Monday, 30 July 2012

It's Monday....

How are you
 and how was your weekend?

I had a very quiet one,
I pottered about in the garden

and lazed around with my nose in my Kindle. 

I got this book Yellow Crocus free from Amazon
and it was a good read.
Have you read it yet?

I would certainly recommend it
the only thing is, that if you are like me
and get stuck in a book
and can't get out of it
there won't be much else done!

Brought some roses in from the garden
as the were being windswept!
Don't they look pretty ?

and I am really excited this morning because my phone packed in 
(well I'm not happy about that)
I have ordered myself an iphone
(my last phone was from the dinosaur age)
and should have it tomorrow.

I can't wait to try it out
will probably make a mess of setting it up 
and lose all my contact numbers 
and so will be looking for plenty of help from my 2 boys!
hey ho, that should keep them happy
(I don't think) !!!

I have booked these scruffy fellas
in for a grooming session (very badly needed)
so hopefully they will look a bit more presentable and a lot less smelly afterwards!

The downside of reading my lovely book is that not a lot else was done and so now
 I have to catch up
so should be busy dusting, hoovering,
polishing and ironing,
but sure I think I'll leave that until tomorrow as the sun is shining
& my new book is waiting for me on the patio!

so what was your weekend like?
tell me about your phone?
and most importantly
have a lovely happy day full of
 sunshine, smiles and lovely things


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Cloudy said...

Tolle Fotos und solche Entspannung dabei, ja, das braucht man auch immer zwischendurch...

Lieben Gruß

Sandra said...

Lovely vibrant flowers in your garden! I love the cover of the book you're reading. I know all about losing myself in a good book and hardly being able to do anything else!! My, what a modern girl: a Kindle and soon an iPhone - let me know if it's easy to use! LOL! My daughter recommended I get an iPad and I finally did and do find it rather nifty and useful. I can use it on my balcony too which is nice.
Have fun, modern girl! Sandra

Giga said...

Ja wczoraj miałam spędzić popołudnie w ogródku, ale przyszła burza i deszcz i nic nie wyszło z moich planów. Resztę dnia spędziłam przy komputerze. Mam iphone już ponad cztery lata, tego samego. Jestem z niego bardzo zadowolona i na innego bym go nie zamieniła. Piękny bukiecik. Pozdrawiam.
Yesterday I had to spend the afternoon in the garden, but a storm came and rain, and nothing came out of my plans. The rest of the day spent at the computer. I have the iphone is already four years, the same thing. I am very happy with him and the other I would not have changed. A beautiful bouquet. Yours.

Chloe Grice said...

Oh dear, I've tried four times to comment now! :-(

Gorgeous flowers, what a lovely garden you must have! thrilling to be getting an iPhone they're brilliant things! I had an old brick of a phone until my sis gave me her old iPhone which was great until I smashed the glass face >( it still works, but looks pretty crappy!

Have a happy week xx fingers crossed the pooter plays along this time....

Chloe Grice said...

Yay!! x

meine Dinge + Franka said...

I also have a dinosaurier phone.
I should make it like you: Order a new one!!!!


♥ Franka

Fiona said...

Yay again!!

Jill said...

All of your flowers are beautiful! I think the dogs look pretty and very sweet. Good for you for taking time for yourself to read a good book. You deserve it!

Mary said...

This is a nice place to stop... and enjoy you garden. It looks like the dogs enjoyed so much, they must do a favorite activity...sleep. Enjoy the new phone. It can be fun to learn a new phone.

flwrjane said...

That first picture is beautiful and what I wish my garden looked like right now...

I too get lost in a book, I did manage to finish one yesterday in the midst of my busy day.

Almost afraid to start another!

You'll love your phone. i put off getting a smart phone and that was just stupid! Now you'll have to instagram so we can see pictures of the garden and dogs instantly.

xo jane

TexWisGirl said...

i like your happy pups. good luck with the phone transfer! always fun to get a new gadget.

Emma @ The Blooming Times said...

Aww what lovely stinky puppies you've got. I might start getting Tilster washed and groomed elsewhere as she refuses to get into the bath anymore :o) Have a great week xx

sexta-feira said...

Hi Fiona!
Your flowers are so beautiful!
You're right about good books (and movies/TV shows may I add); they're so addictive!
Yay on the iphone!
Your dogs look very cute!

Enjoy the new week! ;)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

We spent our weekend in the garden also, trying to recover some of our vegies from a horrible storm that blew in and destroyed some things! I love a good book also! And once I start reading and get into it, I have a hard time putting it down also! Your flowers are really pretty. Hope you're having a good day!

Amelia said...

What bright beautiful reds! Your garden seems to be at its peak; here in the Northeastern US it has been so hot that everything is fading early. Oh well, thankfully the world goes round.


