Sunday, 22 April 2012


Hope you've all had a good week.

It's been a bit eventful for me. A call from the company on Monday re the job I didn't get..... one of my friends had made comments on their FB page about why we thought I didn't get the job. They traced it back to me & called.... *gulp*..... be warned people big brother is really watching you!

It gave me great pleasure to unlike their FB page!!! I won't mention any names in case I get in more trouble but if I say it's my favourite shop you'll know who I mean!! I'm very surprised & disappointed by them :(

OH came back from Majorca on Tuesday..... at least I've eaten well this week!

On Friday in a fit of madness I finished work & we ended up in Bristol to watch a band! It seemed a good idea at the time but getting up at 6am the next day for work was not fun!!!

So it's been an odd week but I also won 2 giveaways...... yes that's right 2!!

No 1

A lovely Body Shop lipstick..... thanks Betty Bee!

No 2

A fantastic bundle from 1940's Style For You

I've wanted this sewing tin for a while so jumped at the chance to enter.... I never thought I'd win for one minute!! The book is lovely & the brooch...... wow... it's great! Also include was some chocolates.... all gone now!!

Thank you Lucy :)

 I've been a really lucky girl!

Have a good week - Back soon

PS The new blogger layout is getting some use to!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Days off

As you know last week I went to Bridport market..... I was going to share my goodies but the moment has past now! But I did want to share this......

This building took my breath away when we turned the corner..... yes it's a bit of a mess but you don't see buildings like this any more. The sign in the window says it's opening as a '50's diner soon...... if you live in or visit Bridport please let me know when it opens so I can go back!

This morning I set off to the boot sale

And very glad I did too!

I needed a phone case for my new iPhone 4 that OH gave me but I found lots of other goodies!!

This lovely little shell box..... my friend fell in love with them in the latest Cath magazine, they were £6 but not on the web or any shops we visited. I found a very small one in Lyme Regis last week for £1.20 but this one is much bigger & was only £1!! It has a little damage to one shell on the side but I'm sure she won't mind.

I was just walking away from the man when I spotted this....

I'm not a good sewer & I'm not sure I'll use it but for only £10 I thought it was a good buy. I could always sell it as it's never been used or even opened!

Talking about sewing take a look at this beauty...

I've wanted a manual sewing machine for a long time & this one was in perfect condition & working.

I got it for £30 which I thought was a good price. I'm trying to find out the age, there was one on the Jones website with a similar number dated 1925..... I thought 1930's so maybe not far out.
I spotted another for sale all rusty & the handle wouldn't turn.... someone was buying it for £30 too!

I've given it a go but the needle keeps unthreading, any ideas why?

And last but not least

A beautiful Jubilee rug!!

I nearly didn't buy it but my brother made me go back.

I have no home for it but hey it'll fit in somewhere!

Isn't odd how you can visit one week & buy nothing & the next there's everything you've ever wanted??!

Thankfully we had the pushchair

Which meant poor Matthew had to walk!

Sorry for the long post........ back soon!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

I hope you're all having a lovely long weekend!

I was off yesterday & today so 2 out of 4 isn't bad!

On Thursday me & my special friend Helen decided very last minute to go to see this..

It was fab...... although the songs were mixed up & they added bits which I thought was a bit wrong!

Me & Helen giggled lots, sang & even danced!

It was just what I needed after a rubbish day :(

I found out I didn't get the job I went for...... this was not just any job, this was my dream job..... the job I've been wanting for about 14 years!!

I didn't get it because I didn't have enough experience!!! Didn't even get the assistant job........ they found someone who fitted the store profile better..... mmm to me that sounds like I didn't look the part!

I'm gutted & it has changed my ideas of this well know company...... if I don't look good enough to work there then I'm not good enough to buy their stuff!!!!

I had a great day in Bridport yesterday, be back to show you my goodies soon

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


I'm hoping to head to Bridport on Saturday with a friend from work...... does anyone know if the market will be on?

I've Googled it & some sites say the market will be cancelled in 2012, another says it's on the 2nd Saturday of the month & the last one said the vintage market is on the last Saturday of the month!!!

I'm confused!!!!

Is it worth giving up my one Saturday off to make the 3 hour journey there & back???

Please help!!!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

March 2012

Yep another month over!!

And what a lovely month March was...... starting with a fab night out with my special friend, followed by 2 weeks off, a vintage fair & lots of making & gardening!

Come on April..... what'll you bring???