What would you have in your Winter Survival Pack??? My mum has been snowed in for 36 hours plus now & had no electricity for almost the full 36 hrs… it’s back on now thank goodness. Unfortunately her entire village is electric only so she couldn’t go anywhere to get warm & she couldn’t cook. She has survived on tuna rolls & cheese on crackers!
Luckily she has plenty of magazines & books to read & two puppies to keep her entertained & warm. She had a torch & plenty of candles luckily and blankets so she did manage. The electricity was on for an hour and a half yesterday morning so she managed a cup of tea but I think I’ll be getting her a Thermos in case it happens again. And a battery run radio, plenty to keep entertained, paint, wool, puzzles etc. and plenty of tinned fruit. I’m glad the electricity is back on I was very very worried, but she is ok 🙂
Click on pictures above for the source (all from Flickr).
PS. I have been working on one pom pom for 4 hours now. 4 hours!!!! Do you think I made the central hole too big?!!
All images found on Flickr… hope you’re all ahving a great weekend, mine is fairly exhausting so far, back to work & all the excitement that is The X Factor final… I’m not getting much of anything done!
The lovely teapot is by EnglishPreserves, the stunning swan dish is from Sweet Old Stuff the pretty cake stand & cute sundae glass are available from A Good Vintage. I picked up a gorgeous (vintage looking) owl money box the other day, but I’m not sure how old it is . He’s about 6″ tall! I should get a lot of change into him & he was only £1.75 🙂
It’s my birthday today (32) so happy birthday to me!!! I’m meeting a friend in an hour or so & then out for dinner with Mr J tonight.. I’m very excited! Anyway here are a few birthday wishes… cake! … a polaroid camera…. a Blythe doll (maybe one day x)… a book by one of my favourite authors… a gorgeous wreath from KnockKnocking…
Have you read any of these? i’ve randomly picked these five from the Penguin 100 classics list as the five ‘classic’s I’m going to read before I’m 33, but which to start with? I’ve not read anything by any of these authors…..
Any comments on these books, whether you liked or disliked them, whether you couldn’t put one down or whether you found one completely unreadable… & you can join in the poll on the right for a little bit of fun… which one should I read first??!
#Learn to knit… OK so this one was actually one of my New Years Resolutions for 2009 but I haven’t acheived it yet so I figured I’d put it on this list instead!
1. Amusing show with the orange TV presenter… David Dickinson!
2. Immensely satisfying shopping trip! On the latter today I bought the above two books for the grand sum of £1.90. I love having local charity shops. I am a vicarious reader but I don’t like paying out for books brand new as they are fairly pricey & unless you’ve already read it you don’t know if you’re going to like it or not.
I bought One Hundred Years of Solitude as it’s meant to be great & A Year In Provence because I love reading anything about Brits moving abroad. Living vicariously too I guess!
I also got a gorgeous pastel ball ofwool for 50p. Mixed colours, baby pink, blue & white.
Last but not least I got an owl shaped money box. He is huge, brown & very regal & I need to hide him from Mr J as he hates ‘tat’!
Welcome…. here are some of my favourite things by way of introduction…
2.Sesame Mochi (Chinese dessert, scrumptious!)
4.Yarn bouquets (I am a wool addict & I can’t even knit!)
7.Butter. Real, salty, butter!
8.Doughnuts (preferably filled with jam or custard)
I love crafting, painting, blogging, cooking, baking, sleeping, Murder She Wrote, Star Wars, Amelie & my boyfriend, Mr J xxxxxx