Yesterday we took a trip out to the Maidstone Hobby Craft Shop where I managed to pick up a bit of stash. A couple of cuts of fabric, some ribbons, a couple of punches and some card to make some thread drops. It doesn't look much but I managed to spend £42. I didn't check the receipt until I got back home and discovered that I had been overcharged as the box of ribbons had been put through twice! It's not worth going back as I would probably spend more on petrol (gas) than I would getting a refund and I would probably spend more in the store too! So I am £6.99 down and the moral of this story is to check the receipt before you leave the car park!
We then called in a garden centre on the way home and found this rather lovely strawberry pot complete with strawberry plants - can you see the tiny strawberries forming? There was no price tag on it so we found an assistant who said he had no idea of the price and that they were probably the same price as the herb gardens in identical pots - £24.99. As this was the last one and, as it looked a bit under the weather, he said he would let us have it for half price. I watered it well last night and it looks a lot more healthier now. And yes I agree that the grass needs cutting!
There was a Chinese restaurant close by to the garden centre that was doing lunchtime deals so we succumbed and had lunch there. There goes the healthy eating/diet but I didn't eat any dinner last night to make up for it!
We took the 'pretty' route home instead of the motorway. I had forgotten how beautiful the county we live in really is. They call Kent the 'Garden of England' and yesterday I could well appreciate why. We drove through narrow lanes and tiny villages with 'chocolate box top' cottages. The sun was shining and it was so much more relaxing than fighting the traffic on the motorway.
And now ...
... an update on Hannah Beeby
. Not too much done but it's coming along slowly. I am not sure if anyone else is still stitching on the SAL as no-one is posting on the site but I will carry on regardless.
I really need a 'finishing day' but Ken is still waiting on his job to re-start and is therefore home and under my feet!
Lastly, did you spot my eggling? Go back and check out the first picture - the flowers are still not out so I have resorted to putting it outside in the sunshine to encourage it to flower.
Thanks for visiting
Edited: The grass has now been cut!
Labels: Garden, Hannah Beeby