Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Weekend Cottage Trip....and Guests ✨


 We got out to the cottage Saturday before lunch...

What a pleasure to see a calm...if not kind of cloudy sky at the lake...

The day brightened as it went along...

A few things were in bloom...but not as much as I had thought there would be... 

Still lots of Tulips to come...






 My son...for Christmas.... gave me this really cool log carving of a Pelican!!

We finally got him down to the lake...and in a nice cozy spot...

He kinda smiles at you while you are sitting on the beach deck! hahaha!!

The shot of him...that I took from inside, gives a much better idea of just how much like a Pelican he really looks!!

Pretty cool,eh???


As the evening approached...the sky became very cloudy, and the darn wind kicked up!!

Thanks goodness we did not light the bonfire, as we had talked about!!

We would have been smoked out!!

But...as the sun was setting...the sunset was incredible!!

Absolutely stunning...... 

 Sunday was very sunny...the wind changed its mind a few times...but we managed to enjoy the sunshine...


We had some surprise visitors...and we couldn't have been happier!!!

Here is Miss V signing my guest book...she drew a lovely picture of her and me in the gardens... ♥️♥️♥️

 


 We explored the beach....

Threw rocks...she played "BONG" ball with her Papa...and she showed us how she has learned to skip at school!!!







We came home on Monday afternoon....

Time for laundry...groceries...etc...

We are heading back in the morning...after we visit Miss V at school, and watch her receive The Principal's Award!!!! She is so excited...hopefully I can take a few pics!!

Hope you are all well...and enjoying the nice weather...in between the nasty weather!!

Raining and damp today...but supposed to be nice for the next few days...

Baked cajun Cod and homemade oven fries with zuchinni and greek salad for dinner...

Enjoy your week everyone...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️
 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

💧💧💧Thru The window...On A Very Rainy Day....💧💧💧










Hope you are all well...

We have had rain for 2 days now...except last night... the Sun came out just as we were sitting down to dinner... 

I managed to get a few nice photos thru the kitchen window today...

Mr Cardinal came for a few peanuts that I threw to him...

He knows how to wrap me around his finger...for sure!!

I actually got MYSELF 2 dishcloths made for the cottage...

I sure hope they don't fall apart after one use! hahaha!!!

We will be off to the cottage in the morning...the rain is supposed to STOP!!

I can hardly wait to see all of the Daffodils and Tulips down there...

Have a great weekend...

          See you all soon...

                      Cheers!  :o)

                            linda  ♥️

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A Quick Hello!!!





Hope that you are all well and had a lovely Easter weekend...

We had our meal on the Friday...which turned out to the best day of the weekend!

Rain and clouds moved in for the remainder....

Miss V had a great time...loved all her Easter treats...💜

This handsome fella kept me company while I dressed up the front step for Easter.... 









 I managed to finish 3 cotton crocheted dishcloths for the girls as an Easter treat...

I gave Miss V a small basket...and a garden tool belt...she was in heaven!!

We got the Pumpkin seeds planted yesterday, as there was a PD day from school...

We also baked...raked...rode...walked...coloured...PHEW!!!

      Have a great week...

        I hope to be back before it is over......

                  Cheers!   :o)

                       linda ♥️


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

What I've Been Up To Lately...well...Last Weekend, Anyway!!





When we pulled in the driveway at the cottage...were we surprised to see this!!

We had seen snow along the drive, but didn't think there would be any here!!

This was last Saturday....

It was very breezy and quite chilly that day...so I decided it would be a great time for me to get the bathroom...kitchen...and main living area cleaned!! I had already done upstairs, the week before ...but the main floor needed a good going over...So....I rolled up my sleeves and got to work!

My boyfriend busied himself outside...and we were both happy!!

When I was finished...I bundled up...grabbed my camera, and headed out for a stroll.

 








We tried to find a warm spot to sit and enjoy the sunset....

But....

It was too darn cold!! 

Inside to watch some golf on tv...The Masters was going on...

When we sat down to eat dinner...we spied this HUGE ship way out on the Lake...

I zoomed in, and got a great shot!! This was bigger than we had ever seen...

The sun was hitting the waves...and the sky was turning a beautiful rosy colour...
 



This was dinner...skinless cajun chicken thighs....
Crispy wee roasted potatoes and Greek Salad...It sure was yummy!!
And the view was fantastic too!!
 

I braved the cold night air to get this shot of the Moon...

Can't wait for a full Moon in the summer...sit on the deck...have a fire!!
 
 Sunday was a much friendlier day...warmer...but still breezy...

We got all the lake side beds raked...and my boyfriend got the last of the Miscanthus cut down...

After showering...we sat in the sun for a while...I grabbed some crochet...

Listening to the birds and the waves....GLORIOUS!!

We went out to the local restaurant for dinner....fish and shrimp...

And watched the end of the Masters when we returned!!



Monday morning was back to the grey skies and chill in the air...

We had planned to come home anyway, as I am having the kids for dinner on Good Friday...and I need to get myself organized!!
 



Another great few days at the cottage...

But...I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind what Season it is!!

When we got home, it was warm and sunny...so we tackled a second rake of the gardens here at home...

Hope you are all well...and enjoying this off again/on again weather!!

We reached 22*c here on Tuesday...crazy!!

Have you all got big plans for the long weekend????

Do tell...I am all ears....Bunny ears that is! hahaha!!

Very excited to be seeing Miss V on Friday...it has been a few weeks!!!!

      Enjoy the rest of your week...and...If I don't get back here again...

             Have a wonderful Easter weekend....

                 Enjoy good food...good friends...and of course...

                                  💙💙   FAMILY   💚💚

                          Cheers!  :o)

                                   linda ♥️