Monday, 31 August 2009

Thrifting, Holiday, Birthday & GCSE's

I can't believe it's been over 2 weeks since I last blogged, time seems to be running away from me at the moment & I'm trying to catch up with all the blogs that I read, I suppose it will be easier now that Autumn is upon us! It was my eldest daughter's birthday on Saturday, Happy Birthday Jemma. She has recently moved out of her apartment and into a house with a garden so she had friends over for a barbecue, luckily the weather stayed dry as it has been awful for the past couple of weeks.

Mr CB had a weeks holiday and we were going to go away in our caravan but the keys have been mislaid, if they are not found we will have to change all the locks as you can't get replacement keys for the type of lock. Lily was very disappointed but we had some days out instead. We started to go to Dartmoor wildlife park, headed up the A30 towards Exeter then realised the wildlife park was over the other side nearer to Plymouth. By this time it was also raining so we ended up going into Okehampton, we looked around the town Charity Shop's and then the sun came out. So we headed over to the park and had a picnic, it's a beautiful park with a stream running alongside it and we found a really cute house in the grounds. It looks just like something out of a fairytale.

We went to Trethorne leisure farm one day, well for 2 hours! Saw some animals and Lily played in the sandpit and that was enough of that.

And we went up to Bude, it was quite sunny. We had a mooch around the town, bought some fish & chips to take to the beach for lunch, put our (my) shopping in the car and the heavens opened. So lunch was eaten in the car and this is what the beach looked like after.

If nothing else I did attack the charity shops a bit!
Some Enid Blyton.

Rowan & Patons wool at 50p a ball.

Some posies.

And plates.

And of course you need a bit of kitsch.

Of course last week held the day that we have been waiting for all summer, GCSE results day. I'm glad to say Jodie passed all her exams with 1 A*, 3 A's, 4 B's and 2 C's, well done Jodie! She has now enrolled in the sixth form to do A levels in Drama, B Tec music & performance, English language, Philosophy & Ethics as well as her gold arts award.


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Well done to Jodie! What a relief that it is out of the way now.
You went to some lovely places, I love Devon and Cornwall. You found some beautiful things, I really like the square dish/plate with the roses on.
Yes I agree it does feel like autumn yesterday & today we have not been able to see much out of the window because of very low clouds and drizzle...
Isabelle x

Rose Charles said...

Well done to Jodie :-)

You have some lovely photos of your travels!

The weather is not great here today either... I think Autumn is well and truly on the way!

Rose XXX

Serenata said...

Congratulations to your daughter, she certainly did well!

What a lovely house and gardens, so pretty.

Soem gorgeous goodies you have found. Lucky you :-)

Kitty said...

Congratulations to your daughter - that's fabulous. Happy Birthday to your eldest daughter. And well done you for all that thrifting! Great stuff. x

Florence and Mary said...

Well done Jodie!

Looks like you had fun and love the EB books (have you seen my EB flickr group, would love for you to join!). I've not seen a couple of them before but Mr Twiddle was always a fave!

Victoria xx

Felicity said...

well done to jodie! i love your vintage finds, and the park looks so pretty, fliss xx

sharie said...

Congrats to your daughter on her results!

Love the photos and I especially like the square dish with the crinoline lady in the middle.

Lulu said...

what a beautiful lovely.
Love all your goodies also, especially the yarn...
take care,

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twiggypeasticks said...

Well done to your daughter. Some very lovely charity shop finds there. I had a few Mr Twiddle books when I was little, about 100 years ago !!
Twiggy x

Homemakers Tales said...

Trethorne a great day out for families we live within a mile from there across the fields so know it well did you check out the charities in launceston we have several ... Kieren