Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Back In Bristol

I missed it. What I miss most when I'm at home (apart from that nice boy) is independence. I live in the depths of the countryside where there's almost no public transport and very little phone signal. This and the fact that I share a car with my two sisters makes it very hard to see my friends or do what I want to do. Add to that my Dad's constant (often counter-productive and usually irritating) nagging, and you've got a recipe for boredom and frustration. I do like my family and it's always nice to be bought things and cooked for but once you're used to living away from home it's not easy to go back for any length of time. But I'm back in Bristol now, yay!
I've gone and spent my first 24 hours not being very productive in terms of work, but I feel a lot better than I did when I was home. I've been for a walk, made my own tasty dinner, done my own food shopping, been to the pub with nice people and unpacked all my stuff.
Now some pictures!

 Lovely cherry blossom at Trevarno in Cornwall, last week.
 Last nights tasty (and healthy?) dinner, cooked in my new frying pan (I was going to buy one saucepan that cost £6 but then I found a set that contains one of those, a slightly larger one, a milk pan and this frying pan on sale at £6.60!). Also this was Bank Holiday bargain chicken :)

Playing with the boy's new Polaroid back for one of his big exciting cameras, didn't go terribly well to start with! Apparently it's ok now though :) I claim that these two are art.
I got waylaid by Oxfam on my way home this morning & bought this pattern for 99p, they had a whole box full! Hopefully it's a normal sort of size 14, guessing I'll find out by measuring pattern pieces? I'm no seamstress which is why I picked one with EASY written on... I was very tempted to buy a purple bedsheet for £2.99 to make into this. After exams I think...
I've appropriated the skirt section of one of Mum's handmade maternity dresses which she separated into skirt & shirt. I need to adapt it to be wearable now! Needs some elastic or a decent waistband, I really love the pattern & colours. It's a sort of soft cotton I think.
Thyme & basil on the kitchen windowsill. Thyme grown by Mum from a cutting I believe, basil from Sainsbury's, thoroughly abused by me. They're sitting on wonderfully ugly little brown saucers I bought from St Peters Hospice this morning for 25p each. So many of the other charity shops had priced ugly little saucers at well over a pound each :s

Easter bunnies! I had a Lindt Easter Egg this year and it had a cut-out-and-stick bunny basket on the back of the box...



  1. Yay for you starting to make sewing plans! The skirt fabric and the dress pattern both look lovely!

  2. :D I've got exams coming up so I've either got to wait 'til afterwards or divide it into little bits that I can do as a break from revision (or while reading?!). I might aim to have a holiday dress!

  3. Ooh love the fabric, v nice pattern. I ate one of the bigger Lindt bunnies for breakfast on Sunday, not a good idea! :)


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