Friday, 24 August 2012

Bubbles, Ladybirds & Cath

Good evening

Hurrah its the weekend again :) Finally caught up with the post holiday washing from both ours and Big Sons trips. He arrived home Sunday night with a huge bag of washing, having had the most brilliant time away on camp. He's rather an old hand at these sort of things now so there's no worries about whether stuff is missing - nor is dirty washing and clean stuff mixed up. That boy of mine is getting old.

Talking of such - yesterday was GCSE results day. He went off to school and I paced around waiting for THE call - his voice was full of emotion when he told me his results - he'd done very well even in his worse subject of English - I really must thank his teacher she really did get the best out of him.  He's happy to be heading back to school to do A Levels next month.

Last night a small celebration was in order;


Today he's been hard at work with MrVV but a shopping trip and reward is planned for Sunday :)

Whilst tidying away holiday stuff I found something I'd treated myself to in York. I'd arranged to meet a friend out the CK shop and of course we had to go in. Just a couple of things for me - a diary for next year and a set of stacking tubs I'd wanted for ages;


The charity shops came up trumps this week - I happened to be in the right place at the right time - a pile of Ladybird books;


Now I've managed to double up on the 'What to look for in Summer' and 'Night Sky' books so if any other Ladybird collectors have doubles and want to do a swap, let me know.

Have a good bank holiday weekend - we're off to a new folk festival nearby tomorrow. I've been told to wear lead lined boots as there is to be no repeat of last August bank holidays dancing disasters!!

See you soon.

xxx Vicki xxx

17 comments:

LaaLaa said...

Congratulations to your son! I've got those CK tubs; they're fab! I take my lunch to work in them. You do so well with Ladybird at charity shops. The ones near me never have any. Have a good weekend. x

Magic Bean said...

Great shopping!
Great results!
Happy celebrating, Ax

The Custards said...

Phew - very well done with the results - nerve racking stuff!

Claire said...

very impressed that you bought a diary for next ear! haha!

**Anne** said...

Congratulations to your son on his achievements. It's always a time frought with anxiety while waiting for results. Hats off to all those hard working teachers who truly relish the roll of teaching and helping our kids.
I love your CK stacking containers, shame CK products are so expensive though, but it is nice to spoil ourselves once in a while with things we adore.
What a haul you had at the charity shop. All those lovely Ladybird books that you love!
Have a fab weekend and enjoy the festival.
Anne xx

Josie-Mary said...

Congratulations to your son! Have a great weekend :) x

Lisa said...

Huge congrats to your son on his results. Such a tense time for all and I'm glad he did well.
Love those CK boxes, they are really pretty.
Enjoy all you have planned for the weekend and keep safe!
Lisa x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Congratulations to your son, and too you for supporting him through it! Loving the ladybirds....the only ones I find are in the garden! Ada :)

delia hornbook said...

aahh congratulations to your son and im glad to hear he arrived home safe and sound. Great finds i love those CK tubs those are so pretty. Have a great weekend, dee xx

Jenevieve said...

Congratulations to your son for doing so well in his exams! Love the CK stacking boxes and that's a great haul of ladybird books too! :) x

Jade said...

I'm in love with those boxes, so cute and practical. I'm glad your son was happy with his results, I remember my parents pacing the kitchen when I received mine!

lemonade kitty said...

Congratulations to your son. Love those CK tubs realy handy for left overs or packed lunches. I'd love to do a swapsie please, I'd like the "night sky" I have a "churches and cathedrals" book in very good condition if you're interested? Lucey x

lemonade kitty said...

PS I'd be happy to buy the "what to look for in summer" book aswell as I havn't seen that one before, sorry I havn't got another one to swap with, Lucey x

quiltjude said...

Oh wow those CK stacking containers, I must try and see if I can buy them here on line, I loooove them, great blog :)

Vix said...

Great news about your boy's results! x

Penelope said...

That must be a big relief for your son and now he can settle into the next stage of college life. Alice is just about to enter high school and we have all of that to come! xox Penelope

Alice said...

Loving the Ladybird stash! I always seem to stumble upon odd ones, never a set, I think it's all down to luck xxx