I like big diaries , never been a pocket diary sort of girl and I like to see a week at a view ....and I like making lists and I hate forgetting appointments or being late so I am good at "trying" to be organised.
I love shabby chic and tea cups and I love hedgehogs , so these made me happy
Whilst I was choosing these a beautiful address book caught my eye too,
I have been meaning for years and years to buy a new one. I have had my old one over 20 years. Going through it at times has been a trip down memory lane. Different addresses and name changes for some entries and the sad memories at times for those entries no longer used for one reason or
another. So I thought what with Christmas cards to write in November/December time , it would be an ideal time to re do the addresses as I went along into my new book too.
Last week the autumn colour cushions have replaced the bright ones of Spring and Summer, finally had to admit it , summer is now a memory. The summer throws too have be washed and put away for next year and heavier warmer throws and blankets have taken their place. The twiggy wreaths are out again . I had thought once to decorate them, add foliage, or "something".......
but I changed my mind as I liked them as they are. ...just twiggy, twiggy is rustic and nice.The thick
wellie socks are now in use. Kids have scarfs , hats and gloves in school bags. Both schools are up
on hills, overlooking the sea and well when the wind blows it is very very chilly! The heating is on most evenings now. Our lanes are full of slippery leaves and the odd branch here and there. My wooden piggies have been put away for the winter, and the wormery has been bubble wrapped to keep them warm. I still have to get rid of the old dead plants in tubs , I picked the bean pods yesterday and have them drying out now.
The pumpkins are now all made, my they have multiplied and lots gone to new homes (kids schools)!!! I have been making lots of pretty leaves using the die cutter. I have a few plans for these.
I found lots of drift wood on the beach last week
dried it on the Rayburn and
I think they make fabulous rustic pumpkin stalks.
Soon I need to sort out exactly what is lurking in the big freezer, it is rather full but needs a bit of a sort, like wise the pantry. The locals tell me the longest the village has been "snowed in " completely was 12 days...that happened a couple of years before we moved here and was not the first time. So for the first time last year I froze milk and made sure we had enough of the basics including flour, butter , eggs and loo rolls , dog food, first aid box up to date, etc etc to get by if need be. Living just over 2 miles from the nearest main road and then another 3 or so miles again from the nearest shop it pays to be ready just in case. Secretly I wonder what it would be like not to be able to go anywhere for nearly 2 weeks? Of course being snowed in probably is not as romantic as it sounds....The
downside is for things like emergency services ,prescription supplies , making sure you have enough oil or calor gas .... the septic tank is ok, all very important living here.I now know living in towns and cities is so different from living here and
providing we do a little bit of forward thinking , we will do just fine. We did have a couple of days of snow last year, but it didn,t last , but it was a nice feeling to just snuggle inside and not worry.
DH has in recent weeks found a new hobby...making bread...he needed another hobby and at least this one is useful. I do laugh when he fusses about with the ingredients and watches how the dough is going in the warming oven in the Rayburn. I know I should be kind but I think he could become obsessed, shamed he can't become obsessed with the rest of the household chores!!!!!!!
I haven't done as much sewing as I would like......I found a x stitch in my mammoth tidy up weeks ago and plan today to have a look for a suitable fabric or fabrics to make it into something. It only needed a gentle wash after I finished off a couple of hours stitching. I will share soon.
Well off now to find that fabric, then a couple of letters and birthday cards ...busy next few weeks birthday wise, and then to put those dates in the new diary and on the calendar , might dig the stickers
out and pretty everything a bit too and use some pretty colour pens that Ellie sent me in the season's swap.
See you soon xxx