I am time rich, but I am energy poor. I treat my energy like currency, if I spend today then I know tomorrow I will need to be very careful, watch those pennies, no one likes an empty purse!
Now this means that at the moment, I'm torn!
You see, my garden is waking up, the flowers and buds are opening, shoots are peeking up from beneath the ground. I'm itching to get in there, get my fingers in the soil, pot up seeds. But I have a bedroom to finish first, and that's taking my energy (my knees better, thank you everyone for your well wishes!).
So all I can do is watch, have little walks around the garden, marvel at nature.....and try and ignore the weeds that are also growing, at an alarming rate!!!
So next week will be Garden Week. I shall spend a little of my currency each day, spread out the cost. And if the weather is being kind, there will be plenty of sitting and sipping of tea!
Just look at that drop of water on my Lady's Mantel, and the ants busy on my peony buds.....and the detail in that red tulip....I LOVE my Zoom!
Yesterday Big Sis came over and we went on a treasure hunt, we both love exploring the charity shops. I had a £5 note and a little change in my purse and that was my budget for the day. I ALMOST stuck to it....do you want to see what a £5 note can get you? Of course you do...us thrifty souls love to find treasure don't we!!!
First I spotted a Meakin Celeste cream jug. In this beautiful cornflower blue, it's very pretty and looks great with my other china bits and bobs!
And some beautiful doilies, 6 white ones, and 3 pastel shades. They are beautiful! Lastly the creme de la creme......
The quality of work in this one is amazing....and guess what, I had exactly the right amount of change in my purse, not a penny more, not a penny less! It was mean to be mine!
Now I said I ALMOST stuck to my budget didn't I? Well there was one other thing I really, really needed. When Mr Bea picks it up later he will roll his eyes and I can just imagine the conversation he will have with the shop assistant. He WILL think I'm bonkers.
And so will the girls. They will plead with me not to bring it into the house, Eldest Bea will no doubt declare her intent to leave home. Little Bea will screw up her nose.
But it's perfect, it's just what I've been after, it will fit so well into the space I have in mind. And it WILL be lovely, it isn't now....but it will be! With some hard work and a little VSA magic......I've just got to ride the ridicule from my family first!!!
Actually, I don't blame my girls, I know EXACTLY how they feel (it won't stop me dragging old bits of tat into the house though!). My Mum was the same, she loved her CS finds.
I can remember being so envious of my best friend Tracey A's house. Her Mum ran a Freemans catalogue, her whole house looked very modern, it was all shiny and new. Everything matched. I so longed to live in Tracey A's house.
She also had matching outfits all from Freemans catalogue, her skirts matched her tops, which coordinated with her shoes. I sooooo wanted a matching outfit from the Freemans catalogue......never got one though!
Must go, there's some dandelions I really must get out, I'll pick the flowers first...too pretty to throw away. Will catch up with you all soon, show you what all the fuss was about!!! (And there will be fuss!)
Ada :) xxx
Because its May I'm having a MAD MAY sale in my little shop....20% off, just type in MADMAY20 at the checkout.