Sunday, 1 May 2011


Today has been a quiet day for Emily and myself. Yesterday, Emily had a tummy bug which made her quite ill but, fortunately, it seems to have been a 24 hour bug as she was feeling a bit better today though still quite weak. That's not really surprising as she didn't eat anything yesterday and has only had an apple and a few spoons of rice today. I'm hoping tomorrow will be a better day and she'll be eating a little bit more. 
 Today she made it downstairs and was back on her laptop for a while :)
 I had a walk round the garden looking at the plants that are flowering at the moment. This clematis is flowering for the first time - it was planted last year but didn't flower and we've been waiting to see whether we would get any this year or not. Looks like we're in luck!
I'm not sure whether you can see the flowers in this photo clearly enough. It's a bush we have under our kitchen window and each year around this time it has masses of these tiny pink/lilac flowers and the most amazing scent. The flowers don't last for long but while they are out the smell from them is wonderful. We don't know what this plant is so if anyone has any idea, I'd love to know.
 This photo was taken on Friday when we were watching the Royal Wedding - Alice was the most patriotic of us all in her red, white and blue outfit.
 Today she was in a little summer outfit as they were going out to visit friends after Craig/Daddy finished his football match.
She is now sitting on her own (though we like to be near by - just in case) and is starting to take an interest in her toys. She loves anything that plays music and one of the ways Claire can get her off to sleep is by singing to her.

I hope you all enjoy the Bank Holiday tomorrow - have you got anything nice planned?


  1. We had a lovely quiet Bank Holiday - hope you had a good time :-) And that Emily is fully recovered now xx

  2. My youngest daughter had a bout of the stomach bug a couple of weeks ago and was sick an entire week. Yuk! None of us caught it. Hope you're family is as fortunate...How fun to be living in the UK getting all the great TV coverage of the wedding...Alice is so pretty in her dress!...And, your flowers are beautiful. We had a Clematis when we lived in Oklahoma but it is too warm here for them. I enjoyed seeing yours.

  3. Hi Rhona ~ Catching up over here this morning and what lovely photos to look at and enjoy! Little Alice is just so cute! And for the first time I noticed a resemblance to Emily...maybe a little of Claire too.

    I hope Emily is all better by the time you are reading this. xo

    (Enjoy the rest of your week and the upcoming weekend. I'll be in Tennessee for my brother's wedding. We should Skype when I return! xo)