Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Busy, busy week

What a busy, busy week! We’ve been to Wales and now we’re back! We’ve been visiting my sister-in-law in her amazing cottage in the side of a mountain with its steep drive and terraced lawns, damp with dew and steep enough to whisk your feet from beneath you. I’m a city girl at heart.

Now it’s time for apple and honey and 

Happy New Year messages to everyone. 

Let’s hope it’s a sweet and healthy one.

And soon it’ll be time for our virtual Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee MorningI hope you’re getting your Coffee Morning Fancy Dress Outfits ready. I’ve got mine all sorted and hanging in my virtual wardrobe. There’ll be awards for the most original outfits. You can describe them to me when you arrive any time between Friday 30th September and Sunday 2nd October... and don’t forget to bring your Coffee Morning Jokes with you.

Of course, there is a more serious side to the event. The MacMillan nurses were there for Mum in those last few weeks and that’s why we (me and my sister, Hilary) have set up a Frances Denning memorial page through JustGiving so that people can donate. You can find it at and all donations go directly to MacMillan Cancer Support. Friends have already started donating. You don’t have to wait. to unpack the suitcases. What a busy, busy week!


  1. Oh joy I can go to a virtual coffee morning, in spangly tights, and then a real one!

  2. We've got to bring jokes?! Seriously though, sounds like a wonderful idea - the MacMillan nurses do a fantastic job.

    The cottage sounds great. I'm a city girl too, but countryside is good, sometimes - yes?

  3. I can't wait for the virtual coffee and all the outfits. Gorgeous picture from Wales!

    Happy New Year to you and your family, enjoy the holiday. And the apple and honey! :)

  4. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Wales! What a beautiful photo! Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Julie

  5. Wales is beautiful. We're hopefully moving there in a couple of years (although probably not to a mountain), and I can't wait!

  6. Looking forward to the party - hoping you raise lots of money!

  7. What a gorgeous pic! And a virtual Coffee Morning is a brilliant idea. My Mum had great Macmillan support at the end too (she had a Macmillan doctor as well as nurses - I hadn't heard of that before).

  8. My mum and dad almost moved to Wales when I was a young chap. You must have had a lovely time

    Duncan In Kuantan

  9. Welcome back! Is that an actual photo of where you visited? Holy cow, that's beautiful!

  10. Gorgeous photo of the view from your sister's house. I am a country girl, always have been. I will pop back over the weekend to join in on the coffee morning.


    Hi Ros .. delighted you had a lovely time away at your Sister-in-Law's .. the views must be glorious across those Welsh hills ..

    Today is MacMillan Coffee Morning day .. we do various things down here for various charities .. and I did note your Foundation for your mother - I think that's a lovely gesture .. and I'll be there for you soon ..

    cheers for now - perhaps the unpacking's finished and it's time for a slice of fresh bread, butter and honey together with a an apple straight from its tree? & a cup of tea perhaps!

    Enjoy being home - Hilary

  12. Rosalind, that's a lovely pic!

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