Tuesday, 24 July 2007

COUNTRY CRAFT ANGEL SIGNS OUT FOR THE WEEK..


Where is the time going? My Nan always told me that after you turned 21 your life just flies past. Now I am nearly twice that age does that mean life moves at twice the speed?

It is already nearly the end of July and another six weeks holidays are upon us. Quiet Mousie's holidays came two days early as he was poorly at the end of last week with bad throat and glands and a raging temperature.

Luckily I had pushed on well with most of my orders-so I was able to sit alongside my little limpet while doing the finishes touches to the order I had in from Muddy Boots,merchandise for her shop which I designed/created and hope sells well for her...



‘Idle Jack,’ I am pleased to say, made it through the whole term without a day off sick, which is a first! Now he has broken up he can get up when he pleases, slob around in his PJ’s and announce as he does most days that “I’m having a lazy day today mum...” Still I can’t complain, my best number one son turned 14 yesterday. That is another fourteen years which have passed in the blink of an eye.

We celebrated by going to see Harry Potter-Order of the Phoenix. I do believe Ms Rowling has us all hypnotised. It was most enjoyable and when his copy of the new ‘Deathly Hallows’ book came through the post yesterday, I did rather wish I had it sent to me so I could ‘speed read’ it first before giving it to Idle Jack!

We have rather a Harry Potter theme week planned as we set off tomorrow on our first ever trip to Northumberland in pursuit of Alnwick Castle, aka Hogwarts, and of course some of the Northumberland Purplecoo brigade.

Since I joined the Blogging community I have heard so much about Northumberland, a place I have never visited. A couple of weeks ago on a whim I announced to the workaholic hubby that I would love to go. He has all his holiday entitlement booked for this year, so can’t get away. So instead I am going by myself with the boys and he is going to stay home and work and look after the dog! So me and the boys for just 3-4 days will go on our very own adventure...

My holidays as a child were spent on the East coast-Withernsea, Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough. I always thought it rather grim with the cold North Sea and perpetual rain until I realised in more recent years that Nan could never afford to go at ‘peak times’ so we must have always been there ‘out of season!’ Still, it never stopped me enjoying my times in a caravan-I still remember the smell of the calor gas and the sound of the rain drumming and the seagulls tip tapping on the roof of the van.

No, a bit of rain won’t dampen my spirits if it decides to continue on our trip to Northumberland...it will be raining back home, no doubt...So we may as well be away having a change of scenery and in pursuit of joining 'Dumbledores Army' in the North East...

So until we return

Bye for now

17 comments:

toady said...

The merchandise is lovely, I'm sure it will sell very well. Enjoy your trip. Toady

Faith said...

Yes I agree the merchandise is really good! Hope the trip is as good as you want it to be.

Blossomcottage said...

Clever you, my lovely hubby wanted to call my Bed and Breakfast the Udder End as it was the old milking palour, but I had already called it the Far End because it is where I lived when I was doing up the house and people used to ask, where the heck are you living and I would say down The Far End.Enjoy you break and I have an order for you when you come back.
Love Blossom

bodran... said...

I'm sure you'll have a great time, your stuff looks wonderful..Me and nell are doing an adventure down to the jurassic coast next week, i'm really looking forward to it..xx

muddyboots said...

don't forget Hogwarts station is on the North Yorks Moors Railway hat runs from Pickering to Grosmount. 22 miles of steam heaven, if your a bloke!! scarborough has now pulled itself around & can be seen in ITV The Royal, the spin off from heartbeat which is filmed around gothland & NYMR as well....THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the plugs ...have a wonderful time & enjoy the last Harry Potter, just finished it & ut is a more gronw up read, action on every page.... thank you again..

Suffolkmum said...

The merchandise is great, of course, Angel. I so agree about Harry Potter - I've been reading it all weekend and have just finished. We're big fans too. I hope you like Northumberland - it has so much rugged grandeur - it semes to the place to go this year, with so many of us heading up there!

countrymousie said...

Truely super Moo stuff - it will fly off the shelves/cow shed!!

I am the only person left in the world that Harry Potter does nothing for!! There, I have admitted it - I may have to have mousie rehab!!! Then I was odd as a child - hated cartoons and pretend!!
Have a wonderful trip - love mousie
PS I see my Norwich Prof next Friday the 3rd re Behcets!!!! I will keep you posted.

Elizabethd said...

No, Mousie, me too, re H.P.
Have a wonderful trip, Northumberland is beautiful.

patsy said...

You will be cushioned in the warmth of the welcome up there Angel. They've even erected a statute of an Angel on the A1 to welcome you and make you feel at home!
Patsy xx

Julie said...

im proberly to late to wish you all a lovley time but i hope you do ,see you soon jep xx

Norma Murray said...

I love your muddy boots merchandise. You have such a talent. Enjoy your break. You deserve it.

Milkmaid said...

I'm sure you'll love Alnwick castle, take spare clothes for the boys, mine came out dripping and dropped all over the car, you know what even super cool 14 year olds are like with big squirty fountains

FunkyMunky said...

I hope you have / had a wonderful break. Well deserved! Your merchandise is sooo cute!! I'm sure it will sell by the cow-shed load!! I'm not a Harry Potter fan either I'm afraid.

CAMILLA said...

Have a lovely time with your boys in Northumberland, apparantly it is a wonderful place to visit. You are truly talented, I have not ordered the Purplecoo Bags yet, but will hopefully be sendng you an order just before Christmas. I just adore the new merchandise you have shown us, they will sell like "hot-cakes"!
Have a lovely break CCA.

Camilla.x

annakarenin said...

You will be on your way now and probably having a wonderful time with your boys. The weather is due to be a bit brighter for the rest of the week so I hope you get it too.

Look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

@themill said...

Love the merchandise - sure it will sell brilliantly and will try to get to see Muddyboots next week.
Hope you enjoyed Northumberland, even if TMBBITW remains a mystery for another visit! Great to meet you.

Poetess said...

Hi

Enjoyed your blog. can you tell me how I can get hold of the Thank Moo necklace. I would love to get this for my mum as her workmates call her Moo. Where she works is a tea room and craft shop and they are always looking for something original too.

Poetessxxx