Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Family, food, flowers, and a funeral...

It is a busy busy week here in The Humble Bungalow...
lots happening and I took a few moments to put this post together.

We have a guest staying with us this week, the focus has been on food, flowers and a funeral...an elderly relative's life will be celebrated.

I apologize that I have not had time to respond to all your comments and my blog reading has taken a back seat to my real life.

Oh and while all this is going on we have the painters here tarting up this old bungalow.

Peony seen on my walk in our neighbourhood.

Fuchsia blooms on Oak Bay Avenue glimpsed while running errands.

Beautiful Blue Hydrangea flowers 
in a yard on a street near Our Humble Bungalow.

We took our daughter and her fiancee out to dinner at our favourite Italian bistro Zambri's last week and gave them their wedding gifts.

Caesar Salad

Tenderloin and polenta with a gorgonzola sauce.

Gifts for the soon to be newlyweds!

This novel has captured my attention,  it was on the shelf in the wee library across the street.
I have been able to sneak in a few chapters and find this book hard to put down...

We took a ride out to the boat on the weekend and I sat and sipped sparking water and knit a few rows...

My knitting is slow going since I had my frozen shoulder.
I am able to knit for short periods each day and with any luck the poncho will be finished by the time Fall arrives!

~ Peek a Boo ~
Our grandson Henry came over for a few hours of fun and play.
Grammy was happy!

Birthday dinner preparations are underway 
and the guests will arrive later.
All the food is organized and the Lemon Charlotte cake is in the fridge.
I need to set the table and put together a few things but they will not take too long...

This bee was busy working in the Poppy when I looked closely...
and it is time for me to get back to work.

Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. Your flower pictures as always look amazing, Hostess. I particularly love the peony; such stunning colours. The rich tapestry of family life: a funeral, a wedding, a grandchild - the same things happening in my life! The caesar salad looks divine, a beautiful restaurant meal.

  2. Love seeing your gorgeous flowers! So sorry to hear about your lose. It is good to be with family to remember and celebrate the life of those we love. I hope you are taking time to breathe.

  3. LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT then the BLOG although we LOVE OUR BLOGS!I totally GET IT!

  4. Superb shots as always, Leslie, especially the poppy and bee. Thanks for squeezing in the time to post them despite so much going on.

  5. Blogging has taken a bit of a back seat for me too lately, too busy with my new decorating project. That's the nice thing about blogging you can do it at your own pace and no one cares. LOL

  6. I'm sorry for your loss, Leslie. Lovely pictures as usual. Many congratulations to your daughter. Enjoy seeing your knitting. No matter how many breaks you take from blogging or for how long your readers will always understand and be happy to see you return.

  7. It seems that life just gets busier and busier. Those are lovely photos of the flowers. Your poncho will be great for layering in the fall. Sorry to hear about your loss.

  8. your garden is always so inspiring. we are in a heavy drought situation and i'm doing everything possible to just preserve what we have until this passes - which i hope will be soon b/c it is scary! xo