Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Hello there! Hope you are having a good week!
Just a little bit of worrying news - Yes! the Credit Crunch is snapping at the heels of the Allsorts household! Hubby P has been told at work, the situation is - if we don't have any work/orders then we will tell you not to come in to work, and we cannot pay you for those days. Things are really bad in the Printing trade, lots of Printing companies are in the same position. So we are living one day at a time, hoping things pick up - Hubby P is confident they will, and I have got my fingers crossed!
On to happier things - Car Booty finds!
Just look at this wonderfully Pink! dressing gown! It just shrieks 'Girlie Girlie' at you!
I know its not my size (it will go on Ebay I think) - but I just had to save it from the recycling/rubbish tip (a lot of Booters are House Clearance people and what they don't sell they take to the tip, to make room for the following weeks house clearance).
It just reminded me so much of the 70s - I had one just like it - I think everyone did. Mine was a lovely lemon colour with little roses embroidered on the collar. I remember Mum repeatedly warning us not to go too near the fire (although there was always one of those huge nursery fireguards around it - remember - with all the towels an d socks drying on it!). I suppose being made of Nylon they were a real fire hazard!
This pink one is real glam! for the sophisticated Lady!!
It was a day for reminiscing! My Gran had one of these (this was scrunched up at the bottom of a box!) it was kept behind the pantry door and she kept little bits if string in it. She saved every last piece and the same with wrapping paper - and even butter wrappers! I suppose it was habits formed during the war. I tell you - that pantry was like an Aladdin's cave to me! We had a great time, she had all the time in the world for me, we sat and did all sorts of crafty things.

This is a lost lonely little Staffordshire dog! Hubby P brought him home one day - I have a little collection of similar dogs (which were my Grandparents) and he thought this one could join them.

The others are here sat on my bedroom window sill. Although he is lovely, I just don't think he fits in - too flowery for me. So he too is destined for Ebay or car boot!

An exciting little gardening project, our neighbours want away for a couple of weeks (somewhere nice and warm!) and I looked after the house and resident goldfish.
How thrilled was I when they brought these special exotic seeds back for me!
The seeds need a good soaking and whatnot, buts lets hope I can get them to grow! Watch this space!

On the Home Front!
Apple wine (made from the peelings of the apple harvest the other week) is doing well - the kitchen smells like a brewery! I got almost 3 demijohns full - that's some party!

And whilst snapping around with the camera, I caught this - this is something I found the other week. I have been using it for eggs, I thought it was rather cute! Only thing is, it doesn't hold enough for me, maybe its time for it to move on!

I know it sounds like I am 'moving everything on'- but if you could see the amount of stuff I have packed away in cupboards!! Trying to be firm with myself, got to lessen the load a bit!
Time for Tea! Bye for now XX