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Sunday Sevens 17 July.

So heres a quick round up of my week in the form of a Sunday Sevens post ,which was thought up by Natalie who blogs at Threads & Bobbins

 

1. Last Sunday’s breakfast was a Giant Warbutons Crumpet. It was very filling…and twice the size of a usual crumpet. I was recommended that eating it with an egg is a must…but I’m not an egg fan.So I made do with butter and a black coffee in my Alice mug.

2 & 3. Sunday’s make for great Wedding days.And I was honored to be invited to an ex work collegues evening reception at Mitton Hall with the lovely Amy and Amiee.And the bride and groom looked stunning of course…and very happy.:)

4. Whist the newly weds were enjoying the ceremony,Wil and I were  tent shopping.Our last camping trip proved on the first night ,that our tent is no longer waterproof.:( But we have had a lot of weekends away out of it.Time for a new tent.But which one to pick??  

5. The nasturtiums in my back yard that I planted from seeds  have gone seriously crazy, covering the entire flower bed.This is a picture of them AFTER I gave them a good trim back. Looking forward to them flowering though.

6. My pets are looking like they are up to no good here. Wonder what they are plotting!

7. I could have taken yet another photo in Bowland Beer Hall this weekend ,but I will leave you with a strawberry milkshake in Callooh! Callay! Instead. Bobbed in here whilst doing a few errands in town today,before meeting some good pals in the Beer Hall. 

Hope you have had a good week and enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Sunday Sevens ~ 12th June.

So it’s Sunday again and time to join in with Sunday Sevens devised by Natalie at the fab blog Threads and Bobbins. The Sevens are Seven photographs of our personal weeks. Here goes….

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1). Finally got some baskets and tubs planted in the back yard. We’ve also sorted out the flower beds. So although it’s not quite a garden, it’s almost a yarden. 🙂  Thanks Christine for introducing me to that word!

2 & 3). Last Sunday was just gorgeous and we made the most of it by enjoying a day out in the Dales. We went to Malham which is known for several natural beauty spots such as Janet’s Foss ( a waterfall that features a fairy cave) and Malham Cove , an iconic curved rock formation  where Falcons nest. You can read all about them in my post here.

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4). Do you like my seahorses?  My friend Lisa creates quirky and colourful ceramic tags and jewellery and I fell in love with these guys. In fact I’m thinking of doing a little giveaway next month , to celebrate 4 years of blogging. So watch this space! And meanwhile check out Lisa’s lovely Etsy Shop. 🙂

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5). Ha I forgot to post this picture of Hugo on my Malham blog , but it does make me chuckle. 😉 He’s listening intently to the bird sounds on this interactive display in the National Trust Barn. I think he particularly liked the Lapwing. 🙂

6 & 7). These were taken Saturday morning before the heavens opened. I was enjoying the peace and tranquility down by the riverside. The air was filled with the fragrance of Wild roses and Elderflower. Sand Martins sped busily by. Hugo was busy doing his doggy stuff. Our walks always make me feel good. Fresh air, Countryside and an enthusiastic hound ,what a joy. :))

Catch you soon! X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Blooms.

Clematis
Clematis

Inspired by some lovely garden posts out there in the blogosphere I thought I would show you some snaps of my Mums garden. She has always loved tending her plants and flowers. So on a visit this weekend I tried to capture some of the loveliness. Now why didn’t I inherit her green fingers ? All I seem to inherit is Green Flies !

Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas

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Delphinium
Delphinium

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Mums House.
Mums House.
Samaritan Rose
Samaritan Rose
The Prettiest bloom ~my niece.
The Prettiest bloom ~my niece.
Bonnie Pink Rose.
Bonnie Pink Rose.

It has been another hot weekend so Mum is worried there may be a hose pipe ban. But rain and thunderstorms are predicted this week. I shall concentrate on trying to keep my Sea Holly alive. Fingers crossed !