Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy new week

Hello dear friends,
I hope that you have had a lovely weekend.
Here we are again, another new week and the last days of April

We had a lovely time catching up with our family, picking the last of the olives which have now been taken out to be pressed. We also did some more work around the house - painting.

We are tidying up the front entrance to the house - this is the first undercoat and today I should be doing some more to it. We will paint the door a high gloss black, which will make a nice change from the dark green.

One of the reasons I love blogging so much is to see all the amazing talent and inspiration, from friends. Thank you for all the lovely things you share and for your friendship.  How easy it is to be  sitting at the computer and before you know it you have been all around the world visiting friends and spending way too much time and not getting the things done, that need doing.

Had better get back to it now.
Have a lovely day


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    I know just what you mean.. You get lost traveling around the world (via computer) visiting all your friends.. But is it not just wonderful..
    I have to say, the roses are just lovely, and
    I can't wait to see the new color on the door.
    How funny, my front door is dark green.. I too have been thinking of a different look.
    Have a good week Carolyn.

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I agree! It's so fun to have blogger friends around the globe:) Your door will be pretty painted a glossy black:) Our door is painted black and I never tire of it. Enjoy your house projects!


  3. Black is always a good choice! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful May.


  4. Hi Carolyn,

    It is really a blessing to get to check in with our friends around the world via the computer. It would be wonderful if all the wonderful people lived close enough we could actually visit and sit down with a cup of coffee and some chitchat.

    Your roses are beautiful! And so is your front entry! Wow, can't wait to see pics! :)

    We finally had a beautiful day. I've soaked up every second of it. :) I don't think I have ever longed for warm weather and sunshine in the same way I have this year.

    Thank you for the beautiful pics. Always love seeing where others live.

    Have a beautiful week!


  5. Dear Carolyn,
    how sweet this post is!
    You are so wonderful, and I am so glad to have you as such a good friend :O)
    I agree too, that Blogger is such a good thing to meet people all over the world, sharing things together we love to do and :O)
    Your door will look great, when its finished!
    Now I better go too and do my housework!
    Can get lost in time, sitting here and visiting friends all over the world ;O)
    Love and hugs

  6. What a beautiful entrance dear Carolyn.
    Black for the frontdoor is so lovely.
    My frontdoor is now also darkgreen but also will go now for a black color.
    You also thanks for your blogfriendship and your always sweet comments .
    Here the day coloured orange, we are celebrating the new King.
    Have a fine week.
    Warm wishes , Mea

  7. Hi Carolyn....I love black doors and did a post on them last year but never got around to painting my own:) Have a good week:)
    ~Anne xx

  8. I love black doors so much. It will look stunning when it is finished.
    I agree with travelling around the world in cyber space. Technology is wonderful if I can keep up with it.
    Hugs Kay

  9. What a lovely awning over your door! I love the green, but black should be quite elegant and classic. Olives, YUM! We love olives here.

    Thank you so much for the hugs you sent a couple of weeks ago. Even from far away, your sweetness and warmth are always felt and appreciated. Have a lovely and beautiful week! xoxo

  10. Yes, we are all very happy to share things and thoughts and inspiration only with a click!
    I'll be looking forward to see the new look of your front entrance.. Happy May Day!

  11. Have a Nice week Darling....love rosses and a black. Door .....wowwwww....!!!!......happy week....xxx...!

  12. Hello dear Carolyn!
    What a beautiful entrance with your green door!
    And I know what you mean with the blogs.
    For me it' s very difficult to find the time for but I' m so glad that I found you and others and I don' t want to miss you!
    You' re a part of my life now!
    Happy week dear Carolyn!
    With love,

  13. Aww super sweet...
    Enjoy your day x

  14. Ho Carolyn! I think that it is nice make some work on our house! Black is a good idea!
    Happy new week!

  15. Such a pretty photo of the roses. Have a lovely day :)

  16. Your roses are lovely Carolyn...with such a perfect photograph, I am able to enjoy their delightful fragrance from my perch far across the land.
    I must say that no matter the colour of your front door, the entrance to your home is so very welcoming...and it is truly generous of you to share your home, your days, your treasures.
    Wishing you a splendid week!
    Hugs to you...

