Monday, 20 June 2016

Week 25 .... The week that was

Filled with Shopping and most of that shopping was done online.

So here you go, firstly, and of course ... Aga pans and a lovely new kettle.  Seems a waste to use an electric kettle when the Aga is always on.  Next was a book I got of Amazon Marketplace and guess what ... It was 1p.  It was also the Emma Bridgewater online sale, sadly I missed out on something I was after.  It had gone by 9.45.

Also, purchased was a new dryer to go over Betty, this means that I won't need to use my tumble dryer as much and so save energy.  Next was some quilting fabrics from a wonderful little online shop called. You, Me and Mabel, her service and help are just amazing, and if fabrics, quilting and patchwork are your thing, do pop over and take a look.  She's also on IG, and her account is so lovely.  I'm hoping to join in with a sew along which starts in August by Lori Holt, Bee in My Bonnet, and finding the templates and fabric in the UK, was difficult, so I was over the moon, when Sally, said she would be stocking them.  

Also last week, I decided that I'd give my fitbit a rest for summer. I've had it since 2012 and pretty much worn it every day.  Pre bears, I would struggle to do 8k steps, but since then I'd say my average would be in the 12 to 13K range.  I will go back to it, but I'll also look for a prettier bracelet to house it. I will say, that it does feel strange not having it on, and I keep thinking, I've dropped it along the way.

We also had Maria and Colin over for dinner on Saturday night ... such a fabulous time, and I got a lovely lovely gift, of a Aga cake book to welcome Betty into our home.

Lastly, I've decided to start yet another clear up of my craft room.  This time, rather than sort it out and move things around, find pretty boxes for storage etc. etc., ... I'm going to write out what I actually want in my room and what is and isn't working.  Something needs to change, as its just a dumping ground and getting in there to actually create isn't much fun as I need to move so much to find my desk each time.

Ok, so that's it for now ... goodness, the weather outside is dreadful and I really don't think a certain two bears want to go for a walk, or is that just me.

Have a lovely week friends.


  1. Lots of lovely stuff to see this a.m. Those cocktails look proper to a welcome toast to Betty. Good luck sorting out the craft room - I seem to do this at least once a year and steadily as time goes by it turns into a dumping ground anyway! I'm now ready to admit, it's not the room, it's me.

  2. Love that you've named your arga Betty !! Having it does change your life a bit. Hope the baking is going well Sandra !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous week and that you are getting to grips with 'Betty'.
    Toni xx

  4. You have a lovely week too! I'm still after a couple of pieces of the green Bridgewater to mix in with my Blue Toast. There used to be a hop in Edinburgh I could visit when we were there but it has closed, so it's back to Mail Order for me!

  5. Hi Sandra, so pleased you love the fabric. Betty looks like she means business! I would love an Aga. Have fun xx

  6. Oh such a mixed busy week you have had. Glad that Betty is settling in with you - funny I named my new bike Betty after the lady it was originally intended for. Cute photo of the bears.

  7. Wow that looks like a busy but lovely week x

  8. Well, it does sound like there was some FUN shopping for the week. I'm still waiting to get my new craft room in shape as we're almost ready to move the dining room items out of there. I need to make a list, too, and be sure I set it up with the stations I most want to get to easily.


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