Friday, September 16, 2011

Earliest Memories fabric postcard

This is my fabric postcard I made for the Popular Patchwork Postcard Swap Earliest Memories theme

I attended the Loreto Convent in Mombasa from 1951 - 1955 and in the grounds was an enormous tree (well to a 5 year old it would look enormous!!) and equally enormous was a bell that was rung everyday at midday.  I can still see it now as though it was yesterday.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Latest Fabric Postcards

I had two wonderful fabric postcards from the Popular Patchwork Postcard Swap.

This one from Fay was about Inspiration

......and this one from Liz which was her Ealiest Memory

Aren't they fabulous!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photos of Switzerland

Here are some photos of our trip to Switzerland.  Vineyards are everywhere and the wine is very nice!

 A local jazz band at a village fete

The village band

Swans on the lake

Storm brewing over the mountains

A typical Swiss house

A farm

The most gorgeous lake.  The colours were beautiful

What a view!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Long Life

Today was the funeral of Auntie Audrey.  I had cared for her for a few years until her dementia got worse and she had to go into a residential home last year.  We had to obtain Court of Protection for her so that we could look after her finances and care.  She was such a lovely lady, full of fun and laughter.  I arranged her funeral and wake along with my husband (she was his aunt).

In July my Mum died and I organised her funeral too.  Mum and Auntie knew each other and had spent happy days with us going to all sorts of places.  The last 3 months have been quite emotional and overwhelming.

My Mum, Joyce.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Last week I was in Switzerland childminding my grandchildren.  We had a very busy week going up and down mountains on buses and trains.  One day we went on a walk from the house to the next village.  The temperature was 30 degrees.  On the way we saw these....

...............and ended up at a tea room and had this............

...Oh so yummy!!

I'll be back later to put up some photos...