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is packing my bag again - off to Kurdistan in the morning!
oops! I forgot to add the photo!
We walked to the market this morning and stocked up on delicious fruit and veg!
look at this natural eye candy!
our mid-morning snack fresh from the tree....
the steps it takes to get at the pistachio kernels here!
I met this little chap warming himself on the steps this morning!
Datura metel Belle Blanche - angel`s trumpet
corn on the cob with a dab of olive oil and salt!
our four o´clock flowers (mirabilis jalapa) were bang on time this afternoon!
does anyone need some tomato puree?
garlic is good for you......
I beetled back to Bremen last night and all is well!
our Bremen grapes are coming along nicely!
When in doubt, drink water!
I am planning on having a colourful weekend - hope you are too!
bright spot in my office today .....
such a lovely sky early this morning!
Family girls only meet-up tomorrow afternoon - Laura, Hannah, Lena, Marle, Jonna and I!
Auntie Laura having a cuddle with Marle and Jonna!
our girls day! I am off on my last jaunt of the year with my mum and brother and sisters to Iona, Scotland tomorrow.
The bonny Isle of Iona!
bye, bye, Iona!
I winged over to Kurdistan via Istanbul from Edinburgh and arrived here safely.
I am feeling worried tonight - Mum had to be taken to hospital this afternoon with a nasty chest infection and is on antibiotics and oxygen. What a shame after such a great holiday....
Mum in her typical Charlie Chaplin pose - love her!
Mum stable this afternoon thanks to modern meds and great hospital staff!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness you have given me in the last few days. Mums funeral is on Tuesday.
Mum just 10 days before she died! A wonderful lady.
happy days in Iona Oct 15
Tell someone they are special today!
I love when delicious smells come wafting out of the kitchen and I am not the cook!
is bumbling about with a cold - boring!
Sticking to a healthy snack today!
have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving, everyone!
saw the first Christmas tree being put up in town today.....
one of the last roses of the year, I think!
Marle and Jonna - happy little sisters!
is off to Quedlinburg to meet my English SparkFriend Radooga tomorrow! Wow!
look who came to visit!
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
A daisy bowl from Hannah´s new pottery series in memory of Mum.
Love, joy and peace to all my friends in 2016!
winter jasmine in the garden this morning. Makes me feel cheerful....
you have got to love baby steps. I am trotting forwards again at last!
Do one thing this weekend that brings you joy!
is as busy as a bee ...... Happy Weekend!
One step at a time....
Bremen, Jan. 2016
One of my favourite corners in Bremen!
onwards and upwards, everybody!
Hannah passed her first set of ceramic exams with flying colours! I am a happy mama today!
ran my first mile this year!
nursing a bad cold with chicken soup and a day in bed - what luxury!
is feeling a lot better this morning! Thanks for all thegood wishes!
Happy Weekend, everyone!
some of our roses
my granddaughters, Jonna and Marle!
it's blowing a gale over here!
Jonna and Marle having fun!
I am planning on pressing all the right switches tomorrow!
frost on the ivy this morning ....
snowy spider's web!
My running track this morning...
Taking pleasure in the little things...
walked home from work for a change!
We had a special weekend with Marle, Jonna and Lena, but I came down wkth a horrible cold.
still mucking about with this cold, but have a few days off to vegetate or do whatever it takes.....
is paddling to the surface again....
a broken apple blossom twig that I stuck in a jar a couple of weeks ago!
The first tiny iris in the garden!
is drinking plenty of water
Mum's memorial 'Wave' bench in progress... Hannah and Sebastian have been busy!
The latest Nana News - Hannah and Sebastian are expecting a baby in September - yipee!
Just had to share this lovely bouquet with you all....
feeling good in March 2016!
I saw this fish on a wall today.....
I got in more than 20,000 steps yesterday!
watched the sun going down this evening....
is off to Amsterdam for a mini-break tomorrow!
what a charming city.....
Dutch houses in Amsterdam on Saturday
Dismayed and saddened by the attacks in Brussels.
Happy Easter, everyone !
Some more of Hannah´s Daisy Pots ....
Taking Mum's ashes to her final resting place on Iona on Friday....
we spread our mother's ashes from the highest point on Iona.
