Wednesday 19 March 2014

Loved Ones

Good morning lovelies!
I hope you are all doing well? Sorry I haven't popped by for a chat in over a week, time has been flying by.
I've had a busy week or so; Working, rehearsing, crafting and enjoying time with my parents who were visiting for the weekend from England.
It was an amazing weekend spent in the most glorious sunshine I've seen in months!
What made my weekend extra special was the fact that Dennis was also able to spend it with us. He had to leave the cruise ship he works on for a short while due to a nasty bout of kidney stones. He was in a lot of pain and the ship was unable to look after him so he's back on land for a few weeks until he's all better. It's obviously bad that he's been ill, but so nice that he's home :-)

So time spent with Dennis and my parents made for a rather splendid week!
It had been 6 months since I last saw Mum and Dad and no matter how much I told Mum that I didn't need her to bring any gifts, I knew that she would arrive with a suitcase full of goodies. She didn't disappoint!
I now have a rather large stash of Cadbury's chocolate lurking in the kitchen cupboard. Yummy!

Along with a much appreciated collection of English treats, Mum and Dad were also delivering a lovely gift from my Nan. A gift for Dennis' and my apartment, some lovely tea towels in gorgeous vibrant colours.

I love how jolly they are! Great colour combinations, swirly patterns making these vivid owls and butterflies swoop across the fabric with style. These owls are pretty cute huh? Thank you Nan!!!!

Whilst Mum and Dad were here, I showed them all of the local places Dennis and I like to visit. We ate delicious food together and had a jolly good time catching up.  Of course we also did some shopping. Mum could be described as a Shopaholic and as it turns out, I take after her!!! 
I picked up these fun wind mill on my shopping trip:

I added them to my pot plants! I know I'm overdoing the whole balcony thing, but I just can't get enough of how jolly it's looking. I look forward to when It's warm enough to wake up every morning and eat breakfast outside amongst the wind mills and pot plants.

It's my favourite part of the apartment. Mum and Dad loved it also!

I also picked up some lovely new yarn in the city! Oooooh la la!!
I'll be sharing more about this very soon, but until then I'll leave you with this little preview of the gloriously bright splashes of colour, that I hope to turn into something fabulously fun! Nothing more exciting than new yarn!!!!

I'll be back in a day or two and tell you all about my new yarn, I've already started working on a little something and am rather enjoying it!
I hope you've had as lovely a week as I have spent with my loved ones!!! Thanks Mum and Dad for such a special time!

Speak soon.

P.S Dennis says a BIG hello to you all :-)
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  1. What a lovely garden! Congrats!

  2. Hello back to you both! I love the pinwheels and need to get some. I also love the yarn and the colors.. can't wait to see what you're making. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. It always makes me happy to read your posts. I love how the wind mills look with your plants and I hope Dennis feels a lot better soon.

  4. Such fun an d colorful yarn... I can't wait to see what you are doing with it. I am working on a japaneseflower blanket and I really love it. Fun and colorful. I'm so glad Dennis was home to visit with your parents while they were visiting. Such a special time together. Hope you have sometime yos catch up

  5. Those tea towels! Amazing, I love them and I'm sure they will look great in your apartment.

    Can't wait to see what you are making with those gorgeous yarns :)

  6. Hope Denis is feeling much better soon. Gorgeous tea towels from your Nan! Too good to use!!

  7. Your balcony is just so beautiful. You have such a gift for colors. Wish I did! So glad you had such a delightful visit with your family and hope Dennis is much better very quickly. Your new yarn made me so giddy. The colors just make me happy ( ok, maybe a little jealous). Have a great week!

  8. I'll look forward to seeing what you make with the gorgeous new yarn! I love your Blog and the photos are fantastic.

  9. hope Dennis is on the mend and am pleased he is back with you for a while. Lovely post with lots of colour and I look forward to seeing your new project. I am off for a visit to Bath next week and can't wait and will be looking up the wool shop you recommended :-) Love Joy xx

  10. Hope that Dennis will feel good soon.
    I love the owls but mine favorite is the butterflies ( maby because I love butterflies so much)

  11. your post makes me smile except for the bit about the illness of Dennis. I hope he will get well soon.

  12. hermoso tu jardin!! me en encantan los nuevos hilos!! ya quiero ver que vasa a tejer!!
    Pobre Denis se bien lo que duele los calculos auchh!! espero se recupere pronto.
    un calido saludo desde Chihuahua Mexico.

  13. Hola soy Rosa !! acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta haces unas cosas preciosas tienes mucho arte , me alegro que hayas disfrutado de la visita de tus padres . Yo me quedo de seguidora para no perderme nada .
    Besos !!!

  14. I just so love your posts, so bright and colourful. They make me so happy. I adore those tea towels, butterflies and owls and paisley in such gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

  15. Sometimes gorgeous tea towels are just tooo beautiful to put to use in the kitchen ... I want to frame these! xx

  16. Good to hear you had such a great time with your parents! :-) The yarn looks delicous - I went into a gründl store the other day and got some brilliant cotton yarn. So pretty, I think I need more :P

    I adore your windmiles - did you get them in a specific shop?

    Take care,

  17. What a love-filled week, Matt, and the incredible colored balcony looks even better ~!~ Happy Spring and big HI to Dennis.