Friday, January 8, 2010


Happy New Year guys and gals! Hope it's a good one for you. I can't believe a month has wizzed by!
This is Jesse, wearing his new hat! very dashing.

I have just returned from visiting my family and friends in England ~ my Grandma is on the mend, out of Hospital, but now has to cope with a Rehabilitation Nursing Home, until deemed fit to return home... at 98 she's doing a fine job!

It was wonderful being home for a while....  I forgot how narrow the roads were, and how many bikes there are!
I can really appreciate the beauty of my hometown Cambridge now, especially since I don't have to deal with the rush hour traffic!

Cambridge City Centre~ market square

Kings College

Never thought I'd miss seeing a telephone box and post box!
and finally, The River Cam.........


  1. Such beautiful photos Abi!!! And such a strong grandmother, how wonderful that she's on the mend too ~ I wanted to wish you a wonderful, happy and healthy new year sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  2. Wonderful photo's Abi...
    I'm so glad you got a chance to go home .. see your grandmother is a special thing...

    Happy New Year to you!
    Love ~Pattee

  3. I love your pics Abi! The last two of the red phone booth and the
    winter river scene are gorgeous!

    So glad to hear that your grandmother is recovering. She sounds like quite a lady!


  4. What a year to go back to visit hey? and, it sounds like you came away before the worst of it...they are pretty cold today and getting colder from what I see on some blogs.. ...
    love the pics...

    and... the two new little faces on the upper left of your blog page... are they paperclay? I love them..
    'specially the eyes on the second one.... love her....

  5. Abi, thank you for your comment on my blog!

    YOUR artdolls are beautiful! Love your pics, you have a good eye!

  6. Wow! It's beautiful there. My mom is 86 and going strong. I'm sure your grandmother will recup well and be back to her old self in no time.

  7. The River Cam!!!!! That photo took my breath away, Abi. Did you honestly take that shot? It's so frosty and ethereal looking. Kind of like looking through gossamer silk at a beautiful snowy waterscape. Oh my. I just love it. All the photos were extraordinary, but the river one... Oh!

  8. Oh Abi The pictures are beautiful! Happy New Year!
    England is so inspiring I hope to go some day! I love the last two!! Blessings and Hugs :)

  9. Oh I love Cambridge. Visited there in '77 when I was living in Germany. I fell in love with England, period!! Great you're back and hope your grandmother will be back in full throttle soon.

    Take care and glad you're back.


  10. So good to hear that your granny is on the mend! And the photos are marvelous ...that last one especially!

  11. these photos are amazing...especially the last one!!! hope you had a gorgeous Christmas!!! lots of loveliness

  12. Hi Abi, so glad to hear about your Grandma. The pictures are just beautiful!! I think my favorite is the red phone booth. It's like something you would see in a

  13. Looks so beautiful there. I got to visit London 9 years ago and immediately fell in love. I'm glad you got to see your Grandmother. 98 is something!

  14. Love the photos - especially the bridge! Your guy is very handsome. Glad you're back and I like your new look!

  15. Great photos. How wonderful for your grandmother to have reached 98 and still going strong! Looking forward to seeing your latest doll.


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