Easter and goodbyes

I hope you've all had a good Easter.   

This year, Easter also coincided with Honeybee’s 23rd birthday, so it was an eventful few days!    As well as a birthday celebration, Easter was even more special than previous years as my sister came to visit for six days before jetting off south of the equator to a place she calls home.

 Our few precious days together were spent chatting until the wee hours of the morning, catching up on a year’s worth of happenings as only sisters can.  We took long walks where we walked arm in arm together, our voices mingled with the sound of the seagulls and the wind.  I adjusted the seat on my daughter’s vintage bicycle and we went cycling together, something we had done last as children when we rode our bikes to school.  The highlight of her fleeting visit was to go up to London and watch Les Miserables and then have a meal out together.  It’s become our special thing we do together.  We are creating memories for our old age.  Moments like these are just so precious. 

In the meantime, the front door renovation continues.  The door has what they call an Edwardian Vertical Letter plate, which is a combined knocker and letter box all in one.  Until now I have to confess I had never heard of it before!  We thought about removing it altogether but then we were faced with the  dilemma of filling a fairly long hole in the door of about 7cm x 30cm.   I thought it would be hard to find a replacement, but I found a brand new one of eBay.  I went for a chrome finish as I thought it more modern and would look good with the light blue door paint.   We matched it up with a shiny chrome door knocker ring also bought on eBay!  I love it when I find exactly what I’m looking for!  I'm hoping to finish painting the door within the next week so I'll post some before and after pics shortly.

How do you celebrate Easter?


  1. So nice you have your sister with you for 6 days....!!!...love from me Ria...x !

    1. Yes it was Ria, so special...hope you had a lovely Easter! xx

  2. Hello Sharon, how have you been?

    Nice to hear about you and your sister, I do know what you mean, I have 6 sisters in Brazil and I miss being with them.

    This photo Sharon is so beautiful, it's like a magazine photo, I just love it, and I imagine you door will look great, I know how hard work it is to paint a door, I have painted my front door 3 times in 10 years already.
    I have never bought from EBay and I wish I knew how to do it.

    I have not replied to you sooner because I am having problems with my computer (virus), now it seems ok but to tell you the truth I don't feel safe doing certain things on it, like banking online for example.
    This is the link to my new blog http://mollymell.blogspot.com/

    Hope you have a great weekend.


    1. Hi Regina, thank you for leaving such a lovely message, I've just visited your blog to say hello! warm wishes! Sharon x


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