I gave a friend a wall plaque for her birthday a few weekends back when she turned 50, it said "Growing old in mandatory but growing up is optional". I have never had a problem with getting older, (apart from the break down of the body that starts to happen) probably because I still enjoy the simple things in life that I did when I was young. Remember the bubbles?
You all know how much I enjoy my garden, and with the glorious weather on offer over the weekend, the garden swing got put to good use. Who didn't enjoy flying high on a swing when they were a child, leaning back so your hair touched the ground and your feet headed to the sky? These days I prefer gentle to the high as I can get it!!
So I decided to take you for a SWING!
Of course I was joined by Oscar on the swing, and the girls near my feet. Sunday was a perfect day for relaxing outside in the shade of the Idesia tree.
On Monday I did a spot of visiting while out and about and also wearing a lot of SPOTS. I also discovered my climbing rose is out of control and climbing a tree but flowering it's little rosie bottom off!
Isn't he great?Bernard the ex Car Salesman down on his luck but still holding his head high and currently looking for a new job.
Striped leaning houses, Floral large vase (sold), Gorgeous Bird Bath (an order) and macrame hanging fish.
She had just unloaded the kiln and these delightful hearts were some of the new kids on the block for her gallery.
Millie on the left and her father Webb were happily snoozing on the floor of the studio snoring away. These two dogs are full of personality and fun.
I picked flowers for our lounge and the fragrance from the Sweet Peas is divine. I pick flowers once a week for my office at work, this week I took Sweet Peas and climbing Roses.
I nearly got rid of these shoes, but I am glad I didn't because they were perfect with the top I wore today. Orange and Pink all the way!!
Even when Poppies have finished flowering they still look beautiful, now all I need to do is save the seed head until next year.
I sat in one of the big blue chairs and joined the plants to eat my lunch today, last nights left overs, fish and salad.
I also discovered a Rose growing in the part of our garden I call the 'ramble' as it is down the side of our house and slightly overgrown.
No wonder the grass doesn't grow in this part of the lawn with the dust bathing that is going on.
Just in case you were missing old Tex, he is still doing what he does best, sleeping!!! I gave him a poke to make sure he was still with us.
So he moved position.
This afternoon I had a physio appointment so after that I stopped in at Vinnies in the suburb of Chartwell. I came home with these super comfortable slip on sandles and 3 square picture frames for some cards I want to frame.
I bought this adult colouring in book a while back and decided to have a play this afternoon. I have some really lovely German colouring pencils, some Jovi crayons, and some wicked coloured Sharpies that Goodie sent me. I can see why people are doing this, I mean to say who doesn't enjoy colouring in when kids are around?
Your challenge this week is to do something you did as a child, your will have a ball believe me. Blow bubbles, have a swing, colour in! Remember, we get older but we can still have fun, and the simple stuff is the best.