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Friday, 19 December 2014

Santa does exist ...

Seen from the office window in Cambridge today!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Trees - Manchester School of Art

I've borrowed this image from the Manchester Metropolitan University website - I just hope it's ok. It's a selection of Christmas Trees made by Foundation Students at Manchester School of Art.  Aren't they wonderful?


Monday, 15 December 2014

Zandra Rhodes Handbags - SALE TIME

There are some fabulous bargains to be had at zandrarhodeshandbags.co.uk  I've bought some Christmas presents there - purses (ie: pocketbooks, or something to put your money in for American readers!) and a handbag for me.  I chose this blue one with the iconic Zandra Rhodes squiggle on it.  It's super quality and I'm really pleased with it.  It comes in its own black storage bag stamped in gold writing.  I think I'm getting another bag from another quarter too ... but I won't know until Christmas!  Anyway, the website is well worth checking out if you're looking for some last minute bargains and regular postage and packing is free in the UK.


Sunday, 14 December 2014

'Tis the season ...

To eat, drink and be merry!  Christmas dinner No.3 ...  At Sandringham Country Park in my C&G Sweater


The Gingerbread House decorating the restaurant this year was even more spectactular this time


and I loved the decorations ...


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Marsala - Pantone Colour of the Year

Looking around the web, it seems that 'Marsala' is causing a stir, and the vibes are not wholeheartedly positive ... While last year’s Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid, “encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. Its subdued nature does take some getting used to and while I am a fan of natural hues, I much preferred the warmth and glow of Radiant Orchid ... What do you think?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Craftsy Sale Time ...

I didn't really take much notice of 'Black Friday' or 'Cyber Monday' except for the fact that Craftsy had their sale on!  So I bought 3 classes for what would have been the price of 1 - could have easily gone further as there were some great bargains on there in terms of supplies as well as classes, but I really need to de-stash a bit in the New Year.

My leaning is still towards knitting at the moment, so I bought classes in pattern writing, lace shawl designing and finally, sewing an iconic tweed jacket ... really can't wait to do a bit of sewing in the New Year ...

Saturday, 22 November 2014