Sunday, 24 March 2013


A bouquet with roses and freesias. Summer in a vase. What could be lovelier? Today is bitterly cold and gloomy once more, my spirits are low but I am thinking ahead to brighter and better days.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to receive the Linden Grove Newsletter.  I hope you have received them?  If you have then you would have known that I was going to be doing a giveaway and that if you put a smiley face :-) at the end of the post I would enter you twice!

I wrote all the names down and before I drew out the winning name from my spotty Laura Ashley mug I said a little mantra to myself to guide me to the chosen winner...................................who was Rosie!  I will be in touch Rosie to find out what you would like as your gift.

I will leave you with a little quote to ponder on;

 "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
-  Hal Borland  

*If you have subscribed to the newsletter and haven't received it yet could you please let me know?.  If you have received it could you let me know also?   There seems to be some 'teething' troubles in getting the newsletter out to you which will hopefully get sorted.


Rose Fern said...

Congrats Rosie! What a positive quote!Maybe you should focus more on it Simone...spring will come!

Rose Fern said...

Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosie said...

What a lovely surprise, Simone - I haven't had a newsletter yet but I usually end comments with a smilie - thank you so much, I'll be in touch with you soon:)

Lisa said...

Beautiful flowers!
Happy birthday Simone.
Lisa x

rusty duck said...

A lovely bouquet and a very happy birthday!!
I'm investing a lot of hope in that quote too.

sharon said...

Sending you simple gifts for your special day:

Rosie said...

My head is all over the place today! Happy Birthday, Simone. Hope you are having a lovely day:)

Paula said...

What beautiful flowers Simone. It's very gloomy, wet and cold here too it seems Winter will never end I'll try to keep your quote in mind.

Unfortunately I can't open your newsletter, it seems I don't have the required program to be able to see it which is a shame.

Paula said...

I forgot to say Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy your day.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love that quote, we had better weather today although still very cold!
I got an email from you but with no attachment so I didn't know about the smiley face.
Wishing you a very happy birthday Simone, your flowers are beautiful. :)
V xxx

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Gorgeous flowers:) Hope you had a wonderful birthday Simone♥ Well done Rosie on winning the giveaway:)

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Happy Birthday Simone and what a beautiful bouquet. I have received your lovely Newsletter - meant to email you sooner but given the last one which was a fake I thought you might not want to open an email from me!

Judy Hartman said...

Oh, Simone, I do hope you had a wonderful birthday! These flowers are so beautiful - a reminder that spring will be here before long. I have not received your newsletter yet, but I'm sure you'll get the problems ironed out soon.
Congratulations to Rosie, a lucky girl!! xx

Helen Philipps said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Simone, and a wonderful year ahead. Lovely flowers, such a joy!
Helen x

millefeuilles said...

Happy belated birthday Simone and, just as importantly, a very peaceful year ahead with many joys. A beautiful boquet and a most heartening quotation.