Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Days to remember ....

 
Friday was a big day.
Our little Beth Graduated from Bournemouth University after 4 years of hard work,
( and a teensy bit of partying too ! )
It seems like only yesterday that we were dropping her off for her first day,
all of us anxious but excited at what lay ahead.
With Meg Graduating last year and Beth this year we are two very, very proud parents.
 
 
Beyond proud.
 
 
 This week it was my turn to do the Church flowers again,
especially thought provoking with it being Remembrance Sunday.
 
 
There's something very special about spending a peaceful hour or so
quietly arranging flowers in such beautiful surroundings.
 
 
 I would have loved to have had a profusion of poppies
but instead I bought roses in varying shades of red that allowed me to
make a display that had the deep reds at the bottom working up to
an orangey red sunset at the top.
 
With the 11th November on Tuesday and this year seeing the centenary of the
First World War there is so much to be remembered as we go about our daily lives.
We owe so much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your lovely daughter!

    Your church flowers are beautiful and you are so right...we owe so much.

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  2. Congratulations to Beth!! Your flowers are beautiful, a wonderful combination of remembrance and autumn together. We will never forget. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, will pass your congrats on to Beth xx

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  3. What a beautiful photo of you all, and many congratulations to Beth. The world is now her oyster. The church flowers are exquisite, well done you. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ, you have a good week too, xx

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  4. Congratulations to your lovely daughter Kate and wishing her the very best for the future. Your flowers for the church are beautiful.
    Jane xx

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  5. Ohh Kate what a wonderful day you must have had you all looked very happy and Beth certainly looks like her mum doesn't she....

    I watched the remembrance service on Saturday evening and that was very emotional I am very lucky that Alex came home and is now safe back on home soil. I haven't had a chance to get down to see the poppies but some of my colleagues have and the photographs they have shown me have been out of this world.

    Mitzi

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    1. Oh Mitzi, I'm sure you say a quiet thank you every single day, the remembrance ceremony and service was so moving wasn't it ?
      Poor Beth looking like her Mum ! xx

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  6. Congratulations to your daughter!

    Beautiful church flowers. The display of poppies at the Tower is just amazing isn't it?

    have a good week x

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    1. Thank you Maggie, yes I would love to have seen the Tower of London display, it was so breathtaking wasn't it ? K x

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  7. Your flower arrangement looks amazing and congrats to your daughter, a very proud Mummy and Daddy x

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  8. Congratulations to you all !
    Your church flowers are beautiful - so evocative of autumn, and thanks for sharing your poppy
    pics - we really do owe so much to so many.

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    1. Thank you Janey, and thanks for dropping by, K x

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  9. What a lovely photo Kate, you look so proud :) And big congrats to your daughter :)
    Your Remembrance flowers are beautiful.
    We shall remember them.
    Jill

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  10. Hi Kate-hey many congratulations to your daughter-graduation day, a truly joyous occasion.
    Your flowers look amazing.
    No more Downton Kate-sad times eh.
    Have a lovely week.
    Helen

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    1. Sad times indeed Helen - what will we do on a Sunday evening now ?!
      K x

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  11. Beautiful job with the flowers Kate. Gorgeous black and white graduation photo too; genuine joy on your faces :)

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  12. It's lovely when all the hard work pays off. I feel very proud when I look at my three's graduation photos as I guess you do with your two. Your flowers look lovely, so talented. L Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne, to be honest I cant believe they are all getting to that age ! K x

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  13. Congratulations to Beth! You must be so proud of your girls.

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  14. Many congratulations to Beth, that is wonderful! That first photo is lovely, you look so proud and everyone looks really happy. And your local church is very pretty - it reminds me a lot of the one I attended as a child and was married in. :-) xx

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    1. Thank you Gillian, it was a very happy day all round ! K xx

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  15. Congratulations to Beth, she must be chuffed to bits and you must all be so proud of both your clever girls!
    Wonderful church flowers Kate, the colours are lovely and just perfect for the occasion.
    Gill xx

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  16. Hugest congratulations to Beth. Happy days!

    Love that pic in your last post of the dogs and the, um, indoor garden!

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  17. Well done and congratulations to Beth. What a lovely photo. It is such a happy time! The church flowers you arranged are beautiful, and perfect for the occasion with the red roses. I can imagine the calm and peaceful atmosphere there as you worked on the flowers.....very special.
    Helen xox

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