Cowart's Common Room

A really lovely spring day with plenty of sunshine, even got my sunglasses out to wear. I can see too that the buds on the Rose bushes are beginning to form also.

Nights are still a tad chilly so woodburner lit, and Daisy is lying fully outstretched in front of it snoring her head off.

Just going to take a tour of the site, whatever you are doing for the weekend, have a great one.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 7th Mar 2009 - 12:21AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 26

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Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 12:23AM

Frances's Avatar Good evening to you Camilla, and to those other owls I see might be about to land on the perch.

It was a strangely mild early March day in New York.

What a treat I had to meet up with a friend from my teenaged and even college years (and her wonderful professor husband) who were visiting from out of town.

It is so much fun to re-connect quickly and realize that the interim decades since we last sat down at the same table were ... but a blink of the eye.

How I do wish that I had more than tomorrow left on my week's vacation. Just getting the hang of freedom.

See you soon Camilla, and others ... Tiggy, hoping you will land on the owl perch.


Posted by: Frances on 7th Mar 2009 at 12:39AM

Camilla's Avatar Good Evening Frances, and to Tiggy... Tiggy you are back.!safe and well.

Frances - thank you, March has come round quickly, Spring is on it's way.

That must have been so wonderful to have met up after such a long time Frances with your friend, lots to chat about I bet.

Wish you could have another week off from work, time goes so quickly, how's the knitting project coming along?


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:01AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:02AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Hi Frances,
Just got home from Australia to-day. Big drop in temp from 38c to 2c. Trying to catch up on the sight. Need to get back into hard work now, and catch up on my blog, not to mention the garden, decorating, emails etc.Had such a lovely time with Yum-Yum (SIL), Palomina, Rascal and Scallwag. Palomina being induced the week of 11 May. Finished all my projects over there, they all wanted me to stay for ever. Nice they feel that way. Hope you had a great week off. It's so lovely to mootch and drift. Tigger keeping wonderfully well. Arrived at the airport looking so smart in his new Cashmere Coat I bought for him in Nice last year. Muffin and Mush were there too. Muffin was so excited, and couldn't wait for me to open the case for her prezzies. Will b3e bck on the perch as soon as I get sorted. xx

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:12AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Hi there Camilla, and hello to Puffin and CS. Latest news above, talk to you soon. Little grandsons very sad I had to come home, but had such a great time with them. It's awful having them so far away, but they will be here for Christmas with the new baby.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:18AM

Hi Night Owls!!!! How are you all? Very Happy

Lovely Paintings Camilla and Daisy, what can we say, pretty rough -yes? You been out in the fresh spring air, no wonder. hee hee. bless. Stay warm on this cold night, oh thank goodness for woodburners or fireplaces in my case. Cozy!!

And Frances, been catching up a little on your vacation, sounds just wonderful. And more so shared with an old friend. The Park must be really starting to green up, wont it be spectacular! Pictures Pictures Please Please. Wink Looking forward to seeing them.

Missed you today Puffin, how's the pups doing? Looks like we are going to have a decent sunset so guess where I'm going. oh and darn it if I went and forgot to get peas to make the soup. Remind me later or in the morning over coffee. hugs xxx

sweet dreams friends, xxx

Posted by: Seashell Cosmos on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:22AM

Frances's Avatar Tiggy, you have had a fabulous trip ... you were wonderful to put up the posts with all the wonderful photos. Probably the only way I will ever see those parts of OZ. Sending best wishes to the mother to be with the big appointment.

Glad also that you got that fine greeting at the airport.

Don't dive in too quickly to the demands of your b and b.

(Know that you will dive in quickly, anyhow!) xo

Posted by: Frances on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:24AM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Tiggy,

Pleased to know you arrived back safely, you must notice that drop in temperature, glad to know that Tiiger has been keeping well, bet he missed you.

Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures with us while you were in Australia along with your wonderful posts, I loved all the pretty vintage things you bought over there. Ah, little Muffin will adore what you bought for her I know, so too Mush.

Great to know that you enjoyed your stay with your daughter and rest of family. Look forward to reading your blog.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:25AM

Tiggy, Welcome Home!! Have really enjoyed your photos, lucky you!! Very Happy And lucky us with you sharing them, thanks! Oh, sad to leave, yes. Well, I'm glad you had a wonderful time, it really showed in your writing and photos. Great to 'see' you back home. xxx

Posted by: Seashell Cosmos on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:27AM

Frances's Avatar Camilla, I have done some sketching, photographing, and worked on knitting and crocheting. And reading and, and, and.

How I wish that I could have another ... oh, perhaps five, six, seven weeks off!

I will be up early tomorrow to get the laundry done. And then the rest of Saturday will see me making a few quick trips around town to take care of various errands.

Did I make any doctors' appointment for overdue checkups? No, I did not. Did I manage to have lunch or visit with many friends that I have sadly overlooked? No, I did not.

Am I fairly relaxed? Yes, I am.


Posted by: Frances on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:28AM

Puffin's Avatar We started out with a grey day,but it soon changed to sun
and warmth.
I wish I could say we have buds on anything here,just in the house.
I made an Angel cake and we had it with Strawberry ice cream .Bob with his useral cup of Tea.
I am sending you a piece and some ice cream paked in dry ice.Enjoy.
Your print reminded me of a piece of wall paper that was framed under glass and used on top of a luggage rack for a
tea table " at the farm."
Wishing you sweet deams,I' ll be back later for You Tube.

