With my Mum.
With my Dad.
Toddling in the garden – Neinburg.
Enjoying sunshine in the Champ de Mars.
Enjoying the veiw – Anglesey.
At the Ball.
My wedding day.
With the next generation.
Visiting castles in the Highlands.
A snow day.
Summer in the garden.
I’m Marie. I juggle being a busy mother of three wonderful children – young adults now, looking after my elderly father who lives 150 miles away and I teaching in the local primary school where I am also a governor.
The Syllabub Sea is my haven in a hectic world, where I can indulge in my interests. In no particular order I love cooking, picnics, theatre, photography, reading, writing, poetry and Christmas.
The little Fish swam,
Over the syllabub sea.
He took of his hat,
To the Sole and the Sprat
And the Willeby-wat,
But he never came back to me!
He never came back!
He never came back!
He never came back to me!
Extract from Calico Pie by Edward Lear.
i’m a fan of Edward Lear’s! Such wonderful imaginations …. going to where the Bong trees grow… love the syllabub sea! Sounds like it should be full of aspic….. Your thoughts will inspire. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words.
What a delightful introduction – and thank you for giving me Edward Lear too! I had never heard of him even though I’m a teacher in literature as well…Good luck with your new life!
Thank you 🙂
Love your blog – Love your sense of self and wouldn’t the world be a little better if more people were loving the peacocks.
I was wondering about this Syllabub Sea – thanks for the little poem!
Living more frugally may seem like a drag at first but is ultimately very freeing. By over-consuming we are contributing (often unknowingly) to all of the major problems confronting our planet. There are so many luxuries and pleasures to discover that cannot be bought but only experienced….congratulations on beginning that journey.
🙂 Thanks Annette. I think mine will be a long journey. I keep getting sidetracked!
Isn’t that the truth about living? “I keep getting sidetracked!” – I love that line. I think you have the title of a new poem – “Sidetracked” and the first line. Here’s a challenge for you to write it! I would love to read it if you accept. Let me know if you do.
It’s exactly the way I have felt too. Come see my post – “The First Baby Step Of The Reluctant Poet”.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts for the weekly photo challenge:let there be light. I really like your photos and the background of your blog is great. I love it 🙂
🙂 thanks Jill.
Absolutely delightful! – I wish more bloggers came up with name as great. (Mine, I was instructed by a publicity person, has to be my own ‘brand’ in order to push searching and get the book moving. Boring.) You do know, I trust, that after “Wolf Hall” comes “Bring up the Bodies”? – BRILLIANT, simply brilliant. You should also try Rose Tremain’s historical fiction – just as good!
🙂 Thanks Margaret. I love the name too and I have the luxury of pleasing myself. I have ‘Bring up the Bodies’ waiting on my bookshelf – a treat for the Christmas holidays. I’ll look out for Rose Tremain.
Ok, my dear! You are making it hard for me to get to the bottom of your page to leave my own comment by making me want to respond to your responsive comments. LOL. I loved your – “I have the luxury of pleasing myself”. Such a wonderful phrase! A wistful and wise statement of one who has lived a “hub-bub life” in the past and has moved on to a different, self fulfilling time but still keeps the remembrance of yester-years in her heart. I will be waiting for your new poem titled – “Luxury” and the line – “I have the luxury of pleasing myself.
We will be waiting for your inner thoughts and how you got to – that place. There are a lot of people that need you to tell them of your experience and mindset so they can get there themselves!!
Thanks for liking my post. I like your blog, such a fine writer you are. I wish I could write like you but nonetheless can enjoy reading!
Many thanks for your kind words 🙂
I love the premise of your blog–less is always “more.” Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading of your journey. Gail
🙂 Thank you for your kine words Gail.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀
You have a very nice blog here…It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Linda
And yours Linda. Thank you.
Nice to know ya! Wish you happy blogging!
Hi Marie. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog. I loved your blog, it gives a fresh feeling. I am definitely coming back to read them 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your visit too.
I did, many thanks.
blog = “haven in a hectic world” … Amen! ❤
Of all the blogs I read regularly, yours is one of my favourites.
I know that not everyone is into blog awards, but I hope you won’t mind that, as a token of my appreciation, I’ve nominated yours for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/nominations-are-like-buses/
🙂 Many thanks.
Hello Marie, your haiku is lovely!
