Sunday, 27 May 2012

Mid May and the Sun is shining

I am sat in garden enjoying this fine weather, albeit in the shade, and although I have a new camera I don't have a memory card yet. It's been ordered and it should be here within a few days. *please!*

I went thrifting with Linda, from Hey! Homewrecker, and came home with the most exciting things! But first, I must show you this, this is a work of art and made my Linda herself:

Isn't this fantastic.  Linda got some coffee sacks and fashioned this one into a cushion. I absolutely love it! I have the kindest friends.  The most creative friends too.

We headed to a place near Newtownards called 'Unique' something or other.  It's like Nik Naks in that it is a treasure trove for people like me.  I came away with a vintage, vgc Star Wars LP - I haggled well, I said my price and got it for that. £10 instead of £15, a 'shell-animal' (obsessed) and some conch shells for George's tank. Unfortunately I had to leave three shell-animals behind because I just don't have a house yet, however I did get this adorable one which I think is a squirrel.

Linda came away with some amazing things - all for a snip at £15. Head over to Hey! Homewrecker to see if they have been posted up.  We later headed into Newtownards itself to browse the charity shops, and I came away with 10 books. I really have NO ROOM. I'd bought 4 only the day before in Omagh.  I also got the most awesome 70's thick, pink and white, high quality blanket which was a steal at £8.50.  I love it! Mum was horrified and Dad agreed that it was indeed a brilliant buy.  I'm glad someone understands. 

Whilst pouring the Charity Shops (for Enid Blyton books too - Linda Eyes spotted 3 for me!) there was a window display featuring objects people had donated for a big exhibition in the Titanic Quarter that will be open in July.  Find out more at Nest.

Perhaps I shall submit a Shell-Animal! Off to do some reading in the sun, currently reading The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby and on Linda's recommendation The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  Really should get a move on with 
The Mill for Grinding Old People Young by Glenn Patterson, for book group.

 I go now!


Monday, 21 May 2012

It is MAY!

Well mid/end of May to be honest and what a month it has been. Terrible!

1) My camera is gone. I don't know where and I don't know when but I have ordered a new one! So photos and updates should resume very shortly.

2) My netbook died. I even sent my laptop for repair and that wasn't very successful. The guy conned me. I have to make an 'angry phone-call' tomorrow. However, here I am on my new netbook!

I am too good to myself.

Updates to resume very shortly!

Peace out, xxx