Friday, 21 June 2013

And the days get shorter................

Anniversary Rose

Its the longest day today.  It is also our 33rd Wedding Anniversary.  Thirty Three years ago at midday at Southend Registrar Office with close friends and relatives Alex and I got married.  When we go to the local Farmers Market later we will pop into a card shop and go and buy cards for each other, how organised is that?

Do you remember this lovely yellow display it looks so sad now.

But now the the Elderflowers are in full bloom.  Does anyone have a tried and tested simple Elderflower Cordial recipe?  
Everything is so late this year.

This Blackbird with long worm in its beak has searched out breakfast for his three children

I risked being attacked by the parent birds and the razor sharp leaves of the Yucca and thorns on Bramble to take a picture of the nest, I'llleave them alone now, but I will look out for the fledglings next I don't want them to be abandoned now.

Click on this picture and I have pointed them out

I have been creating too!


  1. How lovely to have blackbirds nesting...I hope they all make it. Seems like they have picked a great thorny spot to make thier nest.

  2. Congratulations to you and Alex, Julie! I love that you are taking the anniversary so sweetly and casually. On our 40th we went out for fish and chips at a pub on the Jurassic coast. Just being alone together happy in each other's company after all these years.

    Though I am wondering whether Alex will play musical hits from 1980(?) all day, via one of his retro radios? Cx

  3. Congrats on your anniversary, it goes so quickly doesn't it, we were 31 years this year. I will send you the elderflower recipe I use.

  4. Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved Julie.............the longest day of the year you say, may have to start thinking about Christmas makes then, lol. xx

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversarry! Mine was 25 years on Tuesday!!! I want to make elderflower cordial too but I haven't got any glass bottles at the moment! x

  7. Oops I'm a little late in the day but would like to send you both happy anniversary wishes!

  8. Happy wedding anniversary and thank you for becoming my 200th follower! I'd love to follow you too ...

    Love Claire xx

  9. Happy Anniversary. I hope you had a lovely day.

  10. Happy Wedding Anniversary Julie!
    Your Elderflower looks beautiful...I've never made cordial but would love to hear about it if you do!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

  11. A very Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you enjoy your day!


  12. Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary! Love the gorgeous rose, and the blackbird's nest!
    Have a great weekend.
    Helen x

  13. Happy anniversary wishes to you both, a stunning rose

  14. Happy anniversary julie 33 years wow!

  15. (A little belatedly) Happy Anniversary!!!

    Anne at Life in Mud Spattered Boots has a great elderflower cordial recipe :)


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