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Seven years ago today, John and I married, and what a wonderful day that was, and every day since has been wonderful. I love my husband so much, he is so kind, loving, affectionate, handsom, loyal, lol, I could go on and on forever about him, I adore him. We gave each other gifts and cards, got gifts and cards from other people, including this lovely bed set from my dad and his lovely partner Pam……

It is a plain white bed set, which we have been after for ages, as I want just a nice plain set, to put underneth our gorgeous floral patchwork quilt. :) I have put this away until the bedroom has been decorated, then it will go on the bed along with our quilt.

I got up early this morning, as I had a few jobs to do, I have done the housework, planted these….

Fushcias and germaniums, and I planted them just in time, as it has started to rain again, I have had a bath, and now I am sitting on our comfy settee, with my patchwork quilt…..

thrown over me, laptop on knee, cuppa by my side and I am happily relaxing. John has had to work today, so we have not been able to spend the day together as planned, but hopefully he will be home early, so we can have a wonderfully romantic evening together. Once I have uploaded this post, I am going to browse through my favourite blogs, take a look online for inspiration for our home and for things to make, then I may do some baking and get on with my crocheting. The crochet shrug I am making with the delightful wool John bought me, has had to be put on hold, as I have ran out of wool for it. I’ll be buying more of the same wool tomorrow, when I call in the wool shop, so I can finish it, here it is so far…

I just love the colour, it is so bright and cheery, perfect for a summers day. :) Because I dont like to not have a project on the go, I began making this last night…

It is going to be a tissue box cover, I am going to add ruffles to it to pretty it up, and it should be finished by tonight. I dont know what to make with the red wool John bought me..

(sorry, the picture is a little over exposed), there is 150 grams here all together, any suggestions on what I could make with it? Speaking of things John bought me, the other week, when John went out alone, he came back home with this delightful present for me…

Is’nt it wonderful! …

I absoulutely love it, I am loving all the Union Jack things which are in the shops at the moment. :)

So, anyway, while I have been poorly, I have been doing alot of reading, and some of my fave things that I have read recently, have been these…

and these…

I do love my books and magazines. :)

I am loving the garden at the moment, nearly every day I spot some thing new, which has seemed to have appeared over night, I love it. :) Last week John and I planted some cress in a tub on our window sill, and here it is now…

I love how fast cress grows, we havnt even put it in soil, just on some wet tissue! John and I do like to have rather a lot of cress on our salads, or in our sandwiches, it has a lovely mild peppery flavour, is good for you, and grows like nothing I have ever seen before, the perfect window sill vegetable. :) A few weeks ago, I planted some marigold seeds, propergated them, then potted them on, and here is how they are looking…

I love marigolds, they are so old fashioned and country gardenish. :) I have quite a few to put out in the garden. I am going to start hardening them off now, then plant them out the end of May.

On Saturday, John and I went into town, as I wanted to buy this cardigan from Primark,which I spotted on this delightful blog and this delightful blog, but unfortueately, our store did not have them in, :( , so I was rather disapointed as I love it. I’ll just have to keep calling in. :) Other things that I have spotted which I really would love to buy are on this page here, I love the pither from Dun Elm, and the basket from Sainsburys.

While searching for inspiration on the net last night, I thought I would type in Cath Kidston style crochet blanket, and search on Google images to see if anyone had made one, using her colours ect…, little did I know that Cath actually has (or had) a crochet blanket…

but at £160, it is a bit pricey, and any way, I dont even know if she is still making and selling these, so…….. I am going to make one myself, using the same colours, or colours as near as possible to the ones in this blanket, as I just love it. Would’nt it be great if CK brought out a crochet book, I would certainly buy a copy. :)

I have just discovered Green Gate and I absolutely adore the things they sell, does anyone know how I could get one of their catalogues delivered? I looked on one site, Lily Blue to try to get one, but they do not have any left. I am also still hankering after the Rosali bedding, but I can only find it on ebay. I’ll have to wait a few weeks before I can buy it, as there are other, more pressing things to spend our money on at the moment, so it will just have to wait, but it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine. :)

Ok, off now to make myself another cuppa, then spend a happy few hours looking at blogs and surfing the net. I love days like this. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog.

Bye for now, take care everyone. :) xxxx







26 Responses

  1. #1

    Happy Anniversary

    Victoria x

  2. #2

    Happy Anniversary to you two! Hope you have a wonderful evening together, your day sounds lovely and cosy. I love all your pressies!

  3. #3

    Thank you Victoria and Kim. :) xxx

  4. #4

    Happy Anniversary my very best friend. wishing you and John another 7 wonderful blissful years together xx

    the cress looks so yum! the foot stool is so … english ;) hehe I LOVE your shrug gorgeous !

