Saturday, August 18, 2012

A few photos of my Saturday

Hello dear friends,

Just want to drop in and wish you a very happy weekend and sorry I have not been around much. I am looking forward, to visiting you all soon.

Many thanks for the kind words you sent for my Mum. she is doing quite well and yesterday she sat in the chair next to her bedside. The Doctor is wanting her to start walking, so hopefully she will manage this soon.

We have had the best day ... the weather was beautiful, clear blue sky  and we enjoyed a walk along the beach in the sunshine and then sat and had brunch at a lovely little deckside cafe, overlooking the sea. 

Great excitement, with the lounge and an update today - hubby put up the new light and we are awaiting another, which is on its way.
He also put in the new firemantle, which was a loud job with him needing to cut out some of the wall board for it to fit in place. Will share some photos soon.

Thanks for stopping by 


  1. Hi Carolyn, I'm glad mum is progressing well. Sounds like a lovely day walking along the beach.

  2. nice to hear that your Mother is better now!wish you a peaceful weekend!

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  3. I missed your last few posts. I do hope your mother is on the mend soon x

  4. Dearest Carolyn,

    Great news about your Mum, let's hope she improves now steadily and slowly.
    Also glad to hear your lounge is coming along fine. All the hard work pays off. Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs and love,

  5. Dear Carolyn,

    So wonderful to hear that your mom is progressing well. Yay!!!!

    Ah, what a lovely day you had! We could all use one of those every now and then.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, dear friend!


  6. Hi, I hope your mom is alright now. I'm sure things will be better in the future. I chanced upon your blog from Merrydotdandy. Would you like us to follow each other? Take care :)

  7. Hi Carolyn
    I feel sorry for you mum, but I'm glad she is progressing well...
    You pictures are wonderful!

  8. Dear Carolyn,
    I'm sooo sorry I did not read until now, what happened to your mother! (Unfortunately, I did not spend so much time in blogger land, because last time I was with my Mum a bit "over-busy" since she moved into the nursing home ...) Your poor Mum! Luckily she's doing now better! I cross the fingers firmly that they will soon be fit again! And I'm looking forward to more photos of your renovation! It It will be wonderfully pretty! And as I can see, SPRING is coming to NZ - that's so fine!!!
    Warm hugs to you and best wishes to your mum,
    Cordially, Traude

  9. Hi darling......enjoy a happy from am so glad your mom is doing well

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    what a beautiful day along the beach,
    looks very lovely there.
    I`m glad for your mother she is alreaDY up again, and hope she can start walking soon, and that it will not be too difficult for her.

  11. Glad you have some good news. Hope you have a good weekend!

    Pomona x

  12. Hi Carolyn! Delighted your mum is improving:) Lovely photos!
    ~Anne xx

  13. So good to hear that your Mom is doing well. Wish her a speedy recovery once again!
    And these are wonderful captures, loved the clear blue skies and the clean waters.
    Have a nice Sunday Carolyn :)

  14. Lovely news Carolyn!
    Progress is on the way for your Mama, it is much harder as we get older - we don't bounce back the same.

    Lots of exciting activity at your house and all in time for Spring.
    I've just been in the garden pulling weeds - the soil is so heavy & puggy and now my back is sore!!!

    Sending big warm hugs to both you and your mother!

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    I am glad to hear that your mom is doing better. So glad you had a beautiful day!!!


  16. Wonderful with a day at the seaside. And so nice to hear that your mom is better.
    Hugs from

  17. I am so glad to hear that she is doing better dear one. LOVE will make her feel all better...and I know you are giving her lots of doses of that! BISOUS! Anita

  18. So sorry to hear of your moms fall. Hope she keeps getting better everyday.
    Yes it must be getting to be SPring time for you. I myself am looking forward to Fall.

  19. Just popped by to say "hello" and to say I hope your mum is making good progress.Barbarax

  20. Hello Carolyn Thank you so much for visiting me, I'm so pleased to find your lovely blog. I read back just a little way, and was so sorry to see that your mother is in hospital, but glad that she is doing better now. I look forward to reading more of your pretty blog :)
    Warm wishes
    Helen x

  21. Hi Carolyn,
    So pleased to hear your Mother is making good progress and you had the sunshine to enjoy a brunch overlooking the sea. Your violas are so pretty too.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Sarah x

  22. Glad your Mum's feeling better!

    Lovely pansies and a lovely evening view of the beach!

  23. Carolyn,

    I always enjoy your short sweet posts. I'm so glad your mom is doing better and I wish her a speedy recovery. Having a father that's ill.. I know the stress of all this very well :(

    Looks like you are managing to carve out some time to enjoy the beautiful weather. Such pretty photos.


    (so glad you always drop by. for some reason I don't always receive your new posts via bloglovin..)

  24. And thank YOU my dear, for taking the time to come and visit here! Oh my, what time is it for you?! I must go see a world clock! BIG HUGS TO YOU and your mum...may she continue on the road to recovery!! Anita

  25. Hello Carolyn. I've been away from blogland for a little while and am just now reading about your Mom falling. May she heal right up. I'm so sorry she was injured.

    Will be excited to see your home and be happy for you that this room is completed.

    A great thing to celebrate.
    Have a wonderful week,

  26. Dear Carolyn,
    so good to hear that your Mum is getting better!
    thakns for thos lovely weekendphotos :O)
    Have a happy and wonderful new week, my friend!
    Love and hugs,

  27. Nice to hear your Mom is doing betters...........The lounge plans sound great.
    Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

  28. A walk on the beach can make everyone feel better!! wonderful photos and so happy to hear your Mom is getting better....prayers and hugs

  29. Dear Carolyn, I am so happy to hear you mother is improving and sitting up a bit. I am sure she will continue to get better each and every day.
    Taking a walk on the beach is very good medicine my friend. The pic you share is very inspiring.

    The lounge sounds like it is nearly finished and I am sure it is gorgeous. Love the little peek you gave us in the pic.

    Sending you big hugs for a wonderful week and continued prayers for your dear mother.

    Lots of love, Celestina Marie

  30. Hi Carolyn,
    So glad your mom is doing better. What a wonderful view you have of the water. So pretty.

  31. I'm glad you're mom is doing better, Carolyn. Mothers are the special love of our life. These pictures of the ocean are beautiful. I can just imagine how peaceful that must have been for you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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