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Friday, 13 January 2012

A Good Week ....

Hi everyone.  As the title of this post suggests, it's been a good week for me here in Devon.  On Sunday, hubby and I went out for a lovely lunch, followed by a trip to the cinema to see Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady", the film about Margaret Thatcher.  Love her or hate her, she was an incredible woman, and to achieve the office of Prime Minister of Great Britain was absolutely amazing.  I'm not sure that I will ever see another female Prime Minister in my lifetime.  Meryl Streep, of course, was absolutely brilliant.

Monday was a quiet day at home on my own, but I enjoy days like that.  I've always been quite content in my own home, and can always find plenty to do.  Tuesdays I always see my younger daughter and the two little ones and, thankfully, it was dry this week, so we were able to spend quite a lot of time playing in the garden.

Wednesday dawned bright and sunny, which was wonderful, as it has been quite a while since we have seen any blue skies over here!  You can just see a slight frost on the grass early in the morning.
Just look at the blue sky!

Determined to make the most of such a beautiful day, my friend and I did one of our favourite coastal walks, and how lovely it was to see the sea and the beaches again.  We really are blessed with golden, sandy beaches very near to where I live.

In the last photo, you might be able to see that a sea mist was just starting to roll in, but that was on the way back, so we had enjoyed the most of the sunshine by then.

Yesterday, I met a friend and we went to Topsham, which is a quaint little town, right on the river, and with wonderful little shops to browse around.  Also a  lovely place to enjoy one of our famous Devon Cream Teas! 

My friend goes to Auctions and buys pieces of furniture, and then renovates them so that they have what they call the 'distressed' look.  I did a post about this quite a while ago, and if you would like to take a peek, please just link here.  Anyway, she has had a lovely little table which I fell in love with from the first time I saw it, and she said yesterday that she was selling a few little bits and pieces! Yay! The table/desk that I so admired was actually the first piece that she had renovated, but she agreed to sell it to me.  I assured her that it was going to a very loving home.  So, here it is. I am absolutely delighted with it and it goes so well where I have placed it.

Fridays I look after little Ruby Violet, and I am writing this post whilst she is having a little nap.  Well my dear little bloggy friends, I think I will wrap this up for now, as I seem to have rambled on quite a bit, and I don't want you to get TOO bored with it all!  Isn't it funny, some days you can really struggle to find something to say, and then other days, you feel that you could go on for ever.  But, don't worry, hopefully I know when to stop! 

I'll see you all again on Sunday, with a few more Sunday Snaps so, until then, please keep safe.


Shady Del Knight said...

I hope you go on forever, dear Thisisme, because I always love reading about your days. I'm so glad you've been having crisp, sunny weather so that you can get out and about there in beautiful Devon. I love seeing pictures of you smiling. My parents enjoyed using that technique on furniture and I grew up with quite a few distressed pieces in our home. Please hug Ruby Violet for me and have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Thisisme!

colenic said...

It looks like you have had a fabulous week!! I am jealous of the sunshine and warm enough weather that you can go outside :)
Hope the weekend holds magical things for you!! Hugs

Shelly said...

I have always had the greatest admiration for Mrs. Thatcher and we are looking forward to seeing the movie.

Your walk on the beach sounds enchanting. The pictures are tellingly gorgeous, and I also love your new table! You have a good eye for things~

Olive Cooper said...

Diane, your images are so pretty. What a beautiful place you live in. I want to see that movie as we are fans of both women. Olive

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, I should see the movie "The Iron Lady"☆☆☆ I am looking forward to being released in Japan!!! Thank you very much for the information.
Wow, what a wonderful, fabulous place you live in "Devon" and nice weather you enjoyed♡♡♡ Also a lovely table which white color matches with wall and the door.
Happy for you having had marvelous week, my dear friend♬♬♬
From Japan where colder than usual year, haha. Blessing to you, xoxo Miyako*

Bethe77 said...

It is always so lovely to catch up with you and the happenings in your neck of the world. I been wanting to see the movie the iron lady. I look forward to going to the movies to see it. Time with family and loved ones. Nothing could be sweeter. Hoping to get to California soon to see the grands. A walk on the beach; how wonderful! Im hoping for a trip to the beach soon as well. Maybe this weekend. Love your vintage table set. Darling. Blessings

Chatty Crone said...

I love to see your shots. I think that movie comes out this weekend and looks really great to me.

Love how you list all the things you did during the week.

Gosh our lives are so different yet so similar. I must say the beauty of your water and sky sure beats it here.


