Monday, November 23, 2015

Late Spring Sunshine.

We had some lovely weather last week and l spent some time working in the garden so you might notice the cypress topiaries outside the dining room have been trimmed up. When they were first planted (and small) l used a pair of scissors to keep them in shape, but as they grew bigger it started taking forever...not to mention the blisters, so l bought a hedge trimmer which is way quicker and a lot less painful:-))
The old timber fence is usually covered in ivy and the lion heads gaze regally out from it's lush greenery.....but not this year. l asked hubby if he could poison the weeds along the fence as it's hard to mow right up close....however l think he got a bit carried away......geez....ONE JOB!!....just as well that old ivy's's starting to shoot again.

I picked some Pierre de Ronsard roses from the of my favourite roses.

You might remember me saying a couple of posts ago that Mum was back in chemotherapy....anyway she's  had two cycles and then scans before her last oncology appointment....sadly her tumours are no longer responding to the chemo.....her oncologist has another option however she is refusing further treatment and l guess we need to respect that, even if it means her future with us is now limited.....for the moment she remains independent.... and is positive and accepting of the way things are, she really is an amazing woman....  
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments....l hope you're enjoying yourself whatever you're up too:-)
Til next time,


  1. Your photos are beautiful and your table is just lovely! My prayers are with you and your Mum.
    Jennelise xo

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry about your mom:( But, like you said, you really do have to respect her wishes...chemo is very hard on the body and there comes a time where you just have to accept things. I've been following the story of Rory and Joey Feek, she's on hospice care very sad but also very touching and beautiful.

    Your table looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm drooling over your cutlery, it's my dream to come across some like that:) LOL at your hubby...he had ONE job:) Too funny! I believe you're now in your summer there? We never leave summer here in FL, it's a year round summer for us and I do get tired of it at times but then again, it beats shoveling snow I guess.

    I'll email you my address and please send me yours also for the Christmas cards:) There's also 2 other gals who want to do it so I'll send you their addresses also but no pressure. I have a very special card picked out for you, I think you'll love it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments my friend:) Have a wonderful day!

  3. How very beautiful!! Prayers to you and your Mom.
    Jacqui xx

  4. Hello Bron,
    thank's a lot for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Such nice roses - it looks so romantic! In Austria it is wintertime now. We have a lot of snow now.
    I wish you a nice week,

  5. Beautiful roses. I know the Pierre the Ronsard, I have him too! But it is almost winter now in France, still I have 1 or 2 roses blooming. Beatigul arrangements you have. Do you live in Australië? I have many nieces in Australië. Good luck with your
    Regards Janny