Birthday treat....

Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Did I mention that I am approaching my 40th birthday?? It hardly seems possible!! Only yesterday I was 6!!

Its a wonderful thing, growing up. I feel ready to grow up, I know what I like and dont like now more than ever before. Its a blessing because I can avoid all the bits I dislike and immerse myself in all the bits I do like.

Hooray for growing up!!

Im going to have a quite day at home being treated like a Queen....

Ive treated myself in advance by buying a new Dvd to add to my select collection. I bought Larkins, The Darling Buds of May, the entire 3 series! This equates to a whopping 1001 minutes so naturally its going to be savoured slowly, the summer scenes, the family atmosphere, the 1950's dresses and vintage fabrics....

An episode at the end of the special day sat in front of the fire with my family... and knitting!

Happy New Year everyone!!

Last note: the website has been overhauled like the blog. Im speechless, the whole thing just matches everything I do so perfectly. Its the epitomy of quirk! I used a free background and header from Shabby blogs and then played around with text etc, ( I am trying to use the time wisely while the studio is out of action.... ). The Shabby blog terms of use say for personal use, which Im taking to mean for only your use and not selling on graphics and web templates etc, but to be doubly sure I have contacted them to ask if this is so. I would hate them to feel Ive been pilfering, perish the thought. I see the designer has an Etsy set for sale using similar graphics. Im going to have that me thinks!


  1. A very Happy Birthday to you. Everything changes each time I visit here and I think I'm in the wrong place, doh! And don't talk to me about knitting!!!

  2. Happy 40th Birthday..:)

    Sounds like a good day planed.
    I hope you get a lot of knitting done.:)

  3. I have a much treasured 1st edition of H E Bates Darling Buds of May...found in a charity shop can you believe:-) I also have the DVD's which I just love...happy viewing and I love all the changes to your glorious shop!
    Take care,

  4. Happy 40th! I agree, I think I've felt more like ME since I got into my 40s, I feel like I know who I am...which is really rather nice ;-)

  5. Have a wonderful birthday - I love the Darling Buds of May too!

    And thank you for the link, I'm overhauling my blog at the moment and have been looking for a good header and there it is right there!


  6. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! xx

  7. Good to see all is well, and new starts are in the air..will be thinking of you on your birthday. Funny how you write the posting on mine, thought I was in for a treat for a moment!!! Love and thoughts always Ange xxx

  8. Congratulations on turning 40. 40 is a wonderful year. Still young at heart, yet wise enough to miss the pitfalls of youth. Happy Birthday,