Monday, 29 October 2012


As my last few days of freedom will soon be at an end and the Christmas rush will soon be upon me, my daughter and I took a trip to London on Saturday.

First we headed for the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. Its such a busy place, always a selection of street entertainers who spend hours on end standing still in a statue-like pose and covered in gold or silver paint. 
The smell of food always make me hungry, along with shops like The Primrose Bakery and Hope and Greenwood. I did buy a few bits in there which I'll share with you another time.

This enormous Christmas tree had the most gorgeous red bow that I would love to have bought home with me......quite how I don't know!

But our main reason for the trip was to go here, to the Novello Theatre to see the musical 
"Mamma Mia'

And what a show it was too! 
Mind you I've nothing to compare it with as I'm ashamed to say it's the first London show I've ever been to. How sad is that?

The theatre was much smaller than I was expecting, which made it all the better. We had really good seats near the front and I have to say the performance was flawless.
All the way through I was itching (along with my two left feet!) to get up and dance and we all had a chance at the end when the lycra clad cast came on the sing a few more Abba favourites.

Both my daughter and I said we would happily have paid again and gone back for the evening performance. If you've not seen it I can totally recommend it.

A little bit of retail therapy was in order too and these tree decoration came home with me.
Flip flop wearing Santa on a cool is he?

Santa on a jet ski perhaps?

Or a ballet dancing giraffe?

I will photograph our tree this year just so you can see that I really don't need any more tree decorations but I just cant resist them!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend too.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Flying Santa

The shops are gradually filling up with Christmas decorations and I can never resist buying a few new ones each year.

This one had to come home with me!

Thought I'd just add....he's a Gisella Graham design if you're interested in taking one home yourself!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Anyone seen my glasses?

Some of the names and sayings I get asked to write on my glasses cases are very funny, very sweet and sometimes very long! Sometimes a little too long to fit on so I need to make my 'machine needle' writing a bit smaller- not easy when you have large handwriting.

  I had one of those to do today and had a couple of attempts to get it right. I stopped when I realised it wasn't all going to fit on and ended up with this one...'Have you seen my glasses?'

 If you would like a chance to win this one, then hop over to my Facebook page....( link on the sidebar)  leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner on Friday 19th October.

Good Luck!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thank Crunchie it's Friday

I say thank Crunchie it's Friday but I know I wont have much of a weekend as I've so much work to do. It's not long until the Christmas Gift Guide is out and I've been getting prepared for it since April, would you believe!

I've had a very busy two weeks.....I think some people are doing their Christmas shopping early!

Anyway on to more important things......the winner of my last bag giveaway.

As usual, in the old fashioned way, all the names written out...

In to the new little bowl I picked up in Waitrose yesterday

                                                                     And the winner is.....

                                                                    Pembrokeshire Lass!

Please email me your details and I'll pop it in the post to you on Monday.

Thank you to everyone for entering, I'll do another giveaway next week before the mad Christmas rush begins!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka ya ya!

This is the third and final bag I have to give away.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I made these to add to my shop in the very beginning but not only do they take quite a while to make but they are also a complete nightmare to photograph!

So.. I decided to offer them to one of you lovely bloggy friends.

If you fancy a chance to win it all you have to do is leave me a comment and I will choose a winner next Friday 12th October.

If you have entered one of my giveaways in the past please feel free to enter again! 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Mum's day

A patchwork of flowery loveliness for my mum whose birthday it would have been today