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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sun Two Days In A Row!

Regular Followers will know that we haven't seen too much of that big yellow thing up in the sky recently, but, hey, it's been sunny for two days in a row now.  Should I start to get excited do you think?!  Has summer finally arrived here in Devon?!

Exciting day for me, as it is the day of my first guest post over at Kristina's blog - because of the time difference, I don't know when it will actually appear to you, but it will definitely be there some time today, the 30th June!

Today is another special day, as it is Eli's third birthday, so I expect you will be seeing some photos of the little party that he will be having later on this afternoon!  We have bought him a little micro-scooter and I am sure that he will have great fun zooming around on it.

Those of you who have been following me for a while, will know that I love quotations and, on this sunny day, with not a cloud in the sky, here are a few that I have picked out for today.

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. ~Gertrude Jekyll

A life without love is like a year without summer. ~Swedish Proverb

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Enjoy your day my dear bloggy friends, whatever you might be up to and, whatever the weather is like in your little corner of the world, I hope that the sun is shining in your hearts.


Bethe77 said...

Happy birthday to your little Eli may you all ahve a wonderful celebration. Looking forward to the up coming photos and him scooting around on his scooter.
Glad to ehar you ahve some sun.
Im looking forward to the possiblity of it happening here this weekend.

Thisisme. said...

Bethe - hi there! Thank you for the birthday wishes for Eli. The sun is being pretty elusive this year, isn't it?!

Odie Langley said...

Happy birthday to Eli and I am sure it will be a super party. I checked your link but the post was not there yet. However I did stumble around and found a wonderful post on one of my favorite birds, the Killdeer. Have a marvelous day.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

At last I am here to catch up on what you have been up to in my absence. I love the new banner and quote, you sound as though you have been enjoying your family, despite the weather and Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary :) :) Crazy golf have not played that for many years!

Thisisme. said...

Odie - probably Kristina has pulled my post, because it wasn't up to scratch! Hee Hee! Thanks for looking anyway. How lovely that you found that bird though. Yes, I'm looking forward to the little party.

LindyLouMac in Italy - hi there. Lovely to see you here again. Have missed you! Gosh, you've obviously been checking quite a lot of my posts. That was funny about the Golden Wedding Anniversary card though, wasn't it?! The poor lady was mortified!

Shady Del Knight said...

You are a blessing to the blog world, Thisisme! You say the sun was out two days in a row? Did that set a new record for Devon? (LOL) Did local residents flee in panic, not knowing what to make of that big yellow ball in the sky? (LOL) God bless Eli on his birthday and I'll look for you over on APDOL, my dear friend!

Thisisme. said...

Shady - Hi there. That was a lovely thing to say, and the rest of your comments did make me laugh!! Yes, we're not used to that big yellow ball being around for this long. Tomorrow, if it's still here, all the residents will be complaining that it's too hot!!! LOL! I've got little Alfred sitting beside me in the garden as I type this, and I will include a couple of photos tomorrow for you.

flowers on my table said...

You are depressing me now Diane, all we've got is rain, rain, rain, and I am trying to be really positive about it!!! Good news! I am delighted to say, that you, my lovely bloggie friend have been picked by Lois as the winner of the coffee cosy giveaway. So let me have your address and I will get it to you asap. Congratulations! Love Linda x

flowers on my table said...

Oh sorryI forgot to say Happy Birthday Elih, 3 is such a lovely age! Love Linda x

Thisisme. said...

flowers on my table - Oh, I'm so sorry about the rain that you're having. Believe me, we've had our fair share of it, and I believe it is coming in again later on today :( Thank you for Eli's birthday wishes. Wow, wow, wow! I've never won anything in my life before, (well only once when I was a little girl, and I won a prize for getting the most things into a matchbox!!!), so I am absoloutely thrilled to bits with my win. And it was such a beautiful giveaway as well. Thank you so much my friend, and please do thank the lovely Lois for me. I am genuinely so delighted about this!! I don't have outlook, so could you please send me your e-mail address via and I will then let you have my address. Thank you again. Big hug!

Desiree said...

Hi Diane! I have missed you this past week while I've been on a blogging break. I am so glad you're getting SUNSHINE! We've been having lots of rain and even hail.

Hope the birthday boy enjoys his day and the party this afternon.

I will be popping round to view your guest post...congratulations! You're on Carol's tail...being given invites to jet all over the place.

Big hug,
Des xoxo

Thisisme. said...

Desiree - Hi there! Lovely to see you back here again my friend. Yes, still basking in the sunshine, as I type this in the garden, just before I leave for the party! I don't think we could ever catch up with Carol, the little mynx! She's on a real high at the moment, with just having had her book published.; I have told her that soon she won't be mixing with the likes of us anymore. Hee Hee!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely new Header picture!


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I am soooooooo glad that you have had 2 whole days of sunshine.

I know your weather is often on the damp side, but ours is getting to be thus, also. Rainy, rainy time we've been having over the pond, in the NE. But things are looking up, for the coming weekend. :-)

Enjoy the 3 year Birthday *Bash*! :-)

Will go see your guest post.


orchid said...

My dearest thisisme!!!

Happy third birthday to Eli♡♡♡
What a nice looking micro-scooter it is. He'ii enjoy using it♪

Oh, nice quotation. you enjoyed your sunny day, aren't you? haha,I loved "the lawn mower is broken" part. In Japan, not many people need it, though. and my favorite is "A life without love is like a year without summer"

Thank you for sharing!!!
I hope the sun is shining in all of your family as well.

Love and Hugs, Orchid

Denise said...

