Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I have little time to blog at present as we have a houseguest for a few days. She is snug below stairs in the small but cozy space that was our daughters bedroom. I redecorated as soon as our daughter moved out. Mr. L says I was pushing her out the door with one hand while painting with the other! Not quite true!

I try to be a good hostess and supply comfortable accommodation, food, conversations and spirits! Outings about town are planned and  tonight we are taking in a film, as yet to be decided. Dinner out, restaurant as yet to be chosen! Last evening we dined in and had a simple supper of ham, scalloped potatoes, salad and broccoli.

 I have a very busy week at school before the annual Christmas vacation, today is the pancake breakfast for the students and families. The 3rd annual Nog N' Nosh is on Thursday and this event happens at Nutrition Break in the Library. My co worker and I set up festive tables, bring in home made appies and baking, we serve egg nog and teas.  Friday early morning we have the staff breakfast at school and we all sign up to bring something, I am doing organic, artisan sausages with a variety of relishes. One will most certainly be Branston Pickle, a Humble Bungalow staple.

Must get breakfast organized, fresh fruit salad, coffee, Liberte yogurt, and bagels. Then I am off to work...guest has house keys and she is off for a hair appointment and then a pedicure today.


  1. I love that rose. I used to have a Cecile Brunner similar that I adored.

  2. The rose is a very fragrant climber called Constance Spry. I am familiar with Cecile Brunner a very hardy rose. You might like to try Jude the Obscure, a heady citrus fragrance, lovely apricot yellow cupped bowls of petals and a repeat bloomer!

  3. What a great hostess you are!

    When my oldest left for college I did literally have a paint brush in my hand, I remember it clearly.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Your bungalow is utterly charming and your garden is gorgeous.

    Have a Merry Christmas!