Since I was a little girl I've been making dens....and don't think I'll ever stop..........

Saturday 27 February 2010

A perfect Saturday walk in the woods.....muddy boots......

Lots of lovely green moss covering everything.......

....back to the garden but whoops.... we'd left the gate open and two monkjack deers ran out....but I couldn't get the camera switched on in time to photograph them.....what a shame.........

Then back home for freshly ground coffee and indulgent time checking out some new blogs. I discovered thatsjustitphoto at I love the images and chance to voyueristically have a little nosy into someone else's life........ it's really worth checking out......

Saturday 20 February 2010

'Made to Fit' Exhibition

Whoopie just heard that I've had two small pen and ink pieces accepted in the Little Women exhibition that will be held in the Willis Musue in Hampshire from 20th of March to the 17th of April.

Thursday 18 February 2010

Sherlock Holmes

At last managed to get to see Guy Ritchie's new film Sherlock Holmes. It was awesome. Jude Law made an amazing Dr. Watson. Robert Downey Junior the most likeable Sherlock Holmes I've ever seen.......even his English accent wasn't too bad.....a bit like an affected Rupert Everett.

Having just read Canon Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel The Sign of Four I was impressed how true to the books it was........can't wait for the sequal.

South Hinksey and Little Tew

Yesterday the temperature had gone up by at least five degrees, the sun was shining and we saw the first snowdrops.
‘A’ is on holiday this week and so we took a circular walk to a village not too far away.

That put us in the mood for a drive further out into Oxfordshire and so we decided to go to Little Tew where our favourite country pub is.

As we arrived in Tew we could smell the wood smoke from the chimneys, hear the birds singing in the hedgerows down the lanes and someone shooting game on farmland. We could tell that one cottager had already had a successful shoot by the brace of pheasants hanging up.

It was much colder and muddier than our earlier walk as we were further into the countryside so we didn't need any coaxing to be enticed into the pub to sit in front of a roaring fire with a glass of ginger wine and steaming cup of tea

Tuesday 16 February 2010

This weekend had an Eastern feel to it. It wasn't planned but that's how things worked out. We stayed in London and the plan was to go shopping in Portobello Road. Repair works on the underground changed that to Camden Lock. But that was fine because we haven't been for ages and it has changed so much. An amazing market has opened up in the old stables making a labyrinth of stalls comparable to a bazaar in Marrakesh full of old and new treasures from all over the world.

I fell in love with this little Indian puppet because she had such a sad face, and she only cost £2.99!

Then 'A' bought me these lovely Turkish slippers from a shop called Ottoman Klasik. That also has beautiful boots but they'd sold out all the small ones so I'll have to wait a few months if I want any.

And these beautiful harem pants. I've been wanting some since 'H' came back from her travels in India and Tibet. They are so comfortable and great with the slippers. I want them in every colour now, I think I'll be wearing them all next summer!

Then the Valentine weekend ended up with sound of Chinese New Year and dancing dragons....Happy New Year......