Guess who went to Dunelm Mill...?
Lou and myself took my Mum down to the shop at Park Gate in Fareham on Thursday, and she loved it! I bought a few little things...
In two small aisles at Dunelm Mill, I found more treasure than I have at any other big retail store.
On Friday it was time for Craft Club at the local church hall, and one of the ladies there presented me with my very own little bear. It's something she does for everyone... only, when I first joined the group, I didn't get a bear :( Apparently, she was looking for the perfect one just for me. She makes the little clothing pieces herself in bright happy colours. What a lovely little gift to welcome someone, don't you think?
Then on Saturday it was back to Dunelm Mill with LouLou, her daughter Lisa, and my Mum ... plus her credit card *lol* We had such a giggle! On the way home, we stopped off at a craft and card shop Called RS Cards & Crafts. Run by Roz and her daughter Sarah, this is a little piece of heaven hidden away in Bursledon. Roz is AMAZING! A brilliant woman full of enthusiasm and information... and I came away with my Christmas pressie from Hubby to me. Wanna know what he bought me? A 1:24th scale dolls house! I love it so much! Hubby also bought me a few little pieces (it's possibly the last time I'm ever aloud out of the house with his credit card and details *lol*)... and I went shopping on EBay and bought a few more - but I'll be popping straight back to see Roz and to purchase more from her shop too.
And so on to today... where I said "Goodbye" to the little kitties. Duchess went last night, and she's now called Ronnie and settling in beautifully with her new family. Rosie is now Matilda, and she has found a loving mummy called Claire just around the corner from where I live, and Essex (who may or may not be changing his name) lives not too far from Ronnie near the New Forest with Andy and Debbie and their family. I've just recieved a called from Andy... Essex was curled up on their bed asleep, and has really settled in amazingly well. So... happy news for the kitties. Of course, Bella hasn't gone anywhere at all... she's still here with us, wrecking the Christmas tree, and is part of our family now.
So... lots happening and no time to get anythig done - though any shopping that involves crafting materials is always a guilty pleasure :)
I'll leave it for tomorrow to find some time to catch up with all those wonderful blogs I've been missing lately... and have to say a special "Thank You!" to Helen for letting me in on the wonderful world that is Dunelm Mill *lol*