Monday, 31 December 2007

ABBA Happy New Year

I can hardly believe this Abba song was released 27 years ago. Listen to it for some nostalgia!

Happy New Year

Well here we are on the last day of 2007 going forward to another year and wondering what 2008 will bring. On a personal level I hope we get to move house, that the chain at the bottom starts to move and the house we put in an offer on months ago is still ours for the wanting. I hope that my daughter's dream job isn't, after all, part of the redundancies package which has been announced where she works and I hope that all us vintage enthusiasts are inundated with orders as others decide, too, that the vintage look is for them!

I recently posted about old and new friends and no sooner had I done so I made a new blog friend. Michele from Cowboys & Custard telephoned me in response to a comment I left on her blog about living in Coverack in Cornwall.

It seems we had both lived there in the 60s and despite not remembering each other we had a long conversation finding that we had known so many of the same people , reminding each other of some we had forgotten. Thankyou so much for contacting me Michele and that 'journey' down memory lane.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2008. Thankyou all for your comments and friendship throughout 2007.

(Hope you enjoy the YouTube Happy New Year above.)

Sunday, 23 December 2007

I'm dreaming of .........

I was sent this ecard and just LOVE it. Click on the link to listen to Santa and the reindeers singing. You will have to turn off my music player and may have to turn up the volume.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Friends Old & New

Last weekend my friend Janice from Cornwall (on the right) came to stay. We have been best friends for 44 years! This picture was taken when we were 14 years old. We've been friends through all stages of our lives - as teenagers, our weddings, our first homes, our babies, toddlers and then having teenagers ourselves. Now we are middle aged ladies (though we hate to admit it) with grown up children and our conversations are no longer about boys and the Beatles and now are more likely to be about hot flushes and how we don't want to be grannies........yet!

Last night I had a dinner party for more of my close friends, the newest being Jane (co website owner) of 2 years and the longest one of 17 years. We toasted 'Friendship' and I also thank all you new friends I have made through blogging for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Christmas Lights

I leave these Ikea lights out all year round as I like them so much. The heart shaped one is hard to find as they sell out really quickly. I thought I would look on ebay for a friend who wanted one and shock, horror, the last three sold for £36, £45 and £102!! Considering they cost approx £16 this is amazing!!
Last week I went to London with a friend. Harrods had fake snow blowing off from the top of the building.
It was really busy (of course). This is the food hall.
We had reserved a table for lunch in Harvey Nicholls as it was more of a day out than a shopping trip for us. The meal was delicious - we had Pate, then Butternut Squash Risotto and one of the best Pinot Grigios I have ever tasted. The whole experience was wonderful and I shall definitely go again.
The day after I went to visit my friend Lianne who has recently opened a unit at a craft centre near Andover in Hampshire. She owns a company called Fabricraft and she is able to run her business and sell her lovely items in this shop. I bought some pretty materials from her.

This weekend I have been busy lining wicker baskets. Here is one I lined with Laura Ashley material.