Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Spring is Springing...

WELL...thank goodness for this beautiful sunny day...and boy did we need it I was beginning to think those grey miserable days were with us forever, but no...there are definitely lots of Springy signs about and that feels good. I spent Saturday going for a walk near to where we live, along the canal,through the tiny little tunnel that goes underneath the canal (how stupid am I not taking photographs) but I will next time I go. I did take one picture of this lovely church,isn't this tree amazing. Next time I promise to take more pictures...

Sunday saw us at a local Forest Centre...we were there to plant a tree in memory of my husbands father, it was a beautiful bright sunny day but sooooo.... cold as you can see from the picture.This is a lovely spot and was a favourite place for my in laws to walk.I'm sure we will be regular visitors. I made some promise knots to give to the family,I suggested they make a promise to their dad and then put the knot in the hole as the tree was planted. I also made some small ribbons to give so that they could keep and always be reminded of what their promise was.On the whole this seemed to go down well with most of the family participating. Sadly I have already broken my promise.......I dont mind sharing my promise with you, its not a promise was to be more PATIENT, something I find increasingly harder as I get older. I do have my little ribbon though to remind me everyday to be a better person in memory of the people I have lost.


  1. What a lovely thing to do Karen. Please don't be hard on yourself about breaking your promise - you didn't really- patience takes time to acquire, and you have your ribbon to remind you. It can't be done overnight.

  2. Hello there!

    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Ive just enjoyed reading through yours, and I think the ribbon idea is a lovely gesture!

    Will visit again soon!

    Julia x x x

  3. Hi - just came across your blog - I love the the design it's so pretty!
    I love the idea of having a ribbon to remind you - I could definitely do with some more patience these days. I was looking at your lovely photos - the large ones - do you have a really good camera? - I follow Attic 24, and she has the same look to her photos - if you have the time I would love to hear your advice - xx

  4. Ooh popped over for a nosy after your visit to my blog - and I love it!! You have some beautiful things going on xx

  5. Just popped over to visit after you stopped by to see me. I think the knot idea is so lovely.
    I will pop back again soon,
    Have fun,
    Rachael XX

  6. Hi Karen,

    Don't view it as a promise broken, but as a work in progress. I think the knots and ribbons are a beautiful idea.
    Hugs, Sharon

  7. Thanks for saying hi and leaving me a message. Sorry to hear about the family issues you have had too.
    You can tell by the photo how cold it looked at the tree planting by all the hats and scarves and hands in pockets! I've never heard of a promise knot before, it's a wonderful idea.
    Lisa x