Saturday, April 25, 2009

The traveller has returned!

Well our home is full and noisy again and I love it!! The 'horsey' one arrived home at lunchtime after a month in China on a school trip. It was a busy morning of preparation, cleaning and making sure she had nice fresh sheets on her bed. Also making sure there was all kinds of food in the house because apparently she was starving!!! Because it has turned cold when I made her bed up I put her horse quilt back on her bed. My Mum made it for her about 5 years ago. The photo is not particularly clear but it is mauve gingham and lots of horses!!!

Waiting for her was also her Easter goodies!! Yes I've kept her chocolate for her, not that I think much is left now!!!

The fruit bowl was filled , there is apples, bananas, passionfruit and mandarins in there while there is grapes and watermelon in the fridge.There was also a request for 'Special K advantage' cereal with proper milk!!! She has already made a dint on these!
Here is my gorgeous girl with her travelling uniform still on and her chinese hat which she apparently wore for the whole journey!!! Made of woven paper?? She had the most wonderful trip, loved every moment and hasn't stopped talking since she got home.

We have a self seeded cherry tomato plant which popped up in our front garden. We decided to leave it there and see what happened and this week we are getting the most wonderful crop of the tastiest cherry tomatos. Not huge quantities but enough in salad most days.

Thought this was a gorgeous photo! This morning I walked into the lounge to find Jimmy curled up almost on top of Fred (the cat). He looks so sweet and innocent here, hard to believe he is responsible for the demise of our beloved girls (the chooks). Yes they have all gone. He didn't actually kill them but obviously sitting on them , plucking them, chasing them and trying to play was no good for their constitution. We won't replace them until we are certain the fence is 'Jimmy proof'!! Luckily the ducks are okay and don't seem to be bothered by him.


Sew Many Ways... said...

I'm sure she's glad to be home and such a wonderful welcome...all her favorite goodies. Sorry about all the chooks. Cute picture of the dog and cat, I love the quilt they are on.
Enjoy the weekend,

Owens Family Adventures said...

China!! Wow! That's a trip she will never forget. How wonderful for her to be able to go and experience all it has to offer!
Oh Jimmy. He got all your chooks, huh?! Poor things. You know, if he wasn't such a gorgeous dog, he'd probably be in a lot of trouble about now. heehee

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased to see she is home safe and sound........enjoy the noise.......

Flutterby Angel said...

Oh...what a wonderful experience for her! All those things she missed so much are what we all take for are a very thoughtful mum to ensure hse had her favourite things on her return!
Enjoy catching up on the weekend!

Anita said...

Glad the trip was a success and she is home safe. Also good to see Jimmy is all in one piece. Sorry the chickens aren't. Now you can take a deep breath and relax.

rachelmp said...

I just love her Chinese hat! I'm glad your daughter is home safe and sound with great stories :)

Margaret said...

China open now to the world, what an exciting age we are living in. DD will have memories now forever. and what a thoughtful mum all that fresh fruitand welcome stuff. Just great.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

You must be happy that the 'horsey one' is home and safe. Jimmy and the chooks what a strange thing. I can see what you mean....LOL Loved rewading your blog and what has been happening on Blogland.