This week, there's been lots going on at Thriftwood, and feel that I've neglected blogland a bit, so just to get you up to scratch, Jacob and his girlfriend, Jules, are home at the moment, but going back to Leeds tomorrow after their travels around Europe. They were on the way home (to us) on Wednesday evening, and in between the bus station and train station at Preston, poor Jules fell and broke her wrist. Badly.. She needed an operation and was in hospital for three days, but is recovering now. It's lovely to have them here, and for longer than they were originally staying, just wish it was under different circumstances.
Every cloud has a silver lining though, and Jacob has spent some time teaching me about Instagram. I am a complete technophobe, but have enjoyed fiddling around with images and creating different moods for each one. Please bear with me, and humour me, all you computer whizzes out there! I've just managed, without help, to download my Instagram images from my ipad to the main pc ... a big achievement for me, but seem to have done something weird to my desktop, so this post may not even happen!
Anyway, let's get on! On Saturday when I got back from the hospital in Preston, two parcels were waiting for me. I opened the big one first, and was delighted to find my Giveaway prize from the lovely mumofalltrades ... her lovely, handmade, Autumn bunting. I've hung it on the wall above my fireplace in the back room, and Instagrammed it for you to see ...
The next parcel contained these two lovely, handmade, poppy brooches for Remembrance Day, which I ordered from vintage vicki. They are really lovely, and all proceeds are going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Me and Millie will certainly be wearing our poppies with pride this year! Thank you, lovely ladies, your parcels made my day!
Just thought I'd share a few more of my Instagrammed pics with you ...
Ruby, in younger days and before we got our French windows!
Love the colours and textures of the wood in the one above ...
Ruby, looking angelic ...
And my favourite corner!
I'd just like to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my past two posts, where I shared tips on housework and other random things, and have even been surprised to see my name pop up on other blogs, where people have mentioned that they are using my 2 hour timer tip to sort their housework out!
This post doesn't feel as though it's flowed as well as others, feel a bit of bloggers block coming on, so I'll leave you there, but not before I've given a huge welcome to all my lovely new followers!
Have a lovely week!
Love, Claire xxx
PS: I don't know why there is a link to the words 'cloud' and 'prize' ... I certainly didn't link them to anything! Does anyone know how to stop this happening? xxx