Friday, 30 April 2010

Thank you Claire!!

Apart from all the other gorgeous parcels I have been getting lately, yet another one popped through my door!!!

The humorous and very kind Claire at Are we nearly there yet? sent me some of her backdated magazines!!

I couldn't have been more pleased, they are lovely!!

I'm a magazine flicker, so I keep flicking through and finding different things each time!!!

They have so many beautiful pictures, and I have found suppliers that I didn't know about!!!

Thank you so much Claire they are fabulous!!!

Have a great weekend, I know I will, I have these!!!

Kindest wishes and love

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

I just had to!!

Whilst visiting all my favourite ladies on their blogs the other day I came across this...

over at Vintage Amethyst

I loved it immediately, but I'm sort of packed to the gunnels, so I thought about it for a couple of minutes!! Then I ordered it!!!

I am so glad I did, it arrived the next day!!!

It's so pretty and really does have that vintage look!!

But that's not all, the lovely Alison also put in a really beautiful gift for me too!!!


They are so pretty!!

It was just so generous and kind of her!!!

I have to say that I love everything that she has on her web shop, if you haven't already been over there, you really should it's a treat!!

I found lots more that I love too, but more about that another day!!!

Kindest wishes and love

Monday, 26 April 2010

Lucky me!!!

I have been really lucky recently!! I have won a lovely giveaway from here, and received a surprise package from this lovely lady!!

Then Kelly came home with this for me!!

It was another lovely surprise from an angel of a daughter!!!

See I told you I was lucky!!

Kindest wishes and love

Friday, 23 April 2010

Happy St Georges day!!

Today is St Georges day.

St George is the Patron Saint of England.

This is the St Georges day flag

My English friends will already know this, but for my non English friends here are some typically English things....

A London bus!

A nice cuppa, the cure all!!!

Fish and chips, always anointed with lots of salt and vinegar!

A pint of beer - not one of my favourites: but I can tell you, it's very popular with the men!!!!

And of course, typical English Sunday lunch - roast beef and Yorkshire pudding!

Hope you all enjoyed this!

Have a great weekend!

Kindest wishes and love

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Thank you Saskia

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the lovely, very kind and generous Saskia from
Join my Joy

She sent me the gorgeous surprise parcel below!!

It contained so many well chosen pretty things!!

Some lovely flower seeds, Sweetpeas, Love in a Mist and Gypsophilia to grow a beautiful friendship bouquet!! What a delightful gift!!!

A really cute address book with tiny windmills and dutch figures on the cover in the blue and white of Delft china!!

An assortment of pretty tags and stickers, and two lovely cards!!

It's easy to see that Saskia put a lot of thought and love into these gorgeous gifts!

Thank you my dear friend!

I really do appreciate your generosity!

Kindness wishes and love

Monday, 19 April 2010


And totally smitten!!!

Never in a million years did I think I would ever be writing this post!!!
I'm amazed at myself, this has taken me by surprise!!!
I have resisted for well, ever!!

Kelly has gone on about it, saying how great it is, and more recently my sister, but ME - no way!!!

What is it - it's not new, lots has been said about it, but I really didn't think I would be one of them!!!

What is it?

It's this...

I reluctantly watched the films!!!

The books sat on my table for weeks and I didn't touch them!

Then one morning last week I began Twilight, I could not put it down!!

The whole saga is so compelling and addictive!!!

In five days I had read the lot!!!


Kindest wishes and love

Friday, 16 April 2010

Shopping Frenzy!!!!

Since booking my holiday to Hong Kong and Thailand, I realised that I don't have many summer clothes, well not so much summer clothes as summer dresses!!!

You all saw the one I bought in M&S a couple of weeks ago, well I love it and thought that I should buy a couple more!!

I am also going to Italy for a few weeks in July and I'll be able to wear them there too!!!

I found a few dresses that I liked, but I found a couple of other things that I thought would be useful too!!!

Ooops!! Do you think I got a bit carried away???

Have a great weekend.

Kindest wishes and love

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Last week my Nephew Flea came for a sleepover!

He came at teatime one day and stayed till just after lunch the next day!!!

He was a very good boy!!!

When I asked him what he wanted for breakfast he decided on pancakes!! He loves the american style ones!!

So I made them for him

He likes them with these (all on the same pancake!)

I thought I'd better try one (ok then mabye two!)





Kindest wishes and love

Monday, 12 April 2010

Happy 50th Birthday!

Today is my sister's 50th birthday!!

Happy birthday Jill, you all know who she is - don't you!!

Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy your cake!!!

With lots of love

Friday, 9 April 2010

Give away parcel!!!

A little while ago I entered an Easter givaway over at Cally's Cottage!!

Much to my surprise I was announced as one of the winners - yay!!!

At the end of last week a parcel popped through my letterbox!!!

It was my prize from the lovely Cally

Look what she sent

A beautiful hand made Easter Card and a gorgeous Easter bag filled with goodies

A pretty heart and a wonderful lavender bag, the smell is devine!!!

Aren't they absolutely delightful??

Cally is so kind and generous, she really spoiled me!!!

I really love them, thank you so much Cally!

Have a lovely weekend

Kindest wishes and love

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The history of the table mat - well my table mats!!!!!

In the thirty six years we have been married Mr angel and I have had four sets of placemats!!

Our first ones were these!!! They were a wedding present, and I loved them!!!

We had them for years!

Then they started to wear out: in fact they were worn out, but I found it difficult to get rid of them!!

I decided that they just had to go, so I retired them, well gave them a funeral really - into the bin!!

I thought it would be a good idea to buy some clear glass ones!!

Easy to keep clean, went with everything as they were clear glass!

They were fine at first, then they started to chip, and got little sharp edges, and the little buffer pads on the bottom stuck to the mat underneath, pulling them off and making it difficult to get them out of the drawer!!!

After several battles, they went in the bin!!!

Then I found these, and again we've had them for years!!!

But lately they have started to wear out and the coating is coming loose!!

They followed the glass ones to the bin!!!

But, only after I found these in BHS in the sale, and thought that they would suit us!!

What do you think??

Kindest wishes and love

Monday, 5 April 2010

Ladies who lunch!

This week my very lovely and kind friend Val emailed me to ask if she could come over and take me out for coffee!!

As I'm still not driving after my operation, I was delighted at the opportunity to get out for a while!

We stayed locally and Val drove into Epping, to here

We ordered a lovely latte, we had a good chat and of course we checked out some holiday brochures!!!

Then we decided to have a spot of lunch!

I ordered a delicious goat cheese tart

and Val had a yummy salmon and asparagus quiche!!

The food is really good, but that's not all they sell!


It all looks devine, but I was good and didn't buy anything!!

We had a lovely time!!

Kindest wishes and love