Monday, 13 August 2012

Olympic Fever and Bolting

Hello everyone,

Wow what a emotional Olympics, I am so proud to be British and Team GB have done us proud, I had a wonderful quote which was posted on twitter saying,

 "goodbye London 2012 Olympics, you have made me proud I will miss you - now lets build on the Olympic Spirit and make us Great again".

I don't think there is anything else to say really, as you know I am a huge cycling fan so I would like to say well done to the GB boys who rode a fantastic road race, and so sorry for Mark Cavendish, but his time will come I am sure, and GB girls well you were amazing.  I am also very proud of my bro who had a part in the Olympics.

Well that's my Olympic bolt out of the way, our house is in Bolt fever.

I have had a very busy few weeks, been to see my mum in Sussex just a day visit, had family over this weekend, and painted my bedroom.  I'm so pleased with the result, it has all been done on a shoestring and all recycled, well except for a gorgeous quilt Mr P bought me in South Molton on our hols, he originally said no but then I made that girlie puppy face like I was going to cry and have a full blown public tantrum when he said OK then, well it did have 20% off. 

These are some bedside drawers that I painted up in ASCP of course, so pleased with them.

The headboard was a eBay £20.00 find, it does have a bottom but I quite like just the headboard, this I painted in ASCP Paloma and then old white on top.  It is a real purple/pink colour but when dry looks more like a dusky grey.

The large old gilt mirror was also a eBay find, a Home base slatted blind and some vintage lace and its all come together lovely, soooo pleased.

As we had family for the weekend, we set off to Tintern Abbey on Sunday with a picnic and then onto Symonds Yat for a walk and to see the peregrines.

I went to Tintern on holiday as a small child and I am all grown up now and still going back, it has a sense of calm about it and so beautiful.

So glad its only a short drive away, the river Wye is also a stunning walk.

I am designing some new napkins at the moment and thinking of some Christmas designs too, yes its on its way, sushhhhhhhhh.

I will leave you with a few photos from our little trip away to Devon, we stayed on a Eco campsite which was great and had a camp fire each night and toasted marshmallows.Each evening we watched a pair of barn owls feeding there brood of teenagers, life doesn't get any better than that.  We walked Lynford Gorge, not for the faint hearted. Took a steam train to Totnes. and the usual treat on our gorgeous Exmoor of cream teas and stunning scenery.  My heart is in Exmoor.

Take care everyone and have a great week,  and a huge huge huge thank you for your lovely comments im so glad you are enjoying my blog.