Friday, 4 September 2015


And here we are at the first Friday of September in 2015!

So what positive moments have the last 7 days had in store for us, well a long bank holiday weekend is always a positive isn't it.  In fact spending the day with said 14 year old last Friday creating more vintage flowers was pretty awesome.

Next happy grateful is spontaneous activities, hubby was planning the weekend and noticed that Chatsworth had been open Friday and Saturday evenings over the summer period and last Friday and Saturday were the last evenings they were doing it.  So with only an hour to spare (and an hour to get there), we grabbed coats and walking shoes/boots and headed out.

We had an idyllic evening, wandering the gardens, getting a pre-view of the Beyond Limits sculptures, getting to see a beautiful sunset and basically having an awesome family trip out!

Said 14 year old making the most of the Cascade not working to take great photos!

All 3 of us, sat on the Cascade which is usually flowing with water

One of the great sculptures

That sunset!

Look at the pretty sky!

And the house all lit up!

Having the coffee shop open so we could grab a warm drink and having a good journey home was also a positive!

Saturday saw us having a jaunt out to Brodsworth, I love this photo, very typical English country scene don't you think!

Lovely gardens

And even the flag waving in the breeze made us smile!

PJ day on Monday was very welcome, and then before we knew it back to work, a good week overall but very tiring.

Said 14 year old returning to school on Thursday for his first day in year 10 - time is literally flying by at a merry old pace.

Other grateful's include sitting and working on mini art quilts, great fun and quite therapeutic.

And that my lovely people will be your lot this week, I hope you've had a great week and have lots of positives to look back on and appreciate, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, come back and link up so we can come and visit.  The therapy of clocking positive moments in life really has a positive effect on your outlook - so why not give it a whirl!


  1. Love the Chatsworth pictures - the sunset was spectacular (but what a setting for a sunset!) and Brodsworth looks amazing too. Said 14 year old is growing fast - he looks much taller in this week's photos, I think.

  2. Beautiful photos Virginia. That evening sky is fabulous - what super colours.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Toni xx

  3. Those flowers are so pretty Virginia. And of course, I love the sunset pics, especially the reflection in the water. I´m glad you managed your evening out. Unplanned outings are such fun. That big coloured leaf sculpture is rather good. I hope year ten is a good one for the lad. Hugs. Kate x

  4. Love those flowers!...and the church photo in back and white, with added "snow" would make beautiful Christmas cards :D XXX

  5. Looks like you've had a great week, Virginia!

    I love spontaneous trips and they always make me slightly giggly - like I'm doing something a little bit naughty :D