Sunday, 20 March 2011

Best Laid Plans

This weekend we had plans up our sleeves for an energetic scramble over some fearsome rocks and a hike across the hills. The forecast looked good and we were all ripe for an explore so preparations were made. But then a tummy bug knocked our littlest man off his feet and the drizzle came in.

Time at home with comforting, cosiness around is definitely required. There is much cuddling, dvd watching and slumping going on and slowly, slowly he is brightening up. Funny how quiet the house is when Little A is off colour, very odd.
So while the sun shone yesterday I got to play with my new tiny plastic greenhouse (a present from mum) and moved the cosmos (Dazzler and Sensation) seedlings into their new home while I enjoyed the view from my potting bench (do excuse the laundry!).
And while little man curled up with daddy, big brother and I had a quick whizz around the car boot sale in town and brought home dinosaurs and racing cars to cheer a small boy up and pretty cups to make me smile too.
There might be a bit more gardening this afternoon if the rain has eased off but for now I'm off for a morsel more of this. Apple and raspberry crumble made with the last of the autumn harvest. Hope you are having a delicious Sunday too.

41 comments:

VintageVicki said...

Snap - a tummy bug scuppered our plans too. Though ours was a MIL (who was due to boy mind) having the bug meaning our adults weekend away got postponed :(

Love the cups you found - very pretty :)

Lee Ann said...

Those cups are so sweet! I hope your little one feels all better soon. It is no fun when the bugs come calling xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Hope your little man feels better, and he likes his dinosaurs. Your view is lovely. Pretty cups.
May I share your crumble.....?
Julie xxxxxxxxx

fee~bee said...

aww poor thing I hope he feels better soon and enjoys his new car boot finds
lovely cups and mouth watering crumble
xx fee

bibbitybob said...

You have such lovely views! Great buys, and I hope your little one is feeling better soon x

Magic Cochin said...

Can I join the club - a tummy bug wiped me out too! I spent yesterday wrapped in a duvet on the sofa, shivering!

Pottering about the garden sounds good - that's what I did today (feel a liitle better).

Celia
x

Rose Fern said...

Wishing your little one a quick recovery!

Regina said...

hi
lovely seedlings and a wonderful view
those cups very pretty!mmh apple and rasperry crumble looks very delicious
have a nice evening,
regina

Cissie said...

I actually like the look of washing on the line, I put some bed linen out myself this morning. It will smell of fresh air when i bring it in.
Car boot, seedlings and crumble,what a great day, I'm sure your own seedling will be better soon.

Cissie

a mermaids purse said...

poor little A...x bless x i know the feeling though there must be a nasty bug about as my daughter has been laying on the sofa with a rather snotty nose n tummy bug today ;0(...not nicey seeing them low.
look at your delicious crumble- that sure is a feasty for the eye balls hehehe...sure it tastes scrummy ;0)
look at your lovely garden and potted plants...

The suns been heaven this weekend x

Gigi said...

So beautiful there in your part of the world! Love your new cups and those little juice glasses with fairies (?) sitting on toadstools are so sweet.
Blessings,
G

Rebecca said...

I hope your little one feels much better soon! It isn't at all nice being poorly, especially at the weekend.
Those cups are adorable and wow, that crumble looks so delicious! x

Ali said...

Hope your little man is feeling better soon - lovely post - how are your sweet peas doing???

Country Rose said...

Love the teacups. Verrryy pretty..!! x

Please may I? said...

Hope little man is feeling better.

My big man (hubby) has it this weekend, I had it last. Not fun so I feel for him. Amazing how plans have to change.

I've not even planted my seeds yet! So behind I might meet myself coming forward at this rate!

Love your tea cups, what a pretty find.

X x x

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Poor little chap, tummy bugs are the pits.

I have sown cosmos too, yours are looking a bit chunkier than mine! Dreaming of a garden full of summer colour...

June said...

Hope the little 'un is better soon and that nobody else goes down with the bug. I love washing on a line - all clean and fresh smelling, being blown dry by the wind. That crumble looks scrumptious!
June

Laura said...

Hope your little man feel better soon. My daughter had the same thing the other week and then a week later it came back for a second bout. She's on the mend now. Gorgeous cups and I could just eat that crumble. Lx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Gosh it seems like yesterday that I was collecting dinosaurs at the carboot! My little angel is 17 now, your tales bring back such lovely memories for me.
T x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

p.s I also meant to say, I hope he is feeling better soon.

**Anne** said...

Poor little man, tummy bugs are yuck. I'm glad you got to go out for a bit with your other young man and those cups are so pretty. Love the washing on the line and the countryside that can be seen from your backyard. Have a great week,
Anne xx

Joanne said...

Beautiful post full of lovelies apart from the fact that your little guy was sick...hope he feels better soon!
Love those pretty tea cups. Your dessert looks scrumptious!
Hugs,
Joanne

Miss Holly said...

What a lovely mum you are.....I so remember the feeling of being cared for as a little one by mum...really no better feeling in the world...and all your treasures!!! Maybe next weekend will bring a family hike!! Hope the little man is better soon!!

The Fairy Glade said...

I hate it when they are poorly. I love to see washing blowing in the breeze, managed to get some air dried here for the first time in ages. Also did a bit of sewing in the afternoon sunshine, had to wear a cardy, but it was just warm enough. Have a lovely week. dev x

Tabiboo said...

I hope your little man feels better soon Steph.

I've got everything crossed we are rid of the lurgies - for quite sometime.

take care,

Nina x

brookeslay said...

Get well soon little one. I am sure your tlc will do the trick.
Crumble yummy I have that dish too.
Can I ask if you made the little cake picks?

Juliab said...

Hope your little one is feeling better. Those cups are gorgeous and crumble looks delish!

periwinkle said...

Oh dear, hope the little one is feeling better soon

bootextiles said...

Your photos are lovely. You didn't need to excuse the washing. I think washing blowing on a line is a lovely sight. Especially as I don't have one and have to use a maiden inside! All the best to your little boy x

superbetty said...

Those cups are super cute!

karen said...

Hope your lovely little son is much better today. You made the best of the weekend anyway - love those pretty cups. Karen X

Squiggling About said...

Sorry to here your little one is ill, hope he is feeling better now. I have passed on a blog award to you on my blog, don't worry if you don't want to take part its quite a bit of work.

bellaboo said...

Such pretty cups..and a yummy crumble! Hope your little one feels better soon. :0)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I hope your son is beginning to feel better. It's amazing how often plans have to be changed when you have little ones... I have Miss P at home this week, my work put on hold again. I sometimes wonder how I would manage if I had a full time job out there. I couldn't see the employers being understanding about me having to take so much time off over the year every time Miss P is poorly. None of my friends or family live nearby so I can't rely on anyone. I have to be thankful that I am self employed.
That crumble looks absolutely delicious.
Isabelle x

Lucy said...

Hope your little one is all better soon. I bet that washing smells gorgeous, having dryed in that fresh spring air - can't be beaten!

The Curious Cat said...

oooo that crumble looks gooood! xxx

Aqeela said...

I love your blog but never visit often enough. Its always a delight to see what youve been upto, and im always scanning your shelves for vintage book titles and then adding them to my Amazon wishlist!
I hope your little boy feels better soon, ive just got over a stomach bug and it wasnt very nice at all.
Aqeela xx

Kim's Collectables said...

What a lovely blog you have ,I have recently joined blog land and am finding it most enjoyable .

Warm regards, Kim

GardenofDaisies said...

Hope the little people at your house are feeling much better now. The fruit crumble looks delicious! I love all the green space around your home... the view is just beautiful! I personally love seeing laundry hanging on the line... do you know that there are a lot of communities here in the USA that prohibit clothslines? Really ridiculous!! Such an easy way to cut down on energy (electricity) consumption, but it's not allowed!

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U U N A said...

Oh I really like those mushroom glasses. So cute (: