Today has been a very relaxed day, a very rare day as I had a day completely to my self, D has been away for the last week with work, Nat my teenager was at work all day.. and as it was my day off work today I decided to let the day just flow, so this morning after a lovely relaxing bath, no phone ringing , no hammering on door with requests of mum or Linda where is so and so etc, even locked furry babies out...peace , coffee and this months house mags....Ha... bliss... so feeling chilled and pampered I decided to head off to Barnard Castle ,a lovely old market town in Tees dale ,one of the next dales to us, Barnie as us locals call it as a amazing amount of great vintage and antique shops for such a rural place , as well as the beautiful Bowes museum , which houses an amazing collection of antiques and art, with some great exhibitions, a bit of culture amidst the a country side setting. I do enjoy a mooch, and I had a good one , plus a couple of Delicious cappachinos and a read of the newspaper , cover to cover, some thing UN heard of!! more of MY DAY latter but first I would like you to meet Martha....
I think its the start of a fine romance!!!
Cuthbert with his Stanley bandanna, dashing.....
This is a picture I bought in St Ives , thought I would show you while on the dog theme, its by an artist called val Hillyard and I just fell in love with it , love the wings and gentle floral ,D ask what was with the dead dog! Apparently its her sisters very a live dog, and i just think it has such a Serene quality about it....
This is a bear i found in a vintage shop, sat forlornly on a shelf, such a rather sad little face and just had to come and live at my house! he is sat on a crochet blankie i bought from the car boot for a £1. snuggley for chillier evenings..
This was from same vintage shop... well do I need to say any thing?? £6 a bargain , and of course I am rather short of bags !!
and finally this lovely vintage shade for £2.. its for my up stairs landing . a little job for D when he gets back , its rather high and I'm not good on ladders..
any way after a very enjoyable couple of hours , I dropped in to work as I had been told a donkey foal had been born last night, ho it was so sweet a piebald , white and brown darling with the biggest ears , stupidly didn't take my camera ,so promise photo next post, enjoyed the last of the sunshine having my lunch in the garden , and then spent an illicit hour or two on phone to oldest friends catching up on news and gossip, earl grey and punnet of raspberries to ease chat... Nat came in from work and zoomed out to stay with friends over night, so after my lovely time spent " talking to my lovely blogy friends" i will enjoy a lovely supper a class of some thing chilled and curl up and watch mistresses, do any of you watch this? I am loving it, pure girlie indulgence, I think i identify with Trudie most and rather fancied her new fling interest, erm um , don't know what he is called , am I on my own here or is any body with me in enjoying this program??? who do you identify with?
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