Went shopping in Glasgow yesterday, had a really nice day.Discovered something strange in a charity shop
- a sofa (which I thought was for sale, till I noticed that it looked brand new) and right beside it was a hot drinks machine!Has anyone else come across this in a charity shop?Perhaps it was because it was a city centre charity shop.Didn't have my camera with me to record the facilities, but was quite surprised!
I was feeling a bit down in the dumps today and just wondering what to blog about when Hubby came in and said that there was a package for me.Couldn’t remember ordering anything, so was a bit surprised!
Then I was absolutely delighted!It was from Scarlett!If you’ve not already visited her blog – Scarlett Loves Elvis – then you must do so immediately!It is such fun – like many of us, she loves charity shops and always seems to find a bargain.Her adventures are great to read!
Anyway – look what she sent me in thanks for the “Blighty Tea Cosy” I knit for her!
Lots of tea and cake goodies!Perfect!Love everything – purse and tissues going straight into my handbag.My favourite is the little teapot strainer.Scarlett – how did you know – I’ve always wanted one of those.I’m going to go out tomorrow and get some loose tea to go in it.
Scarlett, thank you once again – you have made my day andbrought me out of a rather “down” mood!
When you are trying hard not to eat cake, it really is necessary to find something else to put on a cake stand to pretty it up.So I found these little soapy bath thingies and don’t they look cute?The pretty floral boxed soaps are from Marks & Spencer.
The cake stand was made from the bits and pieces of a tea set that I found in a charity shop.Its a lovely gold and lemon pattern – very pretty and delicate.Hubby helped again.
Made in England by Balfour.
I still have two cups and saucers, so can invite a friend to tea.
I’ll have real cakes, though!Don’t think there are as many calories in them when you buy them for friends – are there?
One of the great things about living in a port town is that you never know what kind of ships might be visiting!
In the summer of 2009, HMS Bounty arrived at Customhouse Quay.This is a replica of the original ship which was involved in the mutiny in Tahiti in 1789.
The replica was built in 1962 for the film "Mutiny on the Bounty" staring Marlon Brando.I have to admit that the Clark Gable and Charles Laughton version is my favourite.
The ship has also appeared in other films, including Pirates of the Caribbean.Absolutely beautiful - isn't she!
Greenock is one of the ports of call for the Tall Ships Race in July this year, which means that we will be absolutely full of wonderful sailing ships of all types - really looking forward to that - will take lots of pics.My windows look onto the river so I'll have a brilliant view!
I used to love the TV series "The Onedin Line" and always imagined sailing off into the sunset with the lovely theme music playing in the background!Oh well, one can dream!I think the theme music was from Spartacus by Khachaturian - even when I hear it now I still think of billowing sails!
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" - which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? … And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
Many women were there, watching from a distance.They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
New International Version of the Bible - Matthew 27, verses from passage 45-55.