The House

P1020371I love our house. We live in a 1960s home which we have done some work on. Or like Mr. Tee likes to say: we do our thing for 30 years and then someone else starts over.

When we first bought the house we had ideas what we wanted to renovate first. However, the dishwasher not fitting under the kitchen worktop made kitchen our first priority. Over the years we have formed a comfortable duo with the hubby. I have the ideas which my poor husband then gets to translate into real life, always making them better. And I am proud to say that on the latest renovations I even was able to help some. Painting works better to me than powertools.

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Lazy Sundays

Lazy Sundays are one of the things that make my summer. Last Sunday was a perfect specimen of that kind. I opened up the gazebo right in the morning. I love sitting in there and admiring the garden. And since this weekend was the apple blossom weekend, that just made the views extra special. 

I think lazy is a wonderful. I believe in rewarding myself with time to just sit, relax and enjoy the summer in the garden. I take my Country Homes and Interiors magazines with me and jump into finding inspirational ideas – both big and small. 

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I love Apple Blossoms

P1110307Every year I wait for the apple trees to don their beautiful gowns in May. I hope for a beautiful weather since that will allow me to enjoy the blossoms longer.

This year after a cold start to the spring we have enjoyed a warm week. And suddenly: They are here.

First only a hint of white starts to show between the new leaves. The, as the sun dances around the branches of the trees, the buds start to grow bigger. But still, they are withdrawn, wrapping their petals tight, as if questioning – can we really start blooming now?

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Are you a dreamer?

This is an important question. Dreaming is so wonderful. I love to dream, it is as simple as that. This does not by the way mean that I am unhappy with my life today. I see dreaming as a way to virtually write a story, it opens me up for new possibilities since this is a totally mental exercise. I do not have to worry about possibilities. I can dream also things which at the moment seem quite impossible to bring into reality.

I dream both small and big.  One of my small dreams is to be an accomplished gardener (well, ok: with my skill level this is also a big dream J). Every spring I leaf through tons of gardening magazines and plant brochures. I oh and ah at different pictures, check out the prices, spend time gazing out of the window mentally picturing where I would plant these things. Although the confirmed truth is that I do not have the attention span to dig up something in the fall I just love the looks of dahlias. I did buy some one year (so I do take action on my dreams also!) but they did not make it. What I have found out is that rock garden (ready for hard life) plants love our “all day in the sun” backyard and truly do not expect me to water them daily. And every year I do buy some plants into pots, and each time I am able to keep them going over a month is a joyful moment for me.

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My Happy Thought for June 2011

My garden.  That is my Happy Thought for this June.

 I am not much of a gardener but what little I can and do I enjoy so much. Especially now that summer has just started I am still all full of juice for gardening. I bought a mini greenhouse and am currently pre-growing sweet pea and sunflowers.

 Of course this year the greenhouse did its job well in May but little did I know that summer would start in beginning of June with a real heat wave. Still, I think the greenhouse is a lovely addition to my garden. Once all this pre-growing is done (any day I just take the time to plant this little things) I will fill it with summer flowers in pots.

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