4 February 2011

Just Us Girls ...

Hello there.  How lovely to see you.  How are you this extremely blustery Friday?  I don't know about you but I'm staying safely holed up at home today for fear of a stray roof tile landing on my head!  As I sit here in my little craft room up on the third floor, the wind is crashing around and buffeting the house like goodness knows what.  It's quite unnerving.

Well, it's been just us girls this week (apart from Bertie of course) as D and Blondie Son are on a skiing holiday in Avoriaz.  I went skiing once, hated it and vowed never to return.  It would seem BS has inherited D's skiing genes (and superior sense of balance) so, as I write, they are probably tearing down the side of a mountain in the French Alps.  We'll move swiftly on if that's okay or I shall start imagining worried-mummy-type scenarios ...

Blondie daughter and I have had such a lovely week.  One of the first things we did on Saturday, after the boys had left, was to go shopping and fill the fridge full of treats and the foods we like.  We've had lovely long Cath Kidston's rose bubble baths in the evenings, treated ourselves to magazines, had crafty sessions, (she can now crochet chain and has been making Hannah Montana-style headbands for all her friends) and she's been reading The Worst Witch to me.  We haven't fallen out once.  So, as much as I've missed my boys, I have thoroughly and unashamedly enjoyed having my baby girl to myself.

What else have I been up to this week?  Well, my spring cleaning quest continues though not quite as intensely as before and I'm currently ruthlessly sorting through clothes and having curtains and blinds cleaned.  Crikey though, I think you need a degree in window dressing to re-thread roman blinds once you've taken them apart!  They're a nightmare.

Mum and I had a lovely 'ladies what lunch and shop' day on Wednesday.  I bought yet more yarn (seriously, I think it's an addiction - put a great wall of wool in rainbow colours in front of me and any willpower I might have simply buggers off).  I also found this stunning wrapping paper marked down to £1 a sheet.  I bought one purely to frame ...

Beautiful isn't it?

Despite trying to be a little bit frugal at the moment, my purchases didn't end there.  I simply couldn't resist this after seeing it in the new White Stuff catalogue ...

Lush isn't it?  The colour attracted me instantly, like a moth to a flame, particularly when it's teamed with this week's crochet project ...

Yes, it's a vertical stripe scarf (less ends to sew in!) in wonderful zingy springy colours.

A few more stripes are still to be added; lilac, another pink and vanilla, and then it will be tassled!

My desperate need for colour continues it seems.

Well I'm off for a sandwich, there's some smoked salmon in the fridge with my name on it.

Have a wonderful weekend and, if you get the chance, spare a thought for a little someone who will be knee deep in dirty pants and smelly salopettes! ;-)



  1. Oh, Heather! Graet minds think alike. I fell in love with that top too. I can't afford it though at the moment, sadly. Some lovely dresses and tops this season too! The scarf is beautiful! xx

  2. Oh dear - you should not have bought that item from White Stuff ;) To ease your guilt I'll take care of it for you ;)

    I spotted loads in there the other week that I like - am going to ask for vouchers for my birthday next month.

    Enjoy your girlie time :)

  3. I love the colors! Gorgoues! Yeah for just girls!!!

    I'm staying warm inside my house and enjoying the day off thanks to the awful ice storm that headed in. I think the worst will be over in the afternoon and then I'll be able to enjoy the weekend. I'm with my hunny so I don't mind :)

    Happy Friday!

  4. Gorgeous colours! You seem to be having a ball! Fabby! x

  5. I could probably spend thousands in White stuff this Spring - if I had thousands, that is!
    Love the colours in your crochet scarf.

  6. I love your purchases and your scarf is gorgeous! Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the most effective - I think I have scarf envy!
    Jille x

  7. Sounds like a wonderful girly time! I love the things you bought and your lovely colours in this post - very fresh and inspiring. It's still very blustery here, rattling the windows in my studio as I write this! Have a great weekend! Helen x

  8. lovely post... and Im glad you had some fun times with your baby girl...

    x Alex

  9. oohh you lucky thing, sounds like a week full of gorgeous moments and things :-) I too am not brill at skiing, went once and actually got stuck on the T-bar and nearly went round again up-side-down! Love that top, and your crochet (rather jealous of that!). Hold on tight whilst those winds are blowing - it is as bad here - great for drying washing though :-)

  10. Sounds like a great week! Love the wrapping paper, such a bargain and will look great in a frame!

  11. Sounds lovely!

    Pants to only having boys!!

  12. Hi hun,

    well done you have won my 2 year giveaway. Can you email me your address please at poppyanddaisys@gmail.com.


  13. I've just discovered your blog and thought I'd say 'hello'! Your crochet is so lovely and colourful and that White Stuff top is gorgeous, good taste :) x

  14. Hello there - I found you because you had clicked 'follow' at my place. That White Stuff top is a winner. I haven't seen their new season's stuff yet. What lovely crochet you've got going on. I'll be back x


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