We have a new member of our family, so please welcome Dominique! I have been trying to find a mannequin for awhile now without much success so I contacted Sue from Vintage to Victorian and she had no less than 3! I was in Devon at the weekend and arranged to meet Sue as we drove back home in order to collect Dominique. It was lovely to meet Sue and she was exactly as I expected but sadly we had to hit the road in order to miss the traffic so our meeting was very quick! As we drove back from Somerset I realised what a beautiful county it is....I have not done my homework so if anyone can tell me what the 44 number represents, please let me know...
She is looking a bit naked at the moment so I am planning what to dress her in and at the moment she is standing in my kitchen ( and getting some strange looks from the dogs!) so I have to decide which room she will live in. It's just like having a new dolly!
I am really looking forward to the weekend, as I'm off to the Knitting and Stitching fair at the Ali Pali on Sunday with the girls from my embroidery group. Apparently it is the most fabulous place to purchase any manner of wonderful things and I can't wait! I feel a few purchases coming on.... One of the exhibitors is Aragon Yarns who are very local to where I live. Check out the fabulous colours and the unusual knitting needles. I just wish I could knit!
This time of year really makes me feel like cooking and baking and I've been watching Nigella Express on Monday evenings. I really like the programme and I like Nigella but I find her wildly irritating habit of licking spoons and groaning at every opportunity a bit off putting. Still I have caved in and bought the book so will keep you updated about the recipes I try. So far I have made the Pea and Pesto soup which was very nice. I fancy making the chocolate croissants that Nigella made on Monday and there are lots of recipes that I like the sound of. Cookery books are a bit of a passion for me and I cannot get enough of them. Just recently I bought Nigel Slaters 'The Kitchen Diaries' and I love the descriptive writing of his everyday life and the cooking of what is in season and available in the garden.
Finally,this little heart is care of Claire and arrived with an eiderdown I bought from her earlier this summer . Needless to say the eiderdown is coming in very handy on these chilly Autumn evenings!