[Weekend encounters]: Thrift shop finds

Hello folks! I hope you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend (for those in the UK) and managed to catch up on some much needed R&R as well as some sunshine if you were lucky! I for one had an amazing one having flown over to the green isles to visit the in-laws and the family. It was a surprise visit for the in-laws and seeing their not-sure-what-hit-them expressions when we turned up at their doorsteps was simply priceless! :) Anyway, my mother-in-law, myself and my husband had the whole day to ourselves on the Friday so we decided to go into town for a bit of window-shopping and spot of lunch. Well…the window shopping turned into an actual shopping spree (woops!) and our “spot of lunch” turned into a mighty big Greek feast…. nevertheless we had a ball of a time! :D

Oh and we managed to have a nosey through some thrift shops along the way where I picked up a few bits and bobs for the house at an absolute bargain (!) which you can see below. What do you think? I’m not sure if it’s in the hope of sunny weather but I’ve recently been adding pops of yellow through out the house (my last one was Tobyboo’s ‘Oranges & Lemons’ cushion cover) so the tea set, the milk jug and the sugar jar are a great addition to my growing collection! :) xDSC_2741 WEB DSC_2780 WEB DSC_2781 WEB DSC_2795 WEB

Sunshine in the City!

I don’t know about you but I thoroughly enjoyed my Bank Holiday weekend where I felt like I actually had time to do things aside from work and chores! Okay, so I did a bit in the evenings… nevertheless, I managed to find more time to do things I enjoy like exploring bits of London, checking out small independent galleries and weekend markets, doing a bit of craft work, finding time to socialise with friends (some new ones too! I finally met the lovely Michelle from Fox In The Attic over coffee…followed by vino) and most importantly….catching up on some ‘us‘ time with the hubby (seeing as we had been both working stupid late hours over the last couple of weeks – him more so than me that I barely saw him!) by going out for dinners, long walks and even cycling in the sunshine! This was the first time in a long while where I felt like I had a weekend….and more to the point…..a life! ;)

So here’es a peek into some of the things I did over the weekend. How did you spend your bank holiday weekend? xx

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[Sewing projects, Boozey lunches and strolls around Canary Wharf and the Thames]

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[Exploring Columbia Road Flower Market]

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[Cycling down the canals and ice-creams in Victoria Park (sore saddle bums the next day!) ]

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