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!