Saturday, 28 March 2009

More Happy Saturdays

My plans for this evening were cancelled and you know how sometimes that happens and it's a blessing because you can tuck yourself up in bed with a pile of DVDs

the latest Summer catalogue from Next

2 new books

(Vintage Chic has been borrowed from the library but it is most definitely going onto my Amazon wish list)

and magazines from mum's trip to London to buy my birthday presents for next next month!

(I'm taking the Cath Kidston one as a good sign!!)

Hope you're having a great weekend too

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

New Bedding

Do you like my new duvet cover?

Only £11 from Tesco - what a bargain!!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Happy Saturday

This morning I woke up bright and early and headed to my local TK Maxx store to hunt down some CK goodies... and SCORED!

How cute is that red and white spotted bath mat?! £7.99 - bargain. As you can see I also couldn't resist The Gentle Art of Domesticity which I recently borrowed from the library and knew it was a book that had to be added to my collection, only £12.99 - bargain no 2.

Then I came home for some lunch, a good magazine and a DVD selected from the library

I hope you're all having a great Saturday like me, it doesn't end there as this evening I'm off to see this and eat here

Friday, 20 March 2009

A Date with CK!!!

Look who I met at Selfridges today

Yes the lovely Cath Kidston who was signing copies of MAKE!

She was a lovely woman and asked if I sewed. I told her I was hoping to learn and she confessed to me it's wasn't her strongest point! She also told us the new catalogue is coming out next week so look out for it!

Here's my signed copy and the other bits and pieces I picked up

If you spent over £40 you received a free bag which will be perfect to store in my work bag

When I left Selfridges I headed to the V&A Museum of Childhood

I haven't been there since I was a child (I'm sure I remember it being much bigger!!) but it was nice to have a quick look around and of course I found some bits and pieces to bring home

I love these Etiquette Books and one can never have enough postcards!

If you're local to London and have little ones it's worth a visit as it's free entry and there's a lovely park next to the museum where you could eat a packed lunch

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

What's In A Name

I saw this fun meme over at Sian's and thought I'd give it a go!



1.What is your name? Victoria

2. A 4 Letter Word: Vase

3. A Boy's Name: Victor

4. A Girl's Name: Violet

5. An Occupation: Vet

6. A Colour: Violet (can I say that again!?)

7. Something you wear: Vest

8. A Beverage: Vodka

9. A Food: Vanilla Ice Cream

10. Something found in the bathroom: Vicks Vapor Rub

11. A place: Venice

12. Something you shout: V-Hooooooooooooo (my nickname!)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Happy St Patricks Day

Image from the Graphics Fairy

Sunday, 15 March 2009


Cakes I made for a sleepover with friends this weekend

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Inspired by Alison’s emails from the Vintage Housekeepers Circle regarding the Big Spring Clean Monday I went home and tackled the long overdue job of sorting and organising my dressing table and within that my jewellery and toiletries

One lesson learnt is that if I do not switch my laptop on when I get in from work I don’t get caught up in the WWW and actually managed to progress with the To Do list!

Tuesday was another trip to the library where I picked up Becoming Jane which I immediately took home and put on the DVD player (and loved every second of). Then I rolled up my sleeves and began the job of moving my wardrobe to a position that whilst not aesthetically pleasing does give me a more organised space for storing the boxes filled with my treasures.

And last night was a day off and I went to the cinema to see Confessions of a Shopaholic

I have to say like many I was disappointed. I LOVED the books and I think everyone could relate to Becky Bloomwood, smiling to themselves as they read and thinking “I’ve done that”.

It’s especially poignant to me as about 5 years ago when confronted with my large debts I took to selling many of my possessions on eBay to clear them as Becky does in the book.

Have you seen the film? You must tell me what you thought of it.

And tonight was spent preparing for the weekend… listing ingredients needed for baking I shall be doing on Saturday, loading the car with books to return to the library and DVDs to loan a friend who I’m having dinner with tomorrow.

I’ve also started reading The Forgotten Garden. For those of you that commented you have the book but haven’t had an opportunity to read it yet I urge you to read the first couple of pages and if you aren’t compiled to continue reading I’ll be surprised!!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Weekend Fun

Mansfield Park is just starting so I've kicked back with my laptop to tell you about a lovely weekend I've had

Saturday was spent having lunch with my friends mum to plan her Bridal Shower followed by a trip to the library

I've finally caught on to ordering books into my library online so I can now read those I want to rather than buying! Yes it's the time to be thrifty if I'm going to get that deposit together!!

Hmmm but saying that how could I refuse this cute hen in TK Maxx at only £4.99!!!

And yes they are Cath Kidston pillowcases you can see.... £3.99 is just a crazy price for them and I have to thank my mum for buying them for me. I'm so pleased to have finally picked up some CK goodies from TK Maxx... I know some of you ladies have been lucky in the stores but I know myself it isn't an urban legend!

Next stop was the cinema with my mum to see The Young Victoria

A great film, whilst slow in parts I was completely caught up with what was on screen and mum commented she felt it finished and she wasn't ready for it to end!

Today was spent with friends over lunch and Disney Trivia Pursuit... and tomorrow, well that's back to work of course!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Help For Heroes

My brother will be running the London Marathon on 26th April 2009 in aid of Help for Hero's

(my brother is second from the right)

Help for Heroes assists our servicemen and women that have been injured whilst serving our country

My brother is a former Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets. He joined at 16 and served in Kosivo and Bosnia in his 5 years

He is now a Fireman not fully giving up his hero status and more than able to run the marathon as he is also a qualified fitness instructor

I am extremely proud of my brother and shall be supporting him on the day which I will of course share with you

If you would like to make a donation you can do so here

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Red Roses

I must visit a Jo Malone store and have a sniff of their Red Roses fragrance

I'm told it's a "deeply sensuous fragrance of Red Roses, a scent that is blended from seven different varieties of deliciously perfumed roses from around the world"

I do like Jo Malone products and have been lucky enough to have a free hand and arm massage in store too

Monday, 2 March 2009

Simply Madonna

This evening my friend and I visited the Simply Madonna Exhibition in London

I've been a fan of Madonna for years now so it was interesting to see some of the costumes she's worn over the years as well as the other memorabilia

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Grease Is The Word

Friday evening my friend and I had tickets for Grease so we both took the afternoon off work for a wander round Covent Garden

We started with a "little" lunch here

Isn't that burger HUGE!!! Too much even for me!

A trip to Cath Kidston of course where I brought a few things

Unfortunately as you can see in the photo the tape measure I brought is broke and does not wind back so will have to be returned

We paid a visit to Cyber Candy

A great shop selling various sweets and chocolates from around the world - I brought myself a twinkie!

Saturday morning my giveaway parcel from Mary Poppins arrived

She certainly spoiled me, look at all these wonderful things!


I'm VERY behind with my blog visiting so I'm sitting in bed with my laptop watching Wallis & Edward about to visit you all!

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend