2011 was a busy year at Lavender Cottage. My husband ripped up the carpet to lay hardwood floor and we had a new countertop, backsplash, sink and tap put in the kitchen.
Being a tea granny, when daughter #2 saw a unique stage coach-looking tea wagon for sale, we bought it and found that they were supposedly made for Wells Fargo executives.
In April, just before Easter my mother passed away. She was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's for a number of years and didn't remember any of us. At least she's with my father again.
I was privileged to achieve two milestones as a freelance garden writer. My column, 'The Gardener's Corner' marked 10 years in The Innisfil Scope newspaper in June and by August, I'd churned out my 500th column. My logo as it appears at the top of each article...
This year we travelled to some basketball and volleyball games to see one of our twin granddaughters play. Cassandra is quite the athlete and wins many awards.
Topaz likes to stay with the grands Sam and Mia at their house and they don't mind his doggy kisses.
We managed to spend time with both daughters and families for the holiday, one on Christmas day and the other on boxing day.
In the summer I switched from a PC to a MacBook laptop and have to say I'm really pleased with the change. A little different to operate but well worth the extra money to buy and the support is excellent.
Today I finished an article for Footprints, the magazine I write for and had bought some fresh tulips and daffodils to photograph. So, I wish to share their beauty with you too my blogging friends; thank you for a great year of visits and your friendship. Welcome to new followers and thanks to those who have been following my blog for awhile.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!