Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Whovian's unite!

I've been drawing lots and lots of gift tags for the past couple of weeks and Dr Who watching is compulsory while doing so :) I think I've found the newest Whovian!

He sat watching for a good 20 minutes before he decided that he needed a snooze. Well it is tiring watching Matt Smith be gorgeous!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Church news

So, what's been happening with the church? Well the sad news is that our family circumstances have changed and we are having to sell the church :( I'm not going to go into the details here but as you might well imagine there have been many hours of discussions and many tears. The church is up for sale with Pugh Auctions and you can see the details here. Just in case you want to buy a partially converted church in Todmorden :)

There are also more pictures of the inside here if you want to take a peek.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Some thrifty finds

On the way to the dentist (which is where I was this morning) I pass a fabulous charity shop called Emmaus and I always pop in! It's a huge building (it was a former school) and it's packed full of all sorts of good things.

The tea towel and the squirrel bowl are from there and were 50p each. The two books are from the smaller hospice charity shop across the road and were also 50p each. And thank goodness for changing rooms in charity shops. I spied a nice looking gold coloured skirt (nice gold not nasty gold) and when held up against me it looked like it would come to just above my knees. It was a grown up version of a ra-ra skirt and was much nicer than it sounds! However when I tried it on, my bum, hips and stomach made it stop at mid thigh level and while I'm a big believer in wearing what the hell you like and not pandering to 'dressing for your body shape' (I hate that phrase!), it didn't suit me and I would have felt self concious wearing it. Phew, long sentence there!

To sum up my hatred of that phrase here are two of my pins from Pinterest - one a bit rude (pixelation not mine) and one not so rude.

Are you on Pinterest? Do you pin brilliant stuff? Let me know so I can take a look :)

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Still here....

I seem to be falling out of love with my blog at the moment. I don't think things like Instagram and Facebook are helping as you can show your appreciation of something/one very quickly by 'liking' or double clicking to 'heart' something. Much easier than commenting or reading lengthy blog posts right?

But I'm not being lax about getting ready for Country Living (well not that lax anyway!) I pinned this picture a few days ago thinking something like this would be perfect for showing off my gift tags (especially now that they have new packaging) and I've just received a similar one through the post that I ordered. But mine is super fancy and spins :) I've just put it together and rest assured as I make more gift tags for CL I will put them on the rack, give them a spin and then photograph them for you. 'Cos nothing makes readers comment more than a spinning gift tag rack right?

Monday, 9 September 2013

Where does the time go?

I should have posted this last week (see title as it can work two ways!) but I got distracted.

The girls have started their first full week back at school and now are both in Juniors!!!!! How on earth did that happen??

Feeling old now!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

52 books in 52 weeks - part eight

My reads for the last month :) 

I have read Animal Farm once before and although I enjoyed it again I much prefer 1984 by the same author.

This book is brilliant and is well worth reading if you get the chance. It's about a bookbinder called Dora Damage and basically what happens in her life.

I was really looking forward to reading this book and it was a huge disappointment! The blurb promised great things and I struggled to finish it. It's gone to the charity shop already!

Anya took this on holiday and I borrowed it when she had finished it. Don't read it in a public space if you are at all emotional - you look daft crying over a kids book let me tell you!

Someone I know online was reading this (Hi Laura!) and I knew it was on my shelf somewhere so I dug it out to take on holiday. Again it is well worth reading if you get the chance - it follows the lives of a family of missionaries who go to Africa and what happens to them through the decades.

42/52 - only 10 to go to reach my target by the end of December :)