Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Life Begins...


My girls very kindly bought me this:

Inside I found a very appropriate quote:  Birthdays are nature's way of getting you to eat more cake.

I took this to heart.

One of these for breakfast (always birthday breakfast food in this house!)

Then we went to the lovely local town of Woodhall Spa; home of the Dam Busters squadron - and a fantastic patisserie:

Sadly; about 5 minutes after buying some very pretty cupcakes, my now 40-year old brain decided it would be a good idea to buy a bag of wild bird seed and put it in the bag on top of the cupcakes.  Oh dear:

But they tasted good anyway!

Then, of course, we had to have some more cake with dinner:

Now a diet is called for!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New Year, same old me!!

I don't know what happened to January.  Oh wait, yes I do - hubby's tax and VAT returns, that is what happened!  Note to self - when moving house; try and pack all business related paperwork together.  I think I spent days trying to track down odd bits of paper, invoices and receipts.

Never mind, all done now; so in the spirit of keeping at least one of my resolutions this year; I am trying to be a better blogger; from now on!  Sadly, photography no better yet.

A few days ago, it was lovely and spring-like in this part of the world:

This was the scene a few days ago on our dog walk around the village.

It was evem sunny enough to take a few pictures of some of my latest purchases:

Utility china again

Pretty white and gold cups and saucers

Then the snow came:

Our front garden

Trees and Eeyore's house at the local woods

It's melting now, but more is forecast.  Hopefully it won't prevent me from getting out to hunt for more vintage treasures, as I have a few fairs coming up.