Tuesday, 31 August 2010

This weekend's buys

Taking shelter from the rain in a rather depressing looking charity shop full of cheap resin toot
I did manage to find some treasure amongst the trash.

That early 20th century religious print above, The Guardian Angel and

this little brass owl.

We also bought this little chap
but he wasn't from a charity shop.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wet, wet, wet

So far this week seems to have been all about rain and today has seen the worst,
unrelenting rain, grey skies and not a glimmer of sunshine. I don't mind it really -
it's just the mud I hate. Deep sigh....

(Illustration from 1950's children's book The Musical Umbrella by Friedrich Feld)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Martin Clunes Horsepower

My youngest son and I have just spent the last hour watching Martin Clunes
It was quite simply wonderful or in the words of my son awesome!
And there 's more next week.

Photograph via telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Say it with flowers - Thank you.

Flowers from my garden

as a big thank you

to all of you who kindly left me a welcoming comment
and to those who are now following this blog.

Thank you

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

I want a blog

So I want a blog of my own and you wouldn't believe the angst it's causing me, the number of times I've sat down to write this first post and the number of times I've deleted it. But then maybe you do understand, prehaps it's the way new bloggers feel, a bit like the first day at a new school, a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Anyway here goes ...

My name is Carol, I'm married with teenage sons, we live in a 1920's house on the edge of three counties, we're not that far from the sea. We share our lives with dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, chickens, quail, an assortment of  other birds and a tortoise. I'm self employed and as well as being a partner in my husband's business I'm trying to get my own little flegling vintage business started and I'd really like to meet some like minded people...

(Photograph is from an advertisement for Hamley's toy shop found via Tumblr)