Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Happy Dance Time!


No, not the can-can but a careful happy dance to celebrate a good day :)

The sun is shining today - hurrah - doesn't it make such a difference. Yesterday was grey & murky and it was almost dark at 4pm when the boys bumbled in from school.

A quick trip into town threw up some lovelies from my favourite little charity shop;

Vintage scrabble letters :) I got the letters, board & racks for just 50p :) The board is really tatty so that will probably just be recycled but I've some ideas what to do with the rest of it.

I'm a sucker for old childrens books and I was delighted to find 3 lovely books on the shelf. 2 are labelled with Christmas 1945 and the other dates from the early 60's. All had that not so lovely charity shop smell so shall be airing in the conservatory for a while;

The little red one is a Christmas book (Christmas is a time of giving by Joan Walsh Anglund) with many gorgeous illustrations in it. I've just picked one for today but will probably post more next month;

The two Slimtails books were printed during the 2nd World War and are marked to show they complied with the strict paper rationing rules. The illustrations are many just black & white but each book has a lovely coloured first page;

They wanted just 50p for all three books but I couldn't do that and gave them a bit more. The ladies in this little shop are so sweet, they commented they'd not seen me for a while and we had a good chat about injuries and also about mobility aids!!!

On the way home from the town, I made MrVV stop so I could walk from the bottom of our lane to home. I'd spotted something earlier and wanted to take photos. Not just any old toadstools this time - proper fairytale spotty, dotty ones;

I've also been to physio today - instead of just getting a leg massage I've been through to the gym part and have been practising my walking properly with just parallel bars to support me. I surprised myself with how well I was doing. The target for this week is more shoe wearing time and also to try and see how I get on walking outside without my moonboot. If that works then the next step (groan) is to get walking without my crutches - never know I might just be able to dance at the Christmas parties after all!!! Once I can do walk in just shoes we can work on getting my leg properly strong and improving my balance again. Hoping for normality by March 2012 - in time for my birthday!

Right time for some crochet and TV catch up - I missed most of Land Girls last week so its time to find out what happened!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


MelMel said...

Lovely finds! Scrabble tablets can be so useful! They look lovely on cards!

Hope this week goes well for you and that your foot improves.

My mum is at the heart gym tomorrow, they will put her through her paces. I get so nervous in case she has a funny turn.....when I've been cleaning tomorrow, I'll nip around there.

Land Girls is fab.....love it! Enjoy the rest of your day!


Kashi said...

Glad you are up and around. I know you will be dancing at Christmas!

Liz said...

Good to hear that your mobility is improving. Those books are just lovely - the illustrations are so sweet!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

delia hornbook said...

Such lovely finds those books are gorgeous. So glad to hear all went well im sure you will be up and dancing again real soon ;-)) dee xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Ooh those books are marvellous finds. mmm, looking forward to seeing what you'll do with the scrabble letters. Well done on the walking!

Saphy said...

loving your shrooms! finger's crossed for march2012.

Tabiboo said...

What a wonderful find - those books look really delightful.

take care,

Nina x

topchelseagirl said...

Those illustrations are adorable.

bellaboo said...

I love those books you found at the CS,such charming illustrations.
Ooh,I wonder what you've got in mind for the Scrabble letters?! :0)

Belle du Brighton said...

So glad your leg is on the mend! brilliant charity shop finds! I love a good rummage, you never know what you'll find!

harmony and rosie said...

Those books are gorgeous, such sweet little illustrations and good to know they had problems with clothes moths back then too!!

**Anne** said...

Such gorgeous books you brought home with you. Good to see Papa mouse is helping with the kids. :)
I love the toadstool, they are magical.
Good luck with your continuing physio and leg strengthening.
Take care,
Anne xx

Country Girl said...

What lovely books to have found - I think i can probably guess which CS they were from too.

Lisa said...

Lookinf forward to seeing what you do with thise tiles.
Those books have just about the cutest illustrations I've ever seen.
Lisa x