Saturday, 16 March 2013

Snow More

Snow day!
Really, more snow!!!
:( Wx

Saturday, 30 June 2012



I am in Paris for a month - so exciting!

I adore it here and not sure I will ever want to go home,  I have now been here around three weeks. 

I can't believe how quickly the time is going.

I have done all the usual things so far;

The Sacre Coeur
Beautiful and with the most incredible panorama of Paris from here

The Pompidou Centre
Art Moderne - n'est pas?

The Louvre
Probably my favourite!
I actually had a lump in my throat when I walked into the Italian Galleries, and when I saw Ms Lisa - it was certainly a thrill.

What a stunning city

Je t'aime!


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Happy Valentines

Next to look forward to is Valentines Day

It never looses it's charm for me and I love it.
Keep thinking I will grow out of it, but no.

Doesn't have to be any big deal in these times of credit crunchiness!

If you can't afford to go out;
Cook at home, create a romantic scene with lots and lots of my favourite....

What to wear?

Your heart - on your sleeve, obviously!

That's where I always wear mine.

Happy Valentines Day when it comes around!


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

May your Burns Celebrations be Joyous

Happy Burns Day!

to you and yours

Enjoy your haggis, neeps and tatties tonight
raise a glass of fine malt whiskey
Scotland's Bard

'So deep in love am I,
and I will love you still my dear
'till a the seas gang dry'
(until all the seas run dry)

So utterly beautiful


Monday, 16 January 2012

Proud to be Scottish

Especially when Burns Night comes Around

Burns poems fill my heart with joy
If you have never read any of his poetry
and you are romantically inclined start with
'My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose'
It actually makes me cry the words are so beautiful

 And there is not a New Year or celebratory gathering in Scotland where his skillfully penned
'Auld Lang Syne' is not sung at the end of the night

I think Burns was a genius and on the 25th January we get to celebrate and remember him

I urge you to join in!


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Perfect Christmas!

Having done most of my Christmas shopping on-line
 I do have to wonder if some of the joy of wrapping up warm
and actually walking - yes, walking to the shops
(remember that?)
has been lost.

It's lovely to come home freezing cold from the shops and sit in front of the stove with
a hot cup of mulled wine.

Get the mixer out and bake, filling the entire house with glorious aromas

Always remembering 'cooks cocktail treat'

Is the preparation the best part?

You see I have this image of how Christmas should be

But is Christmas really ever how we imagine it's going to be???

Be honest - 
do you think smothered in brandy,
lashings of marzipan and
a couple of inches of icing.....

They'll really notice???

Isn't it the thought that counts?????

A rather despondent,

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A morning on the West Sands with Chester!
The view of the town is so lovely.
Is there anything more special than having a beautiful beach all to yourself?

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Friday, 18 June 2010



We are on the move!

The Wendy-House is moving to

St Andrews

We are so excited and have cracked open the bubbly!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

So, do you want to see more?

 Our bedroom is such a tranquil place to be

 especially after a long soak in the bath



and here is where our guests lay their heads



Tuesday, 8 June 2010

More of Our Home

Enter through the front door of our home into our hall

Then at either side,

our Dinning Room

and our Sitting Room

The front garden looks so pretty out of our lovely, 
old Victorian bay window

I love this pretty mirror

So now you have seen some of the rooms downstairs.

More later!

I hope you are enjoying the tour.

I'm loving it and beginning to wonder why I'm selling!
I will tell you more about that later too!!!


Monday, 7 June 2010

Our Kitchen

 There is something comforting about a kitchen table.

A place where so much happens,
the world gets put to right here,
over good food and a bottle of wine
a huge pot of tea!


Cooking, baking, chopping, preparing - 

I love being in my kitchen.

Especially when my friends are round sitting at the island
chatting sharing a bottle of wine, a coffee or my favourite - a cocktail!
While I make some nibbles.

I adore having good friends in my kitchen!


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Wendy-House for Sale

 House for Sale


 Nice owners wanted

 The Wendy-House is on the move!

House and garden for now,
I will post some interior shots tomorrow!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Afternoon Tea in St Andrews

Come and join us for

Afternoon Tea


Monday 31st May 

from 1pm - 5pm
Nahm-Jim Thai Restaurant
62 Market Street
St Andrews


 We are raising money for a lovely young man.
Young Robert Brassington is 14yrs old and as he is growing up will require specific adaptations to his home to enable him to carry on living with his family as he enters adult life.

Please help us raise money for young Robert
and at the same time enjoy a lovely afternoon tea.

Tickets are available from Sue Mitchell who is Roberts Grandmother:
Charlesworth Guest House, St Andrews - 01334 476528


just come along on the day!

Tickets cost only £ 5.00 per person

which will include:

Selection of tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones
all lovingly prepared by Sue and her friends

You can enjoy your afternoon tea served in
vintage china

I will be there with my Wendy-House vintage goodies for sale.

I hope to see you there!

Friday, 21 May 2010

The Beautiful Balbirnie House

So excited to be part of the fabulous Balbirnie House Ladies Day!

This is a must for your diary girls

can't wait to see you there.


Saturday, 8 May 2010

Another Date for the Diary

Back by popular demand!

Gin in Teacups

Greenside Hotel,

30th May 2010

Hope to see you there!


Monday, 3 May 2010

Pop it in your diary!

Wendy-House will be there,
I hope you can manage along!


Sunday, 2 May 2010

Mother and Daughter

There just aren't enough families wearing matching
hand knitted cardigans any more!


Les Miserables

Edinburgh Playhouse - on now!

I had forgotten how FABULOUS it really is.
Worth going back for another look as they have new stage sets,
and the music.....
well it just seems to get better ever time I hear it.