Thank you for you for visiting me.Happy birthday to you.enjoy your day-Denise

Katherines Corner said...

Happy Birthday to Eli. I look forward to your upcoming post with him on the scooter. I'll head over to your guest post now my bloggy friend. Big hugs!

BECKY said...

Oh, I love quotes, too..and I love all of these! I know how you feel about the sunshine! We had SO many days in a row of rain and was just awful! But now we're in the height of our hot temperatures, sunny skies...and not a lot of humidity YET...but that will come soon, too. Ya gotta take the good with the bad! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Bouncin' Barb said...

One thing for sure is that you bring sunshine to many of us here in blogland. You are an awesome lady!!

Denise said...

I went over and read your post at your friends.So nice,lovely pics. of your home town.I will browse her blog next.I just realized I got it wrong,it wasn't your birthday,sorry. Denise

Thisisme. said...

Aunt Amelia's Attic - so pleased you like the header photo and, yes, we enjoyed the birthday bash! I'm sorry that you're having it damp over there as well. Hope your weather will improve for you for the weekend. Take care.

Orchid - hallo! Yes, I've just got back from the party, and he loved his little micro-scooter. I've told him mum that I will buy a helmet for him though. I would hate him to fall off and knock his head!

Denise - I was pleased to visit you today, and I hope that you finally got your picture problem sorted out! It's so frustrating when you can't get things to work!!

Katherine's Corner - thank you for Eli's birthday wishes my friend, and thank you for taking the trouble to pop over to my guest post!

Bouncin'Barb - you are always so kind to me my dear friend. Big hugs to you.

Becky - lovely to see you hear today, and you're so right. You've got to take the good with the bad, as with all things in life!! Hope your writing is going well.

Claudia Moser said...

It was as always a great post! You are so nice and positive! Smiles from Germany across the chanel :)

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - thank you! I do try to be positive, although I don't always feel like it!!! Hope the sun is shining over there in Germany as well.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

happy birthday to eli! great quotes. have a great weekend.

Belle said...

What a great gift for Eli! We bought two for our grandsons and they had so much fun on them. I'm also glad the sun is out in Devon. It has been sunny almost every day since I returned from vacation, we have been lucky.

becca said...

that's great you are getting sunshines i'm excited because we are finally getting rain we need. plus happy birhday to little one

rainbow said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELI, my youngest GRANDson was 3 on June 11th and 3 is so cute. He is the one that called to tell me they were moving to London. He said very excited "I'm going to England Mamaw!" I asked "Do you know where England is." He said "No, but I'm going to England." He now knows where England is but I told him "Just don't forget where TEXAS is"


Glenda said...

Three is such a fun little age - hope he has a wonderful birthday. Enjoy the sunshine. We've had an abundance of it - wishing for a little rain.

Ana* said...

I have been seeing that yellow thing called sun a lot more often and it makes me a happy apple :)

ps: Happy birthday to you Eli and thanks for stopping by my blog and following along. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Also, let me know if you ever come visit New England. I will give you a special tour around the historic Newport , RI.

Retired English Teacher said...

Thank you for wishing me a good day. Actually, it turned out to be quite a nice day. I went to high tea (American version) with two friends. That was a rare treat. It did make me long for a trip to England.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday Eli - glad you had some days filled with sun.

Love your header picture of that flower!

Sush said...

Happy Birthday to dear little one! I'm sure your Grandmother is going to have a lovely time celebrating with you!

Diane, I do love your new banner, but I did so enjoy the photograph of the family as well.

I'm off to check out your guest blog what fun!

Let the sun shine in..oh and Summer Day, Summer Day is one of MY fav quotes!

Thisisme. said...

Teresa - thank you my friend! Hope your weekend is a lovely one too!

Belle - Hi. That's great that the sun has been shining since you returned from your vacation. Makes you feel so much better, doesn't it?! I didn't know you had two grandsons. I'm sure Eli will love the scooter!

Becca - we've got the much needed sun, and you've got the much needed rain, so all is well with the world!!

rainbow - I am so sorry that your little grandson is going to be moving so far away from you my friend. I know how much you will miss him and, as you say, it's such a lovely age. I hope they're not going too soon!

Glenda - yes, three is such a cute age. I could eat him all up! Hopefully we will get this weather for a while now, but you can never tell here in England!

Ana* - lovely to see you here today, and thank you for now following! Happy apple - I love that!!! Thank you so much for the offer of the tour if ever I visit. That is so kind!

Retired English Teacher - High tea (American style!) with your two friends sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I love meeting up with my girlfriends. The older I get, the more important I find that they become. Perhaps that's something to do with being an only child.

Sush - loves, loves, loves to you too! Yes, my little boy had a super birthday (and so did grandma of course!). Thank you so much for popping over to my guest post my friend. I know, the family header photo was very joyful, wasn't it?! I'll probably put it back again in a while.

Susan said...

I bet Eli had a great Birthday. Little boys really like their riding toys! Love your sunny day quotes. What are those little colored buildings in a row? Are they bath houses? They're really cute. And the bumble bee on your photo is great. That's hard to do...keeping them still while you shoot a photo. I really enjoy your ocean shots Thisisme!

Thisisme. said...

Susan - I've just changed that header photo, which I took this afternoon, and I was pleased to catch the bumble bee. Yes, little Eli had a lovely birthday and I will be posting some photos tomorrow. We call those coloured buildings 'beach huts'. They are usually right by the beach, and people can change in there, and make a cup of tea etc. Hope you're enjoying the weekend my friend.