Sunday, February 28, 2010

No 3

I recently went to the Spring Fair at the NEC to do my main buying for the shop and I stumbled upon the most amazing stand called Pip Studio who are doing a major launch in the UK.They are fairly well known in Europe.They were the loveliest people and served tea and cup cakes which was most welcome and they were so helpful.Their products are just divine.The tea towels are just too beautiful to use.So watch this space as I have their goods coming in this week.

No 2

My wonderful 2010 diary from Papaya Art.It is sooo beautiful and full of lots of little sayings and encouragement.It also has a very useful concertina file at the front for keeping bits and pieces together.I love the idea of following your bliss.

Artful blogging

Things I am loving right now. No 1

My lovely sister Jules bought this for me when she was recently working in the States.It is fullof inspirational images put together by' artful bloggers'.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day

Hope you have enjoyed your day.My beloved and I went to York for the afternoon.We mooched in Cath Kidston and White stuff I love therir window displays.Today the window is a giant budgie cage and the floor is lined with newspaper and feathers with two massive budgies swinging on a perch.Genius!We had a very nice lunch at Wilde's.The sun was shining and everybody was out in force and it felt as if Spring was on the doorstep.(I forgot I am on the cusp of extreme middleage,am overweight and very tired) and then I heard the weather forecast-more cold,more snow.Our heating has given up the ghost and I can hardly type for the amount of layers I'm wearing.Hey ho! Lots of love!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New banner

Just wanted to say thankyou to Happy for my lovely new banner which I bought from Happy @ Happy loves Rosie at her wonderful online shop which is full of fab things all produced or made by Happy.Brighten your day girls.Check it out.


As some of you may know in my spare time I am a full time teacher and tend to work in our shop at weekends and during holidays.The above picture was a present from one of my past pupils and I thought it would go beautifully with the following rules that were discovered by a colleague when sorting through her great Aunt's things.Her aunt used to be a teacher in London in 1915.
Rules for Women Teachers entering full time employment
1.You will NOT marry during the term of your contract.
2.You are NOT to keep the company of men.
3.You MUST be home between 8pm and 6am unless attending a school function.
4.You may NOT linger in ice cream parlours.
5.You may NOT travel beyond the city limits without permission of the chairman of the board.
6.You mayNOT travel in a carriage or an automobile with any man unless they be your father or brother.
7.You may NOT smoke cigarettes.
8.You may NOT wear bright colours.
9.You may NOT under any circumstances dye your hair.
10.You must wear at least two petticoats.
11.Your dresses must be NO shorter than two inches above the ankle.
12.To keep the school room clean you MUST sweep the floor at least once a day,clean the blackboard at least once a day and light the fire at 7 am.

Don't you just love it.I would be in terrible trouble as I wear no petticoats,wear bright colours and am always frequenting ice cream parlours!!How times have changed.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well,its always a relief to get to February,shortest month of Love and pancakes.It was five o'clock tonight before it got dark and although it snowed at the weekend and it was minus 7 yesterday it still feels a bit more hopeful.Day One of Renovation.Have swallowed the magic pills eschewed anything sweet and have drunk gallons of herbal tea.Waiting for the miracle to happen..will let you know girls!