Sunday, 24 August 2008

Getting back to normal.

Well I'm back and in very good spirits thanks to all the love and support I've received from Ben, my girls, family and all of you. Granny is doing very well, we took her off to Granddad's old nursing home on Saturday for their Summer Fete and I think it did her some good and has given her the closer she needed. Having her 3 Great Grand-children and myself and Ben by her side she really enjoyed it all. They had a bric-a-brac stall, book stall, cakes, face painting, bouncy castle, hook a duck, raffles and yummy BBQ. All for a fabulous course and nice way to say a final goodbye.

I'm now looking forward to a nice break away and doing some real resting on one of the Feather down farms coming very soon. Also a week or so ago I got these lovely postcards from Moo I'm so happy with them and now want to do some more stickers and business cards but I must remember to use the recycle paper next time. Aren't they cool? have ago yourselves they are great fun to do.
For some strange reason I've gone crazy on red and white polka dots things and after seeing one of these gorgeous door mats over on Julia's Vintage Heaven blog I knew I just had to have one for our home. Isn't it cute and the cats love it to lol they sit on it waiting for dinner to be dished up. I'm just happy that it helps with the mess that comes in every time the girls play outside and it stops them slipping over with wet feet.
Thanks Andrea (Julia's friend) for getting me one, it's fab. X

I wanted to share with you one of my girls favourite things , this little bird in a cage was given to them by Granny and it tweets and sings if you wind it up. It sits pretty on their bedroom shelve with it's little white dove as a friend, this appeared in Daisy's jean pocket after a day out visiting Summer fetes lol cheeky little thing.
Something I made a long time ago, it's a seaside cushion, it's made out of an old t-shirt that both our girls used to wear. I just couldn't part with it and wanted to do something special that they could keep. any tips on how to get rid of the sleeves would grateful.
And at the end of Molly's bed is the lovely eiderdown that Claire gave us. She just fell in love with it and it's now all hers. I must say that she has fabulous taste for a 3 year old. But sadly it won't be coming to Featerdown farm with us because every time we move it to much it looks like we've plucked a chicken LOL
Molly is so happy with it on her bed though and snuggles up in it.

We will be bringing this lovely one with us for our camping break, isn't it fabulous? I have to thank all of you that helped me find one. This one was sitting waiting for me to take it home at the Detling Fair last month and I knocked the lady down to £15 so it didn't break the bank and I came away happy in not spending a fortune on one.

I just love the pale duck-egg blue and pink flowers, it's very cabbages and roses without the heavy price tag.
Just right for snuggles under if it's chilly in the evenings on the farm.
I'm so excited and can't wait to get away, it will be our first real family holiday together, just Ben, me and the little ones yeay! we'll stop off at Cheltenham to see family and pop in on the fabulous Anna at No.9 cafe and have a yummy cupcake and coffee or 2. Can't wait to meet you sweetie and I'll bring the chalk boards.
Well it's been a ruff few weeks but I've come though it and am now looking ahead.
Don't forget to leave your answer to what makes you smile over on this post, Tuesday 19th August I'll leave it open for a couple of weeks and my favourite will get a gift, so keep them coming.
Many hugs everyone.
Catherine x


Ally Jay said...

Enjoy your break away. It will do you the world of good. Thank you for the little gift. How did you guess I like Pink?

Pipany said...

Gorgeous post and oh, how I want those eiderdowns! As to what I own that makes me smile every time I see it, well that would have to be poor broken Japanese doll I made when I was just a little girl. She is only about 4" tall and has a broken head which lolls on one side, her tiny hand, also broken, hods a wee paper fan. Bless her, she is in such a sorry state but she does make me smile xx

Anonymous said...

welcome back cathy. nice post.

claire Maraldo said...

Oh that's a lovely one you got at the Detling fair - you bargain hunter you!

Have a great holiday and here's hoping you get the summer the rest of us have missed!

We're all a bit less "sicky' tonight . . .thank goodness!

fingers crossed for a good night's sleep!

The fabric of my life said...

Glad you're feeling more yourself. It takes time :-)

Love the spotty mat. I have long been a fan of the red and white polka dot and have it scattered liberally in my kitchen, no mat though. where did you get it?

Petticoat Lane said...

Thought I'd pop by and say Hi. I'm so sorry you've been through such a sad time recently and I'm glad things are getting a little easier. The fete sounded such a wonderful way to say goodbye. What a lovely thing for you all to do.
Have a great time at Featherdown Farm, I'm so jealous!!
I too am mad on Red & White polka dots, if you fancy a quick fix, pop on over to my blog!! I now just HAVE to have that mat!!
Enjoy Cheltenham. I used to live in Montpellier before we moved here.
Jane. x

Garden Girl said...

Hey there Missy, am very much looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, and shall get the chocolate cake ready! (no cupcakes yet, am working on them though...!)
Love the spotty mat, it's fabulous!
Have a safe trip and see you very soon,x