Wednesday, 19 November 2014

We apologise for the interuption to service...

Hello hello
I so so so didn't mean to be away so long. Our laptop died a death and we have had to purchase new one (it's most distinguishing feature as far as I am concerned is that it is red), and pay a fortune to the good people at PC World to recover our photos etc from the old one. Back up your stuff people!
I also went away for a few days so couldn't blog and now I am back I have spent the majority of the morning working out how to install Picasa so it actually works and will upload my snaps. I think I might have succeeded. I was going to say I think I might have won, but I have lost at least two hours which doesn't feel like winning to me!
Anyway, thank you for all your kind comments about my Mrs Weasley cuffs. The computer failure also meant that I couldn't respond properly to your comments, but I will!
I went away to visit my Dad. While I was there I did a spot of making. No fabric or yarn this time though, mostly sweeties.
Want to see? Ta da! I made a gingerbread house for the Christmas window display of my Dad and Step Mum's shop.

Their food shop: Gillian's Tubs in Helston, Cornwall (did you see how seamlessly I slid in the plug?) is about to move across the road and become Gillian's Larder, with an expanded range of goods including fresh veg and a deli counter.

Once Gillian has added her little sprinkle of magic, it will be part of a snow scape with glitter, lolly pop trees and a warm glow coming from inside.

It was lovely fun, and nice to be able to do something useful while I was there.

Hopefully I'll be back really soon!



  1. Such a pain when an old laptop goes kaput, such a faff to start gain. I'm glad you were able to retrieve your photos. I love your gingerbread house, it will look fab as a window display. Clever you. xx

    1. Thanks. I still feel like I am feeling my way in the dark. Every so often it just does something unexpected!

  2. The gingerbread house looks really lovely.
    Glad you managed to retrieve your photos, our main computer died this time last year, we needed the laptop to set up the new computer!
    Julie xxxxxx

  3. Your house is beautiful!!!!!! I am sure that the display will be wonderful with this as a centrepiece. xx

    1. Thanks! I will try to get them to send me some pics.

  4. I love the gingerbread house!