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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Blog Roll, Flowers & Cupcakes ...

Well, there's an original title for a post, if ever I saw one!!!

My little family have just left on their journey back to France, and the sunshine has gone with them, because it's raining hard out there again now.  Still, I'm not complaining, as the gardens can do with some refreshment, and the weather has been glorious again for most of the time that they have been here.

Does anyone else have problems with their Blog Roll, or is it just me?!  Quite often, I think that a certain friend hasn't put up a post for a while, so I manually go into their blog, and find that they have been writing posts, but they have not shown up on my Blog Roll, which is really annoying.  It would be interesting to see if anyone else has a similar problem.

My daughter and granddaughter presented me with this beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday.  How lucky am I?!  Every day I count my blessings for my caring family and all the love that they give to me and hubby.



A couple of days ago, we went into Plymouth, which is the nearest City to where we live in the countryside. Whilst walking along, we were suddenly  stopped in our tracks by ....


 A brand spanking new shop had appeared, selling only ....


Yes, that's right, this shop sold only cupcakes.  Now that is our sort of shop!!  They had them in every choice you could think of,  so, naturally, we had to buy some.  Yum yum is all I can say, and I will definitely be going back there next time I hit the big city!

See you all later!








31 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Wonderful flowers, lovely thought! And cupcakes, yummy, would love one with my morning coffee! Smiles from sunny Germany!

lyndylou said...

Yes, I have been having the same problem with my blog roll, then blogger seems to post all their recent posts all at once! It totally confuses me!

Lovely flowers and cupcakes....yum yum yum. It is still lovely and sunny here in Scotland :)

Shady Del Knight said...

My dear Thisisme, how do you keep such a slender figure with all of those pastries to tempt you daily? I have encountered the same problem with my blog roll from time to time. I think it might help to unsubscribe from that friend's blog and immediately click to follow again. Sometimes my blog roll appears completely empty and Blogger says I am not currently following ANY blogs at all! That problem is solved by refreshing my screen. Have a wonderful day, dear friend Thisisme!

Desiree said...

Yes, I have experienced the same problem on occasions. Shady's advice works to correct the problem. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet! Those cupcakes would tempt me, too. It's cold but clear here, today.

kneesandpaws said...

I feel uplifted by your happy posts of gifts, flowers and sweet deserts. It makes me think of things that I can do to share more love and kindness. So keep writing the good stuff! It is like sunshine after rain.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Cupcakes are all the rage in southern Virginia, USA, too.

EvaMarie Sa said...

What a lovely bouqet - you seems to have such lovely and thoughtful family :-)

Beautiful cupcakes - a store selling only cupcakes? How nice :)

Enjoy your day!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Your daughter is a gem and so is her daughter. Glad the weather was great. Cupcake shop. Mmmmm! Blogger was acting up quite a bit lately for me. Go in and update your blogroll every so often just to make sure nothing fell off. Just a suggestion. Hugs This!!1

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I've heard of Blog Roll problems, so you are not alone.

Myself, I don't use a Blog Roll.

I find new posting on the blog I love, by use of Google Reader.

:-)

orchid said...

Oh,what a lovely post♡♡♡
How sweet of your daughter and granddaughter!!! Your bouquet is SO GORGEOUS!!!
Well, I have a sweet tooth and my mouth is watching to see those marvelous cupcakes. I don't think there is a bakery which sells only cupcakes in Japan. I cannot pass the shop without buying some either♪♪♪
Well, about blog roll problem. Two of my friend's blogs always listed last. Don't know why??? Kind of different one, though...

Hugs and lots of Love, xoxo Orchid

Chatty Crone said...

What a delicious looking bakery. lol And the flowers gorgeous.

I have a problem with getting one of the blogs that I follow to get on my blog roll - I try about every week and just can't figure out why her blog won't go on there.

And I have lost followers too - do you think that is another error?

Love,
sandie

Kristina said...

{yes, i should be unpacking but golly I couldn't stay away! So I'm blog-stalking via mobile since I don't have Internet yet!}

Anyways, yes! I have noticed the blog roll thing! It's driving me kind of bonkers! I've been kind of disappointed that there have been so many troubles with Blogger! It didn't used to be that way! Grr.
Those flowers are beautiful!! In fact, it makes me want to go buy fresh flowers for the house! Fresh flowers are just the best aren't they?!
That shop has way to many cupcakes!!! I'm not a big cupcake eater but golly, I bet I could find one I liked there!! Interesting how popular cupcakes have gotten over the last couple years, huh?!

Odie Langley said...

I have also had trouble from time to time saying I was not following anyone but refreshing the screen brought them back. I will have to check on some that I haven't seen in a while and find out if I have the same problem you do. Have a great week.

Shirl said...

Gorgeous flowers and yummy cupcakes! Lucky you ... :0)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Have you tried using Google Reader itself rather than the list on your dashboard page, it seems reliable enough, she says crossing fingers. I hope you are not feeling low today with the rain and minus family although I know they will be back soon.

Belle said...

The flowers are so beautiful. I love cupcakes, but don't eat them often. Hubby has a carrot cake here for his belated birthday and I have had two pieces of that. Delicious! It is one of the few cakes I like. Isn't it fun when a new shop opens up? A Subway (sandwich shop) opened next to my mom's apartment building and she is happy as a clam.

