1 - Roaring log fire
2 - New Lula Magazine
3 - New Oh Comely Magazine
4 - The Selby Book (Thank you Santa)
5 - Pretty much nothing else.

Boxing Day = Legendary.


A festive Sunday spent in Yarm with good friend Amy Everson.
There was snow, Mariah, mince pies, Home Alone, carol services and trips to the cinema. Ahhhhhh Christmas is definitely upon us.


I woke up this morning with Feist in bed next to me. It was perfect. We lay there with only love between us, adoration and appreciation for one another the only task of the day.

A Past Sunday

Once upon a Summer Sunday, my good friend James McCarthy came to visit. As the weather was so nice we took to the road and headed for Port Carlisle, a quaint little place just outside the city. As it is one of my favourite places, i thought it only fair to share its beauty with James.
Us fellows had a marvelous time, and both look forward to more adventures to come.
The End.


It was such a beautiful Winter morning this Sunday that i had no choice but to have breakfast in my garden. I know that sounds a bit random considering it was thick with snow outside, but once wrapped up in dressing gowns and blankets it was really quite infinite.

Now then, i had a pretty busy week this week so today was all about rest and treating myself. I had the BEST lie in all cozy and curled up. So after my garden breakfast i decided to rid my bedroom of dust and put on clean bedding etc, as what is better than resting in a clean room?... Especially when a delightful late afternoon bath follows. Today was marvelous.

Soundtrack of the day.... Billie Holiday - Blue Moon


A snowy Sunday trip to RE in Corbridge is what it was all about this week. One of the most beautiful shops that has ever traded. Below are some little snap shots of my purchases.

- Phrenology Tea Towel
- British Isles Tea Towel
- String
- Tape Recordings Cataloging Book
- Cardboard Number 5
- Rusty Metal Eiffel Tower and Rusty Metal Great Britain.

The evening was spent with my Mother and Father on the sewing machine and ironing board - cushion making duties, part of the Christmas stock for my little shop.


Today was terribly exciting, as today i met Father Christmas. Ok so i was really accompanying my 7 year niece but i still met him, so i have no problem with bragging about it.

The highlight though was meeting the reindeer. REAL reindeer. Feeding Rudolf and Comet, rubbing Rudolf's nose and making my Christmas wish was the definite highlight of the day, heck my whole week in fact. Just look how beautiful Rudolf is.

Sunday nights are just not the same without a weekly dose of 'Downton Abby', however i have a feeling that my new favourite Sunday night TV show is 'Any Human Heart'. Logan Mountstuart, possibly the best name i've heard in a long time. Anyone else watch it tonight?..... Beautiful.


Not everyones ideal wake up call on a Sunday morning, but anyone who knows me will tell you of my obsession with dead animals and taxidermy, so naturally this fascinated me. Thank you naughty kitty, whichever one of you it was.

Anyway, enough of that. Today was all about cooking and baking delicious home made treats. I had already arranged to visit my lovely, and more importantly, hot ginger friend Helen Marshall for afternoon tea, and come on you can't arrive empty handed can you? Being a chilly and dull November afternoon i thought rice pudding would be simply perfect, and gosh it was indeed. Being the first time i've attempted it, i think i did a marvelous job (not that it was by any means hard, but still).
So when i arrived at the home of Helen, we decided to make Spanakopita, using the hand written recipe given to me by my Greek Cyproit Mother.
Yet again, DELICIOUS. We are quite the culinary team i'd say.

And to finish..... Fruit scones. Need i say more? This day was just splendid, but golly am i full.


Not my usual Sunday. Sunday's are for spending money, not making it. However this week saw the opposite. My little Ruby Blue took to the road as part of a charity fundraiser my mum's friend was organising. Vintage treats for all.

Work over, it was time for my preferred Sunday activities. With it being bonfire night over the weekend, sparklers obviously had to make an appearance at some point. And what better way to sparkle than with Carly Hind (we're probably just in love). She can stay.


Happy Halloween!!! One of the best holiday's right? RIGHT! I did this today....

- Carved my pumkin
- Ate pumpkin muffins
- Ate salted and roasted pumpkin seeds
- Watched Hocus Pocus [probably the best Halloween film of all time]

And last but not least, a little vintage snap of me dressed as a vampire. Treats.


Today saw some jam making with my mother. Jam of choice, Apple and Elderberry, picked from various trees and bushes around Carlisle.

- approx 4lbs apples
- approx 2lbs elderberrys
- 6 lbs granulated sugar
- some water to boil the fruit

All the while listening to a bit of Ella Fitzgerald. Bliss. I can also confirm that the jam is completely delicious. Breakfast in the morning is going to be quite literally sweet.