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Flowers  are used for a variety of reasons.  I like to get flowers, especially when I can’t see any in the garden. Here are a few I got lately from a couple of friends who came to lunch and bunch.

flowers for me

Flowers decorate a room and make things beautiful adding a little scent.  Great for entranceway’s, table toppers, focal points and just a great over all pick me up.

flowers, tea, me

Flowers are used for many other things. My son is a chef and I have seen him use flowers for cooking or plating when he wants to be creative.

pot, tea, flower

Flowers can also be dried by hanging them upside down and then using them to make cards or you can scrapbook with them like Lucy. M. Montgomery once did in her scrapbooks.

miss daisy

Others use flowers after they are dried as potpourri. While others name their children from the names of flowers and Miss Daisy has always been my favourite.

beyond is the garden

Then there are people like Bruce and I who just use flowers as a way of saying thank you, thank you for visiting, for looking, for being part of life.  I use the garden flowers here as part in a tourism garden tour where you can freely come and walk among the flowers.  Bruce uses his garden as donations to a good cause; a respite.

Thank you for the flowers Lori and Janet.

What uses have you for flowers? Did you make something interesting with ones from your garden?


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First, we are saddened by the shock and earthquake that hit Japan yesterday. I have been with the Red Cross for over 10 years as a voluntary Emergency Service Worker. Our hearts and prayers are offered on the day after the Tsunami hits Japan.



William and Kate look lovely.  Imagine an invite to  Westminster Abbey for the morning wedding on April 29th. It could only be a dream to see such a royal event.  Oh well we are back in reality here (pinch pinch).

The couple are planning a visit to Canada for nine days starting June 30 and their stops will include Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario.

The royal couple will arrive on June 30 and depart July 8, visiting Ottawa on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day and to Prince Edward Island on July 3 and 4.

Ring (the phone)

CBC….”Hi, Cindy – its Ryan from CBC.”

Grandma…..”Hi Ryan, what can I do for you today?”

CBC…”We are calling around local businesses to ask them a question or two.”

Grandma….”Ok, go ahead.”

CBC… “What would it mean to Grandma’s Tea Room if William and Kate visited there?”

Well scoop me off the floor with a spatula and flip me over!

Grandma… “Well, lets see it would be an average ordinary day, the gardens would be im·mac·u·late and we would serve tea as any other day.  However, I would have to close down for two days after just from the overwhelming excitement.”


Wow! Imagine William and Kate sitting having tea at Grandma’s Tea Room, just a dream ok, I’m going back to making breakfast.  Fresh bread, bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich and a banana on the side… big sigh

Have you ever had the opportunity to see, meet, shake hands with the Royal Family? If so tell me about it I’d love to hear from you.

xo cindy



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