Monday, 4 June 2012

exciting days..

Hello friends, when I finished my last blog I said I had some more exciting news to share with you and that is certainly true...Indeed since I said that there has actually been quite a few exciting things happening in the Wilson household....I will go backwards...and try to remember everything !! I am sure it has not passed anyone's attention that here in the UK as in many many places in the world we have been celebrating our Queens diamond Jubilee. It really has caught us all celebrating in our own way. In Box we have been trying to organize a weekend of fun for last few months. As a village the three churches St.Thomas a Becket in the village, St Christopher's in Ditteridge and ourselves the Methodist church had said that we would all have flowers festivals for the long weekend...In our Methodist church we decided to ask all the organizations who use our church throughout the week to donate a floral arrangement. We were delighted when all but 3 agreed and those three gave us a donation towards flowers. We are very fortunate to have a friend of the church who is a professional flower arranger and she offered to do all the main arrangements. Oh how I wish I could show you all the wonderful arrangements. Every window sill and doorway was bedecked as well as various tables even the tiny tot's got involved with their Mum's and made a ginger bread house with window boxes and little people all with their flags flying and even some with crowns !!( I have taken lots of photo's and at some time I will put them on a smilebox for anyone who might like to see them.) The outside of our church was also decorated with flowers and as we are right in the centre of the village on the main street we were very prominently positioned. We were having strawberry cream teas on the afternoon of Sat. and Sun. and we had around 70 people in to view and enjoy their tea, I have heard that the other churches were equally well supported. I did not have time to attend any of the others. Last night we had a united songs of praise on the recreation park in a huge marque that we had all contributed to and it had been in use all weekend by various groups doing other celebratory things !! I have not said a lot about the celebration that went on in London itself for the Queens Jubilee as I am sure you must have seen the wonderful scenes from the Thames it was such a pity that it was so wet but that's nothing unusual for a holiday weekend !! ( we were lucky in Box as we had a lovely day Sat and only a few showers Sun)

Another exciting day although perhaps exciting may not be the right word relaxing day would be better was last Wednesday when Peter Mary and I went to the Royal Bath and West Agricultural Show. I have always for as long almost as I can remember been responsible for organizing “things” outings, holidays etc. and I have to admit enjoy doing it but Wednesday Peter took over the driving and that was the start of a great day. He knew where he was going so I was able just to sit and watch the countryside roll by, at the show ground we had organized a scooter for Mary which we picked up just at the gate..we had arranged that Peter would go his way and Mary and I ours. Having obtained the programme and a map of we set..First stop was the pigs !! then the sheep. Next my fav. The poultry especially anxious to see if there were many or indeed any Slikies bantams on show. I was pleased to see there were 5 as a child I grew up with my Farther breeding and showing Silkies and I can just imagine his disgust at the condition of these show hens..they really were quite tattie looking...It is a good job the owner was nowhere to be seen or I might have had words with im !! ( I did speak to one of judges who just nodded !!)At lunch time Peter met up with us and again he took control and we were soon tucking into filled rolls and strawberries and cream and home made lemonade..during the afternoon we again went our way and Mary and I did a bit of shopping and looking at the flower tent ( where I lost Mary more about that perhaps another time) we had left home around 8am. And arrived back home around 5.30 after a perfect day. I said to Peter that it was as good as a holiday for me not having to make any decision etc.

Now for perhaps the most exciting thing to be happening.....soon.... I am going to have a new little puppy. I know..I had vowed never again after my wee Dee died....but....a few weeks ago I started to look for an other daxi but was unfortunately unable to find one within a reasonable distance of us here, however I did find a breeder of Yorkshire Terriers who lives very near us here and so we went off to...just look at them...daft thing to do, as soon as I saw the 5 wee pups my heart was won over to a little bitch. They were only 3 weeks old and so tiny...we went back again last week and she has already grown a little and was trying to walk all over me and her wee tiny tail was wagging and she was making little m m m sounds, her Mum came up beside us ...just to make sure nothing was happening to her pup !! and so in less than two weeks now on Sunday 17th. Mary and I will be bringing home out latest edition her name is Masy (maisie) Ma = Mary sy = sybil hence masy !!

Now I really must go and get my day started. I have typed this in Office so that if it did disappear on me I would at least not have to retype !!

Remember always to Love One Another.


