Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy weekend

Hello dear friends,

I always love flowers and what better way to start off my little note,  is with a bunch of pretty peonies, sadly not out of my garden ... wish they were.

Doing jobs around the house has been keeping me quite busy at the moment which unfortunately means less time to sit down at the computer.
After a month away the garden has been neglected and there are so many weeds and things that need doing outdoors.
I am finally getting around to stripping the old dark red wallpaper in the entrance and stairway. It seems like it is glued with superglue {not} and is taking forever.

This weekend the All blacks and the Wallabies face off for the final match to decide who is going to win the Rugby World Cup. We were invited out to watch the game, but as it starts at the unearthly hour of 4 am, may just watch it at home dressed in my pyjamas as I like my bed and sleep.
Go the All Blacks! 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  1. Pretty peonies! Glad you had a good time away. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. As a Wallaby supporter, I have to say I'm pretty sure the All Blacks will win! I won't be getting up to watch but I'll be eagerly awaiting the morning news!

  3. Hi Anne,

    I share your view and it is a game of football and may the best team win.
    Thanks for visiting me and like you I will probably sleep through and find out who wins in the morning.

  4. Hello dear friend,
    I so love peonies, as well, and wish I had more than the one white,growing in my garden-- these are so beautiful, too.
    Hope you enjoy your garden work, and the walls will look wonderful, some time when you have finished :-) -
    Happy Halloween, Carolyn !!

  5. Hi Dear Carolyn, LOVE the gorgeous blooms. Peonies always remind me of my mother. She could grow them beautifully. I have no luck here. Maybe it's too hot.
    I know you have your hands full with the wall paper removal. Hope it goes well and Best wishes to the All Backs. Enjoy the weekend.
    We are having Halloween trick or treating here tonight. It's been raining buckets so we hope it stops enough for the kiddos to get out.
    Sending hugs your way. cm

  6. Oh such lovely peonies ...
    Yes, there is always so much to do and catch up on - but I'm sure you will.

    Enjoy the last day of October and have a very good November ... in fact it may already be the 1st November in your hemisphere ...

    All the best Jan

  7. Beautiful peonies !!!...lovely weekend Ria x

  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh so true if you have been away on a trip, there is that punishment waiting for you to catch up on a lot of neglected things. It almost can become overwhelming at times.
    Gardens do consume lots of time and so do chores at the home.
    Sending you hugs for a happy Sunday.


  9. Essas flores são lindas e delicadas.

    Bom domingo! Ótima semana!
    ❀ه° ·.

  10. Happy November, Carolyn!
    I really like that wallpaper you are removing. :) But I do know how difficult it it is to remove. Takes so much patience.
    When you've been away, you look at things with a new eye and there's always so many changes you want to make.
    Love the colors on those peonies!

  11. What beautiful peonies. They are on my 'to grow' list.
    You must be enjoying late spring, early summer now.
    Thanks for all the posts while on your travels. You are a good tour guide!

  12. Rabbit Rabbit Happy November 1st. Have a blessed weekend. Love Jeanne

  13. Oh Carolyn, that looks like so much work stripping off the wallpaper, but once it's done you can concentrate of your new design. Can't wait to see what you choose. Your Peonies are beautiful, and I love the soft pink colors. My cousin who passed always loved Peonies, so I think of her every time I see them.

    Happy November, dear Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  14. I love Peonies too, Carolyn!
    Your are so beautiful!
    Can't wait to see your renewed wallpaper on stairways! :)

  15. Just stopping by to say hello and wish you a wonderful new week my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  16. Good luck on the wall job Carolyn! Hope you manage to remove it all.

    Beautiful peonies!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  17. Peonies are my favourite flowers and yours are just gorgeous. Good job on the wall!

  18. Thank you for visiting. I think it will come some french grey in my home too.
    Have a great week
    Hugs from here

  19. What pretty peonies, I hope you can fix your wallpaper soon, dear Carolyn. Greetings from India ~

  20. All Blacks, peonies and wall paper = 3 of my favourite things!

    What a fabulous game it was with both teams playing well :-)

    Leeann x

  21. It will be nice to see what you do with this area. Wallpaper is wonderful, but scrapping it off takes elbow grease! Been there, done that many times. Am worn out just looking at what you are doing.


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