10 June 2008

Things that make me Smile ~ Part 1

A trip to the Lake District.....
and Yew Tree Cottage....
A day on the beach with Freddie...


A nicely chilled iced Lipton's Tea waiting for me in the garden after boring trip to the supermarket.
Not just a newly mown lawn....but the edges trimmed too.
Freddie's face when we say we're going out in the camper.
Being warm inside when it's blowing a gale outside. Watching Katie feed little Jude.
Tea and biscuits.

Mr N. agreeing to put up my newly painted Shaker self.
(I am not sure if it is the house that is wonky or my photography!)

Fresh cut flowers from the garden in my bedroom.
And
even silk flowers in an enamel jug!


and so much more......





31 comments:

Pondside said...

Those are all lovely reasons to smile! Our wee Declan makes me smile, as do flowers, even silk ones. Yew tree cottage looks beautiful - the area just south of us was originally a farm called Yew Tree Farm - such a pretty word.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Carol, So enjoyed all your photos! The cottage is just so charming!!!..Is little Freddie your grandson too? I love that name!...so cute!...And I can't believe how big baby Jude is already!!?...darling baby!....we'll chat again soon!...Heidi :)

Pipany said...

Lovely, lovely blog. I so enjot it when people show the things that bring them pleasure as you get to know them a little more. Gorgeous pictures too. xx

Gillian L. said...

This is my first visit to your blog which I have really enjoyed. I loved the little cottage in Suffolk as well as everything else!

Gillian

Garden girl said...

I have camper van envy again! It's so beautiful! I have been driving past a peppermint green one on my way to work this week which is up for sale outside a garage...how I wish i could afford it! Little Jude is looking very bonny, x

periwinkle said...

lovely pics, lurvely camper, even lovelier baby , is Yew Tree Cottage your cottage? Did you know on the left hand side above your bed pic it says anitque ?
Lisa x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your pictures made me smile too - so lovely!

Mia said...

So many lovely things that make you smile! Your photo from the Lake District made me smile too, since it was a lovely reminder of our holidays there (far too many years ago, I am afraid...) I really enjoyed this post, and am already looking for Part 2 of Things that make you Smile (is this an idea for an entry I may copy in my blog too?)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Freddie is so cute and little Jude...awwwww.
I was in the Lakes District 11 years ago and it is so beautiful there. Like being on a whole different plsnet driving through those hills. One of the most amazing experiences I`ve ever had. It`s so different from Canada. Just wish it wasn`t so far away :(

I love what you`ve done to your chair!
Can`t wait to sit outside more. Here we have an enormous amount of mosquitoes...more than ever due to the long winter. Hopefully they will die down soon.


tea
xo

LOUISE said...

Lucky you, a trip to the Lakes and to spend it with your family and camper van! I am quite envious of your blue dotty jug find. x

Miles Away In France said...

lovely photos, thanks for sharing them with us.

I'm not surprised that Freddie gets excited at the thought of a trip in the camper, I would be beside myself.

Racheal x

Grand Life said...

I love the Lake District. The roads are very narrow for American Drivers though. Come to think about it, I think I love everything about Britain. I so hope we can return there again.
Judy

OhSoVintage said...

Lovely photos, I look forward to viewing part 2.

Regina said...

Hi Carol
Loveley photos!!!
The cottages looks so cozy!!!
Have a nice weekend!!
Hugs Regina

Simone said...

Your blog makes me smile!

Sal said...

All so lovely ..they made me smile too!;-)

Sal said...

All so lovely ..they made me smile too!;-)

Sandi McBride said...

Carol you all look so wonderfully content and happy...wish I were there with you to enjoy the tea and the company!
hugs
Sandi

Ragged Roses said...

So many wonderful things that made me smile too, thank you Carol! Hope you have a lovely weekend
Kimx

the homely year said...

Lovely photos...and all good reasons to smile. Very pretty shelf and your garden looks gorgeous...very neat edges!
Margaret and Noreen

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahhh so lovely.
love Alison x

prettyshabby said...

lovely photos Carol..Nigella looks fab! We get campervans driving around Malvern when the VW show is on..hundreds of them..in all colours!

Cowboys & Custard said...

This is such a feelgood post Carol..
I am so way behind with everyone's blogs these days so it was lovely to discover these beautiful photos.. did wonders to cheer me up!

Michelexx

Rosie said...

What a happy little chappie Freddie looks. I love the LD but it always rains when we go!
Rosie x

LW said...

I love stopping by your blog,
Thank you for the smile,
loved all of your pictures..!!!
Louise

Deb said...

Lovely photos! Is that an old VW bus I see? I love those, too! Hope you're having a lovely day.

Lucy Bloom said...

Lovely pics Carol, not just a smile but a huge great grin, I'd say - and there's more?!!!
Lucy x

julia said...

Oooh, a sneaky peak at the camper van, show us more.
Lovely photos of those gorgeous boys, I'm not surprised you're smiling!
Thanks for your lovely comment, it was much appreciated,.
Julia x

Mary Isabella said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog. I am loving my visit to your beautiful spot. May I please visit often....Mary

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Carol,
LOVE this post so much.....Freddie is just such a cutie and little Jude awwww he is just gorgeous,i think its beautiful that you can look around at these things that make you smile and know they are there and appreciate them,your just lovely!
Love Kristina XxX

Rhondi said...

Hi Carol
I love all the photos especially the ones of the grandkids. They are adorable.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi