Sunday, 2 October 2016

Oh Blogland, how I have missed you!

Apart from 1 week in June, we spent all Spring and Summer at the cottage in France. The computer gathered a lot of dust there, lol. We got back to the UK a few days ago, and I am just beginning to get back into my normal routine again. Part of that is of course blogging and visiting the beautiful blogs of the many people I follow. I have missed blogging regularly so much, thought about it so many times, but converting thought into action somehow just didn't happen. 

And we had such a wonderful time in France which I could have talked about. The family came to visit again for a week and we did so many wonderful things together, the yearly fete des voisins took place in August and was such a fun evening, we visited lovely places and exciting brocantes, we spent quality time with neighbours and friends and volunteered twice a week at a dog shelter, where we fell in love with so many beautiful furbabies.

I hope to be able to catch up just a little and post at least a few pics of our activities over the next few days, but for right now, I am just saying HELLOOOOO AGAIN with a few photos of our newly planted roses -

This one we planted last year and it really struggled in the drought last year, but I think it is recovering -

And because I thoroughly enjoyed looking through my flower photos just now, here are a few more for you :-) - 

This little flower, which looks so much like a sweetpea, is actually a bean flower. This variety of bean grows almost half a meter long! 

Aahh, the sunflower, you can't help but smile when you see one of these in the garden, they are such cheerful flowers -

I loved my flower trolley by the front door -

The white begonia is just amazing -

The sedum flowers are such a beautiful colour -

And to finish this post, a photo of one of the things I miss the most about being at the cottage, the amazing sunrises I was able to enjoy during my early morning walks with the dogs -

Toodlepip xxx


Karen B. said...

Yay Liz,
you are back and it's about time too.(lol) You have been missed girl. So many bloggers are gone and it is a little sad, so that makes your returning to blog land so special. Can't wait to see what you will be sharing next and love your pictures!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Dorthe said...

Hello back, you missed lady !!
So good to see you again, here. And to know your spring and summer have been filled with happy experiences and doings !!
How will your beautiful garden cope, while you are away Liz? Will the neighbors have a look there sometimes , maybe. The roses are gorgeous, I so love them, too, and hope to have some growing here, in my new garden. The soil is very sandy here........
Wow that bean plant, is surely lovely, and BIG, I must say !!!
Liz, dear have a wonderful rest of your Sunday, I send you big hugs. :-)

Julia said...

Que bonitas fotos, que maravilla de flores. Felicidades por tu bloc, ha sido un regalo poder visitarlo.

rush said...

Thank you for showing us flowers!!! We are slowing putting our flowers to rest for the fall. There are still a few late bloomers, and I am enjoying them until the end! Glad you're back!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Welcome back! You seem to have brought back some sun with you! Seeing the humming bird hawk moths is quite exciting - my SIL gets them in her garden near Poitiers - I didn't know that they always feed at the same time each day - I'll try to remember that next Summer! Chrisx

Rhonda said...

You are livin' the life, Liz. It's been nice catching up with you and I'm glad that you are on Instagram. xxoo