Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being Happy

Just back from our late summer holiday to Mallorca to celebrate Hubby's 'big' Birthday. We arrived to dramatic thunderstorms which cleansed the island after 23 weeks of no rain.
Made an early start one morning and travelled by the old train to Palma.

A beautiful city, where we visited the Cathedral. 



Other days were spent walking amongst the olive groves...

 

Meeting some of the locals...
And making special friends of others.
Eating (too much!)


And resting.



A wonderful break with the perfect person...
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We returned home to not the greatest of news...
It will change our plans for now and our dreams are back on-hold...
perhaps until next year...

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For now I plan to throw myself into: My crafting - I'm booked into several fairs before Christmas. 
I have my shop to close-down at the end of November.
And perhaps I'll throw myself into Blogging a bit more again too, to ease the sadness that threatens to invade. 
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The beach at Soller in Mallorca is a rich hunting ground for sea glass. Hubby and I spent several hours combing the shingle for its treasures.
Having visited Mallorca last year, I went prepared this time with some tiny crafting bottles to fill - I plan to use these in my fairy making.

Talking of which, here is my latest handmade fairy, which I've called Thimble. 
I'll continue to update my crafting blog - More details of Thimble can be found here.
Always updating my Facebook and Pinterest too :)  
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Finally, what could be better than coming home to a continued Indian summer here in the UK and roses blooming in the garden again? 


Wishing you a happy week,
Niki x

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Closed


Nostalgia at No.1 will be closed on Thursday 25th Sept to Saturday 27th Sept due to family commitments. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Open again as usual from Thursday 2nd October.

Niki x

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Yeo Valley Organic Garden

In beautiful Somerset countryside overlooking Blagdon Lake, AND only a few miles from our home, we'd been meaning to visit Yeo Valley Organic Garden for months, so decided to go today, before they close for the season...
Here's a flavor of the gardens at the farm for you to enjoy too...













Hope you've had a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Friday, August 15, 2014

August in the Shop

I only have three more months rent left to pay on my shop before I need to close. I just wanted assure anyone interested in visiting, that it's still fully stocked and I will continue to keep it looking fresh with lots of handmade items too...













Thanks for taking the short tour with me - Have a great weekend,
Niki x