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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

"Time waits for no man (or woman!)"

whilst on my shopping trip with little miss I remembered to buy a diary and calendar for next year.  All ready I am scribbling dates and appointments for January and beyond in the back of this year's diary and well , time to get the new ones for 2016 ( oh my goodness!!!') am I ready? Not really this year has just gone so very very fast.

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



20 comments:

  1. You are very organised I have not thought about next year, save to keep a few bits of paper in the back of this years diary.

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  2. I am already marking dates for 2016 also. I usually buy a 2 year calendar book and a larger 1 1/2 yr for the fridge...need to see the notes everywhere. The pumpkins look wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Gracie (that 'parcel' is very late but will be posted this week) I am looking at pumpkins everywhere!!!! Love them though!!!

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  3. Love your new diary and address book.
    I think I could do with new ones too.

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    1. Xxx there are so many to choose , I just love anything pretty.xx

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  4. I love the designs on your new calendar and diary. We could do with a new address book too. At least you'll be well stocked if you do get snowed in xx

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    1. I do hope so, my last home was 3 mins drive from a super store and always gritted...here...I won't hold my breath though I hear the tractors have a posy and go out to clear what they can!!!!! Sounds fun xx

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  5. Love the new diary I have a filofax with a purse so I just replace the contents each year. Still like buying new notebooks though x

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    1. Oh note books I love too..simple pleasures.xx

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  6. Pretty design on your new book and calendar.... Rather cute!
    I love autumn, your pumpkins are wonderful and I LOVE the leaves..
    Big smiles :)

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    1. Still playing with "dolly" my sewing machine ..I love leaves especially when they crunch !! Xx

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  7. I have been loading up next years diary and calendar too, it is a good thing to do isn't it. I got a new address book a few years ago and it already has crossings out due to moves and losses, it is like a history book in a way isn't it. xx

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    1. I know we both adore history and books do that, whatever their purpose, they tell a story of time...and for me a journey.xx

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  8. I love your pumpkins. They say we're going to have a bad winter, so I guess you may find out what it's like to be snowed in ;) let's hope it's not for too long though. XXXX

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    1. Thank you honey, it sounds romantic but little man is so,difficult to feed , I am now doing a weekly top up of his food alone , the rest of us like bread, rice, pasta etc but not him!!! I love snow but? We will have to see...xxx

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  9. being snowed in may be romantic .. but makeing sure you have the supplies to keep you all fed sounds a better idea xx The forecasters are determined it is going to be a bad one this year .... so stock up with chocolate as well !! lol x

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    1. Always , always honey !!! Little man is a chocoholic..I am well trained..!'n xxx

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  10. Your new journal is gorgeous, I need a large one too although I still seem to find notes and jottings all over the house. Great new hobby for DH, mine should take note.

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    1. I am the queen of lists, lists and more lists on top of lists!!! To my shame..terrible memory I think...DH , he has found it well a love, hobby and interest, ...rather like us girls with our sewing !!!xx

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