Sunday, 4 July 2010


I have been a very inconsistent blogger recently.
I've never been very good at managing my time properly and just lately I seem to have become even worse than usual. Time used sat around thinking about what I should be doing/want to be doing/need to be doing and nothing much done at the end of it.
Oh well I'm sure I'll figure it all out at some point.

One thing I really should mention is a lovely little parcel I received recently from Miss Peagreen Kitty. Inside the pink tissue was some delectable G&B chocolate and yes the wrapper on the milk chocolate looks like that because I had already eaten some before I remembered I needed to snap the contents! A string of beads to add to my ever growing collection and the sparkliest blue brooch that had once belonged to her nan. How very touched I was to be entrusted with such a treasure. Thank you Kitty.

Diane, who goes on the most wonderful walks, recently posted about one she and her husband did round Haddon estate. This reminded me of a coffee pot I bought about 20 years ago when I worked in a shop selling china and glass. It only cost me £1.00 as the top part of the handle has a hairline crack where it meets the pot and so couldn't be sold. Apparently the design was inspired by the tapestries which hang in the Hall.

Now this post isn't entitled random for nothing! Next up is a small cutting I made from a magazine years ago of a Scottish home decked out at Christmas. I liked the homespun feel of this sock 'stocking' and being the thrifty shopper I am wasn't going to buy brand new ones and so have been on the look out (when I remember) for some I can use in our home.

And last week I found 2 pairs for 10p each. With all my procrastinating and other time wasting pursuits I reckon I should be able to 'Christmas-ize' them in time for December! Well don't hold me to that, but that's the plan!


  1. When you figure it out, can you let me know too ;)

    Love the idea for the Christmas stocking. It does seem strange thinking about Christmas in this weather though, don't you think!

  2. Random indeed! :-P

    Isn't G&B the ultimate in chocolate goodness?! No wonder you had to have a bite before taking a photo - priorities!

    Hope you're having a good weekend!

  3. Hello you!

    Mmmm think we could have been separated at birth with the time management thingy.....

    Love the socks - are you sure they arn't G's???


  4. Ahh yes the art of procrastination. There should be awards for it you know! lol.

    What a lucky lady you are love your gifts particularly that blue broach. So pretty. Love the teapot too.

    Hope you get to grips with your christmassy stockings! Have a lovely week.


  5. Hi Lisa

    Mmm, my time management hasn't been brilliant either lately....So much to do of late...
    That chocolate is delicious. I love the bitter orange one best with chili in. you have received some lovely gifts!
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  6. I shall go to Haddon Hall and check out the tapestry's!! Cant wait to see what the socks look like!! I have a little something in my stash they may help to make them look festive!!! (Are we talking about christmas ALREADY!!!) xxxx

  7. After seeing what you managed to do with that chair, I look forward to seeing your stocking wizardry!

    And I hear you on the time management thing. I have delightful teenaged childcare this morning, and briskly wrote out a list of all of the things I needed to do while she was here...and then promptly got distracted, confused, derailed... Sheesh. (Fortunately she'll be here tomorrow morning as well...)

  8. Hi Lisa! made me sweat just at reading the C word! :)

  9. Christmas? OMG! Can't wait to see how your stockings turn out though. x

  10. Sorry Lisa I can’t help you…I just can’t seem too on top of anything at the moment, blogging being one of them.

    I hope you and the family are all ok…not long now for the school holidays.

    Lou xxx