Does anybody else get pmt days when everything goes wrong? On Friday, due to precarious balancing of my china, my beloved teapot that cost just three quid from Superdrug seven years ago, fell and went to teapot heaven. Ah well, so long as no people are broken, all is good, I say. The blue spotty teapot above is my replacement, found in a sale on Sunday. I think it is not quite so cute as the last one, but it is baby blue, which I rather like. It came home with the spotty sugar basin.
I am quite partial to dots and luckily, the teacups above, found on a French stall at a European market, have been with me for about ten years now unscathed. Time to touch wood, anyone? I found the biscuit tin between them in Marks and Spencer. I like the cheery colours.
I can't quite believe it, but my house is almost done! However, there are a few finishing touches to be done and a few problems with the chimney, so I am still not sure when moving in day will be. The floor is down but we didn't realise it would have the paler bits on it, which look a bit stripey! I think it will be good though, when the furniture is down.
The kitchen is nearly finished. All rather white and shiny.
I got Eliska these wellies in a sale and didn't expect her to wear them so soon as it has been really hot here, but we got some rain, so out they came. Kitty is everywhere here now and these wellies are a bit Burberry chav check, but I still like them. I love that Kitty appears to be wearing a beret on them.
Some lovely magazines arrived from a swap I did. Roman has been laughing at my protectiveness of them, but I love shiny new magazines. These ones came from Sarah, with the lovely card. A perfect opportunity to make a cuppa in my new mug from Marks and Sparks.
These mags came from the lovely April, with a gorgeous necklace and the cutest teeny doll. Eliska was very excited to recieve a magazine of her own and had lots of fun with the stickers. I had lots of fun perusing the Cath catalogue...sigh...
I love this.
Another perfect teapot.
I also love this pink cupboard and oriental look from Ideal Home.
Have you ever noticed how packaging is sometimes so pretty, you don't want to remove it? I love the 'Vintage Stories' card my vintage look bracelet came from, very 'Biba'. I wish it were genuine vintage, but I have no idea where the Czech flea markets are. If anyone knows, do tell!
The postcard next to it is by Czech artist, Mucha, one of my favourites. It reminds me of the book I have just read, 'Game of Thrones', a story of kings and queens, icy lands and ornate thrones. I absolutely loved it. I never thought I would find myself reading fantasy novels, but now I am older, I am more likely to be reading a ripping good yarn than the 'cool' books that I think I ought to be reading, if you know what I mean.
I did finally remove the bracelet from its packaging. A bit more bling, hurray!
A local boy, Lukas, took some interesting pics of Majova. I love the girls' hair with little flower details, which I think you can spot here.
They all worked really hard and I hope they got a chance for a little tipple at the end of the day.
You see a lot of pretty gardens here, now the better weather is here and flowers are blooming. People seem more garden proud than house proud here.
So with the sun out again, time for a trip to the garden with another cuppa. Well, it seems a but rude not to. I am one of those weird people who still drink tea when it is hot. I love tea, I do.
I am happy to have recieved some blog awards from some gorgeous gals. I will thank you personally if Blogger no longer has a cobb on and lets me comment!
The marvellous home bird gave me the kreativ blogger award.
This one requires me to share ten facts about myself. Hmm, I am wondering about how to top Gem's fact that 'oldie but goodie' Adam Faith once chatted her up! Okay, let me see...
1. I was in a film called, 'Brothers in Trouble', set in the sixties. I have never seen it and was only an extra, but somone who saw it said you could clearly spot me in a few scenes.
2. I knew I was having a girl when I was pregnant when I vividly dreamed of putting tights on her gorgeous, chubby little legs.
3. I was almost named Elizabeth. It may have suited me better than Tracy.
4. I didn't drink alcohol at all for more than ten years.
5. I have two mysterious half sisters that I have never met.
6. I have never owned a house or a car.
7. I have not used a mobile phone for at least the last 6 months.
8. I once hugged a total stranger in Woolworths.
9. I want to rescue people. It has been my downfall and my salvation.
10. As a child I read everything I could lay my hands on. At playtime at primary school, I would read the Faraway Tree. I read secretly every night underneath my duvet with a torch. I ruined my eyes but have never stopped reading.
Gem from Treasures from the Cherry Tree gave me the stylish blogger award.
I have made some lovely new blog friends recently. I will pass on the awards another day folks. Rain or shine, isn't it great to make new friends? x