Saturday, 16 April 2016

Happy Pants!

A few weeks ago Gill and I had a day out at the Country Living Spring Fair. There were lots of lovely things to see, much of it beyond our price range, a few lovely little things to buy like washi tape and notebooks as well as some rather yummy things to taste like cheese, fudge and chocolate... Not all together I hasten to add. We may have gone back and tasted the chocolate several times... Just to make sure we liked it (especially the salted caramel flavour). We also had our eyebrows "done"... I never even knew about such a thing although I've since read it is all the rage (just Google Middleton Brow). Although it would seem neither did anyone at home know about eyebrows either... No one even noticed how much younger and more glamorous I looked! All in all it was a lovely day out but for browsing rather than buying.


There was one stall "Enlighten Love" that we returned to see for a second time, run by a young enthusiastic couple who had just launched their business selling framed slogans and greetings lit up with LED lights. They were original, quirky and fun. I share my home with one young man who is always sad and depressed and another somewhat older man who is quite often grumpy, so it is no surprise that I was drawn to the picture above, although I didn't buy it at the time. Of course as soon as I got home I wished I had, so I got in touch with Melissa and ordered it. 


It arrived this week and I gave it to my two men... And yes, it made them smile... Although they are still sad and grumpy! But I don't care because it has gone up in the kitchen to remind me to keep my happy pants on! I'm happy today because I have conquered the stairs on my crutches, so no more shuffling on my backside for me!


And yesterday I conquered cake... Two cakes made and decorated for our Embroiderers' Guild supper with no help. I have to say it was a supreme effort of coordination, organisation and sheer determination, it took twice as long as usual and by the time they were done both me and the kitchen were covered in chocolate. But I did it! It'll take more than a fractured ankle to keep me down!


So just remember... put your happy pants on this weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Could do with some happy pants here - husband has flu...
    Glad you're mastering the crutches.

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  2. You managed stairs on crutches?! Take it very carefully, we don't want you tumbling down and causing more pain.

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  3. Maybe the grumpy man and sad man didn't realize the sign was meant for them? I think it's cute, and what a great thing that it even lights up! I'm amazed that you got up (or was it down?) the stairs with your crutches. Good for you! The cake looks amazing and very VERY chocolaty ... today I made my mom's cheesecake (still chillaxin' in the fridge). Have a great weekend Gina,

    Wendy

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  4. Love the sign! Well done on the stairs :)

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  5. Gina, what an achievement to be able to do the stairs on crutches. I am very impressed, but please do take care!

    I love the light up happy pants sign. Who could resist smiling at the sight of it? Looks to me as if that cake design might have been inspired by the circle of lights in your kitchen. Oh...would I ever love a slice of that cake.

    It was interesting to read your report of the CL Spring Fair. Having been to quite a few of the magazine's fairs, since their early days, I do understand what you mean. Even with the crowds and high prices and hustle and bustle, the fairs are still fun, and there is usually something to truly catch your eye.

    Glad that your eye was caught! xo

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  6. Love the idea of happy pants. I wonder if I have any. Like the others, take care on those stairs. Oh and I love the look of those yummy cakes.

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  7. My husband could do with some Happy Pants! He is not a patient patient or a happy one but he is making progress.
    Glad you had such a good day out and achieved so much during the week.

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  8. Oh well done - on your determination, and your achievements and your wonderful purchase! Look forward to seeing you soon xx

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  9. Love the sign! Maybe we should have a Put On Your Happy Pants day. Good to hear you're managing to get stuff done despite the injury. Just hang on to that handrail!

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  10. What a brilliant sign, it would be hard not to smile when you see it!
    V x

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  11. I love the sign, I will be heading over to their webpage to check them out. I bet it felt good to to be baking :)

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  12. As the wife of a grump, that made me smile

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  13. I LOVE that sign Gina -- it's so perfect! And boy oh boy, does that cake ever look good. I'm glad to see you're still baking even though it's harder work than normal!

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