Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Well I hope you are all keeping well and warm, Storm Frank has arrived here, last night some of the fence came down, it was the neighbours side though.I have just looked on the BBC news website and it shows a bridge collapsing in North Yorkshire and there are flood warnings everywhere, lucky for us we are in a safe spot.


Even though I am stuck indoors I have plenty to keep me occupied.


My new books which I had for Christmas.



Whilst browsing for dolls furniture on Ebay, I spotted this Dvd.




Looking forward to watching this later.

The Postman has just been with a magazine and seed catalogue.


I very rarely buy magazines, when we moved here I picked up a Cotswold Life in Asda just to have a look, inside there was an offer 6 issues for £6.00 so I took up the offer I just need to cancel the direct debit after the six issues,they are usually £3.99. Does anyone else do this, take advantage of the offers and then cancel?





I also had some Amazon voucher codes from doing surveys so I bought a couple of these. I still have some more to come. I thought I could colour them and then use them in card making.

Any one tried this adult colouring/art therapy?



So thats me kept amused for today.

17 comments:

  1. just having a little catch up. you do so well with your yellow stickers at Asda! I'm not a fan of duck, so would have left those on the shelf, but what a corking bargain.

    Glad you had such a good Christmas. Sounds like you were spoilt rotten! looks like an interesting dvd for you to watch.

    No, not done any of the colouring. It would stress me out too much. Sometimes Violet asks me to colour in with her, her side looks neat, all colour inside the lines, mine is all streaky, scribbles outside the lines and me getting really annoyed that I can't do it as well! I can't do jigsaws either, they really frazzle my nerves. Bill and Violet are doing on in the dining room, and keep trying to get me to join in. I'll find maybe one piece, then nearly pull the rotten thing apart as I try to put it in place. So called stress busters work the opposite way for me, I'm too clumsy and impatient!

    Hope you have a very lovely end to the year, enjoy yourself, how ever you choose to celebrate :O) x

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  2. Storm Frank swept across us yesterday afternoon, raged all night, and left around mid morning. I try not to complain, but six named storms and a hurricane remnant since mid November ~ blah!
    I love adult colouring in books. I have several, and different kinds of pencils and pens too, depending on the quality of paper in the books.
    The only time I tried to renege on a magazine introductory deal I failed to read in the small print the subscription offer was only valid if I didn't cancel for 12 months.

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    1. Hi Deborah, which pens and pencils do you recommend?
      Thankyou

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  3. loving the new decor- very pretty! :)

    That doll's house DVD looks interesting, i'm terribly nosey and loving looking at other peoples houses, even if they are miniature haha xx

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    1. Hi thankyou, I like a change now and then, I am nosey as well, xx

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  4. The weather's been just terrible, hasn't it. Tadcaster, where the bridge collapsed, isn't that far away from us, I've been over that very bridge so many times. I often take up the offers in magazines and then cancel before they revert to normal price, they're just so expensive that it's rare for me to buy a magazine at full price any more. I got a colouring book and pencils for Christmas, I'm looking forward to starting it as I love colouring in, though I haven't done any since my kids were small.

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    1. The forecast isn't good for the next week, I feel so sad for the people in the floods.I will be looking out for some more magazine offers, enjoy your colouring, x

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  5. I keep some of the adult colouring books next to my bed. If I can't sleep I spend a little while colouring in. The wind has raged all around us and the rain really lashed down today. Thankfully I was warm and cosy indoors.

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    2. I think the colouring will be addictive, but I know I will enjoy it, x

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  6. It truly amazes me how adult colouring-in has taken off, so to speak. It even made it to Channel 4's prog with Mary Portas last night about 'trends' (that awful word which I'm going to outlaw from my vocab for next year, with its stable companion 'trending'). Mind you, if it's marketed as "therapy" no wonder people buy into it. And if we love colour, it does give us a chance to play with colour without actually decorating a whole room.
    Indeed, colouring-in reminds me of that 1950s pursuit, painting-by-numbers. I expect your readers are too young to remember these sets of oil paints with a picture chopped up into bits, each section numbered, so that you then apply blue to all those marked 1 and yellow to all those marked 2 and so forth. As with the colouring-in, you do end up with a picture, but it's not really your own work.
    Indeed, this colouring-in was around in the 1970s. I know because I was given two books which consisted of something like tracing paper onto which 'cathedral windows' had been printed. One was supposed to colour them in with felt-tip pens and then cut them out and stick them against a window, so that the light shining through would make them appear as miniature stained glass windows.
    But whatever relaxes you, go for it. It is all part of this 'trend' of 'mindfulness' (another word which really means sitting still and having a think, or just letting your mind wander, as mine frequently does! We used to call it "wool gathering" when I was at school. Now it's fashionable to talk about 'mindfulness'. Codswallop, I say.
    However, I envy you the DVD on doll's houses! I've researched those for an article, and they have a fascinating history. That NT cookery book, too, looks a good' un, but although I've a Nigel whatsit cookery book and have tried some of his recipes, they just don't work for me. I remember with horror the cottage pie I made with sweet potato topping rather than ordinary mashed potatoes - never again. Indeed, it put me off sweet potatoes for life.
    Happy New Year!!!
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, yes I remember paint by numbers, like all cook books there are recipes I make time and time again, then there are those I would never look at, but I like Nigel's simplicity, happy new year to you.

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  7. I don't have the patience to colour between the tiny lines but my grandchildren love them and are really neat too.

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    1. Well I am not very good at crafts, I thought it would be a good creative outlet for me, happy new year to you and your loved ones, x

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  8. Hello from southern California. I just discovered your lovely blog. So glad to hear you are OK. We see the horrible pictures of the flooding on our news here each evening. I feel so bad for all those affected. I love your new books. I received a "coloring" book for the holidays along with a new set of colored pencils. I'm excited to sit down and begin a page. Wishing you all the best for the New Year, Pat

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    1. Hello Pat thanks for stopping by, I really feel for the flood victims.

      Happy new year to you x

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