Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Past Few Day's

It's here already, another weekend.  Not that I am complaining, I love weekend's, more so now that I don't work weekend's anymore, they are mine to do what ever I please.

Bit of a mixture of things to tell you about today.  And as I haven't blogged for ages I thought I would roll them all into 1, hope you don't mind.

First I want to show you this tin I bought a few weeks ago.  I have a thing about tins at the moment, not sure where it has come from.  Well I saw this in Marks and had to have it, not only did I really like the tin but it was filled with one of my fave types of biscuits, shortbread mmmm, needless to say, they didn't last very long.

I have used the tin to store lots of lovely recipes that I cut out from magazines.

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On Wednesday I spent the day with my Mum and Nan, we spent the afternoon at Westfields London.  Before we got there though myself and Mum made a few little stops on the way.  The first was to the charity shop round the corner to my Nan's house, she always manages to pick up some amazing bargains at rock bottom prices so I thought I would see what I could come away with.  Well I didn't do too well but I did spot this pretty little soap dish.  I love the colours and the roses are beautiful and all for 69p bargain : ).

The other stop we made was to the lakes where my Grandad used to go fishing.  He was a very keen fisherman and would go at any given opportunity.  The lakes are gorgeous, especially on a lovely sunny day, we managed to time the visit just right as shortly after we left the heaven opened, it reminded me of the song my Grandad was always singing "Pennies From Heaven"

We have bought a bench and ordered a plaque, I will be showing you more of this hopefully next week.  We are planning on going back again on father's day which is next Sunday, hopefully the weather will hold out then as well.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Love Gem xxx


  1. Fabulous tin! Love the scottie looking out of the window! lol!

    What a beautiful place to have a memorial bench for your grandad!

  2. That tin is lovely - esp as it has shortbread in it. I might get them for the boys rooms. x

  3. That is such a lovely idea. I hope the weather stays nice for you all : )

    Love the tin! I saw a Tea Caddie on Cherrymen love a few days ago...I so want it!lol

    Gemma xXx

  4. Love the tin Cherry was using, such bright colours and a gorgeous pattern, it's amazing how she manages to make everything look so perfect : ) xxx

  5. I love your little bus tin, so cute! especially the little dogs in the windows :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  6. We have that tin. I love it, it was a gift to my partner but now lives happily on the open shelf and it's where we store the dog medicine. so much prettier. x

  7. Cute tin! A tin is on my thrifty wish list at the moment.

    Victoria xx

  8. That tin is so cute! I love Westfields, so envious of you living nearby. When I studied in Shepherd's Bush it was still being built x