And so it continues...

July 8th

Life is zooming past at a trillion miles an hour, before I know the kids will have left home and I will struggle to lift up an empty kettle.  The days and weeks are just flying past and where has our summer gone?  Here in rural Oxfordshire we had a damp squid of a June, I do believe it rained every day, yes you read that right, every day!!!  And the beginning of July has not been much better until yesterday.  Someone said it was to do with those pesky jet streams well I say, blow away and let the Azores high come in and we can have warm settled weather.  It's not too much to ask is it?



Blue sky did make a return this week and I
took the opportunity for a lovely long river walk

Testing out photography tips,
I still have some way to go

Garden flowers in the kitchen. 
Flowers really lift my spirits
 
 
Last weeks designing frustrations got the better of
me and I started all over again for the 4th time. 
Fingers crossed this one will make the cut. 
Actually can you cross everything for me?


And cherries... I'm slowly formulating ideas of how to beat
 The Twisted One  at designing my very own 3D crochet cherries


Sharing my 5 photos with you this week, thank you to Amy for hosting as always.

 
   And finally, apologies to my lack of responses to all your wonderful comments on the blog.  I love the interaction that we have with each other and I hope that in the coming days I will reply to ALL comments.  Blaming real life for getting in the way of my virtual one!  
 
 
 
 

49 comments:

  1. Loved the garden flowers in the kitchen, it certainly brightens the day. Rain here again today, certainly not the Summer I wanted.

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    1. It's really not is it mamametcantile

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  2. So glad to hear you finally got some sunshine, what delicious puddings you'll be able to make with those cherries.

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    1. Weather unfortunately is still very intermittent :(

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  3. I love that top photograph with the gorgeous blue sky. Please can you send some of it my way. I'm looking forward to seeing your cherry creations. That's one fruit I don't think I could manage to do. I have replied to your e-mail. Have a great day. X

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    1. Jules sending you heaps and heaps of love. Have a GREAT weekend x

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  4. Wow look at that blue sky! Marvellous. Good luck with the cherries x

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    1. It didn't last though did it Karen. Slowly slowly with the cherries for me ;)

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  5. I think we're all longing for some blue skies. Though if it wants to wait until the 2 weeks I'm off in August that would be fine! X

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    1. I've been thinking the same about our holiday Julie

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  6. Oh, it has been wet and dismal hasn't it? I long to feel the warmth of the sun on my back and have a few days together when we can dry laundry outside again, mow the grass and sit and read in the garden in the early evening. Have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. Exactly Rosie! By now we have eaten outside nearly every night but not this year ...

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  7. Wettest June on record apparently. It's been miserable and my garden looks a total mess as a result.

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  8. Love the flower photos, very artistic especially the top one. Sounds a bit miserable weather wise, good time to do some crafting when its like that. We actually had a shower yesterday, mind you probably only filled an egg cup! Hope your weekend weather is kinder to you have fun xcx

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    1. Now you are just making me jealous Chrissie with the amount of rain you've had

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  9. Wonderful crocheting - hopefully the design issues will work out. I love your pictures. The one that catches my eye is the one of the flowers in the kitchen, beautiful colours against a stark white background. They really pop.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I too like that one Sharon. In fact it's my favourite vase as it hangs in the wall and cheers me up whenever I look at it

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  10. Lovely photos and I'm glad the sun is now shining. Enjoy the cherries and have a great weekend :)

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    1. It's very odd summer weather Barbara. Hoping for a true summer to show its face soon

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  11. We've had too much sunshine and could use some of your rain! Love those cherries and hope your design goes better (everything crossed). Pretty flowers! Have a lovely week.

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  12. Keeping everything crossed for fourth time lucky! Beautiful blue sky, which has seemed a bit of a rarity this year. Love the flowers too.

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  13. Hi Selma, I'm so behind in my blog reading...I loved the five photos you shared. And, the Pimms cake you made looks not only lovely but yummy, too! You asked me about Airbnb; we've had very good luck with using it. The only time we had a glitch was in California. Enjoy your weekend and your crocheting :). Pat xx

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  14. Sorry you've had so much rain, that can be so depressing. The cherries look yummy.

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  15. Summer is being fickle around here in the Seattle area. Glad you were able to get out and practice photo skills. Hope you have a good coming week.

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  16. Here it's exactly the opposite! Not one drop of rain! Constrained to water the garden twice a week!Hope it goes better. Beautiful photos you took!

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  17. I love your photos! Gorgeous composition!! Our weather here is dull and gray... we have been fortunate with our weather but I am missing the sunshine today! Thank you for sharing your pictures. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Lovely moments from your week! I am very intrigued about the cherries! Thank you for joining in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  19. Summer calls for summer weather, so I hope you get a share of it soon!

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  20. Stunning photos, ESPECIALLY the first one. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing your VASTLY INFERIOR cherries! ;-)

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  21. Life does get in the way some times doesn't it? Lovely photos.
    Meredith

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  22. Oh how I know the rural county of where you blog from well. Loving the creative piece you are working on and I'm sure it will work out for you. Thanks for sharing with Amy.

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  23. Your photos are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your crochet cherries!
    Barbara xx

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  24. Oh my, a whole month of rain would have been a bit too much for me. Your sky photo is very optimistic. Love the cherries! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  25. Lovely to see your blue sky pic - it's been miserable - like someone else said, I'm longing to get the clothes out onto the line.
    Good luck with the designing - it'll be brilliant:)
    Fil @ Fil’s Place - Old songs and Memories

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  26. Glad to hear that you finally got such beautiful sunshine! Your flowers are beautiful with the blue sky in the back. I think the kitchen flowers made your place more colorful! Rainy season is lingering here in Japan. I miss blue sky every day.
    Happy day to you and your family!

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    1. Ooh Tomoko how long does the rainy season last? I feel like we have had a British one this year

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  27. I love your flowers crochet & cherries! Thanks for the lovely visit! Enjoy the week!

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  28. The weather has been rubbish nearly everywhere I think. I keep reading about a Spanish plume on the way, bringing warm weather but haven't seen one yet! Good luck with the cherries :-) xx

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    1. Oh Alison I'm dreaming of this Spainish plume too

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  29. It is no wonder that weather is a common topic of conversation, because it certainly affects our lives! This year our wild cherry tree produced a moderate amount of cherries which our local birds feasted on, but the two I tasted were tiny in comparison to yours, and I dare say were more tart than yours, too. I am very curious to see what you create with your crocheting. xx

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    1. Gracie, if I ever conquer this design I will be shouting about it from the roof tops

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  30. A wet squid of a month...cute way to put it! :-) But I'm sure it was anything but cute when dealing with it. Glad you have some sunshine. Sorry your designing isn't going well and you had to start over again...in quilting, we call it "un-sewing" and that is such a pain! Lovely cherries! I love eating them this time of year! Have a great week.

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  31. I wish I could box up some of our sunshine and send it to you. I can't remember a hotter summer. The sun seems almost brutal to me now.
    Amalia
    xo

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  32. The cherries look so appetizing !

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