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Hello everyone, just dropping in to bring you some moments from my day.

It is still slightly chilly around these parts but due to the recent April showers the garden and trees are greening up nicely as you can see by my sycamore tree.

Ok, here goes, my Monday moments…………..


The Forget-Me-Nots are in full bloom.
It’s onwards and upwards for the tomato seeds!
Some little plants awaiting warmer days before being planted out!


Charlie, what a handsome lad he is and his good looks are matched by his beautiful nature and temperament, I adore this little cat.
The not often photographed Lily, Lily has always been quite withdrawn and shy and not keen on too much fuss but lately she has wanted to be my friend which is of course lovely.
And then there’s Jessie, well what a madam she is, ‘imp’ would be a good way to describe her!


A pile of circles which will be become squares, which will then become a blanket ~ eventually!
Lots of bunny bits and pieces which will of course become bunnies.
These Cath Kidston colour inspired granny squares are not mine, they belong to my daughter who has taken up crochet and is making a blanket. She says she has found her yoga, I love to watch her do it, that’s my girl. 🙂


Well I think these three photos sum up today perfectly. Sometimes blue skies, sometimes grey. Sunshine and showers, just as April should be I suppose, a little bit of heat wouldn’t go amiss though!

Happy new week, hopes it’s more sunshine than showers! 🙂

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Jane April 23, 2012 - 6:25 pm

What lovely Monday moments you had Vivienne. How lovely to have cat company in the garden. Everthing is coming along nicely and good to see the seedlings from your greenhouse. I smiled when I saw the body parts and also to hear that Lindsey has taken up crochet. You must be a proud..and very useful mum! Have a lovely week with lots more magic moments.
Jane x

jooles April 23, 2012 - 6:47 pm

what lovely moments, ahhh your cats are gorgeous.
Now you have a crochet partner…what fun :o)
love jooles x

Karen April 23, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Vivienne, this is a lovely post. I can relate to all of your daily moments – the clouds, the cats, the flowers 🙂 My daughter is still searching for her “yoga” though…..she and I will just have to be patient 🙂 Your daughter’s squares are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today ! Sunshine & rainbows to you xo Karen

harmony and rosie April 23, 2012 - 8:41 pm

It all seems to be happening in your garden, I suppose we need the rain but it would suit me better if it came at night time!
Give those kitties a cuddle from me x

knitsofacto April 23, 2012 - 10:04 pm

I can’t persuade my daughters to knit, sew, or crochet … where did I go wrong!

Lovely moments Vivienne, and you have reminded me that I have loads of sky pics to upload to Project :: Sky 365.

lily April 24, 2012 - 8:13 am

Forget-me-knots were one of my late grandma’s favourite flowers, I really should have them in my garden, they are so delicate and pretty. How fantastic that your daughter has taken up crochet, looks like she’s made a brilliant start too.
lily xx

valallen April 24, 2012 - 9:07 am

Good morning Vivienne!
I love to see your Monday moments and especially your tree …. last year’s tree diary I thought was really interesting and a pleasure to follow. You know, forget-me-nots are just about my favourite flower ….. well along with daisy, dandelion, tulip, daffodil, and roses and …… and …..but forget-me-nots are so lovely :0) I really like your daughter’s yoga! Hope you will keep updating her progress. A little wet again this morning, but I suppose Bella will need to go out soon …. she is curled up in her basket – she has taken to sleeping in these days, to think I used to get her up at 5.30am for a walk!! She must have been wondering ….. “what am i doing up at this time in a morning?”
Have a lovely day,
Val xx Bella XX

Susan April 24, 2012 - 9:20 am

Lovely Monday moments Vivienne…Lots of signs of new life in your pretty garden and your cat pics….Ah, they are all so beautiful!
How lovely too that your daughter is now following in your footsteps with her crochet…You will have so much fun together!
Hope you are having a happy week,
Susan x

Patty April 24, 2012 - 11:23 am

Hi Vivienne, such an array of colours in the Forget-me-nots, I forgot how beautiful they can be. All is looking very lush! Aaah, Charlie does look a sweetie, thank you for giving us a fix of our furry friends!
Great that your daughter has picked up the wool & hooks, she looks to be going along nicely, I bet she finishes her blanket before I do with mine I started 5 years ago!
Have a nice week, Sally x

Mia April 24, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Lovely moments, Vivienne, thank you for sharing! I especially enjoyed seeing the cats, they’re so beautiful, and all different characters. And oh yes, crocheting skills seem to run in your family!

Have a great Tuesday!


Simone April 24, 2012 - 6:00 pm

You have had lots of lovely moments! How great that your daughter has taken up crochet too! I love seeing pictures of the cats. The weather forecast here is rain all week. My grass is about a foot long because it has been too wet to cut it!!! x

Gill April 24, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Lovely to see bits form your garden and daily life!

Love that first photos up through the leaves – lovely!
Well done on getting some tomato seedlings up – mine still havent come up this year (had loads last year) so i sowed another batch at the weekend in desperation.

Your cats are lovely!They are all so different natured!

And I am so impressed with your daughters granny squares – i love the colours and they are so neat! A chip off the old block it seems!

Thanks for sharing your moments!

Gill xx

Helen Philipps April 25, 2012 - 10:15 am

What lovely Monday moments you have shared, Vivienne! I love the light through the leaves you captured, and the picture of the forget me nots is especially gorgeous, I do love those flowers. Loved your daughter’s granny squares too, how nice that she has also discovered the pleasure of crochet thanks to you.
Have a happy day.
Helen x

Anne April 25, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Lovely Monday moments—-Nature, cats, crochet…..
My favorite photos were the bunny parts and your daughter’s granny squares. She is lucky to have such a talented mother!!

ALmost time for Florence and gelato!!

Happy Wednesday,

thelinencat April 25, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Lovely to see Forget-me-knots, they had reached weed stage in our garden so I pulled them all out and now I miss them 🙁 nice to see the cats as well, mine is not in favour today after killing a baby rabbit, I walked into the utility area this morning to find it’s leg and that was after I removed a whole (also dead) one yesterday from the sewing room. Naughty kitty. Bethx

Posie Patchwork April 26, 2012 - 12:36 am

Oh the crochet moments are pretty fantastic too, love Posie

Jen April 26, 2012 - 1:09 am

love the colours in your garden

what a nice cat you have

youve been busy with your crocheting 🙂

Jenny April 26, 2012 - 10:10 am

Your garden is looking very green, one good thing about all this rain!The forget me nots are so pretty too, such a lovely colour. I love your daughters happy colourful grannies, how nice she has picked it up too 🙂 Hope the rest of the week is a good one with a bit of sunshine thrown in, fingers crossed! x

lily April 26, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Hi Vivienne, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award……….I won’t be offended if you are unable to accept it, just wanted other bloggers to know how much I love your blog.
lily xx

julie April 26, 2012 - 8:21 pm

thanks for sharing your lovely monday moments Vivienne – what a great idea for a post and you’ve filled it full of beautiful pictures, I especially love the forget-me-knots which remind me of childhood days in my mum and dad’s garden – I always thought they were the flower a fairy would choose if they wanted to pick some to put in a vase – they are so tiny and pretty and I must go and get some seeds to plant in my garden. Charlie is a very handsome boy, he looks very gentle and sweet and your colourful crochet piles are full of anticpation of lovely finished projects

Susana April 27, 2012 - 10:41 am

Hola. Que jardín tan verde y bonito que tienes.

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