Monday, 31 March 2014

Lovely Times.....And Memories Made.

 

 
 
Hello Everyone, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend, it's bee an extra special one here in Ada Beas world. The sun has shone, and I've spent some lovely time with my family, celebrating Mother's Day.
 
 
As parents, you always hope you help to make lovely childhood memories for your children....this weekend has been all about memory making.
 
 
On Saturday I went back to Southwell to make a little purchase, well actually it was a large purchase, but more of when it's delivered! Little Bea accompanied me, it's great to spend time with my girls individually. A memory made.
 
 
 
 
 
(Image from And A Fly Went By.....)
 
 
 
I took her to one of my favourite shops, And A Fly Went By.... It's a bit like Heaven to Little Bea, and with pocket money in one hand, and jelly beans in the other (children are always treated to sweets whilst making important purchasing decisions!) she too made a little purchase, but hers really was little!




 
 
 
 
We then popped to to a cafe for a drink, and Little Beas eyes almost popped out her head, when I agreed she could have a rather delicious piece of chocolate cake......FOR HER LUNCH, yes you heard right, for her lunch....healthy eating thrown out of the cafe window! Yep, that's one she will remember alright!
 

On wednesday due to the teachers' strike, I also spent time with Eldest Bea too, whilst her little sister was at school, we had a lovely lunch.....all very grown up! A memory made. (We shall forget about the disagreement we had in the shoe shop!) ;)




 
 
 
 
On Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day, and I was very lucky! The girls were very excited to give me their presents.....Eldest Bea had bought them using her pocket money! A memory made.
 
 
And Little Bea had made me a present, she was almost beside herself waiting for me to open it....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She had made me a lovely rabbit picture, these words were written on the back. A memory made. For her and me.
 
 
 
And then I went to see my lovely, lovely mum. My Sister and I gave her some chocolate, brushed her hair, popped a little makeup on her....a splash of her favourite perfume. We shared our memories about our childhood and what a great mum she Is.
 
And I tried very, very hard to hold on to those memories. Hoping that one day my mind doesn't let go of them, that they are always, always in there, and that they never, ever escape.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was then time for a little trip out to Kedleston Hall, in Derbyshire. A beautiful house run by the NT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Very opulent!
 
 

 
 
 
Our first picnic of the year, very relaxed and happy. A memory made.
 
 
 
I hope you too are busy making memories, happy ones of course! I'm feeling really tired today, I'm considering popping my feet up, and watching The Good Life! Now that does bring back Happy Memories! (I also considered opening the wine but that might be one memory too far!)
 
 
Bye for now,
 
 
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 






 

24 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post Ada ..... wonderful memories have been made x
    that little note melted my heart and chocolate cake for lunch ..... very decadent!
    Happy new week
    love Jooles x x x

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  2. Wonderful memories made Ada Bea! It's never the big things ... always the little ones that are remembered ... with love xx

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  3. Lovely memories made, each one of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. All those beautiful memories. It really is the little things that mean then most. x

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  5. What a lovely post - I particularly like the card from your daughter; definitely something to treasure. x

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  6. wonderful! memory making at its best. Happy mothers day to a special mummy x

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  7. I'm glad that you had a good mothers day and made some happy memories with your little ones! xx

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  8. You've made me have a think, and I've come to the realisation that memory making is another form of crafting! Together you have made something that will last forever. Such a lovely, sunny post. (I've just got The Good Life on dvd too and am very much enjoying watching episodes during bouts of crafting. Except crochet. I miss the full episode when I'm crocheting!) x

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  9. Such a heart warming post. Most of my family died many years ago and you are so right, we must hold fast to those memories. Of course, first we must make them. You've done good. How wonderful. x

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  10. One to one time with your children is so important and special. It is always the simple things that they remember most. Lovely post, I miss wandering around National Trust houses. Happy week to you xo

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  11. What a lovely Mother's Day you had. I am sure your girls will remember fondly all the lovely things you do together. You're a wonderful mom.

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  12. What a wonderful weekend you had. So full of activity. Those one-on-one daughter dates are the best.

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  13. Wonderful lovely memories. Chocolate cake for lunch is always nice! And that card, oh my. What a wonderful gift and memory. You are so right, memories are very important. Sometimes that's all we have to hold on to when times get hard.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  14. I'm so glad you had a very happy and very memorable Mother's Day weekend Ada! It's so nice to be spoiled by your children, but it's the best to make these special lasting memories together. Wendy x

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  15. Glad you had a memorable mothers day x

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  16. Such a lovely, happy post. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Happy summer! :)

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  17. what a lovely week you have had and the first picnic of the year, spring is surely here. Mum used to make the most amazing bacon and egg pie when we went on picnics brings back lovely memories of time long past

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  18. a beautiful weekend. I like your giant paper poms! a sweet message from little bea, Heather x

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  19. Wonderful times and very happy memories indeed. Cake for lunch! She will tell her children that tale - and probably treat them to the same tradition! Lovely post, Chrissie x

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  20. Ada these memories are so special, a beautiful post. Sarah x

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  21. Happy memories indeed, Ada, it sounds like a wonderful day. And how special to be able to spend some one-on-one time with each of your daughters. x

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  22. What a special day and lovely memories made ... Bee xx

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