I haven't posted for a while...not sure why really, bit busy/didn't fancy it....
But here i am with a spare few minutes to post about my trip to The Vintage and Handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury and my Birthday that was on Friday.
I really wanted to visit this fair, so as part of my birthday, the hubbie and me spent 2 nights away.
Our first stop was the lovely fair.
It was a real treat. I only wish i lived nearer so that i could visit every one.
I met some of the lovely bloggers, which was great.
The stalls were all lovely, i went round a fair few times, as i was a little overwhelmed!!
I wish now that i had taken some more photos, but i felt a bit strange doing that so i just took a couple of pics of Sals stall and Hens.
There are lots of pics over blogland for you to see.
Here are the goodies i bought:
Some pretty yellow fabric from Donna, a union jack heart and cards from Henhouse, A pretty Kate Greenway tin from Jayne, noddy magnets from cowboys and custard and Kitsch and curious. A beautiful cushion from Amanda Critchlow and a button bag, and pretty notebook pouch from the lovely Sal.
We stayed here for 2 nights, an excellent position for the fair. However i'm not too sure if i would return, as it was very noisy and the breakfasts were early. It would be perfect if we were up and out, but we could have done with some lovely lay ins as we didn't have the boys!!
To our surprise..through this door was a lounge area and a lovely bathroom!
We also visited Bath, which we always love. And one of our favourite restaurants: Demuths.
We went to the cinema and saw Dear John, oh my goodness, it was so lovely yet a tearjerker!
Plus Channing Tatum...yum!!
Some other buys from that weekend:
I also recieved a lovely hanging heart from my hubby which i have yet to photograph.
It was my birthday on Friday. My little one was ill, so i missed my birthday lunch with my best friend :(
But he was well enough by the evening, so we had some family over to celebrate.
I had 2 yummy vegan cakes from here:
They are really moist and yummy!!
I got some great gifts. Would you like to see?
My best friend got me: A handbag fund moneybox, a Marilyn and Audrey box (to keep my new buisness cash, recipts etc in, and made me the most gorgeous card (above).
My Mum thoroughly spoilt me with, choccies, shortbread, A heart chopping board, and all what you see in the picture below this one (i can't wait to start reading the Grace Kelly book and i love the daisy food cover!) She also got me and her tickets to go and see Julie Andrews (i'll tell you about that in a minute).
My lovely hubby got me the trip away and all the things i bought there, gave me money for some shopping and him and the boys got the Tinkerbell DVD, the notebooks and a cook book. One of the sweetest little gifts was chosen by my eldest son, who bought the fairy pad, glue and sequins!!
My inlaws got me some fairy light orchids and lovely choccie heart moulds, and the 2 books you see below.
I recieved some vouchers, choccies and bubblebaths from my dad...so a spending spree will be happening soon!!
On to Julie:
My mum and i cried so much!!
To see 'Mary Poppins/Maria' in the flesh was a dream come true. And to sing along to Do, re, me with her was wonderful!!!
Thank you Mum, i loved it, and our dinner and cocktails beforehand :)
Now on to some little extras: I want to say big thank yous to the lovely ladies have i bought these lovely cushions from for my spare/work room.
Helen also sent me this lovely heart that is hanging on my desk chair.
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It doesn't include everything...unfortunately i went on the web today and it said my 3 items didn't qualify :(