Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Count down here till the end of the week when our school breaks up.  I worked out that the boys' are at school for a grand total of 9 days this month!  Jack's off today with a nuisance cold and cough.  My throat's a bit scratchy....really don't fancy catching it.

I hope everyone had a lovely, restful Mother's Day.  For once Toby's football was on a Saturday so we had a rare Sunday off and to make the most of it we trotted off to a NT which was beautiful.  On the way I spotted a rather large car boot which got me excited.  I've never seen so much tat in one place.  There wasn't even a hint of a bargain.  Never mind, early days.

Hughenden Manor used to be the home of Benjamin Disraeli and where Queen Victoria used to visit.  It always amazes me when walking round places like Hughenden that such iconic people walked where we were.

The gardens were glorious, in particular the kitchen garden - oh to have a walled garden!

I was very lucky as for my Mother's Day treat I was bought Mr and Mrs Salt and Pepper from CK.  Almost too good to be used, but are now full ready to go.

Right, off to knit some more bunny egg cosies and be nurse for the day (wish me luck!).


Catherine said...

Looks like a beautiful property. I love having a little poke around places like this. There is always something new to see!
P.s . Love your new salt and pepper...very cute!!

Bee happy said...

Love your CK salt and pepper pots :) Love the card you got, I like this range so funny!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Ive had my eye on those salt and pepper pots from CK -lovely mummy pressi! Scarlett x

delia hornbook said...

aaawww those salt and pepper pots are soooo cute ;-)) Have a lovely week, dee x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Looks a very lovely place to visit. Love places like that.

Cute salt and pepper pots so colourful and fun.Loved the card too! lol.


VintageVicki said...

Mr&Mrs Salt-n-pepper are lovely :) The card is great too - sort of thing my boys would chose for me.

Roll on the hols - can't wait. It means no white shirts of 2 weeks - bliss.

Tabiboo said...

I love those cards.

Happy knitting,

Nina xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I dream of a walled garden!
Loving your mothers day gifts...fee ♥

Cross stitch said...

I love Mr and Mrs salt and pepper. Lovely card.