Oh yes, you can't get rid of me that easily, I keep popping up!!
I have a good reason for being absent...really, here's a clue...
the dreaded decorating!
It's still not quite finished but we're nearly there.
We have an old house and several things cropped up that needed fixing so it's taken longer than anticipated, you know what it's like...
Here are a couple of pictures to give you an idea of where we're going
pictures ready for framing.
I LOVE these!
Mr B and myself both work in libraries, these are printed on old dictionary pages so, as well as being gorgeous they also seemed appropriate. I got them from here and the only problem was choosing as I loved everything!
I'll be going back for more.
We did have a break from the decorating when our next door neighbours held a garden party as part of the Big Lunch event. Sadly, us (including Youngest Boy) and one other couple were the only ones to turn up. It was a lovely spread (all the more for us) and M had worked so hard.
Here is our contribution
Yesterday, I popped in to town to meet a couple of friends that I don't see enough of. After a lovely lunch I had a look around the charity shops and here is my little haul
a jelly mould, I'm collecting them to make 'Kitchen Candles' to sell at the craft fairs, the sugar tongs and little teapot are also for the CF, we're collecting vintage china for the tea room. The tiny candelabra is just the right size for birthday cake candles, I'm planning to spray paint it and use it on birthday cakes. Only two of the cotton reels are wooden but great value anyway as I get through a lot of thread.
Then I popped into M&S to say a quick 'hello' to a friend who works there, saw this cardigan and bought it on impulse.
It's got to be the perfect summer cardigan, surely. Stripes, dots and bunting!! However, I'm not 100% sure I'm keeping it because A) I have many, many cardigans and B) I'm hoping for a summer where cardigans won't be necessary!
Finally, I must show you these
that I found here.
I had planned to give these away with a cupcake from a recently opened bakery a few minutes away from us, for birthdays etc. As soon as I saw them I knew I wouldn't be doing that, they are just too lovely to part with and I do always eat my cake with a cake fork...
I hope you are all having the super weather we are here.
I'm off to work shortly and the garden doors will be open for sure!
Just time to catch up on a few of your blogs...