Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy December

As the countdown to Christmas starts, wishing you all a very happy week.
Happiness ~ A bouquet in a bucket of the sweetest pale pink peonies in my favourite colour.

Last weekend flew by so fast and before I knew it is Monday morning and a new week has begun.

Simple moments are the best like spending Sunday lunch with our children at a little Restaurant and is always great to have a catch up with family.
Most of Saturday, was spent in the garden tidying up and I am feeling this today as my body feels a little achy. DH water-blasted the outdoor table and chairs and when the weather improves they will get a coat of teak stain in anticipation for summer.
Down at the village was the sweetest family of Mrs Duck and her five little babies and they waited while I took the photo.
Here's to a wonderful week ahead
Life is good!


  1. Carolyn, those baby ducks are just precious and I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with family. Your peonies are so pretty. I bought some a couple days ago and nothing is happening. Usually they open up quickly.. I hope they are okay!


  2. So sweet mama duck and her babies ;).

    I hope you have a wonderful week!!


  3. Love the flowers and the duck family.

    :) Hope

  4. Adorable duckies Carolyn! It's hard to believe it's almost summer for you and it's sooo cold here at the moment ... lovely peonies too!

    Claire xx

  5. Enjoy your day Carolyn...
    Best regards from France,


  6. Dear Carolyn,

    thank you for this lovely post!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful adventtime as weel!

    Love and hugs

    Love the photo from the duck and her babies :O)

  7. Dearest Carolyn,
    I love pink color which has such a sweet image. Lovely duck family and happy for your time with your family(*^_^*)
    Hope you are having wonderful last month of the year.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Sweet picture of family Duck! The peonies are beautiful.
    Greetz, Renny

  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend. Mother duck is gorgeous.

  10. The countdown to Christmas is making me a little nervous, Carolyn. The boxes are still piled up! But I'll get there...bit by bit!

  11. Happy December, mine began with a very lazy weekend at home:)
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  12. Here, as the snowflakes drift softly through the air, I shall enjoy a bit of YOUR summertime! Thank you most kindly for sharing a part of your day.
    Warm wishes,

  13. Owwwww so sweet Duck familly.....we have our first snow here in Holland is lov elove Ria...darling will you mail me your adress ??? from

  14. Oh those ducks, Carolyn!

    At first, they looked like STATUES! We have many here and this summer,there was a mummy and her babies in my front garden!!!!

    Sending you a heartful of love for a fabulous season! Anita

  15. Hello Carolyn!

    I love December too, its the sweetest month of all winter!^^
    That little duck family is so lovely!!!

  16. The ducks are so cute!!! Loved the post, hope your week goes by happily :)

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  18. Hi dear, I can tell you enjoy life, and that you had a beautiful weekend, with your kids, and smiling to this sweet duck family.
    The peonies are stunning Carolyn, I wish I had them in my garden!
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  19. I love your peonies and the duck family.Glad you had a lovely weekend and a good time spent with your family.
    Sarah x

  20. Your pink peonies are so lovely, Carolyn. I love that little duck family. It reminds me of my mom and her five kids. Yes, the weeks go by so fast, don't they? Enjoy the season, my sweet friend!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  21. Aaaaaaaaaaah! Sooooo envious. Peonies are my absolute favorite. And pale pink! To me, peonies always look like sleeping doves, all nestled together. Have a wonderful week!

  22. I love peonies and I love the duck family...........
    Blessings my lovely friend
    Thanks for your visit and kind words.
    Love Jeanne♥

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  24. Oh those ducklings are just too precious. I want to hold one and squish it!!!!!!!! Gently, however.....

    Oh sweet Carolyn, thank you for cha-chaing over to my post for some CUBAN SUGAR....and yes, that black coat is fabulous, isn't it?


  25. Dearest Carolyn,
    Your weekend was a good one with quality family time. Even the duck family looks happy in your special photo. Continue to have a great week. Hugs,

  26. Hi Carolyn! Happy december to you!
    The Christmas' countdown has begun!!!

  27. Simple things are the best, Carolyn.
    We too had lunch with family on Sunday. Our daughter cooked and the two grandchildren prepared it with her.
    The ducks are so sweet. Beautiful flowers and such a delicate shade.
    I'm trying to stay a little quiet this week. I hope your energy has returned so enjoy the rest of the week.

  28. Hi Carolyn, Your post puts me in such a tizzy lol. I'm craving for it to snow and now I am also getting a little spring fever! Those peonies are gorgeous!!!! I can almost smell them all the way here in Pennsylvania. And those baby ducks are sweet. Happy December! Have a great week.
    Warm hugs ~ Jenn

  29. Hey Carolyn! Your blog is so cute! I loved to know and I'm following, if you can, follow mine back, kisses!

  30. Nice blog!
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  31. What a sweet little ducky family. Hope you are having a wonderful day my friend.


  32. Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I missed you too. I am thinking that if I don't find another alternative that is easy, I may just pay for more storage. Anita mentioned she switched to Google+ and has tons more that way. hmmm...I don't like change. LOL...

    So you are having summer and it's almost Christmas. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around that myself. Those flowers are so pretty!!! Love the duckies too!

    Take care,

  33. Oh isn't that just the sweetest photo Carolyn!!!
    The little ones are so vulnerable, but it seems Mother Ducks are very protective.

    The days are simply flying by - I'm late as usual for this time of year.
    So much to do and so little time!!

    Joyeux Noël
    Shane ♥

  34. The duck family is so sweet, and i like your peonies, lovely.
    Wish you a happy weekend

  35. Oh those little ducks are just precious! They make me smile so big.
    Time sure is flying by so fast. Will be Christmas before we know it.

  36. I hope that it has been a great week for you!
    Those little ducks are adorable... God's creatures...what a blessing to us all!

  37. Oh, my, peonies for Christmas must be the most perfect combination! I can only imagine having that beauty and fragrance for holiday decorating.

    Wishing you a festive and happy week, dear Carolyn.


  38. Hi Carolyn, Oh how sweet the little duck family. Love your peonies in that pale pink color.
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    Hugs, Celestina Marie


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