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  1. Hello and sorry I've been so slack lately with the blog - I've lost a bit of mojo and let everything else take precedence, rather than concentrating on this, which is why Steve decided it would be lovely for us to have a day out yesterday. I was given the choice of what kind of day out we had and just fanced mooching about somewhere old, where we could look in shop windows, have coffee and just let the world go by.

    We're very lucky to live within an hour's drive of Devon, Dorset, Gloucester and Wilsthire, but I do love Dorset, to we chose to head off to Sherborne and Shaftesbury. The weather was really kind to us. I've never been to Sherborne before, but will certainly be back (especially when the shops are open!). Its absolutely beautiful!

    We had coffee and toasted teacakes in Sherborne, before heading off to Shaftesbury. Steve had always (apparently) wanted to see the famous Hovis Hill where the ads were filmed. Its very pretty, but nowhere near as long as you think it would be. Still its something to tick off his Bucket List!! lol

    We found a lovely pub and had the most fab carvery - we thought it wasn't going to be up to much as the young man who served us didn't seem to have much of a clue, but the food was really lovely. Steve had the tenderest roast beef and I had roast pork with crunchy crackling!!

    As it was still quite early when we finished in Shaftesbury, we came back via Glastonbury. Its always a treat, as there are so many interesting and diverse people to see! There was a Goddess Convention taking place, so lots of ladies wearing the same colour turquoise with flower garlands in their hair - all shapes and sizes, old and young. It was lovely to see.

    Back to earth with a bump today when I found myself wide awake at 4.15am and cleaning by 6am!! I really need to learn to chill!!


  2. Oh I am glad its Friday - not that the rest of the week has been awful, it hasn't, but as it was my first week back at work it was a bit of a shock to the system to be back in the hamster wheel!

    Today has been a very lively, busy, full-on day and it's not quite over yet! My mind has been full of new ideas lately so I wasn't surprised to wake at 5.30am and be unable to get back to sleep because of all the things rushing about in my brain! It was good though because it meant I was up at Ikea by 9.45 having a cuppa waiting for the tills to open at 10.00! I find driving quite tiring so an hour's drive each way has caught up with me now, but I do like Ikea and being there twice in the same week is a complete novelty! Still - I needed the box frames so now I can get on with some new designs for personalised gifts! I posted Wednesday's blog a couple of days ago and already have some orders, which is great!

    Fi brought the delightful twins over today and we ended up, once again, at the village park. They love going to the park and mum was really surprised at how well they could negotiate all the adventure playground equipment, including a climbing net! They'll have a go at anything!

    I have been busy making more children's aprons today - some more seaside ones and some in the lovely pink Hello Kitty fabric which has matching bunting. I am hoping to list them this evening, if the camera battery charges in time! Then I think I'll collapse into bed with a book!

    Steve and I are off to a christening on Sunday, which is what propelled me into making the first box frame sample, as a gift for little baby Annabel - I'm so glad I did!