Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Such a wonderful August

Well my last Blog update showed me having fun in London - and the fun and joy continued!  Our first grandchild Minnie Hamilton May was born on Wednesday 13th August weighing 9lbs 1oz.
Isn't she gorgeous - I am totally besotted!
Dot and Maarten are just wonderful parents.
I had the most special fun 12 days in London as you can imagine.  And the sightseeing continued:  I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace:  amazing, I felt so proud of our Royal Family:
Standing in the Palace gardens and looking back at the building:  so much history and significant events have taken place inside those walls.
Rod came up from Devon and we walked miles through London - the best way to see our Capital City:
We kept coming across these benches:  aren't they fun!:
We had fun staying at Fran and Angelo's house and looking after MiuMiu:
The Sunday flower market in Columbia Road was great: and this area is full of great places to eat and wonderful interesting unusual shops:
And round the corner I found my favourite London Street name!:
Fran still has the first quilt I ever made, back in 1981!  I made this using Liberty prints - and although it has worn thin and has a few bald patches, I think it still looks pretty good for a first attempt!:
Now I am back in Devon, missing my London life!  But we have just had a lovely relaxing holiday weekend with Robbie and Nisha here.  We had another delicious Sunday lunch at the River Cottage Canteen in Plymouth, and although very wet and damp yesterday we enjoyed curling up by the fire and watching DVD's!  Summer is definitely over down here, but we are hoping for a beautiful September in the Tamar Valley.  I now need to get back into my Studio and find my rotary cutter and get back to being productive.  I have missed my Bernina!  I have quilts to make!
I will leave you with one more picture of Minnie:
Thank you for stopping by and sharing my news.


  1. What a wonderful post filled with happiness! Congratulations!

  2. Huge congratulations on your new grandchild! She is adorable! I bet you are so thrilled! Thanks for sharing all the sights of London. I so want to go there someday. Love those benches! The kitty you house sat for is a pretty kitty too! Enjoy that granddaughter of yours!

  3. New to your blog...just found it through your sweet sister. Your grandaughter is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing pictures of your time in London....England is on my dream bucket list! Your quilts are beautiful!!