Have you had a nice day?
I'm glad to report I'm finally on the mend (hurrah!), and decided to take a photo (or seven) an hour today to celebrate the fact my day didn't solely consist of "blow nose", "blow nose", "complain about blowing nose" etc.
7.30: Getting dressed.
I decided to break out my new Paperchase Badges and my Easter Cardigan, despite the fact it definitely wasn't warm enough today for a thin cardigan today. Should've worn my cable knit!
Admittedly, the badges sort of gave the impression that my right boob was really angry, but I'm OK with that.
It's not very often I have toast for breakfast (in my topsy-turvy life bread is a treat but cheesecake is a necessity), but this morning I had two slices of awesome oaty wholegrainy toast- one with lemon curd and one with an awesome peach & raspberry jam courtesy of Tom's Mum. And some orange juice, because Vitamin C is currently my bff.
9.30: Vintage/Craft Fair.
My Mum and I walked along to the Town Hall for a good nose around the vintage/craft fair thingy going on there today. There were so many hilarious magazines and advertisements going back as far as the 1940s and still in mint condition; I couldn't resist capturing a few with my blurry phone camera.
|Because the men of 1956 loved nothing more than a woman doing magic tricks|
|You hear that other books about cats? You should be written like this.|
|I have officially fallen in love with this font.|
10.30: Second hand shopping
We spotted a gorgeous pop-up shop directly opposite the Town Hall, mostly selling second hand children's clothes, and went inside for a good rummage. Every time my Mum and I go charity shopping she's able to spot anything from Monsoon a mile off. I, on the other hand, am always magnetically drawn to last season's H&M. I picked up a really sweet t-shirt dress I have yet to try on; but it looks big enough to fit a roast dinner belly, which is my main consideration when purchasing new clothes.
11.30: Being Supportive
I introduced my Mum to Anchor & Apron, a relatively new shop in the Needlemakers in Lewes, owned by my crafty friend Jayne. Being the caring and supportive person that I am, I selflessly purchased a gorgeous pink and blue herringbone-patterned blanket by Tweedmill to assist Jayne in her business venture. It's also got tassles on it, and was marked down in their sale- triple win.
|Image from Anchor & Apron's Facebook page|
|Look how inviting it is! (Image from Anchor & Apron's Facebook page)|
12.30: Coffee Break
And the perfect opportunity to break out my cow milk jug.
Not too shabby for a bunch of leftovers, even if I do say so myself.
|Baked sweet potatoes with fried onion, peppers and mushrooms, feta cheese, rocket, and balsamic vinegar.|
2.30: Crafty time
I got stuck into some cross-stitch, whilst my Mum covered shoe boxes in wrapping paper and ribbons (no prizes for guessing where my love of cutting and sticking comes from!)
Drooling over the gorgeous bits and pieces Mum's handed over to me from her own craft stash. My parents are in the process of "downsizing"; which essentially means every visit is accompanied by several carrier bags full of stuff for me. Yippee!
|Stunning wooden cotton reels and a beautiful button tin|
And covering my new chair with my even newer blanket. I might actually hold off on the upholstery for a while after all.
4.30: More cross-stitch
Whilst watching my first ever episode of The Voice on iplayer. Will.I.Am really is one special little guy isn't he? I certainly won't be watching another one.
The weather took a sudden turn for the worse which resulted in Tom and I legging it to the washing line to try and rescue our newly-dried washing before it got hit by the grapefruit sized dollops of rain. There are few things that make me giggle more than frantically gathering the washing in when it's raining- I feel like I'm on a (really rubbish) game show.
6.30: Cake Break
A cup of hot elderflower cordial in my excellent anchor mug from Alice, and a hefty wedge of lemon drizzle and blueberry cake to keep me going until dinner time.
I plan to spend my evening making a medley of leftover chinese food resemble some sort of stirfry, and watching Shameless. How about you?
P.S. My first Photo an Hour post from November 2012.