Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Getting back to normal

One lonely rose from the garden
 My Orchid still doing very well
These are so cost effective, the blooms last for a couple of months.
 Hubby being soppy on holiday
he's a romantic at heart
 Almost me, on holiday
The above, 2 cot sheets, baby towel, pack of 5 muslin squares and a nice bib, just £7.50 from the local Co-op, the cot sheets are for daughter, with winter coming the extra 2 will help. The other items are for our house, Will already has the same bib for use at his home, we keep nappies and wipes here as well, saves bringing loads when Will comes for a visit. We also got loads of reduced food stuff for the coming week, nice way to start shopping.
Hubby got a good deal on renewing our house and contents insurance, our policy is due to go up by £42, hubby went on line, found the cheapest for us without loosing any benefits, it was with Halifax, who are our providers, so on the phone they matched the new policy and we got a £50 cash back (due in January) and saved £20 on last years prices.
It a cool sunny day here, but I am inside, a huge pile of ironing needs to be sorted. Later Will is coming for a visit, whilst mummy visits the dentist, we have missed not seeing him each day.
My garden and greenhouse was OK whilst we were away. We have a tree surgeon coming on Monday, and with the weekend fore caste being good, I hope to tidy my garden, move plants into the greenhouse and plants spring plants and bulbs, which I already have, so no extra spend.

Monday, 18 September 2017

France in photo's

Our accommodation looked like a starter home on a small estate
a 2 bedroom house, perfect for the 5 of us. 
The site was not too big, had pools inside and out.
Just 10 minutes walk to the shore. 
 In the edge of a small old town St Pol de Leon
 Trip to Morlaix
 This structure dominated the sky line
Perfect place for lunch
 Stunning inside
 Lovely old churches
 Various sea views along the coast

Most mornings we went swimming with mummy, daddy and Will, 
Will loves being in the water, and was a joy to watch.
We did not go out every day, the holiday was to relax, we visited one local food market at Roscof, the fruit and veg, plus sea food was so fresh.
As you can see the weather was mixed, the rain was light and almost always gone by lunch time.
We had a couple of evening meals out, the second being in Roscof in a seafood restaurant, I had a seafood salad, which has to be the best fish dish I have had in ages, everything was so fresh.
Very little shopping, we have stocked up on wines for the coming Christmas period, we brought loads of euro's home, which we can use when we are in Spain in November.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Brr, back home

Will helping us choose wine to bring home
 French wool shop window
 I always bring back these tea bags, I got 3 boxes for 5 euro's
So why on the English site of this English blender are they £3 per pack. 
I read this book in France, it was the first book in the series, 
I read it last, but it was still  a great book, I have not yet found a book of her's which is not good.
Hubby purchased all the Sue Grafton A-Z books on my iPad, I'm not a fan of reading from the iPad, but the set was cheap and it saves me taking books on holiday. I read 3 of the titles whilst away and on the ferry home. 
 I asked Dawn if she could make me a pocket for a cushion I am making Will, she chose the colours and it looks brilliant, once added to a cushion front, plus a book inside it will go in his reading wig wam.
 This is a partial screen shot from my blog, I have just passed a big milestone.
I started my blog in 2009 not thinking in regard to where it would take me. I have always used it a my diary, each year I put all my post and photo's into a book. Therefore the blog has always been just as I like it, I had no thought's about followers, who would be interested in the thoughts of a middle aged woman. On the other hand I love all your blogs, you are all so interesting, you give me ideas, show me what is currant in your lives. So my milestone, I have now had 5001 comments through the years. I had decided to reward the 5000th comment with a small gift, I did not say anything before, I do not try to entice followers, I hope you are here because you want to be.  
So Tania, Frugal in Essex, please get in touch, I would like your address.   
We decided to try one of our bottles purchased in France
2.99 euro's each, and lovely glass of red.
I will blog some photo's of our break next time, we are having a lazy Sunday morning, laundry is being sorted. It's a sunny blowy day here, but cold, I checked and it's only 10c outside. Our weather in France was slightly better than here, we had rain 5 out of 7 days, but by lunch time it cleared, but it was much warmer.
PS I don't know why blogger is showing an old post from 2011, Christmas Tree cat, as the most viewed post, I does have the most views, but my list has been set to show post in the last 30 days.


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