Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thank you

Just wanted to say thank you for your words of encouragement.They mean so much and have made me feel so much better.....
Anne x

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I am now getting a bit paranoid. I have lost three followers in the last week or so.I am now thinking that what I write must be of little interest and I can't help but take it personally.I blog mostly for myself and enjoy looking back on my thoughts and things that have happened.The fact that people are remotely interested is a real pleasure to me.I have been blogging for some time now and my followers have grown albeit very slowly and although its not a competition I can't help feeling a bit like the girl nobody wants to play with in the playground,when someone decides to cut loose. I know that it is blogging etiquette to respond when people leave comments and also to leave comments,which I do.Is it me? Am I being hypersensitive or does this happen to everyone? I haven't as yet done a giveaway or a swap but I'm not sure if that's the way I want to go.Let me know what you think.Have a great week.
Thank you to the lovely bloggers who left me some kind words.It means such a lot to know that there is some awesome support out there in Blogland.I am trying not to think about it.I have applied for a job now it's down to the stars and the angel of employment.
Anne x

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Hope your weekend is off to a ood start.The sun is shining here and it's so lovely to open the windows and let the fresh air fill the house.I can't believe another week has flown by but my tired eyes and aching body tell me it must have done.
Teaching is tremendously rewarding and uplifting at times but working with  children all day is mentally exhausting.Things are even more stressful as our school has merged with another school and there are to be thirty eight redundancies across the board.As I am just a few years too young to take voluntary redundancy without it affecting my pension, so I am spending the weekend filling in an appliction for my job.We have to have an interview and then wait until the end of term to find out if we are employed or not.
I've thrown a few pity parties for myself,felt angry,sad,sick,ill,weepy and today I am Pollyanna.There are thousands of people going through similar situations,life is a recession.This is the way it is and non of it's life threatening.So that said,I am going get rid of the grey in my hair,sort out my diet(.We were laughing at school yesterday saying that they will have to widen the doorways if this goes on much longer, as we are all comfort eating for England and blaming our thyroids) and generally stop moping about.Fortunately I have the shop to distract me,sadly not enough to employ me full time as both son and husband also draw a wage from the business.Anyway,hope you and yours are well and happy.
Forget the week and have a great weekend
Anne x

Friday, February 17, 2012

Made-and-found workshops.....

Made-and-found workshops
Why not learn a new skill in good company in lovely surroundings?

Sunday 11th March                  Beginners Knitting

All materials provided and a lovely vintage afternoon tea to keep you going.The workshops all take place in the shop.

If anyone is interested please e mail me   anne@made-and-found.co.uk
or phone shop 01751 474890

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vintage fair

Save the Date girls.
Just spreading the word about the next Vintage Fair from Sarah and Jackie

Vintage Fair
Banish the winter blues

Thirlby Village Hall
Sunday 4th March 10-4
At this time of year we need something bright and colourful to light up the dark winter days and give us a sense of well being.
Be inspired by.....
a celebration of colour to brighten up your home
a treasure trove of vintage homewares and painted furniture along with beautiful homemade pieces arranged in inspirational displays
ideas for lovely and unusual mother's day gifts
tea and delicious homemade cakes served on pretty vintage crockerySpring is just around the corner
Hope to see you all there.
Sarah & Jackie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Five a day..................

I happened upon these amazing vegetables by http://jungjung/.
Have you ever seen anything so exquisite? The patience needed to make these not to mention the expertise.....simply breathtaking
I feel suddenly very inadequate in the creative department!Never mind back to the granny squares......
Anne x