Saturday, 23 September 2017

What is he up to....

PD is a Formula one Motor racing fan...and couldn't contain his excitement when the tickets to the race in Singapore arrived.....

 So he decided that as my daughter and son were going to travel over there it was just too good an adventure to miss.....

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A little blue....

Continuing our series of  'How to bore the pants off of you' Pip (1968 single fringe )  and toddler Mayhem have offered to show you a little bit of my blue themed Bridgewater pottery.
My favourite is the British Isles design... I have shed loads of this design.. I just adore it! Another fav is the Love design teapot very simple but it contains, I think, one of the nicest words in the universe...Love. Wonderful thing to be loved and even nicer to give love back :)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Heart to Heart

Mayhem (re rooted Toddler) wanted to show you a little bit more of my Emma Bridgewater china. I have amassed so much of it that I put out pieces I like for display and change them around when the mood takes me. Well, to be honest I forget what pieces I do have :)
This is part of my 'PINK HEARTS' collection... I will just show you a little as you will get bored I am sure :) 
Mayhem was very fond of the cow creamer (this is a very rare piece and commands prices of £250 or more ) So, ask yourself would you pay that for a piece of china that is prone to getting dropped, chipped and the glaze developing 'crazing' or a Sasha.....

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


I am a great fan of EMMA BRIDGEWATER pottery ( I know my soul sister Dee is too) I collect it, I have loads of it, some displayed in my kitchen, and boxes of it wrapped up in bubble wrap in my garage :)
So, today I thought it would be nice for some of the vinyl crew to use it.....
First up, we have Sophie ( a delightful Gotz...yes, Gotz.. you read that correctly who used to live with Kendal) I adore this girl so it seemed only right that she should get her picture taken with the one gallon (20 cup) is huge - nearly the height of a toddler!!
Then we have toddler Mischief with the 4 cup size and lastly Quinn with the tiny one cup pot ...well, he is only little!

Finally, the mugs... Quinn is standing in the two pint mug, then there is the one pint mug, the half pint and the tiny mug and this is only the tip of the Emma Bridgewater pottery iceberg :)

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Isn't it lovely when children play nicely together...... Toddlers Spencer and Teddy (both named after two of my naughty French Bulldogs) are enjoying the company of their baby sister Pixie and little Quinn.....
Or are they......

Don't they look sweet?

Sunday, 9 July 2017


I promised Kendal a couple of weeks ago that I would do a post...and as always, I am normally busy doing something I didn't get round to it.
As many of you know Kendal is parting with her brood of dolls. I was very lucky to be able to adopt Fritz and Ross from her, both of which I have admired over the years.
I wish I could adopt more. There is a girl in particular who I love to bits and am saving up for (Kendal knows who she is), but in the meantime, I happened to stray on to Shelly's and with her help ( a HUGE thank you to Shelly for everything)
 I managed to adopt two Gotz girls to keep Fritz company..... Sophie (that girl is sooo pretty I am totally in love with her ) and Sally...and here they are.....
I must thank Ginny for making the girls dresses for me...she must dread my emails ;) )

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Life is a journey

A couple of days ago I saw this boy on ebay so I made a bid, not expecting for one minute that I would win because, as all collectors know, it is the last few seconds of an auction that count :) 
Minutes later I clicked on to Ginger's blog and read the extremely sad post about the loss of her step son Lance recently. After leaving a comment I went back on to ebay to find that I was the only bid and that I had won....
What to call this 1975 boy...well, there was only one choice really ( and I do hope Ginger won't mind) it was LANCE.
Thirty eight years ago I lost identical twin boys. They were born too early and lived for only six hours. After coming home empty handed from hospital to a nursery full of baby things, we decided to foster, to give the love we had to another baby for a while. We fostered a little African boy named ...Lance. It was very difficult all those years ago, people couldn't accept a young white girl pushing a pram with a black baby in it. I lived in a nice area but even so, I was called names and spat at, at times. So in memory of the baby boy I looked after until his mum could cope with him again and in memory of Ginger's boy  I would like to introduce to you Lance.
Thinking of you and your family Ginger and sending you all much love xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Kendal sent me Fritz's missing black beanie hat and also a very, very nice surprise in the parcel as favourite...WALNUT WHIPS!! A huge thank you for that K!!

Try as I might , I seem to be missing a box of them.....can't find them anywhere.....

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Have your cake and eat it!

It was my daughter's birthday yesterday. The toddlers  (all dressed in denim by Ginny)were fascinated by her birthday cake....and before you ask no, I didn't make it....but the nice people at Waitrose did......

 Little Spencer wouldn't get off the cake until we gave him some....hope he isn't following in the footsteps of his cousin LUCAS who now lives with Auntie Dee in the village....
 Want some?

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Putting on the FRITZ...Goodwood Breakfast Club

Today Fritz went to Goodwood, a large estate in the heart of Sussex.
Goodwood is the home of Earl March and his family. Set in 12000 acres, it is home to the famous Racecourse, Motor Circuit, Aerodrome, Hotel, Farm,Golf Course  etc, you name it, it is probably there!

 My dream car...the AUDI R8 V10

This morning was the first of the Breakfast Club season.
I love cars. My dream is to own an Audi R8 V10 (top speed over 200mph!) I never will be able to own a new one as they cost approx £140,000 new, but am hoping with my pension pot one day to get a pre -owned one, but in the meantime, I just have to dribble over the ones that belong to someone else :)
I won't bore you with pages of R8 photos but I did want to share with you some photos of Kendal's old boy Fritz....he had a great time and didn't mind the funny looks he got when posing :)