Sunday, 27 January 2013

Today I'll be lighting a candle to remember 

Will you?

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Another Book.....

Another book finished........ only another 48 to read!!!

From the writer of the highly acclaimed novel The Boy I Love - Paper Moon explores the complexities of love and loyalty against a backdrop of a world transformed by war. 

The passionate love affair between Spitfire pilot Bobby Harris and photographer’s model Nina Tate lasts through the turmoil of World War Two, only to be tested when Bobby is disfigured after being shot down. Wanting to hide from the world, Bobby retreats from Bohemian Soho to the empty house his grandfather has left him, a house haunted by the secrets of Bobby’s childhood. Here the mysteries of his past are gradually unravelled and he discovers that love is not only skin deep.

I read The Boy I Love in October & really enjoyed it.
I was pleased to find out there was another book in the series but I've now found out it's a trilogy & this is the last book...... not sure if I should read the middle one, although they're cheap as chips on Kindle.
It was lovely to find out more about the character's lives & remembering who's who!


I hope you're all staying warm & safe in the snow. I'm very jealous that we have none in Devon.
I'm hoping it comes down very heavy tonight so I don't have to go away for work tomorrow.

I have to go to Bristol...... get this.....what sort of company makes you share a room with someone you don't know plus no breakfast or evening meal..... talk about being tight!!!

I know it's only 1 night but I really don't want to go...... I will miss my girls!!

So much for not getting too attached this time!!!

Friday, 18 January 2013

All change.....

My week off went so quickly & I didn't managed to do everything I wanted......
but I did have a rest which is what I needed.

However I changed my bedroom curtains


Very cheap Argos curtains that I brought 6 years ago when we moved in..... they were a quick fix but have lasted well.

Some new posh Laura Ashley curtains!

I love this print & have brought a few rolls of wallpaper in different colours!

Before discounts these curtains would have cost £125 but I must say they're not a patch in quality to the £10 Argos ones..... although much prettier!
As you can see they let a lot of light through & are very thin.
The header cords also snapped when I gathered them!!!

Who would've thought??? 

Stay warm & safe in the wintery weather 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

New Challenge!

As you all know over the last few years I've lost my reading mojo........ I found it in October last year, it was hiding under the bed with the dust bunnies!

Now I don't want it to go again so I've decided to sign up for this challenge..... click on the picture to find out more & sign up.

50 books sounds a lot, not sure I'm up for it but hey ho I'm going to give it a go!
You can follow on Twitter #50books2013

So 12 days in to the year & I'm happy to announce I've finished my first book

I read a review on someone's blog a while a go & popped it on my Amazon wish list. My lovely friend gave it to me for Christmas & I wasn't disappointed.

It was a light read, perfect for a holiday or long journey. If you liked Diva's Don't Knit I'm sure you'll love this!


At a car boot sale in Sussex, three very different women meet and fall for the same vintage teaset. They decide to share it - and form a friendship that changes their lives . . .

Jenny can't wait to marry Dan. Then, after years of silence, she hears from the woman who could shatter her dreams.

Maggie has put her broken heart behind her and is gearing up for the biggest event of her career - until she's forced to confront the past once more.

Alison seems to have it all: married to her childhood sweetheart, with two gorgeous daughters. But as tensions mount, she is pushed to breaking point.

Dealing with friendship and families, relationships and careers, highs and lows, The Vintage Teacup Club is heart-warming storytelling at its very best.

Monday, 7 January 2013

That was 2012!

I'm back!!!

It's been a crazy week, I've had to work everyday since 2nd so time was not on my side but I've got a week off so hopefully I can catch up.

Can you believe we're already 1 week into 2013?

I was hoping this year might go a little slower but I could be wrong!

I love doing a yearly post...... I find them really interesting to look back on but if you've not interested in what I did in 2012 you can look away now!

Some great TV!

Yarn bombing, cakes & bangs

Crikey & a Singalonga

Bargain hunting & day trips

VE day, Blitz anniversary, Olympic torch & I made the press!

Jubilee, days out & Crikey

More Crikey & Teddy leaves me :(

Sad month. Mum's 70th birthday & my 41st

4th blogging anniversary & even more Crikey!!! oh yeah & 2 teeth out :(

Day out, spotting my girls for the 1st time & getting my reading mojo back


My girls come to live with me! oh yeah plus 2 more teeth out! And the final Crikey.

Our first Christmas without Ted but we had new friends to share it with. Christmas market, crochet & generally busy, busy!

So that was 2012..... it seemed to go in a flash!

I had plans for 2012

  •  Update my website for Josie-Mary & Make, Do and Mend - Yep but I need to keep on top of it
  •  I'm booked in to 2 vintage fairs this year & need to pull my finger out so I have a decent amount of stock - Nope I was still panicking at the last minute! I ended up doing 5!
  • Re design posters & newsletters for Make, Do and Mend - Not really!
  • Learn how to use my Mac laptop!! - I'm getting better, this year I need to clean it up

In 2013 I would like to
  • Get more cats!
  • Sort my job out
  • Pull my finger out with Make, Do and Mend or stop doing it
  • Be more prepared for Crikey.... don't leave it until the last minute 
  • Sort out my crafting area
  • Decorate my living room & bathroom
  • Slow down & enjoy life more
  • Sew an item of clothing 
  • Finish my crochet blanket..... think it's about 5 years since I started!
  • Read more books - I've signed up for a challenge 
  • Be happy!

Think that's all!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

What plans & dreams do you have for 2013?