Sunday, June 14, 2015

ANOTHER TRIP TO PLAN, AND A FEW FAMOUS FACES


Prince George, looking adorable at his first Balcony appearance after the Trooping of the Colour Parade - and in his father's little blue suit from the same occasion, 1984.
Awwww....


However, do not overlook this royal cutie..
Princess Estelle of Sweden, in her country's National Dress -
what's not to love?



The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect has astonished itself, and produced one (1) mini daffodil, aka a jonquil.
Well done, Garden.



Meanwhile, this nasturtium plant is attempting to make an escape from the pot..
and looks like succeeding.  Which would be fine apart from the fact the pot is on a balcony 3 metres above the ground, and it will never find some soil to bed itself in..



Remembering the sweet little hummingbirds in Canada..
Our daughter gave me this hummingbird window whatsie -
the photo belies the fact it is quite tiny, in fact, the hummingbird is true to lifesize, scarcely the size of my thumb.


We have some exciting news:
Our older son has announced his engagement to his Irish Lass..


We can look forward to another adventure -
sometime in the next year or so, we will be going to Dublin!


It looks nice..


My initial research suggests I absolutely have to see the Book of Kells.



Remember that feisty British actress, Hayley Mills, who played Pollyanna way back in 1960 - and went on to star in many Disney movies?


I've been to see the play "Legends", starring Hayley and her big sister Juliet, now both all grown up..

It was fun.  They play ageing film stars and rivals, with fading careers, considering taking roles in an off-Broadway play.
It is no secret that Juliet was born in 1941 and Hayley in 1946..
They both look great, having kept themselves beautifully reed slim, the better to show off their wonderful, elegant costumes.
OK, the script was a bit naff, and while I love satire, slapstick is not my thing -
but they are still superb actresses and it was a pleasure to watch them work.  


Bought some new winter slippers -
because it is cold in the mornings...
It's all glamour round here.


Love a bird with attitude...

Have a great week

XXXX








27 comments:

  1. What exciting new Patricia - Dublin is a glorious city full of atmosphere, laughter, and chatty Irish people - it is a beautiful city too. Yes, the Book of Kells, but you must tour Ireland whilst you are there, the wonderful coast in the South which its exotic plants due to the passing Gulf Stream, the Giant's Causeway in the North, and all of those fabulous Celtic remains.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, we are very happy about the Irish event. I have noted down all the above ideas, and will have fun researching it all. Secretly, am hoping to cross the water and perhaps see a bit of your area, and/or Wales, Scotland. A big list, but it is all enticing!

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  2. Congratulations to your son and you'll get to 'do' Ireland. How exciting!

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    1. Thank you Valerie, we skyped with them today, and they look very happy. The wedding will be a very exciting event for us all!

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  3. Congratulations to your son!!! I hope that they have a wonderful life together! A trip to Ireland will be exciting and something lovely to look forward to. I love that your nasturtium is making a bid for freedom, even if the soil is a very long way away!! They are such determined plants aren't they! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, we wish them every happiness too. Thankfully we have a bit of time to prepare for another adventure - in Ireland :) The nasturtium is so funny, I go out every day to see what it does next! xx

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  4. Hi Patricia!
    Your garden didn't even know you were away! Hahaha!
    Ireland....hoe exciting is that! My boyfriend's Dad, was from Ireland...
    We would love to visit there!
    Have a great week..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda - you are right! the garden doesn't seem to care either way..
      We have Irish ancestry too - there are lots of us around the world :)
      You have a great week too. Cheers!

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  5. How exciting! Congratulations and best wishes to your son and his future bride. I love that daffodil, it's very delicate and sweet. I hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, I have always wanted to see Ireland and it seems now I will. Daffodil thanks you - it is holding on well all by itself. Have a nice week too.

