Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Busy doing nothing

Well, I wish I was doing nothing, but it's been a lovely busy few days since I last did a blog post.

Firstly, the builders are STILL here! .... yes, it's driving me nuts, but I can see the end in sight, so that's a good thing. Simon has been moving things along though, as if we waited for the builder to do them, seriously ... I'd be setting a place at Christmas for him.  So Simon built the gazebo, and oh he did such an amazing job.  I just need to start looking for a little outdoor sofa for it, and some decoration bits ... yes, bunting and such lol.
Autumn has arrived, which has meant summer decor goes away and out come the autumn and winter cushions; and I also found this cute little or not so little pumkin in the shops the other day, which is perfect on our table.
It's also meant that Starbucks have Pumpkin Spice Latte's out and oh my word, I'd have them just because I love the mugs they come in.
Last week we attended the Lord Mayors banquet at Mansion House. Its just the most amazing venue and I love attending.  This year was made even more special for me, as our friends came along as well.  It was a fabulous fabulous evening.  I even got a new dress for it.
Over the weekend and on Monday, I held coffee mornings for the MacMillan Cancer fund.  I can't thank everyone enough for coming and together we raised £193 for the charity. I'm over the moon with that.
The Bears helped me bake all day Sunday
One held on Saturday at the little house with just family 

It was lovely chatting with friends at Monday's
Had to have a selfie with Jo 
That's me pretty much caught up, can you believe its October tomorrow! I suppose I better start planning next months goals, and one of those is to catch up with my blog reading.

Thanks for sticking with all the photos x


  1. They're great photos. I loved looking at them. Weren't you just the belle of the ball? You looked fabulous! Many congrats on the fundraising total..all that baking obviously went down a treat

  2. What a fab life you have Sandra !! Everything looks amazing, love the silver pumpkin and the bears sitting hopefully !! The fund raiser look fun too and well done you !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Your gazebo looks great bunting and fairylights will look fab. You look lovely for the mayor's banquet :-) . Well done on your fund raising what a great amount xxx p.s. I love your home xx

  4. You looked absolutley gorgeous at the Banquet, the colour of your dress really suits you. The gazebo looks super, and I'm sure with your flare you'll make it look really special. Just love the pumpkin! And well done with the fund raising. Loved all the photos.
    Sue xx

  5. Looks like a fab week, love the pumpkin, your dress for the banquet and of course the bears. Well done on all the fundraising :)

  6. Well done on your fundraising - a great total!! The gazebo is fab and I love how you change your decor for the seasons . You look fab at your posh do, it looks like a wonderful occasion. Have a great week x

  7. Don't you both look wonderful at the do. Red really suits you. That's a great total and those cakes look yummy so I'm not at all surprised. If only I lived a little closer.

  8. It was a lovely coffeee morning thanks Sandra. Your dress looked fab for the banquet, and I bet you had a wonderful evening. Patio and gazebo look great, and will be a good place to shelter in the winter while the dogs stretch their legs. I love your pumpkin, can I be cheeky and ask where it is from?

  9. Congrats on the fund raising and well done to Simon on his building work - it looks fabulous. You both look great at the Mansion House - love your dress.
    The pumpkin looks super, especially with your lovely candles aglow.
    Toni xx

  10. Some lovely photos.....and such a beautiful dress.Well done on the coffee morning.

  11. Oh lovely post with fab snapshots. And that's a fab dress too.

  12. All of your cakes tasted amazing and well done on raising so much. You looked so stunning in your new dress xx


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