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Monday, 27 June 2011


Please pray for my daughter and her family...they have just returned to South Africa, click on their prayer blog below to find out what is happening......

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Well the Ercol day bed has progressed from the garage to the utility room, a little more of the dark varnish has been rubbed off and I have a magazine picture on my notice board to give me hope as to whet it will look like...soon. (not with red covers thought) The little Ercol coffee table below was dark wood until this week and it has now been rubbed down and waxed and is looking pretty good, it goes nicely with our larger Ercol coffee tableFor those who don't know of Ercol furniture this is taken from the website and we have been  collecting old pieces of this furniture to renovate, for a number of years now.

'In 1920 a young designer called Lucian Ercolani started his own business in High Wycombe, the chairmaking capital of England. Here he perfected the technique of steam-bending wood in large quantities to form the famous Windsor Bow, and discovered how to 'tame' elm; a beautifully grained hardwood other furniture makers considered impossible to work with.
Design and people were the cornerstones of his company. This remains true of the family owned private company that continues his beliefs in the 21st century.'

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


The twins have been having pottery lessons for some time now, Maggie in particular really enjoys it and now that Parpar has a pottery wheel in his garage so much fun is to be had!
(still waiting for the Ercol Sofa to be finished though)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Busy Days

We have had lots of busy days, running, climbing, eating, kissing over the kissing gate (that took a while with everyone having to do a kiss!) I managed a few posed photos like the bottom one want to know how? Well I have in my camara case some 'photo sweeties' and if we all sit nicely without pulling any silly faces and manage not to wriggle, then we get a chocolate button each!

Saturday, 18 June 2011


The family are still with us, half leave tomorrow and the other half fly back to SA on Thursday...we have had a very busy time and so I havent been able to check out blogs for a while.This week on one of our trips out we came across this field of beautiful poppies.

Friday, 10 June 2011


Our family from South Africa have arrived and the rest are arriving this evening...not much time to post but I thought I would add these great photos. A photographer friend of theirs in SA did a lovely photo shoot of the family on the farm where they live and work with orphans....thought you may like to take a look at a sample of them

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Cotswolds

We have returned from our trip to The Cotswolds and had a relaxing time. The rain stopped after the first night but as the sun didnt really shine until our last day, my photo's are a little dull. I love photographing achitecture and so a visit to this area is especially exciting for me. I hope you enjoy scrolling down through the photos below. We will certainly be planning another visit soon.