Sunday, July 3, 2011

That was a month, that was!!!!!

Hello all my faithful and patient followers. I am feeling a little guilty that I tell you at the end of May that I will be updating soon and it is July before I get around to it. However I have a reasonable excuse and I know that I will not forget June 2011 in hurry.
To bring you all up to date, as many of you will not know, I had to fly off to the UK in a rush as my mother died rather unexpectedly, on June 2.  I had not seen my mother or been back to England for 13 years, so the whole trip was quite emotional on a number of levels. However, the beauty of England never ceases to amaze me and at that level was most inspiring. My family comes from the heart of Sussex and lives on a hundred acre farm which consists of  about 60 acres of working grain farm and 40 acres of woodland, which, in spring, comes alive with bluebells and primroses. The area teams with wildlife of course, and within the first couple of days I had seen squirrels, a family of pheasant, (daddy, mummy and 2 babies), a couple of foxes, a young deer frolicking through the oats ... .well you get the idea.  Unfortunately I didn't get many landscape photos, but I will pop 2 on here that I took of a couple of fields.
Overlooking a field of young corn to the woods on one side:

and looking over a field of young oats on the other
with a footpath between the 2 that leads through the farm to the village.  It is wonderful being able to go back 'home' and stay in such beautiful tranquil surroundings, listening to the sounds of the English songbirds.  It makes one not want to come back to the noise and bustle of the city.
My mother is buried in the village churchyard surrounded by trees, with birds singing and overlooking a field with grazing sheep.  It is such a beautiful, peaceful spot and I know if she had picked where she wanted to buried, she would have picked it for herself.

Moving on.  I arrived home to a sick daughter, who, incidently, turned 18 while I was away, and decided to develop a raging temperature withing 24 hours of me getting home ... thank you sweetpea for saving your sickness for mum .... and passed it on to me, though I didn't get whatever-it-was as badly as she did, though combined with jetlag did make me feel pretty grotty.

Then to top it off, I find that Google, in their wisdom (or is that stupidity) had messed around with one of their accounts, of which I, in this instance, am unfortunate to have as it had never supported blogger before. It was set up in a different account but using the same email address, which Google now decided to separate. To cut a long story short so I don't bore you to tears, they requested that I update and move my blog so that I can use it with my account. Does it work? No!!! Everytime I log in it tells me that I am not the author of any blogs and would I like to create one. Huh!!! So I then have to set up a new email address so I can access my blog.  I am telling you all this incase there is anything different about my blog that you notice, (maybe the email or blog address?), and wonder why.  However, now that I am able to access my account again, I will try and update a little more consistently as I know I have been rather remiss recently.


Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Terri, so sorry to hear about your mum & your long & heavy month. The English country side is certainly beautiful & the view from Mum's resting place is just blissful. I hope you & the Sweetpea are all better now too. Google & Blogger have certainly been having their ups & downs (mostly downs!) with many bloggers voicing troubles. Here's to July being full of sewing & only good surprises for you. Tracee xx

Quilt Kitty said...

Me again. It just took me 10 minutes of trying, a search in blogger help & a change to my internet settings to finally get to post. Accord to the blogger help I needed to go to Internet Options / Privacy / Advanced & Allow Third Party Cookies. Mine said they were allowed but I said override & clicked on the same again & then I could post. Just in case this helps anyone else. They also said that comments were still working for those who have pop up comments form rather than embedded so maybe that is worth a try too. Tracee xx

Vanilla Rose Home and Body Escentuals...Naturally said...

HI Tracee, thanks for the time and effort you put in. I have just changed my settings from embedded to pop up so I hope that helps. I wish Google had sorted out all these issues before making these changes ... it really is a pain. Terri xx

Shirlwin said...

Hi Terri, your description of your original home sounds absolutely peaceful and beautiful. Your Mum will rest in peace in surroundings well known to her.
I hope the 'bug' passed on to your by your daughter is on the improve ... no doubt jeg lag didn't help!Hope DD is recuperating well.
Lovely to have you back.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pic, Terri. The countryside looks so pretty! Your Mother's final resting place does look very peaceful and serene. I would have loved all the wild animals you got to see. :)

suzie said...

The view is beautiful Terri. You certainly had a lot of catching up to do and lots of walking down memory lane.

Hope your daughter is over her bug and you haven't caught it. There is nothing to compare to a mother's hand when you are sick.