Archive for 2013

It’s that time of year!

October 24th, 2013 No comments

Here’s my new Christmas 2013 card. It’s based around my favourite Christmas song. To me, the story of the lyrics makes it even better.

As you can see, I’ve been paper-cutting again. The front of the card is my own papercut design:

Hope you like it. It’ll go on sale tomorrow. Talking of sales, I’m having another one at the house on Sunday. 2 hours only. Posters will be less than half price. Christmas cards 50% off. Come and say hello and have a browse if you can 🙂


I’m having an I Love Mayo sale. Really, really cheap stuff for 2 hours only.

July 27th, 2013 No comments

All of my products will be included while stocks last.  Here we are if you don’t know where to find us.


Rumour has it…

July 8th, 2013 1 comment

Ever since we moved to this house we have been subject to rumours. It goes with the territory to an extent. It also goes with living in such a small ‘community’. Usually the rumours are about the house. They are without exception never true. Over the last few months we’ve got sick of hearing them coming back to us;

“The house is for sale.” “The house is sold”. “Someone has bought a license for it”. The name of a particular person ” xxxxxx  has purchased it” (someone we know but haven’t even seen for about 8 years). “The bar is re-opening at the August Bank Holiday weekend”. There will even “be a marquee on the lawn”.

It’s all rubbish as usual. It’s upsetting to hear all of this stuff. Especially upsetting for my family. Also probably upsetting for those who are hoping these things will happen. It always amazes me that people are happy to spread the rumours but not ask us whether they are true. All they need to do is ask.

Anyway, I’m going to say this only once. In the more that 10 years that we have lived here, no one has ever even so much as made us a serious offer for the place. Not once. It isn’t and has never been on the market. Briefly, when we were closing the bar, I asked a group of locals who were disappointed to make us an offer. They never did. That doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t sell if anyone made us an offer because no one in their right minds would ever say never but no one ever has.

I just wanted to say that. I know the rumours won’t stop. This may even make them worse but, what the hell 🙂


While we’re at it!

March 11th, 2013 1 comment

Last year I plastered the downstairs corridor and painted it. It’s in 3 different sections, 3 shades of blue. I had lots of dark blue paint left from the bar so thought I ought to use it.

It’s good to get lots of pictures up. I love seeing our friends and family so regularly. I pretty much emptied my photo albums.

In some places you can see my plaster patching but it still looks better than it did so it will do for now 🙂


2013? Bit of an update.

March 11th, 2013 1 comment

I’m ashamed of myself for posting so intermittently here. Twitter and Pinterest are to blame 🙂 Anyway, no need for excuses. I’ve been doing stuff around the house over the last year. Here’s the front hall now.

I fell in love with some fabric and went mad making a curtain and cushions. The fabric pattern and colour just makes me feel happy every time i see it. 🙂

Anyone who has ever visited and seen our front hall dumping ground will notice what a huge difference this is 🙂

That’s Al’s rowing machine.