Due to where we live there is always such a horrendous build up of traffic on a bank holiday and the height of the summer season. We therefore have a tendency to stay local to avoid the traffic jams and crowds. We did manage to get the lawns cut and a little weeding, it was certainly nice to get into the garden and potter. A neighbour of my parents had a variety of surplus plants, he popped them on the drive for anyone who wanted them for free. We did pick up a couple to plant in pots for the patio, a lovely way to get rid of surplus growth. There are several allotments locally and there has been talk of a swap shop been started to exchange seeds and plants, a really good idea that I hope gets started.
We did have a stroll around a local car boot sale and got lucky with a few things, it certainly passed a couple of hours as we were chatting to friends and neighbours who we don't see very often.
I have been wanting to try my hand at making soap for awhile but whist I love the idea of experimenting with smell and texture I was reluctant to use chemicals so when I came cross this wonderful box it is the perfect start to my new adventure.
Everything I need to make soap, that will pass away a couple of hours on this very wet and windy day and for the bargain price of £1.
I also bought a set of postcards for 10p, I thought they may be useful to make cards or beautiful additions for a scrapbook.
£1 bought a packet of quilt clips, a great addition to the craft room.
Finally £20 bought a beautiful set of Oakwood Staffordshire Tableware. I do need to find some plain plates and such to add to the set but I am thrilled with it for everyday use.
The storm that has been passing through has been horrendous here with damaging winds and torrential rain my heart goes out to all the people holidaying here no fun with children that is for sure. What is weather like where you are?
See you soon.