Happy:Smiley Saturday

09/02/2013 § Leave a comment

This week’s 4 things are:

  1. It’s snowing!
  2. I’ve won an absolutely brilliant prize – more soon, when it’s all sunk in! (No, it’s not the lottery, but it is the next best thing for Adaliza and I’ve been grinning from ear to ear).
  3. One of our boys has been spending a few days at home and it’s lovely to have him around.  He makes us laugh.
  4. I’ve almost finished my totally enormous Carnival blanket and the very sight of it makes me VERY happy!

There’s been lots of laughter and happiness all around.  Candles and firelight, home-cooking and chatter.  Lunch with friends, quiet quilting moments and I’ve finished the Patteran Trilogy – Larksleve, Blanche and Bye Bye Blackbird.   Ahhhhh.

Now there’s a funny thing – those beautiful hardback books belonged to my Mother.  She absolutely loved the stories tracing two families through the 1800’s; one Somerset farming family and the other a Romany family.  Though the characters are fictional, the landscape, towns and villages are real – Montacute, Buckland St Mary, Taunton and Yeovil.  I had a look for some photos online and found to my astonishment that it’s Montacute that featured in one of my own favourite photos from last summer, taken with my zoom lens.   I had no idea where the village was, it was a simple scene taken from a lay-by somewhere in the west country. Without realising it, I’d captured the same distant village and it’s the cover of the family calendar I made for 2013.  Now isn’t that a strange co-incidence?

Montacute

Montacute

Adaliza x

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