Saturday, 13 December 2008
This was the tree last Christmas we had a real tree dripping with alsorts of beauty.
Well Christmas will be a little different for us this year, my eldest daughter and her young family are spending Christmas in South Africa - they left me some beautiful christmas cards and I will miss them sooooo much.
So I am taking the rest of my brood to Wales to spend christmas with my sister and all the family. We have it well organised her eldest is cooking and we are both putting our feet up over a glass of something special. It will be bliss. However I have still put a few things special out for Christmas in my own house. I had to put out all the sweeties - my children would not forgive me if I had left the dresser bare :0)The tree is fake this year - with not extra special about it ..... but still took out a few fav ornaments.
Put some lights upLight the candles - and would never go without this winter candle from the White Company ~ the best ever.
I love these christmas cones that my round robin pal created last christmas ~ Holly of Holly Doodle makes no end of treasures and christmas would not be the same with out them around my home.
This Snow Queen Crown by Holly sits upon my dressing table.
Well 2 things that you should really consider for your Christmas stocking this year should be a book by Twiggy (first ever super model and don't let anyone tell you other wise ... wink) she wrote a book about 20 years ago about how to look after yourself and it seems only fitting that I should get the next instalment - for anyone heading towards there 40's in there 40's or older you will LOVE this book.
The last thing I had to have by my side was the christmas romantic homes. As I am a complete romantic it suits me just fine.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Anyway years and years later this summer I have returned with my family back to a Greek island, this time Corfu . Everyday was beautiful sunshine while back home was the worst August ever. I am soooo glad that I went away.
We had trips too, we went out all day on a boat shadowed by 2 others whose company would be obvious later on.Yep water fights with neighbouring boats - zambouka competitions and lots of Greek dancing. jumping from the top of the boat
and a beautiful church with icons filling the walls with beauty all adding to the magic.
and lovely meal too.
Back at the hotel we enjoyed all the activities
my son found lots to do - he is a great swimmer and swims for a club but he spent most of his time in the games room - playing pool and other games LOL
And this little one had a fine time, I tell you what this little darling fluttered her eyelashes at all the gentleman - all cooing over her.
- but thank you Christos you looked after us very well and so did all your staff. We felt very special xx
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Well Holly, Heather and Natasha I can't believe that this has come to an end, I have finished and posted off the last of the round robin books.
This lovely project started a whole year ago with an idea from Heather
The story started HERE and pics from all the books on flickr.
An International round robin that would travel 3 continents - well we did it and the added bonus I have 3 best friends too (sisters really - me the oldest).
Page 2 ~ Rumours and lies
4th Page ~
Memorial Garden for Marie Antoinette
And now Heathers Pages
We start with
The Gallery ~ A Portrait of Marie Antoinette the Last Queen of France ~ cost ~ priceless!
The 2nd page ~misunderstandings ~
Don't eat the Cake ~ have an Ice Cream!
The ice cream was made with real silk cocoon waste, with pink dyed silk cap winding across the front, and then sprinkled with glass glitter and beads.
3rd Page ~ Dangerous Liaisons in the shadow of night.
I have created a boned corset, covered in lace and blue velvet ribbon corseting against hand dyed blue velvet ~ you can't actually see the varying colours in this picture of the background velvet but it is a gorgeous blue.
And the final page ~ requested by Heather ~ a Memorial wreath, which has a little crown to show the position Marie had in the court of Versailles, a ribbon with the writing ~ mon amie for my friend Heather and also for Marie who regarded her people as her friends. A butterfly ~ new life (life goes on), and dangling below, stripped fabrics depicting what was left of the lavish lifestyle she had, a diamond ring for the marriage into the family of Louis XVI of France, a heart for the love she had for her family and her people and then of course the monogram MA in gold depicting the royal status ~
Marie Antoinette Queen of France
Well that is it, and I have to say a wonderful experience for all of us and when we eventually receive all our books we can enjoy each othes art for years to come.
and a message to my girls Holly, Heather and Natasha
AU REVOIR A BEINTOT (wink)
Love Ginny x