Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday Morning Merriment.....

 

This is the only day I have 'free' this week, a friend is popping over for coffee this afternoon, so this is a relaxing day for me....yippee! (Bathroom needs a clean, but I will ignore this fact for the next few minutes!)
So Making Me Merry this Monday Morning......
Finding new homes for my little (large!) stash of yarn....really MUST revamp that trolley...not liking the brass effect, not me!
Merry Minnie, I hardly see her these days, she's always off exploring, but she always finds the best places to rest when she's home!
Finally eating from the garden, I carefully labelled everything but some bird removed all the labels....makes for interesting eating combinations! (Mr Bea, please cut the lawn!)
Delicious Strawberries, baby sweet peppers, can't wait for those!
Morning Bench all ready, once bathroom sparkling of course, definitely can't wait for that!
Blues skies, Little Bea and I had a detailed conversation about the blue sky on the way to school this morning. She noticed lots of different shade of blue.
"Why do I notice all the different blues Mum?" She asked me. "It's because you're an artist, you notice things so you can draw them. Most people miss the details but you notice them, artists notice details!" She then went on to tell me she's going to be a singing artist, I think perhaps she will be!
Flower practice!
She always makes me smile....
Finding my Little Deer on top of the typewriter, Little Bea has been playing again!
Flowers from Mr Bea, he's not prone to flower buying so this was a very Merry Moment!
My new Holiday Outfit....sale on at White Stuff! Yay! Love the details.
We are off on our holidays at the weekend....soooooo excited, this is our first 'proper' (girls words, not mine!) holiday in a few years, we normally go camping, but I'm not sure I'm up to that this year. I love camping but it's a very physical holiday! (Tent will go up in the garden, if we can rope in a volunteer to help put it up! I got to have some nights under canvas!)
We are going to Lyme Regis, so any helpful tips of where to go, shop, eat, beaches etc would be greatly appreciated!!! SO EXCITED...just hope the weather holds!!!
Lots of people have asked about my Sunburst Blanket, well it's from Issue 2 of Mollie Makes! Talking of magazines....
I've been planning, one day........
I was lucky to win this great book in Claire's giveaway, it's going to live in our car over the summer, help us identify all those wild flowers! Thank you Claire, and thanks to Sarah Ravens team for providing the book!
And talking of Giveaways..(I really don't plan any of these posts you know!!)
The Giveaway winner is...... Lemon Loves! Well Done...please contact me and I can send it off to you!!!
I'm closing my Etsy Shop tomorrow...so please if you need anything grab it while you can!
Thanks for all your comments, your thoughts and your support....hopefully back later in the week, if time allows! Packing to be done....SO EXCITING!!!
Bye for now,
A Very Merry, Ada Bea :) xxx

 

40 comments:

  1. Lucky winner !! Have a great holiday. Sue x

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  2. What a lot of Monday Merriement .... Lucky you off to Lyme especially with this glorious sunshine. It is one of my most favourite places in the world. Make sure you go fossil hunting, check out the wonderful shops the fab Ruby Rockcakes and others on the High Street, don't forget to sneak round the back though and visit the Mermaid Shop and the Mill Bakery has the most divine polenta cake. If you get time pop up the coast to Beer such a pretty fishing village where we holiday at least once a year. Check out my post here http://thefaeriefactory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/all-weekends-should-be-made-this-way.html ... and most of all have fun ~ Sarah x

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  3. What a beautiful colourful post. I like your little strawberry growing in the garden, and the sweet peppers, might have to give those a try next year.
    Hope you have a great holiday in Lyme Regis - the good weather is predicted to hang around for a while. We are house sitting for a friend in Totnes in August and I can't wait to visit the West country.

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  4. What lovely photos Ada Bea. Perfect for a Monday. It is cold and raining madly here at the moment so these sure do put a smile on my face xo

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  5. Gosh holiday wardrobe revamp!! white stuff is lovely! I would love to spend some time around Lyme Regis this year, I'm sure your holiday post will inspire me. I've always wanted to drive down the coast there and visit the lighthouse at Portland Bill!? looks like you will have the weather too, the shelves look truly great by the way! Heather x

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  6. Such lovely colourful photos, love all the crochet you've been busy with! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!
    Helen x

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  7. A lovely bright start to the week. Your bench looks so inviting, just the place for a spot of crochet goodness :) xx

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  8. Hope you have a fab holiday Ada ... looking forward to hearing about your adventures on your return ... Bee xx

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  9. Have a great holiday. Hopi g you find lots of crochet time whilst you're away. X

