Friday, 20 March 2015

Celebrate the small things

Here's a small group of things to celebrate! 




Thanks to my daughter's I can now say I have fairies living at the bottom of the garden! Last Sunday in the UK it was Mother's Day and I was sent outside to look for something magical. Near the apple trees, nestled against the wall, was a little door, a group of toadstools and a fairy. So cute, and a perfect pressie for me. 

I tried another new recipe this week. A Jamie Oliver one this time. Sticky chicken thighs with squashed new potatoes. Another success and easy to do as the final cooking is all in one dish.

Also got to mention the solar eclipse this morning. It was only a partial eclipse so didn't go fully dark, more an eerie gloom descended and it went very cold, but still worth witnessing. I am going to check it out on the internet later so I can see the effect on the sun properly. I remember the last total eclipse in August 1999. I was stood in a field and watching the darkness creep across the valley. That was spine tingling. Everywhere was so still and quiet.

What is everyone celebrating this week? I'll be hopping around to see.

Happy weekend.




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33 comments:

  1. Nice additions to your garden.
    It's been so long since I saw a full eclipse...

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    1. Well they don't come around that often!

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  2. I've always wanted a little fairy garden!

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    1. Everyone should have fairies in their garden, Donna!

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  3. Lots of nice things to celebrate, Suzanne! Your garden looks so cute.
    Your daughter made your Mother's Day very special. Have a fun weekend.

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    1. You too, Deanie. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. What a cute displays - i love the mushrooms!
    Jamie does some great recipes. I'll have to look this one up.
    Oops, forgot about the eclipse but I don't think it could be seen at my place. They are amazing when I can see them. Hope you enjoy your weekend, Suzanne.

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    1. Hi Dixie, hope you find the recipe and enjoy it too.

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  5. A solar eclipse, a magical garden, and a new recipe - sounds wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Those are adorable! Now your garden is fairyland. That door is a great touch - so cute! I had no idea about the eclipse. Too distracted I guess. I loved your description of the '99 one. Congrats on mastering the Oliver recipe and have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Fairy's in the garden-- how cute!! And a delicious new dish! I heard about the eclipse! I haven't seen one in a while. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Perfect additions indeed. Been a long tie since I seen any eclipse

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  9. Aw, that faerie is so cute. Congrats on all the things you have to celebrate this week! :)

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  10. Your very own fairy - do you get to make a wish too? Hope it brings you lots of luck!

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  11. What a lovely guesture Suzanne, My mother's day card from Spain came Yesterday, the other tow here ignored the occasion.
    Have a good week-end.

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  12. Nice fairy garden! I saw the '99 eclipse on a cliff. It was blazing sunshine then completely dark, it is odd. Saw a bit of this one but very cloudy. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your small pleasures, your fairies reminded me of my daughter and how when she was young she used to collect fairies, and we used to buy them whenever we went away anywhere.

    This week I'm celebrating being able to walk without pain in the sunshine. I saw a beautiful cherry tree in blossom, and a blue tit sitting up in the branches, the sun was shining brightly.

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    1. Glad to hear you are walking without pain, Maria. I love to see the cherry blossom.

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  14. It was overcast here so we didn't really get to see the eclipse, which was a little disappointing! That recipe sounds lovely :)

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  15. Hi Suzanne - love your daughter's present - what fun. The recipe sounds good .. while the solar eclipse was better for me in 1999 - here we had cloud yesterday .. it did go darker for a short time .. now you have very high tides on the western corner - cheers Hilary

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  16. Aw - that's really thoughtful. My boys booked me a session at a climbing wall for mother's day - which is pretty much the complete opposite of a fairy garden. Serves me right for not having daughters, I suppose! Have a great weekend, Suzanne x

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    1. Yes, complete opposites on the present scale! Will look forward to hearing how it goes x

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  17. Yay to the eclipse; so glad you could see it. My father in law tried, but it was cloudy. It is wonderful when a new recipe works...and the fairy is great. I've been thinking of placing some things like that in 'hidden' places throughout my yard, so kids would have some fun (And me ;) )

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  18. I really want to eat that chicken & potatoes meal! YUM! I think I need to get take-away for dinner tonight.

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  19. Love the fairy garden! We always put out a few fairies in our flower gardens for my daughter. She loves them. I didn't get to see the eclipse. It must be a strange experience.

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  20. Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. The fairies have settled in well and will make me smile whenever I wander round the garden.

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  21. That's a wonderful gift! I used to make little villages in our yard when I was a kid, lots of fun.

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  22. Love the fairy garden, the toadstools are super cute.

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  23. Sticky Chicken Thighs - just the name makes me curious. :)

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  24. What a beautiful gift! The little door is just too cute!

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  25. I love the little fairy garden you have going on; it's very pretty. I'm adoring the door! I'm working my way up to cooking simple recipes that don't take too long. The sticky chicken thighs and smashed new potatoes sounds good.

    Have a great day! Hugs to you always. Eva

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