Wednesday, 30 November 2011

guilty pleasures - Greg Davies

My taste in men has always raised a smile with others,
Danny DeVito, Noel Fielding and Jeff Goldblum to name a few!!
I don't know why, but Greg is mighty fine and he makes me laugh!
(there now I've said it out loud)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Robin Dale - photographer

On our recent visit to Mr Cheese's homeland we ventured
to Saltburn for a mooch.
In the Arts Bank Gallery we came across the amazing
photography of Robin Dale.
He has been photographing the teesside landscape
and the people since the 1960's.
His work is captivating, humorous and absolutely wonderful.

(purchased a few cards, saving up for a big photo)

Friday, 25 November 2011

loving 'made a mano'

These tiles from Made a Mano have got me in a bit of tizzy.
Absolutely amazing patterns and designs.
Love Love Love!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

a little christmas sale

you'll find me here tonight selling my goodies
(along with lots of other fantastic stalls)

do pop in and say hello
(there's a bar and nibbles too)

Monday, 21 November 2011

I likee.......

I've long-coveted items from this wonderful etsy shop.
Here are a few of my current faves

I'm putting them on the christmas list..............

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Sorry for lack of bloggy activity of late.
Life is a little hectic.
Normal service will resume shortly.
Thank you all for your lovely messages of support and kind thoughts.
I love this little blogland we've found ourselves in

Here's my favourite birthday card...........
it just makes me laugh and laugh!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

keeping toasty

I no-likee the cold and I'm flicking through the wishing books &
on t'interweb looking for snuggly woollen stuff to keep me warm.
These should do the trick nicely

Friday, 11 November 2011

a needle pulling thread.........

Oh dear me I'm completely smitten with EVERYTHING this wonderful british sewing notion company, MERCHANT & MILLS sells.
I've filled my virtual shopping basket and am about to press PAY.
Seriously lovely packaging

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Petersham Nursery

Lovely Mrs G took me to Petersham Nursery for a birthday treat
of the most delicious portuguese custard tart :-)
and coffee........oh that tart was the stuff of dreams!
Look at all the shiny things on display.
Lots of heavy sighing and a big case of wanties.
Might have to go back and load up on the christmas decs.
All too gorgeous, thanks Lizzie for a lovely day

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

to dry for

especially if I have these beautiful tree towels
£12.50 each

Monday, 7 November 2011

places I'd rather be.........#2

After what has been a flippin' hideous week I'm trying to take it easy.

I had several scans on wednseday which have shown I have an ovarian cyst (!!!!!) AND a kidney stone (no wonder I'm in such pain). Waiting for my GP to tell me what happens next. Half an hour after these scans I had my mammograms. These are always stressful and I try SO hard to keep calm (Thanks Mrs L for taking me). The radiographer alarmed me by saying she needed to re-scan my 'good' breast as she wasn't sure about it. OH BEAM ME UP! Enough now! I spent my birthday eve in tears and agony as my back 'went' and I couldn't move. The Drain-man came to unblock our drains on friday eve (apologies to all our neighbours for the aroma) as they were completely blocked up. Oh dear Lord the man must have nostrils of steel. My posh birthday candle was unwrapped and I spent the entire evening inhaling it's figgy goodness. Just to add a cherry to the top of this pile of **** I got the mother of all migraines on saturday..................STOP IN THE NAME OF CHEESE PLEASE!

This week I will be mostly taking things easy and breathing calmly.

unique holiday cottages

lovely rob ryan on a gloomy monday

I stumbled upon this wonderful collaboration between the amazing
Rob Ryan and Victorinox Tomo knives.
You can download any little message and it will magically cut
itself into a mini-masterpiece.
If you're feeling ever so creative you can download paper-cutting templates to make your own rob ryan inspired work of art

Friday, 4 November 2011

Tinie Tempah

Tonight I should be at the O2 with my cheeslets and the family G watching 
Tinie Tempah (I love him) but instead I'm lying in bed in agony as my back 
has 'gone'.  Heap plenty tears, painkillers, frozen peas and grumpiness.

Mr Cheese has bravely ventured forth (really not his cup of tea) but I'm sure 
he'll treat the O2 to a little bit of dad-dancing.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

just because........

it's wednesday, it's already dark outside, I've had several stressful hospital appointments today and tomorrow is my birthday

(I've stopped must be 32 ha ha ha ha!)

a little bit of Dean makes it all better