  17. GOOD MORNING CAROLYN! It is so nice to see you post again! Can you believe we are moving into May now? Looking good over there! Keep painting and show us what is happening! Wishing you a wonderful day! Anita

  18. Lovely post, darling!
    So cool about the olive harvest!


  19. Hi Carolyn! I agree, that is the best part of blogging:) Btw, the roses are so beautiful, you are doing a great job painting the house! Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    loooove your roses, are so beautiful!!!
    And your entrance is so happy and welcoming!
    Great work!

  21. Dearest Carolyn, Your roses and home are both beautiful! So glad you enjoyed olive picking and a lovely April. I hope May will be wonderful too! I love blogging for the same reasons! Beautifully said! You always bless me with your kindness and inspire me with all you share! Much love, Paula xo

  22. Your hard work has mad the house look good - we will finish it soon. Love v xxx

  23. Thank you .Would you like a cup of tea?

  24. Dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful entrance, and lovely with the new white painted parts.
    Thankyou for the roses :-) they are so beautiful, and so it is having a friend like you, on the other side of the world!! Yes ...I too, use far too much time visiting friends,-but I love it !!!

  25. Carolyn,
    Isn't it nice what a fresh coat of paint will do for your home? I also have a black front door. I think it distinguishes a house somewhat. I love the little figurine in the last picture, so sweet.

    Have a wonderful week,


  26. Fine entrance, i like the roof.
    And a black door sounds nice.
    Wish you a happy week dear Carolyn

  27. Dear Carolyn
    Your post is so nice and the roses are very lovely. You are so wonderful and I am so happy that I found you about our blogs.
    I wish you a happy May.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  28. Happy May 1st!!! Painting is on our to do list but after this kitchen facelift is all done I am taking a break!! Too stressful!!

    I wanted t paint our front door black as well ;)


  29. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, i love the way you opened this post with gorgeous pink roses, my friend♡♡♡ I truly admire your work for your entrance. Good Luck☆☆☆
    I really am happy being able to friend with you♬♬♬ 

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  30. The black door is going to be gorgeous, Carolyn.
    Show us a pic when it's done.
    I like to visit everyone when I first get up; such fun to see what all of you are doing and saying. Then I get down to whatever project needs doing, either around the house, or out in the world.
    Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

  31. Hi Carolyn, I just love the color of your entry door, but changing to black will also look gorgeous. Such an inviting entrance. My son painted his front door black and it is awesome and so rich looking. Love your beautiful roses too. So pretty. Yes, blogging around the world opens up all the inspirations we can hold.
    Enjoy your decorating and painting.
    Have a happy Wednesday.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  32. I know what you mean about spending too much time blogging! I like your entrance and the roses, I hope your painting is going well.
    Sarah x

  33. ¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

    Muito lindo!
    Ótimo mês de maio!

  34. Hi Carolyn .... I agree travelling the world via blogger friends is such a delight. Your front door is going to look SO classy in black ... a little touch of London! xx

  35. I agree about how wonderful blogging is Carolyn. It truly is a gift.
    I hope your painting is going well. That is one of those things that I should be doing too. Good luck with the works.
    I loved your post about the olives. I am so fascinated by olive growing.
    I hope your week is going well, things are great here :)
    sending hugs your way...

  36. I know that feeling well! Far too much to do, and far too many distant friends to visit, except how can it be too many when it's such a joy to catch up with what they're all doing!

  37. I know you are probably getting ready to do another post...geez!! I am so behind with catching up...
    I have read all of the latest posts...I am so jealous that you can pick olives!! One of my favorite foods...and the oil must be so wonderful.
    The roses in this current post are gorgeous...such a soft, pretty

  38. Okay...I wasn't finished posting...so to continue...
    I think the door in gloss black will be lovely...very classy!

    How are your inside renos going?? Pics please?..LOL!

    Wishing you a happy weekend Carolyn!
    Hugs, Nancy W.

  39. Good luck with the work in and around your house Carolyn!

    Madelief x

  40. Hi,Carolyn
    Your entrance is so sweet! Yes, black door is lovely but I like your dark green door too.
    Wishing you a happy weekend!

  41. I wish you a good and nice week end !!
    xoxo from Paris


  42. ciao ,

    I agree, meeting friends spread all over the wordl is something wonderful , that I didn't consider when I started blogging, now I find it's something that involves my mind and my heart .
    What about your front door ? I do like the green one , but I understand that sometime we love to change ....and did you ever consider a bright dark red front door ? think about it
    ( dark is also nice )

    ciao, ciao



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