Wednesday 15 March 2017

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


 FOR TODAY, March 15, 2017

Outside my window ...
The sun is completely up.  It was up when I got up at 5:30.  The days are getting noticeably longer.  Yay Spring! (Although I am dreading the clock change in two weeks time.  I always hate the Spring one.)  Sorry for my absence yesterday!  We had no internet until the afternoon!  Talk talk was having a problem I guess.  By the time it came back up again, I had too many other things I needed to crack on with!

I am thinking ...
How utterly dependant I am upon the Internet.   A lot of what I do needs to be online in order to do it.  How did that happen?  How can I change that?   I dunno  . . . but it is a bit disconcerting.

In the kitchen ...

 It might look a bit like a dog's dinner but it isn't.  Bean & Sausage Hot Pot.  A layer of cooked potato, some herbed onions, smoked sausage, BBQ beans and cheese, all baked together.  Delicious!
 Family friendly and simple too!

On my "To Cook" list ...

 Authentic Hungarian Walnut Rolls from American Heritage Cooking.   These look fabulously delicious and almost dangerous!

Good to know ...

 From My Childhood Treasures. Seam finished you can do without a serger.

I am creating ...

 Crochet Egg Cosy Chickens from Ravelry.  Cute!

 Turn your cream eggs into these delightful sheep!  From The Pink Whisk.  Cute!

 Organising with Trash.  How to recycle your recyclables decoratively.  From Lemons, Lavendar and Laundry.


 Positively Splendid.  Bunny Pants Treat Bags.  So cute!


 Left In Knots.  I love the bright colours of this scarf.  Tis very pretty.

 I am reading ...


 The Little Princesses, by Marion Crawford

The touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers.

Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was known to the Queen and Princess Margaret, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly in the early 1930s and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be 'Royal' whilst also exposing them to the ordinary world of underground trains, buses and swimming lessons.

THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was published in 1950 to a furore we cannot imagine today. Crawfie was demonised by the press, and the Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account, never spoke to her again.

An utterly charming depiction of a wholsome childhood in a loving family. Loving this.

I am looking forward to ...
Relief Society Activity on Friday evening. (If I can get a lift.)  It is the RS Birthday celebration and sounds like it will be fun.

Dreaming About ...

Bird's nest necklaces and pearls . . .

Listening to the ocean  . . .

A gingerbread cottage on Martha's Vineyard  . . .

Bermuda beaches  . . .

 An edible garden  . . .

Something to watch ...


 Life Unexpected on Netflix.  Loving it.

A favourite quote for the day  ...

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Ships in a  harbour are safe,
              but that's not what they were built for.
                                 ~John Shedd ₡ღ¸. ✻´´¯`✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ.

Makes me smile ...

 It's true!

One of my favourite things  ...


 Vintage Disney . . . anything.  When I was over here meeting Todd for the first time we were walking and I found a pewter Micky Mouse on the ground.  I knew it was a good omen.  I still have it in my jewelry box.

Corner's of my kingdom ...

 Directions . . .  in Cumbria.

And that's my daybook for this week!

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
 ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆

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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. Marie my darling. Every night as I go to bed I am praying for you as we sail through the ocean. How I love my sea days.

    Lovely post as always. God bless from Vietnam.

  2. Hi Marie, I love your weekly Dayblog, but you do realise you've put me out of sync for the rest of the week! Hahaha! Lots of love xxx

  3. Glad your back and it was just a problem with the internet. I was worried.

  4. You made me laugh at the description of your looks hearty!

    You should see HOWMUCHSNOW we much the schools are closed and that has not happened in a long time..
    I store my hair appliance cords in empty tp wonder my grandson calls me Danny Tanner:)
    Hoping to get to the Cape for 3 days soon..

    Have a nice afternoon.

  5. This is the first comment I have ever gotten from Viet Nam Suzan! Sounds like you are enjoying your cruise and things are going well at home, which half the enjoyment right there. Not fun if you have to be worrying about things. Hope your mum is feeling better! Love and hugs! xoxo

    Haha, sorry about that Kate! I am back on course now! I was out of sorts all day yesterday having missed my little visit with all of you on here! Love and hugs.xoxo

    Oh Ronnie, I am so sorry I caused you concern. I should have just popped a quick message on here to say what was up! I will do if it ever happens again! By the time it came back on I was exhausted! We had both had bad nights sleeping on Monday night! Love and hugs,xoxo

    I saw that you got a lot of snow Monique. My brother in Ottawa put some pictures on of his place! Winter's last hurrah?? I hope so. Hope you get your time away at the Cape! Even for a few days is so refreshing after the Winter! Love and hugs! xoxo

  6. Oh, this was a fun Daybook; as always! I don't like the spring time change either. I hate missing that hour of sleep. I really dislike it when the internet is down; although I don't get to use it as much asI I used too. What did we do without computers; hard to remember. I love the crocheted chickens; so dar cute.
    I loved the Mod Scarfs; so bright and cheerful; I think!
    The book looks fancinating. I do love the stories of the Royals. I am enjoying the series on Queen Victoria. I do love history. I find English History fun to read.
    The bird necklace and pearls is lovely!
    I liked your dream places and edible garden. You do come up with the funniest things. Thanks for sharing it all. Love and hugs for you!

  7. Thanks LeAnn! I am really enjoying the book. It is a real peek into another world. My family history tells me I am about a bazillionth in line to the throne, lol There but for the Grace of God eh! Love and hugs right back! oxoxo


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