Monday, 18 June 2007

The post with no name...........

This blog is a tribute to the two dads in my life............ Here's the first one.......

Don't panic, that's not his real hair (and he's not Pat Sharp's love child!!), we just have a bit of a thing with wigs in this family, any excuse and we'll stick one on! This is my lovely dad, with a selection box growing out of his ear, no wonder his hearing's going! He's had a few hard years but has remained optimistic throughout and will always be a great inspiration to me. I can't imagine a better father (even if he doesn't see the point of blogging!)

And here's to the other daddy in my life........the father of my children, Ian.......


This photo captures the true essence of him, he's a great dad (although I don't tell him enough), patient, understanding and always there for his children. They love him to bits and the feeling is mutual. Ian, we love you and always will.

So, the weekend was spent picking strawberries from Pop's veg plot, and then eating them with meringues and cream, YUM!


On Saturday we went on a tiny ferry from Knott End to Fleetwood and then caught a tram down to Cleveley's. We had a fantastic time, the children loved being with their grandparents and as an added bonus my grandmother came with us too! Four generations of the same family on a Knott End ferry, bet that doesn't happen often!

Thought I'd end this post with a couple of kitchen shots for all those of you like me who like photos of other peoples' houses. I'm going to have to start sewing again soon to have some more interesting bits to show!
This is the top of my old kitchen dresser, filled with all my car boot/charity shop finds, apart from the little choir boy who belongs to Ian (one of the few ornaments he will lay claim to).



And finally my sideboard full of gorgeous old plates and serving dishes, and yes that is the sun you can see shining through, it finally came out this afternoon! My mum spotted this old table in a junk shop, it was painted a dark green. A couple of coats of Farrow and Ball "String" and it fits in perfectly I think. It's one of my favourite pieces of furniture and so useful, it can hold loads, a very important requirement in the house of an unrepentant hoarder!

7 comments:

Rubyred said...

Julia, I recently discovered your lovely and very witty blog.You hoard so beautifully and your dresser is gorgeous!!

Ragged Roses said...

Your dresser and table are gorgeous - nothing wrong with hoarding - it's the smuggling it into the house without anyone noticing that's hard!!! Glad you had such a lovely family weekend.
Kim x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

OOh-I love your new photos! Please can we have more of your gorgeous kitchen? It's so lovely!! You did make me laugh about the selection box growing out your dad's ear!!!

Genevieve Olsen said...

Great pictures of your family and cupboards!I am so glad you had a nice day!

Kim said...

I just love that dresser. I've noticed that many English kitchens have dressers for dishes...I just love that idea...so cozy.

Louise said...

I mean it - I want to live in your house!! How gorgeous is your kitchen. I could not show photos of any of my house - well maybe one room - as it is all half renovated. You really inspire me with all the lovely photos of inside number 20! Keep going.....

dottycookie said...

Your house is so pretty. I feel quite inadequate ;-)