Monday, 8 March 2010
Lots of pictures to share with you today starting with this little visitor to our snowdrops. I know I said the other day that those photos would probably be the last of these pretty flowers for the year, but as I sat on the step in warm sunshine on Friday I suddenly spotted something moving around...
Such a gorgeous contrast with the pure white of the petals.
I watched for ages as it scurried up and down, in and out, occasionally flexing its wings.
They really are one of the prettiest of insects aren't they?
It is the first ladybird Ihave seen this year so far an tells me the weather is definitely warming though it seems hard to tell sometimes. gradually little creatures are coming out of hibernation.
I could have gone on clicking away for indefinitely.
We had a lovely weekend full of friends and family as the big build up for Lucy's twelfth birthay began - don't these birthdays get ever-longer? It is actually today, but a sleepover was to be fitted into the weekend first and her three sweet friends stayed over on Saturday night to eat a party tea (yes, pre-teen they may be but they still wanted a party tea...hurrah!). Davey's chocolate cake was top of the list of course.
Presents were opened and most had a cupcake theme as Lucy is apparently known as the Cake Goddess by her friends!
Sunday was a beautiful bright, billowy, blustery day with a freezing easterly wind that brought tears to the eye and the surfers onto the seas once more.
Jade green waters positively bubbled and frothed onto the clean golden sand.
This is the other Bella in our lives, my friend Lou's gorgeous girlie. She raced and caught sticks, the icy winds whipping her up as much as the seas. She was very tempted to join the surfers a time or two, but decided to leave it as her board was at home!
It really was the most exhilarating morning.
Even the sporty ones decided to just watch for a while as nature showed off for us all.
Well that's it for today. Thank you for the lovely comments on my new Lauren tote bags which are already selling well. Looking forward to showing the next products as they are a little departure from my usual.
Happy birthday Lucy-Lou, our sweet, precious, funny, clever and totally beautiful girl. We love you xxxxxxxxx
Bye for now x