I love the fact that most of my posts come under two categories - Family or Inspiration. I look through the list of choices and find either title suits. Today, though I thought I might start a new category 'Hyperventillating' for things that really make my heart and imagination soar when I look at them.
Yesterday, I didn't hear the doorbell; something to do with a bit of loud, cheerful music and the ding dong bit of the bell not reaching the back of the house where I was working in my work room. When I went to pick the children up from school there was a lovely bright orange plant on my doorstep.
This little pot of happiness was given to me by Sarah. Thank you sooo much! On the subject of hyperventillating that ball of wool that you can see in the basket cheers me up no end. I absolutely love it. I feel a bit nervous that I only own one ball of it. It is so brilliant for adding to felt.
Another thing that has always made me hyperventilate with excitment is stripes. I love colour - had you guessed! I think stripes is such a great way of encompassing all those colours that we enjoy so much. I can't wear orange as one bold colour but can handle an orange stripe for example. Unfortunately, these are Pasha's new flip flops from Tescos @ £1.50. M&S definitely have a pricing problem as yesterday I noticed that the children's flip flops were more expensive than the women's simple flip flops. Plus for the price of one pair from M&S I could buy 3 from Tescos. Shopping concious-wise I get very confused. Can you actually buy fair trade flip flops?!
More HYPERVENTILLATING GOODNESS! How flipping great are those colours. I have finally succumbed to the lure of the DECKCHAIR STRIPES Company. (I would like to add here that I ordered Monday afternoon and this arrived at 8.10 am this morning - Tuesday) - talk about service! As you know, I am in the process of sorting out my roof terrace. I have therefore bought a great parasol and a beautiful windbreak. The plan is to use this to protect ourselves from the wind and buy a BBQ/chimnea to sit round to warm up. Sipping wine up there sounds like a great idea. In reality the parasol will be used to protect us from the rain no doubt!
I also bought a metre of fabric to make some cushion covers for seats or to use as a tablecloth. I'm not sure yet ........ my mind is whirring with possibilities ............
PS Would like to add that Floss has found the answer to fair trade flips flops and their existence - please see comments and thank you for your research!