Saturday, 24 January 2015

Supposed To Be A Picnic.......Brrrrrr!


 First things first....
Thought I better do a refresher of posting on my IPad, as that will be my vehicle for posting in the next month......so......here we go!
Still can't recall how to add text where I want it.....bare with me!

Yesterday we took a drive to the cottage....
Bright sunny drive all the way....
But, as we started heading South....the sun disappeared....and thick clouds rolled in....Seems our last few visits have been dark and cloudy....this was no exception!

I had the brilliant idea of packing a lunch, instead of our usual stopping for lunch....
I made egg salad sandwiches and a nice pot of chicken soup...
Anyway....back to my brilliant idea!
Lunch at the cottage!
Turn on the furnace....eat at the table....looking out at the scenery.....

Well......let me tell you....not exactly how it all went down!



Ok.....here was the view from inside....
It was so windy and cold....
I did not go down to the beach, when we first arrived....
Boyfriend went to the basement to turn on the heat!
Fan was blowing....but.....what?....blowing.....COLD AIR!
Geesh.....hello? Furnace....where is the heat?
It was 29*f inside......VERY COLD INDEED!
And....with the cold air blowing....it was getting even colder!
Boyfriend called Ben...who had installed the furnace....
Unfortunately he was not near the cottage....but promised...
To drop by, and see WHAT THE PROBLEM IS?


I got lunch together, while the boyfriend vacuumed....
He loves vacuuming.....at the cottage that is!
We sat and ate.....freezing......chattering teeth.....cursing Ben.....and the furnace!
Looks delicious, though.....eh?





I decided to try a few editing techniques on my IPad app for blogger.....
Tried to hide my very red nose......from the cold!
You like my red glasses?
$ store!
I need to get a few new pairs for the trip....
They are not as good as my prescription glasses....but are ideal for using my camera....♥️



The sky was almost turning pink....
So cloudy though.....and cold.....in fact.....bitterly cold!
And we were so looking forward to spending a few hours putzing around the cottage....:o(
I never did go down to the beach....I was freezing!
We got into the car....heated seats on.....heat blasting!
What a shame our plans were thwarted!
Oh well.....lunch was delicious!



Anyway....it wasn't a total wash out....
The Salvation Army in Dunville was 50% off.....
Got lots of new baskets for next summer....
And a few cool planters....I'm thinking succulents!

Ok.....can't figure out how to get my text over to the bottom left.....

There......now I can carry on....
Not a bad trial run....

Hope you are all having a great day....
Pure cloud here....bit of drizzly freezing rain....

Making burgers and yam fries tonight.....
I see a fire in my future....and probably a crochet hook!
Finished a cat bed for Erika's cats....
Need to make one for my son's cat,Buddy♥️

Enjoy the rest of your weekend....
Anything exciting going on?
How did I do on the IPad? Tee hee hee.......

Cheers!   :o)
linda

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bits & Bobs.....















                            Guess who's shadow this is???

                                            Yup...Red himself! Love this shot!


             Hope you are all having a great day...

                 Sun shining...wee bit of wind...not a bad day at all!

     Miss V slept 'til 7:45...had her juice and cheerios...watched a bit of Zack and Quack...

                   We built a few towers with her blocks...got her dressed...

                                Papa took her down to her school♥️

                              Then....Nana got busy!! hahaha!

                    Made egg salad sandwiches for  lunch...

                                  Put on a pot of chicken soup...

Sliced the beef for dinner...marinating in soya sauce and cajun seasoning, and freshly ground black pepper...

               To make Pepper steak, over no-yolk noodles for dinner...

                         It is one of my oldest and most favorite recipes...

The fresh green peppers...sliced spring onions and grape tomatoes give it such a rich fresh taste...

            Got out with my boyfriend for a nice brisk walk...very nice in the sun!

                       I did some groceries, as I think we will take a drive tomorrow...

                            Supposed to be a nice day...sunny...YAY!!!

                                  What were you up to today??

