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I am at the start of another glorious morning in Wales.  We have an overcast sky that is threatening rain, the fire alarm test is currently going, and I have no tea here that I can drink.  But I have just eat fresh pineapple for breakfast – YUM.  This is the life…………

I have been knitting and plurking, but I have also been shopping.  First up we will deal with the books.  There are two, one new, one from a charity shop.

Book from Charity Shop (£1.95)This book does what the title says – shows you how to make Quick Colourful Quilts.  The pictures are bright and eye catching, and the instructions appear to be clear and concise.  I haven’t tried out any of the patterns yet though, so will report back later.
New book from The Works (£1.99)
New book from The Works (£1.99)

The second book is called How to Sew.  It is a basic guide on how to sew clothing mostly.  The patters are simple, yet look effective.  I can’t wait to try some of the patterns out.  I especially like this dress, and can’t wait to have a go at making it.

A simple dress pattern

A simple dress pattern

The final purchase is my favourite all time ever.  It is a bag, a fabulous satin beaded bag, with a box frame and gorgeous  handle.

Gorgeous find (£8)

Gorgeous find (£8)

You can’t really see the beading very well on this picture, but all the flowers are lined with beads of a matching colour.  Also the clasp on the top of the bag is studded with diamontes.  Inside the bag is lined with a golden coloured satin, with a small pouch for  some change or a mobile phone.

So I will leave you leave now, while I gaze lovingly at my new bag…..

So, most people within listening distance know of my desire to become a housewife.  I would love the cooking, crafting, cleaning ok maybe not that, growing plants and flowers and veg.  Add a couple of rugrats into the mix and I would be in my element.  But someone went and invented cash, and then all of a sudden there is a need for it, and people have to work to get the cash.  What happened to bartering with chickens for cripes sake.   My housewife dream floats further and further away……..

But then Miss V introduces the plurkette hencircle and I am busy reeling my dream back in again. 

I have always been a more traditional girl at heart.  Yes I went through my goth stage, and punk too, but while my friends were busy contemplating death and it’s benefits I was in the kitchen making them pie to go with those contemplations, and knitting them a ‘something’ to keep them warm too!  All these things were decidedly not cool. 

Why did women burn their bra’s in the 70’s, if I was there preparing potatoes to roast in the fire?  My friends who were already weird, though I was the weirdest one there.

So there we have it, I have a dream, a job that I am happy in as far as jobs go, a husgeek who humours me and two cats. 

So why do I want to nourish my dream – beacause it’s a dream and a dream that can’t be a reality is a very sad thing.

I am going to be doing some experimental baking soon.  New docs diet says no wheat, no dairy and I don’t eat meat.  So I am going to attempt to make some cakes that include none of the above.


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