Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Snowy Day

Like much of Scotland and the North of England, we had quite a lot of snow overnight and during the day. Here are some photos:-






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Trip To Edinburgh

Rob and I spent Monday and Tuesday in Edinburgh to celebrate our 19th Wedding Anniversary.

We started off in North Berwick, a seaside town to the East of Edinburgh. Lunch was at The Buttercup Cafe, a small establishment, where the food was good and the staff were very friendly.

We stayed in the Murrayfield Hotel, quite near to the centre. Our room had a comfortable bed, a good selection of toiletries, soft towels, nice teas and coffee available, and Tunnock's wafers! The downside was that some sort of machinery (a pump?) kept going on and off all night and meant that we didn't get much sleep. Another room might have been better, though.

Monday was taken up with shopping in Princes Street and George Street, a meal at Wagamama and watching 'Whiplash' at the cinema (all to be recommended!).

On Tuesday, we went to The National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, where we enjoyed coffees and cakes in the cafe, then had a look round. I enjoyed the small exhibition of contemporary jewellery. [Please click on the picture to see a larger version.]

My favourite item was this neckpiece by Geoff Roberts made from steel, metal leaf, and paint c. 2000.

The main atrium of The Museum, with Buddha statue in the foreground. Lunch afterwards was in Mother India's Cafe, which is just a few minutes walk away. They serve tapas-style small dishes of curry. We had chana daal, vegetable samosas with chickpea curry, okra with tomatoes, potato, cauliflower and green bean curry, coriander pickle and rice. Very tasty!

On a different matter, I was pleased to find that my latest Pinterest board, For My Love, had made it to the front page of Folksy.com today!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Keeping Cosy - Pinterest Board

I made a Pinterest board called 'Keeping Cosy', featuring lovely handmade items from Folksy.com. A selection has been featured on the Folksy front page today...




















Click here to see the full Pinterest board, from where you can double click to be taken to the listings for sale. Ideal for any birthdays coming up in January!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Buttons for Christmas Projects

Here are a few of the Christmas buttons available from Love Buttons HQ. Please click on the link beneath the photo to be taken to the listing for sale:-

 Ceramic snowflakes (set of five) £4.95

Ceramic stars (set of five) £4.95

Large, wooden buttons/embellishments £3.75 for the set

White resin star button £0.06 each

Five ceramic buttons £5.00 for the set

See all of the Christmas buttons and embellishments here.

Special offer! Save 50% off marked prices with the voucher code SAVE50 (enter the code in the box on your shopping basket page and click the 'add' button to apply). While stocks last.

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