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!!

10 comments:

Shabby Chick said...

I don't know if I can bear to watch the Shopaholic film, I love the books too but Hollywood always seem to wreck things like that. It's probably different if you haven't read the book.

Mel xxx

Jayne said...

I have an award over at my blog if you wish to accept it.

Love Jayne xxxx

LittleGem said...

Thanks Victoria, I will give it a go with the book after your comment. Well done with all the sorting and tidying!

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo you have been a busy little bee, going to the cinema for me would need a weeks organising :)

Thats children and husbands for you :)

The patchwork is coming along nicely, I have used 99 5 inch squares, so is along way off but hopefully shall look pretty on Miss. Poppins' or mine He He bed

Want to get The Forgotten Garden

X

Lori said...

Victoria, I know your probably sick of me telling you how adorable you are, but you are!! I just adore the cute things you buy, how you help do all these showers, and how you love to read!! Your a delight! Now as for Kath K. do you love those bags of hers like I do? I so want the brownish one witj roses!!! You have such awesome shops there! Take care you cutie oie you!!! Love,Lori

Rosesposes said...

Sounds like you have been busy. Its always nice to have a sort out. I know what you mean about not putting the computer on, sometimes I can go and check one thing and a few hours have gone by!
I have not seen confessions of a shopoholic yet, I will probably wait till it comes out on dvd.
i like the sound of the book its nice to et a book that captivates you in the first few pages, so that sounds good
take care x Dom

Josie-Mary said...

I know how you feel about not switching on your laptop... I can waste hours on my..LOL! Glad you like the book, I don't think it's as good as her first. :)

Country Bliss said...

I loved the shopaholic books too and often find that films are never as good as the book. Haven't read the forgotten garden yet must look out for it.
Yvonne x

Counting Your Blessings said...

Isn't that the truth though?! If I don't get caught up on the computer right off, I can get so much done! I'm so silly that I can even make a game of it... "if it get this done, THEN I can play on the computer..."

Blessings... Polly

Linda said...

I know what you mean...as long as I don't turn my computer on I really get a lot accomplished....I'm just telling myself finish your chores then visit...kind of works for me. Your weekend plans sound great...enjoy. hugs, Linda