Monday, 20 April 2015


Hello friends

The start of a new week and delighted to report my first sighting of bluebells.
I was walking Bella in the woods on Saturday and espied them - 
I love seeing the new growth and knowing Spring is definitely here.

 And this is something wonderful too...
Mum and Dad have a camera in their bird box again this year and here is a very
diligent mummy bird protecting her....
 seven eggs!
This 'bird watching' is a little addictive!

Today sharing a flowery scrapbook page, the photo was taken a few years ago!
It's a very geometric design and I tend to favour these more and more.
It features Eyelet Circles, Anemone Flower Topper and Foliage dies.

Thank you for the kind messages regarding Elliott and his impending MRI scan.
It was following a comment from Linda on my blog (thank you so much Linda!)
 that there is an opened sided MRI scanner in Newcastle that I've decided to investigate further.
I am currently awaiting news from his consultant at The Royal Marsden as to whether 
Elliott can be referred to a different hospital - we are keeping our fingers crossed as he 
needs fairly frequent MRI scans.

Take care friends - I'm back in my cabin today busily and happily crafting.


Kitty Davies said...

Hi All
Lovely photo thank you. Good luck Elliot take care. Kitty

nattyboots said...

I just love bluebells as you already know Christine,a lovely photo of you both so nice to treasure .
I hope you hear from the Hospital soon with good news .
Take Care
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Great scrapbook page & lovely to see the wildlife photos.


Carole Z said...

Great scrapbook page Christine, the bluebells under a tree in our garden our out too, I love this gorgeous little flower...we had to put new bird boxes up this year and haven't had any take up....guess they needed to be a bit weathered! LOLHugs Carole ZX

hazel young said...

Lovely photo and scrap book page. Best of luck with Elliott's MRI i have another one on Saturday to endure, so do sympathise with him xx hazel

Linda said...

I do hope your doctor is successful, I know that the open sided scanner would be so much easier for Elliott. Ours in Newcastle is in a private clinic but takes NHS referrals which is how my husband go to use it.
Love the wildlive pictures. We have no bluebells yet but in our garden the tulips are in full flower and are so beautiful,I feel a photo card coming on.
Love and hugs to you all

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely photos. love it when you see a whole carpet of bluebells.
Great scrapbook page too.
Hope you get the response you want for the hospital.

Jacquie said...

Hi Christine,

Beautiful scrap page and lovely to see the birds, bluebells too, Spring is here!!!

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Christine Collins said...

Morning Christine,
I do hope Elliott's consultant can help, it will be so much easier for him to endure. My garden is full of Tulips at the moment, they seem somewhat late this year but look beautiful. I also made my Charity kit yesterday, and eagerly await the follow on kits.
Take care
Chris xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, sending love and good wishes for Elliott for his future scans. X Ros

Domino said...

Good Luck with your search for a scanner, there must be one in London. Also, I might have mentioned this before, try to find somewhere that can train Elliott in Autogenics. It's a relaxation technique involving self hypnosis and it is really powerful. I was trained by at my GP's surgery a few years ago and it sends you to sleep if you want it too!

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
Wouldn't that be lovely if you could change Elliot's MRI scanner lets hope you can Christine!
Love the scent of Spring Bluebells and Primroses best time of the year!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Lovely to see the little bird and the bluebells, It makes you fell better. Good luck to Elliott hope he can move Hospitals I don't know why they don't have the scanners in all Hospitals as most people don't like to go into them. love Jean Z xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What an endearing phot of the two of you.
Love the idea of a camera in the bird box. I'm sure you'll keep us up to date with the new family.
Hope you get some good news re the different MRI scanner- I do feel for him.
Love Val in Spain x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love all your photos today,Spring is such a lovely time of year.
I hope you hear soon from the Marsdon hospital and Elliott can change MRI scanners.
Have a good day and take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, It was a definite awwwwww from me this morning, when I espied your 'birdcam' piccies, I loved these piccies.
Your layout is really lovely, and I really hope you get a good reply about the change in hospital for Elliott, fingers crossed.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Lovely spring picture, and super picture of the mother bird.
I do hope all goes well, MRI's are not my favourite machine I do hope you are successful in locating a less confined one.
Margaret xx

karenlotty said...

Loving all the photos Your one of bluebell made me smile because I know Spring is here when husband moans at mowing the lawn and then complains that it's started his hayfever off And then moan a couple of days later that the lawn is festooned with daisies and dandelions! I hope you are successful with moving Elliot's MRI and don't have to wait too long either Lovely scrapbook page not over fussy and does what it says on the tin My son successfully bred some zebra finches when he was about 10 and said that it was better than watching tele!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Spring has definitely sprung over Easter. The bluebells in my garden are a little behind yours in the South but about to burst into life at any moment.
Love the scrapbook page and I hope Elliott is able to transfer hospitals to make the scans easier (if that is possible).
Take care

langeatheart said...

Great layout! I love the composition! Thanks for sharing! All the best! :)

Pat S Witney said...

Lovely photo Christine. Would you gave to go on the train up to Newcastle if uou can transfer. There might be an open sided kne a bit closer then that. Good luck anyway to Elliot.

Lucinda said...

That is so interesting to watch the little birds .

Karen Petitt said...

Such a pretty layout and I am a bird lover too - thank you for the blog hop, inspiration and wildlife photo's Karen

The Art of Being Kelcified said...

What a beautiful and pleasing page. I am scraplifting the layout. :)

LChippy76 said...

Best Wishes on the MRI Scan!!!!
LOVE your Project!!!

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