Posted by: Puffin on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:30AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:31AM

Camilla's Avatar Tiggy - that will be something really special to look foward to at Christmas, and even more special with new baby, love babies.!


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:37AM

Camilla's Avatar Thankyou Seashell, really was like a spring day yesterday, nice to see some sunshine. Woodburner is a blessing, should hopefully stay alight till morning. I will though turn on the electric blanket when I hop into bed soon, do not like a warm room, but the blanket is very comforting on a chilly night.

Hope you are keeping cozy and warm Seashell.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:41AM

Puffin's Avatar I see Seashell has made it to our perch for a visit.
I forgot to remark on you paintings-Camilla--
I enjoy so much when you come across this vein of painting.
Not that I don't love the rest.These just seem to touch me
where I live.
It seems as if the owl's perch is starting to wake up again.
I enjoyed reading everyones posting.
I will look for the new pictures from Tiggywinkle's travels.
May send you a P.M. later.
With my last cuppa coffee.

Posted by: Puffin on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:45AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Puffin,

Angel cake, Puffin that is one of my old time favourites.! and with icecream too..... yummy! thank you, would love a piece of that cake.

Not sure if I have posted this video before, but if there are any perhaps that you would like me to post, will be happy to do so.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:46AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Puffin,

The first painting is by the artist George Dunlop Leslie, and is entitled:- The Young Gardener. I would have loved to have posted a large copy, but it came through much smaller.

The other painting is by another favourite artist of mine Helen Allingham, noted for her scenes of Cottages, this one is entitled:- A Story On The Lawn.

I have a pair of large oil paintings on my wall in the sitting room, one of woman going out of the Cottage, and the other same woman going back in later, they do very much look like Allingham, been in the family for years although I am not sure who the artist is.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 01:53AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances,

You are such a talented lady, all beautiful creative things, and yes to reading Frances, two books on the go here, and one of them I had to renew at library because I still have not finished reading yet.

I hope that you will be able to follow up that GP appointment, which reminds me, I have one up soon, not serious though.

Perhaps Frances when you have some more free time from shop you will be able to catch up with those friends, do hope so.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 02:01AM

Frances's Avatar Camilla, I have a little book of Helen Allingham's paintings, given to me by a friend who has a cottage in Surrey.

She was a good observer, who saw not just the charm, but also some of the hard reality of living in those picturesque cottages.

Well...I am about to start my wind down. I wish you all sweet dreams. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening.


Posted by: Frances on 7th Mar 2009 at 02:03AM

Puffin's Avatar I guess I forgot to click Comment-
My message is gone,any way.
I wanted to say it was nice to see Seashell-here.
Just returned from Tiggywinkle's blog and enjoyed her photo's.
The Sugar Loaf in Maine-U.SA is a great place to visit too.
I enjoyed your photo's -Camilla-always enjoy them ,but some just seem to touch me where I live.
May send you a P.M. later.
Nice to see so many interesting Owls on the perch.

Posted by: Puffin on 7th Mar 2009 at 02:12AM

Camilla's Avatar Oh Frances, how wonderful to be the owner of that book.

Night Night Frances and to all other owls here on the perch, sweetest of dreams to you all, see you tomorrow.

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Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 02:12AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Puffin,

Do you have a favourite artist? It is late here, will look forward to reading Tiggy's blog tomorrow.

I am off to hit the sack....Smile night night Puffin.


Posted by: Camilla on 7th Mar 2009 at 02:16AM

Puffin's Avatar we have a painting of a covered bridge scene in the snow
that we went to see once in N.H.We saw it in the summer.
He traveled all over Europe when He was younger .
We seem to collect seascapes.
We even bought one in Ocean City,Md.that was painted in
Bar Harbor,Me. and brought it home.
I think my favorite-is the one that hangs over my desk that my computer sits on.
A white picket fence with sea roses spilling over it and
a brown shingled cottage at the end of path.The sea is in the background with sail boats against a pastel sky.
My dream cottage.
I would have to take it down to tell you who painted it,but she lives on the cape[cape cod].
Almost another of my tales.How we came by it.
I enjoy Claude Monet.
The paintings I like are ones that you don't have to guess what they are surposed to be,[I call it Modern art ???]
I have been told that I am out of step with the times.
The only ones near that look were by my dear friend,now passed away,Karnig who painted in bright pastels.
He spent his summers on an island.
As for music,We seem to enjoy much the same things.
If you run across more Enya ,they are lovely.
Michael Bolton-voice--Jim Brickman-piano.
Nat King Cole or Billy Eckstine---Lou Rawls--all favorites of mine=Have to put on my thinking cap.

Good night again--

Posted by: Puffin on 7th Mar 2009 at 04:17AM

Puffin's Avatar Quick note,Camilla,
The Secret Garden-Green Waves--I played that too.I think any of those would be very relaxing.
I will try and go back and play some more,before they wipe
lovely scenes and magical music--nes pas ??
How do you find all these lovely pieces ??
I shouldn't ask-- your wonderful secret.

Posted by: Puffin on 7th Mar 2009 at 04:35AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Puffin,

I loved reading about your paintings and music, Nat King Cole was one of my mother's favourite singers.

I will seek out The Secret Garden Green Waves for you Puffin.

nighty night.


Posted by: Camilla on 8th Mar 2009 at 01:46AM

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