Wednesday, 18 August 2010

So were was I !?

hellooooo is there anybody there!!!!! ...

well that was a very long absence.. longer than i thought i must say.. today has been the first day that we've had the Internet for about 3 months!..

i feel sooo out of touch.. Ive not read any ones blogs for ages so i cant wait to catch up with every ones news !!

i have to say the first few weeks of not having the Internet were a bit strange... the nights were very long but i found solace in my books !!.. no actually it did me a favour us not having the Internet.. i have read a whole lot more and Ive been not so reliant on the world wide web like i was before.. ( and it helped that Big Brother has been on..!)

anyways what have i been up to over the summer.. well here goes, my last post was on the freecycle bench id just got well i did makeover on my garden bench with a little bit of red gloss . and i cant remember a time that i didn't have that little bench now!.. it sits so pretty in my little yard... here are some pics showing the back garden at its blooming best!!...
now when i say garden i know that's over exaggerating somewhat..its a little L shaped backyard..but this year it has given up tons of courgettes .. a whole heap of herbs and a few cucumbers and peppers to so we've not done to badly!!

oh i took voluntary redundancy as well...remember i said there were possibilities of redundancies well it was really taken out of my control and the jobs that were offered i just couldn't take so for the past month Ive been a lady of leisure.. ( well with two children . hardly leisure.. in fact i realise now how good it was to having a working week as well !) .. it still feels like I'm on hols or maternity leave at the minute.. Ive never not been in some sort of employment since Ive left school so this is a new experience for me! its been a bit sad for me as well..Ive worked in this job since i was 19.. Ive been a bit of a wild child, Ive got married and Ive had two children all in the space of working here.. it has felt like Ive grown up here so the prospect of starting all over again when i haven't got the confidence of youth behind me ( now i know that makes me sound ancient doesn't it and not just 30!..but that's how i feel!!) is a tad bit scary!

anyways back to the summer well we went on hols to criccieth which is in wales... fantastic house..right next to the beach.. absolutely amazing.. only trouble was it rained from the minute we got there to the day we left.. oh we were gutted.. the man whose house it was had asked us if we could swap the original date to the date that we eventually went on.. the original date turned out to to be the hottest weekend of the year i think and we went on the wettest!!.

here is the view from the gorgeous old sash windows.. pity it felt like we were in the middle of November haha.. ( actually if it had been the middle of November i would have loved it and would have stoked up the fire and pictured myself in a Rosamund Pilcher novel with the fire roaring .. but it was to blimmin warm for fires!)

the house itself was gorgeous and i think if we had been in a caravan or a tent we would have come home but this had a massive kitchen with an aga.. we just couldn't leave!!..

so the hubby just cooked amazing meals for us each night on the gorgeous old aga and i opened another bottle of rose!!

this was the pretty little courtyard on a very rare dry occasion.

well that's all for now.. just thought id pop on and say hello and say I'm back ( not that you're all going to be jumping around for joy but you know what i mean.!!..) .. hopefully have lots of piccies to show you of all forth coming events that will be taking place in the pretty vintage household..
( i.e. now that im not working 3 days a week the house will drive me crazy and all the half done jobs will be done and new jobs will be created!!)


  1. Welcome back! The bench looks great. I know what you mean about taking voluntary redundancy as it happened to me four years ago. I was absolutely gutted at the time. I'd always worked too, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise for me as my partner Liam developed cancer, so it was great that for his last two years together, I could work around "US" as I went self employed. Whatever it is you are meant to do will soon come along. SueXXX

  2. It's great o have you back and hear your news. The red bench and your little garden look lovely. Sorry to hear your news about redundancy, I am sure with your experience you will find something else you enjoy but you need to believe in yourself. Enjoy the rest of the hols.
    Ann x

  3. Good to see you back and to hear all your news, good and not so good... You will find that you have so much to offer to a new job, with the courage and experience you've gained from motherhood! Well, that's been my experience anyway, and I think it will be the same for you...

  4. Actually, I AM jumping around! So happy you're back.
    Love the flowers and the litte red bench. Shame about the redundancy-but who knows what doors will open?
    What a magical sea view.
    Enjoy the rest of the youngsters summer break,
    Z xx

  5. Lovely to have you back. Your garden looks lovely as does your holiday home, shame about the weather. Typical eh? I'm sure you'll find the right job given some time.

  6.'re back! Lovely to catch up with your news.Seeing your red bench there makes me want to paint mine even more.So sorry your holiday was a washout.Ours will probably be the same.We're off to Cornwall and Devon next month and 'they' say it's going to be rain now until November..Nooooooo! Good luck with the job hunting.

    Bellaboo :o)

  7. Charl sooooo pleased to 'see' you - I have been worried about you and checking here regularly for updates. So phew - glad you are ok and now a 'lady of leisure'. Take care

    Elaine aka Eddie on SCC

  8. your out door space looks fab its amazing what you can squeeze in to even the smallest of spaces we have a pumpkin growing in our yard at the moment and I love the colour of the bench
    What a shame about the weather on your hols but the place looks lovely where you stayed

    Glad your back xx