LOVE the lucious flowers. So colorful. The dogs will enjoy getting pampered. I have a DROID GLOBAL2 phone. You'll love your new smartphone, I'm sure. Always looking for a good book. Will check the one you recomended out. ENJOY that sunshine. You waited a long time to see it. take care.

jabblog said...

Sounds as though you had a lovely weekend:-) Mine was quiet but pleasant. As for phones, mine is ancient, bog standard and suits me just fine, though I do think my children's phones are very smart and do everything but the housework;-)

jabblog said...

p.s: love your dogs:-)

Anne said...

Fiona the red roses are so pretty.

Claudia Moser said...

Just read the description of the book you mentioned, sounds intriguing, on the list :) thank you! And you will love ghe iphone, it is easy to use, trust me! Happy week!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

My phone is so old, you do not want to know how old, but it works for me. Your roses are lovely. I like the ruffled look of the petals. I hope you enjoy the sun and your book and save the polishing for later.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. I've got an Apple iPhone and I absolutely love it, BUT be warned, it took a little while for me to get used to the touch screen, and I wasn't all that happy first of all. I think most people think like that, especially if they come from an outmoded phone! After a few days, you will love it!! Your roses look very pretty I must say. So important to just leave the housework whilst the sun is shining. We haven't seen that much of it this year!

Riet said...

Beautiful flowers you have and I love your dogs. My weekend was shopping and watching the Olympics.

Becca Blue said...

I always get trapped in books. ALWAYS. What is this dusting and ironing you speak of? (Its been so long since I've done either!) I'm glad I'm not the only one with a smelly dog too. Flowers and books are such good summer staples that everything else just seems to sink slowly away....

Lynne said...

Love your yellow flowers with your Crocosmia! Gorgeous, and your Roses, . . . oh my, are they beautiful.

Let me know how it goes with your new phone . . . I am ready for the change but a bit intimidated of the change . . .

Love your dogs . . . grooming day is a fun fragrance day!

EM Illustrator said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend...and yeyy to the new phone, I'm sure you'll love it. I had a nice and relaxing weekend.
Have a great evening!

inge said...

Love the pictures of the dogs chilling. Lucky you getting an iPhone it will be great for pictures for the blog

Ellie said...

Love the flowers from your garden, lovely and bright. Flowers always add a bit of cheer :)
That book looks interesting and it's free - what more could you ask for!!
Your two dogs are wonderful - and I'm sure they will be lovely when all spruced up :))
I hope you have fun with your new phone - my daughter has an iphone and loves it. I think it may be to technical for me to understand, but I would love one though.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new book. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the book recommendation - I love my Kindle, so I'll be sure to look for the book.
Your flowers are lovely! Enjoy your day & your book! :)

Jen said...

I'm intrigued by the book! Love your doggies. Have fun with your new phone!

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like your pups took a good nap too! sandie

Bonnie said...

Sounds like you did get a lot done. Reading a book, washing the dogs, making pictures, doing a blog post, ordering a phone sounds like a lot accomplished to me. I love my iPhone and I am sure you will too! Your flowers are so pretty. Roses are impressive.

Renae said...

Fiona! hi,

My granddaughters just had to wash their hands. They weren't very dirty at all. They got more dirty serving up the goodies than when they made them.

Yellow Crocus looks lovely! What is about? and you have a Border Collie? My phone is a Droid and I love it... but, I dropped it and it made a black spot on the screen. I really should get a replacement. Just relax with your iphone. They are very 'user loving'. My son-in-law has one and he LOVELOVELOVES IT! don't drop it.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Pottering in the garden and anticipating an iPhone sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I haven't read a book in ages. If I get into a book, I don't stop until I'm finished and then I don't get anything else done.

Alisi's Mummy said...

What beautiful windswept roses! Gorgeous colour!

orchid said...

Dearest Fiona,
Oh, you love reading books and will have IPhone!!! Yes, I remember when I bought my smart-phone last year, took me a long while to get used to it. It is really wonderful to have your sons to teach you how to use it♬♬♬
I smiled to read how you described your doggies; they are lovely, my friend. I wish I could have one.

Hanne Bente said...

Hi Fiona.
Nice place to look into.
Congratulations on your new phone - my phone is also a dinosaurier your telephone, but the function so it's okay.
Beautiful roses you've picked from garden - great to see your beautiful dogs.
Wishing you a good day :)
Hanne Bente

DIMI said...

Ηi Fiona!Your roses are so beatiful!!Your dogs,the same!!Congratulations for your new phone!I had a very nice weekend,on the mountains in Greece!!It was so qiuiet!Thank you for your visit at my blog!!You can join my giveaway if you want,theres no problem to send you the gift if you are the winner!!Have a good day enjoing your wonderfall country!I love IRELANDS castles!!My favorite is ROCK OF CASHEL,at TIPERRERY!!!Many kisses my friend!!

Bare Mtn Farm said...

I get lost in books and no work gets done so books are now my winter sport after the farm work is mostly done. Your roses are really beautiful.

Mary said...

Your book waiting on the patio give me a chuckle...enjoy it. I already wrote, but the phone is my new response...the boys will totally learn it's operation, so fast. That's good to have some built in tech support.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hi, Fiona

I can imagine that you've been playing with your phone for awhile by now. Have fun! I hope you're having a lovely week.


Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Fiona! Your roses are so beautiful! Just saw you' ve got your new iPhone and used successfully :o) thanks for your lovely messages, sweet friend.
Happy week to you and to all your Family

SweetMarie said...

What gorgeous colors!!! I just love having flowers around, makes everything that much better. :)
Funny that you asked about phones. I was just looking at phones online last night. I'm deciding between an iphone, HTC or Samsung. I don't like one that's too big and we only need a good camera and to visit my blog and a couple of places on the web. My son will probably have to help me out no matter which one I choose. :) Sometimes I feel we have too many choices. LOL
So glad you enjoyed your weekend. We took it easy as well. Our son has been visiting a friend and will be home tomorrow. I've missed him so much!!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Evanir said...

Quando bate a saudade sempre dou meu gentinho
de fazer minha visita .
Mesmo sendo uma colinha é o único geito
de me sentir pertinho de você.
Quero que saiba que sempre vou amar cada um de vocês
embora minha tristeza é grande em não poder comentar .
Creia leio todas as postagens e guardo no meu coração.
Quem sabe depois da cirurgia alguma coisa melhore ,
mais isso já é com Deus fé eu tenho e muita.
Um beijo no coração,Evanir..

orchid said...

Dearest Fiona,
Orchid again here. I just want you to know that I am not able to post "green day" this Friday. Visiting my friend and so on.
Looking forward to read the other friends posts, see you next week♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely post ~ gorgeous photos ~ waiting till Nov to get an iphone (that is when my contract w/this phone expires) ~ busy walking with little ArtMuseDog, writing, creating, visiting with friends ~ time just flies by ~ today a mammogram (yearly) and visiting art store for glicee print info ~ weather cloudy at the moment ~ birthday this week so lots of socializing with family and friends ~ (Aren' you glad you asked ~ LOL) ~ enjoy the day ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

ps ~ have Kindle ~ Yellow Crocus sounds good ~ will check it out

LPC said...

Those are some great roses.

Amber said...

Love your pictures!! :)

In My Wild Eden said...

I get caught in books to. I always love to hear about a good one. I love your beautiful dogs. They will look even more wonderful after their little trip! I'm glad you had a nice quiet weekend. That is my favorite kind.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. The book sounds wonderful and I would love to buy an iphone or ipad. The roses are beautiful and I love your cute dogs. Hubby and I spend last week and weekend sighting seeing in Oregon and going to my SIL's wedding on the weekend in Washington State. We had a great time. I hope you are having a great week and wish you a lovely weekend ahead.

Anonymous said...

If I really am enjoying a book, I can get caught-up in it for hours as well. Your flower photographs are beautiful!

Anyway, thank you for leaving a comment and visiting my blog today. You seem to have a nice place here. Hope you'll come by my place again in the future. :)

cherry said...

I'm like you when I read that's it.. I don't even hear people talking around Everything looks beautiful around here even the puppies.. hugs, Cherry

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Hi phone is a dinosaur as children tell me I MUST upgrade...I am a little fearful of my abilities! Your roses and garden colors are wonderful and OH, SO CHEERY! AND, I adore your scruffy, furry friends...they are so cute.

geetlee said...

Hi Fiona!
So glad you are getting an iPhone :) yayyyyy!!! Please please download instagram.. it's an awesome mobile photo community, You will love love love it. Once you have an id please share it here.. I will gladly follow you :)

GardenofDaisies said...

All of your garden flowers are looking just beautiful!! Thanks for your sweet words about my mess of a crochet project. Because of everyone's great suggestions and encouragement, I started over again and this time I have hope that it may turn out OK.

Leslie said...

The boys are so cute ~ can't wait to see their pretty hair cuts. I groomed dogs for many years and my own dogs are looking pretty shabby right now. : ) Have fun with your new phone.

Leovi said...

Charming and full of beauty, I like these photos. Beautiful colors.

Heidi said...

Your roses are beautiful and I have to check out that book. I also love to read and then not much else gets done, but that's ok. Have to enjoy the sunshine, too. Hope your doggies grooming session went well and they smell like roses.

Susan said...

Oh isn't it good to have a great read - the housework will wait won't it! Such beautiful flowers Fiona... gorgeous colours, they fill my screen so prettily. Love your dogs too, they look so happy and laid back. Cheerio for now :D)

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