Suffragette Garden, Kebabs and A Rocket Send-Off

08 Jun

1    Our Suffragette garden is in bloom again with white petunias, purple clematis and green leaves.

White Petunia

White Petunia

Purple Clematis

Purple Clematis

2   Another beautiful evening so we’ve barbecued again and enjoyed  a delicious supper with a glass of wine in the evening sunshine.

Halloumi and vegetable kebabs

Halloumi and vegetable kebabs

3   Twenty years ago today, we had just given my Mum the best send off imaginable and as it became dark we went onto the green near their bungalow and set off fireworks, rockets, in fact. My Mum was born on 5th November 1914, Bonfire Night in the UK and she used to say she came in to fireworks and would like to go out the same way. We did her proud! She would have loved it!  There were forget-me-nots in flower in their garden then and they are in flower in our garden now.




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11 responses to “Suffragette Garden, Kebabs and A Rocket Send-Off

  1. Teepee12

    June 10, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I would not mind a sendoff like that myself. So far, my best offer was from my son. He offered to take me behind the shed and shoot me if I get too senile. The fireworks sounds way better!

  2. greenbenchramblings

    June 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Your veggie kebabs look like an abacus board.

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    you are so special in your love of what seems to me…all things…great tribute to a wonderful Mother …

  4. John Roberts

    June 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Love the Fireworks anecdote. X

  5. mybeautfulthings

    June 9, 2013 at 8:16 am

    From Penelope Zapata ‘Ha! And there’s me thinking from the title you were going to talk about Rocket Salad! ..but Fabulous Fireworks instead and Wonderful to way to celebrate your mums birthday and passing. xxx’

  6. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    June 9, 2013 at 1:59 am

    There should always be a moment dedicated to thinking of those that came before and added something special to our lives.

  7. Bernice

    June 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    We love grilling on a warm evening with a glass of wine. Your night sounds wonderful and the flowers are beautiful!

  8. unexpectedincommonhours

    June 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    What a wonderful story about your mother! And what wonderful memories.


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