  1. Sounds as if you have had some wonderful occasions recently Sybil. Can't wait to hear how you lost Mary!! I do so love this wonderful country and the way that we celebrate everything. I would so love to have tea and strawberries with you sometime! Can't wait to see your little Masy. We dog lovers are all the same! We thought to never love a dog again after we lost our Jess, but . . . we did and we do! Love and hugs to you and to Mary! xxoo

  2. oh my, i am exhausted lol. what a busy bee you are. the celebration sounds wonderful. would love to see everything since we don't do anything for our leader here but complain lol. as for photos, you are a member of my photography group on NR, and i haven't seen a single photo posted there. get those posted my friend, everyone would love to see your gad-abouts.

    the puppy is already adorable, and will continue to get cuter and cuter. i love the name your two chose. i had a friend growing up that had an unusual name. it was rayanne. her father was raymond, and her mother was marianne. thus, rayanne lol. i hope this wee one will give you many hours of pleasure.

    so glad to see you posting again. i still have things of yours to catch up on from your cruise. sigh. love you my friend.

  3. Can't wait to see your Masy:)

  4. awww glad you going to get another doggy.knew you would lol.i would love to see the pics you took,tc,love mort xxx

  5. Masy sounds like just what you've been needing! How exciting. Glad you had some good weather for all your festivities. I'd love to see the pictures of all those flowers. Your agricultural show sounds much like our county fairs and I do love seeing all the animals there when I go. With the advent of a new puppy, it sounds like your exciting days have just begun. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one!

  6. Hi hon. I am, like so many others, looking forward to the pictures. Loving flowers as I do I sat and imagined how beautiful the arrangements looked. And a new puppy? I am so happy for you. There is something about a puppy, isn't there, something that tugs at your heart almost as much as a little baby does? You've had lots to enjoy, many "SHINY" moments as I call them. Take care. Love you much.

  7. What a wonderful time you have had Sybil.The flowers sound fantastic and being a flower lover,I would have loved to have seen them all.As for your wee new little pup.She is adorable.Such a Scottish name too,I read the meaning of is " Child of light ".So maybe maisy or masy,whichever spelling you will use,will bring lots of light into your life.Lets hope so,you so deserve it.I can see her on your knee now being pampered, Heeeee.Have a lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Love you Kath xx

  8. What a lovely celebration you have had. We have been watching some of it on TV over here. I wish I could have been there with you. It sounds delightful. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs, Lura

  9. Hi Sybil ,our church is called Thomas a Beckett too ,your celebations sound wonderful I look for ward to seeing the flower displays ,I was'nt able to to partcipate in any of our towns celebrations After my nephew's wedding I have been 'struck down' by a chest infection ,and am waiting for the antibiotics to kick in ,I look forward to reading about Maisie ,when she arrives and seeing her pictures Jan xx.

  10. Aw I am so excited for you Sybil dear. Just another week and you will have Maisie there with you. How lucky that she is going to such a lovely home. This pic of her is just too cute. I laughed how you picked out the name just prefect.
    My outside cat had babies on April 22nd and before I could find them and help hide them a animal got all but one. Now I have it in the big bathroom trying to figure out what I am going to do with it.
    If I put it out something will get it but I can't have it in the bathroom forever. haha
    I loved the celebrations your beautiful country had for the Queen.
    The smile box you sent me was the best. I felt like I was there watching it.
    How nice that your church had a lovely celebration of flowers for the event. They were beautiful! Love the creation from the kids
    Everytime I read about you and Mary I feel that you two live in such a magical place. It sounds so lovely. I do wish I could see it one day. Who knows I might get too you never know.
    Today I have been taking it easy because it rained all night and it is too wet to really do much outside. I am having fits though trying to do my washing the durn washing machine is not draining right and this is making Ms Pearl visit today. lol
    Well I have wrote too much for a comment but I always love coming by here and reading your post.
    Take care sweet Sybil and tell Mary hello. You too enjoy your Sunday

  11. It sounds like you have had the 'best of times' over the festivities Sybil! I can't wait to see the photos too! I love looking at other people's photos. It always feels like a special treat for me for someone else to drive me around too. Especially as Bryan doesn't drive. You get to see things you never can see when you are driving. It's another world out there...isn't it? lol It is lovely to come by for a visit. It is rare for me to be on line these days but I am so glad to have been able to have a catch up with you again. Take care and don't forget to give wee Maisy a gentle cuddly duddly from me when you get her.
    Hugs and kisses to you and Mary.

    Love Jeanie xxxxxxxx

  12. Hi honey how are you? Just sitting here thinking of you wondering if you have gotten your sweet baby yet. Can't wait for you to write about Maise.
    Thanks for coming by today I always love hearing from you.
    Love ya