a week in pictures

October 5, 2009 at 10:31 am 12 comments

MOSAIC - week in pictures w/e 4-10-09

Here’s a snapshot of my wonderful week.  I want to tell you all about it but we’ve friends coming to stay for a few days so there won’t be time.  No prizes for guessing who’s who and what’s what but if you’re curious about any particular pictures let me know – it’ll help me decide which story to start with when I’m back on-line!

ps.  our friends that are coming tomorrow emigrated to Australia nearly 2 years ago and I can’t describe how happy I am that they’ll be with us for two precious days before they head home to Adelaide.  So I’d like to raise my glass of home made cordial in a toast to friendship; golden oldies, newly blossoming or just being seeded alike.  College photo with Sharon and Colin

Summer of ’96 in Lancaster

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home grown and local apples teeny tiny toms

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Darla  |  October 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

    What a glorious week you had!! Enjoy your visit!!!

  • 2. Peggy  |  October 5, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Your week looks intriguing! Enjoy your friends visit ,it is fantastic to meet up with people again and catch up, emails are fairly instant but there is nothing like a good old sit down ‘natter’. Best wishes to Henley, what an inspiration he is to get out and about.

  • 3. Cheryl  |  October 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    What a harvest! Looking forward to hearing more – everything looks so perfect!

  • 4. Jasmin  |  October 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    What a wonderful and colourful week you’ve had! Love the pics!Have a great couple of days. x

  • 5. mangocheeks  |  October 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I want to know about all of them.

    Enjoy the couple of days you have with your friends. Good friends are hard to come by.

  • 6. Ann  |  October 6, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Looking forward to hearing about that tiny tomato!!! Have a lovely time with your friends.

    I’ll keep some beans as you suggest just in case Wilko’s doesn’t stock them next year.

  • 7. Bilbo  |  October 6, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Some of your produce looks wondeful.

    I know how special it is to meet up with friends who you don’t see often enough, enjoy yourself.

  • 8. Helen C  |  October 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    OMG your blog is amaaazing! All that fabulous home grown produce, I love all things homegrown along with cooking, knitting & sewing etc. Have just discovered your blog via Myretail therapy as I saw your URL on there.

    Just been looking at your meadow pinny which is so sweet and then noticed that 2 of your cats are identical to ours (I think from the pics) – we have an all black and an all white one too – the black one is Elmo and the white one Coco, funny. Have bookmarked you and will be back!! Helen

    • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  October 8, 2009 at 8:10 am

      thanks for your lovely comments Helen. There’s been little time for knitting and sewing during harvest time but come November the needles will be out! Are Elmo and Coco related? Our 3 are siblings which is a bit bizarre since they’re a short haired black, long haired white and a tortoiseshell. They definitely look alike though – I love Billy’s Elvis side burn and bushy black tail against his snowy white body. Cats, how could you not love them?

  • 10. Nip it in the bud  |  October 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

    hello friends, thank you all for your lovely comments as ever.
    We had a lovely time with our beloved mates and although it was only 24 hours it was wonderful and we’re so thankful for the time we did have.
    So back to blogging and where to start…. ah yes, the tiny toms for Ann :o)

  • 11. Anna  |  October 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    tears in my eyes to see that lovely photo from 1996 – you must have had a lovely few days together when they visited! How i miss you guys!! Just how i remember you all 🙂 BLESSINGS!

  • 12. Nip it in the bud  |  October 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

    It was very short and sweet. Over a year ago now and it’s hard being so far from dear friends. Especially as they’ve had a new baby in the last month – a little girl :o)


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