Monday, 2 January 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

So here it is, 2012. We had a fantastic Christmas and as always I got lots of books and crafty presents that I can't wait to read and make!

 My first set of books was a collection of PG Wodehouse books (the author of the Jeeves books - later made into the Jeeves and Wooster series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry). These books are very witty and I have started reading one of them.

Another present was 12 Mary Stewart books, these romantic-thrillers are set and written in the 1950's with high speed writing and a gripping plot. I have read "Madam will you talk?" as soon as I got it and absolutely loved it. I also adore the illustrations of the heroines on the front cover which intrigue you to open the book.

I got two sewing books and I am part way through making the "Dresden Plate Flower Cushion" that is shown on the front cover of "Patch!" by Cath Kidston.
 I recieved two lovely cookery books crammed with breads, meals, desserts, biscuits, cakes. These two programmes are fantastic and if you can catch repeats of Home Cooking or Baking made Easy and The Great British Bake Off you can see why.
I also got Sisterhood of the Travelling pants series and Velvet by Mary Hooper for a bit of light reading.
I realised that I have never shown you my wall of books before full of old, classics and modern books as well as decorations a box of recipes and boxes crammed with fabric.

Lots of love


  1. Love your wall of books Dot. Happy New Year to you all in the Locket household.

  2. Your bookshelves always make me smile - I think they are my favourite part of the house! Mum x

  3. A very happy new year to you Dot! x