Friday, 20 June 2014

Back home

As mentioned the post before last, our daughter (H) has finished her 3 year degree at University and returned home, somehow those 3 years have flown by and it is good to have her home once more on a permanent basis again.


The first thing to do after unpacking the car and having a meal, was to go for a walk beside the sea.


 The moonlight shining on the water was quite magical!



The elderflower drizzle cake I made  to welcome her home was delicious and the elderflower ice-cream also I made was amazing - just what we have need to cool us down this week, with the warm weather we have been enjoying.


The garden is looking it's best at the moment too.


 You may have spotted Twinkle in the left hand corner above, watching a bee!


 I have some more competition with the camera too! H took the red scabious (knautia) above and also this fantastic picture of the frog!


Thank you so much for your recent comments, it was good to read about all the open air concerts you have planned too. Wishing you a fun weekend whatever you are doing!
 Sarah x

37 comments:

  1. Your garden is really beautiful Sarah!!! Stunning in fact. I hope that your daughter has a great summer and that whatever the future holds is all good for her. xx

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  2. What gorgeous photos Sarah! Sweet to have your daughter home again as well. I've never heard of elderflower before, is it sweet?? Have a happy weekend xox

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  3. Hello Sarah,
    What a lovely photo of you and your daughter in your garden. Your garden looks lovely.
    It's amazing how time passes. 3 Years and your daughter with a degree, a great time for celebration.
    The evening sea photos are so beautiful.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    val xx

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  4. Good morning, I dream from Britain, when I see your photos. Wonderful like always, I will come soon!

    Sigrun

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  5. Yet again...Lovely..Lovely photos.....
    Love the flowers and their colours..!
    Bestest of all..Love the frog, popping
    it's head above water..Have a few doing
    just that in my pond at the moment!
    And..Daisy is certainly a bit of a poser..! :).

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  6. What beautiful photos, you're right, the moonlight is enchanting. The pictures of your garden are lovely too, especially the one of you and your daughter. What fantastic flowers you have, it really is all looking wonderful. Well done to your daughter for finishing her degree. I hope she's able to have a little time off now after all of the exams (and partying..?)

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  7. Congratulations to your daughter on finishing her degree! And how nice for you to have her back home again! Your garden looks gorgeous, and it looks like Daisy has the same summer haircut as Fergus. :-)

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  8. I do envy you in this lovely part of Dorset it is nice when the daughter returns home from Uni, speaking of which you two are like two peas in a pod

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  9. Sarah! The magic, the MAGIC I find here every time I come. Your daughter is home and safe, and you are going to have so much more fun. I see Miss Daisy is pleased to have her young mistress back too! Oh that frog, what a delightful little gift from nature, and the moonlight over the water...MY DREAM. Big hugs my friend, and your garden is a delight!

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  10. Your garden and the beach look beautiful! Not quite so sure about froggy though!!! Have just spent an inspiring day at a quilt show at Sandown Racecourse, amazing views from the Grandstands, especially the distance views of my old stomping ground!! A trip back to where happy times were spent always makes me feel better - or was it my bag of fabric that made my heart leap?!!!!

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  11. What a lovely homecoming, and your garden is looking gorgeous!

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  12. It must be so nice to have your daughter home again! The sea looks so beautiful in the evening and elderflower cake must be delicious. June is such a lovely month to spend in the garden especially with this sunny weather. The frog looks gorgeous!

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  13. Your photos never disappoint, but that frog photo is awesome!

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  14. Your garden always make me smile and that last shot of the frog is just amazing!!!

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  15. Happy Summertime, Sarah! Your photos are wonderful, and your daughter's frog photo is especially amazing! Thanks for posting :) xx

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  16. Congratulations to your daughter! Doesn`t the time pass quickly?
    Enjoy having her home again.

    Your seaside and garden look so beautiful in this hot summer weather.

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  17. I hope your daughter is as good with gardening as she is with the camera!

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  18. As Dorothy would say, "There's no place like home"!
    Loving the moonlight... and the unusual cake, and the flowers, and the frog...
    Best wishes to you both :)

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  19. Have fun with your daughter home x

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  20. Hello Sarah,
    Congratulations to your Daughter. : ) Home sweet home and I'm sure you love having her back home. wonderful photos. A night stroll by the beach sounds good. A great way to wind down. Your garden looks so beautiful and I love all the colors. That is a fun photo of the frog. : ) too cute.
    Have a wonderful day and week ahead.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  21. A very special time and many beautiful photos :-)
    Tracey xxx

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  22. Congratulations to your daughter finishing her degree! Such lovely photos as usual Sarah. Your cake looks delicious! :)

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  23. oh wow, that moonlit walk looks incredible. As does your vibrant garden! Happy summer days to you my friend.

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  24. Sarah, this is my first visit to your blog. So lovely! You will have a delightful summer with your daughter! What could be sweeter than spending time in the garden together? Your photos are just wonderful. Happy summer days! ♡

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  25. You must be so happy to have your H home again. Elderflower ice-cream sounds so interesting. Your garden looks like something out of a magazine - so beautiful. Love the photos your daughter took, the frog is so darling. Best, Kim

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  26. Loving the moonlit sea pictures so romantic aren't they. Lovely to have your daughter back home again and the cake you made to celebrate sound to die for. What a pretty garden you have full of interest and colour.

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  27. Hey Sarah,
    What a lovely garden. It must be lovely to have your daughter home again. Is it for a while, or is she off again soon for other adventures?
    Leanne xx

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  28. What a joyful time this is! I think this is the first time I've seen the full scope of your garden. I love your borders--so colorful--and all the photos.

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  29. I love the frog photo too - its like my last post, where some of the best photos were taken by Him Indoors.... huh.

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  30. Hi Sarah, what a lovely time this is for you and your daughter. Returning home after three years away is always such a relief isn't it...somehow all the commuting was well worth even though it was tiring. My daughter commuted to Winchester daily for three years...she's so glad it's all over now. Love how beautiful your garden is looking, and a rare glimpse of you and your daughter too...wishing you weeks and weeks of enjoying each other's company again. Hugs Sharon xx

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  31. Such lovely photos, and it must be wonderful to have your daughter home.
    I'd love the recipe for the elderflower drizzle cake, I have elderflower in the garden.
    The frog photo is brilliant, only 10 minutes ago I very nearly got a photo of the family of fat rats which have moved into our garden - not such a nice thought!

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  32. Congratulations to your daughter Sarah, well done! Thank you also for sharing the photos, love the sea and what a splendid shot of the frog!!

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  33. How wonderful to have your daughter home! My daughter will start her second year of a four-year degree this fall and we love having her home for the summer. Your garden is just incredible. So very lush and beautiful! :o)

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  34. Oh my, that frog picture is fabulous. And how lovely to have your girl home. One of mine is currently further away than ever before and I miss her.

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  35. My daughters' friends are all returning home after finishing uni ready to start the next stage of their lives.
    Your garden is looking wonderful & a moonlit walk on the beach wonderful x

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  36. Hi Sarah,

    It must be wonderful having your daughter back home and she must also love been home again.
    I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photos, the moonlight shinning on the water and you and your daughter sitting out in your gorgeous garden. The frog looks like it could be in the National Geographic - it is amazing.
    Happy Sunday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  37. Your photos are great.
    Love it so much
    Lovely hugs
    Molly

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