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Hi everyone it is so good to back with you all again! I’ve had a sick laptop this week and in the end it had to go to the computer doctor to be made well again. I’m soooo glad to get it back as I’ve missed visiting you all in blogland. Earlier in the week I did manage to leave some comments on your blogs but then sometimes it wouldn’t let me and the screen would freeze and I couldn’t post on my own blog and it wouldn’t let me deal with my photos, all in all a right pain. Anyhow it’s back with me and thankfully all seems to going ok.

What have I been doing with my time! Well I’ve been doing a bit of gardening, potting up my containers with summer bedding plants.

Enjoying the 2nd issue of Mollie Makes magazine! This such a brilliant magazine, a bit like a blog in magazine form!

Baking Smartie and Pecan Rocky Road. As a vegetarian I don’t eat marshmallows so I substitute them with Smarties. They taste just as good if slightly less ‘rocky’!

Doing a bit of black and white knitting and crochet.

And generally just ‘smelling the roses’!!!

Of course I would have done all these things even if I’d had my laptop with me, I don’t want you thinking I spend all my time on it!!! I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms though and I’m so happy to have it back again, I really missed blogland.

Before I go I would just like to thank all of you who left lovely comments on my last post. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all could get together for tea and cake. It would be lovely to see what you all look like and hear all your different accents, it really would be great fun!
Although we would have to check that the picnic table was available for use ……….

Have a great weekend everyone ! 🙂

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Jane June 10, 2011 - 6:11 pm

I wondered where you had got to Vivienne, welcome back and I am glad your computer is now feeling better. As I think you said to me recently, technology is great when it works! Good to see your garden coming along so well and hello to your lovely feline visitor.
See you after my hols, take care.
Jane x

Jenny June 10, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Glad your laptop is no longer poorly, what a nightmare when that happens! Good to have you back, hope you have a lovely weekend reading your Mollie Makes (I hope to get my hands on a copy tomorrow and have a good read!) xxx

Amanda Ackermann June 10, 2011 - 7:51 pm

So glad your back!!! I missed seeing your wonderful flowers and seeing what across the pond looks like 🙂
Those smarties in chocolate looks oh so tempting.


jill June 10, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Vivienne – I know damn well that you’re glued to your computer 24/7 :0)

Glad to have you back blogging with us all again – I do miss you when you’re not around.

I’ve ordered Mollie Makes makes magazine – first 3 issues for only £5 – Bargain!! It looks like a great read, and I can’t wait to get my mits on it.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Robin June 10, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Yes, that magazine looks fun and I want to get it too. Hope they have it here! Thanks Vivienne for your lovely comment on my recent post. It really helps with my guilt. xoRobin❤

Mia June 11, 2011 - 7:00 am

It’s wonderful to have you “back” Viv, and it seems that we’re so tight-knit “family” here in blogland, that there were many many others also getting “worried” about you! I am so happy to hear you (and the laptop) are alright!

And those flowers…oh, they’re fabulous! And I would love to see that magazine too, looks wonderful! But as too many things: we are not having it here quite yet 🙁 I’ll need to surf the net for more information!

Have a wonderful, sunny and warm weekend!


lily June 11, 2011 - 7:56 am

Hi Vivienne, glad to hear you’re fully computerised again……….I love seeing little baskets of lovliness and your is no exception, lots of fabricy and yarny goodies tumbling out…………. I haven’t looked at Mollie Makes yet, must remedy that, the front cover looks very delectable.

Fluffy black pussycat and pristine white roses, what a lovely combination.

Have a lovely, sunny weekend,
lily x

Emma Angel June 11, 2011 - 11:27 am

I’m so glad that you’re back. I love that last pic.

Simone June 11, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Lovely to have you back! I don’t mind sharing the picnic table with that lovely black cat. x

harmony and rosie June 11, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Good to have you back, we really do rely on our computers don’t we? Your lovely cat looks well installed there, what a sweetie!

Happy weekend x

tinajo June 11, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Good to have you around again – it´s no fun when the computers act up on us. 🙁

Hope you´ve had a great weekend so far! 🙂

jooles June 11, 2011 - 8:09 pm

computers hey? they are the are fab when they are working but when they go wrong AArrrrrrgggghhhh!
That rocky road looks amazing
j x

Pomona June 11, 2011 - 9:09 pm

I am so envious that you have been able to get Mollie Makes – I couldn’t get the first issue, and was looking unsuccessfully for the second one today! Life is just so unfair! I have had no broadband all week, so I have been out of the loop as well.

Pomona x

Gill June 11, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Hi Vivienne!
Glad you’re back!
Youve been a busy bee by the looks of things!
Still havent got that mag! Must try again – like the look of those little strawberries on the front.
Love the look of the black and white crochet and knitting – sometimes its good to have a change – ive been doing some crochet in white, cream and grey for a change as i usually work with bright colours.
The rocky road looks delicious! Yes it would so much fun to meet everyone! A huge bloggers party! Or just a few at a time for tea!
have a great weekend!
Gill xx

elaine June 12, 2011 - 10:07 am

hi there,
not quite sure how I landed her but have loved reading through your blog
The smartie-subsitute should probably be called cobbled street instead of rocky road!

Happy to pop over for tea and cakes, and also happy to “work around” the table setting

littlehillBIGSEA June 12, 2011 - 1:54 pm

rocky road is making me feel hungry and wanting to make some and that yarn looks just as delicious…

look forward to seeing what you turn it into.


Helen Philipps June 12, 2011 - 2:30 pm

So glad that you and your computer are both well, Vivienne! Broken computers are soooo frustrating! I love the look of your yummy rocky road – wish I had a piece right now. Your knitting looks lovely – and well done on photographing the black yarn so well, I often knit with darker yarns but find them difficult to photograph. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Helen x

Patty June 12, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Hi Vivienne, good to see you back online. Your Rocky Road looks good, what a great idea with the Smarties, I don’t eat marshmallows either. I recently discovered the gelatine free gummy fruits at Holland & Barratt which are nice if you’ve not tried them or if you like jellies which I do.
I’m loving that Mollie Makes magazine too.
It would be fun wouldn’t it to have a bloggers street party!
toodle pip x

Louise June 13, 2011 - 7:22 pm

I love the black and white knitting! I’ve been enjoying the magazine too. And as for the Rocky road, I might just have to make myself some of that.

Lou xxx

Kristyne June 14, 2011 - 12:56 am

So glad you’re back … I was getting worried! 😉

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