Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


FOR TODAY, June 7, 2016

Outside my window ...
The sun is shining brilliantly.  The birds are singing.  Its another beautiful day in paradise.

I am thinking ...
How long will we be so lucky with the weather.  If history it correct, not long.

I am thankful for ...
The Zone Leaders are coming this afternoon to help Todd with the garden.  I am very thankful for that.

In the Kitchen ...

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Grilled Peach and Ham Salad.  Simply delicious.

On my "To Cook" list ...


Chicken Pepper Bacon Melts from A Family Feast.  This looks fabulously delicious!

I am creating ...


My latest piece.  "Summer, Shelling Peas in the Garden."


I love this shawl from Ravelry.   It's beautiful.


Amazing Pom Pom Birds.  Top Crochet Patterns.  No pattern, just visual inspiration.


Embroidery, so delicate, on bits and pieces of old clothing.  From Gentlework.  I love what this woman does.   It's beautiful.


 Hand stitched felt coin purses.  So sweet.   No source.

I am reading ...


John, by Cynthia Lennon

An interesting account of their life together by John Lennon's ex-wife, the late Cynthia Lennon.  He doesn't come off very well in this, but it makes for an interesting read.

Still reading  . . .

The Red Leather Diary, by Lily Koppel

Joining intimate interviews with original diary entries, Koppel reveals the world of a New York teenager obsessed with the state of her soul and her appearance, and muses on the serendipitous chain of events that returned the lost journal to its owner. Evocative and entrancing, The Red Leather Diary re-creates the romance and glitter, sophistication and promise, of 1930s New York, bringing to life the true story of a precocious young woman who dared to follow her dreams.

I am looking forward to ...
We are having our friends Tina and Tony over for lunch tomorrow.  I am looking forward to that.  I love these two people.

I am learning to ...
I have forgiven, but now I must learn to forget.  It's a struggle.

Dreaming about ... 

A Scandanavian inspired home.  I am in love with this minimalist style of decor.


Sleek sofas, without a lot of fluff.   Simple accents.  Loving the carpet.


But I like this even better (without the carpet, can't be dealing with that!)  Lots of colour here.


Ora Keilly . . . sigh  . . .

Open Spaces . . . wood floors . . .


I really, really, really like this . . .

 A favourite quote for the day  . . .

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Your life is a message to the world, make sure it's inspiring.

Thinking to myself that inspiration is but a perspective What is inspiring to one is not necessarily so to another.

Makes me smile ...

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Happy Cameron . . .

One of my favourite things  ...


Toast and strawberry jam . . .

Corners of my kingdom ...

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I think we need a new back door, don't you?   When you are inside, you can see outside through all of the panels.  Light streaming through and in the winter . . . wind.

And that's my daybook for this week!

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Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!

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And I do too!!


  1. Oh Marie that is one sad door indeed. I hope it is fixed soon.

    I loved all the things you found. I must say you are 100% correct about the white flokati style rug. They are a menace. We still have on from the 70s and I hat vacuuming it, belting it or washing it. I am loving the look of less and less.

    Today I went to the doctor. I now have a referral to an eye doctor. I came home and rang the surgery and the first time he has available for non emergencies in November 1. So I spent a fortune to express post my referral in. I am not exactly comfortable knowing I am bleeding into my retinas. Please pray that I am triaged in a lot earlier than that. How are your eyes going? My new glasses are ready but I received the message very late in the day and will probably do something about them tomorrow.

    I have looked at the recipe. I love anything with chicken. Tonight's dinners will be fun. The plan was to make an Asian inspired chicken soup from leftovers. Pip ate the leftovers. So since Beth is here I raced to the shops and bought so hoisin and sesame flavored tofu (Beth), prawns (mum and Pip) and some chicken too.

    I have been knitting some bought patterns from Ravelry and having much fun along the way. They are the Hitch hiker and heaven and space. I can't seem to get the pages up now that I have bought the patterns. It is quite sill working on two at once.

    God bless you all.

  2. I will pray that you get in much sooner than that Suzan! I love anything with chicken too! Your patterns sound nice! I hope you can get your pages up! Love and hugs and blessings to you! xoxo

  3. So cozy here!
    And I too am in love with good toast and fresh strawberry jam. : )

  4. A little putty and paint would help fix that door. Filling in the cracks would keep the air out. Sad that your landlord lets things get in bad shape like that. Glad you are having such beautiful days. What a blessing !

  5. I still can't Marie forgiv...I ask God to help me through...i'v been hurt too many times in the past year!!! You are one talented lady...love your blog...Have a nice day~

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  7. Sorry about the double message I clicked too fast??

  8. Thanks Billie Jo! Xoxo

    We just might have to resort to that Pam! Nice days are indeed a blessing! Hope yours goes well! Xoxo

    Thanks Unknown. Never stop trying and asking for help! With forgiveness. I believe it can be done eventually! With me it is the forgetting that is the hard part, xoxo

  9. Cameron is such a happy child isn't he,...just lovely...like the idea of the grilled pineapple etc...mmmmm......it will be lovely if Todd gets some help with the garden we all love our garden, but it is hard to keep tidy. Tonight I have watered everything. Normally it would be Lyn that does it, but as she is away I am doing it myself. I've no doubt Peter would do it if I asked him but I don't like to ask if I can do something myself...even if it did nearly kill me LOL...it's been another lovely day not quite so,sunny so not quite as hot...had Mary to see the dermatologist this morning. It was a great deal of money to be told what we already knew ! But she was very nice. She gave us steroid pills Mary is to take 6 for three days then 5 for another 3 then 4 for another 3 and so on till they are finished..that way she said the heat and redness would go..but the skin may become even drier !!! Just what we actually went about ! I don't understand it at all. If after taking the steroids the redness comes back we have to phone and she might get us to see someone who specialises in allergies....more money ?....we will wait and see..the prescription today as it was a private one was £42 ! The consultation £200. Or was it £250 ...the bill will be sent to home....we don't worry if it works but I'm not so sure xxxxx night night


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