Friday, October 22, 2010

Home at last and catching up

Hello everyone …… didja miss me lol???? It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted cos it was such a busy holiday and as I’ve mentioned before … not so reliable innernets, and even when we had it I didn’t have enough time to do a proper post!! I’m going to try and catch up on what you’ve all been up to over the next couple of days too.

Here’s a couple more piccies from the hol :o). First up is Bear outside an English phone box, she LOVED these…Week 3 144 only trouble with this one was she couldn’t get inside, no matter how hard she tried… Week 3 145must have been just for show lol. We travelled up to the Lake District – oh how incredibly beautiful it is up there, we got to visit Beatrix Potter’s ‘Hill Top’ Cottage…Week 3 148  unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take any piccies inside but it’s fascinating because it’s just as she left it, right down to her hat and shoes. They have some of her books open at the pages where she’s used parts of the house to illustrate her stories. I really enjoyed the tour, I’m a big fan ;o)!! After our fill of BP we were a bit peckish and we found this gawjus cafe’ – just chockers with Cath Kidston and crafty goodness. You can see by the smile on my dial I was in heaven he he….Week 3 183 I think it must have been a bit breezy that day judging by my ‘windswept and interesting’ look ;o). My DH didn’t seem to be quite as comfortable surrounded by all the girly frills and stuff he he heWeek 3 181 bless him, he’s such a tolerant man :o).

Today the plan is to catch up with a few dear friends then I’m off to one of my favourite places to hopefully buy my new sewing machine!!! How exciting!!!

22 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Joy...welcome back!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip, especially Cath's shop and the 'gawjus' pic of the Eiffel Tower. Have fun shopping for your new machine...I just got a new one too...Dzintra♥x

Allie said...

Oh my - I had a chance to buy one of those phone booths when I was in the Army, and I had to pass as I had nowhere to store it, nor any way to get it! Yes, I've been kicking myself ever since. Love the pics from your trip, can't wait to see your new sewing machine!!

Terry said...

How lovely to see Beatrix Potter's home! I'm a big fan too! Looks like you had a great time! :0)

Sandi Butler said...

Welcome back, Joy! Well, didn't you have just the best holiday. I have enjoyed looking at all the photos. There is one of those red phone boxes in Montville Village (the next town on the range to us). It too is just 'ornamental'.

mandapanda said...

So glad you're back safe and sound, and you had such a fabulous holiday - one of a lifetime!!!
Big hugs, and I look forward to more frequent posts and more projects with your new sewing machine!!!

Penny said...

Welcome home Joy! Enjoyed your photos from your hols.

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome Back, you lucky girl! I can't wait to hear more about your trip. You'll have to tell us where that girly place is -- just in case any of us every end up in that area! ;-)

Robyn G. said...

Welcome back and yes you were missed!!!
Glad you had such and fun and am now back on home soil xx

Needled Mom said...

Glad to have you back.

Yes, that does look like a struggle to open that booth. Too bad she could not get into it.

Loved that little shop. So many great things inside to look at.

marina said...

Welcome home!
I love the old phone boxes.
Looks like you had a great time.

Maree: said...

OMG!! I would have felt like I was in Heaven too in that Shop..it looks Gorgeous...Yes you were missed & So Glad you had a Great Trip...bet there were some Tears on Leaving ha.
a New Sewing Machine...Lucky Duck.
cheers

Sheila said...

Glad you enjoyed my favourite part of the UK - the Lake District. Will have to find out where that cafe full of Cath Kidston stuff is - will need to go on my next visit :)

Maria said...

Welcome back Joy. Nice to read your post. Pleased you had a great holiday and checked out lots of lovely places.

Cheryl said...

Welcome back!! Must have a phone chattee in the next few days :)
Your trip must have been just fab, the photos are full of smiles. Thanks for sharing your fun times, I've enjoyed following you along the way
love n hugs
Cheryl xx

Robyn said...

He he, I wonder if Dr Who's Tardis was behind that door and that's why she couldn't open it, no sonic screwdriver!? Beatrix Potter's home and a great crafty cafe - sounds like a great day :).

teresa said...

Great pics Joy.. just love the one of Bear trying to get in the phone booth ha ha.. So glad you're back and you had a wonderful time. Would love to go to Beatrix Potters house, that would have been amazing. Shame you couldn't take any photos, but I bet it was really lovely. Enjoy your new sewing machine xx

Micki said...

I loved the pics of your trip...looked like such fun! I can see that you got a few laughs!
Micki

wonderwoman said...

Glad you all got home safely! love the pics, and BP's home is amazing isn't it. Sooooo very very happy to have met you all, a very special day!

xxx

Fiona said...

It is so nice to have you home amongst the branches all safe and sound - That cafe is just divine !!!! You didn't ell us what you bought from there - Or are you trying to tell us that you came away with nothing? Not likely - LOL

Hugs - Fee X

Chris H said...

Nice to see you back.
That phone box is awesome! Bet it was stuck with years of red paint! Or as you said, only there for decoration! lol

Bev C said...

Hello Joy, Oh your trip sounds wonderful,visiting BP home must have been fantastic. You certainly have lots of memories of your trip. Good luck with the new sewing machine.
happy days.
bev.xoxo

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Pull harder, Bear!!! Maybe Dr Who is inside??!!! LOL!!!