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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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A Miracle~


So a few months back I thought I lost Canon, she was in a coma for a few days but she came back to us. It wasn’t long after that that she left us, shutter error. £150 to repair, I could replace her for less. I decided I’d have to wait until I could afford her big brother.

It’s been about 2 weeks now and we miss her terribly.

I woke up this morning to find I’d bumped iPod off the bedside table into the half drunk cup of coffee which was put on the floor to avoid spillage instead of being taken to the kitchen to avoid drownage. So I wake up this morning pick up half drunk coffee put in the sink and turn on hot water leave it to run and return a few minutes later. There lying at the bottom on the mug was lifeless iPod. I took her out as quickly as possible and began to dry her off, put her in m pocket and found myself overwhelmed with grief.

I’ve been travelling for over 10 years, Canon, iPod and Dell have been my loyal loyal companions since 2007. All 3 were united with me that year and until recently I have not had a need to replace or upgrade any of them.

I cried, I’ll admit it, I sobbed actually and made some noise. Neighbors must have thought someone died. Well someone did really. Canon recorded every strange, beautiful, incredible thing that we saw. iPod spoke to me all the time and ever expected me to talk back, she loved to dance with me, especially moonlight garden let it all out dancing.

I wrote my obituary and kept her in my pocket. Said a prayer for Dell knowing from experience that tragedy comes in 3’s. It took me a long while to get the courage to pull her out and have one last look. I figured she would have drowned in the coffee. Seems she is a fighter, I held my breath when I turned her on and ping lights.. No camera.. Grab the speakers and oh my miraculous iPod..

ACTION!

Need to write to Apple soooooooo impressed!


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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Duck Hunting~


Canon IXUS970IS

If you’ve read my blog about me you’ll understand that duck hunting involves a loaded camera. A loaded camera that seriously needs replacing. I have a Canon 10mp IXUS970IS, she has been in my bag for over 3 years. She has been one of my best companions through my travels and will travel with me for hopefully many more. However I think I have outgrown digital photography and hoping to get her a big brother soon.

2008 Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, South Africa

White Ducks~
I have been duck hunting many years, due to unfortunate circumstances which I might go into later the most recent photo I have is from 2008. White ducks are very common in South Africa. This photo taken at Zoo Lake in South Africa, shortly after I met my husband. I discovered a new love for the place where my paternal grandparents met and fell in love. My husband fell in love with it too. We visited there often and ended up getting married there. I have done some research and not found a name for these particular ducks. I found Aylesbury ducks which the English find quite tasty. The thought upsets me so. Luckily for me these Aylesbury ducks have flesh coloured beaks, clearly mine are orangy yellow. I’ll just call them white ducks. I did a search on WordPress “Duck Hunting” expecting to find my blog. Instead I found a load of blogs on real duck hunting. I definitely need to add that to my to do list. The thought of a duck hunter reading this blog polishing his barrel and licking his lips disgusts me. I need to investigate in doing more to stop the hunting of these beautiful birds.

2010 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Male Mallard Duck~
Unfortunately his true colours are not clearly shown, but I did love this shot. There is nothing better than catching a perfect reflection, something this photo lacks. He was travelling at quite a speed and the lighting was not that great. I often find myself climbing into or between trees to get a better shot. I have a bad right knee which caught me once while capturing one of my one and onlys. No green compares to that of a Mallard, a deep Emerald with a hint of Sapphire to match his Mrs.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Female Mallard Duck~
This girl is a beaut, total au natural until her wings come out. The most striking Sapphire to match he Emerald man. I just love it. Oh no I have just realised a funny twist of fate. My husband wanted Emeralds I wanted Tanzanite, we both had diamonds, black and white like the one and only duck.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Mallard Ducks~
Oh here we go the story of the three Mallard Ducks.. The first time I saw it happen was last year, since then something that has happened more often. Males ducks doing what they meant to do with the woman. At first I put it down to practising their balancing skills. Now that spring is here is seems almost every Mrs Mallard has two Mr’s generally very protective Mr’s. Her bodyguards.

2011 Radford Park, Liphook, United Kingdom

Male Mandarin Duck~
I would like to introduce the first of my one and onlys. I have always had a deep love for this bird. I even managed to convince my husband to buy me a pair. Rather pricey at R6500 for the male and R5000 for his wife. We talking South Africa 2009 some might relate. I did however go with my better judgement and left them on the farm. I figured I had had enough trouble keeping the cats away from the rabbits, pigeons (don’t ask now, read later, a future blog) and canaries. This beauty I spotted at my local park. He did not stay long and did not move from the other side of the lake.  I went to visit him the next day and he was no where to be found. Perseverance pays off and I spotted him the next day when I watched him prune himself on a tree branch for ages but sadly this is the best shot I got. That was the last time I saw him and have not seen another Mandarin since.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Canvasback Duck~
Welcome number two. The devil duck, well that was his nick name until I did my research. If I hadn’t have got a photo of him I would think my imagination had run wild. This was however an experience I can not forget. I almost fell into the Heath on my haunches trying to get closer and lower. Pop there goes that right knee. A crippling, toppling pain that can not be described. Once popped it locks and there is no lady like way of recusing it. I did however on this occasion manage to do a graceful spin, very near miss into the water and land on two feet camera in hand and leg out of joint. Definitely a Canon moment.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Black and White Duck~
What what a treasure, my third duck to my one and only collection. I have done some research and I believe he is a descendant of the Mallard. I love his colouring, on zooming in on his feathers he could easily be mistaken for a dog.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Mystery Duck~
Haven’t done any reasearch yet. My fourth one and only duck. Seen mingling with the Black and White duck and a Mallard at Petersfields Heath. I will do some research as I love the natural colourings, he would blend well in the woods.

2009 Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, South Africa

Egyptian Geese~
Very common in South Africa and often found in gardens with swimming pools. These Geese on African territory can be quite aggressive, keep fingers away whilst feeding or stand behind the bench if you are me.

2009 Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, South Africa
Egyptian Goose and Goslings~
She has the cutest spotted goslings, certainly not ugly ducklings.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Egyptian Geese~
I found this pair at the Petersfield Heath. They are seeming very uncommon in the UK. I found them refreshingly timid and they tend to stand at my side and watch the feeding frenzy before them. Every time I go there I have someone asking me if I know what they are, I proudly tell them what they are and they are fascinated by the look of our lovely african geese.

2009 Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, South Africa

Egyptian Goose and Goslings~
I like to think that this is the same Egyptian goose and her goslings a few months later, however baring in mind how common they are in South Africa I think not. I do hope that the pair at the Heath in Petersfield stick around, that would be such a treat.

2008 Hyde Park, London, United Kingdon

Greylag Geese~
These cheeky geese were captured in Hyde Park London there is no peaceful picnic with them around. They are lovely to look and a perfectly shaded grey. I’m used to the white variation more common in South Africa. More about them later.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Greylag Goose~
This guy is amazing. He is my only one and only goose and comes to keep me company every time I visit the Heath, he has been around for weeks and I just love his pink beak and feet. I presume he is waiting for a mate but until now he is flying solo. Quite sag as there are loads of Canadian Geese and a pair of Egyptian Geese. He is the loveliest, plumpest goose I ever saw. If you are reading this blog and thinking of a **** **** french delicacy please leave my blog right now.

2009 Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, South Africa

White Geese~

These lovely white geese are so common in South Africa. They tend to be as cheeky as the Egyptian Geese, they come at you in masses. I often force myself to stand among them but generally shy away.

2010 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Canadian Goose~
definitely a fine goose, an aggressive goose too. There are loads of them at the Heath. I love the way the waddle but hate the way they squabble. They are all perfect not a feather out of place. Nature is really an amazing thing. They partner up and defend each other viciously. They definitely rule the Heath in numbers and fury.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

White Swans~ Well a picture is worth a thousand words, I won’t get started, I do love their bills the orange into pink like a sunset.

2010 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Coot~ Always got confused between a coot and a moor hen until I took the next photo which made me unable to forget.

2011 The Heath, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Coot vs Moorhen~


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
☆ ❉

Flight from Joburg to Dubai then London~


21 October 2010

05:43
Hoping it’s time for breakfast it’s been a long flight and I slept sooooo well.

05:43
Another plane, wandering where they heading.

05:47
Getting excited for my arrival so much must have changed since 2005.

06:35
Breakfast and this view of desert hills what a treat!

06:36
Loving the wondow seat.

06:37
Can’t wait to land!

06:38
Dubai and their massive round abouts, some lanes cover in sand.

27 October 2010

12:36
After an awesome week a good friends daughters first birthday and my 29th birthday it’s time to say goodbye 😦

12:45
Too late now you’re on your way to London.

12:46
Dubai Islands

12:56
Jet Trail

14:28
Some long river

14:29
Lovely clouds.

15:01

15:02
Desert Hills

15:05
Love clouds.

15:06
Long river in the middle of nowhere Wow!

15:12

15:14
Cloudy Shadows~

15:15
Probably the best flight ever, we flew so low for so long!

15:28

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17:18

17:33
Almost in London~

Can’t wait to land it’s been 2 years and 5 days since I’ve seen you!


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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Books~


So we get this idea late one evening and start on the carpet..

Then the next morning I moved to the kitchen..

I ❤ pink!

Now to repack it all..

And a change in desktop back ground..


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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My Bunting~


So after a much time spent on my Pixie Hats I decided to give bunting a go, this is how it went..

I chose 2 shades of purple, pink and white. Started simply with 40 stitches and decreased down to 2. Dolly mix kept me company and off I went..

My first bunter…

Right that was simple enough now to get creative and alternate the pattern. I have never knitted wit so many strands at the same time.

This is my second bunter..

It got so exciting after that I couldn’t tangle the camera into the mix so I’ll just show you the finished bunting~

Now I’ve decided to give the Cardi another try~


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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My Pixie Hat~


So I’m feeling quite proud of myself. Introducing the new member of the Tiny Treasure family..

The Pixie Hat

So my first Pixie hat was knitted for my “niece” Amelie. “Not really but could have been”. Turns out I made it for a really small baby probably a new born. With 2 God children on the way knowing one was a girl and having made the middle hot pink set for her, hoped my other God child would be healthy as well as a girl~

Turns out she is a little girl and she will be called Lyndsay-Sue, so this is for you Princess.

I made a larger set in Pink for Amelie.

I then received an Etsy order for Pink, Purple and White.

Still feeling very proud of my trio~

I have since made a set in blue and love the all so much had to hang them till they all went to their families 😉

 

I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed that I thought I’d try some bunting. My flat mate had heard it suggested and passed it onto me.

Check out my bunting blog for more info.


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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Pink Project 365~


Day 1
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Day 2
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╚══`.¸. my year in status from 2010 brought back loads of memories and it came in pink~

Day 3
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Day 4
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Day 5
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Day 6
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Day 7
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Day 8
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Day 9
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╚══`.¸. my wallpaper, not my choice but it has grown on me~

Day 10
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╚══`.¸. my make up box found it in my local charity shop only £2~

Day 11
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Day 12
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╚══`.¸. hand crafted basket of flowers which is about 2.5cm long and 1.5cm high amazingly crafted~

Day 13
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Day 14
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╚══`.¸. another from the local charity shop a little picture frame which I am planning to pass on but have put a picture in for now~

Day 15
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Day 16
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╚══`.¸. iPod shuffle been with me for years and hopfully see me through many more~

Day 17
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╚══`.¸. a novel gift decoration received on my 28th Birthday which has travel it’s way around South Africa, Dubai and the United Kingdom~

Day 18
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╚══`.¸. my best friend, my loyal companion you keep me warm day and night, I could not live without my fleecy gown~

Day 19
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╚══`.¸. bag for life, gotta take your own ladies, I earn clubpoints for using my own~

Day 20
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╚══`.¸. another travel companion my hair towel~

Day 21
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╚══`.¸. pink folders, especially ones that we forgot about years ago and recently rediscovered in Scotland thank you beautiful friend~

Day 22
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╚══`.¸. how I feel most mornings~

Day 23
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╚══`.¸. that a coffee and fag make me feel soooooo much baaahtta~

Day 24
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╚══`.¸. Baylis & Harding goody box now used to store baking goodies~

Day 25
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Day 26
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╚══`.¸. the tea party Robert Dyas range~

Day 27
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╚══`.¸. my coffee tin~

Day 28
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╚══`.¸. the spotty tea pot~

Day 29
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╚══`.¸. my tea tin~

Day 30
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╚══`.¸. my coffee top~

Day 31
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Day 32
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╚══`.¸. the Icing Sugar packaging~

Day 33
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Day 34
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╚══`.¸. gifts from very good friends, I am thouroughly enjoying it~

Day 35
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╚══`.¸. my linen~

Day 36
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╚══`.¸. my linen~

Day 37
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╚══`.¸. that my gown matches my linen, I think I might have a problem~

Day 38
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╚══`.¸. Fairtrade bubbles, if you expecting Aero don’t~

Day 39
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╚══`.¸. all things pink and sparkly especially when they are edible~

Day 40
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╚══`.¸. train trips I feel like a kid again~

Day 41
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╚══`.¸. my new cupcake box it’s sooooo pretty~

Day 42
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Day 43
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╚══`.¸. my hot water bottle from my flatmate and future knitted bubble cover~

Day 44
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╚══`.¸. 60p per pot I couldn’t resist one of each different pink~

Day 45
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Day 46
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Day 47
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Day 48
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Day 49
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Day 50
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╚══`.¸. this bedroom sunset, London Road Edinburgh sadly I don’t have sunset view in London Road Liphook~

Day 51
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╚══`.¸. Mom’s tanning set up for my holiday home in 2008, Steph always up with me and nShimbi now resting in peace always close by~

Day 52
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Day 53
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Day 54
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╚══`.¸. that I finally finished my hot water bottle cover and ever so proud of meself~

Day 55
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the deco, photo taken in 2007~

Day 56
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Day 57
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Day 58
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Day 59
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Day 60
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Day 61
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Day 62
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Day 63
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Day 64
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Day 65
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Day 66
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╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the diving pink lady in Portimao Portugal~

Day 67
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. another from 2008 my desk at work, forgot about that mug so cute~

Day 68
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Sandton City Fashion week 2008 Hippie pink flower theme in the old fountain court ~

Day 69
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. tiny pink spring buds~

Day 70
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my coin purse~

Day 71
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my passpost cover~

Day 72
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the best hand for a game of 7’s~

Day 73
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my laptop bag~

Day 74
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my scarf~

Day 75
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. baby bunnies~

Day 76
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. London in bloom~

Day 77
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Pink flowers~

Day 78
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Orchids~

Day 79
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Spring~

Day 80
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Magnolias~

Day 81
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Pink blossoms beneath Edinburgh Castle~

Day 82
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my nephew Angelo~

Day 83
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. lazy summer days with the kids~

Day 84
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. it~

Day 85
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this face, my precious niece Jade~

Day 86
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. sweety Sunday~

Day 87
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this Italian footbal tshirt~

Day 88
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this bumper car that was parked outside my house~


Day 89
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that the oven element looks pink, baking arabic bread for the first time~

Day 90
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. 3 types of pink spring blossoms in 1 photo~

Day 91
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that my entire garden will be loaded with pink blossoms~

Day 92
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. making cupcakes~

Day 93
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my view right now~

Day 94
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the third and last tree has blossomed, hot pink, 3 trees all different shades of pink how priceless~

Day 95
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my beautiful nieces~

Day 96
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new patchwork hobby~

Day 97
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my magnolia tree~

Day 98
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. these spikey tulips, they are everywhere~

Day 99
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the magnolia and hate that all those petals are on the floor~

Day 100
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pink tree number 3~

Day 101
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new tanning spot, getting my toes ready for spring~

Day 102
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this tree with pink and white blossoms~

Day 103
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new angel cards, thank you my Jenny~

Day 104
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. feeding squirells~

Day 105
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my garden tools~

Day 106
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that I go house/ pet sitting and I still get to drink out of a pink mug, loving the kittie company too~

Day 107
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. kittie cuddles, gave up knitting last night and cuddled instead~

Day 108
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. lazy mornings in my Pj’s, this morning with a most delicious apple, pear, banana, raspberry and blackberry smoothie~

Day 109
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that my thank you for pet sitting pressie was wrapped in princess paper~

Day 110
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. cheap cheer-ups, got the job but couldn’t accept so retail therapy. Charity shop bargain rubber duck 50p, open tulips marked down to 50p per bunch I took the last 2, home, happy and continuing the job hunt~

Day 111
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. KLM’s personalised luggage tags~

Day 112
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my flatmate, post interview pinkness, thought they were sweets then thought possibly mini bath bombs so I smelt them, turns out I can eat them yayyyyyy Good Friday~

Day 113
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my girls and their creations~

Day 114
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Easter, no eggs this year just eggy looking cupcakes happy happy everyone~

Day 115
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new run route, in a few days my paths will be lined with these~

Day 116
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pink petal confetti~

Day 117
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. coke, the only cocktail this summer, loads of ice and lemon~

Day 118
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my coffee but sour milk had me drinking hot chocolate this morning, took a sip
and this is what happened~

Day 119
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. baking~

Day 120
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. knitting~

Day 121
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this Iced Strawberry Frappe thing but not loving Nero lately their Latte stronger than their cupaccino which was way too strong~

Day 122
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Mirabelle Cupcakery~

Day 123
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. everything about is shop~

Day 124
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. flowery trees~

Day 125
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pink sunsets~

Day 126
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new cake moulds~

Day 127
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that I got all this for £9-50~

Day 128
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my sunflower~

Day
129
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that I’m going to be a God Mother~
Day
130
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pink daisies~

Day 131
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. kitchen accessories~

Day 132
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Bohunt Manor~

Day 133
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. wordpress, settled with cranberry and apple, about to start right click save, copy caption and transfer 125 photos from facebook album to wordpress blog and cook a roast beef dinner~

Day 134
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. sewing~

Day 135
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Fairtrade coffee~

Day 136
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. how perfect nature is~

Day 137
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. these flowers that popped out in a corner of the garden~

Day 138
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. these leaves that are turning pink~

Day 139
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the hot pink blossom tree on the island in the middle of my favourite pond~

Day 140
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my local park~

Day 141
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. baking for the ladies~

Day 142
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. bumble bees~

Day 143
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my sunflower~

Day 144
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new cook book~

Day 145
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. cross stitch stayed up till 3am watching Dvds and doing something I have not done for may years~

Day 146
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my tissues *cringe did I just type that~

Day 147
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my special new friends window~

Day 148
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. red velvet cupcakes shared with a very special friend on a pretty monmental day~

Day 149
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pink wool~

Day 150
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. kiddie kisses~

Day 151
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. flamingoes~

Day 152
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. back to work pink pressies~

Day 153
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. room number 4~

Day 154
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Sunset from my bedroom~

Day 155
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Baylis Bathing~

Day 156
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Baking banana muffins~

Day 157
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Fox Gloves~

Day 158
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Hot Chocolate with bubbles~

Day 159
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Rescuing bumble bees~

Day 160
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this shade of pink~

Day 161
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Bathtime buddy~

Day 162
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Cowdray walled gardens~

Day 163
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Baileys Butter Iced Cupcakes~

Day 164
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Sleeping at The Angel~

Day 165
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. coming home to a surprise, my sunflower has opened~

Day 166
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. The 13th cupcake for me~

Day 167
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that my camera is not dead, my coffee and baileys cake~

Day 168
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my garden~

Day 169
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. splashin in my wellies~

Day 170
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my desk at work~

Day 171
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. 2 for 1 cocktails at Seven Fish~

Day 172
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new scale~

Day 173
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new piping bag~

Day 174
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that my baby bro showed me how to check the oil~

Day 175
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that I got my much desired tape player~

Day 176
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. lillies at Hampton Court Castle~

Day 177
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. a day at the beach~

Day 178
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. planning beach trips~

Day 179
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. random pressies~

Day 180
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. boot camp~

Day 181
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. another day at the beach~

Day 182
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my desk at The Angel~

Day 183
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this church yard~

Day 184
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. jet trails at The Angel~

Day 185
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the perfectness~

Day 186
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. dolly mix, totally addicted~

Day 187
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pretty pubs~

Day 188
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. ~
❤ the flowers on my desk

Day 189
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Wittering~

Day 190
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that this made my flatmate think of me~

Day 191
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. wild pink flowers~

Day 192
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this hidden pink cottage~

Day 193
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. these lillies~

Day 194
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my new tattoo~

Day 195
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my carnation~

Day 196
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my dollymix donut art~

Day 197
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. afternoon tea and donuts~

Day 198
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. getting lost and finding great places~

Day 199
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. dollymix, addicted~

Day 200
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. cosmos lookalikes~

Day 201
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my little golfie~

Day 202
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. pretty gardens~

Day 203
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸.❤ ❤ ❤~

Day 204
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my pin cushion~

Day 205
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. knitting new things~

Day 206
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. limited edition M&Ms~

Day 207
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. real coffee on a warm sunny morning~

Day 208
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my pixie hats~

Day 209
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that my primroses reflowered~

Day 210
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. this pic of Raff and I~

Day 211
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. trying something new~

Day 212
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the combo set~

Day 213
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my finished bunting~

Day 214
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. me on a tricycle~

Day 215
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. just had to have it~

Day 216
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that I designed such a master piece~

Day 217
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. it, sooooooo proud~

Day 218
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. my Eton Mess~

Day 219
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. that a ladybug found the aphids that killed my sunflower~

Day 220
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. cupcake delivery time~

Day 221
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. planting pansies~

Day 222
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. knitting at the Heath~

Day 223
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. the finshed product~

Day 224
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. knitting in circles~

Day 225
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. another successful design~

Day 226
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. Vistaprint~

Day 227
╔══╗
╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸. The matching ashtray~


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Bailey’s Butter Iced Cupcakes~


Bailey’s Butter Iced Cupcakes

1- Bake as previously blogged https://missc247.wordpress.com/candys-cupcakes/

2 Add Baileys to my butter icing

3 Get piping

4 Drizzle Baileys over first layer of icing

5 Top off with another layer of icing and decorate


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Published Blogger~


Had the most awesome day!

  1. My UK driving licence arrived in the mail.
  2. Was asked to be God mother to another unborn baby. Twice in a week by 2 special friends!
  3. Went lookig for cootlings and ducklings.
  4. Found cootlings and ducklings.
  5. The lonely canvas back found a mate.
  6. The lonely black ad white duck on a nest.
  7. Yummy roast dinner with the ladies including a Mommy and Granny to be.
  8. My cake~
  9. The best blog comment “A nice example of blogging yourself so warmly… this is a piece of art ….”
  10. Published, yes published!

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Check the leisure section, sooooooo proud of me!


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Tree Climber~


I don’t have any memories of me climbing trees, my niece was asking me yesterday when last I climbed a tree and I had to admit the sad truth. I don’t know if I missed out on the fun of climbing trees as a child or simply just don’t remember. I thought this a lovely shot of a fallen beauty..

So I recently starting jogging, yes at the prime age of 29. I ate all the cupcakes and needed to sort that extra love handle.

There are 6 roads that lead out of my village centre and I try to use them all. One of my least favourite routes is the only route to the military lands. This route is the least favourite because on 13 December 2010 a speeding car lost control and was millimetres from hitting me straight on. God knows what saved me that night as I should never have been there in the first place. The next day I made an attempt at starting my book, made another attempt since and then decided blogging was the way forward for now.

So Friday afternoon I’m heading out for my run. The 6 roads that leave the city centre are separated by 2 round abouts which are separated by “the square”. “The square” is a huge fairy lite tree, a pub and village shopping. The most amazing flower shop. I lie not the most amazing but an awesome one in my village which has 1 supermarket, 1 convenience store, 1 bank and 1 of each take out, a few estate agencies and 2 prime charity shops (mentioned in The Road Less Travelled). Oh dear how sidetracked I get. So Friday afternoon loads of traffic and I didn’t feel like waiting to cross roads so I faced my fear and headed down the dreaded road. Turns out it is definitely the best route to take. Most of the other routes run out of pavement before I’ve done 2 miles.

I had been to the military lands before however I was transported there. I had been wanting to go back but the opportunity never arose. I now realised they were not as far as I thought, only 3 miles there and another 3 back.

It was late and I had plans so I decided tomorrow would be the day. Woke up on Saturday with the big hill on my mind, the thought of climbing a tree not. Got my gear on,  my tunes,  my water and a smoke. Yeah yeah I know running and smoking?? I got till 26 October to enjoy this dirty habit.

The view from the top is incredible, the first time I saw it everything was covered in snow.

It was a most beautiful spring day and this is the shot I’d like to share.

I’m enjoying my smoke and decide to walk about, I had previously seen a cattle grazing sign and hoped I might find some. I am a cow lover, Bovines are beautiful!

This is the best shot I got, I was trying to get closer when two bulls started getting a little feisty. I had hubby on the phone and told him that I thought it best if I stay behind trees incase I got charged. The bovines didn’t seem to like me much, the closer I got the further they got. Hubby got cut off and I noticed the perfect tree to climb should I require a get away. I took out my camera to get this tree on camera, nice low branches will surely make it easier to climb I was thinking.

Ok I wouldn’t call them branches, maybe branch stubs. You might notice a cow in the distance. By this stage the cows were far away. I thought I was trying to get closer to the cows not the trees. So I get my picture and I start wondering what if a cow did charge would I get myself up into this tree? Only one way to find out..

I started climbing, I didn’t get very far and the phone started ringing, reconnected to hubby and halfway up a tree. Made myself comfortable on the nearest branch and listened to my husband telling me I needed to go see a doctor. He was rather concerned about my mental health. I like to think he was joking. We chatted for ages and then it was time to come down. By this stage the cows had moved much further on and I figured I needed to start making my way back.

I got wrapped up in the clouds for a while and then noticed another perfectly climbable tree. That was after I found the comet cloud.

So there I was climbing my second tree, this time I wasn’t fumbling with my phone and did more climbing and loads of swings. Please do not attempt this without correct hand protection (which I obviously never had). I was slightly more successful with this tree and moved up swiftly.

Got a few branches up and made myself comfortable. A hill-top can be a very peaceful place, try a tree. You will not hear the wind rustle in the leaves like that from any hilltop. You need to get higher! So here I am wishing I had someone to take a picture of me..

So if you go out to the woods today I would highly recommend climbing a tree. I’d definitely recommend making yourself comfortable once up there and hanging around for a while.

2011 has been a year of all things new and wonderful!

Thanks to my running partner I now have a shot of me up a treeeeeeeee!


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Three Special Trees~


Mag Mag (Magnificent Magnolia)

You are the master of your own destiny~

♥ every second!

Just had to shared my new desktop background Mag Mag. Just thought of that trust me it was not my intention and certainly not how I intended starting this blog, the Magnolia is simply Magnificent!

For the love of pink I must tell you I opened up the Metro today which is a free newspaper available on UK public transport. So most papers here have rather distastfully dressed ladies on page 3. The Metro however does not and today they featured a single Mom of 2 whose entire house is tastefully decorated in pink. She mentioned that most people thought she was over the top but I fell in love. I didn’t get a photo but I’ll hunt it down for you.

Back to my special trees. There are 3 major trees in my tiny little garden and I loved them through the snowy winter and excitedly awaited the arrival of spring..

# 1

When the first tree budded in pink I was ever so thrilled. The thought that any of the other trees would be pink never entered my mind.

Instead I planted 3 different shades of pink primroses. So it was a bit too cold and they had flowered way too early and only hot pink remains.

This is the first blooming blossom, the cold and rain dissolved them all very quickly. They did wait for Magnolia to blossom and what a sight to see. I’m searching for a shot of the blooming blossom and the Magnolia, I’m amazed that I can’t find one.

Instead I will share a photo taken shortly after Mag Mag bloomed. I was so excited to find three trees that were different shades of pink that would fit into one photo. And a lovely photo at that.

# 2

My flat mate and I knew she was a Magnolia but had no idea what colour she would be. Much to my excitement she budded in pink too. This is when I confirmed to myself that I am exactly where I am meant to be.

These beautiful pink buds have brought me endless amounts of joy. It is such a treat heading out on a spring morning for a coffee and a cigarette. I’ll get onto a blog of my garden birds, between them and the pink blooming trees my garden is a most wonderful place to be.

On closer inspection she gets even prettier, nature is a most wonderful thing.

It saddens me greatly that I may not get a shot of 2 pink trees in my garden. I’m pretty sure I missed 1 and 2 (will thoroughly search C: tomorrow) and 2 might possibly not wait for 3.

Lots of pretty pink petals scattered all over the ground 😦

But wait there is still hope, this blog talks about three trees. May I introduce

# 3

I got home this afternoon to the most pleasant surprise. The tiny hot pink buds I was raving about on Facebook have started blossoming. These are the only few, I’m really hoping after a glorious sunny day I’ll wake up tomorrow to loads of little pink flowers. I have now assured myself that there is no other place that I should be. I am the master of my destiny!


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Hello World~


So here we go my first blog, I’ve kept WordPress’ original name for it…

I’m not the best writer, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and recently gave it a try. Now its time to attempt blogging.

Let me introduce myself. I am half Italian, half Portuguese, born and raised in South Africa. Proudly South African. I have been a gypsy for little over 10 years now. I ♥ to travel, I ♥ discovering new faces and places and I’ve managed to pack up my entire life into international travel sized luggage on many occasion.

I’ve lived in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Scotland and England. I’ll hopefully be moving to Spain in the very near future which bring me to my ♥ of warm weather, beautiful beaches, diving and boating. I ♥ Africa, I’ve visited Botswana, landed in Kenya and enjoyed many a trip to Egypt. The middle eastern hospitality is unmatched but closely followed by Thai. Enjoyed many years in Dubai, spent time in Bahrain and Qatar. Been fortunate enough to visit Thailand 3 years in a row and wish I could go every year. I’ve attended a conference in Toronto and visited Disneyland when I was young. I’ve been to Dracula’s Castle in Romania and stayed in the Ritz Carlton Istanbul. Been back to my roots in Milano and gondaleured through Venice. I’ve bought tulips in Amsterdam, visited one of Europe’s largest Castles in Austria, landed in Athens and attended more than one Oktoberfest in Munich.

I have a bad obsession with all things pink, I ♥ taking photos and need a new camera. Wild about water birds and go duck hunting (camera loaded) as often as possible. I’ve recently been fortunate enough to spot some rare critters but more about that later.

I have 2 brothers who have each given me an angelic nephew and 2 half brothers. The elder has given me three beautiful nieces and two nephews, the younger is still a teenager.

I’m currently living in a quite English town called Liphook and I ♥ it, spring has sprung, the blossoms are blooming and I know long summer days are not far away.

2011 My Garden, Liphook, United Kingdom

It was a beautiful winter, I had seen snow on few occasions however I longed for real snow that lasts days and turns everything to a standstill. Well I finally got what I wished for and I would not have chosen any other place to experience it. Liphook is lovely but once it’s covered in snow the entire town turns into something more beautiful than Narnia could imagine.

2010 Radford Park, Liphook, United Kingdom

I’m a passionate about coffee which can only be drunk with a smoke. I’ve been promising my mother for more than 10 years that I either fall pregnant or turn 30 before she nags me to quit smoking again. So here I am 29 and 5 months to the day. Got another 7 months before I’ll really be able to appreciate the taste of my coffee.

I think that’s it for my first blog~


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