Sunday, April 29, 2018

Simple Pleasures

Strawberry season has arrived here in Middle Tennessee.
Handpick your own, or buy by the basketful.
When I was a young girl, I was allergic to fresh strawberries.
Thank goodness, I outgrew that sensitivity.

"As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful."

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder 


Friday, April 27, 2018

Sunshine And Pottering

Finally the sunshine has decided to make an appearance, I couldn't be more happy.
I'm spending the day weeding, and pulling, and planting and pottering.
May days are almost upon us, and my "to-do" list is not getting any shorter;  so best-foot-forward and hopefully I'll have made a difference by the end of the day.
Hope your weekend is a sunny one !




Tuesday, April 24, 2018


I have some very exciting news to share......
We are going to become great- grandparents to a precious little girl in September.
After years of patiently waiting for this blessing, we couldn't be more excited !
A season of new birth and growth, what could be a more fitting beginning.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Keeping The Pot Warm

A new tea cozy pattern.
Making me smile.


Friday, April 13, 2018


We enjoyed an incredible spring day today, a roasting 81 degrees.
Finally a day which beckoned you outside to dig in the warm soil.
Tomorrow, rain.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


There is so much work to do, after a long winter's nap..
Fluffing and cutting and general sweeping away winter's dust and grime.
The lawns have been mowed three times this spring, but I'm resisting the urge to plant flowers until more stable warm weather arrives, since covering plants with white sheets every night, becomes a chore in itself.
We're hoping all the freeze-warnings will soon be a thing of the past, and we can soon return to the outdoors.
I know of two sweet kitties, who are just busting at the seams to join us.


Monday, April 9, 2018


I've been spending time catching up on long-overdue visits with friends.
You know how it is, we all seem to get caught up in the everyday comings and goings of life, and before you realize it,  half the year has passed.
There have been wedding showers, and baby showers, school graduations and birthday celebrations, lots of reasons for get-togethers and endless hours of tea-drinking and giggling.
My dearest friend, also from the same home-county in England as myself, thoughtfully prepared a little brunch treat . Homemade  Cornish Pasties, with lots of HP sauce and pickled onions on the side, absolutely delicious.
Followed by left-over Christmas plum pudding slathered in custard, and endless pots of tea.
What a lovely day !


Friday, April 6, 2018

Plans Gone Awry

My plans were to start a little outdoor spring cleaning this weekend, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men.........
The weather has turned wet and cold, and despite the flowers enthusiastically blooming their little hearts out, there are whispers of snow once again heading our way.
Most of the cleaning will have to take place on the inside, accompanied by a cozy fire, and pots of tea galore.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Weather Watch

We're having a glorious spring day today, sunshine a'plenty, just perfect for those tree-climbing kitties.
Tonight however, will be a whole different story,  horrendous winds and freezing weather on the way, just when you think it's safe to come out of the box......