Thursday, September 03, 2015

Things Around Here...

3rd of September, 2 weeks after moving home and we are finally re-connected to the net! I have to say that apart from the irritation of numerous frustrating phone calls to our service provider, we have managed quite well without permanent access to the net. I have become aware however how very reliant the whole world is on it. Just about everything you need to do uses the Internet as the first port of call. Scary!

I've had a few comments and a question on my September plans post so I thought I would answer the question in a bit of detail here:

Nicole in MD said, "I love your seasonal lists! I wonder, how many of your goals do you usually accomplish?"

Nicole I actually get quite allot done. When I plan I try to keep it all "doable". I feel that there is no point planning to do something if it is unattainable or costs an absolute fortune. In the 'Arts, Crafts & Nature Activities' heading we will accomplish all the nature study we certainly wont get all of that done but rather anywhere from 1 to 3 activities will get done. I intentionally put more activities than we would ever be able to do in this section so that we can pick and choose which ones appeal to us most.

But the food, decorating, seasonal and liturgical observances, school, & home and garden plans will all get done. For example, already I have crossed the spring bulbs off my list and the veggie patch weeding and composting. Other things on the planning list such as the Folklaw and Nature areas are really there for me to get a feel for the season and casual observances that I have made over the years and a reminder to keep a look out for those things again.

Little 'happy' things from the last few days...

My daughter made me a new charm to decorate my Filofax - I just love her little fimo charms, they are so cute.

Yesterday the postie delivered the most wonderful surprise...

my dear friend Jenny very kindly sent us the most beautiful flowers and card to welcome us into our new home. I have to say that we have received a few cards from friends and it really has touched my heart. It has made such a difference to finding peace and joy in the midst of what is a stressful life event. It's knowing that there are people who care and have taken the time to let you know that they care. A small thing perhaps in their lives but a big thing in the receivers life. So thank you to my lovely friends, you know who you are.

A few days ago we were sitting outside in the sunshine, we have had some lovely late summery days of late, we noticed one of our cats staring intently at something on the ground. We moved in to have a look what interested her so...

So sweet :) - any ideas on what butterfly this little fellow will change into?

Well my lovely friends, that wraps up today's post. I shall see you back here very soon.


  1. Glad to have you back online as I look forward to reading your posts. Your caterpillar will become a large white butterfly. We have had several like that on our cabbage plants!
    Best wishes

    1. Thanks for letting me know Karen! I wonder what else he eats other than cabbage plants - I don't have any of those in my garden at the moment. Perhaps he got lost, I think my neighbor has brassicas in her garden ;)

  2. Amazing how reliant we are becoming on computers and how ill prepared some people are without one. The banks and supermarkets come to a standstill if the computers are down, indeed a scary thought. Such beautiful flowers to welcome you into your new home, a heart warming gesture. Hope you will all be very happy there.

  3. A lovely post and I am so happy you are settling into your new home and finding the happiness you all deserve xx

  4. How lovely to receive flowers like that from your friend!! A very kind thought indeed. You are way ahead of me in doing spring bulbs already! I really must get and buy some and get them in soon!! xx

  5. So glad you, your family and the cats are settling in well, also you havr your very own internet connection

  6. now you really are home if you have the internet :) lovely photos!!

  7. Hello, from across the pond.

    Saw your comment, on an Instagram, concerning blogging still being wonderful. So I copied your addy and came by.

    Now I have to go back to Instagram, and be sure I Followed your Insta! I took a quick look at it, and it is beeeeeeeautiful. Must Follow!

    A bit spacey today, as I had a tooth removed this morning. Eeeeek! But I will Follow your Insta. And here too, of course. Seee? Spacey.

    Gentle hugs,

  8. Glad to now know about your blog!

  9. Back again on Sat. morning. With a bit more proper comment. :-)

    Being cut off from the Internet for a (though short) period of time... What a topic for a post.

    Can't wait to hear/see all about your new home. Have already seen photos of around it.... On IG I think. But really can't wait for more.

    I love seeing the homes of other Dear Bloggers! And there is something so very special about homes in the UK. 'Be still my heart.'

    One more time, so happy to have found you.

    Gentle hugs,

  10. Thank you for answering my question! I must keep in mind...create doable plans!! I have always intentionally created plans with tons of things so there would be lots of choices. Then I would feel terrible about not completing the plans. Silly, right...?


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