Saturday, 28 February 2009

Tag ! You have been tagged!

The RULES of this Blog Tag Game are simple: Choose the sixth image out of your sixth picture folder from your computer and blog about it. Then tag six more people to do the same!
As I've never seen this version of tag, I decided to play along. Here's photo number six from file six. And a side- ways number seven, just for luck! ( I really cannot work out how to delete it!!!

Theresa J , tagged me,at first I thought oh no, but when I nipped across to her blog I loved her pics and thought it was an innovative game of tag!

Also the photos, from file No 6 , bring back some good memories of when I took my daughter on a short break to Amsterdam, (Easter 2006). I have three children , so it was nice to spend some 1-1 time with my middle child. The photos are the just outside the Van Gogh museum. I remember we both enjoyed a lovely marshmallow and cream topped hot chocolate after I took the photographs.

The blogs I have tagged are:


The Boudoir

Thought I would post a few pics of my little bedroom, one of my many works in progress! I really wanted to give the room a Bloomsbury feel and paint every inch of the walls with designs like Vanessa Bell, however I was too gutless (or perhaps not!?). Once all of the walls were immaculately painted I really was far too inhibited to go wild with my set of paints. However, I sanded , primed and painted an old chest of draws and painted Poppies on one side, I still feel that my poppies are slightly restrained! Anyhow the chest of draws looks far better than it,s former self. I have also started on the wardrobes,(which I thrift ed very cheaply from a second hand shop- solid wood too!). You can see one is prepared for a design and the other needs sanding and about 3 coats of undercoat.
The colour scheme is whites, creams, linen and poppy reds, it is quite a small room so it needs light and I need a little bit of serenity!
I also have a patchwork in the colour scheme, I might post some pics at a later date. I started making different panels, but I think I might use the panels as cushion covers and use some of the same fabrics for a Grandmas rose garden quilt, as I tend to like the antique style of quilts rather than the contemporary.
Oh yes, the mustard carpet may be vintage but I am afraid it is going! I will use it on the top of my compost- does that count as recycling?

Saturday, 14 February 2009

A Happy St.Valentines Day

Here is wishing you a smoochy lovey-dovey St.Valentines. I should of really looked into who St.Valentine is....? But, a very good Saint he/she is,such a sweet time of year seeing all types of people treating there loved ones...arghh!
A long time ago... I used to work opposite an inter-floras, and sigh every Valentine's at the mountains of red roses which would be wrapped and ribboned... but never for me...

Next chapter (of my life) now I am treated on St.Valentines by my beloved. Not roses, no! no! - he likes to surprise me with something different, however I really don't think he knows the Latin meaning of the beautiful orchid!!!!Must eat my lovely raspberry liqueur truffles, wish I could share my chocs with you bloggers, but alas......

Is love , making your partner fat????

Monday, 2 February 2009


OMG! No school, No work , some thing magical has happened! We have found Narnia!

January 2009

A belated Happy New Year to you all! January is the month of preparation for the year and a little bit of hibernation, hence my lack of blogging. Here are a some photos of a refreshing winters walk!