Sunday, 26 January 2014

52 weeks of Vicki - week 4

Good morning

How did it get to be Sunday again? I had planned to write a mid-week post but it just never happened. Another busy week, working, having work done on the house, family stuff and birthdays.

So instead of 2 posts this week - I've condensed everything into on 52 weeks of Vicki post - or I'll never get caught up!!

Starting with the last thing first!! I went roller skating yesterday - for the first time in at least 6 years possibly more. I use to skate loads when I much younger and even when the boys were very small, I'd take myself off to the local leisure centre at the weekends for a couple of hours of skating fun. Sadly they stopped offering that service and I sold my skates after I tore my achilles a few years ago, thinking I'd never be able to skate again. Well it seems I was wrong - after a very wobbly start the muscles remembered what they should be doing and I was happily whizzing round - avoiding small children who had even less sense of direction than me!! I do ache a bit today but nothing to bad.

This week I've had a plumber here replacing a radiator in the front room - I meant I had to clear some stuff away - including a few christmas pressies that remained on the coffee table. This gorgeous box was painted by one of my sisters;

I also had a tidy in the dining room - there was a pile of recent CS buys I've been meaning to photograph before putting into the right places;

 I love Lucie Atwell's  illustrations - my Mum has a few of her childhood annuals and when I was a small child, I was occasionally allowed to read them - very carefully.

Another Ladybird book for my collection - that elusive copy of Cinderella is still hiding out there waiting for me I am sure!

Lastly for this post - another CS buy - cake/pastry forks - so cute and in their very 50's style box.

Another busy week beckons - music at the pub later, more work, a very special belated birthday treat for little son and most excitingly, my little nephew is being christened next weekend.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Emma Pearce said...

Those skates are so cool. They took me right back to skating as a child in the 80s :) happy memories :) Enjoy what looks like it is going to be a busy week next week x

Jacquie said...

Well done on the skating Vicki, I never learned how to roller skate or ice skate.
I love your book finds and I would love to find Cinderella too, and the 70's version of the magic porridge pot...that was my favourite.
Have a great week.
Jacquie x

moonstruckcreations said...

I used to skate when I was a kid, oh the accidents I had - mind you, not as bad as my brother, he broke his arm 3 times, all related to skating mishaps!

I love those cake forks, will have to keep an eye on our local CS to see if they ever have anything similar. They would come in handy when my DD bakes her delicious cakes.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Oooooh, I loved our local roller disco, ever Friday night at the leisure centre, I was madly in love with the dj, Danny! :) x

Tilly Rose said...

Such a happy post :)
Tilly x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I like those cute little vintage kids books!

Marion Ogden said...

I like those pastry forks. We also have a set but the box is not as pretty as yours. Love the vintage kids books too!

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