Mum's memorial bench on Iona
isn't he lovely?
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog!
is off to visit Marle and Jonna and Lena tomorrow!
six hours of non-stop gardening at friends - we had a blast!
Wednesday at Marle and Jonna's house was great, but only Jonna stayed still long enough for me to snap a pic!
Jonna trying out Mum's memorial bench on Iona
very busy day at work but seeing all the girls tomorrow - yeah!
is happy! My daughter Laura is 30 years old today!
Jonna, my early morning visitor....
just found this old pic of myself on Iona in 1978....
is having a chicken soup and tissues day - boring little head cold....
Crab apple blossom on my walk this morning - my head is clearing too...
The first little rose bud - getting excited!
Bleeding heart - one of my favourite Spring plants!
I am off to help Hannah with her pottery stand at an arts and crafts fair for 4 days, so see you all again on Sunday evening!
Hannah in her element...
It would have been Mum's 87th birthday yesterday - so glad we have so many happy memories!
Looking down the river Weser this morning in Bremen. Life is good....
Rape seed fields in Lower Saxony this morning...
the Happy Bird my granddaughter Marle made for me!
Trying out my new barefoot shoes by Wildling - love them!
Went to a fantastic Gregory Porter concert in Hamburg last night - what a voice!
Raindrops on rose
is enjoying the garden in Bremen
is packing my stuff to fly to Kurdistan on Saturday!
In our garden in Kurdistan
Bee head over heels in our thistles
The bees adore our thistles
Pomegranates in the making....
Early morning light...
Thistles among rocks
Saw the sunrise this morning
It's a watermelon kind of day!
Homemade rose water on the terrace ..
Homemade rose water on the terrace ..
Homemade rose water on the terrace ..
Home sweet home...
Been busy knitting for Hannah and Sebastian's baby - due in September!
I love timber and red brick buildings
dark purple clematis in our garden in Bremen
Happy days visiting Hannah, Sebastian and the baby bump!
10 weeks to go!
Looking for things that catch the corner of your eye
Green bracken in the woods
Marle laughing, Sept 2015!
Marle at the playground this afternoon....
is feeling happy - Marle is looking forward to a little brother or sister in August!
I had such a lovely time with Marle!
We had a lovely Christmas dinner with Laura. Hannah arrives tonight and then Lena with Marle next weekend - love and joy, everyone!
wishing all my SparkFriends a happy and healthy New Year! Let´s all be amazing in 2015!
happy that I was able to walk more than 10.000 steps for the first time since my foot op! Yeah!
10,500 steps! RROOAARR!
is off to a day at a hot spring fed pool! Lots of fruit and water packed and hubby happy to come along too....
pottered around in the garden for half an hour in the sunshine and then had a rye and chicken sarnie sitting on a cushion on the patio step - grateful for the little things!
Had a lovely weekend swimming yesterday at a thermal bath and going for a beautiful walk on a dike in the marsh-lands today! Work-week here I come!
ist loving Hannah´s first pots!
Crocus in the garden!
Spring is in the air!
gloomy morning but the daffodils are brightening things up!
is off to visit Hannah at the pottery tomorrow. Looking forward to great chats and walks along the shores of the Baltic Sea!
I had a great weekend with the "kids" and loved Hannah´s first series of mugs and a teapot!
Off to the airport in 15 minutes! Watered the plants and tidied up the kitchen - bye Bremen, hi Siverek!
had a great day in Diyarbakir and saw some lovely architecture full of history!
Fresh chickpeas for a fun snack!
first quince blossom this year ....
today is my second maintenance anniversary - thanks for all the lovely goodies and kind messages!
day 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/20/2015
today is my precious daughter Laura´s 29th birthday - how time flies! And yes, I am going to have a (small) slice of her amazing walnut and carrot cake!
Hope the weather is nice tomorrow so that I can ride Bella my bike to work!
Just for DEARMARY - I made some felt flowers and attached them to Bella ´s front basket! Now she looks really pretty.....
Just for FITMARY, I meant!! I made some felt flowers and attached them to Bella Â´s basket!
Bella `s new seat of roses! Goodbye, Sombre - Hello, Happy!
