Friday, 20 November 2015

Just an ordinary Friday

Hello. Nothing exciting has happened today. Spose I need to have a few dull days, too much excitement would wear me out. I went to town to pay a bill at the bank. While I was there I had a look at the newly refurbished 20 21 Arts Centre. It sure does look posh. A brand spanking new reception area, gift shop, and cafe, it looks lovely. I had a browse of the exhibitions, two really interesting ones. I didn't have time to study it properly so I shall go back, with my camera. 
I popped in Poundland next door to the bank, in search of Ultimate cat food. They haven't had any for a few weeks, but I was surprised and pleased that it is back in stock. I cleared the shelf of 14 bags. My cats will be chuffed, it's their favourite. I did a quick shop in Aldi, for a few items, only spent £7. Bananas, cheese, broccoli, spinach, dog food. I was running out of cat litter and they do a bag for £1.55. Cats are piddling indoors a lot just lately.
I've thought of a new idea to play around with. I have a metal bracket for a hanging basket outside on the wall, next to the kitchen window, and I have never had a basket on it. It needs something to hang there to brighten up these dull winter days. It's the wrong time of year to plant up real flowers, so why not make an artificial display, something that will not deteriorate in the weather. 
I have this chrome basket type, pointy end round ball. It used to be a lampshade, I found it in a skip. It was covered in glass beads and crystals which I stripped off to use on other projects. I didn't like to throw it away so it has been hanging in a tree in my back garden for the past year. Now I need some flowers, that's easy, I can make some from aluminium drinks cans. Yes, I think that should be quite good, a hanging ball of artificial flowers. I'll get on with it.
It's a bit colder today, I think we are heading for a cold weekend. Mayze cat and Rocky are lying in front of the gas fire, Bugsy is next to me on his chair, and Heidi has taken a liking to lie in a small gap behind the open living room door. I don't think we will be moving far tomorrow. I have a big pan of veg stew, potatoes, carrots, onions, large tin of mixed bean salad, and a tin of tomatoes. I usually use porridge oats to thicken it, but I have half a packet of ground rice which I want to use up, and that does the job nicely. Won't need to do much cooking for a couple of days.

Thanks for popping in. Enjoy your weekend. Toodle pip.

8 comments:

  1. what a clever idea, especially using old cans... what a clever girl you are.. I love reading your comments, and because you are also in the UK and not far from friends I visit, it makes it even nicer to catch up with your latest blog... all the best J

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    1. Hi jeannine, thanks for your comment. You are not far from where I used to work at Alvaston. Sawley used to be my delivery patch for Nestle when I was driving.

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  2. well those metal flowers will far outlast any fabric ones. there is a place I know that has artificial flowers outside all year round but they are looking shoddy now. I know another lady who has artificial grass outside so she doesn't have to mow it

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  3. Take care with those cans - they look a bit sharp edged. I bet it will look good when finished - you have a good eye for design. Stay dry and warm
    Sue

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  4. Can't wait to see how your project works out, should look amazing x x

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  5. What do you use to cut the cans? The flowers look lovely and so colourful.

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    1. Hi Barbara. Ordinary scissors that you might find in the house. Larger scissors to cut the cans open, remove top and bottom and cut up the side and open flat, nail scissors to cut out the flowers.

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  6. Hi.Sounds like a good day at town...a gallery to browse through and...finding the cat food brand they like at a good price again.The metal flower/wire cage basket project is a clever use of the ordinary and I look forward to the transformation.Thank you,D.

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