Monday, 24 September 2012

Super Saturday and Smashing Sunday

I had a really busy Saturday:  Mum and I went to Sandown, but on the way popped in to meet . . . In Real Life . . . a fellow blogger, Annabelle from Annabell Serendipity

Annabelle was exactly how I imagined her, a lovely chatty crafty lady who has a beautiful home, and makes a lovely cup of tea - what more can you ask for!  I did have a go at taking photos, but they didn't come out at all well, and as neither of like ourselves in photos anyway, we gave up after a few attempts.

We then went to Sandown which wasn't actually the patchwork show that I expected, it was a Creative crafts show, (all shopping), so we went round  a few time, bought a few bits and pieces and then set off home again

Despite the rain on Sunday we had a lovely day in Greenwich visiting Lisa at Uni.  We did the touristy thing at Cutty Sark, and had a lovely meal at the Gipsy Moth, a pub next door to the Cutty Sark.

Here's my lot in the Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was a tea clipper for much of her working life, and my girls really liked the tea quotes stencilled on the floors of the ship:

There is no trouble to grave that it cannot be diminished with a nice cup of tea

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world

If you are cold, tea will warm you
If you are too heated, it will cool you
If you are depressed it will cheer you
If you are excited it will calm you

But they didn't have our favourite which actually came from Annabelle

Money can't buy happiness
But it can buy Tea
And that's almost the same thing

We have been to Greenwich to see Lisa this time of year  for the last three years as it's my birthday:  I thought I'd show you the lovely pressies my family got me:

Three beads for my Troll bracelet:  a budgie from Niki, a Mum heart from Lisa, and a Troll from Brian

Also from Lisa some lovely Vanilla smellies (my favourite :-)

And from my mum, these gorgeous enamel red saucepans

We also met Lisa's boyfriend while we in Greenwich: he ticked lots of boxes (no fancy hair style, no trousers hanging down to his knees, doesn't use 'like' three times in every sentence, and didn't spend the meal glued to his mobile phone)  He was lovely, but then both my girls have been brought up to have impeccable taste, so of course he would be!

He even knows how to pick a perfect birthday pressie:  He wanted to know a book that I already had and enjoyed (Lisa told him "I before E except after C") and he chose this one which I am thoroughly enjoying, thanks Liam (the combi moneybox is from Lisa, isn't it great!)


  1. Sorry I have not got back to you - looks like you had fun xxx

  2. Wow!What a weekend. How was it meeting a fellow blogger in person?
    Also Happy Birthday! Looks like you got some lovely pressies - those pans are so cute!
    Sounds like your girls do have good taste, especially when he knows that keeping Mum happy with well thought out presents will go a long way!

  3. What a lovely family you have, enjoy the pressies! I love the quotes about tea. Happy birthday XX

  4. Sounds like a fab weekend, and great pressies!

  5. Very nice week end Benta, one to cherish.

  6. Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time. Your mom also has great taste. Love the red enamel.

  7. Many happy returns for the other day, pleased to hear you had a good day in spite of the awful weather

  8. Belated Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed the right day but it looks like you had a great time and wonderful presents. I love Annabelle's tea quote :)


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