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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Bits n bobs...

A jolly little post today, hope you are all well? A few bits and bobs to talk about today. Despite the cold Ruby and i had an amble round the friday market this week, i was so tempted to buy lots of plants but im saving my pennies for bulbs, i need to get to the garden centre and make my selection-im quite excited and may even treat myself to a blub planter, i thought some daffs scattered beneath the oak tree would look really beautiful next spring.

In town we pondered for a very long time in a new shop in town called Aromas. They have a huge selection of Yankee candles and allsots of different bath bombs which little lady spent her time sniffing carefully, then ponted out which ones she'd like for christmas-they were 1.99 each! I am a bit of a sucker for Yankee candles, i just dont think there's a rival candle which can beat them for burning time and an amazing scent which fills the house and lingers for hours. I was being very indecisive but eventually settled on this one, its black cherry, its not too sweet and sickly(i hate vanilla for that very reason!) and im really glad i picked it, although next time i think id like the new one out called 'farmers market' it really was so delicious, i looked like a bit of a loon standing there for ages inhaling deeply with my eyes closed!-back to the farmers market one-it was really autumnal and spicy-but a different spicyness to the others-have a sniff if there's a place near you which sells them.

I also bought myself another little treat, thus far ive really enjoyed the jam making, so i picked up this in my friend Debbies lovely shop Kit & Caboodle in Romsey,this is so that all my jars are neatly(and prettily) labled(Ms Kidston must be rubbing her hands together!)

For those of you who have wondered, the Damson jam turned out perfectly, i hand delivered a jar to Mr P senior who had lovely little smile on his face that id taken the trouble to A.collect the damsons from his mothers tree, B. given her immense pleasure in appreciating the fruits of her planting all those years ago and C. made the effort to get some to him as soon as it was cool! It made me smile too, another achievement ticked off my list, jam maker extroadinare! lol.
Next onto chutney i think...ooh the excitement!
This weekend we've been sat in the lounge reading stories, playing hide and seek and bike riding, making the most of our last days together before school tomorrow. Ive painted the loo and its nearly finished-when i have the house to myself tomorrow i'll finish it off then show you the finished product.
In light of the recent store cupboard goings on in my kitchen Ive decided i must have a larder, im sick and tired of searching for muffin cases, chicken seasoning, garlic paste etc, knowing one of the above is stowed away somewhere im kitchen cupboards but not being able to remember which cupboard its in and getting very stressed when things fall out on top of my whilst im searching! Id LOVE one like this.....which can be found here... isnt it dreamy? Check out their website you'll be drooling!....but im formulating a plan because obviously this one is for my dream country house which i'll buy when i win the lottery! For now im thinking of having a shuffle in the kitchen, its not finished yet anyway, and we need a swap about for a new fridge, conservatory doorway, and the Rayburn. Not that ive informed Mr P yet-i need to get it all on paper first-its as if he's the bank manager and im doing a business plan isnt it?! I know he'll just say 'you know you're going to have whatever you want anyway so why are you bothering to ask me?'...because dear man YOU'RE going to build it!.....


Pomona said...

That looks a most wonderful larder! And how lucky you are to have a clever husband who can build things!

Pomona x

Florence and Mary said...

I saw this larder in a magazine the other day and pulled it out to add to in my dreams house!!

I love yankee candles, as I'm only scenting my bedroom at the moment I use a tart burner and am so impressed with how long they last and the smell!

I'm burning lemon lavendar right now.

Victoria xx

sue15cat said...

Oooh......get him to build me one too!!

Sue xx

Mrs Bean said...

Oh dream Larder! If only.
Keep checking those lottery numbers.
I love yummy scented candles too, Have you tried Woodwick?
They are much better than Yankie IMHO
Made from Soy wax for a much cleaner, longer burn.
Take a look on ebay, there is a shop on ther ethat sells a huge range.

LissyLou said...

Aren't larders fab!! i'd love one! x