Bella Â´s name-plate!
oops - forgot to add the pic!
this rose in our garden in Kurdistanis called Climbing Mrs. Herbert Stevens!
in the garden...
in the garden in Kurdistan, May 2015
the roses showing off....
sharon (persimmon) fruit blossom....
is Ãªnjoying the sunshine!
had a lovely morning walking around Urfa....
is back in Bremen and getting my gardening gloves on - everything is growing in all directions....
I love getting up on a Saturday morning and knowing that the whole day is waiting to unfold! Have a happy weekend, everyone!
went to an art and crafts festival yesterday - Hannah sang at a surprise concert! It was cool!
it is cold here, but Marle is determined to wear a summer dress!
Marle very busy drawing this morning!
Madame Alfred CarriÃ©re strutting her stuff.....
is so pleased that the HDP passed the 10% threshhold to get into the Turkish parlament - democracy is possible!
is clearing the decks so that I can fly to Kurdistan tomorrow....
we had a smooth journey yesterday - blackberries growing up out pomegranate tree in Kurdistan....
40 degrees today - bring on the watermelon!
Had a great break in Midyat!
packing my bags again and just about ready to fly home - getting good at this!
really busy at work this week, but determined to look on the bright side of life.
is meeting a dear friend for late breakfast in the park! Happy Weekend, everyone!
our team were all geared up for a big inspection this week, and now the appointment has been indefinately postponed - I really wanted to get it over with ... I am not amused!
Making the best of some lovely sunny weather by going for a little walk in the evenings!
is feeling ready for a day off soon!
Marle in best form, the little darling!
I loved finding one of these when I was a kid!
I am so looking forward to a free weekend looking after Marle while her parents go to their last-minute birthing course. Due date for nr. 2 is the 12th of August, so it is countdown time!
had a fab time with this little tiger, dozens of chickens, a lame goose, 3 cats and a bunch of ponies!
has survived - now we are waiting for the report, due in Sept. Feeling drained but glad it is over....
Thanks everyone for all your kind comments - this afternoon I drove to Hamburg after work and spent a lovely late afternoon with Laura beside the river Elbe - lots of chat and good coffee! Bliss....
this is my motto for this weekend!
enjoying the garden!
Finished painting and cleaning the kitchen. Feeling good!
Jonna, the little darling!
is counting my blessings! Laura and I picked flowers at a gardenerÂ´s field....
Jonna and Marle napping at the hospital, wearing the twin-look tops I sent them!
is feeling chirpy this morning - this last inspection went so well - ha, now I am off to clear a nice space for all those files down in the depths of the archives - bye, bye!
Lena and Jonna got out of hospital at long last - I will visit them on my day off on Tuesday! Now, who is a happy Nana?
had a happy day with the little ones yesterday!
was feeling a bit chilly this afternoon, so looked through my summer 2014 pics - my garden!
my favourite hat! Oct. 2014
in Midyat Oct. 2014
I love the guy...
bell peppers drying in 110 degrees heat in North Kurdistan
figs from our garden in North Kurdistan
my granddaughter Marle and I
a wave breaker on the Baltic
Marle and I, March 2014
nearest and dearest!
sitting in the garden in Kurdistan (April 2014)
the first rose of 2014
Marle and I in May 14
playing in the park June14 (61 kg)
Marle in the hammock, July 14
me at 58 kg Summer 2013 in Mesopotamia
you are the new day!
my garden in 2013
dried veggies in Diyarbakir, North Kurdistan
me at 68 kilos (5 feet 2 inches) in June 2009
summer 2010: me at my heaviest (68 kilos at 5 foot 2 inches) - officially 10 kilos overweight!
Sept 2012 - 66 kilos - officially 8 kilos overweight - 3 weeks into my Spark odessey!
Aug. 2013 - nearly 50 weeks later wearing the same wrap and weighing 58kg
Dec. 2012 - 4 months into my SparkPeople journey!
Pittenweem in the evening sunshine
looking leaner in Jan. 2013
24 th Feb. 2013 - looking much more healthy having unloaded 8 kilos of excess weight!
Marle loves olives!
our staple diet in Kurdistan - yum!
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