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Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring cleaning, a funeral and a flash mob

A very special welcome to visitors from Show off you cottage Monday over at one of my favourite blogs at House in the Roses.

It's been a weekend with a bit of everything. Glorious warm sunshine, and lots of spring cleaning in preparation for the photo shoot for Hertfordshire Life. Hoovering, polishing, and primping like Hyacinth Bouquet....visitors have had to sit upright for fear of squashing my plumped up cushions!

Meanwhile down at the village church there has been a film crew on location yet again, which only means one thing - someone in Eastenders is about to snuff it! 

While the BBC soap opera is set in the urban grime of the east end of London it is in fact filmed out here in leafy Hertfordshire and our local church is the favourite location for all those soap characters that depart Albert Square in a wooden box.

Up bright and early Sunday morning for the local flea and I scooped lots of lovely booty for an absolute song! What a brilliant start to the day.

How do you top that? Well what about a flash mob? Rock Choir has 8000 members and this Sunday staged flash mobs all over the UK in aid of Sport Relief. My local choir had scooped an amazing venue to do our (and mine) first flash mob - the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras Station, London! Woohoo - what a blast!

Thank goodness I have the week off work to recover! I have another very very exciting Rock Choir performance on Saturday. It's absolutely huge. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it! I'll tell you all about it at the weekend......;-)

Have a great week xxx


  1. Question: Do you offer candlelight suppers at your place? ;)

    1. I do indeed and I always use my delicate fine china tea set with hand -painted periwinkles ;-)

  2. Oh your home looks SO beautiful in these images - it's going to be amazing! Are your kitchen units painted in Farrow and Ball French Grey by any chance? Whatever the colour, they looks fabulous!

    1. I've just been upcyling an old desk in French Grey - it's a great colour isn't it? The kitchen units are painted in a Dulux Diamond colour called Starbucks au Lait. It looks quite green in certain lights.

  3. well i never! i didnt know that about Eastenders!! your home is beautiful!

  4. Oh wow - every corner is perfectly beautiful!

  5. The photos of your home are absolutely charming! Love all your floral vignettes in your wonderful enamel containers.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice


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