Saturday, 19 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Day 96 - 100

A visit to the real ale festival after work…. I've decided I really don't like real ale!

Clean sheets…… nap time!

Food! The hardest day of counting calories

Finishing another book

Weigh in day! I lost 4 lbs :) 

So that's it…… it's all over.
I did enjoy the challenge but did it make me happier?

I don't really think so, sometimes you see things that make you happy but you can't always take photo's.
In future I think I will focus on things that make me smile/happy without the stress of snapping away.

Of course there will always be pictures of my cats!

My Sew for Victory project went better than I thought yesterday but we did have a few hiccups, I will tell you all about it soon.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

March Book Review

This is going to be a very quick post as I only managed 1 book in March!

I finished this one at the beginning of the month but the next one took forever to read (more about that in April's book review)

Three girls all turn up for work, the day war is declared...
Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up, let alone love. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister, now that her brother has gone to war. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone has to pinch the pennies at the moment.

Adjusting to life on the shop-floor at Coventry's only department store is hard enough, but then the bombs begin to fall... As the devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women, their bond deepens. One thing's for certain, the girls are going to need each other.

This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while now but when it arrived in the shop I knew I had to read it right away.

I'm so pleased I did, I really loved it! The characters are lovely, you really warm to them & want good things to happen. Yet again it's another war time romance, ok so it's not going to change the world but if you like this era & want a light read then I would fully recommend this one.
And the best news is it's only 77p for the Kindle on Amazon

I've got some of my volunteers hooked on these books so this one is doing the rounds!

Back soon to tell you how I get on with my Sew For Victory project.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Modesty panel arrived all the way from America. Great idea!

New knitting pattern

Popsy won the battle of the lap!

Sewing Bee final with knitting & treats!

Had my hair cut for the first time in a year!

Popsy being cheeky!

Dog heads above my bedrooms. Being mindful of all my lovely things

Only 3 days left of the challenge, I'm pleased I've kept it up even if most of the pictures have been of my girls! 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

March 2014

March was a busy month!

I ticked a few things off my to do list….. I knitted a Miss Marple scarf, a fox stole, a turban & my nephews tank top. I adjusted my charity shop bargain skirt (I've yet to wear it) & made some 1940's flower brooches.
But I've yet to finish my hexagon blanket :(

I had a week off, we had some sunny days, the first Crikey of the year & I spent lots of time with my girls. 

It was a good month.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Another week has passed…… here's what made me happy

A well deserved pint after work on Saturday!

Flowers from the boot sale

New stamp postcards to be framed

My pattern arrived ready for the Sew for Victory challenge

A gift from my charity shop friend. I plan to frame it for the shop 

Cuddles with my girls after a long day
Finally finished my book, I loved it but it took me weeks to read

Only 11 days left!

Monday, 31 March 2014

100 Happy Days

I'm late this week….. here's what made me happy

Me & the girls selling our wares at Crikey. Pulling a silly face!

A lazy morning with Popsy

Tea & biscuits with my new Beryl cup & saucer 

Jean won the battle of my lap

A gift from a fellow charity shop manager!

Cuddles after a very long day at work

A rock n roll Friday evening!

There seems to be a lot of cats this week……. they have a knack of making me feel happy!

Monday, 24 March 2014


Saturday saw me heading off to Crikey & for once I wasn't worn out from making!
The organiser very kindly gave us a table for the shop, we had a selection of vintage goodies all boxed up & ready to go

It was at the Exeter Castle, a new venue for Crikey & I can say it worked really well.
Leading up to the building there was plenty of space for vintage cars….. this was my favourite.

You'd never know you were a couple minutes walk from the main hight street

Close up of our table

A big selection of goodies

Thankfully there was less to carry back! 
It was so good to spread the word about the shelter & the great work that goes on there.
I'm loving my job…. let's face it, I'm getting paid to do Crikey!

And of course I had to treat myself!

Woods Ware Jasmine Beryl cups & saucers & a Tupperware tub for my toy eyes.
The cups were a really good price, I've seen them at Crikey for double the price so I'm very happy!

Hold your breath…..

Yep I brought a dress!!

I saw a lady wearing one in the morning & thought how nice it was. I then found this one on the 1/2 price rail in my size!! I nearly didn't get it, there was a few people trying to get it off me but my brother was very firm & I parted with my cash. Now will I be brave enough to wear it?

I'm not sure about the neck detail, it shows off more than I care to show. I won't be able to wear a vest underneath so any ideas?

Today is my day off so I'm making the most of my purchases!

I'm also cracking on with making things