OK, so that's an old proverb and not my own words but I definitely agree. I hate mooching around the house all day on a Sunday wondering what to do and feeling that familiar Sunday night feeling creeping up on you sometime around 4pm. Now that I'm (temporarily) back in a 9-5 job with an obscenely long commute as well as running Bluefinch Boutique, my Sundays are really precious and I try and enjoy every minute of them!
Friday night was spent having dinner, playing cards and drinking gin with friends, Saturday was early morning clothes shopping in Liverpool, a supermarket dash, DIY and housework so Sunday needed to be unwind day.
We started off our day at Brimstage Hall, an 800 year old hall which houses a range of lovely independent shops. Recollections is a stunning shop selling a huge range of vintage crockery, furniture and gifts. Most of the vintage china is sold in matching sets but there are a bunch of lonely cups and saucers you can buy separately and mix and match for £1.50 each. I've seen a few people turning pretty teacups into mini plant pots so I bought this one with the intention of doing the same:
I had (and, sadly, killed) a cute little heart-shaped cactus from Ikea so I'm thinking one of them might look good in the cup? And I'll try not to kill it this time - so much for cacti being the option for people who can't look after plants.
I'm still gathering together pictures for the gallery wall I mentioned in my last post and so far have prints from Paris, Amsterdam and Turkey which are all special places to me and my boyfriend. I had been looking for a local print for a while and came across a great selection in The Stables Gallery . I made Glyn make the final decision on which print to buy as apart from his guitars, games consoles and laptop, I feel like I picked out pretty much everything in our house! He picked this one of New Brighton lighthouse in the middle of a storm:
We can see this lighthouse from the end of our road so couldn't get a much more local picture! It's really hard to see from the photo but it's got great depth and colour. I also bought this card which reminds me of the Rosie the Riveter posters:
After browsing the lovely shops, we sat in the sun in the courtyard with a cup of tea and lots of very friendly hens.
I didn't realise they were ex-battery hens until I saw a sign on the way out about them. It's so lovely to see them clucking around, happy, healthy and safe. I know a couple of people who've adopted ex-battery hens and think it's a wonderful thing to do. As soon as I get bigger garden, I'm joining them!
Next, it was leisurely Sunday pub lunch with my whole family followed by a walk on the beach at sunset...
Whatever you're doing, I hope you made the most of your Sunday and that you're having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend :-)