Now I don't want you all to get excited, but it seems Colin Firth has been around the place lately,
filming The Railway Man in a railway town about 30 minutes from the Cardinal Nest.
Not that I noticed, of course...
I have been preoccupied with the sorting out of my old family home.
My 91 year old Dad relocated a few months ago to a beautiful care facility not far from where he lives.
He has adjusted really well and by all accounts is quite a star there,
loving all the attention and first on the bus for their many outings.
Mum died a few years ago, so we are not in the throes of new grief.
Therefore it was a cheery day, and quite the fun gathering for we six,
the perfectly matching family: 3 x girls, and 3 x boys.
My mother was so organised she alternated as she went -
girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy.
Won't bore you with everything I brought home, but I am pretty happy with my Orange Florentine glass jug.
I know it will be happy here.
An olde worlde tea service. Mum, I'll think of you every time I make tea!
It's no secret I am in love with milk glass:
here's another gorgeous piece for the collection.
Ye olde Singer treadle sewing machine!
How old would this be??
A sweet swan from Germany.
My parents travelled a lot.
Speaking of swimming on water, did I mention Colin Firth is in town?
Thought not .......
ahem, now where was I?
Coles have bunches of ten roses, two in each colour for $8.00.
Handy when the garden has frozen into non-action for the winter.
Everyone is talking about the royal pastels at the Order of the Garter Service.
I am too, and it is Camilla's pale pink that has me besotted. Just beautiful!
Just as well she is in London and I am, well, here,
or I would be Stalking with Intent to Steal it all for myself :)
As always, Kate looked wonderful too!
Happy Wednesday to you!