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Monday, 20 May 2013

Bluebella Woods

Hello friends
Today as we head off to the hospital I wanted to share some 
pictures of a special place - this is the woods behind my parents' home
and Bella's most favourite place in the world.
It is rare to meet anyone as you wander through these woods and it has been
a place for me to occasionally visit and get my thoughts in order.
Over the last couple of weeks the bluebells have shot up and you can actually 
smell them as you enter the woods.  
I captured some photos on my phone, I'm afraid not the best quality.
 Slightly blurred but wanted to show how Bella insists on jumping onto these fallen trees
as opposed to running under them!
I've chosen to rename it Bluebella Woods! 
And of course it wouldn't be right if I didn't post something crafty so how about this...
a scrapbook page I created a few years ago featuring the same woods.
I've used Grand Big Scalloped Circles as part of the background.
A fluttering of butterflies!

Again, huge thanks for all your good wishes - we will head off today knowing
we have so much love and support and that truly makes a difference.
It has been a revelation of true friendship.

Love and thanks dear friends.

65 comments:

Clai01 said...

Beautiful Christine, just simply beautiful, thinking of you all x

jucrook said...

Thinking of you all. Ju

Claire H said...

Thinking of you all today, and sending love and light and positive thoughts! Be strong!
Claire xx

Wilma Brown said...

Thoughts are with you all. Especially Elliot. Gorgeous wood can small the bluebells, bet Bella loves it there.

Wilma x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
My best wishes go with you all on this most important day. Claire said it all - sending love and light and positive thoughts.
With love, Rose

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. That is one of the most beautiful pages I have ever seen...It just takes you into the woods where you can smell hear and feel the peace and quiet. Brilliant. You are all in my thoughts. Take care.

Christine Harrop said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you all today!Be strong Elliot! We have a little wooded are at the bottom of our field and the bluebells are gorgeous. I will be thinking of you everytime I wander through the bluebells - as opposed to tiptoeing through the tulips!! Christine xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful pictures and a lovely place to gather your thoughts. Will be thinking of you all xxx

Hellma said...

My thoughts are with you all today.

Toni said...

Christine, my long distance best wishes are sent to you, Elliott and the rest of your very supportive family, especially today. The Bluebell wood looks lovely and peaceful, a perfect place to share all your thoughts and hopefully it won't be too long before you are all able to have another stroll there with Bella
Take care,
Toni xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful beautiful! Tom and I were out walking amongst some bluebells on Saturday, the most womderful feeling..thinking of you all, Carole Z X

Janice said...

Gorgeous photos Christine......I love bluebells! Bella looks so cheeky!
Thinking of you all today.
Janice x

Sue Yorkshire said...

What a beautiful place and your page really shows it to perfection

Thinking of you all today

Sue xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Just like everyone else I'll too be thinking of you all today and sending my prayers and best wishes.
Love the bluebell pictures.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Just like everyone else I'll too be thinking of you all today and sending my prayers and best wishes.
Love the bluebell pictures.
Lydia
X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful pictures Christine it looks very calming and tranquil - a perfect place for you at the moment. Sending lots of love and best wishes to you all today, Susan xxx

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of love. Take care. Claire

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Just like everyone else I will be thinking of you all.
The woods look wonderful,I bet Bella thinks they belong to her. Take care . x.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Lovely Bluebell's Christine. Reminds me of when I was little, when we used to pick some for our Gran & Gramps. thibking of you all and hope today goes well. Hugs to you all.

Ella's Design said...

Beautiful pictures and obviously a special place! Sending best wishes to you all today and for the days ahead...Lisa x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Hope all goes well today, sending you, Elliott and your Family all the very best and Wow, like Mrs B said, I think this is one of the most beautiful pages I have seen too. Good Luck,
Chris X

Anonymous said...

Lovely place Christine, I can see why it is special. Love and best wishes to you all today, and I agree Claire has said it all. Carole N xxx

Mary by the Sea said...

what beautiful pictures. A very peaceful place.

Good luck to you all today....everything that can be crossed will be crossed....

Claire is right love and light and positive thoughts are with you all.

Mary xx

Jean Z said...

All my love and prays are with you and the pictures of the wood look so tranquil. love Jean Z xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Beautiful piccies, love bluebells, I noticed about 3 stems of bluebells in my back border yesterday, I planted a box full of bluebell bulbs a few years ago, and I have 3 that have come to fruition !!! I wish I had all these in your piccies ha ha. Bella looks in 'doggy heaven', bet she loves to run in those woods and investigate all the brill smells.
Loving your layout with the bluebell wood piccies, and brill little butterflies.
Safe journey today, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty in the woods, it is a wonder you dont loose Bella in the undergrowth !!!!!

Supernan Sue said...

Good luck Elliot, I am praying all goes well for you.
Beautiful photos Christine, they are my favourite flowers.
Take care, thinking of you all
Sue xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, beautiful photos, woods and page. Thinking of you all today. Emma

nattyboots said...

Bluebella Woods sounds good to me Christine that girl knows a good place when she sees it .
Bluebells are my favorite wild flower and the lovely perfume that comes from them , its just a shame they are not around for very long .
You certainly captured the moment with your Photo,i would love to have a painting just like this

Your Scrapbook page is just magical along with your butterflies ,it looks so peaceful and serene , a truly beautiful page .

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Elliott and your lovely family sending you all my love and positive vibes .

Elaine H X


marg said...

