Friday, 11 October 2013

Christmas is coming!

Just have a couple of minutes to post a quick craft for Christmas project. Hubby is putting a new front door in so I am out of the way- keeping warm. I bought these wooden pegs and my sister gave me the stamp set and I am very happy with the results! Planning on putting them in the Christmas craft event stock basket.

Must dash - school run calls! xx 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

How Very Exciting 

Well, some very quick but also extremely exciting news!

Through my Twitter account I was asked if I would like to contribute to a food blog as a guest blogger. I was extremely flattered that John from asked me to write something for them. On this blog you will see a link on the right hand side to my article. I was really pleased with the way it came out.  

Maybe if you have time you could pop over and take a look at it?

That's all for now. Catch ya later! xx

Monday, 7 October 2013

Blackpool bargains!

Yesterday me and mine took a trip with the Gramps to Blackpool. We normally go to 
St Annes but the weather didn't seem quite right for shoes off walking on the sand. (As it turned out it was glorious, but the tide was in so no good anyhow!)

On the outskirts of Blackpool we came across a boot fair. I haven't been for a good rummage for ages and was very pleased when I came away with a couple of proper bargains.

The first stall I stopped at had some really cool stuff like of ration books, stamps from the US, old kitchenalia and then I came across the item pictured below. Always on the look out for anything special to do with Christmas - there will be no apologies from here on in about December and the associated festivities - I thought this was fantastic and it cost just £3.50 and in mint condition; sorry there are so many photographs but I just love it!

I'm watching Jamie Oliver's new TV prog at the moment and was given the accompanying book for my birthday. In it is a recipe for steamed pork dumplings that I really wanted to try  so how pleased was I when I picked up a bamboo steamer for 50p?

The last thing I found just before we left was this fantastic plate. I love old crockery and really enjoy picking up really cool platters, turines etc as they make displaying food so much more interesting.They asked for £1 but before I had got out my peggy purse they said 50p - super bargain!

After this lovely mooch we drove into Blackpool, parked and after a nice lunch, but with service which left an awful LOT to be desired, we had a lovely walk around, the boys spending a little in the penny arcades and the Gramps spending a lot! We had ice creams and doughnuts and a ride on the tram and then headed for home - tired but happy.