Monday, 12 January 2009

Been nowhere, done nothing..not much to 'show and tell!!'

I've seen a lot of this place just fact I don't think I have felt as unwell in a very long time...the after effects of flu just seemed to drag on and on. (violins now please!)
I have not even had the energy to get stuck into these, properly...

In fact , I have a confession...this is the Christmas present that I gave my mum..a year's subscription...silly people got the order wrong and sent it to me...;-)

But today ...I feel much better and so, this morning, I introduced myself to my kitchen.

Cleaned my badly neglected bathroom...

I'm not a lover of my bathroom at all...tis not my taste but it's what was inherited..and is on the list for a 'makeover' day!
That job done, I took one loooonnnnggg look in my craft room...

And promptly shut the door!!

Things I love this new Ikea rug which brightens up my reminds me of Joseph's amazing technicolor dreamcoat!

And as for this fab poster..I sneaked into the 'ex student ' quarters (it's ok, he said I could)..

I love it...the photos don't really do it justice...

Talking of Nich, it's his graduation ceremony on Saturday and so we all know where I'll be going, don't we ?!! ;-)
And finally..the day ended with two awards...which was better than any medicine a Dr could prescribe.

Thank you , Marie!

Here are the "rules" for sharing these awards with eight other bloggers:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with....

Well to be honest I could not single out 8 blogging friends if you have visited my blog and commented on here this year , please help yourself to these would give me great pleasure!


thriftymrs said...

Wow your craft room looks amazing.
I do hope you feel a lot better very soon.

April said...

Wow, your kitchen is gorgeous, glad you're feeling a little better.

I would be thrilled to share in these awards! Thank you!


April xx

galant said...

Love your 'crafty' home, esp. your delightful kitchen. Hope you will feel well again, soon. Flu takes a lot of 'getting over' and, in any case, it's winter and a lot of animals hibernate in winter; I think we should sometimes follow their example. Enjoy peaceful afternoons in front of the fire with a magazine or book, that's what I recommend!
Margaret Powling

Rowan said...

Sorry to hear that you've had flu, the real thing takes a lot of getting over so be kind to yourself. As for the 1930s poster - it's just fabulous! I love that period anyway and all the travel posters then were superb. Wish I could step back in time and be in one of them with those beautiful elegant clothes.

Shabby Chick said...

Yum, your kitchen is gorgeous! It looks great in your new banner at the top too. I'm so envious of your craft room, though I think if we ever have a spare room again there will be a fight between me and my husband over whether it's a sewing or a games room! Hope you feel 100% soon.

Mel xxx

Simone said...

I hope you get the better of the bugs Sal and get back to good health quickly. Your bathroom looks spotlessly clean as does your kitchen (I need to hang my head in shame!) I have such craft room envy looking at your well organised crafty bits and bobs. I must get on with tidying up my craft space and every other space around here!

LittleGem said...

wow what a gorgeous kitchen in your banner! And i would love to have your craft room it looks like its packed with goodies! Hope you're feeling better X

Rosesposes said...

hi Sal
Hopeb you are feeling a lot better. Its gaining your energy back after not feeling well that takes a little time.
I love your kitchen anyway! and your bathroom is so sparkling ,positively gleaming!. I have never seen such a well stocked craft area either
Take care enjoy those yummy crispy cakes x Dom

Kitty said...

I absolutely *heart* that IKEA rug: fabulous. Sorry to hear you've been poorly still - I don't like to worry you, but we had it in November, and I'm STILL coughing! :-(


Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hope you are on the road to recovery!

Great kitchen, btw ;)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Bobbie Lynn said...

Feel better soon Sal and I love your kitchen nice and roomy.

Viv Wild said...

Hope you are soon feeling a lot better and especially for your son's graduation ceremony.
I love the pictures of your home. You have a very cosy looking kitchen and a smashing craft room - so well organised; makes my area look like a disaster zone!

Gem said...

Your house is gorgeous :) Hope you are feeling better soon, it's rotten feeling poorly :( xx

Josie-Mary said...

Great title!!! Hope you're feeling better today. I love your craft room.... I'd like to have a look around there!! :) x

Tea with Willow said...

Your kitchen looks so inviting on your banner ... made me want to just pop over for a cup of tea! I hate our bathroom here, too - I feel no matter how much I scrub, it never looks any better! ... yours looks so sparkly & clean!

Hope you start to feel better soon - don't over do it with the cleaning etc. - I prescribe a little post-lunch siesta .. works for me!!

Willow x

Ginny said...

Love your kitchen and the workroom is a riot of colour. Well done for the award... you so deserve it Sal.
All fine here... just a little busy.
Have a great week and will be thinking of you on Saturday. Have fun
with love
ginny xx

Lace hearts said...

Poor you, you must feel so groggy after being so ill. I absolutely love your kitchen - it's so colourful. It must cheer you up just to sit in there. And your craft area doesn't look messy - just lovely. I like the rug. Went to Ikea this w/e, and didn't spot that one!

Country Bliss said...

Now I could quite happily while away a few hours in your craft room! This bug is a nightmare no one seems to be able to shift it. Enjoy the graduation.
Yvonne x

summerfete said...

Hi Sal
I do hope you kick this bug in the butt soon.
I too had it for at least a month, in fact I'm only just recovering.

I do love your kitchen too!!

Clare x

Andrea said...

Hope you are on the road to recovery, Love the look of your kitchen! x

This Vintage Life... said...

What a lovely, cheerful home you would brighten any day. Hope you're feeling tickety-boo now
Deb x

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi Sal, glad you are feeling better...what a lovely clean the and hugs H

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm pleased to hear that you are feeling better! This flu has been a really bad one this winter.
Your craft room look great to me!

sharie said...

You sound like me! I've had that horrible flu and it really floored me. Then this weekend I went mad cleaning.
Just mind you don't overdo it- that flu lasts for a long time , you don't want it coming back

LittleGem said...

Oh I do love browsing for notebooks, anything with a great print will do for me! :) X
Hope you are feeling better

Alison Boon said...

I am in love with your beadspread. It is so beautiful. I like the wall tiles in your bathroom, but I guess they could be a bit over powering.

Rosie said...

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling so under the weather, the flu can leave you feeling out so sorts for quite a while - glad to see you are feeling better - love the stripey rug and the posters:)