Thursday, 15 September 2011
A busy, but good week, with a few hi-lights to share:-
Monday - at last some charity shop success (been having a dry patch for months now) in the form of 2 Lustre glazed dishes. The first is a 'Fire King' bowl - I looked up the make when i got home, as it was slightly unusual and had a vintage Pyrex look to it - apparently it is ovenware from the USA, I paid £1 for it, and thought my new season pears looked particularly pretty sitting in it.
The second was a pretty little yellow pot, coincidentally with the same kind of iridescent glaze as the bowl (50p), I might use it in the bathroom to store toiletries etc.. This thrifting lark really is a cheap hobby, or at least this is how I rationalise the addition of yet another bowl to the household to Mr Northern Hi-lights and the pleasure I get from these finds is quite incredible!
Tuesday - Work and a lovely lunch break with my friend the Black-eyed Blond
Wednesday - I played at being the official photographer for the school I work for's annual sponsored walk. What a great day- unbelievably the sun shone for the whole day making the Deeside countryside look magnificent - slightly achy legs this morning though..
Thursday - a day off work, which has been spent spent shopping and cleaning out the old caravan for a trip away this weekend.
For the past 5 years a group of us head up to Loch Morlich for the 'Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon' (I must add that it is Mr N-HL, not myself who is participating) This year, we're looking at 15 children and 10 adults - it's normally fun, but complete chaos and I'm just hoping for better weather than last year!
the essentials have all been packed (beer and biscuits), sheets washed and beds made..
Please, please, please let it be dry!