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Monday, 20 October 2014

ME ON MONDAY

As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I am no seamstress in any shape or form! Even so, I have been taking part in  FIONA'S Friendship Quilt project; to date , all of my squares have been hand sewn as I have never owned a sewing machine...but  as from today I am the proud owner of a brand new second hand sewing machine;




The good news, SIAN, is that your square is now underway; the not-so-good-news is that you are the guinea pig for my fledgling machine skills!!

The weekend?......it was a Project Life catching up (all of two weeks!), housework catching up, being Front of House at our local theatre group's commemoration of the two World wars and taking MY LITTLE OLD LADY to watch the MOORS AND CHRISTIANS Parade (I feel a separate Post coming on) at FONTILLES...she thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, as did I!





As normal, a varied and interesting weekend...I do hope yours was too!

Waving at SIAN, from whom the idea of 'ME ON MONDAY' originated

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx 






Tuesday, 14 October 2014

ME ON MONDAY

Today was haircut day....I decided to try something new, but I'm not sure?!


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The weekend?.....it was a watching FROZEN (twice!!), which led to downloading the soundtrack and dancing round the kitchen to 'LET IT GO' ,which led to thinking that it's just as well it's just me and Boo here at the moment!!


It was finishing the book I bought at the airport last week(DAUGHTER by Jane Shemilt...so good!).


It was planting some new bedding plants


.... and unfortunately it was spending the best part of Sunday afternoon at the local hospital , after MY LITTLE OLD LADY had a nasty fall....she was discharged today ( they don't keep you in hospital long here) but we have arranged for her to go and spend a few days in FONTILLES until she gets her strength back.

*ME ON MONDAY is the brainchild of SIAN, at whom I'm frantically waving!


Wishing you all a week filled with good things!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

ONE PICTURE, TWENTY WORDS

Joining in with ABI's monthly meme (late of course!)



Home again after a few days in Scotland and Newcastle....the sun feels good after the chilly United Kingdom!


I'm hoping to get to back to blogging 'normally' next week, and I'm trying to catch up with some blog reading over the weekend.

In the meantime, I hope the weather allows a weekend of replacing some plants that didn't make it in the heat of the summer...hoping you manage to do some things YOU enjoy!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Monday, 22 September 2014

ME ON MONDAY

Mother Nature has done it again!....right on cue the weather has broken...the horribly high temperatures we've seen over the summer have dropped to a really pleasant, bearable 25- 28 degrees during the day and I haven't had to have a fan running during the night for two nights now!...as for today:



....yes, it's actually raining ...the clouds are so low you can't even see the mountains behind me in this pic!
We are forecast rain for a few days this week....it is most welcome I can assure you....the grape harvest hasn't been great, and the almonds are shrivelling up where they are hanging...if we get some water the oranges might still stand a chance!

The weekend......very mixed...dancing, paella-eating, friendship-quilt-square-catching-up (yes, that's you JACKY  and JO), pulling-dead-plants-from-the-garden and worrying about a poorly girl!

Waving at SIAN, who came up with the idea for this weekly meme.

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

THE LAST TWO......

....items for the SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNT that is!

I always knew that the juggler was going to be a nigh impossibility....and that the alternative of a hot air balloon was going to be just as elusive to find.....I did not however think that the bird box would cause such a problem!

Lateral thinking was called for, and I remembered this little ornament I bought while in Scotland a few weeks ago:

Personally I love that it's the last day of summer and that I have a Christmas ornament out!!

My last photograph is me with something representing the season.....it has been a long, hot summer and most days have seen me like this:


...sunglasses and sarong!

Once again, thank you RINDA for organising this now-much-looked-forward-to summer event!

I do hope everyone has enjoyed the hunt as much as I have and I'm looking forward to seeing how many jugglers have been captured!!

Thanks for dropping by!
take care of you
Alison xx


Monday, 15 September 2014

ME ON MONDAY

I'm sorry to admit that my obsession with CANDY CRUSH SAGA continues!



My weekend?....catching up with friends for coffee, dealing with the fallout from a sudden resignation from a Committee, getting the furniture polish out-and using it (!), blog reading, book reading and thinking about Blogfriends having fun in Cirencester!

Joining in with SIAN's weekly meme (waving!)

Have a good week!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

ONE PICTURE, TWENTY WORDS



The last traces of 'the girls' having been here......there's been lots of fun, laughter and memories...and empty bottles!!

Joining in (belatedly) with ABI,s monthly meme.

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx