Thursday, 2 June 2011

Around the house this week

Things happen around the house these days.

We are living to the sound of the end of the year school exams for F and D.

We have been gardening, planting our brand new raised beds with tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and even two watermelon plants per J's request.

We also watched some exciting soccer

and baked delicious cookies.

 They turned into biscuits as I hadn't baked them before and let them stay in (ahem!) a little longer, but nontheless, they were greatly appreciated.

(Recipe from the delightful Cherry Menlove).

We are having an end of season sale at the shop.
I hope to show you some of our for sale stuff in a future post.
What else?
Oh...yes, Happy Turtle received its first blog award in recent memory at least.

Thank you very much Jessica! 
I met Jessica through blog hop (does it sound like blind date to you? It does to me, lol!). 
She blogs at Cajunlicious which I think speaks for itself, but hey, this is marriage made in heaven as I have been attracted to all things South.
To be honnest with you, there are many people who know me for ages and they say I am a Southern Lady. Someone even run a past life test on me and said I'd definitively lived in the South during the Civil War.
Okey dokey, then. You know, with things going as they do in Greece...Well, let me not say any more for now...

 I must pass this award to 15 newly discovered bloggers.
Hmm. I don't know if I can do 15, but let me tell you.

The most recent one

Pink Princess in Paris

for the stroll to Montmarte.


who is spartan, inspiring and trully versatile.


because she brings to me the best of both worlds from across the Atlantic.


because she is so cool and talented yet doesn't make a fuss about it.


the one mum blog that i recently discovered and that I trully enjoy right now.

And my NEW blog hop stops that tickle my blogging right now

Friday blog hop
Fashion Fridays
Say Hi Sunday
Weekend Windown
Post of the month club
Have a lovely middle end of the week everyone.
(Yes, that is how long it takes me to put together a post as simple as this!)
I love every single comment you write for me, you really make my day:)

love, Irene


demie said...

Although I do have an award free blog- please don`t ask is a long story- I am grateful! it feels like excepting a gift from a friend! THank you Irene for your friendship- because yes I wouldn`t believe it some time ago, but it is possible to become friends through blogging : ) Your description on my Paraphernalia is so god that it might become my new header !!!! Your vegetable garden looks perfect by the way : )

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh wow! What an honor! Thank you so very much! Your kind words are truly appreciated!

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δεσποιναριον said...

Thank you very much sweet Irene. I will display this proudly in my blog.

Pink Princess said...

We've just come back and I'm so happy to see this award! Thank you so much!! I'm so honored. I'm really going to treasure this!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Congrats on your award. :) And thanks for linking up with the Weekend Wind Down and mentioning it on your blog... very cool. Enjoy your week! :)

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