Thanks so much my friends for your kind thoughts & acknowledgements over the last few days we do so appreciate your caring hearts. ♥
Last weekend was the St Mary's school Gala just down the road..a bit of a bun fight really...we were all lined up outside the high tennis fences..the white elephant stuff being all laid out on the actual court inside.. and given quite a lecture on appropriate behaviour, before the whistle eventually blew & the gates were opened... there was to be NO pushing, shoving or trampling people in the rush to get in!
Rob came with me, fortunately..you try tucking a doll's house under your arm & looking at the book stall simultaneously. Yes, I had spotted this doll's house in the distance & since Rob seemed to be in the slip stream he got to it in enough time to have a good look at it & "pegs" it..but oh dear poor darling I quite lost my senses & my manners & left him in the "pegsed" position for some few minutes while I merrily browsed the laden tables. Phew, he forgave me & we got to escape the tennis court with our $5 bargain of a house. And who should come to play that very afternoon but Kaitiaki, who was delighted to have a new venue to line up the cars & fly planes over.
During my momentary lapse at the gala I did find a lovely English trug..good length for flower picking too.
I also found this lovely clear pressed glass jug to go with it's coloured friends on the kitchen window sill.
I love the new growth on the buxus.
I found solomon's seal
and white wisteria
Everything is so pretty just now...
soft & translucent
and a little magical, these foxgloves really do look like fairy hats..don't you reckon?
I am just so thrilled with this photo...now blow!
Anyway..fixing & cleaning. Rob had been cleverly fashioning some brass brackets to put these shelves up with in the larder, when I came out & found him hanging out the washing! No, no you don't have to do that said I and his reply "I really don't mind, besides it gives me a break from being an engineer & since I can't be a goddess it gives me a chance to be a domestic god"...well what else would you like to do then!!??
A few odd things have surfaced in the clean out including a large tin of mango puree..so, I made the most delicious pudding using half mango & half Greek yoghurt, a little honey & gelatine & set it in teacups..yum!
In wondering what to do with this silver plate hot water jug I found a new purpose that works quite well.
I wasn't too sure about the colour of this enamel teapot but I think it may have just redeemed itself.
And somewhere along the line I made a Prune & ginger loaf that has been very yummy for days. Tea & loaf in the garden with Moja sort of fare...just for now.
Hope you have a lovely week xx