This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

~Girls Day Out~ and a surprise package from The Netherlands~



Pancakes with maple syrup it was!!!
Every 2nd Monday JoJo doesn't go to her programmes...
she loves a trip into town to have a cuppa and something to eat followed by a walk around our shops...

Seeing the kitchen floor (post below) was in it's last drying stages yesterday morning we headed out for breakfast on the waterfront...


And here she is outside the cafe with the Clyde River in the background...
work is being done due to storm damage hence the barriers in the foregroud


'Devonshire Tea Pancakes'......a bit full on with the jam and cream though!!!


Yesterday's purchases...

Music runs through JoJo's blood as does appreciation of movies and musical theatre...
her tastes vary greatly......Pink Floyd......Michael Crawford......Dean Martin......instrumental......Big Band
There is music in the family background which has helped her so much and if she could that's all she would do all day!

Other Mums of children with a disability have commented how much it must help with her having that interest......and it sure does, more that I can ever say
It gives Mr Armchair and I time whilst at home, especially on the weekends


All finished off with a nice new haircut in readiness for her upcoming birthday which is the talk of the household at the moment...


I came home to parcel for my belated birthday and geeeezzz it was like a birthday all over again...
From my dear Blogging Friend Simone
And all wrapped in this gorgeous paper......even including the Eiffel Tower...


the card......Simone often sends me food related cards...


the message...


the goodies...


Zakka style etui......small ornamental case


It could even fit my glasses in but I might put pencils in in as a lovely pencil came with the gift...


Pincushion...




I thought this little cushion might be a magnet but it is filled with dried rosebud and has a lovely scent!


Goodies all together...


and a pack of tissues with tulips on them...
this made me think of the song Tulips from Amsterdam which I hadn't thought of for many years...
Now I think I will be singing that tune all day now!!!


And for fun a Blast from the Past from You Tube Max Bygraves singing 'Tulips from Amsterdam'......Enjoy, Dzintra
Thank You/Bedankt so much Simone......I had a birthday all over again!!!

9 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely happy post,what beautiful pressies you got Dzintra.xx

ria vogelzang said...

Love your post! Great pictures of JoJo! And Simone is a dear friend!!
For sure!
Enjoy your day! And JoJo's upcoming Birthday!
Love, Ria.

Susan said...

What a lovely day. Those pancakes look yummy and your birthday present is just beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Margaret said...

Jo Jo's new haircut looks good, and music has a soothing nature , even when it is loud or fast strange but music does become part of us. Lovely gifts and having birthday again is super fun.

Cathy said...

You know what they say...music sooths the soul! It works for me too. Happy belated birthday!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra,

First of all, your description to me about your winter sounds delightful! Breezy, cool beach scenes sound GOOD TO ME ALL YEAR ROUND!

Your daughter is such a beautiful young lady. I love that first picture of her looking past the camera.

THOSE PANCAKES ARE SIMPLY FABULOUS!!!!! Those are very UNLIKE American pancakes!

AND all things sweet come from the Netherlands. I have many kind and special friends from there that are the sweetest people....what a bag of loot you got!!!!

Enjoy your day my friend. It is rainy and stormy here, but it will probably subside later today.

Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, JoJo looks great for her birthday! She really knows what she wants.
I never knew they had the tulip song in English. Sounds lovely.

Ann's ~ 'a photo a day for 365 days' said...

A lovely post Ingrid. It is really wonderful that JoJo has such an incredible appreciation for music, I am sure that must just take her to the most special of places in her heart. The pancakes looks delicious, don't worry about the extra jam and cream!! Wishing you and JoJo all the very best and thank you for sharing the very special parts of life, the ones are that are truly the most important! Ann x

Palomasea said...

Dearest Dzintra...so much fun here!
JoJo's haircut is fabulous...looking lovely for her birthday soon! The Muppets are definitely on my list of favorites...the latest film was hilarious.
And the breakfast is amazing...yummy.
What a beautiful package of surprises! I love the colors...and the wrapping paper is so fantastic.
Enjoy!!
Hugs,
- Irina

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