Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Half Term!!!

Hey. I'm not at work this week because it's Half Term in Northampton. Yay!!! I'm loving it, and I'm spending my time doing things that I love.

On Saturday, me, my boyfriend and my great friend Adam went to breakfast at a place called Zebedees in Northampton. I had never been there, but it was really cool and you could even play Mario Kart in there on some sort of old console (N64 maybe?). Also, upstairs they have a retro shop, that I really want to look around on another occasion. When we dropped Adam off, we got to have a little play with his kitten, who is just so cute and playful!

Here she is...

I really want a cat, but we can't really have one in the flat. It is something that I'm constantly badgering my boyfriend about. He says we can get a hamster, but it's not exactly the same is it?!

After this I went to the Vintage Fair in Leicester and saw my lovely friend Katie who had a stall there. I got some great stuff from her, and here they are.

She had so much beautiful stuff, and I would have brought soooo much, but sadly my budget could only stretch to a couple of treats! I adore the acorn earrings, they are just perfect for me and my love of all things inspired by autumn. And the little robin badge is so cute and quirky, and definitely gets me in the mood for Christmas - my ultimate favourite time of the year!

That's all for now!

Have a fantabulous week!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

More Autumn-Based Fun!!!

I was flicking through one of my craft books the other day and found a way to use oranges in a very haloweeny way!!! And here is my interpretation of it!!!

This is only my first attempt, but I don't think it's too bad. I decided to go for a star instead of something too haloweeny because I feel that maybe it's a little bit too early for a scary face yet! Maybe next weekend will be appropriate??? What do you think?

Anyway, I was quite proud of it. Although, the first time I put the tealight in it, it went out straight away because I hadn't made the "chimney" big enough! Strange but true!

After lighting it, the lovely citrus smell is just beautiful and the light looks really pretty too. I would advise anyone to give it a go! You can even have some freshly squeezed orange juice after you've got out all of the orange!!! Yum yum yum!

Or, just leave it for your boyfriend to sort out like me!!! Oopsy!

Have a lovely Saturday everyone!!!!


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

I heart autumn!!!

Today I had a moment of serendipitous(!?) joy when I was walking home from the hairdressers.

I was walking through the park, contemplating popping into Morrisons to get something chocolatey and yummy, when I glanced down at my feet...I couldn't believe how many conkers there were! I could feel my face breaking into a huge smile. It was as if I had travelled back in time to my childhood! I picked some shiny nuggets up and put them in my handbag, thimking that I must be able to find a nice place for them in my living room. Just as I was picking another conker up, one of those strange green, spiky pockets fell off a tree, and burst open to reveal a beautiful perfect conker! So I took that one too.

And here they are in pride of place on my dining table:

Now all I need is a load of weather cones to make them and the conkers into a lovely autumnal table decoration!!!