Thursday, September 27, 2012
Yes, here I am again, holding my baby-girl and trying to put to good use some pictures I took in August. There was a lot going on in the garden, but I only seem to have taken a few pictures, but, hey, that's still better than nothing, right? This is my Munstead Wood rose from David Austin, an almost perfect rose - the colour, the shape, the velvety texture, the strong old rose fragrance and the bounty of blooms. I did say almost and that is because, at least during the first year, its blooms tend to keep their heads rather down, as they are not properly supported by the thin branches. Still, I simply adore it!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
...all my troubles seemed so far away...so I did some pretty shopping :-) Yeah, I know this sounds weird. What I meant to say is that I went to town to do some shopping that I had to do and I ended up buying some things that I did not need-need, but that I enjoy so. I wanted to buy a coffee cup and saucer from Villeroy&Boch, but I did not like what I saw in the shop so I went to Laura Ashley's. They have a different kind of china, one that feels more robust, not as delicate and fine as that produced by V&B, but just as nice looking. This is my new acquisition:
Monday, September 17, 2012
...and so are my very short holidays, so I am back at the computer and trying to catch up a bit, by posting a few pictures as well as a few words about July. To start with, it has been a month of events. During its second week, we had our daughter's christening and on its last week-end, our son's birthday. Just like for my son, I made the candle decoration myself, alas not with flowers from my own garden. I chose a very simple approach - I selected the flowers in pink and white the day before and on the morning of the christening I simply put them together in a bouquet around the candle by using raffia string and double adhesive tape. This is the resut: