Things that have made me smile this week
How have you been getting on this week? I seem to have captured lots of things that made me smile this week so apologies in advance for a long post!
On Monday Twinkle had to go to the vets - they discovered she had a piece of grass as long as a tea spoon caught in her throat and she had to have it removed under anaesthetic. Your feel so helpless when pets are ill. It made me smile to see her fully recovered and back outside, she certainly didn't appreciate being kept inside all week!
On Tuesday I rushed into the garden before work to pick some Michaelmas daises, and discovered such beauty - the garden was covered in spider webs and I just had to capture some of them!
That evening the light was so special too...
This looks like a watercolouring painting to me.
Later in the week I had a day to myself and took myself shopping and for once the shops seemed to be full of things I wanted to buy at a price I was willing to pay! It is usually the other way round with me, how about you?
This is Westbourne on the outskirts of Bournemouth. It has some very good charity shops and I managed to buy a cashmere jumper, a wonderful green woolly scarf and a cardigan the colour of unripe blackberries.
We had a relaxing start to the weekend with some blackberrying....
My Grandfather used to make the most wonderful blackberry jam, which I never been able to recreate properly until now. I used Thea's Auntie Ruby 's recipe and it tasted just as good as I remember. (If you want the recipe see post Hearts and Bluebells and go down to my comment close to the bottom of the post.) Thank you Thea for giving me the recipe, it made me so happy.
I have finally got around to making this cornmeal bread recipe from Paula at Homemade life. The texture was lovely and it went well with the blackberry jam too!
It was quite windy on Saturday and there were lots of white horses (white caps on the waves.) A walk by the sea was quite bracing - Daisy soon decided to sit down and refuse to move until we turned around! Westies can be so stubborn sometimes!
I have also given our lounge a more cosy and autumn feel, adding flowers, leaves, pine cones, woollen cushion covers ( I bought these on my shopping trip).Twinkle soon discovered I had put out the blanket - I'm not sure that was what I intended to use it for!
This afternoon after spending the morning finishing planting the spring bulbs and wallflowers we went down to the Fleet for a walk. As always it was breathtaking, the colours were just as you can see here. The broken boat had found a photogenic place to rest!
These are only a few of things that made me smile this week. I hope they make you smile too!
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