Love Is All Around

It was a tough choice this morning.
 Do I lead with the photo to Colin Firth winning the BAFTA award 
for his role in The King's Speech last night or a valentine's card? wasn't a touch choice :)

and this is for you...wishing you a
Happy Valentine's Day!

image via card purchased in Paris

For those of you who have joined in on the fun for my surprise giveaway...
I thank you!  Great comments...great insight. I can't wait for Friday!
There is still time to join in for those of you who would like too.. here.

Weekend Doings...

I went along to see True Grit yesterday and enjoyed the performances 
by Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges. There is no doubting that Mattie Ross
 has true grit in this role. She is one feisty and clever little girl. 

Have you seen it? What did you think?

I am still working my way thru the films nominated for an Oscar.
So far I have seen: The King's Speech, True Grit, 
The Kid's Are All Right and Toy Story 3,

Still to go: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, 127 Hours, 
The Social Network and Winter's Bone

Is it me or are there more movies than usual in this category?
Not sure how I am going to fit it all in...blogging time
may have to be sacrificed..another tough choice :)

Here a butterfly, there a butterfly...

Mr. H and I took a little time out to ourselves. He watched as
I chased a few butterflies around the Butterflies in the Glass House 
exhibit at Wisley Gardens.  We took a stroll thru the gardens 
and then went out to lunch. Just the two of us...
can't tell you how long it has been since we did that!

Whether you look up or look down, there is no doubt that
Spring is on it's way :)

Hooley Dooley...I just realised,
I hit my 500th post today!
Only appropriate that Colin starts off this one :)

Best wishes to all for a love filled day!


  1. Two words re your first picture - Ding Dong!
    Have a lovely day.

  2. It's nice that you have seen so many of the nominated movies...there are more this year...they have added them for one reason or another.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Your pictures are beautiful!

    Have a great week, Jeanne!


  3. Happy Valentine's Day. I've still got a couple of those films to see yet as well. I missed True Grit the 1st time around. I saw the original. (Would you believe I was only 3 mon old? No I didn't think so.)

  4. Jeanne, We watched the original True Grit on tv the same weekend we went to the theater and saw the new one. Both quite good, though I enjoyed the ending of the original better. Your butterfly excursion looked like fun and what a sweet date with your husband. Have a wonderful week and Happy Valentine's Day ♥ ~Blessings, Janet

  5. Janet...I will have to watch the original True Grit too. I agree, the ending in this version wasn't the greatest.
    Love that little Mattie though :)

    Sandy...not sure I want to even think how old I was when the original came out..just checked..I was 12 yrs old, the original with John Wayne came out in 1969 :) oh dear....

    Thank you Jane :)

  6. Happy Valentine's Day and Colin is looking ever so handsome!
    Congratulations on the 500 milestone!

    Your trip to the gardens looks like a fun date with your husband, and the weather looked like it was perfect.

  7. Thanks Leslie...thinking Mr. H today and Colin Firth, what a day!!

  8. Happy Valentine's day Jeanne. Congratulations too on your 500th blog. x

  9. Hurray for Colin and so glad you enjoyed your honey in the garden :)

  10. Yikes I have not even seen one of those movies yet. I think I will start off with The King's Speech. Anything to do with royalty always interests me. BTW, Colin was a perfect choice.

  11. Haven't seen True Grit yet...just the original. And that was a BAD first "college" date, and it was AWFUL! Now...if Colin Firth had been my date....

    Jane (artfully graced)

    ps Inception is very interesting...

  12. Yes, you made the right decision....Colin Firth should always come first. Lovely photography! Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. I do love Colin Firth, I must go see the kings speech. Happy valentines to you too!

  14. Colin Firth is like the little black dress of blogging - always appropriate!:-D So glad he won.

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, Jeanne.

    Now I'm off to bed - and tomorrow I'm off to London. Looking forward to warmer weather - it is freezing cold here!

  15. What a wonderful day...having lunch with your husband...just quiet time alone is marvelous! The butterfly pics are gorgeous! Loved seeing True Grit too. It will be interesting to see what mins at the bet is the King's Speech. I haven't seen many of the others...don't need to.

  16. Colin Firth has nothing on you, Jeanne. 500 posts - wow. I bet he has never written a single post.


  17. Isn't Colin dreamy? It's exciting to see him receiving so much recognition. Hope he wins the Oscar as well. Loved True Grit, but never saw the original.

  18. Jeanne - quite the perfect way to start a post. Thank you!

    I have heard True Grit heralds a new era in heroines for girls (of all ages). Looking forward to seeing it.

  19. 500 posts! Just astounding, Jeanne. And not to forget your 4 other blogs, either ☺. I love that heart photo - where did you find it? J x

  20. Hi Jane...the heart is from a card I bought on a street corner in Paris... :)

  21. 500 posts and all around general fabulousness! Congrats!

  22. Jeanne, you lead the best life. You do.

  23. I really loved The King's Speech. Black Swan was good too but left me a bit - ahem - disturbed for a few days.

  24. Late but better than never; Dear Friend, Happy Valentine's to you and yours!


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