Sunday, 12 May 2013

18 of 52 weeks of happy

Good evening

What a difference a week makes - much chillier today than last Sunday and rather soggy at times too. Never mind I've found plenty to do indoors instead.

I must confess at times in the past week, happy has not been my state of mind but as ever wonderful friends and family have been there and picked me up and dusted me down. Of course those daft boys of mine help too - I am still the butt of so many of their jokes but they've worked out the signs and can now leap in if they think I'm wobbling and soon make the corners of my mouth turn upwards.

One thing I've been focusing on lots is my house move. It is all slowly coming together - paperwork is being signed and sorted. A date of early August is most likely as it suits all involved.

Some packing has started as lots of stuff will be moving to P's new house at the end of the month - I will end up with a couple of very bare rooms but there is plenty others we can use and we've changed how some are used and they seem to work fine for us for this short time we've left here.

Apart from the practical house move stuff, I've found myself collecting things for the new house - both new and charity shops finds - here's this weeks happy picture;

1 - A mini chest of drawers - in need to sanding and repainting but too lovely and cheap to leave behind. Luckily I bumped into my Dad in town that day and he brought it home for me - I was then pondering how I could fit it into my bike basket with the pile of proper shopping I'd got!

2 - A painted enamel tray - this I think will end up on the wall - its too pretty to use.

3 - A hearts picture - I fell in love with this when it came into the shop - but the 24 hour rule meant I couldn't buy it straight away. I thought it was gone the next day when I went in but it was in the shop window and soon became mine. 

4 - Two little purchases from Rochester last weekend - I found a gorgeous little shop in the High Street and went back after we'd finished dancing to buy these - I can see them hanging from somewhere in the new house.

Right six weeks of exams starts tomorrow for my boys - AS levels for Big Son and then some GSCE modules for Little Son. Both have been revising hard and I hope we get through this all with confidence and not too much stress!

Oh and there's a dance out with the Morris lot on Tuesday night - in a pub!!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Kashi said...

You are pretty cool, you are the essence of 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. I think you have done so well this year with all the huge life changes you have had to face. I am sure your new home will be lovely once you get moved in and sorted out. :)

Ladybird Diaries said...

You have some lovely bits for your new home there! Can't wait to see what you do with the chest of drawers!
M x

forgetmenots blue said...

Love the enamel tray very pretty :)

forgetmenots blue said...

Love the enamel tray very pretty :)

greenthumb said...

Keep strong, lovely new things.

Maybush Studio (Clare) said...

Vicki, I'm a new blog reader I think you are going to have to familiarise me with what the 24 hour rule is! :-)

The Faerie Factory said...

Such lovely finds. GCSE's begin today here to for my son, although I am far more stressed than he is, if he were anymore laid back he'd be horizontal. Good to hear I'm not the only one who has a 24 hour rule at least then I know it was meant to be mine. Keep smiling even when you don't feel like it... Sarah x

Lisa said...

Some very pretty buys this week.
What a pair of wonderful boys you have there, ready to look after their mum.
Lisa x

Mellie Moo Crochet said...

What a fabulous week of finds ... I have an image in my head of you on your bike and a set of drawers in the basket ... along with bread, milk etc! So glad you saw your Dad!!

Have fun Morris Dancing at the pub ... now the summer season is here there will be a lot of this going on!! My side too have a few of these planned!!


**Anne** said...

Enjoy your dancing, it does sound like you are really having fun.
Anne xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love those little drawers! :) x

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Hope all goes well for you with your move also hope you are not going too far away from this corner of Suffolk. Love those little draws too.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Fab finds. A new house is equal parts stress and excitement but I'm sure you'll make it lovely in no time.