Friday 19 September 2008

Quality Time

Whilst I have been here at my Mums with Master Poppins, I have learned so much how important he is to me. Of Course Miss. Poppins means the world to me too, but you see I have had bonding issues with Master Poppins, only natural I have been told considering what we went through. I have found that when I had him I could not allow myself to properly bond with him, in case we would lose him.

It has taken two years and some fantastic and enjoyable quality time spent with him to fully understand him, to deeply connect and bond with him and for the first time in a long while, look deep into his eyes and know that he is here to stay.

So here he is at the beach thoroughly enjoying himself, he and I had so much fun, picking shells, getting our feet wet, splashing, and generally having some quality time.

So thank you my sweet little boy for understanding Mummy and for letting her take her time to get to know you, I have loved you from the day, Valentines Day, 2006 when I knew I was excpecting you and you make me and Daddy and your Big Sister proud every day.


Wednesday 17 September 2008

Lets Pick A Winner

Are you all excited, you could very nearly be the lovely owner of some pretty Emma Bridgewater. Righteo off to find a two year old to pick a winner, good luck my friends....

Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments here and at the SC Cafe, I greatly enjoyed reading what your favourite flower is and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I wish you could all win but as we so greatly know there can only be one winner.

The winner of Mrs. Poppins' giveaway is....

The delightful Trish at Trixie's Trinkets.

I wanted to share with you also some dressing table sets have bought, I hope you like them, if you have anything similar please let me know, I have been hoping to see some of the dressing table glasswear for a long time, and today I saw two of them, in excellent condition, and so pretty don't you think....

They were from a Charity Shop very close to my heart, The Heart Foundation, Master Poppins has a heart condition, Pulmonary Stenosis, he had a cardiac ballooning when he was three months old, and he hasn't been to the Childrens Hospital for over a year so things are looking really good and he is as healthy as any boistrous two year old I know.

I also bought a this floral pretty.

Mmmmmmm I don't know what you are thinking, but methinks I now have too many lovelies to put in my lovely new home.... 


Wednesday 10 September 2008

Emma Bridgewater Giveaway

I would like to join the giveaway party please. I think it is such a nice thing to do and is such a joy to giveaway and bring happiness to people. Would you like to own something very special, very pretty yes, then here we have it, my giveaway

The most gorgeous little Polka Dot Tiny Tea Cup Candle by the wonderfully talented Emma Bridgewater. It is all wrapped up pretty with ribbon and is brand new. Please leave a comment, being the nosy person that I am I would dearly like to know what your favourite flower is.

Mine is a Daisy, no other flower moves me like a daisy, I adore the tiny white petals, "he loves me, he loves me not " and the bright yellow, reminds me of the sun, making Daisy chains, what could be greater fun and the most special reason why I love the Daisy is a secret too special to tell.

Names shall be put in a pretty little hat on 17th september, let your blogging friends know and good luck to you all.

Overseas Welcome


Giveaway now closed, winner has been selected.

Friday 5 September 2008

Emma Bridgewater

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I do feel truly blessed to have had such a special son, I only wish he could have been with us a little longer.

Oh what a rainy, rainy day have you ever seen so much rain. I quite like the sound of rain it reminds me of caravan holidays when I was little, you know that pelting sound of the rain on the roof. What I needed today was to find some gorgeous Emma Bridgewater at a good price.

Whayyyyyyy look what I found, Emma Bridgewater beauties at 75%, yes 75% off the RRP, now you bloggers who enjoy the gorgeousness of Emma Bridgwater know what a bargain I have had. If you have a birthday coming up and you would normally get a present off me, here take a sneak preview of what you could get.

I allowed myself a couple of treats from my little haul, and I am so pleased to have saved so much money.

I have to say a big thank you to Mr. Poppins for my delightful Birthday present, a beautiful art deco cabinet, it is also a writing bureau and I love it, and can't wait to fill it with all my lovelies.

Thank you Darling Husband, I love you so much, you are such a wonderful, caring man who makes me laugh many times a day, I appreciate everything you do for me and the children and I truly know how lucky I am to have you in my life. And more importantly, you let me indulge my love of all things floral, and you don't mind sleeping on flowery pillows.


Monday 1 September 2008

Beautiful Wedding

August the 30th was a wonderful day for me, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Wedding of a couple who are very close to my heart. As it was not a local wedding for us, we packed the car up and went off to the Lakes. We enjoyed a two night break in Windermere and took the sights in of some lovely places. We didn't get too far when I remembered we were driving near a lovely old place that we had bought a fire surround from for our new home. It was having a holiday there until we could get a way of bringing it home, and I really wanted to take a photograph so I quickly ran in. Here it is our lovely 1920s oak surround, I hope you like it.

When we got to Windermere Miss. Poppins wanted to feed the swans on the Lake, so we walked into Bowness and the swans were enthusiastically fed.

Of course a woman needs to window shop so I had a little look round the pretty shops in Windermere.

We were attended to perfectly by Wills and Pauline at the Rayrigg Villa at Windermere, Pauline was off to pick up her award for Windermere in Bloom. Thank you for a lovely welcome and thanks Pauline for allowing me to take a couple of photographs.

The beautiful entrance to our Guesthouse, how sweet.

So, on the day of the wedding I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Of course Master Poppins decided to fall into dreamy land in daddy's arms as we were to go in, and he woke up to see the wedding vows and the next time he napped was 10 pm. The Bride looked stunning in her dress, check out her handbag and shoes.

And then it was off to the most delightful home for the reception, a walk up a pretty drive and then you were greeted with the most beautiful home and gardens.

I came across a delightful little open door, I would loved to have known what was behind it.

Congratulations to the married couple, you know who you are and I love you lots.

With my love of Daisy's I couldn't resist taking a little photograph of these little places....

So school in a couple of days, and now a question mark over Mr. Poppins' job, a big thank you to my shabby chic friends who have left lovely messages for us, means so much. He has worked for the same company for 14 years, and we have been here before although he kept his job then and now we are going to take the ride again, and find out in a couple of weeks.

A photograph to remind me what really is important and I wouldn't swap these for all the money in the world.