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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

morning all

Morning all, its precisely 5.22 am and i am up. Ive been 'up' since 4am, the reason? Oh just a certain puppy deciding to start crying at that time for the last three nights!
As you probably know our house is a dorma bungalow, and our room is downstairs. Puppy sleeps in a cage in the kitchen which he goes into quite happily but by 4am he's barking and crying constantly and Mr P had said if he had a third night of disturbed sleep then one of us was going to have to move out-and it wasnt him!
So i duely released puppy from his hell(!)in the cosy, blanketed, food and water ladened crate; and what do i get? Showered with millions of kisses and happy puppy noises thats what!
These last 4 days my little pup has made me so happy, i absolutely adore him, he's as good as gold and just brings a happiness to the house which i cant really explain.

Now dont get me wrong, i was all for the 'im not getting him out, even if he cries all night' school of thought, but Mr P occasionally calls the shots so who am i to argue?!
So this morning, ive bleached the kitchen cupboard doors, tidied the kitchen completely, played with two crazy pups,(mum is here with her westie pup Stanley too!) and lit yankee candles so we have a pleasant not too hurty on the eyes 'glow' on the sitting room and kitchen... and now i thought id drop in on you guys with a quick update. I gess you'd like a photo of the new 'baby'? For those of you who dont follow my blog, he's a working cocker spaniel and his name is Teddy, Ted for short, Superted as Mr P calls him, or Harvest Willow Teddington to give him his kennel club name!!!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

so im not the only one...

Who loves my CK duvet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

My goodies!

Phew! Im just taking a five(twenty)minute break to chat in beween dashing round the house in a mad cleaning, decluttering, spree! Not quite sure whats come over me but i do feel better for it, and Mr P is still at work so i figure i may as well make the most of my pottering time!(By the way he's fixing the gearbox in my 'new'(to me) land rover discovery we bought this week, see how much this puppy is costing me already??!
So, here are the photos of some of my CL xmas fair purchases.

Hopefully most of you already know of the fantastic work of Stephanie Ponsard *my sweet fairy* blog and Etsy shop? One of my first posts was about my first fairy bought from her, which resides above my bed, sleepily dreaming on a glass bauble. The following photos or courtsey of Stephanie, this was her stall at the CL Fair in 2007, (click to enlarge) i just wanted to give you an idea of how wonderful it is....as you venture in you notice all different fairies all over the place, they really captivate me and i cant resist them.

This isnt the exact fairy i bought but i couldnt show you that as he's all wrapped up as a crimbo pressie for our newest family member baby charlie, i chose a blue baby fairy on a green macaroon, sooo sweet. I alo bought my girls a fairy with a little net skirt scattered with flowers as a crimbo gift, shes stunning and i cant wait to see her hanging from their bedroom ceiling.
These next treasures are very special and i'll always treasure them as they were bought with my mummy, she knew how much i wanted a linked silver bracelet like this one and treated me to it even though it was reeaally pricy. I LOVED the ring too and ummed and aahed for ages but bought it as i didnt think id see another one like it and it is so lovely.

Now, you remember i said id share more of my lulu and jane goodies? Well, this is their lovely card for you to have a look at....
And this is the back(click to enlarge)...

Wanna see what i bought from them?..... Im soooo toooottallly in LOVE with my new wristwarmers, they just jumped into my hands and before i knew it, cash had been exchanged and my goodies were being wrapped in mint green tissue paper and popped into a bright pink paper bag, what d'ya think??
The ones above are my grown up, sensible stylish, cable knit mummmy ones, and below are my funky LOOK AT ME! Ones, fab huh? and only 8 pounds a pair(yes handknitted)!

Of course, i was naughty and visited Joules too, well ive hankered over these for ages and, and,....well im just plain greedy if im honest with you but i dont care, i work hard, i dont drink or smoke(or socalise much)so why not?? AAH chocatoodles!

Greengate anyone? Thought so! 2 tea towels, a pretty bird for xmas decoration and a bottle of handwash for the kitchen in a posh bottle(NOT FOR MR P'S USE!!!!!!) Red spotty for xmas kitchen and blue paisley for summer kitchen, mmm pretties.

This metal duckling had such a lovely expression, i thought he could keep me company when im sat out the front bench gazing at the view.

I couldnt leave the show withut adding to my china collection, I got two crochet mug warmer things,the green one below the other is pink. A cute home sweet home mug from lulu and jane and a tiny cup and tea light holder from Caroline Zoob, i had to buy something with a Robin on as i adore them and it was either these goodies or a ceramic heart with a robin from Jane Hogben pottery, maybe i'll get that next year.

I also got this tiny tipple of Raspberry liqueur, only 22%!!!!!!!
I hardly drink but this was so tasty. Do you think i could take it shooting with me as a little tipple??
My other Joules treat was this beautiful necklace, the huge cherry like beads speak to me and ive even caught my mum holding it up to herself-hands off!!!
So, all in all a great haul. Got a couple of other stocking bits for the kids from dot.com giftshop and a couple of family gifts, there wasnt tons there that you couldnt get elsewhere but you cant beat the atmosphere and we had a real sense of adventure as we took the tube part way into london which was such fun(we got some strange looks from fellow commuters!)

Hopefully i'll now get a bit more back into my blogging swing, lost it there for a bit, blame the house, its taking over my life!

Hope you are all well,

Kirsty xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Country living christmas fair 2009

Hi girls, i thought you might like a few snaps of the country living fair mum and i visited on thursday....
We were met by this beautiful hut when we walked in-i want one! (Dont forget you can click on the photos to enlarge)

It was a really busy fair with tons of people and lots of beautiful stalls. I like the fact the they're all in the same place each year, it makes it easier to head for my favourites, although it is a bit maze like and i almost missed the Susie Waton stand!

How lovely is this russian doll quilt? This lady sold lots of beautifl patters...

I have to introduce you to some new ladies on the block, their names are Lu lu Drew and Jane Scott, they have just set up a lovely venture together selling some fab home goodies, handmakes and floral lovliness, not to mention the fact that they were the nicest two people we met all day!

Jane Scott

I found the hand knits too irresistable, so the gorgeous nes below came home with me! Well, at only eight pounds i couldnt leave them behind! In my next post i'll show you a bit more with regards to jane and lulu.

As Jane and Lu Lu's company is so new the website isnt quite ready yet but it can shortly be found here, add it to your favourites and check back soon!

These fab rings were suspended from the ceiling in the business design centre, you can rely on Cl for fab dec's cant you?

So thats it, done for another, not tons of photos but im sure you get the gist, there were lots of people so maybe the credit crunch isnt as bad as we all thought?! Im in the process of photograhing my goodies so check back shortly x