Saturday, 28 July 2012

Hello all
 after a lovely holiday
 it is nice to be back home!

We had a very relaxing break in Lanzarote,
the sun shone, we drank, we ate, read 
 and we caught up on time together
 Mr. Raindrops above- with the hairy legs,
not me
 although my own are not much better!

Anyway the good news is that
we seem to have brought the sunshine home!!

 happy today because...
we have a blue sky
(even if it is a bit cloudy here in Ireland)!

  the garden is full of  pretty flowers 

am busy playing catch up
with household drudgery
 it is great that the washing is outside 
drying in a summer breeze

  sad daughter is not so sad anymore
and her little heart is on the mend!

 It is warm enough to wear my new top 

a bunch of sunflowers for 2.99

a walk by the lake this morning

♥  a quiet sit down here

home for a cup of tea!

 ♥ but best of all sleeping in my own bed,
there is absolutely nothing like your own bed!

I have a few new followers
but some of you I cannot find
so please please if you are a follower
and I am not following you
 let me know

Wishing you all a healthy, happy weekend
full of
 sunshine, smiles and lovely things

Well flippity flippity flip
I had just finished this post
 when the rain poured down
and wouldn't you know it
my car window is open!!
Wonder could I dry it
with the hairdryer?

linking up with
Green Day
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Weekend Reflections
Pink Saturday


TexWisGirl said...

silly girl! sorry about the car seats! it was a lovely walk-about, though, while the sun lasted! :)

Sherry said...

Glad to hear you had such a lovely holiday -- and your top is gorgeous!!! Hope you got that washing in off the line before the skies opened (again!) -- and I feel for you with the water coming in the open car window. I've done that one a few times myself!

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Fiona! What a lovely sunny post! Glad you had a nice holidays and that your sweet daughter not sad anymore :o) All your pictures are so alive and beautiful! Love all of them :o) skies, flowers, lake view, sea cost, your gorgeous top as well
Happy weekend to you too

Sandra said...

I loved all your photos, Fiona, bur just love that sky with the windswept clouds and the gorgeous hydrangeas. I agree that there's nothing like one's own bed! Nice dove shot too - it looks as if you had a grand time! Have a lovely weekend just enjoying being back! Sandra

jabblog said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday. It is always nice to get home again.

As for the rain, that's what gives the Emerald Isle its colour;-)

Anne said...

Delighted you had a lovely holiday Fiona! We are off tomorrow...hopefully a few of the day's will be sunny:)Love your new top:)
~Anne xx

Barbara F. said...

Happy to hear your vacation was wonderful, catching up is a bit of a drag, but a small price for a great time. Glad you're back. I have to check out your Green Day linky party. xo

inge said...

Glad you had a great holiday. Just when you put the sunscreen on it rains welcome back to Irelland.Have a great weekend.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my I wish I was there too! Stopped by to see your blog because I recognized the cup (Kath Kidson?) and was delighted to see this trip...makes me want to travel!
Trying to follow you but blogger is being a stinker and won't let me...I'll keep trying!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad you had a great vacation. Glad to hear sad daughter is not so sad anymore. You photos are wonderful. I love them all but especially the hydrangeas. Sorry for the wet car seats. I would be happy to get mine wet if we would get some rain.
Have a nice weekend.

oldthings said...

Nice vacations ! I am sure that you rested !It's 9 o'clock in the evening. I think for the first time I made it. I believe that Ι have complied, if not please let me know. It took me two hours to leave messages to participants and I think their posts are really wonderful. It is much more gratifying to see these posts from being washing and ironing clothes! But I have to do it now and is very hot! Thank you for your hospitality!

Lynne said...

Welcome home . . . did you travel far for your holiday? Enjoyed your photos and hairy legs of Mr. Raindrops. Hope the "bright spots" return!

SizzleandZoom said...

I think your rose is beautiful. Your weather looks spectacular.
Sunflowers for 2.99-fantastic. Love your walk by the lake.
You are a lucky lady to have that in your backyard. I would
sit by the lake all day and take pictures.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Looks like you had a beautiful holiday Fiona! Loving your hydrangeas and your gorgeous blouse. Ooh I do love a nice cuppa too!
Victoria xx

Cloudy said...

Oh ja, das war sicher ein feiner Urlaub, und so soll es ja auch sein...

Lieben Gruß und Sonne im Herzen

Giga said...

