Monday, 31 October 2011

Summer Fun

Well I'm still catching up with things. 

Here is a quick run-down of some of the other things we did over the summer holidays.

Sitting by the river have picnics.

Day trips out for Little Miss and her friends (yes they found an app on my iphone to do this with).

Pretty birthday cakes made.

Feeding the ducks.

Plenty of walks with pretty scenery.

Afternoon tea here.

Pretties for sale in the tea room.

Treasure hunting.

Face painting for both of us.


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Recent charity and car boot hunts

In the last couple of months we have managed to find some great bargains. Mainly at car boots sales as the charity shops seem to have put up all their prices again!

I know they are raising money for very worthy causes but it does annoy me when you see certain charity shops selling things for more than you can buy them new. 

A lovely little cupboard that is currently being transformed into a bedside table. An old puzzle, scrabble and some lovely material.

A beautiful little table with lift up lid, waiting to be transformed. An old map book and a silver jubilee tin. The tin now holds my washing tablets so much better than those plastic boxes. 

But this tin is a prime example of bad pricing in the charity shops. I had previously seen this in the charity shop for £3.50. They had not managed to sell it so it was relegated to the box outside the front of the shop with a sign asking for a 10p donation! Well I snapped it up and gave them a lot more than the 10p they were asking for. 

I have been after a larger Fred for ages, he matches my little cruet Fred's. Pretty china, more material, a cute little basket and my marvellous old little set of steps. 

I was looking for a step ladder and had seen the modern ones in the shops, all plastic and metal. Then at the boot fair the other week I saw this lovely set of ladders. I wandered over and asked how much. One pound! Well that money left my purse so quick it was unbelievable.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Caterham Vintage & Art Fair

Following on from this post, about the Caterham Vintage & Art Fair, we had a great time when we visited it.

Money was a bit short on the day but I found this for my lovely Little Miss.

I also fell in love with the gorgeous items on Suzie Sharp's stall. 

Some of the other stalls that were there included Katy Lou, Stag & Bow and Little Toucan.

We are looking forward to the next fair on 17th December 2011, and saving our money up for it.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

July Scavenger Hunt (oh dear its more than a bit late)

Well here is my very late list for the July Photo Scavenger Hunt.

A flag - the flag of Devon.
A kite - unopened and ready to fly.
A celebration - birthday candle.
Fields - a map of fields in a newly discovered (by us) museum.
Flip flops - mine and Little Miss ready by the patio door.
Ice-cream - oh if only it was a real one.
Red white & blue - my fabulous wellies.
Sea shells - hanging in a display on a door.
Something that makes you happy (but not a person or animal) - my new to me bookshelf. Now I can put all my books out so this makes me happy.
Stars - these are special magic stars left behind by Father Christmas and collected by Little Miss each year.
Stripes - on my deckchair.
Strawberries - piled up and looking yummy.


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Summer Swap

I took part in the lovely Bekis Summer Swap.

I was paired up with Christals Creations

These are the gorgeous items I received in the post, and she also popped in a little something special for my Little Miss.

Thank you so much.

I hope you enjoyed your parcel as much as we enjoyed yours.


Friday, 21 October 2011


Sometimes friendship can be very surprising. I have a very special friend who's birthday present this was. 

If you had spoken to me 5 years ago and said that we would be friends I wouldn't of believed you.

But in that time we have been through some very tough times and have been there for each other.

Our friendship is an unexpected pleasure, and is so cherished.


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wonderful Weekend At Dawlish

Start of the summer holidays and we went away with my mum for a lovely long weekend at Dawlish. 

As usual our train journey started out with sandwiches. We have a family tradition of taking marmalade sandwiches and bacon sandwiches for on the train.

Dawlish is a beautiful place and was were my Mum and Dad had their honeymoon in 1970. We know Dad was with us on holiday in spirit and was watching us all enjoy ourselves.

The weekend was made up of fantastic views as we walked around Dawlish and headed into Teignmouth.

So loved the ladybirds, I can remember going on these when I was younger.

We also had great eats.

Oh we do love pasties and cream teas. With a cream tea do you have it the Cornish (jam then cream) or the Devon (cream then jam) way?

We had a lovely wander around Exeter and had a visit to the cathedral.

These two stained glass windows were a lovely surprise on the top floor of one of the shops.

Dawlish is well know for an unusual type of bird.

Black swans, we were very lucky and saw cygnets as well.

We all had a wonderful time in Dawlish and will be revisiting again.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Naughty, naughty me...

...oh I have been naughty. What is wrong with me? Why haven't I been blogging? What is going on?

Well I'm not to sure but I think I lost my way a bit and could not get myself motivated. This was in more than one area of my life, not just to do with blogging. Don't know why it happened,  but I am back on track. Lots to catch up on first. Lots I want to show and lots I want to do.

I am so glad you are still following me and have not given up on me. 

Thank you.