Hello friends in the Land of Blog,
welcome to my list of happies for the week
(if you want to do your own list just link it
to Virginia's blog and we'll come and visit):
Beautiful Autumnal weather,
leaves turning colour and dropping,
a moist chill to the misty morning air.
I love it!
The sun is out today making it so enjoyable
to stroll in the warmth, it definitely has the
I have been so lucky to receive lots of GREAT mail.
Firstly, from Nathalie (An Artists Legacy),
one of her lovely stitched and stamped bookmarks
which I'd admired and a fun postcard of a cowboy
riding a prairie dog
(she saw it and thought of me!).
Then, from Linda (Lambsworld),
fab Kitsch Kitchen Mail Art
(the theme is 'beginning with k'),
which came with superb retro contents
and I am so lucky to have won
giveaway - a brilliant book called
which is SO PERFECT FOR ME that
I did a Snoopy happy dance when I found out I'd won.
Thank you, Carmen!
Carmen (whose middle name is Miranda,
how cool is that?!)
writes reviews for selected books -
I bought a book from Amazon this week,
Creative Wildfire by LK Ludwig,
on the strength of Carmen's review and
I LOVE IT.
You can really trust Carmen's opinion,
she's very honest with the books' pro's and con's.
Brilliant charity shop purchase,
for £1.25 -
this book was published in Canada
and has various recipes
They all look really yummy,
and I'm not even a dog.
I LOVE the 3 little bone shaped cutters that
came with the book.
DD Hope and I will be trying the first recipe
(for Rosie Mae, not us!).
I really enjoyed watching
'Who Do You Think You Are?'
this week on the tv - the family tree being
investigated was that of artist
whose exhibition I went to in the summer with Penny.
Tracey really is as mad as a box of frogs
and it made me smile that her biggest fear was
that her forebears came from a cul-de-sac in suburbia.
She was thrilled to bits to find that she descended from gypsies living in tents
(with a couple of thieves thrown in for good measure!).
So what am I looking forward to next week?
Sunday lunch with DH's parents, John and Barb.
We're going to a lovely pub local to them so neither
Barb nor I are having to cook which will be a lovely
treat for both of us.
Next week, weather permitting,
I am going to Highgate Cemetery
and maybe some other bloggers.
I have to admit that generally I'm
not a lover of cemeteries
(I always seem to feel so sad)
I twisted Penny's arm to go to the Tracey Emin
exhibition so I thought it only fair that I went to
something that she particularly wanted to go to.
Having said I'd go I'm actually really
looking forward to it.
Although not if it's raining.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend filled with
sunshine and cake.