Byłaś w pięknym miejscu. Cudowny jest widok za ławeczki na której siedzi Twój mąż. Dobrze, że miałaś ładną pogodę. Spacer nad jeziorem też był bardzo udany. Wiem , że najlepiej spać we własnym łóżku, ale mnie zawsze żal jak wakacje się kończą. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
You were in a beautiful place. Wonderful is the view from the benches on which sit your husband. Well, you had nice weather. A stroll by the lake was also very successful. I know that it is best to sleep in my own bed, but I always regret the holidays end. Yours warm.

Claudia Moser said...

You know I love Lanzarote! A lovely sunny place. Happy you are getting sun, we got so much rain today .... :(

Little Dotty Bird said...

Oh how lovely to have a holiday! I'm completely with you when you say there is nothing like your own bed..I've just got back from camping and I'm sooooo happy to be back to a proper bed! We've actually had abeautiful sunny week in Cornwall at last!!! x

DIMI said...

Ηi Fiona!!Glad you had nise vacations!!Hope to see you next year at Greece!!I like the lake,i drink my beautiful tea,and enjoyed your photos!I love your flowers!At my bloghouse,i have my 1st giveaway!If you want το join,i.ll be very happy my friend!Have a nice weekend!!xxxxx

lee said...

I hope you got your washing in before the heavens opened. I saw that you live in Ireland,how magical!Such great photos! Shave those legs girl!LOL!

oldthings said...

Don't worry ! I done this with all my heart ! I enjoyed all the 27 blogs and it was an excuse for me to don't make homework ! Here is very hot and is difficult to make quickly my jobs .The whole atmosphere is generally suffocating ! We please for a little rain !!They said that from next Tuesday it will be better ..... Any way some times I stay all night in front of PC .

Ellie said...

Ah Fiona, it's alway nice to get back to our house after a holiday. It's nice to be away but also nice to be home again.
Your blue sky looks lovely, we have been having blue sky and then heavy showers too. Hope your car dries out ok.
You got some great pictures and some lovely colour in your garden.
Hope the sun comes back soon - for both of us!!!

oldthings said...

Tomorrow they said that it will be 40 degrees and Monday 41! We live north and middle but our town is in seaside . So we have not so hot than the other country !I hope that here it will be 38 degrees ... Our company for last 20days are two air conditioners .Are you live south or north Ireland?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Looks like Mr. Raindrops also has a bit of a sunburn on his neck, or am I imagining things?

Shadows Lit with Gold

Chloe Grice said...

Follow me Fiona!! You'll make my followers into double digits if you do!!! Bit sad that, isn't it?!

Looks like you had a lovely holiday; shame we've suddenly got summer here at last just as the nights are starting to draw in - hey-ho!!

Thank you for thinking up the Green Day dinky linky, I can't stop thinking about what to post next :-D

Fiona said...

Hi Magical Mystical Teacher,
it isn't sunburn
but is what most men in Ireland have-
a tan on their neck and face from working outdoors
whereas the rest of the body never sees the light of day
as it is always cold and wet!!!

BlueShell said...

Everything here is beautiful....
Thank you

Fiona said...

I can't figure out how to follow you Chloe!!!

Jill said...

Dear Fiona...Welcome Home! I missed you, lovely lady. Your pictures are all so pretty!

Dianne said...

beautiful post from top to bottom
I love that fat ole bird posing for you
and the flowers!!
and the bench in the shadows
all so pretty

andrea@townandprairie said...

The garden is just beautiful! I can't sleep if I'm not in my own bed, wither... I just lay awake and stare. Hope you had a wonderful time!

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like you had a great time! sandie

Nancy said...

Lovely vacation spot, Fiona. Your flowers are gorgeous. Am I correct that one of the photos is hydrangea? It looks like you live in a beautiful setting. Cheers!

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

What lovely pictures! I especially enjoyed all the cheery flowers along with the very cute (and also flowery) tea cup full of cheery tea. Thank you for a delightful visit for Pink Saturday.

'Tsuki said...

Nices postcards ! I almost feel the beat of hollydays...

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Every things seems so lovely

Sorry about the car

meine Dinge + Franka said...

What a lovely happymaking summerpost!!!

♥ Franka

Jen said...

Beautiful happy post!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation ~ love the Bird photo! Fantastic photos there and away ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Fiona.
Great pictures you show.
Directions are well ...... home best.
I have added me as follows.
Wishing you a great relaxing Sunday afternoon / evening.
Hanne Bente -

Nefertiti said...

magnifique !

Love Bears All Things said...

