Wednesday, 21 July 2010

la dolce vita

So just returned from another break. This time we spent 5 days in Rome.  What an experience.  Katie (my number 4) decided she wanted to do something different for her 21st.  The weather was kind to us, though a little too hot at times.  We met some great people and visited some amazing buildings and archaeological sites.  So here's just a few pictures.....
                                                    Katie and Boo outside the Coliseum

Piazza Novano Typical.  Hubby was asked to take a picture of myself and mother-in-law in front of the water feature.  if you look closely you can just see the tops of our hats.  Intentional me thinks!!

                    Trevi Fountain - Beautiful and it was like a magnet to all the visitors both day and night

Sunday, 11 July 2010

No holiday to Cornwall would be complete without a trip up St. Michaels Mount. Though I must admit as the years roll by I take a little longer each time to get to the top!!

But what a view, well worth the huffing and puffing!!
Last time we visited they were repairing the roof areas. This now looks really good and as well as the roof/floor the stone work has been cleaned and re-pointed. It all looks so good. And how many other historic buildings are there with a church on the top terrace/roof? It is small by quite cosy.

Some spectacular seed heads

I just loved the texture of this moss covered bark. The tree was very old and gnarled.

The above were taken in the National trust gardens at Trellisik on our recent trip to Cornwall. What a great time we had, beautiful weather and we just beat the hustle and bustle of the summer school holidays.

Balmy Booting Day

It was such a nice day we decided to have a ramble around our local car boot. It is very much a social occasion for both sellers and buyers alike. We always manage to stop and catch up with friends and neighbours.
Today I purchased some books for the grandkids at 25p each quite a snip. My eagle eyed daughter managed to buy several sewing and knitting magazines so ample reading for us as well. My favourite buy this week though was this box/canister. It is made primarily of ply The seller advised it is quite old (I think around early 70's which makes me feel old now) and confirmed she bought it in France. I really like it and thought it would be ideal to store my crochet hooks so it now has pride of place on the top of my study shelves.