Monday, April 12, 2010

Tales from the Riverbank…

I can’t believe that a week’s gone already! It’s flown by at supersonic speeds that would have put Concord to shame! And what a week! I’ve managed to keep to the Pledge as sworn to uphold in my last post; yes folks, it’s been over a week, and I’ve not succumbed to the digital temptations of the FB games. Do I feel virtuous? Well, just a little :)

It’s been a lovely week; spring has peeked through the covers and has decided that it’s time for her to get out of bed. I have actual buds blooming in my garden. The forsythia is stunning in it’s yellow glory.


I mean, how could you not feel a surge of happiness when greeted by such a burst of colour in the morning? Even the bamboo has flowered!


Joe and I have managed to take a stroll along the canal in the sunshine


We said hello to the wildlife we met on the way




We revelled in the quietness…



I even managed to get Joe to pose for me!

I’ve also managed to get out and about this week, I walked to the cinema one day to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D which was amazing, and then on Friday I went out to lunch with some friends, to celebrate Pippa’s birthday. I gave her the heart brooch along with a candle that I’d made a decorated with sequins.

And I also made these for the party bags

Lots of these very cute felt necklaces.

I think I saw something similar on the ‘net ages ago, but I don’t remember where, so I can’t credit it.

I cut three circles out of felt, each one getting smaller…

then I used an embroidery needle to thread them onto some nylon coated wire…

They look very cute when worn…

Everybody loved them anyway and we had a great time! I think my hips need a little me time to recover though, all you can eat buffet is nice, but it does tend to make one overindulge!

The best thing about last week? We bought a new car!!! Hurray!

It’s big enough for Joe to fit in the back, more than powerful enough to tow the caravan and was in our price range! So I’m now mobile again!! Woohoo!


DuhBe said...

You have so many new spring things in your life!

I'm so glad you left a comment on my DuhBe blog so I could find you. I'm subscribed to your blog now - it's great to find another bellydancer and fairy lover from across the pond.

And I don't think short ruffle bloomers under knee skirts are too much at all! The look is becoming popular and I plan to make myself some for this summer.

Pihla said...

Beautiful pics! And pretty necklaces and candle. Cute dog, too! I just LOVE spring, and those pics were very springy.

MayaB said...

I absolutely love all your pics, thanks for sharing! And congratulations with the new car.

Simplyme5252 said...

I love all of your colorful crafty pics! Especially the mardi gras bulbs.

inkberryblue said...

The forsythia is beautiful (I remember we had some in our garden when I lived in the UK as a child) and I've never seen bamboo flower before ~ it's pretty! Joe's handsome too...and congratulations on the new car. =)

Leeanne said...

Wow you've been super busy. First I gotta say I love your photos, so bright and lovely to look at. Joe is adorable.
Great idea for party bag favours (necklaces).
Where did you find the time to get your car cleaned? We've been on holidays for 2 weeks and Im barely getting the washing done.
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