                                     What is cooking in your kitchen??

                           Sunny for you?? But...still cold??

                           Enjoy the rest of your day...and your evening...
  
                                       Cheers!  :o)
                                             linda

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Primula Perfume.....Perfect!






Treated myself to a Creamy...whitish...hint of Lemon...Primula...

Smells heavenly...I also have a bunch of small Tulips...will share those later...


Hope you are all having a great day...

All is well here...

Miss V and I went grocery shopping and then thru the carwash!

She ate all her lunch...had cake and berries and yogurt...sat on the potty for 5 books...

Nothing....by the way!!! tee hee hee...

Napping since 1pm...

Got the spinach salad put together...

We are having that most delicious buttermilk soaked...panko encrusted...Cod filet...

Rice with peas...sauteed peppers...green,yellow and red...YUM!!!

We are having a sleepover...need to spend as much time with Miss V as we can...

Our trip is drawing ever closer on the old horizon...

Weather here is the nothing...no sun...no wind...nothing...except of course COLD!!!

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon and evening...

Think I'll make myself a big mug of Apple Cinnamon Tea...and curl up with my crochet hook...

That is...

Until I hear...."NANA?".....{louder}..."NANA?"...from upstairs ♥️

Doesn't get any better than that......

                                      Cheers!   :o)
                                          linda

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Setting The Stage......









Had some old friends in for dinner last Friday night...

Well...not OLD...but you know...old...

They were original neighbours on our small court 30 years ago...

They moved away about 16 years ago...

Kept in touch here and there...

Their oldest son did our front walkway, and helped repair the back deck this past summer...

Ran into them at a funeral...one of our other long time neighbours...before Christmas...

Decided it was time to get together...



Picked up 2 dozen small stemmed Roses...

One dozen of Hot Pink...

One dozen of a sort of Rusty Orange...

Both very pretty...and fragrant...

Although I went with a tan, cream and black tablecloth and placmeats...

I thought the cream and pink napkins were a great contrast...

And picked up the Pink from the roses...

Crystal and mirrored candle holders...

Milk Glass for the centrepiece...

Added some red tealight holders for the side tables...




I had enough Roses...

To do the table centrepiece, generously with lots of roses...

3 for my bunny glass holder that my dear late brother Tom gave me...♥️

I try to keep flowers in that all year if I can...

On my small side cabinet...

Also a small bouquet on my hall table, in the foyer...

One of my Elves is keeping them company...



They were scheduled
To arrive at 6:30...

I lit a few candles just to brighten up the room a bit...

We had a lovely time...

Laughed...

Remembered our kids when they were little...

Hockey on the street...

Fighting with the builder!!

Putting up fences...

Having sod laid...

Digging for our pools...

Ahhhhhh...

The good old days!

Sat in the family room with a fire going, for an hour or so...

A few nibblies...

Some nice Red Wine...

Then onto dinner.....
 

            Hope you are all having a great day...

        Sunny...but cold again here...no snow right now...not sure what is forecast...

                Took a drive to the cottage yesterday...lots of snow out there!

                       Lake still frozen and icy...will share some pics soon...

         On the menu tonight...

                    Grilled pork tenderloin medallions...
 
                          Mashed taters and heirloom carrots...

                              Sauteed mushrooms and some lovely pork gravy...

                         Doesn't that sound delicious!!!!


                     Enjoy the rest of your day...

                          Miss V tomorrow!!!

                              
                                 Cheers!   :o)
                                      linda

Sunday, 18 January 2015

I See You...Yes You...Over There In The Cedars....♥️








                   Hope you are all having a great day...

                          Temps have risen...snow disappearing...cloudy...damp...

                                            Must be January!!

                            Expecting My daughter and Miss V shortly...

              Have a veggie lasagna ready for the oven...Caesar Salad alongside...

                       Enjoy the rest of your day...
 
                           Anything exciting happening???

                              What's for dinner at your house???

                                 Cheers!    :o)
                                           linda