Our calendar states that tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring.
I think the cherry tree agrees...
We went for a wander around our capital over the weekend.
Apparently, a famous, and snowy Bridget Jones scene was filmed here. More importantly than that, I was informed by a pretty reliable source, that MarthaOster once worked across the road! ;) I was nice and embarassing, wandering around, taking photos of buildings, being very uncool. Rob pretended he wasn't with me. Hee heee!
This week, I'm pretty excited by these little things - pocket mirrors! Only quite weeny (approx 2.25" or 55mm across) and perfect for your...er...pocket. They'll be rolling on into the shop this week - probably Wednesday or Thurs. I'll keep the goings on at the shop updated at the Facebook page more often than here. I love the outcome of the blog here, whenever I get around to posting, but it's just so much quicker on FB!
I missed the morning by packaging today, was going to take advantage of the lovely weather by gardening when I came back from the Post Office, but the sun has dipped behind a house and a cloud, so I'll paint until school pick-up time in an hour instead.
Ahhh. Think I'll listen to some Librivox Bronte and drink a nice, warm cuppa too.
So, after a manic few days finishing the Twin Peaks Update, I'm having a day of getting my mind together and attempting to catch up with a few other tasks, which have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting... Like this:
Using up all the recyclables I can - mainly for sturdy packaging, to keep your orders safe :) This used to be a GRAZE box. I love that company! YUMS!
On the way back from the Post Office, where I just happened to spot some bargain pink roses!
Brought them home, then messed about with my camera for a few minutes whilst tea was brewing.
What is that round thing behind there?
Oh - that old thing. It's one of these:
We think it's some kind of old mill wheel, adapted to be a hanger for um...hats? I imagine a nice trilby would look pretty good on there. Found in Falmouth, we haven't hung it anywhere yet - it's INSANELY heavy and needs a good, loving wall, where it can be hung, seen and rejoyced in! Yes.
Oh - maybe I should tidy some things - like those boxes which have been sitting in the bedroom, filled with...er...toiletries, clothing, toys. OK. Cup of tea and an hour or two before dinner-making time. I'm on it!
Just a couple fo photos to show you what I'm up to! After lots and lots of thinking and a bit of getting stunted along the way, i'm working on this again:
I'm not exactly sure where it's going yet, but am going to just let it happen, rather than trying to force it - that's always the best way. A couple of people have suggested what they think I should add or remove, and I kind of lost my way with it, worrying about what other epople think AND THAT IS A TRAP! Don't fall in there - just let it happen in your own way. Having said that, I think we should always keep our ears open., just in case there is some good advice floating around out there...
It's difficult sometimes to tread the fine line between taking advice and being pushed one way or another in a direction which doesn't necessarily suit you.
There was a big old George Harrison documentary (by Scorcese) on over the weekend. I enjoyed it immensely, so I'll leave you with this. Properly inspiring!
...and look! That's us, standing right in the same place!
...and up the hill, towards Sacre Coeur:
The Sacre Coeur
and the view from the top (as seen by Amelia!)
...you can just see a teeny, weeny Eiffel Tower to the far right of the skyline :)
and yes - before you ask, we did go to that Amelie cafe! Unfortunately, I didn't get a good photo while we were there (which, although we didn't plan it, coincided with lunchtime) - there were lots of people around; the outdoors chairs, although they had made an effort to keep them in the same aesthetic style as the movie, were chained down - presumably they had had problems with people running off with them? Maybe they just don't want the hassle of taking them in at night...? Other than that, it was quite sweet - we had coffee and croissant and it tasted good :)
I've been a little obsessed with the aesthetics of the circus recently. What is it about them? The pure theatre, the daring excitement? The colours, beauty, silliness, skill... Whatever it is, I think I'll just enjoy it instead of attempting to analyse it too much!
"Paris, 1938 - Valerie, High Above The Crowd..." Original ACEO painting on vintage book page (2.5" x 3.5")