Hello hello! I am going to start by saying happy birthday to my lovely dad. He's had a bit of a rubbish day by the sound of it so I want to just remind him how ace I think he is and how much I love him. (I'm also a bit broke, dad, if you've got a spare tenner?....) Haha. It's my friend Mel's birthday too *waves* happy birthday lovely!
It has been so windy these last couple of days, I hardly slept a wink last night. I know that our house has remained standing for 400 years but it still gives me the heebies when I hear the wood beams creaking and the window frames rattling. I am not a fan of being outdoors in the wind - it gives me horrible earache. Lizzie no likey either, so we've stayed in all day. I got some knitting done (I have joined in with the Martin Storey knit along for Rowan) and watched the last few episodes of The Affair. I really loved that series. Loved it. I did not love Noah (in fact I felt quite repulsed by him) but Cole goes a long way to restore your faith in a chap. The scenery and cinematography was a treat. Next on the 'To Watch' list is War & Peace. I've recorded them all and haven't watched a single one so I will pick a quiet day when I can watch them back to back. So excited - everyone seems to have loved it.
I've had some new deliveries in this week that I need to add to the site. Today I received the first batch of my 1803 candles order. I have been so excited for them to come in. They are only really available in America - I have become just the second distributor in the UK which makes me very happy. If you haven't tried them before you really should - they are divine. They are hand poured soy candles and the fragrances are delightful. They come in gorgeous packaging and, unlike a lot of scented candles, the scent throw is really good. When I light mine I can smell them all the way through the house. The little rustic tin buckets arrived first, in the following 'flavours':
Lavender Lemongrass: Used for generations to sooth the weary soul...A blend of Natural Lavender and Lemongrass
Cabin on the Hill: Simple and peaceful the cabin looks on the hill...Woody Spice, Leaves, and Fresh-Cut Greens
Hearth Cakes: Just baked cake kept warm by the hearth...1803's snickerdoodle cake
Friendship: Old friends are never far away...Spices with a warm pie crust
The Lavender Lemongrass and Cabin on the Hill are both quite fresh, outdoorsy scents. Hearth Cakes and Friendship are cosy, spiced baking scents. All are lovely. I don't know which to light first!
More, larger, ones are en route as we speak. The next lot are in mason jars with black lids, still very rustic and primitive in a few difference scents. It is so nice to have found a good scented candle in an attractive jar. So much nicer than Yankee Candles and I even like them more than my old favourite, Bath & Body Works. I urge you to try them! You won't look back!
I've also had a bumper delivery of fabric ready to be transformed into lovely things for the Lollyrocket fair on 27th February. I will, of course, be listing some handmade pieces in the shop too. I had carved out the whole of this week to break the back of my to do list but so far haven't even switched on my sewing machine. I will definitely *definitely* start tomorrow. No more procrastination.
Enjoy your week, everyone. Thanks, as always, for stopping by to read my ramblings.