At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, March 20

Virtual Coffee Tuesday - You're in luck...

... there are loads of choccies left to enjoy with your coffee :)

On Sunday, it was Mother's Day in the UK, and I got a BIG box of Thornton's chocs from Sam, and this from Esther...


I never got to see it in the cinema, and didn't know what to expect... but wow! they did a great job! Though, I'm not sure about the 12 rating... anyway, E and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I got lovely cards...


and flowers...


... so I was thoroughly spoilt :)

And Spring is definitely on the way here!

A neighbour's trees are full of blossom...



... daffodils are everywhere...



Our tulips are in bud...



... except this little guy, who just can't get enough of the intermittent sunshine :)


And THE best bit - my beloved magnolia is budding!!


I can't wait for it to bloom :)

And Mother Nature cannot be thwarted... I found these little beauties round the back of the shed!!


I so hope you've had a good weekend... and I hope, whatever the weather in your part of the world, these images will assure you that Spring WILL come, just as sure as there are glimmering good moments in every situation...

And I end this post with a wish and a prayer for this young man


Fabrice Muamba is 23 and plays for Bolton Wanderers football club... on Saturday, while my Dad and I were watching the football on TV, Fabrice just collapsed... it was a heart attack... medics were on the pitch in seconds - they had to use a defibrillator and mouth to mouth - and it took several minutes to stabilize him enough to move him...

The latest news is he is still in ICU in a critical condition, but he is breathing on his own... Fabrice was born in Zaire (now the Republic of Congo), and he and his family fled the regime there, when he was 11. He grew up in a war zone, but survived... now I hope he can begin the  long,slow road to a full recovery... with prayers and expert medical care...

With love xxx


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10 comments:

Sue Brown said...

I'd like the fudge please while settling down to watch the film. Would love to see the magnolia in full bloom - ours is being a bit reticent about flowering so far. And yes, hoping that Muamba makes a full recovery. Oh yes, and tea. A cuppa would be lovely ...

Verena said...

I know you just through this little corner of the www but just reading here about you makes me 100% certain that you are a wonderful mom and that you deserved to be spoiled by your sweet people :) Enjoy your spring blossoms while they last. Mine came and went so fast, it has gotten really, really hot here already. oh and as you know, I am a chocolate girl, too. I would def. grab one or two if we could have real coffee together

kimmie said...

your signs of spring look like you are about 3 weeks ahead of us .... it's coming! yay!!!

Happy Mother's Day .... ours is in May .... I tell my family that it's my favorite day of the year ... no pressure (wink)

I have heard about Muamba .... he is in the news here as well ... the prayers of a world of people are with him

Moomser said...

My mouth literally watered at the chocolates! Love all your pretty flowers, my tulips have made it out, but the rest of my flowers are still in hiding, am on the lookout though. Happy Spring! and thanks for coffee!

Johanna said...

Yay for Spring, it's lovely to see al the flowers making an appearance, and being able to walk home from work in daylight - and have time to go for a jog or a stroll and explore the countryside.
Hope you get some lovely weather so you get get out and explore!
I missed coffee, I've just got back from seeing the exotic marigold hotel, what a beautiful film. It's not often a see a film at the cinema that I would want to go back and watch straight away, but I really do with this one. Definitely one to try and catch if you can, take some tissues though!!
Hope you enjoyed the coffee and chocs, I'll try and grab some tomorrow ;)
xx

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Ooh love your first blooms of spring! So pretty!

Maybe Another Time said...

Spring is on it's way...I have just cut the grass for the first time, & the kids walked to school without their coats on! :)

crafting to stay sane said...

Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. So nice to see all those wonderful flowers!
Enjoy your day!
hugs Alyson x

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Beautiful flower shots, Claire. Nothing makes me happier than flowers and nature's beauty. Nice job! xo

Vicki Sheehan said...

if i had that box of chocolates in front of me right now, i'd probably eat them all! happy mothers day (belated)...your spring pictures are lovely : )