Wednesday 23 December 2009

Wednesday 16 December 2009


Seasons Greetings dear friends

I have been busy making Christmas decorations and had fayre success!

Best sellers were jolly wreaths and gingerbreadmen.

However this cute reindeer was purchased at the lovely
Winchester Christmas Market (on until sunday)

My Christmas gift to myself for my first ever stall
was this much coveted (by me) vintage tin
now gracing my fireplace.

I shall return in the new year,
until then...

with love xxx

Friday 23 October 2009

back to barcelona

We did indeed have a great time in Barcelona
(the real city that never sleeps!)
I could write many, many posts, but this for now is JUST our accommodation!!
After many hours scouring the web I came upon this authentic Catalan style apartment,
in the sant paul/born area
It did not disappoint.

Dried lavender

As we stepped in the door I felt my blog heart skip a huge beat!!
It was lovely lovely lovely!

Even had a cuckoo clock!

And an awesome view which is rare in Barcelona.

Lots of stripped wood!
A barking dog!
And musicians of the stringed nature.

The boudoir.

The bedroom was quite romantic, even though the mattress was lumpy and the frame squeaked a bit!
(er hum)

I could do a post on just the lovely light fittings alone.
The owner was French and it shows.
Let me at those Parisian flea markets!


Love those wooden shutters

By far my favourite room was the beautiful bathroom, and this wasn't even featured on their website!

Another gorgeous light



On my travels I've been fortunate to stay in some wonderfully decorated rooms.
It definitely makes me want to replicate the special ones, and this is.
You can keep your plain old boring limestone minimalist style.
I want pattern baby!!

I shall leave you with all its splendid glory.
Definitely worth a visit especially if you only live four hours away ; D

Barcelona to be continued...

Friday 16 October 2009

Friday 25 September 2009

forever friday

Thanks for all your great comments regarding my photographs. My words have been few and far between of late, for that I apologise. My canon camera (joined at the hip) finally gave up on me in July, after 5 years of good service.

My new camera (soon to be my new hip buddy) is a panasonic lumix which has a 12x zoom and super macro. It also has a lovely big screen which is novel for me as my canon screen was the size of a postage stamp!

There was in fact an ulterior motive for the quick purchase of said camera,
the destination, I shall share in lets say a couple of weeks?
Hope you can wait til then?
I was tagged a long time ago by michela.
So I shall leave you with free things that I like.

peeping at plants in front gardens

creating an a to z of words that describe me

suddenly remembering funny dreams

strange unexplained coincidences

and laughing with Mr Fete, laughing because we are laughing

be back soon...

ps. apologies for the ever so slightly suggestive flower parts!

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Friday 18 September 2009

So what do you think of the latest fashion?
I'm actually quite liking the inventiveness of today's youngsters.
I'm 35 so I was a kid in the 80s so by the time I got fashion, grunge was in.
(for the record I was wearing grunge before grunge became grunge!)

God I wish I was 19 again!

Can you believe these are today's fashion pages!

Chelsea girl, topshop, snob, eat your heart out!!
Talking of topshop, have you been in there lately?
Its like a timewarp!

hee hee now which one were you??

This is my nod towards the 80s and if you think this is a bit out there,
you haven't been to the shops in a wee while!
Go and take a look!

What has caught your eye this autumn?

ps. am I the only one who swears when I delete photos by mistake?

Tuesday 15 September 2009

I hope you dance

for Patrick Swayze my first crush

Friday 11 September 2009

things that make me go mmm...

sharing recipes from other bloggers ~ apologies to whom I got this one from.
It was from a blog chain!


digging my new bog garden

making a gift hamper for my best mate


finding free poetry postcards in the library

and hoping that the sun shines for you this weekend!