It's all a bit rainy here today
although I do LOVE a rainy day from time to time
I was glad for a dry day last Friday though
Sweet B and I headed into the big city
It was fabulous FUN
and really wonderful to escape the chaos that is home right now
We had tickets for the Selvedge Spring Fair
which was held in Chelsea old town hall
it was both a pretty and quirky venue
There were so many interesting and talented artists there
with VERY tempting wares
Oh. The. temptation.
I was very restrained though
(it was jolly painful but there has been a LOT of money spent here of late
..... kitchens seem to be gigantic money guzzlers)
Apologies for the lack of photos
I was so excited that I actually forgot about them
These were my purchases
see I said I was controlled
and the notecards are a gift!
so really thats only TWO purchases.
After a leisurely two rounds of the fair
we wandered back outside
to track down a delicious cake shop that we had spied on our journey in
Just look at those beauties .....
It was a VERY hard choice
but in the end we went for
a honey cake and a papaya and coconut cake
as is usual for us, we cut them in half and shared
Oh .... and a watermelon, pineapple and grapefruit smoothie too
Gosh it was all so good
we ate them VERY slowly as we both said that we wanted them to last for ever
sadly they did not.
Feeling refreshed and revitalised
we set off to find Shaukat
it was a nice walk though impressive streets
some lined with blossoming trees
these trees were so
we kicked up the fallen blossom as we walked and chattered
but even the beautiful tree blossom
couldn't compete with what we saw after entering Shaukat
walls and walls and walls and walls of luscious liberty of London fabric
after having a heart bursting moment or two
we browsed the shop
although I have to say
the atmosphere in there was far from relaxed
it seemed as if the staff had fallen out
the atmosphere was thick with tension
but we weren't going to let that spoil our fun
It was REALLY hard to decide
I had set myself a limit of two metres
I got a half metre of each of these beauties
I love them so much
the colour combinations just floor me. Always.
I'll be at the gazing stage for quite a while
before I'll be able to cut into them
I'll let you know when I move on
We had a wonderful time
Sweet B and I
browsing, shopping, eating and chitter~chattering all day long
but the best part of the day for me
was to spend time
with my wonderful love
We're all feeling a little weary today
after having a busy weekend
full of dismantling, cleaning and painting
and many other various un~nice tasks.
This is what our kitchen looked like last night
not very kitcheny
It amazes me how much hard work it has taken to make my kitchen so messed up!
B U T
today we move forward
This week our new kitchen is FINALLY being installed
and even though tonight I will be washing up in the bath
I really don't mind.
Update coming soon!
x Jooles x