Not a great week
with all the
~back to school~
~back to work~
~back to reality~
stuff going on
but I'm sure I can drag out some things
to point at and say,
"Thank you, that made the week better."
DD Hope and I had a lovely time at the
Kitsch and Stitch Fair
There are loads of pics of the event here.
I bought a gorgeous pendant from
Amanda at Maygreen Fairies
'Know it all fairy'
|(Image from www.maygreen-fairies.co.uk online shop|
where there are lots of lovely things available to buy)
I also bought a wonderful pack of mixed
media goodies from Suzie Sharp,
papers, fabric, postcards, buttons, stamps etc etc.
Amongst other things, Suzie makes wonderful bags using
original vintage and retro fabrics
(Hope and I both bought one at the last Fair).
My nose hung over a beautiful blue wicker
basket (very retro), but really couldn't justify buying
it for myself.
Hope treated herself to some cute hair clips
and a few other bits and pieces.
And yes, there was
The next Kitsch and Stitch Fair will
3rd December 2011.
DH Grant DID have Saturday off
AND the sun DID come out.
He enjoyed a day pottering about in the garden,
slurping on a beer, or two.
Yesterday, Grant and I went to the funeral of
Grant's Great Uncle, Matthew.
Saying goodbye is always hard to do,
but the service, though sad, was just right.
He was a quiet undemanding man, a confirmed bachelor,
who enjoyed reading, crosswords, music and
being with family and friends.
Apparently as a young man he was a keen 'grice'
hockey player and referee -
grice hockey is just like ice hockey but played on grass.
I had never heard of it.
There was a very moving tribute from one of Grant's
cousins who grew up with Matt
and had remained very close.
I don't know how he managed to speak
so well when so upset, but he was brilliant.
A sad day, but it was lovely to share some
of the fond memories that people had of him.
The Killing on TV.
We are watching the first series of this Danish
crime thriller, and it's very good.
It's makes a refreshing change for the story to
be happening in a country apart from the
UK or USA.
The programme is subtitled which doesn't
make for easy viewing,
I can't watch it while I'm ironing,
for instance, but it is compelling.
We're loads of episodes behind and
are trying hard to catch up
so no spoilers please!
That's about it for today
so I'll pop along to Virginia now to post my link
and then visit the other Rockers.
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.
My thoughts are with my
American friends as they remember
the terrible events and aftermath of 10 years ago.