Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, its been a good day so far. Just the right mix of doing what I want to do and doing what has to be done.

I have spent a very pleasant morning making Alex's long overdue bunting whilst listening to radio 2 (how old does that make me!!). Here it is, its a mix of Cath Kidston Stars and racing cars. I have strung it up on the wall by his bed, I hope he likes it.

I have also finished the ironing and done two lots of washing so all up to date on the house work front.

Also been scoffing these all morning, little jelly bean hearts - delicious. I am supposed to be watching what I eat and these are definitely not what I should be eating but honestly who could resist?

We had a lovely weekend. We went to the school craft fair on Saturday which was enjoyed by all. P had a work phone call after we had been there for about five minutes and had to go off (I'm sure he planned that!). The In laws came along as well and we all enjoyed looking around and having a little spend too.

I bought this little shelf for £6 and I think it's perfect for my Emma Bridgewater mugs, what do you think?

I bought this union jack cushion too and my MIL bought me two little crochet broaches, Daisy decided to pin one onto the cushion and it looks as though that's where it's going to stay.

Also very excited about this cross stitch cushion kit I bought. My MIL bought one too. They look fab when they are made up and really remind me of a fair ground. I think its the writing it wouldn't look out of place on a carousel if you know what I mean.

Daisy & Alex went to an Easter flower workshop and made these little table decorations. They really enjoyed working with the flowers and each little decoration has a tiny moss birds nest and a chick.

We awoke on Sunday to a glorious sunny and warm day. I spent a couple of hours giving the house a bit of a spring clean (only a little one, lots more still needs doing). P and the kids went out into the garden and the little ones decided to spring clean the play house. We have decided that new curtains are in order this year, I have added them to my list of things to make, do or complete (its a very long list).

We went of for a mooch around the garden centre and came back with some frilly pansies, an arum lily, two children's gardening sets, and some tropical looking plant that P has been after for a while. We also visited a little flea market and collectors fair which was just down the road from the garden centre. I bought a Stratton lip stick holder (I am sort of collecting Stratton compacts) and a brand new Tula pink leather purse for £3, what a bargain. I bought my MIL one of these a few years back and it cost £40.

So after a spot of garden we decided a little walk over the fields was in order whilst our chicken was roasting in the oven.

We only have to cross over the road and walk down the little lane and you have four huge fields to walk through.

Daisy found a fallen tree to climb over, she has always had a bit of thing for climbing trees!

They also had a spot of digging to do, not sure what they were digging for.

Then we walked on down from the woods to open fields and spotted lots of brown hares chasing each other and generally going a bit loopy. I really wished I had brought my binoculars with me. Alex wanted to know whether it was the same brown hare from the book "Guess how much I love you?"

If you carry on across the fields you eventually come to Little Marlow and the River Thames. That's another walk for another day.

After our walk we enjoyed a lovely roast chicken tea and before we knew it was time for bed and the start of a new week.

Hope you are having a good Tuesday too.




  1. Hope you are having a great Tuesday!! Love the bunting, and jelly beans!!! Great post!!!

  2. I do love your shelf and agree it is perfect for your mugs! I'm having a rebellion against dusting and for the last few years have tried to get as many cupboards as possible so that everything is behind closed doors, but things do look much nicer on display like yours! xx

  3. Wow lots to read!
    Loving the cross stitch cushion!! I love fairground stuff!

  4. Hey there,

    Thank you for following my little ole blog. I love getting new readers and finding their blogs.

    I have been reading a lot of your posts. Gosh I was chuckling in recognition at some of the stuff. We too have lived in our mid terraced house for 12 years. I dream of moving but its not on the cards at the mo. I too am more of a night person and a right misery in the mornings. We also get phones ringing at all times of the day and night when DH is on call for his job. And i am not a happy bunny.

    Love all your projects too. Loved that shelf. Look forward to poping back and visiting you often.

    Have a lovely day.


  5. You got some great buys there, love the little shelf especially. Really cute bunting too. Isn't it great to be able to go for a lovely walk straight from your doorstep.