Tuesday, 8 December 2009

fun at the fair!

Back from the 'Puds & Prezzies' craft fair that was on yesterday.
A very enjoyable time had by all! Looking forward to next years event already!
It's lovely to have such a friendly bunch of people all getting together and putting something on in the village for everyone to enjoy.
There were lots of stalls filled with gifts & goodies & lots of yummy homemade puddings to fill your belly with.
The hall was buzzing with happy shoppers getting ready for the festive period.
Unfortunately though there was something I forgot to take along with me yesterday, can you believe it, yep my camera! So I didn't manage to get any fun at the fair pics :0(
Instead here's some pics I took at home of my pre-fair table set up.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

craft fair-pre-pair-ations!

There's a craft fair happening tomorrow down in the village! Very exciting!
I've been busily making cards, cards & more cards for it. Just finishing off the birdie buntings now & then theres labels to make..I've probably forgotten something to do but haven't yet realised it..I better do a table set up as well so I have some sort of arrangement in my head.
Ooh..I know what else I must remember to do, dig out a table cloth! Everything seems 'under control' but there's always a mad dash right at the last moment!
I will report back soon on how it all went with hopefully some good shots thrown in too :0)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

hello bird lovers!

Warning! If you're not nature lover or a bird watcher tune out now!
Or prepare to get very bored! ;0)
Because this is where I waffle on about the birds I've been watching out in the garden :0)
Right then, here goes, recently we have had a new visitor to the garden! At first I thought it was just a Song Thrush or a female Blackbird but after flicking through the bird book apparently he's not! He feeds amongst the other Blackbirds at the very bottom of the garden under the apple trees hopping about the grass often scaring the other diners off! He's incredibly hard to photograph unlike the little Sparrows & Bluetits, hence these poor quality photo's! The only pic's I've been able to capture are from the window. I've tried stealthily tip-toeing up the garden in hopes to get a closer snap of him but he's too shy & flies off as soon as he hears the backdoor open. So from the window is the best I can do.
Well, want to know what he's called?...

...He's a Fieldfare.

Here's some snaps I took today of birds that aren't afraid of having their picture taken ;0)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

winter month!

December is here!

A very, very chilly morning this morning as Jack Frost has been
so the coal fire has been lit!
Ooh I think another cup of tea in my 'The Snowman' cup should help warm me up ;0)

Saturday, 28 November 2009


Woof! Woof! hEllo it's mE SmartiE! i havE takEn ovEr my mummy's blog whilE shE's not looking! Shh..don't tEll hEr!
i thought i'd takE this opportunity to say hEllo to Mr. BoodlE!
my mummy has told mE lots about you & how you arE brown likE mE & that you likE going on lovEly walks, just likE mE!
uh-oh! i havE to go now shE's looking for hEr laptop! Woof! Woof!

Friday, 27 November 2009

rock me amaryllis!

Amaryllis! Amaryllis! Amaryllis!
Pleeeease don't ask me why this tune popped into my head but it did & it stayed there for most of the day. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't stop singing my version while rollering away!
Think Falco's Rock Me Amadeus and you get the picture.

Amaryllis! Amaryllis! Amaryllis!
Amaryllis Notelet Bundle now on Folksy ;0)

Catchy no?
hehe! Have a happy weekend blog friends x

Monday, 23 November 2009

river walkies!

Across the lane, along the path, past the field, through the gate & over the bridge to Smartie's favorite place; the river.

It's still raining on & off here but we managed to take Smartie on a quick stroll in between the showers.
We put on our coats & wellies & braved the bitter cold wind.
We didn't stay out too long just long enough to post a letter & for Smartie to play in the water & run about in the mud before it started to get dark.
Back home now & roasting ourselves in front of the roaring fire.
Smartie is sprawled out on the floor with a full belly after eating his dinner & dreaming about his exciting time at the river!
With card printing now drying & dinner on the hob on goes the gogglebox!
Monday night tv means we'll be watching Strictly it takes two & Miranda on BBC2!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

wet weekend!

rain, rain go away come again another day.

Not much else to do on this wet weekend other than cosy up on the couch, cuddle the dog,
stuff my face with crisps (notice the colour of the packet ;0)
& flick through a fab book!
Well actually there are plenty of other things I could be doing besides sitting on the sofa!
but hey, it's a good excuse to do just that :0)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

crimbo window!

Little shop appears to have had a dusting of Christmas magic!

Twinkly lights & a touch of greenery from the garden are yet to be added :0)
Looking forward to seeing the town at night when it's lit up in sparkly Christmas lights.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

paperchains & pictureframes!

This week I'm busily preparing the Christmas display ready for little shop. It's all go at the mo!
I'm having so much fun making the decorations. Doing the window dressing is the best bit about having a shop. Whether it's a big or a small space the possibilities are endless :0)
I've had the window display in my sketch book for a while now so I'm hoping it will turn out just how I picture it...we shall see ;0)
Weirdly though, while getting into the 'Christmassy zone' I can't help imagine how the window will look once Crimbo has gone! Eek!