Saturday, 9 July 2011

Princess for a day - gowns to die for!

A day of musings and thoughts!

So I was out in the garden sowing seeds. I've shown rocket salad and beetroot seeds today. I plan to picklet the beetroots when they have grown. I have a project at the moment and that is to improve the backgarden. For over 20 years we had several leylandi in our back garden and as everyone knows leylandi are greedy and suck all the goodness out of the ground, so now I am busy improving soil ready to put lots of lovely new plants in. Its great discovering all the plants I can grow and the vegetables - grow your own is definitely the way to go. I am so excited because at the beginning of August this year my first crop of potatoes will be ready to harvest.

Have been trawling the internet as usual for beautiful images and I have found so many its ridiculous, so I shall share a few later on. I am seriously getting into ribbon flowers and creating my own. Some good tutorials on You Tube, all seem to be American ladies - don't any English ladies share their craft with the world? At the moment I am working through a beautiful Donna Kooler cross-stitch design entitled 'Home Sweet Home'. Its great, Donna's designs are vibrant and colourful - I recommend any of her books.

Working through my writing course, hopefully getting closer to writing my first novel. I have one story that I started last year and I have come back to now, 29 pages down and several more to go. I don't want to say too much about it at the moment as I am still studying my writing course which I promised myself last year - its a New Year's Resolution that I actually kept! I have recently thought about this story again and perhaps progressing it more. Hopefully I can write a few more pages and really get the story moving. I think a good title for it is The Book Fool so watch out for this in the future as you never know it could be on the bookshelves soon and you heard it here first - if anybody is listening or reading this out there in internet land - somehow I don't think so?!?!?!?!?

Anyway, here are some pretty fabulous images of things that I just adore and thought beautiful after all that is what this blog is all about musings, thoughts and beautiful things - enjoy!!!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Italians do plant a magnificant Garden!

Italian Gardens!

Have been thoroughly enjoying Monty Don's Friday night, BBC2 programme of 'Monty Don's Italian Gardens.' I never knew, through my total lack of ignorance and of never travelling any further than my front door that Italy had such beautiful, ornate gardens, some of them centuries old. The above shots are just a small glimpse of what Italy has in store for you if you visit. The next win on the National Lottery (i.e. hopefully more than a tenner!) I plan a tour of Italian gardens in the foot steps of Mr Don! The by way the book and DVD of the series are available for order on I cannot wait to get my copies, I can watch the DVD until I get over there myself!

That Royal Kiss!

What the Crowds all waited for - that kiss!!

(What a beautiful couple!)

A Right Royal Occasion!

The Wedding of HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Prince looked dashingly handsome and the soon to be Princess was very beautiful in her bespoke designed wedding dress from the House of Alexander McQueen. Catherine Middleton is everything the Royal Princess. The Wedding watched by billions of people across the world was simply magical. The dress the Bride wore was absolutely stunning. The British Royal family now has a lovely couple hereafter known as HRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge - Many Congratulations from a stalwart English supporter of all things Royal.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Another, just to add to the cuteness...

... and another shot of a beautiful baby donkey, this time with her mother!

Donkey Delights!

I haven't blogged again for a while, but I was having tremendously bad laptop problems, basically my old laptop gave up the ghost - poor thing! I have a new one now and everything is working much, much better I am glad to say. I had to show you all this absolutely gorgeous cute photograph. Although the baby is cute I'm afraid its the donkey that I want to point out to you, isn't she the cutest little thing you ever saw - and lying next to the baby you can see just how small she is! Oodles of cuteness!!!