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28/08/2020

Photos and stories for August

I am typing this on a gloomy and wildly wet Tuesday morning - thankfully I am working indoors today. The words this month were triggered by the then immanent move of my eldest son and his lovely girlfriend into their first home. Great I thought, plenty material to snap pictures of ... you know ... moving/boxes/making - not a problem. Except there is, I never took any 'action' photos, packing was done, moving happened, unpacking followed and .... other than the bittersweet triumphant pictures of them standing in the doorway of their new home whilst Youngest did his best to cheerfully 'ruin' every photo (which he managed almost successfully and we now have a set of wonderfully silly memories of that day) I have nothing suitable.

So, this morning will be a day to amend this lack - a trawling through my archives hopefully will give me something outside of those 'boxes' - wish me luck!

Moving
A quiet moment during the silliness of taking photos, Eldest and GF pausing at their door of their new home knowing that Youngest is goofing around outside. The coolness of the interior a comfortable contrast to a hot moving day.

Boxes
Leading up to moving day, we had collected boxes of all sizes. Most of the smaller ones were commandeered by a certain Princess (Pan). Eventually she was able to keep one for her own - even having a 'royal edict' on the side proclaiming that this was indeed her very own box! I sent a plea out on the family 'chat' and asked for anyone to send a photo of Pan in her box .... I received so many that I was spoilt for choice!


Starts with ..... D
Well it had to be D for my Dilly Dog..... Moss sunbathing through her eyelids in the greenhouse whilst I was picking tomatoes and courgettes. She seemed to have such a 'knowing look', as I was chatting to her.... Moments later, she was asleep..........

Breakfast

Again I planned to take an 'insta' style image of a breakfast taken through a van door over looking a view .... but no - did not even take one of those whilst away! So you are getting a look at my bog-standard breakfast and a view of my new favourite jug and sunflowers - not bad eh?

Making
Making face masks, cushions, things for chrimbly* and a sewing space for me.

My Own Choice
Three silly hair-doos. 
Walking along, chatting to each other, first one then two and finally three faces popped up and watched us..... They did not utter a sound - I just fell about laughing at their lovely faces!

There you have it - my photos and stories, I hope they made you smile - have a lovely weekend xxx


*shhhh - don't mention the chrimbly word - I am still coming to terms with the sense of the loss of summer as she slips away and autumn steps through the door. I am hoping crafting and creating will fill that void of 'summer gone' I develop this time of the year xxx

19 comments:

  1. Sunflowers on a table always look so cheery. Love Pan in her favourite boxes. Those alpaca ๐Ÿฆ™ are soo cute. Glad your son's moving day went well. I think we are due a sunny dry weekend so fingers crossed for that. X

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    1. Thank you! I so hope for a dry weekend as we wanted to get out and about, fingers crossed๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

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  2. Lovely Kate & you did well after that stumble. Of course all the animal photos made me smile, just as the sun has been doing late this afternoon. I love Alpacas and once did a course on how to handle them, thinking we may one day have some acres(giggle). Making, crafting & our gardens have been our saviors in all this mayhem. Thanks for continuing to host this & I wasn't late in joining this month. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ yes gardening and walking have kept my headspace clear, crafting had only just cone back after an absence

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  3. ha!! and the winner for me is the Alpacas pic certainly made me and Cookie smile (Cookie = grand-daughter) she was leaning over my shoulder as I viewed your post. They look so cutely inquisitive in this photo. I wish summer would start to slip away here....far too hot!! keep well Amanda x

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    1. Thank you! Send some of your heat here this instant!!! (Please๐Ÿ˜Š) today is absolutely miserable, dreary and grey x

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    2. ed...seems my wish was granted and the heavens open the flood gates and it poured down this afternoon. I am pretty sure it will be sunny tomorrow again so I'll push those sunbeams your way :-) A x

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  4. All great photos, it's hard to choose a favourite. I think first would be Moss then Pan, though the alpacas are brilliant and really made me smile :)

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    1. Thank you๐Ÿ™‚yes the alpacas have such comical faces, not helped by their silly hair cuts x

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  5. That last picture is wonderful. I really love it, made me smile today. Cat and boxes - they love them. Bitter sweet having son move out I guess.

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  6. Thank you, yes it is bitter sweet, but the time is right x

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  7. Wonderful photos; so hard to select my favourite one.... it will have to be a tie between the silly hair-dos, boxes and Moss with possibly the boxes just a nose over the winning line. I managed some time in the garden this morning but I'm not planning on going out there again, too damp!

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  8. Love the picture of Grandson and his GF. Sort of poignant. Pan and boxes always makes me smile. Give her a box and she is a happy cat!! Best though for me has to be the three alpacas with their crazy hairstyles and your description of them popping up, one, two then three!! ๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™ xx

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  9. Lovely choices and all the better for being unplanned - I enjoyed the insight they gave into your life. My ears pricked up when you mentioned making a sewing space as I'm trying to work out how to make one for myself.

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  10. So many fantastic photos, of course I love the Pan in the box and Moss is as adorable as ever! It looks like you have three nosy neighbours, wouldn't it be fun to see them every day?!

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  11. Oh Im hearing you on the chrimbley issue - although here its heading into summer so thats one good thing. Unfortunately it also means theres a lot of outdoor things to do and less time to get the chrimbley stuff done. ;) Oh well its a yearly occurrence that I scramble to get it all organised but always manage in the end!!!!
    Thanks for hosting - I'm late again to add my link but did write a post...and really love the challenge of finding the pics either in my photos or during the month!

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  12. Of course (you already know this) your picture of Moss sunbathing with her eyes closed just fills my heart . . .

    Love & hugs, ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’š

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  13. Love those alpacas, sunflowers brightening my day too. I feel a real sense of loss this time of year, but trying not to think too much about the C word. CN x

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