Monday, 7 June 2010

Making me Happy






Oh I have missed my computer! After four weeks it's working again and I can do all the things that I've missed so much. I've already had some much needed retail therapy and now it's time for me to catch up with all you lovely ladies. I've tried to keep up with your blogs whilst I'm at work but it's very difficult as even though I'm using my lunch time to catch up with everyone the time is monitored as well as the sites we use. So all in all I feel quite uncomfortable using their p.c.s and as a result I've missed you all.

I was so happy to get the computer back and looking forward to sharing the photos I'd taken with you of the places we had visited and of the garden as it has sprung back into life. So as I settled down to upload my pictures yesterday I anticipated sharing loveliness with you and making up for lost time in blogging terms. However, just as the pictures had been uploaded and then deleted from the camera - the heavy rain outside turned into a thunderstorm and a power surge turned the p.c off for a few seconds - not long - but long enough to lose all my pictures! Maybe I should give up blogging now!

So today, I have very little to show you in the form of pictures. No pictures of my garden looking pretty or of elegant Berrington Hall or historic Hellens where we spent a couple of lovely days last week. Instead, just a few pictures of the things giving me plesaure today. Best of all, my Alys Fowler book arrived this morning. I have missed this series so much since it finished. I am hoping that they will put it out on dvd so I can watch it again and again and probably get something new from it on each occasion.



Also making me happy today - seeing the jolly cushions I made a few weeks ago, in the garden arbour


and being able to chill in there with my delicious new book.



Colourful teatowels that make the washing up a little less of a chore




my new, old tin,



Sweet William,




and new mugs for the picnic basket from Waitrose. I'm sure that we'd actually got plenty of mugs in the cupboard that could have fitted the picnic basket but these just said 'buy me'. Don't tell Mr F!

And the thing that's making me happy most of all?...........................Being back in the world of blog of course!

7 comments:

Lizzie said...

Lovely post, nice to have you back. Sorry about the photos.....

a mermaids purse said...

i know you lost your piccys- but dont give up on blog land i love your crafty inspirational blog! ;0)
i love that vintage tin what a lovely treasure! and your beautiful cousions wowza those fabrics really are stunning! ;0)
i miss Alys Fowler too must save my pennys for the book you have...
the bright blue skies in devon have turned to heavey rain and grey skies- still feels warm though thankfully ;0)xx best wishes xx

♥coco rose♥ said...

Welcome back! Love the cushions and the stripey cups are great! I almost bought some today (but had the ringing in my ears from the other half at how many cups we already have!) xxxx

Simone said...

A really lovely post! I too have the Alys Fowler book and really looked forward to watching the programme on Wednesday evenings. The only thing missing from the book is the bit about printing from flowers and foliage in the autumn time. Your cushions are works of art. I love all the colourful fabrics you have used. Oh and of course you needed new picnic mugs!

Country Style Living said...

Shame about the photo's...I loved the Alys Fowler series too, and am also enjoying reading the book. My son and I often think of Alys with Isobel the dog and her chickens....

Andi's English Attic said...

The cushions are so cheerful and I love the mugs. No wonder they said 'buy me'. xx

Louise said...

I've seen those mugs in Waitrose, but have so far managed to resist. Lucky you to have found that tin. I remember us sending clotted cream home in a tin from our trips down to Cornwall when I was a child back in the early seventies. I was a bit disappointed with the Alys Fowler series, but would like to have a nose through the book. Lovely funky cushions! x