Monday 8 September 2008

a new week

after last week's cake stresses I have decided that this is a new week, and that I'm going to start looking forward to the trip to Scotland, and the wedding. positive thinking!
first step to recovery - retail therapy!
first on the list, a jumper for E, how hard can it be to find a smart jumper for a 7 year old boy - the answer is very, the fashion this year seems to be for stripes, lovely but not what we wanted. This cosy cuddly number was the best we found, and he likes it, which is a good start!

next, some new trainers for me, as mine are very old and although not for doing anymore serious exercise than walking to school I figured everyone else was getting something new so..... and they were in the sale...

a sparkly headband for Miss K to go in whatever hair style she chooses,

and then what follows is what happens when you are feeling distracted and thus allow the family to put whatever they want in the basket at the shops, because they have told you it's for the car on the way to Scotland

a ridiculous assortment of sweets

very sticky cakes

crumbly chocolaty biscuits

at least this is a bit better

something for me

and I hope J is planning to drink these when we get there, and not as part of the picnic..........

some when I hope there will be some more sewing on this blog, I decorated 48 beautiful napkins for the wedding, and gave them to the bride without photographing them. There are two baby quilts in the making for a friend, so I shall definitely photograph them!


  1. Nothing like a bit of retail therapy to lift the spirits! You look well stocked up for your trip to Scotland. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Can't wait to see pics of the finished cake!!

  2. Wow your kids must do my shopping EVERY week! Enjoiy the break.....God knows you've earned it!

  3. My mouth is watering! Fun shoes, too.

  4. 48 napkins!!!!! You don't do things by halves, do you?!

    Love the shopping basket. Ours is far less intersting these days.

    Have a wonderful trip!

  5. Retail therapy is good, very good. Have a great trip!

  6. Oh yum! I can I come in the car too??? My tribe are off on a very long flight in 49 days (yes I am now counting down!) and I have just started to plan the survival packs! Have a safe trip and a great time!

  7. Lovely....a spot of shopping via your blog, how I love a bit of retail therapy!! Not so and pictures of cakes, sweets etc etc while I'm sat here entering diet week 3 with a VERY rumbly tummy!!...sheer torture!
    Have a fantastic trip though and enjoy the wedding.
    Jane. x

  8. Say yay for retail therapy. Great choices by the kids. Good luck with the wedding.

  9. you have had quite a busy time. have a wonderful trip and enjoy the wedding! (cute shoes too!)

  10. ooooo love the goodies !!! can I come along for the journey please :-)
    thanks for comment re party - everything in minature is exactly the thing we had in mind - little cupcakes etc ! have a fab trip , we look forward to hearing all about it when you get back :-)
    Lesley x

  11. Have you eaten the treats yet or saved them for the Scotland trip?!!! I hope you have a lovely trip and day at the wedding.

  12. those treats would have already been eaten if they were in this house!! Have a safe journey , hope everything goes ok with the wedding
    lisa x

  13. Good luck with the wedding. i am glad to see I am not the only one who has a car full of goodies everytime we set off anywhere! Take care, enjoy it


  15. wow- fondant fancies, how fabulous! that picture made my mouth water!
    Have a very safe trip up to Scotland, hope you have a fabulous time (and very comfy feet in those new trainers!)x

  16. Nice shoes..(and the headband is really pretty) have a great trip and wedding! Looking forward to hearing about it soon :D

  17. fab retail therapy...maybe I should have a little shopping trip...Scotland sounds like a great trip, I m sure it will be a fab time, looking forward to hearing all about it...

  18. So exciting...And nothing like a little shopping to set nerves and spirits right again! We're just back from holiday (getting over jet lag--LOL!), such fun to catch up with you here--lots going on! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy...((HUGS))

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  20. Nothing beats a little retail theraphy does it?

  21. Ooo I'm a Scotland resident, wonder where you went to. Hope you had a lovely time up here!


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