Sunday, 11 May 2008

Here's Looking at you Kid !

Monitoring the stats at the bottom of my post I can see I have more than 45,166 visitors to my blog since I started it just over a year ago. It is interesting to see how many people visit my little English blog from literally all over the globe, I try to put great pictures up on here as you probably don't all understand English being as far away as Brazil, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Japan to Australia , lots from Sweden and Norway, and the USA. I have to say my biggest fans seem to be in the USA may be I was meant to be a US gal.

But you know apart from my own close family I don't tell anyone about my blog, except you lot and flickr. I wonder why that is, well I suppose it is a private and personal space that appeals to certain types looking for a little bit of artful whimsy, beauty, innocents, escapism, inspiration, and I would rather you found me on blog because you liked what I do.

Lots of you show pictures of yourselves but I never have and many of you have wondered who it is that produces all this creative stuff. Well today I am going to reveal me and the family that inspires me and makes me keep going against all the odds.

I am a mother of 4 and just have my last 2 youngsters - my twins - to see through to adulthood ~, and when my work is done I can sit back and let them all look out for me.
Funny how life revolves

Me and the cubs today ~:0))) (say what ??) HA HA

Well if I ever got reincarnated I would come back as a tigress!! Some say I am one already :)))

This beautiful tigress sits with her sweet little ligers - imagine that ~ crossbred with a lion.

and here's the Daddy ~ oooh I could hug him all day, what a gorgeous Daddy to watch out for them.

Any way I wouldn't tease you that much - so this is my brood today, and we are doing ok.

who's that Baby in every frame ?

Well here is my son-in-law with my beautiful baby granddaughter ~ you can see she takes up all our time ~ and is adored as she deserves to be and we wouldn't have it any other way.

and NEW FLASH her bunny is doing ok too :0))

(picture courtesy of Jenn at Sweet Eye Candy Creations)

By the way, ALL my music from my playlist is dedicated to my children (who have chosen some of it anyway) and the wonderful human beings who have literally come out of the woodwork to raise me up to a brighter place - XX

Ok this is me today - I might smile tomorrow - well it's another day LOL

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel !!!!!!


Sugar Bear said...

You are all cute as buttons! What a gorgeous bunch. I don't tell many about my blog either - that is other than close friends and family. None of my co-workers know about it!

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Whoa! I mis-typed and then it asked me if I wanted to delete it and I said yes! But that made it look like YOU deleted it, Ginny! ACK! So sorry!
O.k. here is what I meant to say! Everyone is just gorgeous and you are so beautiful, Miss Ginny! And I meant to say I pictured you with dark hair BEFORE I saw this photo. But now I have face to go with the name! And those twins and that BABY are just YUMMY! The tigers are too cute, as well.

Hugs to you!!!

cheryl :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Funny how we all seem to like to keep our blog to ourselves. It is like having our own private little world where we are able to express ourselves freely.
Thanks for sharing your lovely family with us.

Natasha Burns said...

Aren't you all so gorgeous! Ginny in the photo with your windswept hair you remind me of Trinny from What Not To Wear (I think they are both gorgeous so that is a compliment!)
You have such a lovely family and you are such a warm and protective mother Lioness. Your kids are lucky to have you.

Oh and yes isn't it funny about blogging - sometimes my friends read my blog but mostly it's just too hard to explain what a blog actually is to people so I often don't mention it either. xo

twinkleshabbystar said...

Ginny, OMIGOSH! What a lovely post and YOU & YOUR family are all sooo beautiful! It truly is nice to finally see a picture of you! :) Your granddaughter is sooo beautiful!!!! I feel so honored t have made the bunny box for her. :))) Best wishes for you Miss Ginny!!! XOXO

Carol said...

Awe Ginny I just knew that you and your kids are all super gorgeous! So nice to finally see you! And your granddaughter is truly adorable! Isn't it fab weather here in Europe that we can spend outside and in our gardens for the last 2 weeks, I can see in your photos that y'all enjoyed it too!
Big hugs to you!
Carol xox

Bristol said...

Ginny- What a sweet post. Can you email me your address so I can get your prize for the derby in the mail. So sorry for my delay.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

OH Ginny!!!!! what a beautiful beautiful family you have. I am so thrilled to get to see a peek at all of you. :)))))

Your grandaugter is just adorable and I am sure she brings great joy to you!

Thanks for sharing "you" with us Ginny, you are so loved here in blogland. and you are just gorgeous inside and out. xoxo Heather

Lace Threads said...

I have to leave a comment, even though I've stumbled on your blog by accident. But somehow I've stumbled on this post the morning after I tentatively posted my first ever pic of myself. Isn't it scary! You look absolutely stunning. I also love the pictures you post. I'll visit again.
And no, nobody aside from my immediate family, knows I have a blog!

holly abston said...

You and your family are absolutely GORGEOUS, Ginny! I love you. Finishing your crown this weekend. Did some different things to it, I hope you like it! xoxoxo

Sadie Lou said...

Just checkin' in on you, Ginny. You have a wonderful, beautiful family. I wanted to let you know I'm having a giveaway on my blog for my one year anniversary--you've been such a great customer--I'd love for you to have the opportunity to win the giveaway!

Jenn and Jacqui at the bowerbirds nest said...

Hi Ginny! It is so nice to see pics of your lovely family and now Jacqui and I have a face to put to your lovely name!! Your childen and baby granddaughtr are adorable Ginny! Funny you mention about the blog, when we had our blog up before taking a break, we hardly told anyone, just a few girlfriends, our family would not have 'got' blogging at all! I guess it's something we girls all 'get' and happily share :) Jenn and Jacqui

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
Well, I count myself very lucky to have met you a couple of times in the flesh (!) and so I know what a gorgeous woman you are (!) and how much you love your children and grandaughter.
Take care of yourself - I hope that you will feel like smiling very soon.
Niki x

Lori said...

Ginny, you are lovely:) you look so pretty with your hair blowing in the breeze...your family is beautiful, and the new wee babe is a sweetie pie!!! i don't tell very many people about my blog either, most of my friends don't "get" the things i like, i am happy just to share with the gals in blogland who are like~minded!!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely family. I also don't tell many about my blog, only my family knows. Sometimes its hard explaining to someone what and why I have a blog.

Irma :)

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You are very creative....Found your blog and I must say, I am from the US too.I will pawsitively be stopping by again :0)

Sassafras & LuLu said...

Hello, I am new to your sight,
just noticed your hat from the Kentucky Derby Hat Swap...Oh My Gosh..It so BEAUTIFUL. Very nice work. Nice family photos too...Children are TREASURES to behold.
Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

Hello, I've just found your blog, it's so full of joy, you and your family are just gorgeous!
Helen in Toulouse

Miss Sandy said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and I must say it is delightful! I see you have one of Jenn's fantastic creations! What a beautiful family you have. said...

You are as beautiful as your blog is!!

dragonflydreamer said...

You and your family are very beautiful. I really enjoy your blog. Your little baby granddaughter just stole my heart away. I am too old for children and my sons are not quite ready to settle down and give me grandbabies, but I do look forward to those days.

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Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love, Love, Love all the pictures of you and your precious family. Wishing you much happiness and loads of love!

Aren't grandbabies the best? I have two (of course the term baby for them now is quite a stretch at 6 and 13!)


Marlene said...


Do you sell your work? I'm sure you get this question a lot, but I can't help it. I really love your work, especially, the smaller Marie Antoinette Frame.

If you do, can you email me at and

I truly, geniunely appreciate it!!