Friday, 1 May 2015

New Van Today .. Toys For Boys an All That ..

Hello there ...
All change today as Hubby P got his new van .. well .. not new exactly .. a 'nothing fancy .. but a sturdy workhorse' sorta van.
 Sad to say the old one went to the great scrapheap in the sky ..
 I think Hubby P had worked it into the ground and it would cost just too much money to get it through the next MOT. 

To me it looks exactly like the old one .. but a touch better in that I do now have a passenger side window that opens! 
Pure luxury ..! Hubby P knows how to treat a Girl!

Here he is loading it ..
 its amazing watching him .. 
its a bit like that game Tetris whereby everything is fitted together like a jigsaw .. its incredible how much he packs into the back of the van.

On the downside ... for me .. is the height of the darn thing ..
 I have to have a step to get in and out .. I feel a bit like the Queen waiting for her flunky to 
 'asist her to alight' ..
 either that or I end up falling on my behind!

 We are hoping for at least a couple of fine days over the Bank Holiday weekend so we can trade..
 I have been sorting stock .. 
and have packed a lot of nice white linen.
Hopefully I will get some ladies who appreciate such fine needlework and want to take some home with them.
 I do sell a lot to ladies from abroad .. 
I suppose it is harder to come by overseas...
 and its a nice ..
 'little bit of English Afternoon Tea ..
or Downton Abbey style stuff  .. to take home'.

 Just thought I would show you this ..
 who remembers having one of these on their children's Christening cake ?
Isn't it sweet.

Tradition was .. to save the top tier of your (fruit) Wedding Cake ...
 I wrapped mine well and put it in the freezer .. and use it as a Christening cake for your first born.
You could buy these pretty little storks and whatnot and stick them on top of the cake with a bit of icing.

As I remember the cake was just fine.
Nowadays people have sponge type wedding cakes and whatnot .. 
so I suppose the tradition has died out .
Can't say as I ever hear of saving top tiers .. 
gosh it makes me feel old!

 Nice sunny afternoon .. so I nipped outside with the camera..

 How pretty these Coltsfoot flowers look 
I know ..
spreading seed far and wide ..
But I love their cheerful brightness early in the year.
And these fluffy pompoms are an added bonus .. 
something to make me smile as I look out of the kitchen window.

 The Bluebells are here .. 
and adding their hearty blueness to the many shades of green ..
so pretty.

We will soon have the lovely scent of the Lilac .. everyday the buds are getting fatter .. ready to burst into loveliness...

 This is difficult to see ..
but its Will's apple tree (grown from a pip) .. 
we planted it near Fly's resting place .. and its doing so well.

Its only small but its bursting with blossom.
It will be interesting to see if it fruits .. just grown from a pip I doubt it will come true .. but we will see.
It looks very pretty.

Well .. enough of me .. have a nice Bank Holiday Weekend x


  1. I hope you have a wonderful sunny weekend trading with happy smiley people all wanting to buy your stuff. ...........It could happen!

    1. Thank you .. fingers crossed for the sun.


  2. I hope you sell well (despite dire weather predicted for Sat/Sun. We are braving the rain and heading for Builth, on a Busman's Holiday!

    1. Have a nice time .. buy wisely ;-) At least we can be indoors on Sunday.


  3. Always love to see your posts popping up on my favourite blog lists , I remember the tradition of the wedding cake , Its a good job we didnt save ours a it took us 6 1/2 years before we were blessed with our daughter , I've took a few pictures of my garden plants earlier today , Our apple trees are looking good too , Hope you have a busy trading weekend xxx

    1. It is so nice to see the garden coming alive .. fingers crossed for lots of fruit.
      Glad you enjoy the blog .. its just everyday stuff ..
      Have a good weekend.


  4. Fab new van, you should get a little set of steps like the ones used for caravans.Hope you get lots of lovely sales. Twiglet is going on a 3 day camp with cubs and I have a chest infection - urgh, lots of love to you both xx

    1. What are you doing with a chest infection when you are child free and could have a weekend living it up!
      Twiglet will have a great time .. lets hope the weather is not too bad .. you will need lots of cosseting .. whiskey does it for me !
      Do take care .. love and hugs x

  5. I grew a cherry tree from a pip and it is beautiful The cherries are okay although a bit insipid - the kids and the birds love them! So maybe your apple will come to something. YOu never can tell!

  6. Your lilacs are lovely. Ours are drying up now but I enjoyed them while they lasted. Hope you get your sunny weekend.

  7. You may have the next "Bramley" sensation there, I look forward to hearing all about it. Love the pile of linens, I have boxes of vintage sheets and so on, they make wonderfully soft baby quilts, and have no room for more. i need to get sewing. Fingers crossed that you have a busy weekend.

  8. It's nice to see the colour appearing in the garden isn't it. Our woodland is just about to burst into life with Bluebells it looks gorgeous when it does. Unfortunately we are having a very wet day here today, the forecast is as bleak for tomorrow, but we have been promised a dry day on Monday, I hope it's slightly better on Anglesey.

  9. Those are beautiful blooms on the apple tree. I grew some peach trees from seeds and this spring they have tiny peaches. I enjoy your posts!

  10. Glad you got a new van, I'd have the same problem, needing a stool to get in it!
    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, our village is having a 'Yard sales' day, organised by the village society/church. The church hall will be open for teas/cakes etc, then folk buy a map of the village and locations of the 'yards' selling their wares. I will be selling all kinds of bric-a-brac, some electrical things, like lamps and slow cooker (too big for my use), some of my crafts and some of my friends' crafts.
    So, I hope you have a good day(s) too! xxx


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