Thursday, 30 May 2013

I'm back.....

... and raring to get blogging again.

I have so missed sharing my life with all my lovely blogging friends and can't wait to get writing again as well as reading and commenting on all your lovely posts. I'm so grateful to those of you who contacted me, wondering where I was and your concerns were gratefully received.



Thursday 30th May was the day that I was working towards - my module (and hopefully my degree course) would finally come to an end and the one thing that kept me going during these last six weeks. Stress mixed with sheer relief was how I felt when at last I sent my final essay off from my local post office (the lady must have thought I was a complete and utter nutter when I said I wanted a photo!! Three copies with appendices and bibliography amounting to around over 100 pages all in her hands.



I won't get my results until early August but for now I can just relax and get on with my life again.



Loads to talk about and things to say but for now just a few photos

I thought Spring had almost arrived a few weeks back - and then it turned again. I can't believe how cold it's been today.


The only good thing about all this rain we've been having is that everything is now looking green and lush in the parks and gardens.



 Our own garden is coming along in leaps and bounds too and we even managed to have a sneaky glass of wine in the late afternoon sun on Sunday








Our regular garden visitor popped in to see us too




Bye for now and be back again soon
x


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  1. Hi Patricia,
    Welcome back and congratulations for finishing your module. Hopefully you can now enjoy more space time as the summer heads towards us. The fox looks so close to your patio!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Hopefully that sun will shine again soon x

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  2. Hello Patricia its lovely to have you back! You can now relax a bit(!) and enjoy your garden and hopefully a long hot summer (being optimistic there!). I love your foxy visitor, we have foxes in the fields nearby but they havent been as close as that.

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    1. Thank you Anne - It's lovely to be back. Hope everything okay with you, been thinking of you.

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  3. Congratulations on finishing and welcome back! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Louise. it's good to be back.

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  4. Nice to have you back, have missed you. Well done on getting things finished. The weather is crazy atm, wet and miserable again today but as you say, the greens are looking very lush and healthy! x

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    1. Ah thanks a lot Suzy. Looking forward to catching up with everyone's posts now x

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  5. Congratulations on your finishing and I'll keep my fingers crossed.It's good to have you back..Thanks for sharing these wonderful and colourful photos with us.
    Hugs
    Erna x

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    1. Thank you Erna. It's so good to be back again and reading what's been going on in Blogland x

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  6. Lovely to have you back in blogland again - and well done for getting all your work completed and off. I have been wondering how you were getting on as I remembered that you were up to your eyes with your module. At least it is easier to study when it is bad weather, but hopefully now you have finished the sun will decide to pay us a visit.

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary, it's such a relief. Can't wait to see that sun shining now. x

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  7. How lovely to see your blog popping up in my reader, Patricia. I can almost feel your sense of relief and jubilation at having finished and sent off that final essay. Your flower photos are gorgeous and lend some welcome colour to these mostly grey days. Oh for some sustained sunshine..... Enjoy your new-found freedom from assignments. :-)

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    1. Thank you Perpetua, it's really good to be in the circle again and look forward to catching up on all the news. The sun would be good too!

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  8. Welcome back! Many congratulations on finishing your module. Let's hope for a glorious Summer to de-stress.
    June

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    1. Many thanks June, it's so good to be back. Now looking forward to seeing the sun again. Our foxy friend is getting rather saucy and arrives at all hours of the day and doesn't appear to be nervous of us humans either.

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  9. PS - Forgot to mention - love the fox photo.
    June

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  10. What a relief that must be for you, lovely spring time photos.

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    1. Yes a great relief and time to get going with the next Scavenger Hunt which I've missed.

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  11. Welcome back and congrats on finishing - well done you! Xx

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    1. Thanks a lot Gilly. Good to be back and looking forward to catching up with everyone.

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  12. I echo all thats been said before, well done and welcome back.
    Joy xx

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    1. Thank you Joy, it means a lot x

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  13. Well done and good luck with the result. xx

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    1. Thank you, it's going to be a long couple of months but looking forward to getting back to blogging now x

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  14. It is a wonderful feeling isn't it, being rid of that final essay. Hope you are able to relax a little now and don't keep feeling you should be doing something.

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    1. Such a relief DC and yes looking forward to relaxing and catching up with everyone now x

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  15. Welcome back. It must be lovely to have got that huge task out of your life! What are you going to do next? Jx

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    1. Thank you Jan. Just a bit of relaxation for the time being and then - who knows! x

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  16. Well done for finishing. More wine!

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  17. Ah thank you so much. More wine - now that's a good idea! x

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  18. Welcome back. I remember that feeling of utter relief when the last asignment is completed and sent off and the last exam is done. Let's hope that the sun will come out and you will be able to enjoy sitting and relaxing in your garden:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. Bring on summer!

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  19. Hello Patricia..
    You must be so relieved that you have finally finished... yippee.
    missed you.
    Your garden looks very welcoming, even if its a little dull.

    Patricia.. I have lost my blog..with blogger.. I spent now 1 half days trying to retrieve it.. I gave up.. google were asking for this and that. so I am now using bloglovin. I hope that you will follow me. Its new, and I am not sure how it all works. I hope you get this comment. vals alentejo.. bloglovin
    big hugs ..wishing you a happy weekend..

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    1. Hello Val. Relief is definitely how I feel right now and thank you for your kind words. So sorry to hear about your continued blogging problems. I have signed up for Bloglovin but haven't actually put the link on my blog yet. Actually not sure how to do it. But what I don't understand is that people would have to go into your/my blog to see the Bloglovin link and so surely they would be able to view the blog itself from the Reading list? This is all getting too complicated for me but I'd hate to lose all those I follow and vice-versa. I have followed you on Bloglovin and they have sent me an email to say that you had posted.

      Anyway enough of that for now. I hope you are well and look forward to a continuing blogging friendship.
      Patricia x

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  20. Congratulations on finishing! It was a great idea to remember to take the photo at the post office. Now I hope the weather turns around again, and you have some lovely warm days so you can really enjoy your freedom from course work. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, just looking forward to some summer sun and then fingers crossed my results. My house is starting to look normal again now!
      Patricia x

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  21. You're back :-) Well done on finishing your course, now you can relax and enjoy the rest of Spring and Summer.

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    1. Thank you so much Paula. Its good to be back and the sun is shining.
      Patricia x

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  22. Congrats on getting there - sit back and relax now, you deserve it!

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    1. Thankyou Lynne, just what I intend doing - for a while.
      Patricia x

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  23. Well done now you can relax....a little! Xxx

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    1. Thank you Lyn. Looking forward to relaxing and blogging again.
      Patricia x

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  24. Well done, you now deserve a rest, congratulations- Lovely photos, enjoy your garden:)

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    1. Thank you Amanda. I've really missed sharing my photos and have lots to post soon.
      Patricia x

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  25. Well done thus far! Fingers crossed for you. Fabulous photos . Hope the sun came back out for you xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Diane, just looking forward to August now and also catching up on everyone's posts.
      Patricia x

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  26. Patricia, glad you're with us now!
    your garden is lovely' especially tour rhododendrons!
    hugs!

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  27. Sorry this is rather late - welcome back! I'm sure that you're able to sit back and enjoy the sunshine in your lovely garden now that your modules are completely finished and posted off. It must have been an interesting course and I'm sure you've done well! x

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  28. It must be a relief to be finished!
    Welcome back!
    (way behind with my blog reading)

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