Thanks for the like on my post Sign, Coincidence, Synchronicity. I am a very new blogger and appreciate the encouragement 🙂
Found your blog via wordpress photo challenge. Loki forward to reading more here and enjoying the photos 🙂
Hi Marie, thanks for the likes on my blog, yours looks great, good to be across it, Vonita 🙂
😃 many thanks.
Hi Marie, thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s so nice to ‘meet’ you. Looking forward to your posts.
You have created such a lovely space to express yourself. Looking forward to following.
Thank you for your kind words.
Pleasure all mine.
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Hi there! I have nominated you for the sisterhood of the world blogger award if you take part in these types of awards you can go here https://nananettie1969.wordpress.com/ to see my post. If not thank you either way. Best wishes….Annette
Thank you. 😊
You are most welcome!
Hello Marie, thanks for finding my blog, and I’m very glad I found yours! You’ve been blogging for quite a while now, much longer than me! I shall follow you with interest…..
Thank you for your kind words Georgie. I enjoyed your blog too and look forward to your future posts.
I love Edward Lear, and I love your blog-handle! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
😊 thanks. I love him too!
Thanks for visiting Pearl St..I will love getting to know your blog.
I am a teacher too, I love teaching, it gives me satisfaction. The most interesting aspect of my teaching career happened some years ago, I was free and decided to go to every high school I could and educate the young girls about sexuality and womanhood. In the course of that, I told everyone to write a poem about him or herself. I have not recovered from the results I collected. Only then did I know that words are tools in the hands of the creator. I have grown to love poetry and literary works. I love your blog
I agree teaching is a wonderful thing to do. Sounds like you had a great experience and the young people were lucky to have an experience not many have.
I really did
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Hi, Marie! Just dropping by to say thanks for visiting my blog. Much appreciated! I see here that you do the Zentangles. Your designs are really great. I’ve been doing these for quite a while, but didn’t know there was a blog challenge for them. 🙂
Thank you. Yes there are quite a few challenges.
Very good. I’ll have to check out the one you’ve mentioned. 🙂
Gasp! What an awesome blog! I’s so excited to follow and read more!
😊 thank you for your kind words.
Very beautiful blog and so are the writings.. 🙂 Enjoyed it..
😊 many thanks Swati.
Hello, I like your blog and your amazing photos. Its nice to meet you here online 🙂
Delighted to meet you too. Hope to see you again.
Hello, yeah I am back again and I noticed the worm moving on the left side. It is amazing effect! Is it something new or I just havent noticed it before? I have to say this is the best design I have ever seen on website or blog. The sea theme and the name, plus all the effects. Wow, well done.
Many thanks, but I can’t take credit for the part of the little worm. He is part of the design and has been with me right from the start.
Oh the worm is so cool. Is that some WordPress design or you hired someone to go it for you? Its truly amazing 🙂
It’s a WordPress free theme.
Hello, Marie from another Marie. There aren’t that many of us around. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
My pleasure Marie.
Good to find your blog.
I’m fascinated by your blog, keep coming back here… what theme are you using?
😊 I think it’s called Something Fishy.
It’s really delightful 🙂
Yes. I love it!
Thank you for dropping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment, appreciated 🙂
I agree, “thank goodness” such events are rare…
My pleasure Mo.
love the photo collage – and the one with you and your dad is a fav… 🙂 – and the sunshine in the garden one…
and glad to connect in blog world –
Lovely pictures! I like the content of your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link: https://comeinsitdown.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/versatile-blogger-award/
Your participation is totally voluntary, you don’t have to accept the nomination. Should you decide not to take part, I will completely understand that and won’t be offended.
I however will appreciate it if you chose to accept it; I see the nomination process as a way to promote my fellow bloggers work across the board and to spread the word.
Thank you and best wishes,
😊thank you Anna for your kind nomination.
Thank you Marie!!!
I love the name of your blog, Marie, and the poem… really nice. 🙂
😀 thanks Marje – I love this poem.
At last to the bottom and the comment box! Ha! I really didn’t expect such a great journey to the bottom of your sea! Thanks for letting us enter your “haven from a hectic world”! I am looking forward to my time following you!! Come visit me?
My pleasure! I have already enjoyed your hospitality.😀
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Right now I am Divine Ng in your sea …. and it’s awesome !!!!
Thank you for your kind words Milan 😊
I should write diving , not divine Ng
typo mistake 😗
Thanks Marie for your continual and consistent support of my work and blog! You are too, too Sweet!
My pleasure. I enjoy your work.