Claudia Moser said...

What a lovely week behind you! Sounds wonderful!

Susan said...

As you, I always admired Margaret Thatcher, also,for her strengths and courage to stand up and be heard! I hope to see the movie myself, with who better than Meryl Streep!

Good to hear you had a wonderful week with sunshine, and I love your picture with the countryside behind you. What a pretty table-see? Sometimes, good things come to those who wait...according to my mother! Hope to see you for Sunday Snaps Thisisme! Hugs to you and yours!

rainbow said...

Thanks so much for a recount of your wonderful week. You are getting to be quit the expert with your new camera. THANKS FOR SHARING the more the better especially of the GRANDones. You could never get too long for us.


rainbow (Momma Lyn)

Gawgus things... said...

Looks like it was a lovely day! Your coat's really nice that you're wearing.. The little unit is gorgeous - it looks great where you've put it :)

Belle said...

You live in such a beautiful area! I'm glad you have had some sunshine. It has been sunny here most days, which is unusual in January. I love the desk you bought, it is just lovely. The flowers looks so pretty on it. My mom used to buy used furniture and do the same thing. Our house was full of interesting pieces. Hugs and love.

Sush said...

Oh yes, like Tom I do hope you go on forever. Never bored by what you have to share with us dear friend. I am so glad you got to walk your lovely beaches and then tour the shops. It sounds like a perfect day for two good friends. You really did score on that table and it looks great by your door.
I'm sure you and darling Ruby Violet are having a great afternoon...

PS I'm happy to see you are really using the new is it going and what have you been taking pictures of with it?

Eva Ason said...

Dear Diane, it seems like you have had a fabulous week :) I absolutely love the photos. And lovely blue sky [I like it!] It's been nice and sunny here today, a bit colder but nothing beats the sunshine! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Big hugs!


Odie Langley said...

You can go on forever anytime with me sweet thang. Loved all the beautiful pictures today and was so glad you decided to go on a stroll. I can see why you wanted that great looking piece you acquired. Looks great. Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend.

SkippyMom said...

This is rambling? Psssh! Hardly. It sounds like you had a fabulous week with the bonus of that adorable table at the end of the week. And not to mention Ruby! Very nice indeed.

You, my friend, may ramble anytime you like. And bring pics. Lots of pics. heehee :D

Enjoy your weekend.

SkippyMom said...

PS - Also a great admirer of your Mrs. Thatcher. I hope the film does justice to her. :D

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

What a precious little table! No wonder you wanted it.

So happy it was a good week, and that you had so many good times.

What a beautiful area you live in.

"There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Glenda said...

I am envious of the table. I have looked everywhere for a small table like that for my back entryway from my back stoop into my kitchen and that's perfect. I'm thinking I'm going to have to do what your friend has done - re-do one that I have. I'm so happy that you're having some sunny days. A little sunshine does wonders for the soul, doesn't it?

Hope your weekend is as nice as your week has been.

Garnetrose said...

Sounds as though you have had a lovely time of it. I am another who admires a woman who has gone as far as Margaret Thatcher has. I cannot say I love her but I do admire her and love Ms. Streep as an actress. Love all you have written and the pictures are great.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I so enjoyed reading this post and looking at all your pictures. I'm glad you had a good week. I'm looking forward to a good one, now that I'm home.

romance-of-roses said...

Well that was a lovely week. Very interesting and photos are so nice. I really like that little table, no wonder you bought it, it's adorable.
Thank you for coming by and my birthday wishes. Hugs...Lu

kneesandpaws said...

Dear Diane, I really really love the pictures of your walk by the sea. It would be a dream come true to visit your part of the world. I've often wanted to visit Stratford Upon Avon and other places in the countryside. It would also be amazing to see London as well. So thank you for sharing the wonderful places to see around your home.

On My Soapbox said...

Glad you got to enjoy some sunshine! It's so rare this time of year. It's a little deceiving, though, because we have to bundle up even when the sun's out!

Desiree said...

I never get bored with your ramblings! On the contrary, I often feel cheated when you bring them to an end. I loved the variety of this post and so enjoyed sharing in the day to day happenings of your "delightsome life"! Please give us more of these posts! I loved hearing about the movie on Sunday, seeing your garden in its wintry hues, taking that glorious walk with you, seeing your delightful new table which does look ever so attractive on your landing and, to top things off nicely, you now have me drooling for a Devonshire Cream tea and I haven't even had breakfast yet!