Thursday, 23 December 2010


So far today has been a bit of a nightmare, started the day been hit on the head with the curtain pole as i opened the curtain. Plaster everywhere, hole in wall and a smashed owl. Just what you need before Christmas. So i took myself off to the kitchen put on the B0b Dylan Christmas album and make mince-pies.

Tomorrow i've got a chocolate chestnut cake to make and braised red cabbage.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Sheffield Vintage Fair

I recently did the Sheffield Vintage fair, but stupidly took no pictures! Heres a write up of the event and a pic of my stall on the vintage fair blog

Bertha's Bewilderments

So my Mum has finally done it and got herself a unit at 'The Emporium' Clyde road, In Sheffield. She'll be selling with me at the next Sheffield Vintage Fair. She's got some bloody amazing stuff, i'm eying up the owls and the Vases. If anyone would like to buy anything email me.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Latest courtyard Bazzar

Few pictures from the latest Courtyard Bazaar in Canterbury

I finally sold the sewing boxes after having them for months. Now they've gone it frees up some space for some more stuff. Hurrah
We'll be at the sheffield vintage fair on the 25th Sept.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Jam time

As Jim was ill on the bank holiday leaving me with nothing to do. I decided to make Jam, Chutney and Pickles.


Anyone who know me knows i love dresses. Look at these 60's/70's beauty's i bought to sell on. Might keep a couple myself.

Courtyard Bazzar

Some photos from the last 2 Courtyard Bazzars we did in Canterbury. Next ones on the 18th.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sunday, 15 August 2010

New Haul

All for the Courtyard Bazaar sale. Although i want to keep some of it for myself!

Stupid cats

The cats aren't allowed in the spare room. They create too much havoc. I'm getting things ready for the Courtyard Bazaar next weekend. Left the door open for 2 minutes came back and they'd made themselves nice and comfy.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


the books I read
Election - Tom Perrotta
The Contortionists Handbook - Craig Clevenger
The average American Male - Chad Kultgen
The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tome Wolfe
The Wishbones - Tom Perrotta
Utterly Monkey - Nick Laird
Change of Heart - Tony Parson
Distance - Tony Parson
Rape a Love Story - Jocye Carol Oates
Bad Haircut - Tom Perrotta

It seems like a lot, but we did go on holiday. And also a lot of Tom Perrotta, but when i find a new author i like i tend to gorge myself.

Some things i saw

Friday, 9 July 2010


I was picking blackcurrants down the allotment went we spotted this fox cub. It was quite tame and came real close as it went about its business of moving plant pots from our allotment to our neighbors.

Sunday, 20 June 2010


So i start a new job on Monday so have got my arse in gear and finally made the cushions for the camper-van I've been meaning to do ever since i picked the fabric up from a car boot a month ago.

The patterns are from Sublime stiching.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

My nails match my computer

Yes i know i should be looking for a job, but its boring and painting my nails is much more fun.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

New Things!

I acquired all these new things this weekend. I shall be selling them at the Courtyard Bazzar on the 29th hopefully.I seem to have got rather a lot of cats.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

New Dream Bike

This is my new bike. Well i was going to tinker with it then sell it, but i love it. I already have a bike but its pink and doesn't go with my outfit for the up-coming tweed run. So after adjusting the seat on this one and realizing i can reach the pedals, i'm keeping it. Needed some cleaning so i spent the day cleaning it instead of job hunting. Day well spent.

It was covered in oil and some of the chrome was a bit rusty. Bit of elbow grease and it came up a treat.

Bit of internet searching told me you could find out the date the bike was made by looking a number on the hub. Cleaned all the shit off and found out it was made in 1974.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sunday VW Fun

So today was the day of the volks world show. We thought we'd go and get some ideas for doing up Bertha.We sat in a traffic jam for 2 fucking hours, slowly crawling to the showground entrance. It was a good looking traffic jam with some lovely campervans queuing but it was a traffic jam non the less. When we got there it was all a bit strange. Everything seemed to be crammed in and they're weren't too many T25's, Lots of Spiltys and Bays. Jim saw some cars he liked but as i girl i can only comment on the colour of them and the interiors. I cant even drive. Looking back i think the queue was the most exciting bit of the day. It was ok but not really what i'd been expecting, maybe summer shows are better, dunno.

Much more exciting was this sandwich i made

Somehow i have got to the age of 29 without ever roasting a joint of beef. On the way back from the camping van show we went to the farm shop. They had joints of beef for 3 quid in the oopps section. So i bought one roasted it, ate some and made the leftovers into me dinner for tomorrow.