Our Mosaic Pot

Well what a weekend that was! apart from the fact football is NOT coming
home!…we have been in quite a lazy mood this week! its probably
something to do with the heat and the humidity….but the weekend took a
sudden turn!

I got up extra early on saturday and went with Rosie to one of our local shopping centre’s she needed to get a few bits in preparation fo her up and coming 17th birthday….we got there about 9.10 and were back home before 11 am…with everything that she had on her list 🙂 ….so the early bird definitely got the worm…

But after our good luck in the morning…I had a bit of a ‘senior moment’ in the afternoon, when Fred and I decided to go out and we left without taking the keys with us! @!*{$£@ Shuzbut!!! it was totally my fault! as Fred asked me to pick the keys up!…and like a ‘melon’ I refreshed my lipstick and shut the door behind me only to realise I had left the keys inside and locked all the windows! (cos I am paranoid about shutting windows!)….

We did contemplate getting on a bus! shock horror! £9.00 return to Gillingham our nearest shopping centre!…we also contemplated sitting in the garden…but it was sooooo damn hot – we would of fried!…LOL!

Luckily Rosie had gone to Margate with her friends and even luckier she had taken her keys with her! Phew! Rosie saves the day! but what were we to do in the meantime!!  well!….we also happen to have the most wonderful neighbours and they invited us into their house, where we sat in their garden…

They fed and watered us and we had a right old chit chat and a laugh…they really looked after us…they also have a pool in their garden and I was very tempted indeedy to get in it, but I saved them the ‘sorry’ sight! he he he!

…So!….a bad situation turned into a completely lovely day…and a BIG thankyou goes to P, J & J for your wonderful hospitality (kiss kiss) you know who you are 🙂

Today I awoke at 5am…how can you not with all the birds chirping soooo early in the morning…and it gets light around 4am! So I was up and out and off to the local flea markets….

I wore one of my ‘Happy loves Rosie’ bags and my shopping trolley to match…totally kitted out for bargain hunting 🙂 It was a lot of walking around for not a lot of clobber, but it was good for the exercise anyway!

I hope you have enjoyed the pictures I have shown you….they are of the garden in our mini heatwave (30 degrees in the shade!) and our lovely seafarers urn…that I had totally forgotten about!…we had moved it with us and had laid it to rest in the old outside toilet….I was clearing the garden the other day – when I remembered it was in there…

…this is a fantastic pastime to do with the kids…we used to take them to Shoeburyness, near Southend in Essex (we used to live that way about 10 years ago) and on that beach, all this kind of china washes up onto the shore, and we used to take a picnic and walk along the beach and pick up all the pretty pieces…some are more coroded by the sea than others….it was such a fun thing to do….and then when we had enough pieces we all sat and plastered it onto this pot….it is extremely heavy though! as this is a terracotta pot! but it is divine.

….another thing we used to do….was take paints (non toxic!) to the beach…Whitstable or Herne Bay (I love Herne Bay) they have pebble beaches there and we used to sit on the beach near the water and paint little pictures on the pebbles….you can while away hours doing this….I used to let Rosie and Daz choose one stone to take home that they had painted and they would use them as paperweights and then when we returned we would take the pebbles back….such fun and cheap things to do…..those were the days eh!

Anyway I had better go….I hope you all had a lovely weekend and you made the most of the lovely weather.

Speak soon my friends 🙂

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  1. Anonymous
    10th July 2010 / 7:41 pm

    Hi Love, Your blog just puts a smile on my face! Marcia in California

  2. Deborah
    9th July 2010 / 12:49 am

    Fun story, great photos, and I'm crushing on that mosaic pot!

  3. Valy
    6th July 2010 / 7:11 am

    Hello Rosie, sorry for my bad english, i'm a french women and i have just discover your blog & website, i love what you do, really beautifull !

    6th July 2010 / 1:16 am

    I love reading your blog. Actually, just looking at it makes me smile–it's such a happy place to be!

  5. rosabeer
    5th July 2010 / 8:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures and lovely mosaic.Marja

  6. Hummingbird loves...xx
    5th July 2010 / 5:04 pm

    What a day! Absolutely adore everything on here! Have just started my own blog (which in itself is a miracle!) Would love it if you would take a look, it's my first venture into blogging & getting creative! http://hummingbird9.blogspot.com/ xx

  7. SueLovesCherries
    3rd July 2010 / 12:17 pm

    Hello Happy in Medway! What a fantastic pot! Full of memories.A few posts ago you mentioned wanting a Citroen Dolly – brought back memories of when I lived in Belgium 25 years ago and was so tickled by the look of the "deux chevaux"!enjoy the summer to the fullest – I know you will!xxoo ~ Sue in Medway

  8. danemi1
    2nd July 2010 / 10:38 pm

    Hope you dont mind I have just put a link on my blog to yours – I found my way here earlier and have been looking ever since – esp love your caravan – it is absolutely amazing – totally love your style – incredible!!!If you wish me to remove the link – please just shout – just wanted to share with my friends what loveliness I found when I clicked on your blogElaine

  9. Kirsty Vittetoe
    30th June 2010 / 6:35 am

    Lovely pictures of your garden, thanks for sharing, hope your week filled with fun and laughter!

  10. Marlene
    28th June 2010 / 11:31 pm

    I usually say when something like your incident happens to me, I call it a "Happy Accident" in your case it was a Happy accident that turn into a Happy Ending…I love your mosaic pot thinking of doing a mosaic bowling ball…thanks ~ have a honey of a day! grace peace & many blessings 2 U, Marlene

  11. Yoli
    28th June 2010 / 6:33 pm

    What a lovely blog you have here.

  12. Elizabeths Attic
    28th June 2010 / 5:14 pm

    Love the mosaic and I went to stay with an aunt near Whitstable and then when I had my family we took them. I know the beach you are talking about but I must admit I never saw a painted pebble perhaps I was not looking hard enough. Was a pity about England but to be fair the German team out played us.Beverley

  13. Madelief
    28th June 2010 / 1:21 pm

    Although not planned your day sounds happy to me! Your mosaics look very good!Groetjes van Madelief

  14. melanie
    28th June 2010 / 12:49 pm

    Fabulous piccies as always.:) Can I ask you, with you loving the 1950s (I do too), are you a fan of the tv series The Darling Buds Of May? xxx

  15. Stadsmuis
    28th June 2010 / 9:49 am

    Your garden really looks fab! I just LOVE your tent! Nice to have a shady spot with these temperatures. In Holland it is just as hot as with you guys, so I know what you're going through ;-)XXX Debby

  16. KC'sCourt!
    28th June 2010 / 6:59 am

    You just brought back a happy childhood memory for me…….I used to live in Southend too and pick up the china off the beach!Julie xxxxxxx

  17. magpie chic
    28th June 2010 / 4:34 am

    Well I just can't get over the 30 degree thing, never mind the football. What a lovely way to spend a day. Sorry about the football and all! LOLLuv Jacqui

  18. Anonymous
    28th June 2010 / 3:38 am

    It seems as if you have had a wonderful weekend except the football game! So sorry for you, but I´m German and as you can imagine,I´m really, really lucky about the result! :o)Have a wonderful start into the new week,Sabine

  19. Jenny
    28th June 2010 / 1:13 am

    Beautiful accidents!

  20. Home and Heart
    28th June 2010 / 12:54 am

    Sometimes the best of days happen in in the most unexpected of ways!

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