Lovely post!
Thanks for stopping by to check on me....we were off visiting our son's family last weekend...then I've been engrossed in Nora Roberts' Gallagher series for the 3rd or 4th time. It takes place in your lovely country.....started on a cross stitch which Denise sent to me at Christmas and am hooked on that at the moment so haven't been blogging.....I have the laundry yet to do from our trip and much produce to catch up with....I'm ready for the Autumn season to begin...
Mama Bear

chubskulit said...

Such a gorgeous view.

Diamond shape shadows.
Have a blessed Sunday.

Anna V. said...

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation, and I just love that new top of yours! We've had a very hot day today (28,5C - can you believe it??) but then it started raining and thundering. Now it's a little cloudy but still nice and warm.

Tomorrow I'm back to work again, but that's okay. I've had a good vacation. :)

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Fiona.
Thank you for your comment.
I'm glad you want to follow my blog.
Unfortunately, I have no add button when my blog is a little different (
I have added you to my blog I follow (it is not visible) so I can always find you.
Wishing you a good Sunday night, hope that it rains more in Ireland.
Here is the Slightly + 18 degrees.
Hanne Bente

The Painted Garden said...

Hello Fiona,

So nice to meet you and visit your lovely blog - everything is so beautiful and greren in Ireland. My Mother's parents were from Ireland. Thank you for visitng my blog.
Have a wonderful day.

Leslie said...

Hi Fiona!!! Looks like a gorgeous vacation. As nice as they are, I feel the same way about coming home. I get homesick after 2 or 3 days. Enjoy the sun!

sexta-feira said...

Hi Fiona!
So glad you're back! What a great post! Each and every picture is so lovely!
It's great that your daughter feels better!

Enjoy the new week! ;)

SweetMarie said...

Your pictures are always so pretty! I agree with you about sleeping in your own bed. :) I would love to have a summer breeze to dry my clothes. :) It's very warm here, but no breeze! Hope you're having a happy Sunday! You have visited my blog, but not my last post for my One Year Blogging Anniversary. :)

Renae said...

lovely post! yes you and I are playing 'catch up' - it's hard huh? mustn't miss a day or you get so far behind... thanks for the compliment on the $5 bracelet. it is inspiring me, let me tell ya!!! have a beautiful day!

Amish Stories said...

Love the images and a warm welcome back home to you! Richard

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. So glad that you had such a lovely, relaxing holiday. It looks wonderful! Love your top, and the hydrangeas in your garden look stunning. Yes, holidays are super, but it's always good to be home, especially in your own bed. Hopefully your batteries have been recharged, all ready to go again!!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Fiona, your post is so pretty. I love your header so much. Your trip looks lovely and relaxing. I would love to meet you one day. Wouldn't that be fun! I love the way you write and seeing little pics from your day make my day!

I totally agree about sleeping in your own bed. I have been away a lot recently. Actually gone about twenty days recently so I do understand. I am sooo behind but sooo blessed it can't all be done anyway. So glad to receive your comment. I am so behind my visiting and wish I could clone myself to keep up!

Have a great week and I hope the sun will sun for you!

A Well Styled Life said...

Such pretty pictures and I agree...sleeping in your own bed is wonderful after a trip away

BlueShell said...

>Hi dear,
Thank you for such beauty!
This weak I had a lot of thinking to do...and work too: impossible to participate on Green Day!
Glad to have your visit.

Hugs and Kisses
Isabel, aka, BlueShell

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your rainy experience with the car! But I loved all your photos and your flowers are just beautiful. Sleeping in your own bed on sheets dried in the fresh air is heaven on earth!


WHAT a lovely view you had being on holiday. getting away is always good for the soul. Glad your daughter is not sad anymore. Happy you brought the sunshine back home. ENJOY every moment of it. That cup of tea looks inviting. take care.

Mary said...

Welcome home...I know the feeling about the home bed being best. That's nice you had that opportunity to go and enjoy. Your photos are wonderful and I love the picture title of "Mr. Rainbow." Hahaha. Mary

Lisa said...

I never heard of Lanzarote - I'll have to look it up!

Barb said...

Where is Lanzarote.....looks breathtaking, Fiona. Love your new top also. I don't know why I can't get you in my google reader???? Lovely photos. Glad you had a good vacation.

Susan said...

Dear Fiona, hi, I am a bit slow getting to this post! Glad to read you had a lovely holiday - your photos are just great too (hairy legs included lol) - I love the one of the pigeon on the back of the picnic chair.
So glad your daughter is feeling a lot happier now too. That's really good news xx
I totally agree about getting back to your own bed - aw me, yes, definitely :D)

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