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New Happy Goodies

 I have been working hard adding items to my shop...I hope you like them...
 I have been filling up my craft section...I buy so much vintage craft, with the intention of keeping it...but lately I have had to sort it all out..unless I want a divorce that is! ;)
 Please do click on each item to view the purchase page.





Speak soon my lovelies...





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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Club 5000

More than 5,000 BBC viewers and listeners in the South East have helped to create a unique artwork to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
{Rosie is in this piccy above...my original logo...can you spot where she is... she is on there twice.}

Many people submitted family portraits, photos of their ancestors, snaps of important occasions in their lives and of times that made them laugh.
 {Rosie in this caravan shoot is one my favourite pictures...so I had to submit this one.}
Artist Helen Marshall, aided by computer art experts Polly Tiles, used the images that were submitted to create a special photo mosaic portrait of the Queen.
{Nanny Hilda...I also had to include...to think she will be a part of this artwork forever, makes me soooo happy....can you see her in a black and white picture sitting on a deckchair with her friend}

 The finished image (the first image above) contains a contemporary picture of the Queen and a photo taken at the beginning of her reign. A spokeswoman for BBC South East said: "The project has taken on a life of its own with everyone thinking long and hard about the image they want to represent them and their family in our Jubilee artwork.
{Can you see the caravan in this mosaic above, pictured twice}.

 Stand up close to our artwork and you will see a mass of touching, funny or inspirational photos - step back 20 paces and it transforms to become a double portrait of the Queen."
 {There is a rather strange piccy in this lot of pictures...Freddy as a baby lol! The only baby with a mostache and glasses!}

{such a stunning piece...don't you think?}
Now the funny thing is, that I had totally forgot, that I had sent these pictures up to the BBC website! and when I heard that the deadline was closed, and after seeing the BIG REVEAL on TV...I was totally gutted that I hadn't done something about it....Freddy had also submitted his piccy and whilst looking for his, he also found the others!....Who could of sent these pictures up we thought!...how are they on there if we didn't put them on there!...After asking the family and realising that no way would our parents of put them on there...(they are silver surfers! lol!) I slowly started to remember that I had uploaded them about a month previous!..{I know! I am totally hopeless!} I had submitted 4 pics, thinking that was a bit cheeky at the time because they only asked for one!

Now it turns out that so many of the pictures have been repeated...I just sooo wished I had of uploaded my whole family, especially my lovely Dad who passed away in 1987....But on the other hand I am soooo chuffed that my lovely Rosie is on there...I have been grinning from ear to ear all weekend...it is such a wonderful piece of artwork to be a part of...BREATH TAKING infact!








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Loreen - Euphoria - Eurovision Winner 2012


 Loreen won Eurovision Yay!

To be honest...this song was my favourite...I have been playing her all week, one to play loud in the car in the sunshine!...and I must say, that this year...we definitely were not robbed! lol!

I love dance music and I definitely will be playing this for a very long time to come!

Loreen - Euphoria - Sweden


CONGRATULATIONS LOREEN - WE LOVE YOU HERE IN BLIGHTY!





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Good Luck, Good Luck in the Eurovision 2012

Yay! its the Eurovision song contest tonight...and we will be off to choose our nibbles for the contest soon at the local supermarket...Oh yes we are having a party!...all afternoon we have been watching Youtube on the tele...playing loud our favourite tunes...We have clipboards and pens at the ready and lager and lime on tap...hmmm! I so love that drink...so thirst quenching.

Its been a lovely day here in Blighty and we are sooo 'Biggin up the Hump' for Eurovison...now of course we all want EH to win, as he is representing England...but I also have a few other favourites...and this is one of them below...Have a listen...

Loreen - Euphoria - Sweden


Another of my favourites is...
Gaitana - Be my Guest - Ukraine

oh yes...what a party we will have...

I also like Bulgaria...but they never got through to the finals...I somehow think that if she had sang the song in English she probably would have got through...

I think the favourites to win are the Russian Grannies..How fun are they!

...Have a listen...
One of them is sooooo out of tune at the start...but it all blends in, in the end...well sort of! :)
Its catchy anyway! lol!

But of course the best song of all is Our Englebert Humperdinck...is that how you spell it! not sure anyway, here he is in all his glory!
I actually like it alot, he has always been a bit of a legend...hasn't he...what with 'Please Release Me', 'My Cherie Amour' & 'Quando Quando Quando' and he was such a good looking man...swoon!

SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE folks out there...VOTE FOR BLIGHTY
It will be the icing on the cake if we win in 2012 of all years :)

HAVE A BRILLIANT EVENING - WHEREVER YOU ARE




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Happy's Bathroom Makeover

 Well I promised you the pictures of my bathroom makeover and here they are...really all I did was paint the walls duck egg blue and moved in a whole lotta stuff, but I think we did good....
Rosie helped me paint the walls...she used the paintbrush and I, the roller...I use radiator rollers to paint walls, I find that the paint goes on easier and more evenly...Rosie did try the roller but it did splatter a bit and she didn't want to ruin her tan ;)
 
It was very easy moving my bits and bobs in, I had been saving things that I have been buying on my trips around Blighty and adding a few shop bought delights into the equation.
 I have been collecting Cath Kidston pieces for years now and as you can see from the laundry bag hanging on the locker this dates back a good few years ago...infact probably when she was only 2 years old :)
I have also bought cheapies too! As the towels above and below on this retro unit were from Primark...or Primarni as we call it! They cost me £5 each and they are bath sheet size...the lovely spots and flowers and BIG UP BLIGHTY Union Jack really look good on this unit, and plus, I really couldn't bring myself to pay the CK price tag for towels...especially with the amount of hair that gets dyed in this bathroom...
 
 Yes that is my bath and don't worry I haven't painted it blue too!...No! it is actually full up with water! lol! as just as I decided to take some piccies, Rosie decided to run a bath! doh!
 The spotty pink and white towels are from Asda, they cost me £6 each...they are lovely and thick and soft and soooo worth the money! Also the bag is a homemade one, made from CK material, that I bought from a local craft fair...isn't it just yummy!
...The 1970's teak retro unit, (above, now painted white) I bought ages ago...we decoupaged it a while back, but I hated it and never took any piccies of it...but it looks fabulous painted white and looks so at home in the bathroom...it didn't have any shelves so I pushed in this lovely metal basket which fits very snugly, which helps to keep it in place. ( I know what ya thinking!...No Rosie isn't in the bath yet! lol)
 
I bought this beach hut fabric in Whitstable and made this cushion and the pictures I found at an Antiques Fair...
 I hope you like my locker sticker, Freddy found this amoungst some papers that he bought...and I just had to stick it on this cupboard.
 The shutters either side of the window are CD racks that I bought years ago...I was going to try and sell them, but they are a bit worn and some of the slats are uneven...and anyway I had a brainwave that they might look good as lookalikey shuttery type thingies...Now I am not very good at DIY but I found a hammer and a nail....and hey presto they are up!...Just don't walk too close to them! ;)

 Artificial flowers again!!! ahh! they are doing so well in the window!

 Can you remember the bathroom before...it had cream coloured walls, but I so love this duck egg! I think it makes colours POP, especially white and pink...oh yes loverley!
I hope you liked my Bathroom Makeover pictures and that they have inspired you to decorate a room in your house...


Bye for now my lovelies xx



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A song for Queen Elizabeth II

What a lovely song...Be Proud...and Play it Loud!

"Sing" is a song written by British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow and musician Andrew Lloyd Webber, and performed by a number of artists from across the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The track will be released via Digital download and CD single on May 28, 2012, and will be performed as the opening song of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert celebrations on June 4, 2012.





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I Love Artificial Flowers


Ooooh yes I do...now do not get me wrong I love fresh flowers too!
...but I seriously love my artificial ones...

  I am totally useless with plants...not the garden variety, because I have plants that do well in my soil, in the garden!...No! I am talking about the HOUSE PLANT!...I just can't help it...I forget to water them and they die off...
I have been known to talk to them! Yep Ok OK so I know it is supposed to be the first sign of madness!...or is that talking to yourself???...but no matter what I do, I think it might even be the 'fear' of killing them off!
...As I soooo remember, when my Mum and Dad left me for the first time, to go away on holiday on their own! I think I must have been about 17 at the time!! Oh what a disaster! No no no! I wasn't rowdy or anything...I didn't have a BIG party or anything...Na nuffing as awful as that!

They went away for one week only...and before my Mum left, she gave me strict instructions on how and how often to water the plants...yeh yeh yeh I said, rolling my eyes! I know! Keep Calm Mother! lol!
...Well I never heard from them all week until the day before they were coming home...and Mum said how are my plants doing Happs! And with that I looked around and thought! SH*T! Their all dead Mum! Whoops! I told her they were fine, to stop her worrying!

But no amount of watering was going to revive them! Oh dear! Needless to say I got a right 'ole telling off when she got home!lol!...and everytime she went on holiday after that little incident, she used to put her plants in a bath of shallow water! and I had to shower at a neighbours house!
Rotten Cheek! lol!

I think the news spread around the flower community and that is why, I do not have a very good relationship with indoor plants :)....anyway as I was saying...I love my artificial flowers...I love cheap and expensive ones, vintage and new ones...but buy the right colour and the right styles and they can look as delightful as the real thing, as do these little beauties above.

HAPPY DAYS




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