Friday, 6 June 2008

An 'E' ;-)

Wednesday night brought a tear to my eye ;-(
One of my pupils finished his English lessons with me. One of the nicest lads I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside. What fun we've had during the last six years!
Anyway, he brought me chocolates and then he sat down and wrote something for me to remember him by (all tongue in cheek,I hasten to add!):

Mother, one day, decided to take me to extra English lessons!
We spent a bloomin' fortune on it and do you know what? I got an 'E'! An 'E'!!
I spent six years going to that wretched place! Six years of wasting my Wednesday evenings! I could've done something useful,like to my mates...(or even knitting!) like any normal teen would do.
I said, 'Mum,it's not doing me any good!'
But she always argued,'Well, it is, because you can read now!'
Well, whoopee do for me! What does she think TV is for? (silly woman!)

This Sally Hall (that was her name) always urged me not to use 'said'! Well, 'said, said, said, SAID..there, stuff E!!!

'Daniel, Daniel,' shrieked mum.
'What?! I shouted back.
'Something's come in the post for you.'
'Cool! Something in the post, I wonder what that could be?!'

The letter read:

'We regret to inform you that there has been a mix up in your English grade...'

'Oh great', I suppose I've failed!
I got...I got an.... A*.... UNBELIEVABLE...An A star!'

Lucky I went to those English lessons !!! ;-)

As you can see,the chocolates represent exactly what he really thought of my lessons ;-)
But we'll have to wait until August,to see his results in English Language and English Literature. In the meantime,all the best Daniel.It's been a pleasure. Wednesday evenings just won't be the same!
(And,because I know you will be reading this... if you get any 'E's, I'll throttle you. Sal;-)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

'Odds and Suds'...and things of that sort!

Blogs should come with the facility to smell the good things which are shown on them! Maybe a 'sniff here' button would be a good idea! ;-)
It was a 'spur of the moment trip', down the A38, early this morning!
Walking into this shop in Ashburton, was a delight to all of my senses!

OMG this place is lovely! I am so glad that I have my nose and a good sense of smell!

'Odds and Suds' has the most amazing selections of hand made soaps, all beautifully packaged .

But mixing and mingling with the soap displays, were many other treats...especially vintage bits and pieces, which is what I love.

Trugs, candles, wireware, baskets, enamelware, shabby pieces of furniture,tinware etc.

And the lady owner was an absolute treasure, allowing me to snap pics for my blog (unlike another shop owner, who refused my request...her reason being that it might bring her hordes of customers who would want her to make things and she would not be able to keep up with the demand! Anyway, her loss!)

'Odds and Suds' has another shop in Tavistock (I've pencilled in that trip across the moors,but have not yet told 'you know who'! I'll kind of wait and drop it into conversation soonish!!)

The thing is that you think you are just walking into a soap shop and you end up seeing so much more. But I was very good, I only bought one soap ! It was beautifully wrapped!
Can you smell it?....Come on, stick your nose close to the screen ;-)
It's lemongrass...

And just look at the reflection in the window! I didn't realise, until I got home and loaded my photos, that these old cars were behind me!

I love Ashburton. I feel the need to go back very soon !!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Lovely to meet you at last!!

I knew you were coming so I baked a few cakes...coming to my craft morning, that is! ;-)

Directions? Ah yes,I almost forgot!
Follow the lane (above)
To your right, you'll see the farm (on my header pic) .

Turn in here:

I've opened the gate for you...
There's ample room to park
(But watch the newly laid chippings...DH will kill me if they are disturbed!)
There's ample room in my kitchen...

Take a seat, you're the first to arrive.
So sit wherever you like. I'll put on the kettle whilst we are waiting for the others.
Can you crochet ?

Jolly good show ! ;-)

We'll have to do this more often!