Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Pots of Gold



Ssssh, I've heard a rumour, it was on the radio so it must be true... the rain is going to stop and we might have a dry weekend! How lovely would that be. I might even be able to take some photos of things I want to share with you, hooray! Without the bursts of sunshine that we had a couple of weeks ago there haven't even been many rainbows to follow ... but I have found some pots of gold:



The little robin that comes to visit our garden every day, perching on a garden chair and smiling at me. Sitting there proudly, perfectly still until I reach for my camera and then whoosh, he's away...

The bluetits that spend their days dancing in the trees hunting for nuts and berries. Their beautiful feathers brightening the bare branches.

The four cats that were sitting high up in the ash tree, the two squirrels dashing up and down the apple tree and the five bluetits in the fig tree all playing in the garden whilst my two cats were fast asleep underneath the eiderdowns...



Going as a family to see Kate Rusby in concert last week. Her beautiful voice moving me to tears, the sight of her gorgeous baby being brought on to stage, singing Christmas songs, bumping into Liz and thanking her for the wonderful woolly socks she made me (again no photos, Mr Sunshine, please take note!). Savouring the rare and delicious moments of spending an evening all together.

Big Sister having a bunch of flowers delivered to her in an art lesson. Life is sweet indeed when you have friends who care enough to notice that you are not as cheery as you should be and take the time to leave flowers for you at school reception and ask for them to be delivered to you in class!



Proud mummy moments when you see your youngest daughter singing in a mass choir in the centre of town and your eldest daughter jumping for joy when she achieves the exam marks she so deserved ... and Mr Roses coming up trumps again when he manages to get those two minxes, Milly and Dottie, to keep still long enough, to put their party hats on.

Pots of gold indeed...

21 comments:

Tea with Willow said...

Oh, I do sympathise about the rain and endless grey days! I've been meaning to take some photos for days, but everything just looks so *dull* !

How wonderful for your daughter to have flowers delivered to her - someone must care so, so much!

Here's to the sunshine returning!

Willow x

Jemm said...

What a sweet post! Yes, the weather is a bit tiresome sometimes. We've been having a blizzard for 2 days with 40 MPH winds, -10 wind chills and the low tonight is -10F for an actual temperature! That is very cold for this part of the country.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! How Millie and Dottie are partying! Looks like you've had some wonderful pot o' gold moments. Do the birds stay in England year 'round? Most of ours have gone south for the winter now!

MelMel said...

Weather here total pants!
BBrrr.....and wet!

love the dolly on the cupboard!xxx

Lisa said...

What a wonderful treat for your daughter, one that will never be forgotten I'm sure! And congrats on her exam result too.
A dry weekend would be great I agree.
LOve the party hats!
Lisa x

Amanda and Tim said...

Gosh well done Big and Little Sister for such great achievements *claps hands enthusiastically*

Sounds like you've had some truly wonderful moments recently! Shame about the weather, but I guess it is December, after all...

French Knots said...

A lovely selection of golden moments as an antidote to the grey, drizzling days.xx

Sew Recycled said...

Beautiful my dear! Let it shine some more x

bellaboo said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely golden moments.
Don't mind the colder weather,so long as it's dry!

Bellaboo

aromatic said...

Happy memories always to be treasured!! And maybe some sunshine for good measure!
Beautifully written as ever!!
Love Jane xxx

Bloomsbury Bell said...

a lovely post! Fingers crossed the sunny weather continues. I am deeply envious you went to see Kate Rusby - she is an idol.

Primrose Corner said...

You are so right bout the weather it's been dreadful and despite the odd sunny day it's been miserable, dark and damp.

I'm so envious that you've seen Kate Rusby... I love her stuff. My daughter started learning to play acousitc guitar because of her. Rosie loves all that folky music she does.

It's suprising what pots of gold you can find when you really look. Have a good weekend...

Liz said...

Lovely to see you too. Cant believe it was a week ago already!!

Michele said...

Our pots of gold turn up in the most unexpected places..and it is the odd glimmer of gold that brings such pleasure.. whether it be a ray of long forgotten sun or the russet golden fur of Mr Fox who came to feast in our garden today..
Such treasures.

Dottie xx
P.s I bet you half a sovereign that your hat falls off before mine!

driftwood said...

how lovely to find your pots of gold xx

Sea Angels said...

I love some twinkle in everything..ha ha...
Well the weather has improved, so all is looking well, it was lovely to read your posts again
HUgs Lynn xxxx

OhSoVintage said...

What a lovely post as yours so often are.

Rowan said...

It rather sounds as though the rain may be falling as snow by the weekend! Well done to Big Sister for her exam results and to Little Sister for having a good enough voice to sing in a choir. Hope that Millie and Dottie will be taking time off to enjoy the holiday season, sounds as though they've been working very hard:)

cocoa and blankets said...

we have just had a dusting of snow...I leave at 7am in the dark, work all day in a room with no windows and come home in the dark....so I sympathise...oooh polly is shouting its snowing again...beautiful...have a lovely christmas...enjoy your pots of gold...

Pretty Practicals said...

Ooh it sounds like the rain stopped and the snow started! I hope you have a lovely and peaceful Christmas. Best wishes, Liz

Cassie Shella said...

Glad to hear the rain has stopped. We have snow here, Happy Holidays!