Thank You Mr Postman

7 May

Well the Bank Holiday came and went Mr S is back at work but it was lovely to get to spend a long weekend together.

I have been a bit slack on the photo front over the weekend.

Saturday evening we went to our friends wedding reception. Which was lovely as we haven’t seen them in so long and the whole family are old family friends.

C had chosen purples and lilacs for her colours and they had an ice cream man and sweetie bar need I say more!

I didn’t take any photos but these I borrowed just to show you the colours, they were taken by her photograph Stuart Hunt.

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On Sunday we had the 2 elder nieces; I & B. We had a fantastic afternoon cleaning out and playing with the rabbits. Then we spent hours at the park with the Dog and on the play equipment.
All exhausted we then came home for some crochet and dinner.

As dinner was coming to its last mouthfuls we heard the tune of the ice cream van and Mr S & The Girls ran to catch him and get us all Ice Creams for dessert. – the ice cream van is very exciting whether your 7, 9 or in your 30’s in our house. As a child having an ice cream like that was our annual holiday treat.

Returning to the crochet. I stupidly didn’t consider the crochet very well I should have started the foundation chain and one line before they got here as it was hard for their little fingers and 2 tired little girls to start the first row. But they are angels and waited, B started doing some of my knitting (a scarf half done) while she waited and in the end B just knitted and I continued to crochet.

I produced this before her Mummy turned up (with a little help).

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Monday was beautiful weather but I spent the majority of the day indoors with Mr S sorting paperwork and other boring grown up things that pay the bills.
I just enjoy spending anytime I can with Mr S though. We needn’t be doing the same thing but I enjoy just being together in the presence of each other.

By the looks of these pictures we had a very purple weekend without realising it.

Monday & Today I’ve had a sore throat I’m praying at the moment it’s not measles. The Groom at the wedding Saturday and his brother had measles, bad luck on your wedding day poor guy.
It’s got an incubation period of 2weeks so I’m crossing my fingers I’m ok as we are off to Dublin for my birthday treat.

Talking of Dublin!

Thank you Mr Postie for bringing goodies today.

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My Amazon parcel contain 2 books one on Dublin and one on crocheting.

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I’ve had a quick flick through while having a cup of tea.

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This has some lovely ideas for basic granny squares.

And Dublin, well I’m so excited, but until you get there I think your never know how good a guide book is.

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My second package; the box.

Was an order from Baker and Maker , I have never used this company before its a new find for me, but so far so good über quick delivery especially for a Bank Holiday weekend; I ordered Friday on normal delivery and it turned up Tuesday.

So what did I pur-chase, well I gave Twitter a sneak peak at the packaging earlier …

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I’m a sucker for well wrapped orders, it makes it more exciting when you have delicate tissue paper to peal back before revealing your purchases. I find the whole process very ‘eek’ with girlie excitement. (So another tick there for Baker and Maker)

Drum roll please (I’m excited as I haven’t brought anything for a while)

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Where to start;

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I added to my cookie cutter collection, I loved the blue butterfly then the snowflake and rabbit cutters just sort of slipped (hopped) into my shopping basket.

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Again a sucker for packaging these little sugar hearts combined with the cute jar caught my eye.
The bright & vibrant colours of them will look great as a simple quick embellishment to cakes and to quote our youngest niece the other week “Serotiny LOVES sprinkles” so they were a must really!

Still with baking I’ve wanted some of these pretty case for AGES so I went for it, I think I will be returning soon for more as it was very hard to choose just one colour.

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I’m really looking forward to using them but already have the niggling feeling no one will ever be good enough to use them for, so I will just sit and display them forever.

I also got a few other non baking bits…

These birdie gift tags, again perfect to use as quick embellishment for plain wrapping paper.

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This ribbon had a slight discount, so I couldn’t resist it’s lacey’ness.

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And last but not least the enamel bowl, I have stolen my idea for this from Silje-Sin. She has planted her enamel bowl with flowers and I really liked it (in fact I love her whole house, she is such a wonderful homemaker)
So I intend to plant this one up and see how it goes. Perhaps it will turn our home into a Scandinavian delight.

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I am looking forward to using my goodies and to shopping with Baker and Maker again.

Apart from a few chores that was my Weekend & Tuesday.

I’m now off to read my new books.

S

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