Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Time With Miss V.....๐Ÿ’š






Last Friday was a PD day for Miss V...which is great with us!! We got to have her for the whole day...a sleepover and a trip to the cottage on Saturday!!

After her bike ride with her Papa, she got busy on raking up the few leaves that were left here at home...

After that...the baking began...

We made a loaf and 6 cupcakes...she allotted one raspberry and 2 chocolate chops to each cupcake! 

After lunch, she iced one cupcake and added some sprinkles!!
 



After that, she put together a craft I had picked up for her at Michael's....a Snowman door hanger...she was very quick at making this!!

We were at the $ store, and then at the mall...Santa's Village was all set up, but no Santa yet...she also wanted to ride the escalator with me...
 

Friday night we had a fire, and watched a few Christmas shows...

In the morning, we got ready, and headed out to the cottage to meet Uncle Ryan, and put up the last porch shutter...the weather was 10c, but very dark and damp...the beach was quite eroded, from the brisk winds last week...Miss V tried to make a sand castle, but the sand was full of pebbles and kinda soggy!!
She does love the beach though!!
 




As you can see above, all of the Maple leaves are down...looks pretty bare, eh??

But...the Birch I planted at the road side, is still looking pretty fine with her yellow leaves hanging on...
 

I was lucky enough to find 2 treasures on the beach that day...

A very large piece of blue beach glass...

And a heart shaped stone...

 





The Milkweed on the beach, was putting on a great show...

Tiny rain droplets on the silk...

Love finding these to photograph...

For some reason, I did not have as many volunteers on the beach this year... 


The sun tried to come out...but only peeked thru the thick clouds...






We were hardly out of the driveway, when I looked back at Miss V...๐Ÿ’“

She was out like a light for about 45 minutes...With her gloves and toasty vest on...such a sweetie...love when they get all tired out from running around and having fun...

We delivered her home safely to her Mommy...they were happy to see each other ๐Ÿ’˜ 




Hope you are all well...enjoying the last of Fall...and to my American friends, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend...I am sure you are all decorating for Christmas now!! I must get started myself...think I will start with my staircase...that always gets me in the spirit...

I have not done any shopping...just been crocheting a few things for the kids... 

Lots of time....right??? hahaha!!

Enjoy the rest of your week...

                 Cheers!   :o)

                    linda ♥️
 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Blooms In My Cottage Garden On November 17th!!!!!!!!!!!!













Our last visit to the cottage, was unbelievable!!!

The 2 days we spent there, broke records for high temps in November...

There will still quite a few things blooming, and I wanted to share them with you..

We had lots of Perennial Mums, in Pink and a lovely red...and ltos of tiny visitors on them as well!!

There were lots of Perennial White Yarrow blooming...it just keeps on going!!!

I was very surprised to see the Pink Campion in bloom...they are usually sound asleep by this time of the year!!

Annual Geraniums and White Nicotianas still putting on a great show...

And the sweet little Campanula Bell Flower...just keeps blooming and blooming...such a hardy perennial...

The leaves also were still a splendid colour...have lots more pics to share...

Even my tiny tomatoes were still trying...♥️

 

Hope you are all well....

I know my American friends will be having a ball tomorrow....ENJOY!!!!! 

We are almost ready to leave and go get our flu shots for the year...

Not looking forward to a sore arm tomorrow....๐Ÿ˜ง

        Enjoy your evening...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                         linda ♥️

 

Monday, 21 November 2016

When The Wind Is Howling....๐Ÿ’จ....BAKE!!


                                                
                                                             note the flour on the cheek  ♥️  and on the counter!!! hahaha!
 



 Even though we did not get any snow here...A lot of people did!!

What a change in the weather, eh??

Friday we were sitting at the cottage...enjoying the 20*c weather...

And when we woke up Saturday morning...we were like...whaaaat????

A very brisk wind set in...and then the rain started...off home we went!!

Sunday brought visitors...and a cute little baker...so...we got busy!!

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake was the bake of the day...

And it was soooooo delicious!!

See you on Friday Miss V...sleepover!!!!!!!!!




Hope you are all well...and survived the first snowfall...if you got any!!

We had such a lovely time at the cottage last week...

Will share a few photos later...

The wind is still howling here...and very chilly...in the minus temps!!

Enjoy your day everyone...I am going out for Pizza tonight!! YIPPEE!!

                        Cheers!  :o)

                             linda ♥️

                         

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Last Week or So......










Last Thursday we took a drive out to the cottage, as we knew that we would be home here on the weekend.

It was so darn windy!!!

"How windy was it?" you ask...

80km winds!!!

That is pretty darn windy!!

you couldn't hear yourself think...

With the combo of the trees and the waves crashing in...

But...we managed to find a cosy spot to sit for a while, and enjoy the show!!

On our way...we stopped at one of our Thrifty shops...

I got this nice tin Tole painted candle holder...

It has already found a spot on my bedroom dresser at the cottage!! 

I also picked up this Christmas plate for my son...I had already given him a Christmas Sled by the same pottery company...made in Japan...Hand painted...he loves anything vintage!!






My Miscanthus Grasses at the cottage are putting on a great show right now!

I will be cutting some to bring home, to decorate my yard for the Winter...

They add quite a nice statement...

Especially with lights on them...

I am happy!!! hahaha!!



Here at home, the afternoon Sunshine has been magical...

The weather has been unbelievable for this time of year...and the rest of the week is to be spectacular...up to 17c!!!
Way above normal...

I ain't complaining!!

Friday night was dinner for the birthday boy...

Rack of Lamb...with scallops as an appetizer...

OH MY....they were so delicious!!

We dined by candlelight!!



Saturday was the day the kids came over...Miss V wanted to put sprinkles on Papa's Pie!! No Problem!!

She also was very serious about eating her piece ♥️




My daughter Lissa brought me these cute little Christmas Gnomes...

Aren't they just so adorable?????

Let the decorating begin!!

I actually did my front today, as my other daughter Erika gifted me with a beautiful front Christmas Urn...just gorgeous! But...
I neglected to take a photo....really??? Yes....really!!
I will get on that tomorrow!

I also returned to Fitness this morning...it was so nice to see all the girls, and go for coffee afterwards...I really must stick with this...and I do believe I will!

                                         *****************

Wasn't that SuperMoon something??? I got a lot of beautiful shots...don't think I'll be around for the nest one!! hahaha!

Hope that you are all well...and...enjoying this weather!!

Tonight is Fish night here...the Cod is soaking in Buttermilk as I type this...

Some nice fluffy rice...Parmesan Zucchini...and a Ceasar Salad to start...

One of my fitness gals said she loves to read about my meals on the blog...

Here you go Lauren!! hahaha!! 

          Have a great week...

             Cheers!

                   linda ♥️