It’s Friday already!

Already Friday and nearly another month, the weeks are flying by.

There have been gorgeous sunsets of late, I spotted this urban skyline on my way home from work.

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There are early spring flowers in the garden, including these vibrant golden crocuses.

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Healthy dinners, some mixed grains and lentils, with mushrooms and grilled halloumi, delicious and comforting on a cold evening.

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A bit of hooking in the evening; a puff stitch hexagon in lovely pink lambs’ wool ( I found the pattern here, a lovely blog with lots of fab crochet)

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The view across to the hills has been great of late, with snow on the hilltops

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Just some peeks at the week that’s been 😄

 

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2014 – review of the year

I’ve been looking back over this year and all the photos I’ve taken

In the garden

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Crochet – 2 unfinished projects and some test squares below but they look lovely and colourful. I haven’t always had time to pick up my hook but I still love it when I do. I don’t make resolutions but I do intend to make more time for hooking in 2015!

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The view from the top of the hill over the last 12 months and 4 seasons

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Miss Tara,  lovely happy bundle of fun, a delightful companion ❤

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Cakes and baking, food and produce from the garden

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Places I visited; clockwise from top left, Inverness, Liverpool, Skipton, Liverpool (the interior of the Central Library), West Kirby on the Wirral and Belfast.

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Family feasts, a big birthday and some music making which I was proud to be part of

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Good times!

Let’s hope 2015 will bring lots of goodness to all, Happy New Year!

 

November review

Most of the photos I’ve taken this November have been of the wonderful clouds and sunny/sunset skiesimage

even though the days are getting shorter and colder

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the views looking up have been spectacular!

 

November Sunday

A gorgeous, sunny crisp cold Sunday here today in Glasgow imageNext door’s cherry tree is almost bare of its leaves; the sun streams through the branches.

in the front garden, the hydrangea flowers are silhouetted by the blue, blue sky

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Tara has been enjoying the sunshine and fresh air all morning

imagebut it’s a bit cold for me, I’m heading indoors for coffee in my new mug (from IKEA ) chocolate and crochet!

imageHappy Sunday to you, whatever it may bring.

September review

imageSeptember was a great month for weather, still warm and dry, so there was much gardening; new potatoes were dug up and I harvested  the first fruits from my plum tree. I made plum gin, ready for Christmas with luck! Earlier this summer, I had laid my hook down for a short break but I got back into the swing of crochet again, with restful afternoons in the sun hooking away. Tara is so changed now from the timid, chubby little indoor cat who came here last December – she has lost 1.3 kilos and adores being outside. It’s lovely to see her so being so confident and healthy.

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Goodbye September, you were grand!

Autumn colours

The end of September, the beginning of autumn, Indian summer days with chilly nights, the season has changed here in Scotland.

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The garden has some beautiful shades of deep pink, red and green just now

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Blackberries, a present from next door’s overgrown hedge 🙂

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I dug up some of my potatoes today, even they match the pink tones in the garden

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Someone loves being out and about!

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Enjoying the blue sky days while we still can.

Days to cherish and remember when the dark, gloomy winter clouds come.

Good times 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything’s rosy in the garden

July, the month when roses bloom.

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I have 2 of these ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ roses, and they flower all through June, July and even August, if I’m really lucky.

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This rose is called ‘Peace’, the plant was a bargain buy from a well-known UK discount shop, and it is one of the healthiest and most productive roses I’ve grown. Beautiful.

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The rose I bought for my darling cat Oliver is covered with flowers, stunning orange with delicate perfume. ‘Orange Abundance’ is its name-how apt!

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‘Nostalgia’, lovely cream and pink petals.

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These last 2 roses flower on and on for weeks….but I don’t know their names. Pretty and pink, anyway.image

 

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I found this rose hiding away in the front garden, behind lacy fennel fronds.

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It’s called ‘Ferdinand Pichard’. Last year it didn’t flower at all, I think it was having a rest, so I’m delighted to see this rose make a comeback.

All looking lovely and rosy in the garden, right now.