Good Morning Christine!
What a lovely page and the smell of Bluebells is so special...just like today.
Sending best wishes.
Love Marg

barbiepinkfairy said...

thinking of you all today. All will be well. Stay strong xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Christine, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm praying that God will guide the surgeon's hands, that Elliott will make a full recovery and that you, Mitchell and all your family will have peace.

Love, Belinda x

Astrid Maclean said...

The photos and scrapbook page are stunning Christine, those photos really capture the mood of that magical wood. But of course all of our thoughts are with you today for other reasons... I thought of you and Elliot last night before going to sleep and my thoughts and prayers will be with you all day, be strong!! Big Hugs!!

AnneRD said...

Such lovely photos, there is something magical about a bluebell wood.
Sending you my love and best wishes for today and the days to come.
Anne x

Sarah said...

Hi Christine. Beautiful woods. It reminds me of the bluebell wood I used to go picking bluebells in with my Gramp when I was little. I wish you all the luck and strength in the world today. Sending prayers and best wishes to you all.

Sarah x

Maddie, Nottingham said...

I could just smell the bluebells in those woods! Lovely. Hope all goes well today and I will be thinking of you all. God Bless.

smag53 said...

Hi Christine and Elliot.
Thinking of you all today and sending big hugs to you too..xx

Alma said...

Hi Christine hope today goes well for you and Elliot. Your pictures are amazing - they look like a mystical fairytale place, very dream like, lovely.
Alma x

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love the bluebells and your scrapbook page. Phil D.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely post today. I just love any blue flower and bluebells are just beautiful. What a lovely story and of course cutie Bella. So she now has a wood named after her - perfect.
Like Claire and Rose I am sending love and light and positive thoughts to you, Elliot and all the family.
Take care
Elizabeth x

SusieB said...

Hello Christine,

I love bluebells and as you say they have all shot up over the last few days.
Just wanted to re-iterate what everyone is saying...lots of positive thoughts coming towards you and your special family. We will all be waiting to hear the news that Elliot is doing well and we look forward to receiving his next blog post. Lots and lots of love!!
Sue B XXX

Nikki Payne said...

Oh this looks like an amazing place ... it is beautiful :) The layout you have made is gorgeous :)
Thinking of you all today:)x
Hugs Nikki x

loftylass said...

Such lovely pictures and scapbook page Christine. tfs.
Thinking of you all today.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, What a gorgeous scrapbook page, and the bluebells are absolutely beautiful in full bloom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today please give Elliott a big hug from me.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,this is the first time i have on a commented on a blog.I love your work and have been following you and your family's story. I just wanted you to know you and your family are in my prays all this week love to your family. Mary

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, my thoughts are with you, Elliot and Mitchell today. Thanks for posting such lovely pics. Lots of love, Carole xxxx

Maggie said...

Wishing you all the very best over the next few days. With all these good thoughts, prayers and so much love being sent to you both things must go well for you. Keep brave. xxMargaretxx

Ita said...

Hi Christine the bluebell wood is stunning,and I can see you could have a very calm visit there.Love the scrapbook page.
Wishing you good luck and courage today.
We are all there to walk beside you,and carry you when you need it.
Big Hugs
Ita

ros hodgkins said...

Just wanted you to know we are all thinking of you all today. Keep strong X Ros.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and good thoughts to you and Elliot. The Bluebells are lovely and peaceful energy in those woods.
Eileen L. xxx

nmty said...

you are all in my thoughts, and hope all goes well.

lv norma

Rita said...

What beautiful pictures Christine, the woods look stunning. My thoughts are with you all to-day and I've lit some candles for Elliot and my son-in-law Ronnie who is going through a brain op to-day as well. Hugs Rita xx

LisaK said...

Oh what a gorgeous layout and a that wood looks so pretty.
Thinking of you all x

Teresa said...

Thinking of you with lots and lots of prayers being said all day until we hear something! I love Bluebella Woods and it's such a lovely place to walk, I can't wait to see it someday! Lots of hugs, Teresa

Sandra said...

My thoughts are with you both today as you set off for hospital.
Sending you all the love,luck and good wishes you could wish for.
Huge hugs for you both,
Sandra xxx

SUE said...



Hi Christine,

Beautiful photo's of Bluebell woods, you have captured it beautifully.

My thought s and prayers are with you all today, especially Elliot, sending you both warm hugs.

Love sue xx

Sue B said...

Wishing you all the very best for today & the next few days. Elliott will get through this, just be strong.

Maggie J said...

Thinking of you and Elliot, the best of luck. What lovely pictures to set off with.

CraftyJo said...

I can see why she loves those woods - gorgeous! I'll be thinking of you all today, keep strong.

Hellma said...

I have been thinking of you lot all day, and just checking in again to see if there was any news, not that i was expecting it, hope Elliot,s surgery went well.

LoraineC said...

Thinking of you all today especially Elliot xxx

Ann said...



You have all been in my thoughts and prayers today especially Elliot. Hope everything has gone to plan. Stay strong sending you BIG gentle healing hugs take good care of yourself.

Love Annxxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Christine, My thoughts are with you all today. (((HUGS)))

Bluebella Woods sounds great, lovely photo's. Scrapbook page very pretty.

Happy crafting
Chrissie, x x x

Teresa said...

Hi Christine and all the family. This is the first time I've posted a comment on your blog but have been following you for quite some time as i love your comments and cards etc.I also did an order from you recently. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you all. Big Hugs. Teresa (Nottingham) xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous photos Christine, you can see why Bella loves it so much. Hope everything went well yesterday xx hazel

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