Saturday 18 September 2010


Spring Bulbs
It was my birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day.  Dad came to visit which was great ( I do miss him!) and we nipped to Homebase to spend some of my birthday money.  I bought lots of spring-flowering bulbs and some pots to plant them in.  I got tulips, daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops and if all goes according to plan the garden will get its first splash of colourful floweriness in about February.

I've gained another wonderful recipe book.  Chris gave me a copy of 'The Great British Book Of Baking' which accompanies the BBC's The Great British Bake Off.  The book is superb and I think we've decided on which recipe will be tried out first.

I received lots of cards, both paper and electronic, from my lovely customers so thank you very much to everyone who contacted me with birthday tidings.

I will do the drawing for the Lonelies giveaway either tonight or tomorrow so do check back to see if you're the winner .....

Have a fab weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday for yesterday Laura! Glad you had such a lovely day - hope your weekend is just as lovely!

  2. I am so tempted to buy that book myself, but I am terrible with recipe books - I tend to drool over the pictures more than actually attempting them myself! :D

    So glad to hear you had a nice birthday - I hope we get to see photos of the blooms next spring!

  3. Happy birthday! That sounds like a lovely day:)
    Hope to see the flowers when they're all in bloom.

  4. Sorry to be in late dear Laura, but "joyeux anniversaire", happy birthday to you.

  5. Wonderful time of year: there you are, planting gorgeous spring bulbs and here I am planting summer bulbs and flowers for my summer coming soon! I do think that bulbs are quite the most wonderful invention - no particular attention and then the most wonderful colours and scents. My hyacinths are out so while I weed I get a drift of scent every so often. The weather is mild, even though we still have heaps of snow in the mountains a couple of hours away. I know because I go up there as often as I can over winter. My cats think that padding around in the garden while I plant and feed and weed is the business. My fingers are now officially crossed, many times over, for the draw for your divine lovelies. Just watched one of your demos again and I can't wait to get back in the studio and give the wavy line a whirl! And if I do I will certainly show you what came out. Keep on keeping on, lovely to hear (even though it is only read, it has a voice) your newsy blog. Happy Birthday for Friday, wish I could bring you and your Chris some rhubarb cake I made today. (My Chris is in the other room.) Greetings from near Canberra down under.

  6. Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Be allways as you are: so creative!

  7. Happy Birthday Laura! I'm glad you had a good day. Shouldn't Chris bake you a cake from the book (birthday and all that)?

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Laura! You will have to take photos of the finished recipe you choose to bake! Love your flower choices, espeically the daffodils. Have a great weekend!

  9. Happy Birthday Laura and greeting from Indonesia. I'm so glad to find your blog. May your always be the best

  10. hey gorgeous! HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAY!!

    Birthday money spends are always more special than any other kinda spends (except wedding spends!) somehow the "love" you feel from the things you get is more than just the usual feelings of love for said items ;o)

    How fab will your Spring garden look....definitely an uplifting moment at the end of a gloomy winter period.

    Am loving the bake off series....most of the bakes look SO scrummy I can almost "taste" them through the tv screen, can't wait to see what you create ;o)

    Have a fab weekend


    hello gorgeous xxx

  11. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to yoooooooo -
    glad it was a good one. It's very exciting to see the first tip of a bulb poke through the soil - hopefully you'll have lots of spring colour!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday Laura. Didn't you do well? Enjoy all of your pressies.

  13. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day. Look forward to seeing pics of your bulbs in flower in feb!


  14. A most happy birthday! I hope you got some cake!

  15. OH no I missed your birthday happy happy belated birthday girl, I wish you the best of best years ever, in your new home with Chirs, with your garden and all the goodies in your life, I wish too that someday I could sit in your house again & eat your yummy bake goods...I know whatever you bake from the book will be delicious...
    miss you much...
    lots of love, say hi to your dad for me too...

  16. Accetti auguri retroattivi? Allora HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!!!!!!!
    Kiss. Ros

  17. Happy Happy Birthday !

    Your garden will be the gift that keeps on giving, what a lovely way to spend your birthday money.

    Best wishes,

  18. birthday ????
    hey laura ;)
    i wish you the best things in life for ever . . . love and health, aaaaaaaaaand ??? ,
    yupp . . . glassbeads ;)))



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