  5. #5

    Thank you so much Neen. :) xxx

  6. Hello….
    congratulations on your anniversary! that is always such a special thing….especially these days to see a marriage work! well done!
    and I love getting the Country Living’s so rich and thick and heavy….gorgeous paper! nice inky smell! yum!!!

    ciao bella
    thanks for stopping in!

    creative carmelina

  7. #7
    Pom Pom 

    Hi Melanie! Have a happy anniversary! Hooray for you and John!
    I love reading all my favorite blogs like YOURS! Fun!

  8. #8

    Thank you Carmelina and Pom Pom. :) xxx

  9. #9

    I’m a bit late – but happy anniversary – thanks for your caring comment! I didn’t realise I had been away so long til Sunday & then I coudn’t post as we had to dismantle PC & move all downstairs furniture for new carpet! Crazy days!

  10. #10

    Thank you Lynn, I am pleased to hear all is well. :) xxx

  11. #11

    Hi there!

    Thank you for popping by my blog…..I love the tray.

    Happy (belated) anniversary!

  12. #12

    Thanks Mel. :) xxx

  13. #13

    Hi Mel, belated anniversary wishes, I hope you and John had a lovely evening. I love your sheep , he’s so cute. Thanks for mentioning my blog, sorry you didn’t manage to get your cardi. I can always pop in to my Primark if you like to see if they have any left.
    Ann x

  14. #14

    Hello Melanie and Happy Anniversary! I’m sooooo veeeeery envious of you and the lovely day that you had planned. I love my family and like my job but I do love having those days that I can just take my time and catch up with the blogs and do all the stuff I wish I had time to do. Love the Union Jack stool, Ab Fab baby! Love the sheep too. They look like Shawn the Sheep. Have a wonderful night :) <3

  15. #15

    Hi Annie, thank you so much. That would be just wonderful if you could pop into Primark, thank you so so much for the offer, that is so kind of you. :) xxx

    Hi Kelli, I too love to have days like the one I had on our anniversary, I love them. The sheep does look a little like Shawn the sheep, lol. Thanks for your kind compliments. :) xxx

  16. #16

    Hi Melanie,
    I have tried emailing you but it is coming back as undeliverable. If you want to email me at and let me know what size you would like I will do my best. I found I needed a size bigger than usual as their sizes seem to come up small. I will try and pop in tomorrow, if not it will be Saturday.
    Ann x

  17. #17

    Thank you so much Ann, I will email you now. :) xxx

  18. #18

    A lovely post and congratulations on your wedding anniversary. What a busy bee you have been, I particularly like the colour of your shawl, it will be so pretty for summer evenings. Am looking forward to seeing your CK style quilt. I had no idea that she sold them. Shame about the cardigan, hope you manage to get one. Dev x

  19. #19

    Melanie and John
    Happy Anniversary..Lucky you to have found each other…

    as for the red yard…maybe some nice thick headbands for the winter months or scarves….

    I was helping with the little library at a retirement club house (I already told you of this)..we were plowing through the books today and I came across a Miss Read with three books in one..Phyllis, the lady that’s working with me told me to take it home to read, since I’ll be having surgery eventually it’ll be something to read…I’ll let you know how I like it.

    Love the sheets and the sheep is a are very talented Melanie.


  20. #20

    Thanks Dev, I had no idea either that CK did a crochet blanket, abit expensive though! All it is is a granny square blanket! Thanks for the compliment about my shrug, I cant wait to wear it. :) xxx

    Thank you Barb, we are lucky indeed. :) I really hope you like the Miss Read books, I’m sure you will, they are just so cosy and gentle, I love them. Thanks for the suggestions on the red yarn, and thank you for your kind compliments Barb. :) xxx

  21. Hi Melanie! I finally managed to work out how to find your blog, lol! Thank you for your lovely visits on mine! Congratulations on your anniversary!! I’m married to a John too! They are the best hubbies, lol!

  22. #22

    They certainly are, lol. Thanks for your lovely comment. :) xxx

  23. #23

    Hi Melanie,

    I love your sheep, he’s gorgeous! Have a look at MarmaladeRose’s blog, she saw the Cath Kidston blanket and then made her own (better) one.
    Hope you had a wonderful anniversary!
    a-m x

  24. #24

    Thanks a-m, I will take a look at marmaladeroses blog now. :) xxx

  25. #25

    I’m sorry I’m late, but Happy Anniversary you two!

    Ali x

  26. #26

    Thanks Ali. :) xxx

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