Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Photo Update The Ritz

 Sadly I am still unable to upload the photos from The Ritz .  On a more positive note I received a beautiful record of the occasion from my daughter.  A beautiful album of precious photos in one place, treasured memories.  So that I could share with you I have taken some photos of the photos.  








It was certainly an event that will evoke some lovely memories for a long time to come, cherished memories of a gift given with love.

The pots at the front of the cottage have been refreshed, giving the stone walls a little hug.  A patch of colour added to the white painted wall with solar lights added here and there.  A cottage that gives us so much protection from the elements and is so loved in return.








The herbs are starting there journey, poking through the soil and re-emerging after a stormy few months of dormant sleep.  We have started some extra ones off from seed that are almost ready to be planted into the herb garden tyres.  I love to grow, cut and dry these versatile plants for Winter soups and casseroles.  The vegetable garden is looking a little sorry at the moment but I am hoping Gerard will be able to potter a little more now that a treatment plan is in place for me.  I will start palliative chemotherapy treatment next Tuesday.  This should help to keep me comfortable, it is not a cure.  I am thankful and certainly hopeful that it may give me some extra time with my beautiful family.

As always I feel blessed by your visit and your uplifting comments.

See you soon.
 

28 comments:

  1. Your girls are lovely and so thoughtful. What a nice memory book. The plants look happy and add a spot of color and cheer. 🪴

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  2. What a lovely trio of daughters you have. The memory book is a treasure. Adding flowers always brightens up a spot. Praying that your treatments go well.

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  3. I'm so happy that your daughter gifted you such lovely photos of your special day with them at the Ritz! Your flowers look so pretty against your white cottage. Such a cute cement pot in the shape of a shoe! And your lady bug stones are so joyous to see. Sending hugs and prayers for good days ahead.

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  4. Your girls are so lovely and what a beautiful memory book of such a special day. Lovely pots of flowers too - your cottage looks delightful . My things in pots are mostly still at the leaves stage (apart from Tulips).

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  5. What a beautiful album, cherished photos of your very special lovely daughters and a happy day.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing those lovely photos of your trip. The pots are beautiful - bursting with colour and joy. Well done x

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  7. What a great time you and your lovely daughters must have had. Wonderful memories created.
    The various pots of flowers and herbs look very healthy and vigorous. Good news that a plan is in place to give you as much help as possible. Blessings.

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  8. The photo book is excellent, what a fantastic time you all had in your finery. It looks sunny where you are with all your pots soaking it up. Your ladybirds are wearing well too. Good luck with the treatment, hope it goes well. x

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  9. That photo book is wonderful. I loved seeing your adventure and also all the photos of your plants. I haven't managed to start any pots yet. Best wishes for your treatment.

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  10. I loved seeing your adventure and also all the photos of your plants.7. (شركة نقل عفش بمكة )

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  11. Those are such beautiful pots of flowers and herbs. I especially like the pop of color of the purple one against the white wall. So pretty and cheerful after a long winter of storms.
    The Ritz tea is something you and your girls will always remember and cherish together. So much beauty. (You and your girls).
    I'm glad a plan of treatment has been devised that will allow you to have pain-free quality time with your lovely family.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  12. How special that your daughter made you a photo memory book of the occasion! It is every bit as glamourous and fabulous as I expected! What an amazing tea party and how wonderful you could all enjoy it together. Your flowers are lovely and I will be praying that your care plan brings you comfort and more time with your family.

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  13. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your special day and your beautiful plants. God bless.

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  14. Oh you do have three daughters! :) Three lovely daughters. Tea at The Ritz looks absolutely wonderful. What sweet girls you have to plan this special trip for you. Your flowers and plants look so pretty against the white wall.

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  15. How sweet of the girls to gift you with those photos of a wonderful day full of precious memories.

    Your plants are growing nicely.

    God bless.

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  16. What a beautiful, thoughtful gift! I love your outdoor plants... they look so cheerful. I'm glad you have a treatment plan and I hope and pray that it provides much time with your family. ((hugs))

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  17. Beautiful photos. What a lovely beautiful gift and memories to treasure. Your pots are looking wonderful. I hope all the colour brightens up your day. Thinking of you. Stay strong xx

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  18. I’m glad your treatments will start soon and I hope they go well and allow you many happy times — like tea at The Ritz. Your pots of flowers and herbs are so pretty. I have pots of basil, dill, and chives that I use from in my cooking and salads just about every day. They are near my clothesline and I can’t resist rubbing a bit of basil between my fingers when I hang out laundry to just sniff!

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  19. Such a beautiful book of pictures of that most special day. The tea looks so amazing and you and your daughters so lovely. I am glad you have your treatment plan in place, my dear friend. You continue to inspire. Hugs and love!

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  20. You have a lovely and beautiful family who really care...
    Stay strong !
    Hug
    Anna

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  21. What a lovely trip for you and your girls, high tea at the Ritz, something for you all to joyfully remember. I hope the treatment works well and gives you much more cherished time with your family. I think of you often my friend, you are indeed an inspiration. You always have been in everything you do. XXXXX

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  22. Lovely photos of your trip, precious memories xx

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  23. I came over from my friends at The Frog and PenguINN to meet you. We already have several friends in common I see. I look forward to getting to know you and will be praying for you along with so many others.

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  24. What a lovely book of memories to cherish. Your cottage has brought to mind beach holidays and sunshine. Gentle hugs Lorraine. xx

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  25. lovely photos and memories! I hope your new treatment works out well for you, praying for you daily!!

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  26. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
    A big hug to you and the very best wishes to you.

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  27. Dear Lorraine, What brilliant photos and such a wonderful memento of your high tea at the Ritz with your girls. They have thought of everything! Those blooms outside your cottage really look lovely. How they stand out! I need a little solar lamp for my balcony garden! Amazon here I come :-) Hugs. Amanda x

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  28. Lorraine, the photo book your daughter made for you is so pretty! Your daughters are lovely and so are you! I am so glad you were able to be with them. Your plants are nice. Megan brought in some rosemary from her pot outdoors to put in pan when I was cooking pork chops for dinner last night. Good idea! I am finally able to comment on blogs again! It was something in my settings that needed changed. I am praying for your healing and health. One never knows what will happen in life but God is always with us! I hope your are able to see my posts as well, my friend!
    I had delicious Earl Greyer tea last week at Panera. I put some almond milk in bottom of cup, then an Earl Greyer tea bag, hot water, and one sweetener. YUM. God bless , Becky

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