Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tea Towels!

VJ was recently invited to review some tea towels.
She does love a good tea towel, so was happy to oblige!

The invite came from this company  
She checked out their website and was very impressed
with the wide choice of tea towels to choose from.

There really is something for everyone
with categories ranging from food and drink,
to humour, animals, birds,
fine art (some of these look lovely),
counties, nostalgia, sport and even Moomins!

There are prices to suit all budgets too,
ranging from £2.95 (in the sale) up to £11.95.

The hardest part was deciding which ones to choose!
After much deliberation,
she narrowed it down to ...

Tunnock's Teacake Wrapper (£9.95)
and ...

Houdini's Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (8.95).

They arrived the following day well packaged
and neatly wrapped in tissue paper.
The website states that orders are despatched the same day
and UK postage is free!

Tunnock's Tea Cake is made using organic cotton
and environmentally friendly inks.

VJ loves the vibrant, funky design on this one!

Harry Houdini's Magical Rope Ties and Escapes is also 100% cotton
and has a lovely vintage print and a handy hanging loop.  
Both tea towels washed well and were nicely absorbent.
Check out www.all-tea-towels.co.uk 
Great for presents or a treat for your own kitchen!

Her little man had never heard of Houdini 
which prompted half an hour of You Tube fun
watching Houdini clips!

The two tea towels VJ chose were supplied free of charge.
She was not paid to publish this review.
All views are her own.

Monday, 25 January 2016

There is mud ...

... wherever they try to walk!

Boot sucking,
squelching mud.
They moved to higher ground,
but the earth was still sodden.
Rain clouds bore down on them,
faster than they could walk.
Wind beaten and soaked through,
they abandoned and headed home,
for hot chocolate and monopoly!
A trip to the coast the following day,
was a little more successful!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

After waiting for fifteen long years ...

... she is going to have a proper bathroom!
New bath and loo waiting in a neighbour's garage,
boxes of tiles sitting in the hallway,
sink sitting on the kitchen table.
She will be able to have a proper shower,
and there will be heating underfoot - 
the only room in the house with proper heating!
 To say she is excited would be an understatement!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Boxing Day at West Bay ...

Blowing away the cobwebs on her birthday,
walking off the excesses on the windiest of days!
The annual Boxing Day swim cancelled
as it was deemed to dangerous.
Little boats bobbing.
Visibility from the harbour
blurred by wind whipped foam ...
Struggling to stand in the crazy bluster,
shouting over deafening sea crash,
tiny chesil stones carried on the wind stinging her face.
Clouds colliding.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Another star ...

joins the constellations ...
her teen crush 
chameleonic inspiration
fashion icon

music she danced, loved, cried and grew older to.

Star Man, Starman ...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Climbing hills ...

Sometimes everything seems like an uphill struggle,
the summit ever further out of reach.
Christmas loses it's meaning,
in a frenzy of consumerism.
Take time out,
climb a hill or two ...
Stand at the top,
exhale ...
and eat cake ...

St Nicholas Market, Bristol - fabulous cakes!

 Have fun at Christmas.
Hold your loved ones close.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, fun and love filled 2016!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A new day ...

Driving to work.
Shrugging off night time dreams ...
Bright sun full of warm summer memory
Cold wind, a winter harbinger.