- looking out onto rolling fields and hills
- have a garden
- 3 bedrooms instead of 2 and a bit and a conservatory (blimey!)
- living in a lovely village with a 12thC church, community spirit and plenty to do and see.
- only a short walk rather than a long drive from school and be
- just two miles from Leek and its great farmer's market and weekly market, sweet little shops and the wonderful charity shops that I practically live in thesedays.
When I heard yesterday I was hysterical - I was so happy I think Archie thought I'd lost the plot, daft mummy jumping around the kitchen shrieking. All my precious, pretty trinkets are stashed away ready to be unpacked at the other end to make the place feel like home. Its been grim living in boxes and half empty rooms for ages, finally we're on the move!
These are my latest finds and I can't really believe I got them for just £2 each. I won them on ebay and they're the most beautiful vintage embroideries which, from the writing on the back were destined to become tea cosies. They're mounted on firm card and I think look perfect just as they are. Can you believe no-one else bid for them? Not sure where they'll go yet, that's my favourite part about moving, choosing how to put the new place together. They're already packed so these are ebay pics and I've removed the tatty packing tape and they're just lovely. I also picked up a lovely cushion cover in a charity shop last week with beautiful pink and lilac foxgloves and other spring flowers. Not had chance
to take a picture yet but its beautiful and like these the work involved is amazing. I do feel as if I'm cheating someone getting them for so little but I will love them forever.
Not content with wanting to decorate my entire house in Cath Kidston ware, I'd love to dress in her clothes too! I got this beautiful top on ebay from Kelly over at Vintage Lifestyle by coincidence. Its brand new and I'm saving it to wear on Christmas Day. That's one of my little traditions, I always treat myself to a new top or outfit. Nothing too smart as I spend most of it sitting on the carpet playing with the boys or sweltering in the kitchen so it needs to be practical really. Me and my sister Rachel always look for new Christmas clothes, the priority being cosy, comfy and a bit special. I think my new CK top has that written all over it.