Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Gorgeous gardens, happy days, hectic days.....

Yes,  I know ..... many apologies - no posts makes for one unhappy blog.  

Here are a few photographs taken over the last few months - the first four are from wonderful Chelsea Flower Show. Seems an age away now but it was a fabulous day not least because I bumped into the wonderful Janet from The Gardener's Cottage blog, the fabulous Faux Fuchsia and also met dear Romy there too from Diary of a Hobart Housewife blog.... And in that same evening met up with them all AND Alyson from TNMA blog for dinner... what a wonderful day...

The next few photographs are from my time staying in Orford in Suffolk... First is of my friend J's wonderful home on the coast and the next two of her lovely garden. Had such a great time with her...

And last but not least.. this is the reason I have been in UK over the last 11 months.. My daughter Poppy on the day she collected her well deserved degree from Durham University.. She worked hard and got a 2:1 - I am one proud Mama.. The graduation ceremony was held in Durham Cathedral (behind in this photo). It was a wonderful day and fabulous occasion. Mr NT was over from Australia and Poppy's Dad and his wife were there too - and I am pleased to say we all got on well and the 5 of us went out for dinner in the evening.. Yes, happy days....

I expect my next post will be from Australia .. We are returning next week and I have to admit to being very stressed and probably overdosing on 'Bach's Rescue Remedy'  - lots to do - the removals men are coming tomorrow and we have tenants for the cottage here so fingers crossed all will work out! 

Sorry if I don't get round to visiting blogs as much as I would like over the next few weeks and also I wondered,  - should I start up my Semi Expat in Oz blog again when I return...?  Any thoughts?  

Take care all and for those in USA - a very Happy 4th July to you!


  1. Funny, I overdose on that Bach's Rescue Remedy too :-) The alcohol content is pretty low but stress makes it go down fast. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter!!
    I'll be waiting to see where you post next.

  2. Yes please continue with the blog in Oz! Congrats to your daughter by the way!

  3. Many congratulations to your daughter,of course you are a proud Mama of your beautiful Poppy.
    What fun meeting up with blogger friends bet it was non stop chat.Safe journey home,and look forward to Oz blogs.

  4. I like both blogs - so I'm not much help. Congrats to your daughter & the meet-up in the cold and damp seems so long ago now we're in the middle of a heatwave. Glorious weather! Hope you've settled back into Oz life. x

  5. Hi Sarah. I hope all is well with you? It is hard having a foot in two camps but not unbearably sad I hope. Missing your blog and wishing you all the best. Denise x

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