Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Wrong (way round) Trousers and other adventures!

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post - and what a whirl it has been! I have been going to the gym in a bid to stave off middle age spread (whatever that is). Any self confidence I was building up in terms of looking like I knew what I was doing was cruelly shattered in the 'inside out trousers' debacle. Only I could spend a whole hour with my tags dangling behind me like a big wavy tail and not notice. Oh well.......

In happier news, I have discovered a new eating place to go! It's called The Bobbin Bistro in Faringdon and is a most wonderful venue! It's sited in an old haberdashery and still has all the wooden shelving and drawers etc. They have added some gorgeous old vintage sewing machines and other ephemera and the whole place is just beautiful. DH and I attended their recent Burlesque evening which was great fun. The food was lovely and the ladies most entertaining!

Actual Bobbins!
A most delicious blackberry/prosecco cocktail!

The Bobbin also runs a classic film night every Tuesday. Last Tuesday DD and I draped ourselves in our finest and joined an enthralled audience for All About Eve - a classic Bette Davis movie. It's such a great setting and I would recommend it to anyone! Casablanca next Tues - Sadly I have no date, any offers??

No one can fail to have noticed how Autumn is slowly creeping up on us. I love it! Autumn is my absolute favouritist season and I have snuggly jumpers and fluffy blankets poised at the ready. We have had some spectacular misty mornings and I have plans for much blackberry whiskey and sloe gin this year.

Misty mornings at work.

It's also that time of year where I start to itch to begin new courses or studying. Must be a throw back to the new school year and the need for new pens and folders! I have a few ideas up my sleeve......

The August Break project is now well and truly over. I have really missed the daily prompt and found it hard to inspire myself. But.... I decided to go simple and use colour prompts to at least get me going and in the habit of taking pics everyday if possible. Blue was my first choice and this saw me starting to get more bold in not caring who watched whilst I took photos. Apologies to the young Homebase lad who thought I was in serious need of medical assistance whilst laying on the ground!




This coming week is 'red'. I'll see what ideas that can inspire.......


  1. Lovely photos! The bobbins are so bright and cheery. I really love all the blue photos, particularly the close-up of the gown. I like your idea of giving yourself a color prompt. I may have to try that!

  2. Thank you - it did seem like a bit of an 'easy option' but it certainly has got me looking about more and noticing things!
    The gown is a case in point.... it has been hanging up in my house for years but this gave me a reason to really look at it and notice all the beautiful detail.
    Feel like I'm focussing on the little things at the moment and it's quite lovely :-)