Staycation Commences...

Hey Everyone...

I'm so sorry! I still don't have what I need to show you our special day on Sunday but hopefully soon! I hope it is worth the wait!

In the meantime I wanted to show you a few bits and pieces I picked up today that have put a smile on my face...

Vintage book for the wedding

This will join 3 others in a pile wrapped with pretty ribbon, next to our postbox at the wedding - an idea I saw in a magazine and just loved!

Wax Kits for Tea Cups
These arrived in the post today! My wax kits, ready to make tea cup candles for the craft fair I told you about! I just need some old saucepans to melt the wax in!

Two Lovely Jars for £2

I found these lovelies in the charity shop this afternoon - but I'm rather annoyed as I had been searching for jars and finding none in the charity shops and now there are loads - but I've already bought lots! Always the way.

Did you want to see what the jars are for?

I was inspired by another blogger (Victoria I believe) to makeover the cupboard under the sink! Mine is no where near as lovely as hers, but I am slowly getting there!

Oooo and I have exciting news! Well I think it's exciting! I have discovered a vintage emporium, just up the road, in fact a short walk from my work! It's full of loveliness, I could have spent ages looking around, and lots of money. The most exciting part is that they had the beautiful Royal Albert Old Country Roses china in stock! I managed to get these two tea cup trios for just £10 - WHAT A BARGAIN!

I might have to go back for more, especially as they also had a 'tea with alice' set which I already have some of for the wedding!

I want to stroke them...

In all their pretty loveliness

My little collection
(not including two tea cups with cake plate saucers that I'm saving for the wedding)

Sorry I will stop obsessing now! Lastly, I wanted to show you my latest read! The lovely fiance bought me this book with the last of his amazon vouchers he had from Christmas as I have been wanting it for ages and waiting for it to come back into the library. Well now I don't have to wait...

I can't wait to get stuck in, and to see the lovely recipes I've heard so much about.

Well all this loveliness is extra sweet as I am now off work for over a week. The fiance and I have taken next week and the following Monday off to have a staycation. Not just staying in England, but pretty much staying at home and relaxing together, which is well needed.

We do have a few plans...

I'm seeing a friend tomorrow for dinner and the movies and she's stopping over, then out for lunch on Sunday with the family to celebrate my Dad's birthday (which is today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!).

On Monday the fiance has agreed to take me car booting. Wednesday the fiance has another gig at The Horn in St.Albans (if you live locally please come along!). Thursday we have a very lovely dinner booked at Flemings Hotel in Mayfair including 4 courses and cocktails.

Friday we are off to Alton Towers, staying over in Nottingham, before looking at bridesmaids dresses on Saturday.

And finally on Monday we are going to see the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition at Somerset House (where I've never been before).

*Phew* and there was me thinking we'd have time to relax lol!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Jewel x


  1. Enjoy your busy staycation and remember that non-essential household/cleaning chores are not allowed during a staycation!

  2. Your sink cupboard is looking fab!

    You'll really enjoy your new book, I did when I read it,

    Have a great weekend,

    Victoria xxx

  3. Alton Towers is'nt too far from me, hope the weathers good for you.


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