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Tuesday, February 28

Virtual Coffee Tuesday - A Happy Week :)

Hello again!
Where do the days go??
How have you been? Have you had a good week? A tough week?

As you can tell by the post title, I've had a fun, happy week - generally...


Here's my two favourite girls enjoying an evening in front of the TV :)

It's not a great shot - our camera's not the best with low light - but I think you can pick up the relaxed, loving vibe going on... :)

Last Wednesday, I spent the afternoon and evening with a dear friend over from Wales...
We had a wonderful time catching up on books - she's a librarian - TV shows, films, chit-chat...
She brought me these beauties...


The lilies have opened up in the past few days, and are filling the room with their heady perfume *sigh*
And I did some research on Google to find the name of the blue flowers... they are Purple Lisianthus, and they have the softest petals ever... like velvet... *double sigh*

Flowers and friends... precious moments to enjoy again and again, even when they've gone back to deepest, darkest Wales... :)

On Sunday, my part of the world stopped for football... Liverpool in their first cup final since 2006, their first visit ever to the new Wembley... and 4 hours coverage on the BBC :)

Nick took this pic of me and Henry before the match started...



... Liverpool scarf on, snacks prepared, optimism high...

Thankfully, Liverpool did win, but it was one heck of a match, finally decided on penalties, after a 2-2 score after extra time!!

And the story of the day - Steven Gerrard (captain of Liverpool) consoling his cousin Anthony Gerrard who missed his penalty kick, which cost Cardiff City the cup... poor kid :(

Then yesterday, my new magazine arrived...



I've not renewed my other magazine subscriptions this year :(

But this one was a bargain (subbed by the BBC)...

I'm embracing the fact I'm in my 49th year... and while I haven't yet succumbed to watching the Antiques Roadshow on Sunday evenings, this is actually a very interesting read...

With an article on 'Empire Marketing Board posters'... I love this one by FC Harrison...



... and one on 'Chocolate Collectables'...


I never knew the first chocolate shop opened in London in 1657... or that chocolate houses sprang up to compete with coffee houses to be the meeting places of the gentry in the 17th-18th centuries... or that Fry's made the first solid bar of chocolate in 1847 and the first British chocolate Easter egg in 1873...

186 pages packed full of scrummy photos and interesting articles - I just know I'm going to really enjoy 12 months of this magazine :)

So, that's all my fun news of the week...

The only downer was my physio appointment on Friday...

My hand is just too tight to even try the saeboflex at the moment *sigh*, so my only hope is to get more botox (hopefully in March), and try yet again... *ho hum*

But what about you?

Can I fill up your coffee mug or tea cup before I settle down to hear your stories of the week...??


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3 comments:

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Glad to hear you had such a good week! It's always fun to catch up with a good friend and those flowers are super lovely! What a great way to cheer up in the waning months of winter!

{Amy} said...

oooh, that magazine looks so cute. i wonder if we have that one over here? vintage, easter, spring...i think i need that! nothing better than a visit with a friend that brings beautiful flowers, sounds like fun! thanks for coffee.

Johanna said...

I'm behind on catching up with your blog posts - where's all the time gone since I visited?

The flowers look amazing in the pics, and I can smell the lillies from here. I know they'll have gone by now, but even though cameras can't capture the atual scent, the image is strong enough to evoke it in my mind (I love the word evoke, even if it's not the right context!)

I thought of you with the football on, and even though I know nothing about footie, I knew your team and won and cheered for you and them :)
xx