Friday, 26 February 2010

Another pretty for my favourite room!!!

Firstborn Angel is so kind and generous, she really spoils me, and often surprises me with lovelies!!!

The last pressie she bought me home was no exception!!!

I felt something was missing from my favourite room in the house (I gave you all a peek in there earlier this week!!)

I had been wondering what to get when FbA turned up with another surprise package for me!!!

It was carefully wrapped in white tissue paper!!!





I carefully unwrapped it and found....





This gorgeous lavender heart bought from the lovely Alison at Vintage Amethyst!!

I absolutely love it!!

It has the most amazing scent of lavender too!!! The whole room smells wonderful!!!

It can only make my favourite room even better!!!

Thank you FbA for buying it for me and Thank you Alison for selling them in your wonderful on-line boutique!!!

Have a great weekend ladies!!!

Kindest wishes and love






Wednesday, 24 February 2010

I just remembered that I had these little beauties!!!!

Whilst I have been off work, I have spent some of the time watching cookery programmes on TV!!!

I absolutely adore watching my all time favourite Barefoot Contessa

I also like Nigella and many others!!!!

I could watch them all day!!!

Anyway, I got to thinking about some gorgeous glasses that I bought in Venice when we were there!!

I thought that they would be ideal for not only serving drinks - but also for desserts!!!

So I sent Mr Angel into the Aladdins cave that is our loft to search for them!!!!

It took a couple of attempts, but he found them, and here they are!!!!







I hope you like them as much as I do!!!


Kindest wishes and love


Monday, 22 February 2010

My favourite room in the house!!!

Just before Christmas we had some special visitors coming to stay - but I didn't have a nice guest room for them to stay in!!!

All we had was Firstborn Angels old room - and I do mean old!!! (no photo - too awful)!!!

I decided that a complete make over was in order!!!

Everything went - I do mean everything!!!

I had the walls re-plastered, painted in a gorgeous neutral colour, new carpet, bed and furniture!!!!

And the best bit - the accessories!!!!

Now I really love it!!!








What do you think????

Kindest wishes and love


Friday, 19 February 2010

Duvets, pillows and toppers!!!

After spending a lot of time in bed recently!!!

I decided it was time for some new bed linen!!!

Firstborn Angel recommended that I have a look at the Duvet and Pillow Warehouse website!!!!

I am glad that I took her advice!!

I ordered some lovely new king size pillows and some 600 thread count sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers!!!

The pillows are so comfy - soft and supporting too!!!

The sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers are gorgeous, silky and cosy too!!

They are really good quality!!!

As I was so pleased with those things I decided to buy the mattress toppers that I had been promising myself for the last couple of years (since we slept on one at the Sofitel Hotel at Gatwick airport!!) Then I went completely mad and ordered a new all seasons Hungarian Goose Down duvet!!!!

They turned up this week and I thought you might like a peek!!!




I'll let you know how much more comfortable they make my bed!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!!

Kindest wishes and love


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Wednesday Tea for Thee and Me...

Whist reading the tenth Wednesday Tea for Thee and Me post on the lovely SilkenPurse blog I realised that it fitted in well with - a. my love of afternoon tea... and - b. with a gorgeous Christmas present that my daughter and I were given by my lovely son and his girlfriend!!!!

My daughter and I received a fabulous gift certificate for Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane!!!





We were very excited, and are really looking forward to going - although I need to wait a little longer untill I can attempt the journey to London!!!

I am a big, big fan of Afternoon Tea - it's so elegant and refined, but best of all so traditionally English!!!

I have also sampled Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Hotel in London, The Wolseley in Piccadilly London and Down Hall in Hertfordshire.

In every case the tea has been wonderful, all slightly different, but a truly marvellous experience just the same!!!


It is one of my favourite things to do!!!


Kindest wishes and love



Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Now I can show you MY Cath!!!!!!

I know it's a bit late but to join in the real original 'Show us your Cath' but I am very pleased to say that I have just had some gorgeous Cath Kidston china bought for me!!!

And I can't wait to show you what I have!!!

My dear sister - home help, personal chauffeur and IT support amongst other things bought it for me on Friday!!!!!




