Friday, 23 August 2013

That Holiday Feeling

Mr B and myself are currently on our annual two weeks summer holiday from work, we've been very lucky with the weather this week.
We started our week off with this holiday treat
We last saw it when I was pregnant with Youngest Boy, so 16 years ago. We always planned to see it again but we didn't expect to have to wait this long! The boys have grown up listening to the soundtrack and thoroughly enjoyed it too. A very special (and rare) family day out.
Tuesday I met a friend for breakfast and was the lucky recipient of this lovely lot
the cushion and the bunting were handmade especially for me in my favourite colours and I am totally smitten with it all. Lucky me...
Mr B had to go into work for a meeting on Tuesday so Youngest Boy and I went over to Chichester with him, primarily to get school uniform for YB with no success. I resisted a visit to the Eternal Maker but only because I knew I was going to be visiting here later in the week.
A fab new fabric shop in my home town. They've been selling online for a couple of years but have only just opened the shop. It's full of gorgeous fabric and ribbon. Here are my purchases
I am so chuffed that I got the paint by numbers fabric. It was originally released a couple of years ago in a slightly different colour way. I wanted it so badly! I couldn't find it any where so I ended up buying this
just so that I could have a piece of it!
I know I've been wittering on about my 'big' birthday for what seems like forever but it's almost here now and yesterday I was treated to lunch by a friend and last week was given this (totally unexpected) gift from my colleagues at the big library - how lovely that they thought of me, I am very touched.
Today this was delivered
 a gift from my sister-in-law and her husband. What a treat! I have been totally spoilt and it's still not actually my birthday (although it is very close now). I suspect most of you would think the same as Mr B and I did - the box is going to make a great container for craft materials!
Despite being on leave this week I seem to have had less time for blogland, I think I managed to catch up with most of your news yesterday.
I have a blog post planned about some projects a couple of members of our meet and make group have recently completed but now I have to go and prepare for the next bit of our holiday.
Enjoy the gorgeous weather and have a fab BH weekend if you are in the UK and a fab weekend anyway, if you're not!


  1. Suzanne

    What a great post and it sounds like you are having a fabulous break. I do love that bunting and the cushion is beautiful.

    Happy big birthday and I hope you gets lots of lovely surprises.

  2. Sounds like your having a lovely week with a great day out and wonderful presents. If this is the build up to your big birthday it can only get better. The orchid (at least that's what it looks like to me) is beautiful. Oh the fabric shop looks amazing, wonderful fabric. I think I will have to pay them a virtual visit. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    Ali x

  3. You have been up to some very lovely things! I love the cushion you received, it is very pretty and you have some gorgeous looking fabrics there.
    M x

  4. Sounds like you've having some lovely times! Your friends presents are so lovely what thoughtful gifts x


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