These fabulous and terrifying beauties are the result of covering for too many people at work, running a charity in my spare time, too many late nights, and definitely not enough rest. Love them as much as I do they are definitely not a wedding must. I jokingly wrote on facebook that when I opened the box it was like opening a box of children's nightmares, but actually I really don't think we can get these out until the children have gone to bed. The plus side is they have brought me so many laughs already, they are child size and look ridiculous on an adults face I suspect those who choose to camp for the evening will make good use of them - Wicker Man anyone?
I have treated my little seedlings to a new home:
It may not be the most beautiful thing in the world but like a damn fool every evening when I get home before even taking my coat off it is compulsory to run out to the garden to check on progress. I am pleased to announce progress is good. Sunflowers are on the up, I have more coriander than I know what to do with, beetroots are peeping through, the flowers that Lynne sent me are doing well but the packet was in French so I have no idea what they are, and finally my sweet peas are flopping about all over the place. They've made it onto the list (the good list, there is another but you don't want to make it onto that one).
Spring is pretty ace for many reasons, but perhaps one of the best reasons is that the car boot sale at Matford grows and people have a clear out and we swoop in like hawks of kitsch tat and magpies of all things shiny. Here is a small selection of what we have been gathering for the big day:
Slightly wonky display.
Best glasses ever, especially the bird labelled 'Troglodyte', Sam's favorite - natch.
Pineapple glass vases, still not sure about these, but they were going cheap, surely a good enough reason?
To round things off a non-wedding, non-car boot sale item:
Throne of happiness.
Sometimes I don't want to think about, talk about, organise or think about the wedding, so this weekend I completed a project that was on the back burner for almost two years. Happy days.