Saturday, 28 February 2009
Its called All for Love, a romantic anthology - and is filled with quotations. It was wrapped in the cowboy fabric it is sitting on....how well Mary knows what makes me happy! x
Some of the quotations made me go 'ahhh' and some made me chuckle, some also made me think 'oh yes how true'!!!!
How about...I shall be great and you rich, because we love each other (Victor Hugo 1802-85)
or Love keeps out the cold better than a cloak (anon)
Very apt for the climate of uncertainty we are living in now.
The future Mr Dollop thinks that this one ...Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it (Maurice Chevalier 1888-1972)....is fitting for how we met ;) - how rude!!!
At times, I agree with this quote.... It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being (Benjamin Disraeli 1804-81) - I shouldn't think I'm alone!!!
The poem 'Loss' by Wendy Cope brought back memories of the end of my first marriage...
The day he moved out was terrible -
That evening she went through hell.
His absence wasn't a problem
But the corkscrew went as well.
In my case I kept the corkscrew, but I am still mourning the loss of the antique chest of drawers and the collection of vintage radios we had aquired that I somehow and somewhat foolishly agreed to him taking!!!!!
This anonymous poem made me giggle....
When he and I got under the sheet,
I let him have his way complete,
And now my girdle will not meet.
Dear God, what shall I say of it?
Thank you Mary for thinking of me and sending me something so special (inscribed so I can treasure forever xx).
This lovely was a surprise from a lovely lady over at SCC. Again, she knows me very well. RoseS even opened a brand new roll of CK wallpaper for my parcel, I shall think of her every time I light the tealight in the hanging heart.
I am overwhelmed by peoples kind wishes that I have received already for our marriage. I love that my online friends care enough to think of us. I thank everyone x
Last night, I showed up at a friends for one of our regular girls nights. They had organised me a surprise hen night. I hadn't planned to have one - I didn't really have the time or energy to co-ordinate people for a night out!! Oh they spoilt me!! There are pictures on a friends camera which I hope to get by email very soon, but they put a veil and tiara on me, had organised and cooked a 3 course meal, bubbly, goody bags including very cheeky drinking straws!! ;)
The table was set in my teal and silver theme, with a hen night cake centrepiece,and individual buttonhole flowers. The conservatory was decked out with teal and silver balloons and we sat and enjoyed our wine and put the world to rights!!
I got in at 3am this morning but still managed to wake up full of joy, knowing that I have had such a fabulous start to my last week as a single person!!!
6 more sleeps!!!
I have a giveaway planned but I don't think I'll get chance to post it this week (no idea why??!!), in the meantime have you seen Emma's fab bead watch giveaway over at Jellybelly*Jellybrain? (ooh that link was s-lick!!!)
EDIT my blog sidebar has been chaotic lately as I'm trying to work out which way is best for me to keep up with my blog reading!! So I'm faffing a lot!! I think I'm going to change back to the Blog List but I'm losing the will tonight - please don't be offended if you are not on there yet lol!!!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
This is how it looked pre sanding and oiling......
And today armed with 2 metres of this, a staple gun and the CK catalogue's ' how to cover a table with oilcloth tutorial' .... I now have a covered table. It was both easy and peasy to do. Its not as neat under the table as I'd have liked...but who see's it?? And I suppose I could have pleated the corners a little 'finer'....but I am really chuffed with it. :)
And the fabric was in the sale so I have done my massive table for about £14.....I would have liked the same fabric as in the tutorial (box floral aqua) but the other half didn't like it and wanted spots... so thats saved him nearly £30!!
I now have to get rid of the 2 freebie wicker chairs we have been using as the other half says if he has to listen to a fidgety boy make them creak one more time he may throw something!! So I am off to a couple of junk shops tomorrow to see what I can see.
The chairs I tarted up last summer....
I've now got the urge to cover another table.....its so effective and much easier than I thought it would be.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I emptied out the package and was treated to lovely little tissue wrapped packages and sweeties and rose petals.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
Nola has put so much thought into my swap...it is so personal for ME....and ME is feeling a little neglected and sorry for myself lately so it was just what the doctor ordered.
I may have mentioned my wedding once or twice ;) and Nola has themed some gifts for my special day...
A painted box frame for displaying wedding day treasures and a handmade garter - gorgeous!! No picture of it on my thigh I'm afraid...I wouldn't inflict that on anyone!!
The other parcels contained a pretty pink heart hanger, a fab felt heart garland (which is now strung in my spare room so I will take a more flattering picture of it later!!) and a beautiful button bag with embroidered panel...
Also some cards with Valentines recipes - one for Tuscan Pork which I can't wait to try, Sticky Toffee Pudding and a South African recipe for milk tart....(yum!)I absolutely love everything and I am very touched by how much thought has gone into making these things for me. Thank you so much xx