Wednesday, 6 April 2011

A Cautionary Tale

These fabulous and terrifying beauties are the result of covering for too many people at work, running a charity in my spare time, too many late nights, and definitely not enough rest.  Love them as much as I do they are definitely not a wedding must.  I jokingly wrote on facebook that when I opened the box it was like opening a box of children's nightmares, but actually I really don't think we can get these out until the children have gone to bed.  The plus side is they have brought me so many laughs already, they are child size and look ridiculous on an adults face I suspect those who choose to camp for the evening will make good use of them - Wicker Man anyone?

I have treated my little seedlings to a new home:

It may not be the most beautiful thing in the world but like a damn fool every evening when I get home before even taking my coat off it is compulsory to run out to the garden to check on progress.  I am pleased to announce progress is good.  Sunflowers are on the up, I have more coriander than I know what to do with, beetroots are peeping through, the flowers that Lynne sent me are doing well but the packet was in French so I have no idea what they are, and finally my sweet peas are flopping about all over the place.  They've made it onto the list (the good list, there is another but you don't want to make it onto that one).

Spring is pretty ace for many reasons, but perhaps one of the best reasons is that the car boot sale at Matford grows and people have a clear out and we swoop in like hawks of kitsch tat and magpies of all things shiny.  Here is a small selection of what we have been gathering for the big day:

Slightly wonky display.

Best glasses ever, especially the bird labelled 'Troglodyte', Sam's favorite - natch.

Pineapple glass vases, still not sure about these, but they were going cheap, surely a good enough reason? 

To round things off a non-wedding, non-car boot sale item:

Throne of happiness.

Sometimes I don't want to think about, talk about, organise or think about the wedding, so this weekend I completed a project that was on the back burner for almost two years.  Happy days.


  1. i know we're looking at the chair on the last photo, but i couldn't help noticing that you arrange your books according to spine colour! hurrah! x x

  2. HA! I was just noticing the books too - looks fab! I was recently thinking of doing the exact same thing, but decided there may be dusting involved so it'll go on the 'to do' list.

    Those masks - too creepy. I'm a little scared. x

  3. I love this blog. I might copy this blog wedding idea someday.... should someone ever be foolish enough to marry me! xxxx

  4. I'm slightly proud/ashamed by the books, I did it when I couldn't sleep and need something 'constructive' to do!!

  5. I love those masks.... I think the owl is my fave :)
    Those glasses are great, I went to the bootie a few weeks ago & it was full of plastic toys...rubbish!!! x

  6. Oh no! The boot last week was AMAZING (sorry don't mean to rub it in)! The Matford one is getting better as the weather is getting better, if you ever want a lift Joe gimmie a shout x


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