Summertime! x

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Escape to......

Well, we had a little emergency at the weekend! You may remember me writing about our new pet hamster, Stig, well after a disturbed night, with the dog unsettled and barking , we awoke to find Stig had gone. Gone where? I asked. Just gone, he's Escaped! was the reply. He had been cleaned out the evening before, but looking in at the empty cage, you wouldn't know it. it looked like it had been ransacked, the roof of his house was strewn across the cage, All the food had gone too! We looked high and low, even taking the skirting boards off in the bathroom, where there is small hole behind the sink. I got the vac out to see if that would bring him out, we asked Ruby the dog, as we now realised this is what had disturbed her in the night. There was no sight of him.....until, all had gone quiet, the thought of not seeing Stig again, had sunk in a little.....I heard a rustling in the kitchen and turned around to see Stig, fall out the side of the cupboard which houses our fridge. 'I've found him' I called 'Ring your Dad'. (I can't touch him you see, I stated this when we bought him, It makes me shiver just thinking about it!) No reply Mum. The next thing we know, he is on the very top of the cupboard which houses our fridge, looking over the edge!! Son is now in a state of panic and so am I, the phone then rings, it's not Dad, but a customer. 'It's for you Mum', what to do? Stig is on top of the highest cupboard in the house, and there's the phone, Son is now crying, screaming Noooooo Stig!! I get rid of the phone call. Get a chair and his plastic ball and hope.......Stig climbs quietly in to his ball. Panic over.....Dad finally arrives home to place him in his cage. I can't help but admire the Stig, his cheeks full of food, venturing out on his adventure......We all kinda love him more now........Who didn't shut the cage properly? The doors are now tied up, I wouldn't want to go through that again!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

and the WINNER is........

of our recent Country Living mag Giveaway!

MARIGOLD JAM! Congratulations!

Please send me your details and I will post the magazine out to you.

Many Thanks to all those who entered the giveaway, I hope to run another one soon.....

Monday, 13 September 2010

Country Living Giveaway!

I have a spare copy of this months (October 2010) Country Living magazine.....full of country style lovliness and much more, to give away to one lucky reader. To have a chance of winning, all you need to do is enter a comment below, before 6pm on Wednesday 15th September, and your name will be entered into the draw. The winner will be announced on Wednesday evening......GOOD LUCK

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Summer Wine Country.......

Last weekend we managed spend a day away at one of our favourite places to visit, the lovely Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, one of the settings for the tv programme Last of the Summer Wine, we have had the chance to visit a few times now, as my sister in law now lives there. We always love the cosmopolitan feel the place has, aswell as lots of charity shops and gift shops, for some vintage and country style shopping. We spent a few hours in the town aswell as spending time with our new niece Martha and her brother Angus. In the past we have managed to spend a few days in the area and would reccommend it as a lovely place for a short break.......












The summer hols are now over and my son has just finished his first week at his new secondary school, I think he enjoyed it? I didn't realise it would be so stressful.....for me. LOL!
I have also added some new stock to the website, please take a look, if you get chance. There are still some sale items available too!

Here are couple of my favourite new additions.....




Have a lovely weekend!
Best Wishes
Maria