Hello, Its the start of another busy week. But, before i get on with my housework (yawn!!!) I am going to let you know some of what i have been up to since we came back from our hols.
Photos from my phone:
I found this star sequin in the garden. I showed my 5
year old who gasped 'Mummy! It must be a real star that's fallen out of the sky!' I said 'do you think so?'
and he said 'yes it is, it really is'.
So i said ' well then, we had better keep it safe'
My eldest has had his 10th birthday! How do i have a 10 year old?? Time really has flown!
After a whole year of not visiting a carboot sale i have finally managed to get to two.
At the first one i found this:
Do you remember these?
I only bought it because i had a 'OMG! i had that' moment!!
I also got some books for the boys - £1 each brand new. And some Charlie and Lola notelets for 50p
My best buys were this gorgeous tin and bambi. £1 for the two!!!
My eldest celebrated his birthday with a trip to the cinema and Frankie and Bennys with friends and then a sleepover:
Many a cup of my favourite PG tips the fresh one have been consumed these last couple of weeks:
My last Mollie Makes came through the door (To those that regularly read my blog, yes, i still squeal!)
I am pretty certain i will subscribe again. Yes, its becoming a bit samey, but i still love the pictures, free gifts etc.
I am really excited to be going to the Knit and stitch show with a group of instagram ladies in October
I took my boys to a favourite cafe of ours for lunch:
Mmmm i can never resist the veggie roast
After we took a quick trip to Battlesbridge antique centre.
Ok, so the boys don't enjoy it quite as much as me, but i like that they do have an interest, especially if they find a cool toy car!!! They also enjoyed looking at the old cameras, hearing me telling them about the things that my Mum, and Nan had, and squirming at the stuffed animals!!!
I finally took down the dodgy nets that were in our windows. I kept them up because we are on a busy road so really need the privacy. I was going to get some plainer nets, but i love how the window looks without them. However, the lounge window really needs something, so i have decided to put up another rail under the stained glass with some voiles that can be pulled if we need to. I also got rid of the grubby burgandy curtains that were there when we moved in and have replaced them with bargain curtains from Argos - under £40!!! I love them - they are Mocha (a sort of browny grey)
Whenever i change my hoover bag, i like to put a few drops of essential oils in the filter. I normally choose lavender, but this time i went for rose. Everytime you hoover the smell wafts out!!!
My mum took my boys to her friends house (she has a pool)
Anyone else have as much trouble blowing up armbands as me??
I have no puff.........
.........So, i took sometime to myself (In my new sunny window) with a mag.....
......and a favourite film.
I had a little tidy up of my dressing table. I love to sit here looking at all my treasures
We went to the food fair at Cressing temple barns. I normally love going here, but this time there were hardly any stalls!!
Still we had a nice time looking around the beautiful garden.......
The boys played on the bouncy castle while me and hubbie sat, pimms for me, beer for him.
I love fairground music.
Before heading home we stopped off at Tiptree to look around the Jam museum and have a cream tea
My new bedroom light. I love the big round globes - but they cost about £300. So i found something similar in Next that i liked for about £70.
I love it!!! It creates patterns and rainbows all over the room. Very Pollyanna!!!
Tea and almond shortbread from the food fair
Me and hubbie took the boys for cake at a lovely cafe in Leigh.
I love this place. The decor is so gorgeous
We went for a walk around Hadleigh and up to the castle ruins
Then back home for a veggie roast and tiptree ketchup
The first day the kids were back at school i took myself off to Chelmsford to have a wander around Tkmaxx. I came away with a pack of gorgeous Ladybird postcards, Hobbycraft to buy a hook and wool (I am meeting up with two lovely instagram ladies who are going to teach me how to crochet) and bought myself a couple of jumpers in Next. Then it was off for lunch with a couple of school mums to sit on the decking here and sip Pimms.
I headed to Leigh with my Mum. I bought two gorgeous candles - these smell amazing!!! And they aren't overpowering or artificial at all. A lovely small vase and some more wool from a Charity shop
Time for a bath with my new candle and a disaronno
I love finding old tops that have been forgotten. Making a bit more of an effort for a breakfast out with a friend
When a lovely school mum found out i was going to start crocheting she gave me this set of hooks ( Honestly, she always has such fab stuff!! shes always giving me crafty bits!!!) These hooks are really old - i love them
Lasagne and garlic bread cooking nicely:
A friend and i were all set for our first pilates back after the hols. We got there and it was cancelled. So we set off for a cup of tea and a hunt around a charity shop. I came away with some big doilies. I want to make myself this gorgeous pouffe for our lounge.
My eldest requested i make a butterscotch tart - yum!!
Having a little crochet practise. Lines is all i can manage at the moment
Looking to Dottie Angel for some crafty inspo
Making pancakes for the boys
Having a tidy up in the breakfast room. I really need to use this room more as its so lovely.
I am still on the hunt for an old wooden table. I think i'll use it more then
My next carboot finds. Two old milk jugs £3 and another bambi £4
After an instagramer told me should would put a bookshelf in my breakfast room, i put some of my faves in there.
Dinner out with the hubbie before heading to the pubs with friends for a birthday party
We had a gorgeous day in the sunshine yesterday (i'll post some pictures off my camera later in the week)
We went to Hedingham castle for the Vintage and classic car show. It was soooo good. And a roast afterwards at my inlaws set the day off perfectly.