Tuesday, April 22

garden visitor

we've had rather a dapper visitor in the garden
for the past few weeks

I think his wife is nesting in the bushes 
behind the chicken run.

The only problem
is that wherever he roams

he has someone watching him. . .

Sunday, April 20


Julie says bad weather at holiday times is Natures way of
telling you to relax.

I spent the morning with the woodburner lit,
Easter eggs, choccy brownies, coffee and a good book.

I spent the afternoon pottering in the stables with dear Bruce.
He had a long groom, his hairy chin trimmed, 
de-tangler in his tail and a lovely scritch on his itchy spot.

G&T, cooking re-heated curry with noodles for supper.

Relax. . .indeedy. . .

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend

Friday, April 4

snakeshead fritilliary. . .wild in the garden. . .

Snakeshead Fritilliary, growing wild in the garden
zealously guarded by the stone gnome
 (who takes his duties VERY seriously!)

and snuggly nestling under a shrub,
 the other little clump have begun to open.

I never planted them, 
they just appeared and have flowered every spring
for the past 20-odd years. . .

Wednesday, April 2

in this months Homes& Antiques Magazine!

I've been featured in a fabulous 4-page spread
 in this months Homes&Antiques Magazine 
all about the 
Dairy House Textile Fair, where I'll be selling on 13th April!

Monday, March 31

oh so beautifully worked!

I bought this scrappet of embroidery at the market on Saturday
and altho I've listed it for sale on eBay

the reason I want to share here
is because someone, somewhere, long ago
put so much effort into creating a thing of beauty
I feel I want to celebrate her achievement!

So springlike, so perfectly "now"

soooo. . .thankyou whomever, 
you're providing pleasure that you never dreamed possible!

Thursday, March 27

VINTAGE at the VILLAGE HALL: photos of the fair

Monday March 24th was another great day for
Vintage at the Village Hall
in Blandford Forum's Georgian Corn Exchange!

Lots of photos below, and you'll find reviews of the fair
and our own lovely bloggers

Wednesday, March 26

Sunday, March 23

thankyou everyone for all your support xx

I was remembering how, four years ago, I organised my very first
Vintage at the Village Hall fair
and you all supported me through the ups & downs of running an event. . .

and I've never forgotten your kind words, enthusiasm and advice. . .

so, sitting here now, having just set up the hall for tomorrow's fair, 
drinking a quiet cuppa and relishing the lull before the storm 
my mind turned to blogging and how
its really enriched my life, given me some lovely friends and always
provided a safe little haven to air my thoughts hopes and happiness.

Thankyou everyone for your support!

Friday, March 21


couldn't resist buying this little jug this week

because I just ADORE the way its been mended. . .

with metal staples

somebody's much loved treasure from times past. . .
and now its MINE

hoping you all find something to treasure
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