Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Here At Last.....

Here we are....
After a long drive...plenty of rain and wind...
Arrived early afternoon...
Groceries in...
Unpacked...
Ventured down to the water....
Brrr....
Windy and cold....
Lots of beach erosion...
Hopefully warmer tomorrow...









Using my IPad to post....how did I forget everything? Geesh....

Hope you all had a great day...

What is new with you?

Enjoy your evening....

                Cheers!  :o)

                        linda   ♥️


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Continued From Yesterday.....After Lunch...


After lunch...we headed down to the basement...

This has become a favorite of Miss V's, since we brought her kitchen home!

She discovered her Uncle Ryan's old keyboard from the 80's, and she loves it! All kinds of beats and tempos...Our favorite is "Wham's" "Wake me up before you go go"...It always gets her rockin'! And...she wants me to join  her! What fun! 

She also loves her Auntie Lissa's Rocking Horse that my stepfather made for her in the late 70's...We brought home our cute "fireplace" heater from the cottage last week...it can get pretty chilly downstairs!! She loves that too! "Turn on the fireplace Nana"....what a hoot!!



As her Mom doesn't want her napping anymore...really???I wanted mine to nap 4ever!!!...different strokes...

So...
 
We headed out for a bike ride...

She helped Papa get the mail...

Had to get off her bike...

And stand on a tree stump...♥️

And then thru the schoolyard...

and back home...

What a beautiful sunny day it was...

And so balmy at 15c!!!

Unheard of!!

Are we finished yet???

Nope!

 After we got home...and she put her bike away...have I mentioned how tidy she is??

She wanted to rake...but the beds were too muddy and soggy...

"Can I sweep,Papa?"

Absolutely sweetie..♥️ 

 At this point I headed inside...

Not before capturing this pic, as she wanted to walk down to the corner again...

With her Papa...and her purse....

A gal and her purse!! And...LOVE that shiny hair♥️
 

After a snack of banana/raspberry loaf...which her and I had made last week...

Topped off with a few berries...and a nice glass of milk...

I suggested she head up to her room, and have some quiet time...

Of course...I had to check on her...

And this is what I found!! 






What a full day we had!
She and her Mom stayed for dinner...
She ate all her fish and fries...
So...a bit of ice cream was in order!!
PHEW....Nana and Papa were tired...
But...
Enjoyed every second of it ♥️

No flowers for you today...
Except for the beautiful flower above....

Hope you are all having a great day...
Sunny and cold here today...and still breezy...
Did a bit more packing...arranging...choosing...never ending!!

I managed to get a manicure and pedicure this morning...
A stocking stuffer gift from the boyfriend!  :o)
Nice shocking pink on my toes!!

Tonight we are having crispy Pork Chops...roasted Yams and Zucchini...
Cleaning out the fridge!!
Whats going on in your kitchen???

We will see Miss V again on Saturday...one last visit for awhile  :o( 
Her Mom needs to go to work...Valentines Day is coming up, and it is their busiest day of the year...next to Mothers Day!! Truck arriving with millions of flowers to be sorted...so...we get to visit  with Miss V.....:o)

Have a great afternoon and evening...

                Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Crafts With Nana...♥️♥️♥️








Miss V arrived early this am...around 7:45am...
We were ready for her!!
After Papa and I were both showered and dressed...
We got busy!!!
Papa had to go out for a while...
So Miss V and I took this opportunity...
To work on a few Valentines cards ♥️
She made one for each of her special people in her life...
Especially her little friend Sammy...Her Moms friends son...
He is a wee bit younger than her...but she loves whenever they get together.. 

After we were done...
I packed up her "Craft Basket"...
Found a great use for this basket I bought at a thrift shop last year.... 
Everything neat and tidy...

The crafting was done by 11:30 am...
Time for lunch...

The day got better and better...
Our temps climbed all the way to 15C...a new record for this day in February...


Flowers for today...are this incredibly beautiful White Geranium...
It grew in my tree basket...and was simply exquisite...
enjoy!
   



Stay tuned for part 2 of our day with Miss V...
To be continued...........

Miss V and her Mom stayed for dinner...
We had baked Haddock...brussell sprouts,bok choy,fries and a Greek Salad...  
Everyone cleaned up their plates!

Hope you all had a great day...

                     Cheers!   :o)

                        linda ♥️
       

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February at The Cottage...Then & Now...

 Last February at the cottage...2015...

The Lake was completely frozen over...

Tons of snow....

So beautiful and peaceful...


 Last Friday at the cottage...just at the end of January...close enough,eh?

Lake is wide open...only a wee bit of ice left on the rocks...

A far cry from the year before...





 Boyfriend found this "Ice Face" on the beach...

Pretty cool,eh??

It was bright and sunny...

We were tempted to get our chairs out, and sit in the sun!!









As promised...

More glorious flowers...

This beauty is a Zucchini blossom...

Quite the delicacy in some parts of the world...

I am a sucker for the beauty of the blossom....

A few of my baskets I planted for my deck and surrounding areas... 

And...a most special Tulip that comes up every year at the cottage...only 1...but isn't she a beauty??

Such colour.... ♥️

Hope you are all having a great day...

Had sunshine all day...but chilly...clouding over now, and a big rain storm is expected into the night...

Be safe and warm...wherever you are...

Welcome to my new followers...so glad to have you here...

                         Cheers!  :o)

                             linda♥️
 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Welcoming February...Then & Now....








 All of the above pictures...are...from last February!!! 2015!!!
We were knee deep in snow...

Today??

Well...this is my kitchen this afternoon...sun beaming in...
Not a flake in sight...
...5*c...
Wednesday is to be 11*c..with a huge wind rain storm moving in...

My Miscanthus grass...outside my kitchen...still has its plumes...
Glorious in the bright sunshine!! 


Tomorrow I will show you the cottage from one year ago...
And..how it looked last Friday...
Unbelievable!!!

Now...for your viewing pleasure...a few Begonias from last Summer at the cottage...candy for your eyes!!

Hope you are all having a great day...

What is your weather doing??? 

Any big plans for the week???

I got my linens all packed...my clothes all packed...well...first draft! hahaha! 

I got my kitchen staples packed...spices etc...

Getting excited!!!!
 


Have a great evening...

Downton was a wee bit better last night...quite a scene at the dinner table!!

                             Cheers!  :o)

                                 linda ♥️