Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Hello there .....

..... I am quietly tip~toeing back to blogging today
tentatively dipping my toe back into the water
I may have forgotten how to blog
Surely Not ..... that would never do
I wonder if you are still there .....

Summer flowers

How are you?
Did you have a wonderful summer?

Ours has been strange, not bad, but strange
odd somehow
quite busy and stressful in many ways
we had lots of nice times but too many not~so~nice times crept in
I found myself longing for Autumn
and all the cosiness that comes with it
and here it is .....

Hello Autumn * * *
how lovely that you are here

Do you like my friendship bracelet?
Sweet B made it for me
She is back off to uni on Sunday ..... Boooo
My heart will break.
She spent most of her summer
collecting data from honey bees for her dissertation
here she is on her last data collection day
jumping for joy
after recording around four thousand bee visits

She looks like a spaceman in unsuitable footwear :o)

she also made me this cake
lemon and blueberry
Sweet girl

It's so nice to be back
I have been Instagraming a little but my heart lies here
on my blog
x x x
I've so many things to show you
so I will see you soon!

BIG love
x Jooles x


  1. Lovely to see your post, and I hope your Autumn is how you wish it to be.

    Take care

    Vanessa x

  2. Jooles! Yes, we're still here and thrilled to bits you're back.

    Sweet B has been a busy bee! In fact, are you quite sure she's not actually being carried off by bees - she's jumping awfully high?!

    Your pics are just as lovely as ever.

    Heather x

  3. happy to have you back my dear!!!!
    Missed you a lot, I have to say!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  4. It's great to see you back again. I want some of that cake, it looks too good to only be a picture!! So sorry to hear that your summer was not great. I hope that Autumn and winter bring you more settled times.
    Rosie x

  5. Hellooooo Jooles so lovely to have you back where you belong...cannot wait to see what you have been up to?
    bestest Daisy xx

  6. Hi Jooles, welcome back......I'm still here! :)
    Your Sweet B has been very busy....4000 bees, wow!
    V xxx

  7. Lovely lovely flowers... fab news re bee... I found counting butterflies tricky but bees!! Cx

  8. Hi Jooles, it seems we've re-appeared together and both had a mixed summer.
    Sweet B looks like she's trying to fly too ;o) What a great shot! Congrats on all that counting, and I love the bracelet (and bees.) That cake is making me hungry..
    The Summer flowers are so beautiful - but yes, like you I'm glad to see Autumn.
    Sending {{hugs}}
    Rose H

  9. Hello Jooles, welcome back! A lovely post, ... I just love the vase of blue flowers, they just say summer, don't they? I didn't realise how long it was since you last blogged, as I see all your lovely pics on Instagram, s can get my fix there!

    Congratulations to your daughter ... That's an awful lot of bees!

    Love Claire xxx

  10. Hello there and welcome back. I'm still here - also had a crazy busy summer, so not been blogging much. I now have an empty nest with both of my babies at uni, so hopefully I will have more time here. Hope your autumn is all you wish it to be; sorry to hear that some times have been stressful for you. I must look you up on Instagram. Best wishes, Pj x

  11. Welcome back lovely Jooles! Your sweet B certainly has been busy with her bee studies.....and what a gorgeous cake she made for you. I love your pretty blue flowers in the white jug, how lovely they look.
    Wishing you a happy autumn!
    Helen x

  12. So lovely to have you back Jooles, I have missed you very much xxx Gorgeous flowers, they are so pretty. Love the pic of Sweet B, made me chuckle! And I'm sure that cake tasted just as good as it looked :0) xxx

  13. Happy Autumn to you now!! Your flowers are lovely and cheerful. Welcome back.

  14. Nice to have you back Jooles!

  15. Hi Jooles - its good to see you back here. I am not posting at the moment either but hope to pick it back up once I have moved house. I love the cosy feeling of Autumn - Summer is a bit too harsh and 'open' and I prefer the snuggling and fires and warm jacket potatoes that will soon come. Lily. xxx

  16. always nice to see you Jooles- and I'm still here!
    Good luck for your new term Sweet B!
    fee xx

  17. Welcome back! Lovely vivid coloured flowers and your "spaceman" made you a mouthwatering cake.

  18. Yippeeeee - I'm so glad you've returned!!! :-)
    I love the flower photos - so many amazing colours! And I love the one of Sweet B in her spaceman's outfit!
    Looking forward to seeing what you've been making over the summer......

  19. So good to see you back!! Looking forward to all you have to share!! J9 x

  20. ~ Soo very lovely to hear from you, Jooles...
    We are all still here! And welcoming Autumn and all her beauty! Yum yum to that delightful cake! Hugs Maria x

  21. Happy to see you back!! Beautiful flowers and the cake looks quite tasty!! Looking forward to seeing all your pretties! xo Heather

  22. Still here and you certainly haven't forgotten how to blog! Lovelypics especially the little guy ... Tell us more about him!

  23. Hellllooooooooo! I'm still here. And am very happy to see you blogging again :)


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