Sunday, May 30, 2010

what made me smile this week ?

Ive decided to post pictures of what has made me smile over the past week, I'm going to make this my regular feature on my blog....

these pics were all take from my back garden in Abbotsford. I like the hummingbird Ive never seen one before !

Saturday, May 29, 2010


I must say I've made some really nice friends since moving here, today was spent helping our friends move home and what day it was, hubby and I have viewed many homes over the past few months but due to certain circumstances we cant buy yet, one of the houses that we really liked was bought by our friend AS and CS and family, i still have photos on my phone from when WE viewed it!!!!!!!!! The day went like clock work, many turned out to help and they were overwhelmed by sure made light work of the task- well i say light work that's not entirely true I'm aching from head to toe but it was worth it to see them move in their new abode. the day went fast, fuelled by coffee, Timmi's and pizza, this was followed by an afternoon nap and boy did i need that. I'm proud of my achievements today.

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
     Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 27, 2010

So I Decided To Blog !

Well its just turned may 28th-2010 and I decide its time to start my own blog... I couldn't think of a quirky name to call my blog... so I just chose 'The English Rose' I'm not really sure why other than being English, from the 'Rose County' having pale skin and having the love of all things 'country' . I emigrated with husband, two Labrador's called 'molly and Velvet' and two tortoises called 'Doris and Whistler' on June 12th - 2009 and its been one heck of a journey. I love my new life in Canada, I have found some amazing friends, who happen to be my work mates mainly and it was surprising how many Ex-Pats there are here in Abbotsford, British Columbia. One person in particular (AS) and her family have been my rock since we got here, I don't know what I would have done without you...thank-you so much. Today has been a lazy day having just finished five 12-hour shifts at the office, I finally had a lovely sleep (no wonder really) when I was greeted by my hubby turning up early from work, what a nice surprise.... I spent the afternoon embracing my two new pleasures in my life..... watching humming birds and scrap booking...although not at the same time!

Its not often I just sit on the sundeck having some 'Me Time'... a coffee in hand listening to the birds chirping away..... I certainly wouldn't have done that back in the UK. This was followed by a sudden urge to bath the dogs and oh my they do smell nice mmmmmm. The evening ended with a few glasses of wine and face book....I was just going to go to sleep when I thought about creating English Rose Blog..... here's to a happy future :) x

Goodnight :)