Thursday, 17 May 2018

My favourite things . . . 

A few of the things in life that make my heart go pitty pat. Maybe they will do the same thing for yours. ♥♥♥ 

Royal Weddings.  For as long as I can remember, I've been getting up early to watch them, which in Canada meant really early!  They are exciting and I love all of the ceremony and pomp and tradition. I love the moment when you get to see the dress for the first time, watching the ceremony, the bell ringing, the ride in the carriage afterwards, the kiss on the balcony.  I am not sure how much of that we will have with this one where they are getting married in Windsor, but I am sure that there will still be plenty to enjoy this Saturday when Meghan and Harry wed. I just wish everyone would stop with the nit-picking.  Lets just celebrate a beautiful young couple getting married and wish them all the happiness in the world! Lets not spoil their day with any negativity!  I think this is my favourite Royal Wedding yet! 

Kittens . . .  especially orange ones or calico ones.  Kittens are so sweet. 


Equally so puppies. They are pretty cute also, and lovable and engaging.  Who doesn't love a puppy! 

Sink skirts  . . .   I love sink skirts  . . . 


Pretty bows . . .  on anything  . . .  especially blouses . . . 

Or a bundle of old spoons  . . . 


White on white  . . .  on white  . . . 

Wisteria . . . we had some on the cottage when we lived down South  . . .  so beautiful  . . . 


Unusual cups and saucers  . . .  meow . . . 

Hot chocolate with marshmallows  . . .  kitty paw marshmallows, so sweet . . . 


Seaside lighthouses  . . .  how romantic to live in a lighthouse  . . . 

Pretty lace curtains  . . . . 


Pom pom trimmings  . . . 

Pressing flowers in books  . . .  such a pretty surprise when you discover them again  . . . 


Kokeshi Dolls  . . . 

Succulents  . . . 


The kindess of others and a new pairs of shoes  . . . they're kinda red don't you think?  Thank YOU Nicola.  They arrived yesterday and are just beautiful. I can't wait to wear them to church. Well, I was wearing them all yesterday afternoon.  Walking on sunshine . . . ♥♥♥ 

Impromptu bouquets  . . . 


Pretty little milk jugs  . . .  

Climbing roses  . . . 


Holly hocks  . . . 

Sigh  . . . . 


Double sigh  . . . . 

Triple sigh  . . . 

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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a beautiful face will age,
and a perfect body will change . . . 
but a beautiful soul will always be
a beautiful soul . . . 
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In the English Kitchen today  . . . Ruffled Milk Pie.  Seriously delicious and not as difficult to make as you might suppose! 

Have a beautiful Thursday.  The sun is shining here and it looks to become a gorgeous day!  Don't forget!  

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And I do too! 



  1. Love your new red shoes!!Lots of pretties here:)
    So nasty all the talk abour MM's dad..
    why rain on their day?
    It will be beautiful..I'll see it when the news shows it..I think I tuned in for Diana..
    Lovely weather here..but no no avail..wrong zone..have a nice day!

    1. I know Monique! Why can’t people just be kind! Kindness costs nothing! We haven’t been able to get wisteria to grow here either. I got up way early for Diana! Xoxo

  2. There is a lot of nit picking going on these days. It seems the negative side of things take over. So sad when there is much happiness in every day and especially in with a wedding. Oh that they would report the good and not the bad, how much happier we'd be. Life goes on so we might as well look at the bright side....

    1. It is just so mean spirited Pam! That’s why your page is such a breath of fresh air! Only positivity! I love it! Xoxo

  3. I simply love you Marie and miss you so much! I think of our visit in real time all the time. Sitting in the Cathedral munching on cookies of my favorite memories of the UK. And the Pub, your Todd, the bus ride your home.....sweet things.

    1. Oh I miss you too Bonnie! Such a wonderful day we had together! I will cherish it always! Xoxo

  4. Hi Marie, here I am again, sorry to be missing.....again......I kind of forget to look every day as I have to go into my messages every time scroll down to find your name and message to get the contact for this blog !!!..long way round for a shortcut as the saying goes.!!...I love all the things you love but especially I loved the little ginger kitten it reminds me of how tiny Marys Amber was when I got him for her, he was just six weeks and so tiny and fluffy...part reason I don't come in every morning is I am playing our game with our friend in the US !...she is going to bed as I get up and we chat chat chat !!..please forgive me. I will try to get back,soon. Night night. God. Bless. Xxx

    1. No worries Sybil. I know where you are! lol Yes, the time difference between here and California is quite a lot! I would never be up until as late as our friend is! She is amazing! Love you very much. xoxo

  5. Hi Marie~

    Oh my goodness, so much goodness to look at! I can imagine that the Royal Wedding will be wonderful, and even more wonderful watching it in the UK. These two special people just need to be able to enjoy their moment without all the's a shame!

    I'mm so happy about your red shoes!! What an amazing gift, from a very giving heart, many blessing to whoever sent them!

    I love Hollyhocks, and would love to grow day...ahhh! I have a raised bed that I am planning to grow flowers in, but, I'm not very knowledgeable about what flowers to grow...more studying for me!

    Many years ago, we were camping with the kids and the wildflowers were just gorgeous! I found an old magazine and we put flowers between each page. I'm not sure where it is, but I'm pretty sure I didn't throw it away. The search is on!

    Tonight, we had grilled pork chops and your recipe for Cheese and Potato Pie. It was delicious!! Bob requested it heated up for breakfast!

    We have had some really interesting weather that I will be posting about. Warm sunny days mean, stormy evenings in Idaho...eeekkk!

    Much love to you!

    Hugs and Love,

    1. I am so pleased that you and Bob enjoyed the Cheese and Potato Pie Barb! Yay! It would be a great breakfast dish reheated or sure! The shoes were an extra special blessing for me. Now I have a new pair of shoes to wear to church. My old Sunday go-to-meeting shoes are over 18 years old, mind you they only get used on Sundays so its not as bad as that sounds! haha I will look forward to your post! I love it when you post something new! Love and hugs to you always! xoxo


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