This the glorious view from my kitchen window ... it surprises me every time I walk into the kitchen!
I get up early, load the washing machine, prepare tea, childmind for a couple of hours, take the children to school, walk the dog ... and all before 9.30! Then the deckchair summons and I collapse exhausted for an hour or two ... back in the real world, this doesn't really happen ... wouldn't it be lovely if it did!
Millie has now left school (oh, where have those years gone?) and is just going in for exams, so there's lots of time between revision sessions for nice lunches in the sun ...
I've been paying a bit of attention to my bike, but am wondering whether to paint it again ... it's faded quite a lot .... a bit like me!
On my walks, I wander beside the sea, through fields filled with wildflowers, so I gather as I go ... just one sprig from a patch here and there ... so you wouldn't even notice it had gone ... tra la laa ...
On my other travels, I've picked up some lovely treasures, this old book, in really good condition, from the late 1950's ... given as a prize for good attendance at Sunday School
and this one I bought for my little sis, because it was always her favourite ...
Classic Enid Blyton, another Sunday School prize from 1959 ... I had never heard of it before, but just loved the very look of it!
I also found this little Sylvac vase, which I thought very unusual ... unfortunately there are lots of the same rarity on Ebay!
And finally, if anything is guaranteed to make you feel your age, it's appearing on the Memories Page of your local newspaper! That's me, grinning like a fool, top left, in 1979 ... with 2 of my best friends who I went ot London with (see last post).
I've been working at Violet's for the past couple of weeks, and really enjoyed that ... the best job in the world, in fact. Where else would you be welcomed with a pot of tea and freshly baked cake of your choice, and told "just sit for a while, I want you to enjoy yourself, we're not busy at the moment"? I spent the days amongst vintage loveliness, meeting lovely customers, making a cake here and there, tittivating displays and trying on clothes ... as I said before, the perfect job! Don't forget, my lovelies, if you're ever in Ulverston, South Cumbria, on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, do call in, you really won't be disappointed. The best way I can describe it is teatime at your Grannies!
Hope the sun shines on you all this week!
Love Claire xxx