Sunday, 6 May 2012

Up and Down Week

Can't make out whether we are in Autumn or Spring, although for me I have spent most of the week here!!!
I suddenly came down with a virus and as much as I tried bed was the only answer, really annoying as I had so much to do, but when I did feel better and on a bright day I ventured into the garden to see how my garden was getting on.  The wisteria has started to flower

 and the cherry tree agains the wall is now coming into blossom.
  The greenhouse is also progressing although not as quick as I would like,

 and after taking the photos I managed to fall over with my camera in hand, luckily the camera survived and I got away with just some grazes.  I must have looked so elegant!!
But it was a lovely day and so nice to see the sunshine
I have spent most of the day getting ready for another fair in Topsham in Devon so if any of you live in the area I would love to meet you.
Now I am going to let you into a secret since November I have been on a diet (or healthy eating campaign) and I have lost nearly 4 stone I can't tell you what a difference it has made to me and so lovely to choose small sizes from my favorite places and my first new outfit
 (ready for our little holiday next week) is a lovely Jacket and Skirt from Toast, along with a top and plimsolls from Brora, I was hoping for a lovely sunny day to wear them when we visit the Decorative Living Fair in Tunbridge Wells run by Caroline Zoob this Thursday but I just don't think it is going to happen some how, but I might just wear it anyway.

So its off to Kent next week so when I return hope to let you know how the fair went and our holiday!
So sorry I have not visited your lovely blogs this week, but promise I will do so very soon.


  1. Hello Jill

    Sorry to hear you are under the weather and wishing you a speedly recovery. Visiting your garden must have given you a boost. Congratulations on your major success with diet. That is quite an accomplishment. Well done.

    Have a glorious week

    Helen xx

  2. Oh well done on your weight loss, that's excellent. Lovely photos. I have my dreaded essay to be in this Thursday and can't wait to get back into blogging and using my new camera. Patricia

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  4. I'm so impressed that you lost 4 stone! I've been on a diet too and so far have lost a stone and a half.Still got more to lose.How did you manage to lose it all so quickly! Hope you have recovered fully from your nasty virus.
    Have a great time at the Fair and on holiday! :0)

  5. I hope your felling better. Good for you losing all that weight, that s what I have to do.

  6. Milly from NZ7 May 2012 at 01:25

    I love hearing about the fairs you go to. As I am visiting England again in July/August, can you tell me where you find out about the fairs that are on? Would love to go to one. Congratulations on the weight loss-good on you!

  7. Wonderful achievement on your weight loss. You must feel chuffed to bits! I need to lose quite a bit too and funnily enough, started my new eating plan this morning. Very determined now to be slim again.

    You wisteria is lovely - I also have some in the back garden and it's beautiful - lovely plant.

  8. Le Printemps nous rend "folles" de jardins !!!
    Je suis la première à succomber !

  9. Hello Jill,
    I'm so sorry to hear you have been poorly and hope that you will be feeling much better soon.
    Very well done on your weight loss too.
    Have a great time in Kent,
    All best, Essie x

  10. So sorry to hear that you've had a virus Jill! However, what a wonderful sight it must have been to recover to the blossoming of your lovely wisteria and cherry trees! Mind you, the glimpse of your cosy bed with the vintage eiderdown looks so pretty that I would probably have milked a few more days in there - hopefully you had lots of magazines, books and some hot drinks delivered via waiter service - lol!
    Your weight loss is an incredible achievement - well done! The outfits will look gorgeous - I'm sure that you will have a wonderful holiday, and re: your comment on my blog - yes, I do think that we have VERY similar taste in interiors - I want your eiderdown! Paula xx

  11. So sorry to hear you're under the weather Jill. Thank you again for stopping by. Your greenhouse is lovely. I love your wisteria. It reminds me of my grandparents. They had the most magnificent wisteria in their yard.

  12. Sorry to hear you havn't been well, nasty horrible things.

    Hope you are on the mend soon.

  13. Sorry to hear you have been poorly hope you are feeling well again soon,congratulations on your fantastic weight loss you have done brill.Take care of your self.Love Jill xx

  14. It must be divine to have a greenhouse and it looking like that!

    Love your posts, can't get enough of them.

    Have a wonderful trip and get well soon.

  15. Hi Jill, Love your blog. Not so impressed with the shocking photo of me in your pics from South Moulton ! ha! OMG! Crash diet here I come.
    Hope to see you at a fair again soon xx

    Good luck in Kent

  16. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  17. Thank you for your comment.. we didn't do Shepton as fancied a change of scene in Farnham! See you at Eridge.. flowery wellies might be the most suitable footwear! Well done on the weight loss... I am on a similar mission! xx

  18. Four stone is an amazing achievement. I suspect you'd have gone down harder a few months ago so there's always a silver lining (sorry couldn't resist). Hope you weren't too badly bruised!
    I love the close up photos of your garden - very stylish.
    Good luck with the show.
    Teresa x

  19. Wow well done you 4 stone loss is amazing! Oh and chance for a new wardrobe is fantastic...... Lovely photos!

    Take care


  20. Hi Jill,

    I hope the fair in Tunbridge Wells was a great success.

    Wish you lots of fun next week and Pippa's! Such a shame we won't meet and have a cup of tea together.

    Before I forget...loosing for stone is quite something. Congratulations!! The clothes you bought look lovely!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  21. WOW, four stone.... WELL DONE Jill! I really do need to stop eating cake.
    Good luck with the fair & your holiday.

    Lou xxx

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