Thursday 22 October 2009

Scenes from my week so far

Ive been so busy this week, but with not much to show for it!! Anyway, some of the nicer bits have been:

The sunset earlier in the week - these are the true colours, it was so spectacular.

A "Preview"evening at Hackets Florists and Gift shop in the market town of Penistone, South Yorkshire - sadly she seems to have no website, but it is a lovely little shop and brimming with Christmas goodies at the moment!!
My Chocolate Cosmos - which I was assured would also smell of chocolate, but never did. They are in their final bloom now, but they have looked lovely by the back door.
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Michela said...

What a posh Christmas display in that shop!!!
My nose is all blocked it doesn't matter if your Cosmos doesn't smell of chocolate, it's just lovely! ;-)

Colette said...


I am having a bit of a 'finish up before I start anything else time at the moment. Which is actually quite nice!!

Blueberry Heart said...

oooooh, fab sunset and equally fab shop!! Never knw you could get choccie smelling flowers, there'd be a risk of having bite shaped chunks out though here!

BH x

noelle said...

Hi Diane, lovely sunset, i love sunsets at Porthmeor,bet you've seen a few of those! Great shop, i do like looking at christmassy things, i love Christmas and i have my Birthday a few days before so always been doubley exciting for me, although the older you get......well, you know, not quite so exciting at 43!!!!!

menopausalmusing said...

Do you know what? The chocolate smelling cosmos have always been a disappointment to me. Have grown them a few times, but they never did smell of chocolate. :O(

Lyn said...

I had dahlias that were meant to smell of chocolate and never did! we've been conned!

Rebecca said...

I didnt know that flowers could smell of chocolate.

Jennyff said...

I love all that silver Christmas sparkle, very sophisticated though I expect most of us have such a collection of decorations it would be impossible to have a single colour theme. If only.

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous sunset - there have been some spectacular ones over the last few weeks. The wares in that shop look gorgeous and very elegant. I always wondered if those Chocolate scented flowers would actually smell of chocolate - now I know - still looks very pretty though:)

Lisa said...

Lots of pretties in that shop, did you buy anything?
Had another look at the poster and yes I can see it's Julian Clary now, thanks for that!
Lisa x

Karen said...

I'd never hear of chocolate smelling cosmos. Hmmm. Have I missed something?

The Ample Cook said...

OOh what a lovely sunset - I think it's called a 'mackerel' sky.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

laeving you a comment because I can! All seems fine Diane!

Have a lovely evening with the dancing sequintastic bods!

Sarah x

Ticking stripes said...

Ah so that's a mackerel sky is it!?
Lovely post as ever!

The Girl said...

Oooh love that photo of the sunset!

lesley said...

Hello Diane,
I've finally given up on the laptop! Sooo annoying, when you don't understand why it won't properly...& it only happens on 2 blogs Grrr.. I'm on the study computer now, & hey i can leave comments again.
I love the little gift shop! I get peacefully lost in places like that!

Everything is saying "pick me" "pick me" lol

Georgeous sunset!!

noelle said...

hey Diane, where,ve you gone! missing you, will give you to the end of the week then i'm sending out a search party!!! St Ives maybe!!

Julia said...

Hello Diane

Isnt that shop lovely? Some very nice tempting stuff in there at the mo by the looks of it too!

Have heard of chocolate scented flowers before but never had the pleasure of smelling one - a lovely little plant though!

Love Julia xxx

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karenshopes said...

Why is it cosmos always smells of chocolate in the garden centre but the minute you get it home its gone ?
Lovely pics.