Saturday, 27 December 2008

The Duchess

I have received the best ever book for Christmas from my fiance- The Duchess by Amanda Foreman. I just love it - I am a fan of historical novels in any case. This one is so very well written, I have put it down for a quick minute while I write my blog, but I must get back to it immediately afterwards! I have not seen the film, andI hope its very faithful to the true character of Georgiana, and to the events of her life. Well - off for a little read.......

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

The horse of Christmas past

All the preparations have just reminded me of one Christmas eve several years ago, during the time that I had my childrens' riding school. Some of the children had made Christmas stockings for their favourite ponies, which were hung on the wall of the barn. I went out for the evening with friends, and upon my return I went to check on the ponies. I was greeted by the sight of Bouncer the adorable Welsh riding pony, wandering around the barn loose, cheeks bulging and eyes popping. He had somehow let himself out and completely trashed all the ponies' Christmas stockings, which had been stuffed with carrots etc. Sweet memory of a treasured pony-his insides didnt seem to suffer from the incident, which was a relief.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Christmas Soaps

I was taken a little by surprise this year about the amount of orders that have come in, and am determined to be a lot better prepared next year, but for now I am afraid that my blog has been somewhat neglected! I am also so glad to see that so many of my soap making and crafting friends are doing so well with Christmas sales.
I am pouring soaps freshly to order for the time being, and am managing to dispatch soap parcels within a few days of purchase. I have a few new designs, but I think I will save those for the New Year. I just cannot wait till Christmas week, when I will get chance to catch up on all the great blogs that I read!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

HidenSeek's Storque Article!

The charming Eloise from HidenSeek included one of my gift sets in her Etsy Storque article which I was so pleased about. But the best thing is Eloise's art work which has been one of my favourite things ever since I first found her lovely shop. Her paintings are just wonderful and I want them!