Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just some photos!

How excited was I when I saw this Kitchen Aid half price and then a further 20% off! I have wanted one for years, but couldn't warrant the cost, they are pretty pricey. But doing a bit of research this colour may be on the way out ...... Like I care! Cream - or whatever the fancy name is ? Oatmeal? or something else that actually means cream, is the perfect colour for our kitchen, matches some of the tiles. So when we worked out it would cost just over £200, well, it would have been rude not to take advantage. Such a fluke I decided to wander in and have a look, it was the last one. Was obviously waiting for me :) ........... Now all I need is the time and ability to create wonderful creations!


This photograph makes me sad. When we were in Cornwall in March with the boys, the nearest town was Camborne. Had a nice mix of shops up one long high street, a mix of chains and independants. Found an amazing shoe shop, spent far too much money, but ended up with 1 pair of shoes, 2 pairs of shoes for Jeff and 4 for me. But in my defence my 4 pairs cost less than his 2 :) Back to the photograph. This church was halfway up the high street. Apparently it was built in 1828 and was originally a Methodist Church. It just really brought it home to me how generations are changing the make up of my country, when people would rather sit and have a commercial coffee, than sit in quiet contemplation.

And this? This is my little piece of heaven, our garden. I mentioned on the Saville Garden post that I prefer laid back nature to pruned and perfect. Well that certainly describes our garden! For the last few evenings we've been sitting out here. With the decking, grape vine and fairy lights, it feels perfect. We wanted some kind of fire pit - you know, England, not known for it's warm nights LOL! We have managed to have 2 chimineas that have been broken, so that wasn't an option. The wide fire pits wouldn't have worked as they would be too big, take up half the decking. But in Costco we saw this lovely enclosed fire pit - great for safety with Ella and the fosterlings around. Looked a perfect size. What however we didn't take into account was just how huge Costco is ;) Got it home and built - and it's a flaming monster LOL! But, don't care, looks beautiful and keeps us warm :)

8 comments:

  1. I like your fire pit.
    I don't drink coffee anyway. But I'd much rather hang out in a stone building that looks part castle than a Starbucks any day.

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    1. I'm not a coffee drinker either - much prefer tea. Me too, love old buildings :)

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  2. Nice mixer! I actually got one for free years ago but I don't have the counter space for it! I'd probably bake way too much if I was able to use it, so I guess that's a good thing.

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    1. Hi Sarah, I did have to agree to throw my bread basket - wasn't easy! But I know if I leave it in a cupboard it will never get used :)

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  3. I love that mixer! Would love to have one someday but I don't have the room for it now anyway. And the firepit is awesome too.

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    1. One day JoJo, I have waited about 15 years!! Seriously, not exaggerating :)

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  4. I enjoy be outside at night much more than the daytime! Congrats on your lucky find. Seems almost sacrilegious for a church to be used as a coffee house.
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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    1. Me too Barbara, give me the moon any day :) That's exactly what I thought about the Church - I'm obviously old school :)

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