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I hadn`t realised how long it has been since I last wrote a blog. So much has happened, garden wise, work wise and family wise too.

My son gets married on Saturday but alas, for various reason we are unable to attend. It`s taking place in Brazil and to say we are very upset about going is an understatement. There is a small chance that we will get a video link via MSN but we won`t know until the day. Both Jim and I are trying to keep occupied at the moment just so we don`t have too much time to think…sigh.

I`ve had a bad cold that lingered a while and kept me from the garden for too long. Then when I felt better it rained and rained so of course I just had to stay in while the weeds grew and grew! Then earlier this week I`ve been doing longer hours at work so again the garden missed out, today however I left on time have been outside all afternoon and got loads done. I`ve weeded and pruned as though my life depended on it. Dug out what seemed like yards of bindweed and probably given myself a sore back but I`m very pleased with the results regardless. Tomorrow I hope to carry on where I left off.

Three weeks ago we went to Norfolk for a week and had a really lovely, relaxing time. The weather wasn`t too bad and it was really hot at times. We stayed in a little village called Belaugh, nr. Wroxham where there are no shops or pubs, just a few houses, very narrow country lanes and just a stone`s throw from the River Bure when Jim spent many a happy moment fishing. It was his his idea of a perfect holiday, a river at the bottom of the garden! I bought some plants very cheaply ( no surprise there) and visited a fair few garden centres. The day we were going to visit some gardens it decided to rain so we had to change our plans but it didn`t spoil the holiday. I hope you like the photos. :o)

On one of the beaches we visited, Winterton, we saw grey seals swimming along the edge of the beach. They seemed really curious and followed us as we walked along. Perry, not being a swimmer, kept looking at them but had no intention of investigating and soon became more interested in some smelly seaweed which was far more to his taste…lol!

On the journey home we were amazed to see a white deer run across a field, now THAT would have been a great photo. At first we thought it it was a sheep until it got up and started running. I`ll bet we never see one like that again.

Anyway, must fly. Time to catch up with other members blogs and photos. :o)

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Shame you cannot be in Brazil for your suns wedding but hopefully you will be able to get a video link. Your holiday photos look lovely:)

15 Sep, 2011


So sorry you cant be there with your son, i do hope you get the link up; will someone video it for you?

your cottage looks amazing! what a lovely holiday, so glad you could enjoy it

dont work too hard ~ on the other hand i know working hard helps!!

15 Sep, 2011


Lovely photos... I hope you get the video link...

Wonderful sunshine today, and so great that you were able to get out in the garden. :o)

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15 Sep, 2011


Now that seems like just the sort of holiday my hubby would love, I`d quite like it as well, your photo`s are lovely and Jake is certainly having fun. Don`t think I`ve ever seen a white deer..
Shame you won`t be able to be with your son, I know you will be with him in spirit,( fingers xx you get that link)
Pleased you were able to get some time in the garden, lets hope it stays good so you can carry on and mainly enjoy it......

15 Sep, 2011


Hi Labdancer, I was only thinking tonight I hadnt seen you and Lincslass for a while.
Sorry to hear you cant make the wedding, my nephew married a Brazilian here in England, and the brazilian family couldnt make it either..its such a shame, but kids seem to be going international these niece married a Basque chap, so a bit easier, altho we didnt go..if you love them I guess you have to let them go. They might have a church blessing over here later..why not suggest it?
Still, a lovely holiday cottage...a gorgeous setting and you certainly gave the garden "what for" when you had the chance!!

15 Sep, 2011


Lovely to 'see' you, and hear from you Labdancer :-)))
Your pictures tell a lovely story and i hope that link works well on the day.

16 Sep, 2011


A lovely blog labdancer. Sorry you won't be at yours sons wedding, but don't let it upset you too much. Be happy for them and hopefully you will get the link on the day. The holiday cottages look amazing. So beautiful. Great photos.

16 Sep, 2011


Such a shame you can't be at the wedding, Labd, but your son knows that both you and Jim will be there in spirit on the day ... fingers crossed you are able to access the video-link! ... I love that holiday cottage .. looks idyllic to me .. great pic of your dog too! ... :o)))

16 Sep, 2011


What a beautiful place for a holiday. thanks for the photos. Hope all goes well on Saturday and you are able to see the wedding.

16 Sep, 2011


Hi Sandra
Yes its me again Jean (Nedmoh)!! I saw on facebook that your Dan was getting married today ,is it the same girl he used to go out with ,wishing them all the very best ,sorry you can't be there to share the day ,but will get lots of photos I bet .Do you hear from Jeannette Oatley much? no one writes blogs in the same way as they used to ,not that I did but did enjoy reading them and sending comments .Jan posts sometimes .
Hows your lovely grandson and grandaughter I bet they are growing up fast ? Roman must be quite a big lad ,he was such a lovely baby and little Sophie too.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Norfolk ,we go to Blakeney to a friends cottage & love it and it makes you relax .
We are off on a one off dream holiday just Pete and I ,to Sinapore for two days then Clains for 5days Sydney 5days then on to New Zealand in a campervan for 25days north and south island and then to Hong Kong on the way home for three days home again beginning of December in time for Christmas ,really looking forward as the time keeps getting nearer.!
Well better close now ,would love to hear how you are when you get a min and hugs Jeanxxxx

17 Sep, 2011


sorry you cant be with your son on his special day sandra, like you i would be gutted so hope you get to see the video link, i had a video link for my family from vegas and they all managed to view it also i had it filmed, so just think of how happy he is and how proud he makes you and raise a glass or two for him and his lovely bride :o)) x

17 Sep, 2011


Loved the photos, very fond of Norfolk, would love to visit that area again one day, it must be the year for weddings, we were on our way to France when daughter no 2 text us to say they were getting married in Las Vegas and sent us the link to watch the we hadn't seen that one coming lol

9 Oct, 2011


I really admired your blogs Labdancer, very lovely and very adorable:-)))))

2 Sep, 2012

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