Ten Things of Thankful

Hello everyone! So many things to be thankful this week.

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thank you for the full moon one clear evening

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… the roast chicken we cooked last night

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… the udon soup I had when I met my friend C in town

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… fresh sweet peas everyday … the more we pick them the more they flower

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… apples growing

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… and our grapes

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… don’t forget the chillies

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… managed to clean the aquarium with the solitary fish in it!

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… managed to get Him Indoors his birthday present

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Very thankful for all the blessing – mother’s health, HRH the son and beautiful K’s happy with their lives and of course, Him Indoors and I – we’re still together!

Have a great week everyone!

For: TToT: 6/29/2018Tell Me Something Good #114

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Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt Challenge 22 – “Shadows”

Spring with our shadows
Ladylee and Him Indoors
Winter with our shadows

Together we glow and grow
In mountains, seas and moors
Spring with our shadows

Things we care to know
Went through a lot of tours
Winter with our shadows

Sunshine, rain, wind and snow
Filling up and making our memoir
Spring with our shadows

We met thirty four years ago
Went through oceans and shores
Winter with our shadows

With health we’re aglow
You’re mine, I’m yours
Spring with our shadows
Winter with our shadows*

(c) ladyleemanila

* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

For: Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt Challenge 22Tell Me Something Good #113

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Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After

Today we celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary – yay!!! HRH the son and his beautiful K arrived yesterday and we are going to the fairy tale castle, Neuschwanstein this morning. In the evening we’re going to a posh Greek restaurant to celebrate it, the four of us! Tomorrow we invited some friends to be with us, too.

Wow, how time flies! To think that when we started we were both students or trainees, had moved from a studio in Birmingham, a maisonette with Mrs. Booth in Nottingham (we were on the top floor and every week we played cards with Mrs. Booth, bless her soul), a flat in Ramersdorf, a split house in Unterhaching, now a terrace house with a garden in the south of Munich. HRH the son was born two years after we moved to Germany and we have been living here for the last 28 years.

We’ve gone through thick and thin, through being fit and healthy to all the illnesses and now trying to be as healthy as possible. We’ve cried together, laughed a lot, sometimes ignored each other, accepted each other with all our quirks and idiosyncrasy, had a lot of tiffs, and so on. But at the end of it, we’re best mates, soul mates if there are such things and we don’t mind spending the rest of our lives together. Cheers everyone and thanks for letting us share our wedding anniversary with all of you.

Thirty two years of devotedness and love
All the experience and our adventure
With you it’s like a cooing of a dove
Together we try to find some answer

We’ve made our home and oh so contented
Our son and bride join us and tortoises
We’re grateful to all and feeling so blessed
Places we’ve visited give us real buzz

We’re so different and we argue sometimes
Each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies
We have created our own paradigms
One thing for sure, the day we always seize

(c) ladyleemanila

For: Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After, Tell Me Something Good #112

A lot of things to be thankful

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. We are in the middle of a great renovation so our house is a total mess at the moment. After 20 years, when everything in the kitchen seem to be falling apart, we’ve decided to have a new one. It’s when we cannot open and close the door of refrigerator without fear that it will fall on us, or that the exhaust vent produce this alarming noise and not sucking the air out and the work surface has burnt places and scratches. Time for a new one!

That’s the first thank you – thank you for the 20 years’ service of the old kitchen. We’ve spent a lot of times cooking, preparing, listening to radio, talking, arguing, baking, etc. When HRH the son was small, he loved helping me bake some brownies.

Talking of HRH the son, and his beautiful K, they celebrated their second wedding anniversary yesterday – congratulations and best wishes! They will be here to visit us next month so we are looking forward to seeing them again.

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Thank you for giving us nice spring weather, our flowers are blooming and the tortoises are happy eating their lettuce and dandelions.

Because we still don’t have a new kitchen, we have been cooking with just one burner camping cooker and an electric kettle so we’ve been testing our creativity as well as our patience to produce some meals. Thanks for testing us.

Sometimes, we go out for a meal, too and here are some of the food we’ve had.

Thank you for the holidays, glad we’ve got two weeks’ off because of Pentecost and spring break, we have time to sort out the mess, or to be in this mess while things are being done in the kitchen.

Thanks for the cycling trips we have been doing.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 5/25/18 ALL SEASONS – BUSY CHAIRSVisiting Clarion Alley in San FranciscoTell Me Something Good #109

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The moon, apple blossom and our garden

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. I don’t know when I took these photos of the moon one evening, but I’d like to share them with you.

“I’ll be with you in apple blossom time”

Our garden in May 🙂

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…FFF336 – OUR GARDEN, Skywatch Friday – 3 May 2018 Edition, Science Fair Activities and FunALL SEASONS – ITS MAY, Jo’s Monday walk : YSP revisitedTell Me Something Good #106Our World: 7 May 2018

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