Where do I begin friends? My weekend was set to be a very hectic one. My best friend, who I usually go to the Country Living Fair, had to go to a Christening so my bi-annual trip to CL Fair was going to be marred by her absence. However, she will be pleased (as she is my best friend) and hopefully so will you, that I managed some power shopping. From feeling yukky, like so many other bloggers, I suddenly realised that actually I can get quite a lot done in a short space of time. Hopefully, I will remember this when I am in a blind panic about the Vintage and Handmade Fair on Saturday!
The weekend started with dinner out with the Mums from my son's class. He is in Reception. One little boy stated to the teacher he enjoyed being in Rejection class - oh dear! Hopefully, it isnt that bad.
Then on Saturday we drove to London to visit the Queen. No, we didn't we went to visit our kittens!!!!! Pasha is having kittens about getting kittens. She cannot wait. Hattie, the human Mum, has sensibly said that choosing will be done at the time of collecting (less than 2 weeks and counting). Who the heck would you choose? They are all heavenly.
Look how teeny weeny they are. That is my husband's hand.
I sorted the dining room out for Christmas......... no, I didn't! This is a lovely little cabin they had at the CL Fair. I thought some of you who did not make it would like a peek inside ....
Just makes you want to write your Christmas cards .........
Sunday was complicated by Pasha having a sleepover. By the time we had collected her and driven to London it was 1.00 pm. The CL Fair closes at 3 pm!!! I actually had a great time and power shopped. It made decisions easier and I did get a lot done in short space of time. Louise, I just want you to know, that I did really miss you though!
I would do show and tell of what I bought but most of it was presents for certain little people. So only a few pictures. I did buy these lovely fairy lights (type = Antique Lily). They can be bought on line from dotcomgiftshop.com I bought quite a few lovely bits from them - polka dots red napkins, polka dot red doilies mmmmm I think I feel a theme coming on for the Christmas table.
The other thing I have been keen to get is a small old rocking horse. Imagine my joy when I found this little chap on the Caroline Zoob stall. He was quite expensive but a brand new one would have been too, without all that great vintage charm.
The bright light you have been able to see outside your windows today (joke) was my halo, as when we got home I sat in bed (how very Steptoe & Son) and wrapped lots of presents up.
On Saturday we also went to the Designer's Guild Warehouse Sale. We had to be back here again for 3.30 pm so did a power shop there too. I managed to buy 25 metres of fantastic material at £2.00 per metre. I just need to wrack my brain about creating curtain panels for in our bedroom. We have to replace our windows in our bedroom as currently when the wind is gale force (remember we are right on the seafront) it sounds like there is a referee blowing a whistle in our bedroom!!!
So had a great time, getting lots done. I need to concentrate on the Fair this weekend now. I nearly have it all organised ................
Added later:- Does anyone have any ideas for names for the kittens. We are probably getting two boy kittens. Current favourites are Rafferty and Ferris (as in Ferris Wheel or Ferris Bueller's Day Off film!)