Friday, 8 June 2012

Back with a bang

After a two week on going problem with our Internet we now have a working connection.

What a week to have no Internet.

Venus has crossed the sun.

The bear in the window has been dressed up with no where to go.

Tilly May has a new cardy, something that would have taken me longer if our Internet had been working.

Freya has been out and about on Dartmoor

Even our car had a week to remember when such a lovely lady decided not to look into her rear view mirror when she was reversing and backed into it. It's a new rear bumper job that the car didn't really need before, it looked good just as it was. No bumps, dents, scratches......
Shame because until it's fixed, someone might think it was me who reversed into something. Why do we always think that way ?
I have never ever had to phone our car insurance, EVER, until yesterday... it wasn't even me........
At least the lady admitted it was her fault straight away and didn't drive off... as Freya and I were in the car at the time it wouldn't have been that easy to do when your in your eighties maybe !

We have some new art at the cottage this week.

Along with a visit from Karina our daughter.

We need more wall space. This is another painting by Karina in acrylic of Mark on the beach at Harlyn Bay in Cornwall when he was about eight years old.... he's grown a bit since then. There is a small face swimming in the water that you might find difficult to see on here , Karina bobbing along in the waves. Timeless holiday memories.

When Karina comes down to Devon, we take her back home again.

Lots of nose to nose contact with Freya and Tilly May.

Hugs with Jake.

Time spent wondering how on earth did Kiann grow up so quickly and we didn't notice.

More hugs and nose kissing from Freya. Jason's a lovely guy, but only Freya and Jason nose kiss.

Mark our computer whizz. He has grown a lot since he was on Harlyn Bay playing in the sand that year.

Not forgetting Mr Chops. Just because Freya has the high ground in this photo, she doesn't always get her own way, and she shouldn't have been sitting on that couch to start with..
Better go because I'm sure I'm pushing my luck via blogger with all the photo and my email list has just hit an all time high. It might take me a while to get around to every email. Thanks for all the snail mail that's come through the door this week guys.
We've missed you all too.
One more photo...... well, it was a Diamond Jubilee weekend after all.

 Where are we?

Is there a sneaky way in ?

Karina is going into hospital this week to have another operation ref her CMT... Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Honestly it has nothing to do with teeth.
CMT is something she has asked me to blog about, I have thought very hard how I lead into it. This seems as good a time as any. But next time.
I never knew blogger could upload so quickly and everything is so fast........... Freya is over at her Catflap Cavalier as always.

Freya also has more photo's to show you, but they will be for another time.
One more thing, just like to say thanks to Tony, we have been married for SO LONG and it's our wedding anniversary on Sunday. Love yer more and more each day and thanks for putting up with me for the last 34 years... I had to ask him, because I forgot exactly how long it was,  doesn't time fly when your having fun.
:-)X X X  Just one more thing :-) Thanks kids we are so proud of you all. 


Heckety said...

Love all the photos- you've really done a great tour through your week! Love all the family ones too, either your family is very photogenic or you are especially gifted with their portraits!!
Best wishes to Karina- lovely paintings too. And Freya obviously becoming a master-architect...or would that be missus-architect???

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely pictures and you look great. Missed you.

WoolenSails said...

I am glad you are back on, have missed your postings.
It seems like you have been very busy and had some wonderful adventures. We celebrate ours on the 21st, so debating what to do, maybe a ferry ride to the vineyard.


Christine said...

Been missing you dear girl! So glad everything is back up and running. Happy anniversary to you and hubby! The sweater you made was so sweet. Hugs to you and Freya!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww positive light and energy to Karina!

Awww fabulous Freya! You are truly a star with all the beautiful creative Beans!

Glad you've got your internet back! Please take care with this wind and rain and more wind!

Take care

Caroline B said...

Glad you are back with us - was beginning to think it was something we said! Looks like you have had such a busy fortnight - have a very Happy Anniversary!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Whew! whirlwind post! :o)
Glad you are back and ok. Sending best of vibes to Karina, hope all goes well - love the paintings.
Great pic of you, glamorous granny you!

Hugs, Lynda xxxx

Sandee said...

I love Karina's art .. she is truly gifted. Sending healthy thoughts her way. The photo of you is wonderful! Thanks for Stonehenge (sigh). I've never been there but I am certainly pulled by those stones. Happy Anniversary! We never remember ours either so I finally hung our marriage certificate on the wall for both of us to be reminded of the date. Actually, who cares?! We are still having fun and wrap each other in love daily so that's all I care about.
Do tell us about Karina's health issues. It's good to educate us all.
Hugs from across the "Pond"....

Faye Henry said...

Loved your posting and all of the photos of your family and all.. The bunting is so sweet.. Crazy thing to fixate on but I love it.. Freya is such a pretty animal..
Time does fly .. Kids grow and we get a bit older and wiser.. smile..

kare said...

Happy Anniversary! It's nice to see all your happenings there.
Karina is a fine to see her painting!
Prayers for her surgery.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Midgie!
Oh we missed you. And we are glad your internet is back up again!
Karina is such a gifted artist! Her paintings seem to have voices that speak and tell stories. We feel it when we look at her artistry.
When Karina goes into the hospital- we send her all our healing thoughts and wishes!
So much going on in your world- your car has a boo boo, and the internet issue.
But Freya looks like she has been having a good time.
Happy Anniversary to you and Tony, and thank you for sharing all the beautiful photos with us.

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back! Lovely photos as always, love to see the kids. They are growing up so fast! Jake has gotten tall!


Anonymous said...

Oh and Happy Anniversary Midge and Tony!!!

Allie said...

OH how I have missed you. First, Happy Anniversary!!!!! I hope you do something lovely on Sunday, I love you both so much.

Love all the pics - Tilly May's cardy, how GORGEOUS, isn't it amazing how quick we can create something with no electronic distractions, lol? Karina's wonderful art, the kids [Kiann is growing up WAY too fast!], the Soggibottom bear, the beach, Freya and love love it all. So GLAD you are back!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Lovely post, great to see the family, but most importantly, happy anniversary and many more to come.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Susan said...

So good to see you back here! Missed you lots! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Many happy returns of the day! Hugs!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

So glad you are back, missed you! Love all your photos and Happy Anniversary to you both! May you have many, many more happy years together! Karina is very talented!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you. We'll drink a toast to you tonight. We're so glad you're back and thanks for the card. I was getting worried.

I stole a couple photos from your blog so that two of my favorite little creatures could join in our Bandana Day celebration. You might recognize them.

Love those paintings and I have plenty of wall space.

Houseelf said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you've had a great couple of weeks. I like the Cornwall painting- great colours.

Good luck for Karina.

Lisa said...

What a lovely two weeks you have had. I am glad you are back!
Happy Anniversary!!
Hugs, Lisa and the pups

Dolores said...

So glad you're back to bloging again. Give Freya a hug from me and thanks for showing Karina's work and her gorgeous children. I hope you had a lovely anniversary celebration.

Doreen said...

Welcome back and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. It is always nice to see a picture of Mark on here and yes, he does definitely seem to have grown since the picture by the sea. Hope you are all well and having a wonderful "Summer". Please eep the photographs coming they are amazing and your days out are a source of great envy! Lots of luv to all

rottrover said...

Thanks for dropping by our bloggy!!

-Bart and Ruby

ittybittyandpretty said...

hello, i have finally popped in for a visit!! what a great post...loved every word and picture. i have finally posted on my blog but things have changed so much i dont even know how you managed to write under pictures and keep doing the same thing over and over...i could only put pictures in and then write under all of them...anyhow, great to catch up on all the goings on aroudn soggibottom.


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