This first week back has been very strange. Tall Girl had a couple of days off school with a bad tum, Big Trouble was very vocal about his displeasure at starting school nursery, I had a cold that meant I missed a most excellent bonfire party, then I mysteriously hurt my back and have been hobbling about since Sunday.
The upshot is that even though I have a few lovely things I want to blog about I haven't been up to taking pictures or sitting at the computer all week. Urg I hope it gets better soon because it is very wearing and very boring.
As if to make up for a mainly crappity crap week I have received some lovely and most unexpected gifts.
Firstly my lovely Tall Girl made me a pretty bracelet and wrapped it in a carefully upcycled piece of cereal packet. A real treasure!
Next I received these pretty post cards from Jane at Teawagontales. She blogged months ago about collecting postcards with her boys and I suggested a little postcard swap. I sent her a couple from St Helena, and she sent these with a lovely parcel of goodies for making her trademark little dolls. When I am back to normal I shall have great fun playing with them.
Then a lovely island friend spotted this beauty in the sale of a local shop. I had much admired hers a few months ago. So now we have matching enamel tea pots. I may feel some cosy making coming on in the very near future.
It is massive! Six or eight good mugfuls so perfect for hosting tea fuelled crafty evenings.
Lastly a little guest has arrived from Susi at Lilla Luise. More about Clara next time...
So thank you, thank you ladies for injecting a dose of loveliness into my week.