Saturday, 16 April 2011

I love this world.....

blog world that is....I have got so much from it in the last few years that it has become a really important part of my life. I love the friendship and creativeness of the people I have 'met' and the generosity  just goes to prove that despite what gets said in the media we still have the capacity to be thoughtful and kind towards our fellow man.
That said I am feeling neither towards the people at the beeb who have replaced my much loved BBC7 with something else entirely. Why mess with something that isn't broke......I loved all those rerun dramas from the 70's and 80's!
 I must show what a friend sent came beautifully wrapped (something I can never do)

 a wonderful handmade card
 with loads of detail
 and this beautifully adorned heart,,,,the picture doesn't do it justice. What a lovely thing to make for someone and we haven't even met......yet....check out the lovely Diane at  heartshaped

Thanks for the comments regarding the last post.....youngest has been in Thailand for a week and is now arriving in Kuala Lumpur. She has already ridden an elephant, been snorkeling, island hopping where 'The Beach' was filmed, participated in the national water fight that is the Thai new year celebrations and seen a mahoosive spider. We get a text every day so far and we are all thrilled she is having such a fab time.....but she is sorely missed.....I have one more day at work then am off for a fortnight when I will put my current self pitying state behind me and get on .....


  1. I recognised it was Diane's handy work from the first photo. We met up in February so I can tell you that she is a lovely lady!
    Glad to hear your daughter is having a wonderful time. What an experience!

  2. How exciting for her ! Wonderful that they can keep in touch by text now.
    Diane's heart is sweet and thoughtful x

  3. Blog land is amazing, I have only got into it this year and it is so nice to make these little connections with people, sharing interests and experiences!

  4. I couldnt wotk out why I was never informed when you posted - then I realised I had never "followed" you!!! Durrrrrrrrrrrr! I was sure I did! Anyway, glad you like the heart - I bet shes grown up a lot when she gets back. x

  5. Sould have said "work" and ive not even hit the wine yet!!!!!

  6. Should also have said "should"!!!!!

  7. So pleased to hear your daughter is having so much fun and many excitingly new experiences! Diane is wonderfully talented and a wonderful blog friend too!!
    Lisa xx

  8. Hi Elsie - just found your blog and glad I did. I love your header picture with the trees. I too have grown up kids and my daughter is off 'travelling' later this year and I know I will worry and miss her - so I know how you feel. Knew that was a 'Diane' heart as soon as I saw it!

  9. I just hopped here from The Hen House as I noticed you & I share a similar attitude to all things 'royal wedding'! just had to come and see who you are. Lovely blog you have here. I'm going to be a regular visitor now that I've found you. My daughter is in Bali at the moment - another fortnight to go before here return. She left home years ago but I won't rest until she's back in one piece. Your daughter sounds as tho' she's having a ball! Some girls have all the luck etc!!! Penny