Monday, 30 March 2009
Good job I had that relax day last week or else all this could be a little fraught! The error code apparetly means that my modem has decided to not work after having worked perfectly well in the morning, when I tried in the afternoon it was having none of it. Fortunately the very nice folk at the telephone place are sending me another one so we will see if I am capable of reading 'simple' instructions and installing it when it arrives which I very much hope will be tomorrow!
For now I am going to give my friends computer back over to her and say tata for now, I hope you are all ok as I have not been able to check in with you all either - I shall get a flask of tea and sit and catch up just as soon as I am back in business!
Take care for now, til whenever I am back.......
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
We spent a lot of time in here:
And did this:
We did NOT do any of this:
But more of this:
I've never gone out to lunch in my dressing gown before, bit of a practiced art I think to not get your sleeves in the food!
We had the most wonderful relaxing time, a whole 9 hours of un-interrupted bliss.
Still in the relaxed zone now so going to drift off and do something somewhere..............
Take care all
Sunday, 22 March 2009
I did make my bunting too as you can see, felt very spring like with it hanging up. Couldn't get the wind to stop blowing so you can see all my muddle under the table! I think I may take too much parafinalia (really not sure on that spelling) with me to market. I am trying to figure out a way to streamline it but I like having the shelves and boxes there, it makes it look more cozy and shoplike.
There were a few men and children about who were looking rather shell shocked and bemused with the whole shopping experience, but they all went away clutching a little bag of gifts.
In answer to Cathy I don't know when Mother's Day changed from Mothering Sunday, just looked in my desk diary and that says 'Mother's Day'. Could it be a gradual change over time as the occasion has become more commercialised?
Time I got back to some work, need to test out some biscuit recipes for the coffee shop, and looking at the photos, I really need to iron my table cloths, now where did I put that iron and the instruction manual?
Take care all
Friday, 20 March 2009
If I have too much of a plan as to what I am going to put where then I tend to find that when i get there the gazebo is set up differently and it wont work or I have to plan for rain which means taking shelter at the other side of the gazebo! Fingers crossed it looks like a good day for tomorrow so I can put out my goodies at the front to catch the folks walking by.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone again as it is a few months since we were all together, when we were huddled round cups of tea and munching on chocolates at Christmas! We are going to be in Welwyn Garden City tomorrow, rather hoping that there are plenty of people who need to get their Mother's Day gifts! For those of you who may have forgotton - it is this Sunday, that is the day after tomorrow! Unless you are in Australia then you have a little more time to plan! Not sure about anywhere else in the world, you'll have to check that one!
Well I think I am going to sew some bunting now, will probably end up doing something completely different by the time I return to the other room!
Take care all
Thursday, 19 March 2009
I do so love these colours and stripes and polka dots too, just too yummy for words - look look look!
I do appreciate that not everyone will be thinking the same as me right now and you can be forgiven for thinking that I am just a little mad, only a little mind you! Will let you know when I have finished this one, I already have a place for it so hopefully it wont take me as long as the last one did!
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Now we don't have any proper chairs in our front room at present, due to them being on order with a well known company which have now rather inconveniently gone bust and into administration, so we may well not have any for the forseeable future. We don't normally buy anything new, favouring the junk shops and auctions but on this occasion we thought we had found just the perfect thing, that'll learn us! But seems as we have still have to sit somewhere we have quite a good setup going with various cushions and bean bags. Yes we could move a sofa in from the other room but then we wouldn't have anywhere to sit in there! So bit of a temporary measure as we are rather hoping the chairs will still arrive so we don't want to clutter up the room with more than we will need once we have the chairs! Well I was sitting very comfortably on my cushion arrangement last night, but as soon as I had left the room the furry ones took over! I did manage to shoehorn my way back in thus spending the rest of the evening with a dog on my lap and a cat on my head!
Hope you all had a lovely warm and cosy night last night too!
Take care, til tomorrow, Sarah xx
PS the iron in the above picture - nothing to do with me, I have no idea what it is even for!
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Most probably not the correct words as I, to Hubby's ammusement, rarely know the actual words to a song so just make up my own!
Anyway, I just thought you may like to sing the song for the rest of the day seems as I have it fimly planted in my head going round and round and can hear nothing else!
But why? Well it truely is a beautiful day and whilst out on my walk this morning I was treated to the first aerobatic display of the year. We have a number of small airports near us and when it is a good day for flying (like I know what that is, it is just that on a beautiful day I am out there watching them fly!) the little aeroplanes are out there practicing their formation flying and loop the loops.
Today there were 4 planes in formation, no idea what types they were, I need an I Spy Aeroplanes book. Does anyone else remember those I Spy books? I used to have them, I could do with an I Spy Hedgerows and what the plants are, I Spy just the birds that I see and hear out on my walks as the RSPB book is a little too large to carry out across the fields and an I Spy Identify the Crop so I know what the tractors are working on in the fields! Either that or I need to find myself a knowledgeable local birdwatching flying farmer who has an interest in wild native plants!
Well I am still not over the fun of having doors so I'm off to find a pattern for a doorstop so that we can keep the lounge door slightly ajar for the cat. She is unable to open any door just a little to let herself in, she has to fling it wide open as if to announce the fact that she has arrived, which would not be so bad if she then stayed in the room, instead of which she then turns right around and leaves only to come back in 5 minutes later!
Take care all, til tomorrow
Friday, 13 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Take care all for today,
Monday, 9 March 2009
Nearly made it to the end of one day working with tools without causing himself harm or requiring urgent medical treatment (aka a plaster!).
The blue cloth you can see is not an aid to the job in hand, well actually it is - it is aiding the prevention of blood on the mantleshelf and it is in his hand!
Big big thanks to Hubby and Brother in law, they have been working very hard to get these doors on and the rooms finished, I really appreciate it and them. I'll bake them as many biscuits as they need to get the jobs done!
Off out with George now the rain has let up a little, take care all, Sarah x
Sunday, 8 March 2009
The new fence is coming along nicely, not finished yet so no clues as to what may be going to reside in the paddock yet. I've never seen such shiney new barbed wire though!
Friday, 6 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
The Sunflower Fabrics website has more of these and also some absolutely georgeous fabrics. Maggie is a genius at producing wonderful collections. The next one I am after will probably be this one called Brighton, just give me an ice cream, I am at the seaside!
OK thats all from me for today, got to go and see if there is anything to eat. Am thinking that is how I end my blog a lot of the time, I can always eat!
Take care all