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Archive for January, 2013

Back to work…

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Well I hope you have enjoyed a great festive period. We’re coming towards the end of the holidays now and all normality resumes tomorrow. I love the Christmas holidays. They are never too long and I never get bored. This year I was fortunate enough to take a full two weeks off work. The tearoom was closed so I could truly relax instead of wondering how the tearoom was getting along if I’d left someone in charge.

The first week of the holidays were a mixture of family engagements and general lazing around. The second week I felt like going on a few day trips. I borrowed my mum’s new dog Thistle to go on a few dog walking trips to Portabello outside Edinburgh and Lochwinnoch in Ayrshire. I just love dogs and as new addition to our family, Thistle the Scottie Dog has been great. He’s a great walker and sits well outside cafes for tea and scones.

We squeezed in an over night trip to Kirkcudbright, the Artist’s Town to visit the vintage and antique shops. We regularly go to Kircudbright and Castle Douglas and last time we visited we came home with a lot of great vintage finds (the contents of the tearoom actually!) I love this wrapping paper from the 80s and these vintage Christmas tree baubles.

My highlight today has been visiting Summerlee in Coatbridge. It is an industrial history museum which huge pieces of machinery on display but my favourite part of the visit was the short tram ride to visit an exhibit where they had recreated homes from different periods including 1890s, 1940s and 1980s. I loved this part of the exhibit. I’ll leave you with these images. Go and visit if you can. I had a great day. Have a great week.



Happy New Year!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Very best wishes to all of you. I hope you had a lovely festive period. I know I did. The tearoom is still closed for the holidays while I enjoy some time to recharge my batteries. I popped into the tearoom today however to take part in a photoshoot for West End Magazine.
Suzanne from the magazine and her photographer Gregor came to take some images of the tearoom (and me!) for an editorial in the February edition so I guess I’ve gotten off to a great start!

I’ve had some time to think about what I want for the tearoom this year and have begun writing a list. The list is long but does include regular Crafternoons for children. I piloted the Children’s Crafternoons in December and the children and parents loved them. I’ve got so many ideas for Crafternoons, I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been working on a programme of sessions which I hope to publish this weekend.

I’m also hoping to create a space in the tearoom exclusively for ‘Vintage Finds’. A wee selection of kitchenalia, ornaments and other vintage items for sale. I look forward to looking for this stock. I love thrifting and vintiquing! I’m starting my search today with a visit to my favourite vintage shop, Hazel’s in Castle Douglas. I’ll let you know how I get on. See you back in the tearoom on 8th January xx