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I love these old recipes. As my venture is Vintage Tea Parties. All adds to the feel of things

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Look what you find when you least expect it…

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Again doing a bit of cleaning and look what I’ve found some bone china earings dating back to the 40’s

I knew they were somewhere but had’nt thought about them for years and I’ve suddenly come across them. They are clip on’s not many people had peirced  ears in those days They are so pretty I would’nt wear them as they are very delicate, I’m sure theres a home for them somewhere

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Getting close to relaunch

Card stocks moving along  I hope, I’m getting organised with my cards thought I’d put some pics in readiness while I’m organising a few things.

DSC_0301Hard work but really worth it in the end.

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Beautiful Baby Girl

Beautiful Baby Girl

This will cheer you up

This will cheer you up

Just For You.....

Just For You…..

 

 

 

Home Remedies

Word Wabbit

Anise—sinusitus, memory

Fennel—gas

Parsley—bladder, kidney

No aspirin—for eye health

Rosemary—headaches, fights inflammation

Turmeric—prevents cataracts

Tymme—gas

Ginger—fights inflamation

Basil—gas, muscle spasms, upset stomach

Sage—boosts insulin action, antibiotic, antiseptic, fights infection

Fennel—appetite suppressant, clears lungs

Dark Chocolate with chile—life worth living

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Humility

Cats at the Bar

DSC_5306“Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.

It is to have no trouble.

It is never to be fretted or vexed,

irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me,

to feel nothing done against me.

It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,

and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have

a blessed home in myself where I can go in and

shut the door and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness,

when all around and about is seeming trouble.”

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Using Your Mind as a Tool

This bang on the button

Crystal Nuding Consulting

We spend so much time leaning toward disaster, upset, negativity and despair that many people don’t realize there are ways around it. It really was important to err on the side of wrong for our caveman ancestors because it COULD have been a tiger lurking out in the bushes. That’s not the case these days.

Many people think they have to stay the way they are. “I’ve always been this way.” Well, if you’re happy, healthy, positive and abundant, great! If you’re not, you can change.

Your mind IS your master until you understand your control over it. Self awareness and taking responsibility for your own thoughts, words and actions is the key to using your mind as a tool rather than letting it be your boss.

Despite what you watch on the news we are not in mortal danger all day every day. Certainly not in the way our…

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Is wedding fever an invisible horror that renders you helpless to obey every creative whimsical thought that floats through your head???

Of course as I have mentioned previously my daughter is getting married in early November. I have or rather WE have been  heavily involved with these wonderful “art deco” but nerve-racking preparations although it does’nt help that we live in separate parts of the country.It has meant that any visiting of wedding planners, florists, events people etc etc the lists of appointments goes on…. and as for the hunting and eventual  fittings of the wedding dress, well I’ll just leave it there shall I!  The journeys have proved to be tiring almost a 300 mile round trip each time. Well it is all in a good cause and she is marrying a “top chap” as they’d say in the “art deco” days, seriously he’s great and I have’nt minded one journey made, but FOUR weeks to go….. and I’m just hoping everything has been covered oh god am I hoping!!!!!

All hand made invites made and sent out. I can tell you they took hours to make but well worth it in the end

I do say it all with masses of levity but I do feel I’ve done a crash course in events planning which I secretly enjoyed I think, I have organised special parties and produced a fair, nooo a good result even if I say so myself (LOL) but then I’m probably biased as they were localised “do’s”. never the less all used to go well.

As a florist I have dealt with brides and mothers of brides and grooms and the grandma’s, aunties the list goes on and on and probably to the zinth degree every other female member of all weddings, and you roll with the punches you preen with the praise but you carry the unsavoury can if things are’nt quite right and yes it can happen, I delivered all flowers to the hotel in good time for this one wedding and the hotel staff put the mother of groom basket of flowers in direct line of an extractor fan ,that would’nt have been too bad but this thing was an industrial extractor fan took most petals off. Thankfully technically it was’nt my fault, but on generous reflection felt I had to help make things right. Eventually the mother saw the funny side of it after hotel gave her a bottle of champers and I generously replaced the flowers. She did rather well out of it I think!!

So now I am the one in charge (well I think I am ha-ha) and I have a sneaky feeling I’m turning into the godzilla mother of the bride .Maybe I’m not………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Live in a Non-Understanding World

Let's Reach Success

Not long ago I was constantly feeling misunderstood. I blamed others, felt alone in my endeavors and thought it was unfair.
I was playing the role of a victim and often missed opportunities or got depressed because no one seemed to understand me.

How to Live in a Non-Understanding World, Let's Reach Success By anurag agnihotri @Flickr

Some of you may have felt the same way at some point in their lives. Not being understood can be an awful thing once you focus on it and if you let it take control, it will prevent you from following your dreams.

But then I realized a few other aspects of life:

– there are all kinds of people and many won’t understand you the same way others won’t like you or approve your decisions;

– like-minded people are out there, you just need to look somewhere else;

– not having people with the same goals and desires doesn’t make you alone…

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