Archive | January 2016

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Wartime pudding.

The Weather here is awful. Schools are closed as it’s unsafe for the buses to drive over the causeways. So far we have had a gust of 90mph, but we have a forecast of more to come tonight, tomorrow, and then again on Monday. We are used to this, it’s expected at this time of […]

My first Lindy Bop Dress.

I’m sure most in the vintage blogging community have heard of the Lindy Bop website. Their clothes are lovely and very affordable. In their recent sale I got a beautiful 40’s tea dress. It fits really well and the material feels nice too. The only slightly negative thing is that I have been cutting stray […]

Afternoon Tea.

I have had a lovely day, preparing an Afternoon Tea, for the two lovely ladies that I volunteer with to run the Mother and Toddler group with. I went to town and put out a beautiful embroidered tablecloth, all my porcelain cups and saucers, napkins etc. I made scones, a banana cake and Brandy snaps […]

A warm start.

It’s gone very cold here. It is beautiful. Some years we don’t get much frost, ice or snow, we just have storms, wind and rain, but this year we are having a cold spell. The Frozen lochs look beautiful, and the hills and mountains look lovely dusted with snow. So, I make sure the children […]

Monthly visit to the charity shop.

I really enjoyed my visit to the shop today. After a lovely morning volunteering at the Mother and Toddler group, I went along to the thrift shop with a few things, and came home with a huge bin bag full!! I was lucky to find some blankets in good condition, at only £2 each, a […]

Home Sweet Home.

So, everyone is getting over the latest bugs, and I still haven’t had anything, yes! One thing I love doing is to have the house feeling cosy and quiet in the morning when we all get ready for the day ahead. I’m usually second up, after hubby brings me my first cup of tea of […]

Sickness Bug.

Oh dear, we are all going down with the vomiting bug, I am the only one left, which makes me feel a bit nervous. I hate being sick, don’t we all. At least I’ve looked after everyone else, and they are getting better. Bugs seem to travel around the islands so fast, and everyone you […]