Hello my lovelies!!
Yet again time has whizzed past and we find ourselves in May - it seems remarkable considering how cold and unspringlike it has been. This week has been beautiful so far though and the sunshine really lifts the spirits.
So, what have I been up to?
My Mum and little niece Little E had birthdays. We usually take Mum out for the day but as she was just a few weeks post-open heart surgery we just opted for a pub lunch in a lovely little pub set by the sea:
Mum; Sis; Little E; Auntie Betty and Maz (Mum's BFF)
Among other things I made Mum some hand embroidered pillowcases;
And a little brooch:
For Little E I made a topsy-turvey Cinderella doll:
I spent a lovely day with Gem of Treasures From The Cherry Tree - there was cake:
Swoon!! I could just eat a piece now....
There has also been a vintage fair that meant I could sport my victory rolls:
Last week Ashley from Country Rose and I spent a few days with the lovely Cuckoo . She welcomed us wholeheartedly into her gorgeous home and it was just lovely to spend time with two of my best bloggy friends, not least because of the wonderful surroundings:
The view from my bedroom....
And yummy food:
There were twice as many cookies as this. Ashley and I ate the lot.
All that coupled with fantastic company meant for a really lovely few days.
This week Mr G is off work and we have been madly doing jobs (hence the decorating paraphernalia in the above pic!!) as we have a home magazine coming to photograph the house for a future issue!!:
We repainted and added wallpaper to one wall in the conservatory. Mr G and I nearly came to blows over the addition of the plates but I won him over:
Mr G and his Dad worked really hard on fitting our new 1930's style garage doors - so much nicer than an up and over:
Painted in Farrow and Ball's "Green Blue"....
We are currently working through a very long "To Do" list so hopefullt when magazine comes next week we will be all shipshape!!
That was a mammoth catch up, if you're still reading, well done!!