My Captured Moment!

image

Middle Temple : 26th November 2010

This is Miss Glade the day after I was called to the Bar.

This picture was taken exactly five years ago today!

We went from here, to see Father Christmas in Harrods and then onto the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – it was a lovely day!

Thankfully, the wig is absolutely no indication of her future plans ha!

My-Captured-Moment-badge[2]

Thank you for hosting Heledd.

Have a lovely day!

Advertisements

My Monday Quote!

image

I imagine someone else will of already posted this quote at some point, sorry if it was you!

I have been struggling with ‘working mum’s guilt’ this last week. I completely missed half term because of a work event.

Couple that with falling asleep at every turn because I have had awful jet lag and, you have one guilty mum.

Therefore, when I saw this quote earlier this week, it came at just the right time for me.

I am going to be kinder to myself this week, I hope you are too!!!

image

image

Have a lovely day!

My Monday Quote-I’m a wandering!

image

By J.R.R.Tolkien

Sometimes those that wander do so for work!

I guess this is my clumsy way of explaining that I maybe missing quite a bit this week.

I’m  about to travel for work and believe me, it really isn’t the same as going on holiday with your nearest and dearest.

The youngest is on half term, himself will be in sole charge!

Given that the schedule is quite daunting, coupled with jet lag and the unknown, I doubt I will get to post much again this week.

Hopefully, at some point I will get some pictures of San Francisco to share with you.

Take Care x x x

image

My Monday Quote!

image

I love this quote, I definitively seek respect over  attention. Indeed, this was recognised by a friend who sent it to me asking if it was my motto for life.

Maybe this is why eight months on, I still struggling with some aspects of blogging – who knows!

image

Have a lovely day!

Flowers in the window!

I love flowers, I think they make all the difference in turning a house into a home.

Therefore, I regard flowers as essential, but am I right?

Here are the ones that are gracing our surfaces this week.

image

There are always fresh flowers in our living room window.

However, I usually have flowers in other places around the house too.

image

Like these Gerber’s that I bought this week, not only do they match my living room , but they are such a great seasonal colour too.

image

Do they not scream Halloween to you?

image

There were so many stems in the bouquet that I had enough left over to fill this little bottle.

They make me smile!

image

The other side of the TV is brightened up with these Gladioli.

image

I am hopeful that the best is yet to come from this display.

The flowers that have already opened look so delicate and beautiful.

image

The flowers in the window this week are Longhorn Lillies.

I love every variety of Lillie, they are my favourite but Stargazers give me a terrible headache

image

These oriental ones in my kitchen are a good compromise, the beauty, without the scent.

image

They really have developed into an impressive display.

image

The kitchen is also home to these lovely carnations,

I never used to like carnations but they are definitely enjoying a revival in our house at the moment.

I really dislike not having flowers around the place and they are certainly soothing the seasonal transition for me at the moment.

Do you have fresh flowers in your home, are they essentials or are they a treat?

image

Have a lovely day!

 

A postcard from Dubai!

I might have mentioned that himself and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary this summer.

Instead of buying each other expensive presents, we decided to snag a cheeky week away, on our own, sans children.

It was to be the first break away on our own in 20 years. In my mind we were rehearsing for our retirement, therefore if it didn’t work out, there was till time to do something about it ha!

image

We stayed in a lovely hotel next to the Marina and with hindsight, we probably couldn’t have chosen anywhere better.

It was perfect for exploring and about a 10 minute walk to the beach.

image

We went to the malls.

This waterfall was at one end of the Mall of The Emirates.

image

While this fashion show was occurring at the other end.

image

Then there was a shark in the tank at The Dubai Mall.

image

There was the world’s tallest building.

image

Dancing fountains!

image

Boat trips across the Abra after exploring the gold and spice souks.

image

Boat and monorail trips along and around The Palm Jumeirah.

image

We enjoyed our stay but whilst I wouldn’t be upset if I had to go again, say for work, I wouldn’t go back on holiday.

I felt we well and truly ‘did’ Dubai. We found our own way around and made use of the fantastic metro system, water transport and trams.

We had a great break. However, I found it a very materialistic city and it felt like a very clean, well organised but souless destination.

I know I couldn’t live there, not even for the sunshine.

image

I loved the Marina but it made me miss walking Jack beside the River Mersey.

Sometimes, it takes a trip like this to make you realise that actually there really is no place like home.

And our retirement?

Well I don’t think it is actually going to be that bad, I have decided to keep himself. I call that a win win ha!

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realise that you are right where you should be?

Have a lovely day!