Thursday, 30 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
The garden is blooming well now,and the fruits of my labours are showing...the AKTINIDIA looked beautiful this morning bathed in early morning sunlight,I had to rush out and get a photo before the sun decided to disappear.Sieze the day and all that!
I have been out there most evenings when the weather has been good enough,I just love it.Of course it does mean the house starts to look a bit jaded but we get so little really nice weather I feel I have to make the most...hope you are all keeping well and busy.It is the time of year when my mind (like many of yours,I am sure)starts to think of small changes you might make at home...I am set on getting rid of my practical but huge leather sofas in favour of some white slipcovered ones....not sure it is altogether practical with three cats and two sons...does anyone have any advice before I take the plunge?
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Ohhh,I got up early this morning and went car booting!
Look what I found.You know when you find something you just LOVE and it costs pennies(even better).This lovely shabby chic lampshade replaces one I was never so keen on and my vintage standard lamp. I just love it to bits.Happy girl.I love looking at all your blogs and seeing what inspires you all...somehow it inspires me more! Hope you all have alovely weekend...she says,sipping her cherry and cinnamon tea and admiring her rosy lamp aglow.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I had a busy few days in the garden this holiday.I dug out an overgrown messy flowerbed and paved the area,placing pots and a bench there from where I can sit and drink my coffee.It didnt take long and I am pleased with the result..I love my garden but I do need to have it easy to take care of.
The boys helped me dig out the VERY established plants as some of them did not want to move easily.It will be so much easier for me to look after,and I have already drunk coffee(and eaten easter eggs) surveying the garden from the bench.
Just goes to show ..you can do anything you set your mind to!
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Just to wish you all a Happy Easter.Hope you all have a lovely time with your families.
I have hidden the eggs away for my boys and told them not to buy me any chocolate.Daffs will be nicer.Maybe.Or maybe I will just pinch a bit of theirs.
The garden has kept me very busy so have not posted for a while,though I have been reading other blogs ,some of which I find very inspiring.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
This is my first ever attempt at wallpapering and I did a fine job if I do say so and all that.Am so pleased with it.
Working full time and trying to do stuff is just hard work sometimes as a million things seem to get in the way.I am sure you all feel the same way!
Anyway,the satisfaction is all the greater when you do it yourself...though if I win the lottery I will GET SOMEONE IN!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Another busy weekend passes.Had to clear the loft ready for it's being properly insulated.Nothing of any interest up there,so I consoled myself with a trip out on Sunday,after the opening of the MOTHERS DAY cards from my lovely sons...who had both been to Cath Kidston to find me little packages to make me smile.They did.How sweet that they care enough to hang out there,both being boys and well into the age where it is the last place on earth they want to hang out.My day ended with some listing on ebay and a huge bottle of wine with friends...ready for work the next day.The work in the loft still found me tired this morning,but the sight of the pristine loft has lifted my spirits!
It even smells good!
Monday, 2 March 2009
I had a busy weekend,how about you?
Found these lovely "inspirational texts"on ebay USA and just had to have a go!
They are great as they cling to smooth surfaces(even old cottage walls)and you can take them down without marking the walls.It was tricky to get the hang of at first but I am really delighted with the finished result.Now,I must think what I could put in the bathroom....apart from the wall of lovely antique roses wallpaper a la Kidston that is the next job.Have a great week everyone...
Friday, 20 February 2009
I love Blooms flowers,especially the roses...they are not cheap but they look so good and last forever.Friends and family know they are a favourite "gift" for me so I have now got quite a few.And their sale is brilliant!
Thursday, 19 February 2009
And of course..U2 were on.Had to watch.So we did,and consumed a bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine too.I slept like a log! Am getting too old for drinking too much wine....for sure.But there you go.I will try and avoid it at lunchtime but can't make any promises.
Hope you are all well and having a good day out there in "blogland"
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
I ventured out early this morning to tackle the overgrown roses and generally tidy up a little(now rained off!)and found my snowdrops are nodding their snowy white heads ...who doesn't love snowdrops?
The blackbirds sought the opportunity to pester me(nicely!for titbits.Well,I couldn't say "no" could I?
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Junk shop chest of drawers and Madonna...one of my all time favourite "finds"from a car boot,I love her "battered"and soft look.
And Charlie,a neighbours cat who is a frequent (and not always welcome to Mouse!) visitor.He IS beautiful though.
Mine is one of only two gardens in the street of terraced houses and so all the cats gravitate here(the other garden is frequented by the owners dogs and far less hospitable!)I Do love seeing them all,but not so keen on the inevitable clean up job!Bless em!
My garden,my humble treasures!
People who inspire me...
My sons,my Mum, My Sister(Es,I love you)Rachel Ashwell,Cath Kidston,Nelson Mandela,Bono,Barack Obama,and people who never give up.