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Not read all the posts, but that china is beautiful
Dimaond White...lethal, anyone else (probably Bekkie or BM although they may be too young) remember 20-20? And what about brandy and babycham, I was very ill at a Beautiful south concert once because I had been drinking them the night before......had to pretend I was pregnant with 'afternoon' sickness to get to the front of the toilet queue!!!!
LOL, after I'd posted above I read back some more if the posts and see Bekkie has already mentioned 20/20....... How did I know that Bekkie would be with me on that one I think it was fortified wine of sorts!! My parents were very strict with me, until I met OH and turned 18, I was trying to make a jam butty one night after drinking 20/20 when out with OH (who was allowed to sleep on the sofa as he lived miles away) and I was spreading jam on the work top instead of the bread...mum just told me to clean it up before dad saw it.....oops!!!
Brandy and babycham was THE drink for special events. Otherwise vodka and lime (couldn't drink it now - gone off lime)
I do remember going to auntie's on a Friday and having sugar butties.
Yvie your China tea set is beautiful and so delicate it looks similar to a part one which I have .it is not marked but I think it's Victorian
Your style goes well , and the candles really do add to the eera ,just the right way to display.
Bekke, can't wait for the recipe. I know I may have to make double quantity one to eat now AND one for the freezer ! Things happen like that in our house !
Thanks for all you nice comments about the china, for years I tried to find a teapot that matched until I read that china made before a certain date never had teapots as you were expected to serve the tea from a silver teapot. La de da.
I used to go for very plain decor but now I do add a bit of colour. Only the chimney breast is wallpapered and the curtains match, the rest of the walls are in parchment a period ivory colour. Im a bit of a cushion freak so have quite a few that pick out the blue and the gold colour in the china.
Dont know how we got talking about this on Senior Moments thread, it belongs on the Shabby Chic thread really.
YVIESTEVIE . I'm a cushion freak too. And a lampshade, pillowcase freak. I'm only allowed to go to TK Max occassionally. My oh is sitting beside a Downton Abbey lampshade that cost me all my birthday money. He thinks it was a £9.99p jobbie. I don't do that all the time.
Bekkie. Great minds eh ..........I do have some colour in cushions, rugs etc, but not on walls or carpet.
Signing off now. Getting ready to go to the Triplefest in Macclesfield tomorrow. Early start. Weather doesn't look to grand for tomorrow though. Seaside on Tiesday.
Bet we've all done that runnybeak.......knocked some ££s off
look forward to recipe bekkie
Our trip to Triplefest in Macclesfield was cancelled cos,of the weather.
Its chucking it down here now, but before it started to rain really hard I managed to weed and edge my little front garden. Came in and cooked breakfast, no heart to do anything else today. Gonna be a couch potato today and hope the weather picks up for tomorrow as we are hoping to go to Southport .
Sorry about your cancelled trip runnybeak and hope tomorrow goes ahead, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you
Yviestevie lovely china and if it wasn't for the lure of alcohol chat on this thread I would have missed it
Oh and cheesecake
Contrary to believe OL I have never tried any of those drinks, I was always harder than that I drank gin and tonic till it didn't work anymore than scotch and lemonade till my BF and I were barred!! OMG how bad is that, lead a much quieter life style now
I've knocked more than a few pounds off on occasion, I think of it as saving hubby the worry of realising how much I spend on the house. Runnybeak you should try Homesense if you have one by you, it's the home division of TK Maxx and they have some fabulous one offs.
Hope mom enjoyed her birthday bekkie , there is no hurry for the yummy recipe ,take care
Did the chicken walk last night to lock them up............found out this morning, I'd locked them out!
Hope you've counted them all hollie
I'm at mum & dad's atm but on waking this morning I brought out my glasses, drinking glass, e-cig (ho hum) and just out of the door when I realised I was carrying the alarm clock
Poor chooks - won't speak to you today
They all made it through Lesley, I have only 3, how hard can that be? I have felt guilty all day. They laid the eggs in the run, instead of the nest box out of protest. Don't blame them.
I'm very short sighted, I blame all of it on that, although glasses and e cig don't resemble any alarm clock that I know off