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  10. Lovely post. We had a few strawberries from the garden last week. I eat them before I photographed them!
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  11. Go to Rubyrocke cake's lovely shop In lyme....sh'e on face book too....enjoy...you deserve it....xxxxxx

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  12. Lyme is lovely and if your purse is still heavy try Bridport on market day. EE xx

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  13. Enjoy a well deserved break. Looking forward to future posts when you get back. Xx

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  14. Just in case you don't get back before 'the off', have a GREAT, relaxing time!
    x

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  15. Have a wonderful holiday, I love the outfit!! xxx

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  16. Your veg patch is looking great as is that crochet you're doing lovely Ada. It's seems the perfect time for a holiday so enjoy it and make the very most of it. Love white stuff and that outfit is the buzz!! Bon voyage xoxo

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  17. I love your monday merriment - what a great way to start the week, thinking about all the things that make you happy. Lovely White Stuff clothes, I like their things very much, especially when they are on sale. x

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  18. Fabulous post .....I love your Holiday outfits and how sweet of Hubby! enjoy Heidi

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  19. ~ Happy Monday of blue skies to YOU, Ada Bea! Love that little Bea notices that some one has gotten out the paint pot and put in all the shades of blue! Enjoy your 'fabby' holiday...You deserve it! Hugs Maria x

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  20. Hi Ada,So glad you're off on holiday soon!!!Gosh!!!Look at how your yarn stash has grown!!!Love it!!!!Lovely sunburst squares!!!Busy with some of them myself!!!They seem to just fly off the hook,don't you think??!!!Love your holiday outfit!!!Go and have a ball and come back fully rested!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  21. Lovely photos. I'm so glad you're having a merry Monday!

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  22. Have a fab holiday. Lyme is on our doorstep and a favourite place. You must try out the Town Mill Bakery - great place for an evening pizza! M x

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  23. Your Monday looks perfect in every way! I hope you have a fabulous holiday :) Wendy x

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  24. Have a fabulous holiday Ada - you must visit Ruby Rockcake http://www.rubyrockcake.co.uk/

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  25. hi Ada... so happy to hear you are going on holiday. I've never been to Lyme Regis but I bet it is beautiful. Love your holiday outfit. Have a good time and take lots of photos x

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  26. What a merry post, from start to finish! Hope the packing goes smoothly, hope you have many, many more life observations with Little Bea, moments like that make my heart swell to nearly bursting! You and crochet have become quite good buddies, I see a lifelong friendship developing - those flowers are beautiful! Chrissie x

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  27. Wishing you and your family an absolutely marvellous happy sunny holiday away in Lyme Regis lovely Ada. I once tried to go there with a boyfriend whom I was staying with in Cornwall, but it never happened, alas a very tenuous link to Lyme Regis! How on earth did I miss your previous post, my golly what stunning colourful cotton, oh dear I think you will now have to add yarn addict to your blog title :o)
    Gorgeous skirt, I love a white stuff sale and oh by the way your crochet blanket pattern is in Jane Brocket's book, The Gentle art of Knitting too, I love the puffiness of those stitches and have a have crocheted WIP in my loft using this pattern, shh don't tell the hubby xxx Penny

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  28. Enjoy the sunniest and merriest of holidays. May the skies be many many shades of blue.... ( not grey......;-) ).......phew how will you explain THAT one to the curious? .......and NO I have NOT read that book just having fun with the title......I am quite the book snob you know!

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  29. have a wonderful holiday, I am sure the crochet will be going with you, the weather is going to last for next week too. Garden produce looks good, the strawberry really is delicious.

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  30. What a lovely post,you have made some super things x

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  31. Lovely merry things and lovely happy colourful photos! Hope you have a wonderful family holiday.
    M x

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  32. Merry Monday indeed! Have a great holiday Ada x

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  33. Your Monday morning looks so cheerful and happy. I love your new holiday outfit. How exciting to be coming down to Dorset on holiday. Lyme Regis is lovely, some things I would recommend is the Donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth( I am hoping to write more about this later in the week.) Bridport has a great wool shop (incase you need some more) and a vintage quarter. West Bay has great cafes close to the seashore (Ellipse or Watch House cafe) and of course there is Weymouth further along the coast.
    Sarah x

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  34. Have a wonderful holiday lovely lady, it's much deserved I'm sure.

    And maybe Little Bea will be a writer too ... writers see all the colours, they just record them differently :D

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  35. A lovely happy post! Your holiday outfit is adorable! :)

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  36. I love all the color in this post!

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  37. Have a great holiday Ada! Enjoy!

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  39. Thank you all so much for your comments, sorry I've not had chance to reply to anyone it's been a busy week! :) x

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