Life on the Top Floor

Yesterday you had a peek at our sitting room window, from the outside.  Come on in.  We’ll go upstairs, into the kitchen.  This is our view from the breakfast table.  And it’s lilac time – almost.  White, mauve and purple, all in bud, all on the cusp of bursting into flower for one glorious week.   Our Top Time of year for breakfast beauty. Aren’t we lucky?

 

# Squaretops 30

Becky: thank you.  This month has been fun.  I’m not a natural daily blogger, but it’s been a challenge I’ve enjoyed to find a daily response, almost entirely from photos taken specially for ‘Top Squares’, and  I’ve ‘met’ bloggers I wouldn’t otherwise have come across.  I can’t resist ending as I began: with a Top Sheep-and a lamb or two.

48 thoughts on “Life on the Top Floor”

  1. And I can’t resist popping in here to share your view! It’s gorgeous- such lovely old windows! Now I’d better get over to Becky’s for the link. See you later 🙂 🙂 Top work, Margaret!

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  2. I see another trip ‘backwards’ coming from above post. Yes, you are lucky, but also, I am so glad to be away from my lilacs I had in France. They killed me every year with their perfume. Am SO allergic.
    I also love your views!!!!

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    1. Oooh no, poor you. Malcolm is a real hayfever sufferer, but lilac causes him no problems. Thank goodness then that they last little longer than a week.

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      1. When young and innocent I planted a lilac right under our bedroom window
        Our gardener friend had to take it out and away years later when I was near dead…. He did it for free because he could keep the tree. Will never forget that!

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      2. ENFIN, somebody who shares my suffering 😉
        And today, I’m being swamped with Lily of the Valley bouquets – after I ripped them out of my French garden for 12 years…. There’s no escape!

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      3. I’m so allergic that I had to wear a mask and very large sunglasses to be able to get them out of the ground…. and they do come again year after year. They are growing like weeds!

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      1. Thank you. I thought I had got away with it but received my letter a fortnight ago. It has meant a lot of re-arranging of duties with regard to the care of my mother but I think we have it sorted now.

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      2. I’m sure it’s not a mistake. I inject myself once a week with an immuno-suppressant drug and I know I am prone to catching viruses. I thought that as I have been reducing the dose over the past year they might have thought me less vulnerable.

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      3. Ah, I see. Best to stay safe. But I think we both think that a gentle walk in the fresh air, without meeting anyone, will do far more good than harm. I promise not to tell!

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  3. I remember your view, such a delightful garden. The lilacs are nearly over here and I still haven’t planted one. Well done on daily blogging, I can just about manage a daily Instagram photograph.

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