Friday, 25 June 2010
A Week to Myself
Yes, it's true. I've had a week's holiday from work all to myself. I've been into work some extra Saturdays and done some training to be able to lead walks for the public. That's meant I've ended up with loads of time owing and course I picked this week to have the time back, primarily because of the England game on Wednesday. (Huge sighs of relief on that front).
The weekend began with a trip to lovely Shrewsbury and my first visit to Vintage. Just look at that oh so inviting display in the window and on the pavement. Well, I couldn't pass it by now could I? The shop is mainly vintage with a few new items and is really attractively laid out despite its small size. Needless to say, I didn't come away empty handed. Have a look at my goodies. A pretty plate
another pretty plate
and a huge bar of French lavender soap.
Although I think the bargain of the day must have been the new pair of Birkenstocks from the QVC shop for only ten pounds.
This glorious weather has meant that I've actually been able to enjoy the garden
and pick some pretties to display in the house
along with some beauties from the local Waitrose.
I've also kept Mr F and Josh happy by baking yummy lemon drizzle
and the more exotic red velvet cupcakes
from this fantastic book.
Yesterday I took the train to Worcester and found a few goodies there. A new CK bag to feed my spotty obsession.
Also feeding my spot obsession was this bargain scarf at three pounds.
You might have noticed my fondness for anything Union flag related
it was a bargain - really!
I've also made a new button necklace from some vintage coat buttons. Larger than I usually use, but I've already had some sweet comments about it.
Tomorrow, I'm off to the hairdressers for some pampering and on Sunday - well, it will be a very stressful afternoon watching our boys pasting the Germans! Don't underestimate us Mr Beckenbauer.
Back at work next week for a rest I think.
Not sure they'll like it if I turn up in PJs.