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - The cupcakes were yummy, and, yes, the flowers were a lovely thought.

lyndylou - blogger is a real pain sometimes. I just worry that my bloggy friends think that I'm not reading their blogs!!The sun came out later on in the day here :)

Hi Shady. Yes, I think I will do as you suggest and unfollow them, and then immediately follow them again! Luckily, I think slender is in the genes!!!

Desiree - well, at least i'm not alone my friend!! I will do as Shady suggested. It's a glorious evening now, here in Devon!

kneesandpaws - thank you sweet friend! I like that, sunshine after the rain!!

Grammy Goodwill - I love them!!

EvaMarie - yes, I am very lucky with my little family!

Bouncin'Barb - thank you! I will do as you suggest and re-do my blog roll every so often. As I said above, I just worry that those friends affected will think that I'm not bothering to read their blog posts!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic - I will have to try to find out how to use Google Reader. Thanks for the hint!

Orchid - I have a sweet tooth as well, I'm afraid. I am just very fortunate that I never seem to put on much weight :) I do love to read your comments! Hugs.

Chatty Crone - no one would ever UNfollow your blog, so it MUST be an error my friend! It seems that most of us are getting little blips of one kind or another :(

Kristina - so you're in your new home! I hope you are happy with it and I don't blame you for taking a break from the unpacking! It really is a bit of a pain when blogger does this to us :( Yes, as you say, it is strange how cupcakes are all the rage now. They are on everything over here in England, but I don't mind, because I do love them! Hope you will be straight fairly soon my friend.

Odie - yes, I get that comment that I'm not following any blogs at the moment, and, yes, it works again when you refresh the page, but it is a worry that I'm missing out on my friends' posts. Take care my friend.

Shirl - yes, lucky me indeed!! Lovely to see you here today.

LindyLouMac in Italy - I'm feeling okay, as I know that they will be home again in a couple of weeks, which is lovely. I will have to try Google Reader, because someone else has suggested that. Take care my friend.

Thisisme. said...

Belle - Mmmm, I love carrot cake too!! I love your comment about your mum, that she is happy as a clam LOL!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yum. Cupcakes. Gourmet cupcakes are becoming quite the hot item over here. Sounds like it's the same across the pond.

Sush said...

OH I do love your flowers, what a sweet treat from your loved ones! Cupcakes? Why thank you I think I shall! My daughter and I love to bake them and give them to friends. In fact a dear friend of mine is giving a "Bon Voyage" party for her daughter and husband that are moving to Switzerland for a few years and she has asked me to bake several dozen mini cupcakes for the party! Now which ones to make????

Blogger roll does go in and out for me and sometimes refreshing helps sometimes I have to wait for it to correct itself. And I lost the followers for a few days. Guess the world of blogs is getting congested???

Loves~

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm not sure about the blog roll question because I haven't noticed. I have seen that others have posted that this must be a problem. So, I bet it is another blogger glitch.

You certainly made a wonderful discovery. Yum!

becca said...

beautiful flowers and yummy cupcakes what a nice combo. as for the blog roll i admit i don't much pay attention to it i just check in from my reading list to see who has posted

Thisisme. said...

Donna K Weaver - Hello! Lovely to see you here today, and I have noticed that you have just become my latest Follower, so that you so much for that.

Sush - you make cupcakes?! You're good at it obviously = oh, how I wished we lived nearer to each other. You could then make some for moi!! Hugs my friend.

Retired English Teacher - as you say, I expect it's another Blogger glitch!

Becca - hope you've now recovered from your party!! I'm not sure what a reading list is ??

Linda O'Connell said...

I know how many lovely memories you created with family. Thanks for the pictures. The flowers are beautiful. Blogger is messing with all of us in different ways at different times, I suppose.

Thisisme. said...

Linda - hi there. Really good to see you here today! Yes, certainly this summer, we have created lots of happy family memories.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I would love to have a shop selling cupcakes in my area but no not so lucky so lucky you I love cupcakes I think I will have to think about baking some over the weekend. Damn it is cold here I am sitting in front of the heater eating egg custard which I made earlier today.

Thisisme. said...

Jo-Anne Rambling - hi there! Well, if you do make some cupcakes this weekend, don't forget to save one for me!!! Aaaw, I'm sorry to hear that it's cold over there. Do hope that it warms up for you soon my friend.

Bethe77 said...

WOW! Those cupcakes do look very yummy indeed.
It is a bit over cast and very cool here today. I so wish the sun would come and stay awhile.
Im not sure about my blog roll as I havent checked as of lately due to the fact that I havent been on much just to post and answer comments. I will have to check that.
Many blessings

Thisisme. said...

Bethe77 - hi there. Yes, those cupcakes did look very good! I'm with you, in that I wish the sun would stay for a little while, instead of just teasing us every so often!

BECKY said...

Hi there! Yes, I've been having that problem...and that's why I'm here now...commenting on your past few posts! I hope you didn't think I was ignoring you! The flowers are lovely, and OH...the cupcake shop! Yum! I just realized the other day, when watching a show on the Food Network, that cupcakes are THE thing now....even for weddings. The fancier and the most unique flavors, etc. are all "in" now! If I lived near you, I'd meet you there every day! :)

Thisisme. said...

Becky - that is so sweet of you to catch up on my posts like that. It is so annoying when this happens with the blog roll because, like you, I don't want people to think that I'm ignoring them! Hope you have a good weekend and that your writing is going well.