Saturday, 27 February 2010

A grand day out!

On Thursday i met up with a good friend. She is 39 weeks pregnant so I went to see her. When I arrived at her house at 10.30 I was whisked away to a ' Managing Back Pain Labour' class, very weird but I did find out that I had been doing my pelvic floor exercises wrong after giving birth all this time! So very useful.

We then went into Chesterfield and it was market day. I used to have a branch in Chesterfield so I knew the market was good. Thursday is the flea market so there were some really treasures, I only came away with a cup & saucers but what a cup & saucer I love it.

My friend was then deciding on where to go for lunch in the town centre, and then inspiration took over and she said she knew somewhere I would love but it was out of town. We went to the village of Barlow just outside Chesterfield but it felt like we were driving into the middle of nowhere. We went to the cafe 'Hackney House' it also has a gift shop attached which is very reasonably priced. When we arrived there was a 30 minute wait, we ummed & arhh, I made a phone call to a friend to pick up Little dear if I was not there at school kicking out time. So we had a mooch around the gift shop, made one or two purchases.

The wait was well worth it my friend had meat & potato pie, I had a turkey, brie & cranberry panini (it was weight in day at WW that evening so I was goodish). I also took home one of there small lasagna & chocolate cakes for tea after Weight Watchers.

A grand day out!

(I was back in time to pick up little dear too!)

Monday, 15 February 2010

Anyone looking for Mothers Day Gifts!

I have loaded some of my Tea Cup candles on to my website in time for Mother's Day. They are really beautiful. I ran out of them on the run up to Xmas in my NOTHS shop. The wax used is from my Mum's local church, all the stubby bits they cannot use, so very green! They have a lovely vanilla smell. They are presented in a gift box with coordinating ribbon and gift tag. They cost £7.99 so are very reasonably priced. Please take a look on the website.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A kind friend!

A very kind friend gave me this Singer sewing machine. She gave me the machine back in July and then in October she had managed to find the key for the box. Shame on me I only opened the machine back in December. I think it still works, will have to check it out!

I would really be interested in finding out how old it is, it does have a serial number on it so that will be a start. If anyone has any websites they could recommend to find out its age that would be great.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Bum in gear time!

Over the last year or so I have been make the odd purchase here & there on Ebay or on our local market. It all started with the 1950's kitchen cupboard, which hubbo fixed and did the 1st coat of paint. Then the school desk & 2 chairs that I won on Ebay for £2.80. Then came the small sewing table/box from the market for £7. The part upholstered chair was bought from the market for £12 and then I spent one of my sewing lessons partially upholstering it. The garden furniture has just got piled on there to save doing a paint job in the summer.

This was my next purchase from Ebay, a dresser which needs repainting and then putting in my dining room. But when I went to collect it the lady was selling a matching table & 4 chairs, so they got thrown into the van as well.

The point of this post is you DON'T need to buy anymore furniture & your car will never fit into the garage until you get your bum in gear Vanessa!

Monday, 1 February 2010

New addition!

I realised the other day whilst cleaning out the bunny that I had not shown you little dears Christmas present. His name is Boo, he's a chocolate otter dwarf lop, he is absolutely gorgeous and very nice natured.

Little dear has all ready lost interest in him a bit, but I love going into the garage and having a little cuddle with him!