Monday, 29 August 2016

Trinidad or Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria


           Our Bank Holiday in pictures


        Charity shop finds at Milnthorpe,          
     Cumbria on the way to the caravan.


                        Brolly £2,  
         plates and Swiss napkins £2.50.


      Fresh from the tree Victoria plums 
               for hubby's breakfast.


     Lazing around before a stroll around  
            Grange-Over-Sands and a 
               locally made ice cream.


              The simple things in life.

     Hubby laughed when I refused a trip 
        to Trinidad and said I preferred 
     Grange-over-sands and our caravan 


   Nearly forgot tea in the Royal Oak Inn 
    at Lindale.  The best food around.

          Hope you've had a good 
                 Bank Holiday too


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What's on my workdesk today ....

On Monday my lovely Goddaughter and two of my friends
came round 

Amy is off to Lancaster University in October 
and this is the cushion she made to go with her bedding.

Susan acted as the tutor, Ruth gave guidance on stitching
and I provided cakes and cuppas.

Congratulations and good luck to all the new university 
We certainly wish Amy well in her chosen field of study Maths.

Time for a bit of deskhopping over at Julia's place

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Weather, wine and Walsall

Even though it rained all weekend we had a lovely time with friends 
Vix & Jon aka Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique from Walsall.  

 On Friday night we went down to the local pub for a meal and a few beers.
Then Saturday it had to be a trip over to our favourite spot of Todmorden.  After buying provisions on the market and a mooch around the charity shops it was into the Old Co-op for a gorgeous vegetarian lunch and a bit of shopping.

Naturally we couldn't walk past Picture House Antiques without popping in 
to see what goodies were in store this week.  
I did resist a little sepia picture and a miniature musical
sewing box, I may have to go back for them during the week.

This is the dress I wore Friday night, its one I picked up from Jane Hamilton at Judy's Affordable Vintage last year in Manchester

This Plutina dress, worn on Saturday,  was another from Jane Hamilton when she was at York Festival of Vintage earlier this year.

This is my brain fog head ..... I still haven't solved the problem of why only some of my pictures load from my phone to my pc.  I am very persistent and will keep trying.  Well either that or I'll be hitting the two bottles of wine that Vix & Jon brought us. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

What's on my desk this week ...

On my desk this week are these pen nibs that one of my vintage trader friends thought I might be able to create something with.

Also this Art Deco frame that I picked up on Sunday.  I'm putting this photo in of our lovely friends.

I'm hoping to get back into some form of creative work by next week.  I'm still having to do my blog from my phone as I can't get the pics to load onto my PC. 


Friday, 5 August 2016

Friday Smiles

Look what the little munchkins next door did to the 
storage cupboard with the help of Mummy of course.

Stripping the old paper off.

Great job Evie and Jack.

It's now a wonderful cloakroom for coats and shoes.

But it's also a mini theatre and school room with its chalk board door.

Didn't they do a fantastic job 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

What's not on my desk this week

Well we are home from a nice few days at the caravan.  
Do you like the plate ?  I picked it up for £2.50.

There's nothing to show you on my desk this week as I'm busy being a good housewife.  I've even had the vac out.
So I hope you will forgive me.  I'm being creative by moving everything round, it's the only way I can cope with the boredom of cleaning haha.

Don't think I will be needing my sun hat after all this cleaning, it's lashing down outside.
Might as well stay in with a nice cuppa and a good book