I was so surprised!!!


So have a look.......... what do you think????




I really love it!!!

We used the cups and saucers on Saturday for a delicious latte when my friend visited - they looked gorgeous!!!

It's so beautiful that I decided to buy these too!!!!




Anyway that's it for now - until I buy more!!!!!!!

Kindest wishes and love



Sunday, 14 February 2010

My Valentine surprise!!!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!!!

Normally my dear husband just buys me a card!!!

But this morning I woke up to.......




A lovely card!!

And.......




All these gorgeous pressies!!!!!

What a lovely surprise, I am so lucky!!!

But I feel really bad now!!!

Because I only bought ......

This!!!




Oops!!!!

Kindest wishes and love




Friday, 12 February 2010

Crochet is fun!!!

I thought you might like a quick peek the Granny squares that I began to crochet last Saturday!!!

Surprisingly (for me) I have really enjoyed making them!!!

Some days I make one and other days I make two or three!!!

Here are the ones I have made so far!!!




I am really looking forward to seeing the cushion cover that I want to make with them!!!

I might need help with that though!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!!

Kindest wishes and love


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Have you ever???

Have you ever bought something you know you shouldn't??

Well this week I made the fatal mistake of buying some of these!!!




They are Marks and Spencer Raspberry Viennese Biscuits!!

Have you ever tried them!!!! They are so delish!!! I simply cannot leave them alone!!!

The biscuit part melts in your mouth and the raspberry part is so yummy!!!

Anyway, once these have gone I am definitely not buying any more............

Honestly!!!!

Kindest wishes and love







Monday, 8 February 2010

Big progress!!!

Today I made a big jump in my progress!!! No - not the crochet!!!

I had a bath!!!! The first in five weeks!!!

Since my operation I have had to wash down from top to toe each day as we don't have a walk in shower!!!

As my knee has improved somewhat in the last few days, I decided to give a bath a go!!!

So with the aid of my personal chauffeur, IT support and home help I managed it!!!

Sorry ladies definitely no photos!!!!!

I just thought it was worth a mention!!!

Kindest wishes and love


Saturday, 6 February 2010

Looking for someone to blame!!!!

I am blaming you ladies in Blogland!!!

I don't craft!! I can knit quite nicely and I love to bake!!!

But I don't normally do either very often!!! I knit when someone is expecting a baby and I bake when we have visitors or for a special occasion!!!

However, after seeing all your lovely posts on the wonderful things you make - especially the cushion made from Granny Squares, I was inspired to pay a visit to our local craft shop - after securing the services of my personal chauffeur and IT support!!!

I decided to buy these.....




After a couple of hours of hard work and intense concentration I made this!!!!!




What do you think???

By the turn of the century I should have one of the beautiful cushions that I admire so much!!!


Kindest wishes and love


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

What a lovely surprise!!!

As you can probably guess there's not too much going on in my life at the moment!!!

I feel like a prisoner - I am only allowed out to visit the Physiotherapist!!!! I feel that I have to point out that this is not that much fun!!! Well no fun at all!!!

So when the postman dropped some letters through our door this morning it was quite exciting!!!!

There was a big thick envelope for me!!!



I know I hadn't ordered anything on-line!!! So what was it!!!

It was these two great American magazines and a beautiful card with a lovely message in it!!!




Now American Magazines are my absolute favourite!!! I never read English ones!!!

The lovely and very kind Lisa from Jumble and Jelly sent them to me!!!

Thank you so much Lisa, I can't wait to start looking at them!!!

And thank you again for the very kind and loving thought!!!

Kinsest wishes and love


Monday, 1 February 2010

A job well done!!!

Today I decided to sort out lots of accumulated bits and pieces that had been lying around my bedroom!!! I have been needing to do this for some time!!! So I asked my sister to move it all to one place so that I could put it away!!!

I stared with this!!!

I wanted to put it in the spare room cupboard, here!!!

After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing - remember I am still on crutches!!!

I did it!!!




I am pleased to have a tidy bedroom and things where I can find them easily!!!

Phew - time for a cuppa!!!

Kindest wishes and love