Home by the Sea

Home by the Sea
'our beach'

Friday, 8 April 2011

Enjoying this lovely weather

We have been enjoying some lovely weather over the last few days in the South East, it's been absolutely glorious.  The garden has come alive, where there was bare earth there is now fresh new green growth, the buds are emerging, Spring is finally here.   Some plants only have a short glory moment, blink and you could miss it.
The Magnolia's this year have been stunning but already their blooms are beginning to fall. 

Blink and you could miss it.

This is a lovely time of year to be out in the garden, everything is coming to life; so full of hope and promise, before the pests and disease take hold.

One of my favourite is Viburnum Mohawk, it's scent is divine, in the last few days the shrub in my garden  has gone from this

to this

Other favourites are Snake's head fritillary, if you look closely you may be able to see a red lily beetle which was quickly squashed.

Chaenomeles Japonica, stunning in white

I could carry on but don't want to bore you all.

Update on 'Home by the Sea' to follow shortly, there has been quite a few new furniture purchases, now all being stored not just in our garage but our neighbours too.  Watch this space.

Best Wishes    

Sunday, 3 April 2011

A very busy month

March was a very busy and exciting month for our family.  Its started with a family gathering to wish our son farewell as he went off on an exciting venture to Uruguay, where he is now living, teaching, learning spanish, making new friends and generally having a great time.  It was sad saying farewell at Heathrow but being able to speak with him on skype on a regular basis makes him not being here a whole lot easier.  We miss him but so happy that he is able to have this amazing experience before life's committments take hold. 
Then it was farewell to his lovely girlfriend who is now in Calcutta, working in an orphanage and making a difference to the lives of the young children there.   We really admire her for partaking in such a challenge, we know it's not always easy living away from home and we are very proud of them both.
For those of you who know me, you will know that we are in the process of buying our 'home by the sea', and this has taken up a lot of my thoughts over last few weeks.  Mr P and I are both so exciting about this and looking forward to the next chapter in our lives together.
The month ended with our daughter celebrating her 18th birthday.  Another family and friends get together followed by her amazing birthday party last night.  I know I'm her mother so I'm allowed to say this but she looked absolutely fantasic.  I think she is such a lovely girl (young lady now) and after talking to her friends and people who know her I know that they think so too.  We had such a brilliant evening celebrating, many thanks to all the staff at http://www.thehouseandterrace.com/ who helped make the evening run so smoothly. 

Our beautiful daughter on her special day

And with her very best friends

and her very proud mum

Farewell to March.   Hello April.