Monday, 13 August 2012

Olympic Fever and Bolting

Hello everyone,

Wow what a emotional Olympics, I am so proud to be British and Team GB have done us proud, I had a wonderful quote which was posted on twitter saying,

 "goodbye London 2012 Olympics, you have made me proud I will miss you - now lets build on the Olympic Spirit and make us Great again".

I don't think there is anything else to say really, as you know I am a huge cycling fan so I would like to say well done to the GB boys who rode a fantastic road race, and so sorry for Mark Cavendish, but his time will come I am sure, and GB girls well you were amazing.  I am also very proud of my bro who had a part in the Olympics.

Well that's my Olympic bolt out of the way, our house is in Bolt fever.

I have had a very busy few weeks, been to see my mum in Sussex just a day visit, had family over this weekend, and painted my bedroom.  I'm so pleased with the result, it has all been done on a shoestring and all recycled, well except for a gorgeous quilt Mr P bought me in South Molton on our hols, he originally said no but then I made that girlie puppy face like I was going to cry and have a full blown public tantrum when he said OK then, well it did have 20% off. 

These are some bedside drawers that I painted up in ASCP of course, so pleased with them.

The headboard was a eBay £20.00 find, it does have a bottom but I quite like just the headboard, this I painted in ASCP Paloma and then old white on top.  It is a real purple/pink colour but when dry looks more like a dusky grey.

The large old gilt mirror was also a eBay find, a Home base slatted blind and some vintage lace and its all come together lovely, soooo pleased.

As we had family for the weekend, we set off to Tintern Abbey on Sunday with a picnic and then onto Symonds Yat for a walk and to see the peregrines.

I went to Tintern on holiday as a small child and I am all grown up now and still going back, it has a sense of calm about it and so beautiful.

So glad its only a short drive away, the river Wye is also a stunning walk.

I am designing some new napkins at the moment and thinking of some Christmas designs too, yes its on its way, sushhhhhhhhh.

I will leave you with a few photos from our little trip away to Devon, we stayed on a Eco campsite which was great and had a camp fire each night and toasted marshmallows.Each evening we watched a pair of barn owls feeding there brood of teenagers, life doesn't get any better than that.  We walked Lynford Gorge, not for the faint hearted. Took a steam train to Totnes. and the usual treat on our gorgeous Exmoor of cream teas and stunning scenery.  My heart is in Exmoor.

Take care everyone and have a great week,  and a huge huge huge thank you for your lovely comments im so glad you are enjoying my blog.



  1. Your bedroom looks lovely! And I love the shots of Tintern Abbey. You're so lucky to be so close to that much history. It looks like a magical place. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  2. What a sweet blog you have here! Found you from Winthrop and am so glad I did. Lately, I've been 'bumping into' people from Britain and I have to say they have been delightful (I'm in NY). Stop by and say hello!

  3. You should be proud, London did a great job on the Olympics. My favorite for England was when tennis star Andy Murray beat Roger for the Gold. Outstanding by Andy, I am such a huge tennis fan. I cheered him on the whole match! Your bedroom does look lovely, and wow your trip and photos look amazing! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. I love the ASCP makeovers in your bedroom. Don't you just love chalk paint? Tintern Abbey looks beautiful! What a great outing.

  5. Your bedroom is so lovely! And what wonderful travels!

  6. A lovely post Sindy. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  7. Thanx for sharing your bedroom makeover at THT!:) It is nice seeing new faces. Please be sure to link to the post your sharing and not your blog itself.

  8. Hello,

    I'm visiting from Shabby Creek Nest where you posted your bedroom revamp. Very nice. I just read through some of your entries, amazing that you were having wet wet wet and we were begging for rain in most of the USA. We are still in drought condition in SE Wisconsin (where I live) but the weather did ease up from the 100 degrees we are NOT used to getting but was coming like every few days, it seemed, with very high humidity. Like living in Alabama! Except I dont' want to live in Alabama! We have gotten some rain but not enough to erase the drought deficit, and crops are ruined and so are many farmers. Food prices already rising. Your bedroom is such a calm looking oasis -- love the new bedspread, BTW, very nice of hubby to buy it for you. I want your mirror, and there is nothing like lace at the windows and on the pillow cases (I have lace hanging under semi-sheer drapes in my bedroom, all in creamy white -- lovely when the sun shines through the pattern). I will visit again. I love the Queen too - I can't imagine there are many people who do not - she is a great lady and has lived through some remarkable times. She's seen it all and come through with grace and dignity. Watched the Jubilee celebration on television along with millions of other people, it actually was kind of a big deal here too -- on t.v. at least.

  9. WOW! Tintern Abbey is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to visit there someday. And your camping trip sounds like loads of fun. I love to camp...especially in the mountains.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll visit often.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  10. Hi Sindy, wow, the times I visited Tintern Abbey, The Wye Valley and Symonds Yat when I lived in Cardiff. Your photos brought back memories. I see you live in Somerset - as a child I visited Cheddar & Wells with my school. Beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. I love the bedroom you posted. I think that color is so calming. Beautiful places in Tintern that you have shared in here too. Your newest follower here. :)

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