tastes delicious

Our Mother-In-Law's Madeira Cake

Sunday 19 September 2010


This not only one of my favourite songs but also my girls - who know every word much so their
Grandma is making them a ' Coat of many Colours' each and it will be sewn with love.

Linking to Sunday Song

Sunday morning without the girls ....... but with Hope Faith & Charity

This morning has been strange as the girls stayed at their Nana's ( my mum who is 83 years young) 
 last night - she took them to our Churches Together Harvest Supper.Having just spoken to them before they left for church it seemed they had a wondeful time ...... beetle drive, pie & peas ( not keen !) and going to bed late ( liked ) & generally being spoilt ...... Nana's creams,perfume,lotions & potions etc.
What precious times these are. 

It seems very quite ...... I have just listened to my favourite sunday radio programme with Aled Jones.This inspired me to take a photo of my favourite picture or should I say of Victorian craft work ' HOPE FAITH & CHARITY.

And the best news on this sunday morning is I may be able to drive next wednesday after a check up with my doctor.Yippee

Wednesday 15 September 2010

All Things Bright and Beautiful all Creatures Great and Small

What a beautiful day - it makes all the difference to wake up and see that its going to be
bright.It makes me think of the hymn - 'All things bright and beautiful all
creatures great and small' .... even the cows looked happy this morning !

Saturday 11 September 2010

Thought this was My Anniversary Present ..............

Mr Lumb came home with a beautiful Dolls House and I was so Happy .......... until he told me he had bought it to sell.How disappointed I was.

So I thought before it went to another home ( whenever that might be) I thought I would share some photos of it.I have insisted it must go to a good home !

It has wonderful old furniture which is probably older than the house ...... some Art Deco, pretty iron beds & so much more.
Hope you like this as much as I do. xx