Category Archives: My Life

More craft with shells

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While sorting I find all different things.

Using some imagination I can make something new out of it.

I had a small tray which had once candles on it.

The candles are gone, the tray remained.

The wonderful shells, received from my sister from an exotic holiday, I had displayed on a plate.

My idea was to make a wall hanging out of it.

So I filled the tray with PVA glue,

arranged the shells as I liked, then carefully sprinkled sand in between.

Once this was dry, I glued the last shells on the top.

Now all dry and I have a new picture.

 

It will go nicely in the bathroom and gives this holiday feeling.

When you find odd bits and bobs why not

recycle and make something new out of it.

It is fun to create your own ideas.

Plan for the week

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I think I’ll pace myself this week.

I’ll start by being quietly wonderful on Monday

fabulous on Tuesday

brilliant on Wednesday

awesome on Thursday and

then slowly build up to being magnificent by Friday!

 

Why not follow this example and have a great week ahead 🙂

picture from Off the leash.

Have a magnificent weekend!

Growing, my joy!

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My garden is my joy.

I love things growing and I take care of them.

I check how my plants grow.

We are lucky the weather is good and

I spend lots of time in the garden admiring my babies.

My Canna Lily, I received from a friend last year is coming again.

I check how my planted seeds grow.

I had Cornflower seeds,

they grow beautifully.

I tried seeds of radish,lettuce,

carrots and onions.

They are coming on fine.

It is such a success story.

Every little success is a feel good factor.

Don’t expect too much of yourself.

In the words of François and his yogi ladybird:

What is your success story for this week?

 

Take care my friends and stay safe.

 

 

Hello April!

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Welcome April !

The Motto for April is:

Plant seeds of love everywhere you go!

It is so important.

We cannot hug or be close,

but we can show our love in different ways.

Stay connected,

support each other,

with words,

show you care.

Stay strong, stay focused,

and continue to follow the rules of your government.

We can do it together.

A big thank you to all the people on the front line,

who keep everything going.

You are amazing in what you do.

 

Sending you sincere cyber hugs, thinking of you,

praying for you.

 

Have a safe April!

 

Picture is Oups from here

Beautifully Simple

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The new year has started

and I try to make life simple, beautiful and happy.

Often we complicate life and it is not necessary.

Make it simple

enjoy the long hugs

the walks in the fresh air

the sunrise

the flowers along the road

sitting in peace

a chat with a friend

a smile for a stranger

feeling the breeze in your hair.

 

Have a beautifully simple Day!

and

Have a simply beautiful Day!

 

Remembering Christmas

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My Christmas Memories

When I was a child in Germany

we celebrated Christmas in the evening 24th December.

Dad would get a real tree in the morning and we were allowed to help

decorating it with our handmade decorations

like paperchains, straw stars and lanterns etc.

We made candle holders out of walnut shells.

Then we were sent out the room for a while.

We had to listen for a little bell.

Once we heard the bell we went into the room with anticipation.

The tree was lit (with real candles) presents under or next to the tree.

We did not open presents then.

Mum sat at the piano and played Christmas carols, we sang to it.

Then us children played Christmas carols on the recorder with my mum.

It was a wonderful happy, warm and peaceful feeling.

Then a record was put on with the Christmas story and a choir singing carols,

only then we started to open presents.

Everyone was happy, Dad watching the tree carefully with the candles.

We loved to blow them all out.

After all this Mum served a lovely small dinner with filled Vol-au vents,

and home baked Christmas cookies.

We spent a happy family evening together.

Always a magical Christmas for us, a special time,

and I remember it fondly filled with so much love.

 

Christmas tree 1969

Christmas Tree 1983