Friday, 29 April 2011

William & Kate off for a spin in an aston martin

I'm not usually such a royalist but I have enjoyed doing
nothing all day but oggle the telly and ooooooh and ahhhhhhh
over how beautiful Kate looked and Pippa's gorgeous bridesmaid's frock
(and marvel at Victoria Beckham's vertiginous heels and grumpy frown).
The lovely highlight for me was that William was allowed to drive his dad's Aston Martin Volante (a present from the Queen for his 21st birthday) back to Clarence House with his new bride, complete with 'L' plates, balloons and 'just wed' number-plate.
It was simply spiffing!
ps I also loved the verger at the Abbey doing cartwheels (naughty!)

images via have u heard

Duke of...........purl?

Love this knitted creation spotted in the Keech Hospice window

Thursday, 28 April 2011

what's your 'title'

whilst listening to chris evans' radio 2 show this morning
he gave out information on how to discover if you've 'made'
it to the Royal Wedding guest list.

Take your grandmother/father's name, add it to your first
name and finish with your first road/street name
then add
Lady or Lord to the beginning

ahem! Your Royal Highnesses may I present

Lady Rose Topsy Garden & her beloved
husband Lord Stanley Rip-Monkland...........

Made me chuckle this morning, thanks Mr Evans
radio 2 - chris evans

tweet tweet

I'm loving these lovely little birdy goodies
matte stephens
skinny laminx
mincing mockingbird

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

hospiital (the appointment)

I cried and cried and cried at my appointment.
I don't think they knew what to do with the
crumpled heap before them.

The senior Macmillan breast care nurse was summonsed.
Armed with tissues she said
that pain management and frequent mammograms and appointments are essential.
Unfortunately due to the fact I had 3 operations and hadn't healed before chemo my poor old breast has been damaged.

I am also being referred for counselling and therapy
(Mrs Cheese has finally crumbled and nobody like a crumbly cheese!!)
I am also on a waiting list for genetic testing.

All of this has made my head spin..............
am tired today!

ed sheeran

taking in my fix of Jools Holland I was bowled over by
this talented (and very young) singer. If you get a chance to
view it on catch-up you'll be in for a treat.

I also loved Ron Sexsmith's quiet guitar song
'Love shines'
Thanks Jools

photo via live-magazine

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

a right royal wedding do

as royal wedding fever grips Blighty I thought I'd
search for the more interesting little momentoes
and less tacky souvenirs

(obviously you've all rushed out and bought your
beautiful M&S biscuit tins)
rob ryan - living etc charity auction for shelter
lisa stickley london
the screen prince
glyn west design
creative review
gemma correll - to dry for
donna wilson

Monday, 25 April 2011


Tomorrow I go back to hospital to talk through why,
after all my operations and treatment, I'm still living
with pain in my breast. I would like nothing better
than to move on but with this hideous pain
I'm trapped. I live in fear that with every ache
the evil thing has gone somewhere else and spread it's
nastiness to another part of me and that is so
awful to live with.

classic albums reworked as paperbacks

See Gee has re-designed classic album covers as
paperback book covers.

These are works of genius

See his collection so far flickr

Sunday, 24 April 2011

hOpPy eAsTeR

sundries and plunder

Saturday, 23 April 2011

M&S Royal wedding biscuit tins

My chums at Marks & Spencer have come up trumps again with
several beautiful designs for biscuit tins to celebrate the
Royal Wedding..........go on treat yourself!
Fill it with buttons, letters, photographs or even more biscuits
when you've finished

• Lovely •


Sigh! When I have time (and money) I will create
a less cluttered workspace, maybe one where I can
fold my fabric in neat piles, store my jewellery making
'bits' in a more contained fashion and show
off my many jars of vintage buttons...........
until that day I can look longingly at these
lovely inspiring images and wish!

the wren design
shoot factory

Thursday, 21 April 2011

charity easter eggs

instead of the usual choccy-fest, why not buy one of
these beautiful little creations and know
that you are giving to a worthy cause.

By buying an Eastern-Egg, proceeds will be donated to the
Red Cross - Japan Tsunami Appeal


amazing patterns - andy gilmore

I am in awe of these most beautiful creations.
Andy Gilmore is a designer, a draftsman and a
musician based in New York.
He explores the
properties of sound and light and engineers
the most amazing artworks using these characteristics.


found here
space collective

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

colourful wednesday - photography

thought I'd share these photographs I took whilst
wandering through Whitstable

Monday, 18 April 2011

brilliant photography

Amazing amazing amazing!!!
All found here
bednij's journal