Saturday, 7 June 2014

Sometimes I get to the end of the day and have to stop and think if I actually achieved anything.  So a couple of weeks ago I decided I would write down everything I did during the day in a journal.  It's not meant to be anything significant or soul searching writings, just a record of the day.  It actually turns out I do more than I think I do and it's a good way to keep track of what I've cooked for dinner or done in the garden, family events that have happened etc.  I've had this pretty notebook for quite a while so now it's being put to good use.  I can barely read my own chook scratchings though and my writing use to be so neat.


Charlotte had a birthday on Wednesday and she is now the ripe old age of 24.  How did that happen?  We are going out today to have lunch to celebrate but on the day she requested lasagne for dinner to which I was able to add this beautiful, healthy, home grown organic perpetual spinach.

I scrounged around in the garden and found enough flowers to make a little floating display to put on the table.

Candles, serviettes and a glass or two of bubbly turned our evening into a lovely little celebration.  For dessert Charlotte requested meringues with fresh fruit so strawberries, kiwi fruit and passion fruit was well accepted.  Adding some ice cream and cream made it rather indulgent but then birthdays only come around once a year.
 It's been mostly a pleasant week although saddened by the death of hubby's elderly aunt who was 91.  She has been mostly well in body and definitely in mind into her old age so for that we can be grateful.  Issues relating to a younger extended family member have been bubbling away under the surface, things that are troubling and keeping me awake at night.  In amongst this though there is much to be grateful for which I will endeavour to focus on.

Enjoy your weekend.

Anne  xx


  1. Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend and that there aren't too many worries about family members.


  2. It a good idea to wright down what you have been up to in your day.

  3. I love your floral display. My floating flowers adorn the outside table. I hope things sort themselves out on the family front.
    Love from Mum

  4. Since we arrived home I seem to be doing a lot of nothing! Must shake myself out of that and get back into everything. Waking up very early which I don't like at all ! Must make lasagne . Haven't made it for years and I love it. Hope your concerns don't continue to keep you awake, that's a bummer !

  5. Great idea re the journal. I've noticed my handwriting is getting really bad, maybe just writing is good practice.
    24! wow - where did that time go. I've been following your blog for several years now I think. Nice to celebrate a few birthdays. Our son 19 tomorrow.
    Lovely post Anne - it's nice to just be able to grab something from the garden isn't it.
    Enjoy. cheers Wendy

  6. I have good intentions of keeping a journal but never keep going so good luck !
    Lovely birthday celebration x

  7. Hi there Anne,
    It's me just popping in to say hello and catch up with what you have been up too. You have some gorgeous photos that I enjoyed going through...I love the bowl of flowers in this post, so pretty :)

    I am still trying to get back into blogging mode, it is taking a while but I will get there.

    Take care,


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