Thursday, 12 July 2018


Now you know that I don't need much of an excuse for a picnic, especially as we've been having perfect picnic weather.
As there wasn't time on Tuesday to go out somewhere and eat we ate our picnic indoors instead.
The reason we couldn't have a lazy picnic in the park was because we were going to our last therapy appointment.
As a family we have gained so much from these sessions and S in particular has learned a great deal.
It's been a very enriching experience and I'm heartily glad we did it together.

Wednesday 11th 1960 was the date To Kill A Mickingbird was first published.
G has read the book and it's sat on our bookshelves for a couple of years waiting for me to pick it up and read it too.
So yesterday I made a start, when I just couldn't bear watching anymore of the England football semi final.

Back in the early 1990s I worked for the china specialists Wedgwood. I loved selling such beautiful items, although I didn't enjoy constantly dusting the shelf displays.
I can't quite remember what the occasion was but the company gave each member of staff a piece of Jasper jewellery as a thank you gift.
The firm's founder Josiah Wedgwood  was born on 12th July and so today I wore the necklace I had been given.

However there is another occasion on 12th July which is closer to home and much more important, our 21st wedding anniversary.


  1. I've never read To Kill a Mockingbird. It's on the list of books I intend to read one day - I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.

    Congratulations on your 21st wedding anniversary :)

  2. Happy anniversary. Love your sweet necklace, had no idea wedgewood made jewellery too xx

  3. So pleased that you all found the therapy sessions helpful.

    I love that necklace, Wedgewood items are so nice.

    Many congratulations and good wishes for your 21st wedding anniversary.

    All the best Jan

  4. Happy Anniversary! I am glad that the therapy sessions have made a difference! That Wedgewood necklace is beautiful! I remember a holiday to Staffordshire where we went to the Wedgewood place!

  5. Happy wedding anniversary.

  6. The necklace is beautiful! Belated wedding anniversary wishes. x (I'm back at Linden Grove by the way!)