Saturday, May 14, 2011

During my recent visit to the Imperial War Museum...

I saw this wall of drawing done by school children.

As moving and thought provoking as all the planes,
tanks, and assorted war machines are
up close and personal, I have to admit,
I think these crayon scrawlings touched me more.

Children's drawings on the wall of the Imperial War Museum.

From the mouths of babes.

This one made me smile. And gave me a bit of hope:

Everything's better with a bit of sunshine,
some palm trees, and a pretty rainbow!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm enjoying...

All the yummy bread...

and fresh veggies...

and the beautiful views.

Soon I'll be back home with the sunshine, palm trees, my FL family and friends.

I definitely have the best of both worlds, and I'm thankful for it every day.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I Miss the Shops...

I miss the adorable little shops in the UK...

The abundant farmer's markets...

It seems every ethnicity is represented along London's streets...

including my own: Portuguese.

And I miss homemade blackberry jam.

Really looking forward to getting back to England.

But have to admit I'm loving
the beautiful, warm weather
here in Florida in the mean time!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Looking Towards the Future...

and all that 2011 holds for me.

Grassy Key, FL, New Year's 11

For all the tough times 2010 held,
I am so very thankful for all the good.

Here's hoping that this year is filled with
family, friends, fun, food, and most of all:


Friday, December 17, 2010

Free Christmas Decor

I needed a centerpiece for my kitchen table.

I was lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful
Amaryllis by a beautiful friend.

But she looked lonely out there on that big table all on her own.
(okay, so it's not so big, but it still looked lonely)

So, I remembered I had this lovely blue pot
sitting in my empty pot ghetto.
(Note glass missing from kitchen cupboard with a cactus in it sitting inside the blue pot.)

And also seemed to recall some Paper-whites
popping up in the front garden.

I noticed them for the first time last year
after yanking out all the over grown plumbago.
( It had become infested with skunk vine. Yick.)

A little poking around with my trowel...
a squeeze of bulbs into said little blue pot...
and we have:

Just the centerpiece I was looking for.


Um...I mean Pretty!

A bit of ribbon from the gift bag my friend
gave me the Amaryllis in was all
that was needed to finish it off.

Hope you're finding creative ways to
decorate for the holidays!

Friday, December 03, 2010

So am I officially Southern now?

I did it!

I finally tried boiled peanuts.

And they are delicious!

If you see this van parked somewhere
off 50 in Central Florida,
pull over! Best part is - he makes it all in equipment
that is over 100 years old.

Hoping he's there on my way by tomorrow!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a Few of the Many, Many Things I am Thankful For!

Mother's Day flowers from my baby.

Visits from nieces and their puppies.

Peaches from my peach tree.
And the peach jam they become...YUM!

I love this time of year, when I am reminded
to stop and take a moment to think about
everything I am so very thankful for.

I can't say it enough: I am a lucky girl!!!

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