Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Daffodils in December!!!!!!

I took this photograph this morning in a garden near our house.We never have daffodils out in December.We are lucky if they are out by St David's Day on March 1st.I live in North Wales and so far this winter we have only had one frost.Unheard of.What is happening to our weather.Not far from here there is massive flooding.The cities of Leeds,York and Manchester flooded.More bad weather is expected overnight with lots more rain.In the U.S.A reports of at least 40 people having died because of extreme weather.

On a different note ,it is our 49th wedding anniversary today(I married young!)I really can't believe it.When my late in laws reached their Golden Wedding I thought they were ancient.Only one year away for us.C is my best friend.We have loads of different interests and friends but love doing things together.We started off today with a visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.It has an impressive collection of Pre Raphaelite paintings but also paintings by Gainsborough ,Wilson,Turner,Laura Knight etc.Well worth a visit.We then went on to have a walk at Parkgate and lunch out at the Boathouse.I came home and had sleep as I am full of a cold.A nice bottle of wine tonight will round off the day.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Lady in the Van and Merry Xmas too

has anyone seen the film The Lady in the Van?I can thoroughly recommend it.We saw this on stage a number of years ago with Susan Hampshire playing the Lady .Maggie Smith is brilliant in the film.I am sure it will get awards.
We are off to our daughter's tomorrow for Xmas.We saw our son and family two weeks ago for a pre Xmas get together.Xmas will be ,my hubby,our daughter ,son in law and Emily and Ruby ,our granddaughters.Ruby with her broken arm.Poor thing.

            Love to you all.Barbara (in North Wales G.B )

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Xmas 2015

I must live a very mundane life as I havn't blogged in weeks.I felt Ineeded to add a Xmas blog.Last night we went to see Cinderella at Theatr Clwyd in Mold(where we live) in North Wales.We took our two gorgeous granddaughters Emily and Ruby.You may be able to see Ruby has her arm in a sling.Yes.She broke her arm last Saturday when she fell off a slide.Not the ideal thing two weeks before Xmas when she is having a bike!!The pantomime was great,very noisy but performed by an ensemble of ten,all so multi talented playing various instruments,singing ,acting etc.Brilliant.
Last weekend we went to Cambridge for a pre Xmas get together with our son as we are spending Xmas this year with our daughter.We shall go across on Xmas Eve and stay until Boxing Day with the gorgeous girls above.

I am wishing everyone a very Happy Xmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year(and I promise to blog more if anyone is interested!)Lots of love Barbaraxx