Sunday, 26 August 2007

Ring Ring!!

It hasn't been a bad few days!! Well not a bad week to be honest!

This is my new bicycle, it was given to me for free, by my friend Penny. I've spent a bit of yesterday and quite a bit of today getting it up to scratch, its had a wash, a degrease, another wash and some oiling, much of which is thanks to Terry, he cannot help but tinker and i am very grateful!

I rode it round the block a little while ago, it was brilliant. I felt like i should be saying 'Morning!' to everyone.

The basket is actually Ann's I put it on to see how it looks, i am very happy. It looks rather fine!

Saturday, 18 August 2007

This is how my clothes and things landed over a few days this week, I rather liked the way they were arranged so here is a picture.

It has been a rather fabulous week, my Roberts Radio arrived yesterday morning and so i am currently listening to radio four while looking up websites from this month's rather wonderful Country Living magazine.

I am rather content. Just waiting to hear when I can pick up the bicycle my friend Penny said i could have, It's a vintage style drop-frame dutch style ladies bike, just an old Raleigh, but it is perfect for me to ride to college with a wicker basket on the front. If only Penny would reply to my texts! I am rather excited!!

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

SO excited!!

Today i found out that i'd won a competition i'd entered in the Independent newspaper.

And this (to the left) is what i won!! A Roberts RD50 DAB radio. I am so pleased!!

And yesterday my friend Penny gave me her old ladies bicycle (pictures when i've collected it) which happened to be just the kind i was looking for, now all i need is a wicker basket.

What a week!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Re-use Green

A patchwork plastic bag made from plastic bags! Three different kinds of plastic bags melded together using an iron, and then zig zag stitched together to make a little bag.

This was a practice run, i think the zig zags need to be tighter and therefore stronger.

My plan is to make a patchwork style tote for shopping. I'm saving up the plastic bags as we speak, i'll need a few!!

Thursday, 2 August 2007

This is how i had breakfast this morning, sadly the picture doesn't really do it justice, if i'd had my, well our (Chris and My) Fuji camera i could probably have taken some better shots.

Anyway, it was Terry's Birthday today, Terry is what you might call the Man of the house, it is his and Ann's house that i lodge in. Though i'm a close family friend, sometimes described as the 'surrogate daughter' and so i got to join in the celebratory breakfast. I'd like to make a point of pointing out the crockery, it is by a wonderful potter name Ann McNulty based in Eniskillen in Northern Ireland.

It was a great way to start my day (after i'd ran out to get some flowers for Ann and a card for Terry!)

And this is my 'find' of the day a wonderful necklace from a charity shop, mmmmm second hand things. Sorry about the rather obvious cleavage!!