Friday, 29 October 2010

childhood books

Whilst staying at my Dads for a " sleepover" with my children I though I would share with you some of my favourite childhood books (some of the photos are a little dark I'm afraid as they were taken in the evening)

A definate favourite... I can look at this book for hours, the illustrations are just enchanting.

My favourite rhyme, "As I was going to St Ives) from my favourite book!

Another favourite! We dance around our walnut tree singing this!

I just love sillouettes. My eldest can nearly read this on her own.

Oh, this one I love too, and is special to me. My Dad used to manage W H Smith shops (ahem, can you see where the love of retail, accounts, cards and stationery has come from. My mum was a manager too! I used to love being able to go "behind the scenes" of the big old high street shops, going in the staff room and my Dads office and wandering the shops whilst they were shut or during stock takes) He used to bring books home with him. I have some fun ones with covers upside down, missing dustcovers and pages out of order!

My mum used to read me this, which I kept (I keep most things!) and now read to my children, which they adore too.

I had Victoria Plum bed covers, curtains (I still have these!) and wallpaper!

This book has delightful illustrations, its lovely to look at to see whats happening in the picture... you have to make sure that you look closely so you don't miss anything!

I have many more books... I'll save them for another post, another day.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas Bakers Twine

Our gorgeous coloured Bakers Twine... all ready for our customers Christmas projects!

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

coloured bakers twine

Here are some photos of our gorgeous coloured bakers twine in lots of yummy colours...

... all ready for the Christmas rush! (which is already starting!)

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

tree harvest

... in the space of an just an hour from three different trees, in three different places, look what I found!

Lovely shining conkers that I have had my eye on for a while now, for the children (and me!)

Crabapples, well at least I think they are. They are now boiling on my Rayburn so we shall soon find out! They do smell lovely... yum crabapple jelly : )

and the walnuts, we are lucky enough to have a walnut tree in the garden which the children have a swing hanging from... you have to beat the squirel to them though. We only ever see the mysterious squirel once a year, they are his favourites too!

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Monday, 4 October 2010

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

What a beautiful morning it is today... and I couldn't miss a photo opportunity!

... cobwebs, everywhere. The spiders have been busy!

... nothing was left untouched, even my old Triumph Herald!

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