Monday, 17 October 2011

Celebration parties are so much fun!

I had a lovely conversation recently with a great friend about the joy of bringing together a family party and celebration and how creative one can be with the decorations and setting the theme of the event.  It reminded me of my parents Golden Wedding celebration party in May when I charged with the dutifull responsibilty of creating a replica of my mums bouquet from her wedding day in petal paste flowers to go on a 2 tier M&S pre-iced cake and the 15 Flower arrangements which where to be the centre pieces of the tables.

I loved creating this little bouquet from petal really was such a pleasure!

The flowers were a bit stressfull as I had to dash out and pick up some more as we were running was hard to guage it when you are not a florist.   Despite the last minute panick I got the job done and the flowers were delivered in plenty of time!

Although it was a party staged at my parents home it was a lovelly affair and in my opnion very professionally assembled considering the budget.   The best part was our family gift of a scrapbook meticulously put together over a number of weeks.....lovely!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Meet Millie our mad Beagle!

This is Millie our really sweet but totally mad Beagle.  She is pure....hard work but we love her all the same!!

and just to show she does sleep, albeit not much, here she is chilling out on her chair.

She is now settling down into a much calmer dog but still has bags of energy and is still looking to get the better of you....a very stubborn little girl...who likes to tell you she's boss....but I really I am!!!

She is a real sweetie and training is going well.  If there are any other beagle owners out there who have had a hard time I would love to hear from you.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Blow out those cobwebs!

There is nothing better than a brisk blowy day, tugging at your lungs to gulp that fresh air as if to cleanse the stresses of the day.   Even better, a walk along the river with white horses lashing the coast and teasing your eyes to follow each wave.  Simply Joyous!

Of course there is always a compromise and that, in this occassion, was a hairstyle that was fit to be a nest for the birds to shelter from the wind!  The bracing feeling of the biting wind against my face brought a chilling sense of purity about natures force and the sudden change of the landscape around me.  Long tall grasses agressively swishing back and forth by the wind and the frought flight of birds forced to use the airstreem when it most suited them.   

Oh, life is good!  Life is very good...even if only for a short space of time when all ones troubles are blown away and a good blowy day is a wonderful tonic and really should be go on take a walk and be part of the bristling landscape.