Friday, 23 July 2010

I've been given an award!!

I really can't believe that I just typed that title but it's true, the lovely Em has given me an award. I really don't know what to say. Thank-you Em. Apparently I have to tell you five things about myself that you don't know,well here goes,

1. I don't like spiders, I mean I really don't like spiders.

2. I used to have a West Highland Terrier called Hamish. He died 2 years ago and I still really miss him.

3. I have an A level in Archaeology.

4. I love Philip Pullmans' trilogy, His Dark Materials.

5. I'm hopeless at knitting but I am hoping to get better.

I now have to pass this award on to three fellow bloggers, so here goes,

Em at Mousy Brown's House

Dawn at Rattling On

Cheryl at Time to Craft

I enjoy reading all of these and I'm sure you would too, if you don't already.

On a completely different note I have been doing some crochet, not the granny squares but a shawl.
It is to wear to third born child's birthday barbecue which is being held at her boyfriends' house tomorrow.
I'm hoping it will be warm enough and that I won't need a mac and wellies instead!

Hope you all have a good weekend,

Sue xx

P.S. Thank you for all the lovely comments about my eldest on the last post.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A Lovely Few Days

Eldest child and her partner came to stay for a few days. They arrived last Thursday and went home again on Sunday. They live in Norwich, so we don't get to see them as often as we would like. Not that Norwich is the other side of the world but jobs and life tend to get in the way of visiting each other very often. During their stay they went to London on Saturday, this was to attend The Chap Olympiad it is organized by The Chap magazine. Everyone who attends goes dressed in vintage clothes. Eldest child is a collector of vintage dresses ( should that be frocks? ), shoes and handbags, so this was the perfect chance to get dressed up. Her partner was also properly attired ( he does as he is told!).

She spent Friday evening doing her hair and nails.

It took her 2 hours to get all the curlers in! Then she spent another hour doing her nails

if you look closely you can see that she hasn't painted the moons. Apparently this is how they did it in the Forties.

Saturday morning was spent making their picnic and adding the final touches to their outfits.

The front view ( she wouldn't let me take a photo with her face on to put on the blog, which is such a shame as she looked beautiful ) . Her clothes are all original 1940's, dress, bag and shoes. Her partners' are modern versions.

The back view, you can just make out her hair, which looked lovely. You can also see G's cloth cap.

They had a really good day, drinking gin and tonic and people watching! They are hoping to go again next year and they are trying to persuade us to go with them. Watch this space.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


I felt like doing some baking today and was inspired to use some of the jam I made last week. So a Victoria Sponge seemed in order. It took about an hour to go from this

to this

I don't suppose it will last very long, things like this don't tend to in our house!

Thought I'd up date you on the pots, they are doing really well

full to bursting. There does seem to be a slight problem with black fly on the cosmos and the small daisies, so I'm hoping for some help from the local ladybirds.

Hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Sue x

Friday, 2 July 2010

New Shoes

Today I bought these

Birkenstock sandles. I have wanted a pair ever since I read about them in here.

I hope they are as comfortable as they are supposed to be, I'll let you know.

Hope you all have great weekends.

Sue x