Friday, 23 September 2016

Bliss

Hello. It's thanks to my sheddie friends Oliver and Adele, for telling me about this latest article in Good Woodworking magazine, which features both our sheds. I am not in the habit of perusing magazines of any kind, let alone one about woodworking. I might flick through the odd trucking magazine, but only to get a free read before putting it back on the shelf. However, I was in town today and spent £4.50 just to get a copy of this for my scrap book. 
Next to mine was a picture of Oliver and Adele in front of their Shed of dreams. I am so pleased they won their category. They put a lot of work into that, it looks fabulous.

I had a quick whip round Aldi for a few bits and bobs. The main reason for going to town was to get the magazine, have a look at a new exhibition in the Arts Centre, and choose some books from the library. This is what I found.

The cats are all in for the night, Heidi has had her tablet, and I am not going to do my three miles tonight because I am going on an eleven mile walk tomorrow. I have a glass of wine, and I am going to sit in a comfy chair and enjoy the books. My idea of bliss.

Thanks for popping in. Enjoy your weekend. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.

17 comments:

  1. Wow...those look interesting and good for you for getting the magazine for your scrap book. Well deserved. Happy weekend.

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  2. Lovely pictures IIona am also pleased to see the different ones of Rocky you put on :) .

    Sue

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  3. I spent a bit of money the other weekend buying a Victoria magazine that featured houses and shops in England. My daughter and I enjoy alot. Today I went to Goodwill, a thrift shop. Wound up with a lovely red skirt and a sweater and a cookbook. All for $19....and a packaged cookie. Happy that a red top at home goes with the skirt. Still am looking for a dark grey skirt though. Look elsewhere. I am glad you got a copy of magazine featured your shed. Good for you!! Have a good weekend walking!!

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  4. Hi Ilona, a night in with books is wonderful - I'd doze off half way through if I had wine though. Loving the pics of Rocky, I have a book on making books ...... you start with pieces of fabric and decorate them in some way, these become the pages of your fabric book - the book shows how to bind them together in various ways. It's a way of keeping a record of your arty fabric accomplishments. I love the book, and the idea, never got round to doing any yet though! Have a good hike, hope the rain holds off. Love, Elaine B

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  5. So pleased your wonderful summerhouse is getting so much publicity. This is really well deserved and couldn't have happened to a nicer person. I hope you are ok and feeling a little better. Kristel

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    1. Hi Kristel. Yes, feeling a bit better now, though Rocky is never far from my mind. I walk into the garden every morning to say good morning to him, even though I know he is not there. His spirit is though, the cats seem to sense this and follow me around.

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    2. Ilona, that is so touching. I do the same with memories of my sweet dog, KaTy. I have a memorial tree in the backyard where I often say 'hello' to her spirit. Take care. Jackie

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  6. I'm glad your shed is featured, it looks so cheerful. I'm surprised the magazine didn't send you a free copy. I enjoy hearing about the walks you go on, the longer ones where I see a bit of England. I live in Canada now, and do miss the English countryside. All good wishes, Jean in Winnipeg.

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  7. Would love to know the kind of things you like to pick up at Aldi's since I shop there as well and maybe I am overlooking a bargain.

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    1. Hello Lana. I usually get the same things from Aldi most times I shop there. Strong cheddar cheese, £1.49. Cream crackers, nuts, bread, fresh fruit and veg, look for the super six, yogurt, wine, butter, soya milk. I also buy these things from Tesco, depends which part of town I happen to be.

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  8. Hello Ilona, thought you'd like to know that your beautiful shed is featured in the Western Morning News Saturday magazine, here in Devon! I love your blog, so inspiring and entertaining! ( being frugal our neighbour passes the magazine to us! )

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    1. Thanks Christine. Tried to find it online but no luck. I seem to be getting around a bit.

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  9. Lovely. Very nice for you, and much deserved.

    I have not been popping in for a bit, tied up with life.
    However, today I got an email alert of a new posting (I am one who mentioned was not getting them), so somehow that sorted itself out..

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    1. I'm glad that seems to be working again, thanks for telling me. I think sometimes they have an odd blip or two.

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    2. you're welcome. my own computer has gremlins at times, so who knows...possibly it was something not working in my computer

      hopefully I get them regular now, as with one thng and another, I was forgetting to check in.

      I appreciate reading your posts..

      take care

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