Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Friday, 20 June 2014

Midsummers Eve..In The Garden *~*

Such a beautiful time of year...


Lazy Maisie...


As I sat eating by breakfast this morning I heard this...

A beautiful hot air balloon gently wafted over my garden all I could hear was the sound of the gas burner...magical
We shall be celebrating tonight..Thea xx (Thank you all for your kind words and hello to my new followers)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Double Busy!! *~*

Ooooh it has been a busy time in my house...after a wonderful few days away (just Fin and I )
My daughter's little girls had their christening this weekend...
I made the cake....top tier sponge cake.. bottom tier fruit
It was a little tricky as it had to travel ...so wooden skewers had to be inserted

I made them Angels...

embroidered their petticoats....
They were as good as gold.....Bless xx

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A Visit to a very Unstately House....*~*

Calke Abbey,Derbyshire is a very unstately house....we paid Calke a visit a few weekends ago
The servants had long gone.. the house had been left in its state of decline, the owner had run low on his luck and his funds, no family to inherit his house and land....(he left it to the NT )
It was fascinating to see rooms full of furniture not in any order but just stored as ( junk )
Books everywhere...
Children's chairs just left in a corner along with the hip bath...
Toys just left... looking just like the little person had popped out for something and would be back any minute...
The dining room has been renovated to show how grand the house had been in its heyday...( NT image )


The grounds were vast and sweeping ...Cowslips growing as far as the eye can see...
Garden buildings packed full of the past....
A family of Scarecrows waiting for their" big day"...
dilapidated hot house....
Glass houses full of Geraniums...

A theatre of Auricular dancing in the sun ....
A house full of questions and home full of the past...fascinating
Thea xx

Friday, 9 May 2014

Garden in May and a walk in the Bluebell Woods*~*

Although it is windy and wet here today I took these photos a few days ago...

Front garden...
Back garden...


The Daffodils have long gone in the pots..so I shall put them in the garden for next year...

Sweet peas are in the wash tub this year....
 I have painted the little shed at last...
Maisie enjoying the spring sunshine....
A little Jenny Wren has made a tiny nest in the Clematis...
I have sown my Countryfile free seeds so fingers crossed...



Back garden Bluebells....


Bluebells in my local woods...( we went for a walk on Sunday morning )







Well I just had to do a post about Bluebells....thats my name!



 I have made some Lemon curd ( Delia Smith)..my first attempt so very pleased....
Happy Weekend Whatever The Weather....Thea xx