Thursday, 19 February 2009


Now what's a child free mummy to do with spare Wednesday evening?

The house looks like a jumble sale, and I really don't want to be a domestic goddess, or even attempt to try to be one...

What I need is some inspiration/motivation.

& it comes in a flash!

This parcel came the other day....

Nicely wrapped....

With a lovely tag ....

This very nice bag, with a very important message....

This bag is most definitely speaking to me (like chocolate me -eat me...)

Hmm No children....

G is at home - & available to torture....

IKEA it is then - after all, they do sell things that help to keep the house tidy!

I really did need this stand, to replace the one I broke at Christmas

& look! - a cake stand for less than £10

I know its not vintage, but its really quite pretty & I won't be scared to use it....

Bright cheerful wrapping paper - just in case....

Bright cheerful flowers - just because at 38p a pot they are a bargain....

& several large boxes.

Oh yes, I am going to de-clutter the hall, and I am going to create some me space in the spare room, for doing 'things'. Quite what 'things' I do not know - but I will do some'thing' I'm sure....

It was a very productive shop.

Now I just need to see if G will assemble them for me - not that I am incapable of doing so myself - but I have another important thing to do....

Look what I found on the book stall at work....

When the going gets tough - the tough go shopping!

Love Lydia xx


  1. the book looks good - feel free to send it my way once finished with LOL i have a ridiculous amount of books i really need to get them sorted and to the charity shop but i can read 3/4 books a week so they mount up quickly!!! the cake stands from ikea are great arent they i spotted them before xmas but then mum in law got me the laura ashley blue one for xmas instead but as i am going to bite the bullet and go to ikea tomorrow i may get one :-) hope you get your organising done!! greys anatomy about to start so bye bye :-) Lesley x

  2. I won't be too far from Milton Keynes Ikea this weekend....... hmmmmmm!! Love your buys!!
    Enjoy the rest, hun!!

    Sharon : ) xx

  3. Great buys and what a perfect way to spend some child free time.
    Our Ikea is miles away and as I don't drive and OH hates going there I never get to go, we've been once in 2 and a half years. Hmmm must start nagging lol.
    I'll have the book after Leslie 'hehe', looks good. You'll have to let us know what it's like.
    Take care
    Beki xxx

  4. OOOOOh i want to go to Ikea now i have seen your cake stand but like bekimarie ours is miles away.i suppose i could be nice to hubby will have to wait and see enjoy your break the little ones will be home before you know it best wishes Pat

  5. too right. Shop, shop, then shop some more! Love the cake stand. What a perfect excuse to make a lovely big sponge cake, with loads of fresh strawbs on top!

    :O) xx

  6. Hi Lydia

    Thanks so much for your comment, I need all the support I can get! :)

    Love your bag! And maybe I will have to brave the new local(ish) Ikea now I've seen your buys... will have to leave the kids with someone though!!!

    Mel xxx

  7. Hi Lydia

    If you save picture (award) then go into customise blog, add gadgets, scroll down to add picture and then add it to your sidebar.
    Is that clear?
    I don't think i've had enough cups of tea yey lol!
    You're also meant to add links to the bloggers you give awards to but I still can't do that.
    Take care
    Beki xxx

  8. hi lydia - if you need instructions on how to link then this is helpful (once you have done it its very easy every other time! I usually have another tab or window open with the website or blog i want to link to then i can just highlight and ctrl C to copy it)

    Lesley x