Sunday, 13 March 2011

Spring Flowers and Large Bruises!!

Hello all!! 

You may remember I was off to Ireland for my best friend Vicky's wedding? Well, son #2 and I had a fab time. I hadn't seen Vicky for 10 years and was naturally a little wary that we might no longer have anything in common but I needn't have worried - I had been at Vicky's no more than 1/2 hour before I was sat in the corner of her kitchen nattering away just I had always sat in the corner of her Mum's kitchen all those years ago.

The wedding was lovely, and Vicky looked beautiful. Here she is being given away by her Dad:

I was truly, truly honoured to be asked to do a reading at the church - it was a reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans:

"Let your love be genuine and sincerely prefer good to evil.Love one another with great affection, and have profound respect for each other. If you hope, this will make you cheerful. Do not give up if difficulties come, and keep on praying; Think of the needs of others. Seek to be compassionate and kind, humble and patient. Be tolerant with one another and ready to forgive, and on top of all of these be loving because, love binds everything in your heart and be thankful.Whatever you do or say do in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 
This is the word of the Lord."

I took my crochet all the way to Ireland and never even got it out, but I have been busy with since I returned:

I'm making a Granny square blanket which I can through artfully over the elderly sofa in the conservatory:

And because I get bored easily I am interchanging working on the squares with doing this gorgeous crochet bag from Attic24 - Attic24 is one of my favourite blogs and well worth a look.

I've done the bottom and am about to start the sides. Hubby says it looks like a sombrero!!:

I guess he does have a point and it could benefit from a bit of a press....

Now, yesterday I had a bit of a mishap that resulted in this:

I have four horses and stupidly yesterday I lead my cob, King behind my biggest (TC who is a 17.1HH Suffolk Punch X) whilst he was eating - TC thought King was coming to steal his lunch, kicked out and got me on my thigh.

OMG, the pain was incredible!! I was glad that I have considerable padding as had I been a size 10 (which I most definitely am NOT!!) I reckon my leg would have been broken!!

Here is the culprit, giving me a snog:

So instead of getting on with a bit of gardening yesterday afternoon I was laid up on the sofa with a hot water bottle and a selection of painkillers.

Luckily, this morning it was nowhere near as painful as I thought it was going to be so after a nice lay in I manage to hobble round the local garden centre and Hubby treated me to these:

Aren't they lovely? And a bargain too at £5 for eight plants. I am going to keep them in the conservatory whilst they are in flower then plant out. I don't have any plant pot covers and so I wrapped them in brown paper (to hide the boring plant pot), tied with a bit of ribbon or ric rac and placed them in these little soup bowls I got from the charity shop:

I also got myself a hyacinth, which I have been after for weeks as I love, love, love spring flowers:

So, I think that is all I have to report for now!! Do leave comments if you pop by as I really, really appreciate them!!

Bye for now!!

1 comment:

  1. The wedding looked lovely! :)
    And your crochet is amazing! I'm still struggling with mine :S I'm thinking of getting a book or two to help out.
    OUCH!! Thats one hell of a bruise!! I love horses though, they're so lovely :)
    I wish I had a garden, as I do love gardening :)
    Ashley x


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