A quick catch up

10/04/2014 § 6 Comments

there’s lots going on at the moment with celebrations and concerns in equal measure!

Let’s celebrate first  with a week in Cornwall ::



empty harbour

It’s our 30th wedding anniversary on 14th April and we’ve decided to spend the whole month of April enjoying trips and jaunts around and about.  We gasped as we caught our first glimpse of Porthleven harbour – still no boats.  Earlier in the year, winter storms smashed the huge wooden baulks leaving boats unprotected in the inner harbour.  Ten sank in the storm and the remaining fishing fleet and pleasure boats were still on land, up on their chocks in the boatyard and harbourside.  Hopefully by now, they’re all bobbing about in the harbour enjoying some Spring sunshine.

The Napoleonic cannon still on the edge of the seawall since the waves moved it.



Then Cardiff for a few days …

Cardiff Bay panorama

Cardiff Bay panorama

A wonderful couple of days in Cardiff, at the St David’s Hotel overlooking Cardiff Bay. We boat tripped up the river, instead of catching a bus into the city centre. I shopped till I dropped and we had an amazing time!

Anniversary Art Deco clock

Anniversary Art Deco clock

We had decided not to buy each other anniversary presents, but to wait until something grabbed both of us.  The art deco Smiths clock did! We loved it as soon as we saw it, high up on a shelf in a new vintage shop in Wellfield Road, Cardiff.  Now it has pride of place on our mantlepiece, to commemorate our 30 years of marriage.

I then tripped off to Wales, to see Dad – the boys in tow!

Dad wanted to walk along 'The Line' where he remembers playing as a young boy

Dad wanted to walk along ‘The Line’ where he remembers playing as a young boy

A lovely time with the family

A lovely time with the family

Me and the boys (my cousin said they look like my minders)!

Me and the boys (my cousin said they look like my minders)!

Now we’ve an anniversary meal with all 3 of our children to look forward to this weekend and I’m planning a few surprises so will maybe share with you next week, after I’ve surprised them!

I’ve quilt commissions and fairs to plan for but, like a huge dark cloud over 28th April, my wonderful husband is having yet another major operation.  Let’s hope the cloud of concern is quickly replaced by a silver lining and lightning recovery.

Happy days!

Adaliza x


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§ 6 Responses to A quick catch up

  • Lovely post and photos. Have a great anniversary month. Nice to see your family too.


  • hawknitr13 says:

    What a wonderful post! Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your family time with us, your followers!


  • Sarah says:

    They had an article on the local news of the boats going back into the inner harbour today at Porthleven today and I thought of you and your holidays down there and now your post! Congratulations on your Anniversary, what a fun way to celebrate it. (You are a year ahead of us.) The lovely clock was a good way to mark it. I loved your family pictures especially the one with your Dad walking along “the line” and the lovely one with you and your boys. I shall keep my fingers crossed for your husband at the end of month. I know how you feel about a dark cloud hanging over you, we were in a similar position last year and it did feel just like that. I hope that cloud will pass by as he recovers. Sarah x


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. How funny that the boats went back in today!


  • Auntie SHAN says:

    First off – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! — It’s the same Day as my Parents! [58th] — BTW, LOVE the Clock! I’m big fan of Deco. Is it Bakelite?

    Secondly, as much as I look forward to your Scenic pics – [they’re like wonderful postcards!] – I could do with a few *more* of your CUTE-STRAPPING-YOUNG-LADS Sons! 😀 oh, and your Dad is looking mighty fine as well.

    And lastly, “Positive” Thoughts for your Hubby!! I’m sure he’ll do quite fine! AS will YOU!!

    Have a GOOD Weekend!!


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you SO much. It’s lovely to hear from you – and send my love and congratulations to your parents for the 14th A xxx


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