Thursday, 26 November 2009
Alfie and Annie Rose were always favourites but Rosie's absolute favourite was 'Dogger'.
Oh, the relief every time we read it when Dogger was reunited with his rightful owner having been sold at the school fair! My son bought me Shirley's biography many years ago and I shall enjoy reading this again too.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
The weather was perfect. It was lovely to be back into summer clothes. This was taken on the morning we left to come home, back to such dreadful weather.
Birthday - Yes, another birthday has been and gone. My daughter surprised me with a day out in London, lunch in a very nice restaurant, then tickets to the Royal Albert Hall to see Gilbert O'Sullivan who I have loved for many, many years and I didn't even know he still did tours. (For you younger readers, he sang 'Alone Again Naturally'). We had a fantastic view from one of the boxes.
I have always love the perfume 'Diorissimo' ever since someone gave me some 40 years ago!
With some birthday money I decided to buy some perfume but this time to have a change. However, having tried about 20 different ones in John Lewis I came away with my old favourite, I just love it more than any other. Do you have a favourite scent?
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
She was made by Kennett & Lindsell Ltd and is a size 14 (though I think her waist looks quite tiny to be this size).
If you hate shopping at Ikea this may make you laugh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcaaehKaC8
Sunday, 11 October 2009
One book I treasure is an 1896 edition of 'Pride and Prejudice' which my mother gave me many years ago. The illustrations are delightful and the pages have originally been 'uncut' - the reader would have had to cut them open before the book could be read.
On a completely different note, this sign has recently been erected near where my daughter lives. How could Southampton City Council not have noticed their mistake?!
Monday, 5 October 2009
If you are interested in similar items or any gardenalia do visit the seller's website at www.thevintagegardenco.co.uk as they have some lovely items at very reasonable prices.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
and this mug I ordered from Susan Hill's website here. It says 'She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain', a quote from Louisa May Alcott. (£7.99 plus free p&p if you are interested).
Saturday, 19 September 2009
I forgot to photograph it before I painted it but this is the before
and after I distressed it.
A while ago I bought this cupboard on ebay for £25 as I thought it had 'potential'.
It took me a whole day (and two large tins of stripper) to remove all the layers of paint to reveal.......
I absolutely love it now and want to put it in our new bathroom (which is the next room to be tackled). I don't know what wood it is. It's not pine but is very heavy and stands on tiny wooden castors.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
First a prezzie for hubby in Jack Wills
Last weekend the weather was equally nice and we visited a National Trust property called The Vyne in Hampshire. It's an impressive 16th century house dating back to Henry VIII's reign. It's a real mis-match of styles as one owner of the house was a definite recycler taking bits of the house such as doors, wall hangings, fireplaces etc. from one area and utilising them somewhere else.
We've been thinking of having a summerhouse at the bottom of our garden. I'd like one like this!