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  6. Patricia,
    Congratulations to your son and his Irish lady. Oh, the Irish are wonderful people! I wish your son much happiness in the years to come. Prince George looks adorable, and I DO remember the blue suit. What an exquisite picture of the daffodil, and it doesn't look neglected at all. Love those winter slippers. They're going to keep you warm during the cold months.

    Have a nice week ahead, Patricia.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, for your kind wishes. I am sure they will be very happy, and the wedding surely will be delightful. Well done for remembering the little blue suit of Prince William - must admit I don't remember, but it is very cute, and how nice that they kept it. Loving my winter slippers, with their little tuft of 'fur'.. xx

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  7. Those slippers are gorgeous....

    And the play must have been fun...

    And another child perhaps living overseas - while you must be happy for your son, there must be sadness too - it's hard when there is so much distance between children and parents, and grandchildren and parents. But I am sure you will put your son's happiness first. Do enjoy planning, and I dare say you will travel out of Dublin too - the countryside is also very lovely around Dublin - we went there some years ago.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, I feel quite chic in my little slippers this year. The good news is, I think the young couple will settle in Sydney. They have been, and are, overseas a lot of this year, but we will see them back here closer to Christmas. Meantime, wedding planning is just beginning and we will be doing our own planning of what to see and do, either before or after the wedding. Do you have any tips about special places to see?

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  8. I love Prince George, and I love Kate...
    Love those plants and I have to say all the photos are GREAT!

    Greetings from Portugal

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    1. Hello Blueshell from Portugal, and welcome to my blog. I'm glad you like my flowers - I think you might have some quite similar in Portugal too. Prince George is the cutest!

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  9. Big congrats on your son's engagement! And how even more exciting it will involve a trip to Dublin! That city has been on my want to see list … for many years!

    Wishing you a lovely new week my dear!

    xo
    Tamera

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    1. Thank you dear Tamera, I've always wanted to see Ireland too - I was taught by Irish nuns, who always talked about it lovingly! Wishing you a happy week too, xo P.

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  10. Oh, wow a long trip next year again! It is good to have something to wait for, isn´t it!
    Princess Estelle looks very cute.
    You manage to present so many wonderful pictures on your posts every time. I´m feeling a bit ashamed of myself now.
    I like your slippers - luxe!
    Btw., we have called Wednesday " Little Saturday " over here, so wishing you too now a Happy Little Wednesday!

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    1. Yes, a trip to Ireland will be lovely Mette (although I am stressing just a little about managing the finances involved :) Glad you like my pictures - they are very amateur, but I enjoy myself. I think your pictures are very sophisticated and stylish. Yes, luxe slippers - I feel chic on cold mornings... We are having a very wet Little Saturday here!

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  11. Congratulations on the engagement of your son. And double the excitement with the upcoming trip to Ireland! I'm hoping the flight takes you through Vancouver. :-)

    Well done with the daffodil, and I really like your hummingbird window decoration.

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    1. Thank you Kristie. We are turning into something of an international family too. Maybe we will fly through Vancouver coming or going - who knows? I do amuse myself in small ways: the occasional daffodil in a tropical climate, and of course, now I have the hummingbird reminder, every day!

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  12. A wedding coming up! Congratulations to the young couple. You will have time to choose plenty of spots to see when you visit Ireland. It looks like the garden forgave you for running off this last time. Enjoy those pretty slippers.

    Darla

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  13. Thank you Darla, yes, we can do research at our leisure, plenty of time. The roses and pansies are going just fine, as you say. They don't need me at all!

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  14. Dublin's got to be fun. Enjoy! And congratulations on the engagement.

    And what snazzy slippers! I like my house slippers to have a real shoe look also. Wouldn't want to feel like I didn't dress for the day.

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    1. Thank you Debra, The wedding won't be until next year, so we have lots of time to research what to see and do in Ireland. Love my slippers, am wearing them as we speak!

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  15. You will love Dublin....it is a fabulous city. I hope you are able to combine it with a trip long enough to take in other parts of Ireland too though. Jx

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