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Friday, 22 June 2012

Hazy lazy summer days.

Dear blogging friends.  I would like to say a big thank you to all of you that have so kindly left your comments on my blog.  Taken the time to read them.(often having blogging blanks and not knowing what to blog about), you have read them and commented.    Its without a doubt, that I have learned much since knowing you all.  Each one of you  have  added a new dimention to my life.  

  Its that time of the year, when life becomes a little hectic around "Rose Cottage."  guests arriving for their little holiday getaway in the country.    Attending the  garden , some new plants in the pots and taking some days off for myself.. Its chilling time. Grandchildren on holidays ..fun time is arriving. Alentejo is the hottest province in Portugal.  Its 38o at the moment and rising. 
This blog is to wish you all some happy weeks of summer.. Great days with your family and friends. 

Lazy Hazy days of summer are here..      Best wishes and love  from Val at  Val's Alentejo..


  1. Dear Val, And happy weeks of Summer to you, as well. Your blog is changing and looking great. Loved these beautiful photographs.
    Make sure you take time out for yourself. ox, Gina

  2. Enjoy your self! I have enjoyed getting to know through your blog. I am glad we "met"!

  3. It's raining and miserable here! Gosh I remember Grease and that song Summer Nights with John Travolta squeaking to get to the high notes!
    Have a great Summer!

  4. Have a wonderful summer with your family and friends Val and take some time for yourself too♥

  5. Enjoyed the 'Summer Nights' clip. Don't suppose you could spare a bit of that sunshine could you?

  6. Hi Val,
    I have enjoyed so much meeting you through your blog too. I was so sorry to hear about your accident with the roses, hope you have recovered and have a great summer.
    Sarah x

  7. Have a wonderful summer with your family and friends Val, and we shall speak soon
    your friend Thea x

  8. Hope you have a terrific vacation. sandie

  9. HAPPY SUMMER, dear Val!

    I'll be off to Italy, soon, but I'll try to post once or twice! I'll take lots of lovely photos and hope you'll do the same!



  10. Dear Val,

    it has been a great pleasure to get to know you through blogging! I totaly understand the blog blanks! Now I am also a few days before my summer holiday in Greece and I can't manage to blog about anything really!

    I am wishing you lovely summer days dear friend : )

  11. What gorgeous summer pictures!
    Hope you have a lovely time with your friends and family. It's always nice to have people around for a while.
    Thank you for your friendship via the blogging world. I am learning a lot about the area where you live:)

  12. Happy Birthday Val! So nice of Olympia to remind us. Hope your day is filled with love and laughter.

  13. have the most wonderful summer. i'll miss you and your lovely comments.

  14. Dear Val,
    I hope you are having a good summer, my sweet friend. My son's birthday is around the corner, and getting ready for a wedding shower that I am giving Nel. Your summer pictures are so lovely, and it is a reminder to me that I should be outdoors enjoying this California weather. Please stay in touch, and have a blessed summer.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  15. Dear Val, this is a lovely post - it is like in winter time when saying "merry Christmas"... I wish you a good and happy summer and hope you'll have also time for lazy days. I have heard that you have been celebrating your birthday - with all of my heart I say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to you! See you soon! Christa

  16. I agree Val for I have learnt a lot from blogging and it has enabled me to connect with lovely ladies from around the world.
    Enjoy the summer (although probably a bit hard to enjoy those scorching temps). Winter here and the dog and I are chasing the sun finding warm spots to sit in to thaw out!

  17. Hello Valerie

    Enjoy your visits with friends and family. Summer seems to drift by so quickly and there is always visitors and catching up. Enjoy every minute.

    Helen xx

  18. Hi Val: I've been busy here and there too. It's hard to keep up sometimes even though I try. I hope you have the best of summers, especially with the grandkids. I think that is so important. I will miss hearing from you but maybe we can all get back to normal (whatever that is) when things slow down a bit. Happy Summer and the best to you..Judy


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