Saturday, 18 October 2008

The things that please...and zippididoodah!!

Violette is a lovely little shop, just a stone's throw from Exeter city centre, in Castle Street. I went there today, for another browse !

You'll find furniture, fripperies and a whole lot more !

I noticed some lovely items made by 'Hesta' and I guess that must be the very same Hesta who I'll be meeting up with at the V&H fair!!

That's not to say that I didn't visit my other fave shop... Orange Tree!

I've earmarked this spotty CK bag as my 'Going away bag'...because I need one..Don't I?
Not that I 'go away' very often but...!!

Though I dare not mention it to Mr Snippets, as it's our wedding anniversary this week and..well, all will be revealed later on as to which colour bag CK I receive!!

Meanwhile, the very nice man in Orange Tree allowed me to snap some pics....all rather interesting to say the least.... as Christmas was in danger of becoming somewhat entangled in Halloween's rather large web!

I can't recall , in all my years of shopping, where I've seen Halloween and Christmas side by side.Anyway, I am going to leave the rest of those pics for later!

After a walk by the city walls...

....we made out way to a new blogger's 'habitat' to introduce ourselves to a newly acquired blogger friend...Josie Mary.

It's always lovely to put a face to a blog name! (Hi Jo!)
A most satisfying Saturday...and to end with...a funny...
Earlier today my darling husband suggested that I might like to have the 'ultimate in body piercing' as an extra anniversary pressy...

You have to laugh! (And this is not me in the pic!)

Hope your day was as good !! ;-)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Another little competition..........and a winner ;-)

Hello everyone!
Ok..this will get your imaginations working overtime!! I was looking at this, yesterday, as I was working in my craft room. It certainly got my imagination working and so...
A sort of, 'he says to her, she says to him' (or vice versa) !
That's it!

Write your answers on the comment as imaginative, funny, whacky, serious...or whatever!! ;-)

A small prize will wing its way to the winner...I'll anounce the winner in a week's time..ish!

A small prize will also wing its way to ...JOSIE (Sykes Silly Site)..winner of the Spitting Image Comp.

Well done Josie and to everyone for being good sports!!;-)

Have a great day!

Monday, 13 October 2008

The Gift

Recently, I set myself a task!!
Amongst so many things to do, on my never ending list,
I decided that, whilst Nich was away, I would read, 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Michael Palin ...and finish it by Nov 7th...(a date that I will not forget as I will be at Plymouth Docks at 5pm, with a pint of Carling in one hand and a box of tissues in the other!)
It seemed rather apt, although Nich is only away for half that time and only in Europe.

So, I snook into Nich's room and I borrowed it.
Mind you, it was quite a hard choice as he has so many quality books, being an avid reader.
Anyway, I am loving this book!
Each night, once in bed, I snatch fifteen precious, reading time minutes and I travel.
I've reached Egypt!
As soon as I finish that one, I am going to read this version again.
But I really have to get a move on with my reading, because, having recently enjoyed this...(oh I loved it and oh I so want to have a day like Miss Pettigrew had!)
Persephone books are such a treat!
'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' by Winifred Watson
and this next one ... (a storyline quite similar to part of my own life. How I cried!) ...
'Someone at a Distance' by Dorothy Whipple.
...I now have yet more to read!
Whilst purchasing the CK 'Make' book,' I found two more Persephone books on my list,at a well reduced price too!
(Into the basket they went, to give me my free shipping!)
'Mariana' by Monica Dickens
Amazon says..'This is a funny, intensely readable 'hotwater bottle' which is a great Persephone favourite.This 1940 novel is the touching and often extremely funny story of a young English girl's growth towards maturity in the 1930s. We see her at school, on holiday in Somerset, her attempt at drama school, her year in Paris learning dressmaking and getting engaged to the wrong man, and finally the arrival of Mr Right. '
And this...

'Little Boy Lost' by Marghanita Laski

The story of a man's search for his son, lost in France during WWII
(The sobbing woman of the house will need shares in Kleenex for this one, methinks!)
Finally, I've had the next book earmarked for ages! Persephone have also published it but I was lucky enough to win this on ebay for ...(wait for it!) 50p!(In very good condition too!)

Books..who'd be without them?!

2008 will soon be at an end. I remember back in January, when I read Nich's blog, he wrote :

''My main New Year resolution for 2008 is to read more books for pleasure. I have seen the pile of books grow constantly in my room, as more and more novels, short stories, and autobiographies are added that I, although having the will, have never found the time to read. I find reading is one of the most relaxing and worthwhile things you can do with your leisure time and so, in order to rectify this situation, I am declaring 2008 the Beer, Football, and Mr Peanut Year of the Book''

But it was this next bit that has been ringing in my ears ever since...

''The ability to read is a gift, and it’s one that I am no longer willing to waste.......''

And I think that says it all,doesn't it?!!