Friday, May 28, 2010

Wonderful Unexpected Surprises!

I was thinking today about yesterday. It was a day of surprises! I was in the town with a friend late afternoon and we just browsed! It was a nice warm day and I did not even need my coat! Now that is a surprise with our weather here! I was making my way home when Natalie my daughter rang and said she was in Oxford as she had been visiting her partners grandfather. He has been very unwell and had to undergo major surgery. So Natalie thought that she would surprise me! This was wonderfull! Natalie and James then took me out for dinner. This was such a nice surprise for me! I had a lovely time.

Then my honey bought me a bottle of my favourite perfume!! This so pleased me and touched my heart! So it is the little unexpected surprises that warm our hearts and make our day! I am blessed!

And to share a couple of quotes:

"Life holds so many simple blessings. Each day bringing it's own individual wonder."
                                     Steve Mariboli

"I am thankful to God from whom all blessings flow and to my family and friends who enrich my life."
                                     Author Unknown

I really like these two quotes and I so enjoy sharing quotes that I  have found meaningful.

I would like to share photos of Natalie and James.


  1. Linda, isn't it wonderful how even the simplest of things can bless our days! I am so glad that you got these surprises today, & I hope you get many more to come! Do you know one of my best surprises??? That evening that I heard a knock at our door in Caversfield, & there you stood. I never dreamed that surprise visit would mean a best friendship that is 'still' the best after over 20 years! Can you believe it's been that long??? I love you Linda. Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Dear Judy,
    How I thank the Lord for bringing you into my life!!What beautiful precious memories we have our of our friendship.Me too-I never dreamt that that "knock on the door" would lead to a best friendship that has survived years and for some of it the distance of an ocean.
    Love you my sweet and treasured friend.

  3. Sweetie thank you for stopping by Bakin N Bits, it was an honor see you have been there, I am here the first time, but will be back love your blog, and love the simple blessings that touch you, you are a lady after my own heart, the simple things in life are truly what matter, and what seems to bless us the most. Have a wonderful weekend, this is a Holiday weekend here in the U.S. not sure if you celebrate there too or not, but what ever the case may be God bless you real good, and stop by often, my new friend, lots of hugs, Barbara♥

  4. Linda,

    What a beautiful daughter you have! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    And, thanks for the reminder to appreciate life and the little joys that make up each day.

    So often, I think I miss the good stuff because I'm so focused on the bad!

    Appreciate your post!


  5. Hi Linda,
    Love your post! Little unexpected surprises are so special. :-)
    Enjoyed the pics, Natalie is beautiful!

    God bless you! Have a wonderful weekend.
    love and hugs

  6. Hi Linda! Me too!! Me too!! LOVE surprises!!! :) And I love giving them and watching the joy on the persons face (although sometimes I just can't keep the secret and end up spilling!haha)

    Your daugther is beautiful :)

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  7. Hi Linda! Thanks for visiting my blog-glad you found me! Your blogs are really beautiful! I look forward to getting to know you too.

  8. Hello Linda, thank you for calling in at Simple Joys Saturday, and leaving a comment. I perused your posts and have been in that valley.
    Happy for you that you are enjoying lovely surprises, and have a wonderful family.
    Many Blessings - Jan

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  10. Hi Linda, I'm so glad you came by to visit. God is so good, and the little blessings DO make life so wonderful. Your daughter and her friend are a lovely couple! It's so great to have these special relationships with our children.
    Have a blessed week,

  11. Linda, Thanks for dropping by my blog. It is so nice to meet you and visit your blog. What lovely pictures you have posted, including the ones of your family.

    I'm assuming you are British. When I saw you live in Britain, it triggered some crazy sound device in my brain and now when I read your blog it has a British accent in my mind. I swear, I couldn't read it without it sounding British. Charming! You can read my blog with an American Southern accent if you know what that sounds like. Think Gone With the Wind, if you've seen it. I hope I don't sound patronizing. I don't mean to. I'm just thrilled to have a friend in the United Kingdom!

  12. Linda, my nice surprise today was meeting you! Thank you so much for commenting on our blog so that I found you. Have a wonderful week! Twyla

  13. I thought I had left a comment yesterday, but guess I didn't. At first I thought I recognized the picture of the church then I realized you were not in the USA. I live in Oxford, NC and we have a church that looks almost just like that! I will have to take a picture of it so you can see how similar they are! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see more of you in the future.

  14. I love the simple blessings too! What a beautiful daughter you have -- just like her Mom.

    God bless you today!

  15. Oh such a beautiful daughter you have. You two look like sisters. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I too love simple things as well. We have simplified our life quite a bit in the past year. God bless you.

  16. Surprises are always wonderful! Sounds like you had a great day.

    The pics are so sweet. You have a beautiful daughter. :-)

  17. Oh you have gotten some wonderful unexpected blessings lately. You are very blessed indeed! Love the pictures of your daughter and her partner. She is absolutely lovely!! :)