Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Show Full of Colour and Pretty Flowers

First of all, I must apologize for the large number of photos in this post. It has been quite some time since my last post and I couldn't decide on which photos to post so...
I had some much needed verandah time on the weekend and decided that it could be somewhat prettier than I had had it lately.

There was such a lovely photo of a pretty patio on the last and might I add, VERY LAST, Country Home magazine that made me take a long hard look at my verandah. We do spend a lot of time out there but of late I had let it go somewhat....much to my shame. It is kept fairly tidy but it had no spark, nothing THAT inviting. Now I have a little nook with pretty flowers where John and I sit for our much loved cappuccino time.

I also needed some soothing colours after all the bright colour of the show.
Here is just a sample of the myriad of colour....


Don't you just love the old "fashionedness"of the displays in the pavilions. It hasn't changed since I was a kid.
And there are always the lovely farm animals.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I'm afraid I have been run ragged of late.You see my eldest son, Isaac, has started university and so, one or two times each day we are making the 35 minute journey to the other side of town as he is still on his learner's licence so I have to go with him and do a lot of waiting around....very wearing! He is now up to 91 hours of the 100 hours he has to do before he can go for his provisional licence THEN I won't have to go with him and life can return to normal. What will I do with all that time that I will be getting back?! Start a shop of course! I'm sure you've all heard through my dear friend Cathy's blog that we are going partners in a shop. I am so looking forward to this journey with her. We have the same ideas and the same sort of temperaments so I think it will be wonderful....can't wait.
Happy times, Angela.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


It was time for a change again! I have just painted my little PINK desk WHITE and am very happy with it. I am also in the process of painting my end wall white. In the process you might ask???? Yes, I did the first coat and ran out of paint!!!! Silly me. I had one of those days that I hadn't done anything much then.....PING.....NEEDED to paint my wall. An hour and a half later, I had washed it down, moved the furniture and applied one coat of paint. Do you have those days when you feel like if you don't do something for yourself the sun will go down and the day will be lost and it would have been just ANOTHER day of housework?
It was actually the same thing that happened with my desk. A bit of a rush job because I was SUPPOSED to be getting ready to go out somewhere but hey, it turned out well any way.
Now I really need to mend my chair or find another. There have been far too many bottoms on this one. Unless, of course, Goldilocks, was here while we were out!