Saturday, 14 March 2009

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets!

Today, I am taking a blogging break and have allowed my other half to blog, it being his special day!

(Note the typical man scene below...the wine,the computer, the tv remote,computer mags etc)

Anyway, over to Mr Snippets...

'Today I awoke all excited, as it is my birthday.

Before rising, nervously, I checked under the LA quilt to ensure that my bits had not been altered.

Homemade croissants, boy! You can just taste the Trex – scrummy!

Next, my delightful hand made birthday card, cut from the Amy Butler card book, no doubt.

Goodness! I thought, what a lovely pile of presents from the LOML. I couldn’t wait to 'have at them'.

Firstly, I opened the pretty paper, hiding such a lovely seed trug, but no ordinary one.. Oh no! This one had been “altered” having been festooned with such lovely patterned papers and bows.

I used to share a greenhouse; where I would have put it, but lately it has been turned into a set for Country Living and I would have stood no chance interfering there, now would I?

I did wonder if it would not look too much out of place in my workshop and so I swung the door open wide and there to my great surprise I saw that all my nails, screws nuts and bolts had all been lovingly hand painted with the finest pastel paints from Farrow and Ball.

What’s more, how all my hand tools now looked so resplendent hanging there, colour coded sporting lovely Prima pansies.

My bibs and bobs were all safely stored away in diverse and altered boxes.My sandpaper was neatly stowed in handmade envelopes, each festooned with floras doodles designs.

Paper bags hung all around labelled: tape, wire, fuses, etc.My workshop manuals and DIY books now all sporting colourful dust jacket covers. The well-thumbed pages now interleaved with designer bookmarks.

It was then that I noticed that instead of the two hanging dice on the mirror of my car were… Yes! You guessed it, hanging hearts.

Vouchers for Bygones and Kent’s Cavern - Yippee!

Wow! British Rail season tickets, for Exeter, to boot.

No longer for me, the dull paint spattered, as well as oil stained overalls, they had now been replaced with tailor made ones, with such colourful CK designs. Gorgeous!

What a relief that I didn’t get a paint-spattered work of art, cos I think that sort of thing is Pollocks...or a hideous shirt from Luget’s.

I am off now to do some altering of my own - beer into water!

The icing on the cake for me is hours in front of the telly watching the QVC craft channel, Changing Rooms and maybe some Ann Maurice.

Thank God she doesn’t know that the footy or rugby is on, else I wouldn’t get a chance. '

Sunday 15th March...

Mr S says: 'Thankyou to everyone who sent me their kind wishes.
In the traditions of the BBC, normal service will now be resumed'



Simone said...

Mr Snippets, I do love your feminine side! Happy Birthday!

Floss said...

Happy Birthday, Mr S!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Poor Mr Snippets, I feel so sorry for you - there on the settee with your feet on the table, watching the telly while your better half is slaving away decorating your trowel handles with Cath Kidson prints (having written this I have to say it sounds vaguely naughty)

Menopausal musing said...

That was a delight to read. You are going to make a lot of people smile. . . .

sue15cat said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets. What wonderful ideas you have given me for decorating my Hubbys' equipment!! Lol. Have a lovely day with Ann Maurice et al....

Sue xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Mr Snippets.. wishing a most a wonderfully embroidered Birthday with just a smattering of embellishment.. be it floral or sequins..
Do I detect just a hint of the old p*** take in your blog post today??? NO! Never .. I hear you cry!
Have a wonderful day T.... with pint in hand and remote in t'other..

Much love from the Cowardy Custards xx

Kitty said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets! (Are you a Gooner? I can't remember ... if your lot win today, you'll go above the Villa - but we have Spurs tomorrow. Great result for Liverpool today, eh?!) Have a wonderful day. x

Lace hearts said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets! I chuckled my way through that post. I've often wondered how it is from the other side...! And I'm sure you are speaking from the heart...

Rosie said...

Loved the post. Wishing you a Happy Birthday x

Shabby Chick said...

Heeheehee! Steady on Mr Snippets, this is just too much, I will have to appliqué my husband's tool roll with CK patches immediately ;)

Happy Birthday! x

Margaret's Ramblings said...

A great big happy birthday BUT where are all the pictures?

We WANT to see!

We NEED to see.

So how about it?



Josie-Mary said...

Happy birthday, hope you had a good day. I'm glad to hear you're coming over to our way of thinking!!! :)

LissyLou said...

Happy Birthday to you, hope you had a good day! x

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snip, now that beer into water interests me???
Carol xx

funkymonkey said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets. You are so lucky to haev a wife to do all those wonderful things for you. Not every man has his tools decorated in CK style!


April said...

Happy Birthday Mr Snippets

April xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

How lucky you are - sounds like a perfect birthday gift to me! ;-)

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Mr Snippets
Sound like you had a good birthday!
Enjoy the weekend
Isabelle x