Mr P occasionally starts off these tidy up marathons and usually ropes us all in. Today it started in Alex's bedroom and spread very quickly to the rest of the house. We have sorted out lots of junk, put stuff in the loft and have three very large bags to take to the Charity shop on Tuesday. The little girl over the road acquired some games and a lovely dolly with its very own potty. She was very pleased with her newly acquired toys. We just seem to amass such a lot of things and our house is small and can't cope with it all. It feels a bit better after the tidy up and at least there is a bit more space - for now!
Yesterday we spent the whole day out and about. The little ones wanted to go swimming and I had a burning desire to have a mooch around the shops. We decided to head off to Windsor where I could shop and Mr P and the kiddies could swim. I would normally swim with them but after my night out on Friday, I was feeling a little worse for wear and swimming was definitely not on my agenda.
I dropped them off at the pool, parked the car and then headed for my first stop a much needed coffee and pastry at Carluccios. There is something about an cappuccino and a pastry that just hits the spot and sets a girl up for a bit of retail therapy.
After wolfing it down, I headed up to the Castle and spent far to long in Cath Kidston's. The shop in Windsor is fabulous. It is bang opposite the Castle, situated in a two storey listed building and is the perfect back drop for all CK lovely things.
I went a bit mad to be honest. I bought Alex a cowboy T shirt and some racing car shorty pyjamas, bought this lovely necklace and earrings which are a lovely jade green and looks perfect with a top I have in exactly the shame shade of green. Sorry the photo's a bit dark, but Mr P is snoring away next to me and I didn't want to put on the light!
I also bought some hankies, one for me, one for Alex and a strawberry one for Daisy. She has a stinking cold which started yesterday after swimming so hers has been well and truly used already!
Bought this lovely flowery flask too, a bit of Cath will cheer up a picnic I reckon.
And my final Cath purchase was my Summer bag, bit of a spur of the moment purchase but I'm rather pleased with it. Its a canvas tote, just need to pop all my bits and pieces in it.
After my excesses in Cath's I decided to pop into Daniels which is a lovely department store. I headed straight for the clothes and found this lovely new range called Palace. Its all very feminine easy to wear clothes. I fell in love with this floaty top, it looks fab with jeans, I think it has a vintage feel to it. I also bought a lovely soft grey flowy cardigan and little camisole top, no photos as I wore it today. I am well and truly skint now.
Not sure what we are doing tomorrow, I have been planning on making my swap apron all weekend, so maybe that's a possibility. I am not doing any housework of any description tomorrow that's for certain.