I just wanted to show you a Christmas present I found for my sister -vintage Noddy 1950's wooden egg cups!!
Sometimes it helps to let off steam so steam away Sophie. I hope the days go by quickly and Wednesday will be over before you know it. You made me say to myself that I am blessed as I read this. I love being able to stay at home and do what I love best ~ homekeeping! Love you Noddy egg cups. I am sure you sister will love them. Does she not look at your blog? Your mother has such a beautiful fireplace! What a mantle and that mirror is amazing.Try to have a great Sunday and best of luck at school!~~ Heidi ~~
Those egg cups are the cutest things! I know exactly what you mean about buying things for people with similar taste. Several of my friends, my daughter and I all have very similar taste. I'll buy something for me and as soon as I show it to somebody, they assume I'm not keeping it and start saying how much *they* need it. Then I feel selfish for not handing it to them, especially my daughter. Here I am with a house full of stuff and she's just starting out. She ends up getting a lot I had plans for myself.I can also relate to the work thing. Ugh. I figured out a long time ago that we could make it on my husband's salary alone. I just needed to make some spending money for me. We've done without a lot, but it was so worth it for me not to be miserable. I'm probably more miserable than most people when I'm confined to a job, though. It drives me nuts! I've been very fortunate that we could make it without my having a full time job. I just wish eBay was around when the kids were little.
Good luck Sophie, only three more days ... and that very large glass of wine will be waiting for you. Love those Noddy eggcups. I'm not sure if I would be able to part with them! Thinking of you, take careKim xxxThe scrummy cats would wish you good luck too but they have been comatosed on the bed and by the radiator since the weather turned cold. They can just about muster up the energy to come down for their food.
Vent away my dear, vent away!
Good luck for Wednesday! It's hard balancing the blog/life thing. I don't have a spare moment right now, apart from sneaking off to read nice blogs...:)the fireplace is simply gorgeous.
Hello SophieOh I really do empathise with your plight!My man is a headteacher and his weekends, every weekend is devoted to planning reviews, targets etc etc.. he loves his job (the children) but longs to retire. Your Noddy eggcups are adorable.. wonderfully nostalgic..just my cup of tea.. or should I say cup of egg!Good luck for Wednesday.Michelex
Welcome back Sophie! Even if just for today. Sorry that you're so stressed out - and because you don't normally moan - it must be bad. So vent away baby!Try to make the most of this week and in the meantime, I'll be looking for homes for you in my neighborhood!Love,Julie
Sophie,Feel free to vent Sundays can be great until the dread of returning to work appears.Best of luck until WednesdayVictoria
Hi Sophie...its nice to "see" you! I too love your little cuppies...Have a lovely week!Love,Robin
Good luck for Wednesday. Just keep focusing on wine and I'm a Celeb...! Hope it all goes well, and no one goes up in smoke!I love those egg cups - very cute.Cathy XX
Those egg-cups are just great! I'm lucky as no-one (no-one I know, that is) has the same taste as me, so I get to keep all the things I like! Have been reading your blog for a while and loving it but this is my first comment, so - Hello! Good luck with your school stuff too.Lucy
Hi sophie, those egg cups are fantastic! but I think they need some little woolly hats to keep their egg heads warm. Pop over to my blog to have a look at my latest post- I don't know if you've seen the innocent smoothies with woolly hats on in sainsburys at the mo, but they would be perfect for you!JessxP.S. Congratulations on the mortgage, unfortuntately we only got on the housing ladder two years ago, so we have a long way to catch up!
Your mums living room looks beautiful! and how adorable are those Noddy eggcups!!!!
I will listen any time you need to vent!!!!! I cannot wait to see your holiday decorations! I have had a pretty crazy week! We will just have to keep saying over and over to our selves "this too shall pass,this too shall pass" He HE ! "see you soon"
So glad I am not alone of the stresses of work and life. Good Luck to your Wednesday!! You will do great!!Michelle
Sophie, I know exactly what you mean about the work stresses (you've certainly heard me blow off steam about it many times). I you are not alone with your thoughts of opening a little shop. If you move over here to the States maybe we could do that together :o) I know you will do well with your next inspection - you'll have your whole blogging community cheering you on! I love the Noddy egg cups as well as your mom's beautiful living room!alliewww.mycozyhome.typepad.com
SophieHope all goes well in school. There isn't a job in the world now thats not got targets etc. attached to it. Never mind it will soon be finished for this year and good luck with the burning!!!
Sophie,Glad you are back. We could never forget checking in on you. Hope things calm down for you soon. I know how awful that stressful feeling is. Love your Mom's living room and can't wait to see pics of your Christmas decorating. Have a good week.
Hi Sophie! Don't stress now, Thursday will be here before you know it!! You know you could start a gorgeous shop in Australia if you like?! We would shop there for sure!! Love the Noddy cups, so hard to part with!! Your Mum had great taste too, you must get it from her! Love the fairylights in the fireplace!! Mmm.. a bacon sandwich, yum! Have a great week Sophie, hugs to Spider :) Jenn and Jacqui xo
Missed you Sophie,Good luck!!I love your sister's gift. Really cute. My decorations are starting to creep in as well.Love your mum's mantle!!Have a good week, and don't stress.Rosemary
oh sweet sophie, my heart goes to you, my sister is going through offsted at the mo and hasn't had any ppe time for 4 weeks so she is stressed too. Hope wednesday comes soon.Love the cute eggcups.Congrats on mortgage, how exciting 12 years not longkaraxxxxx
OMG - Noddy - that name certainly brings back a lot of English memories - and gives one an idea as to how old I'm getting LOL!!!!Hope all goes well for you at school Sophie - I know it's hard work but I'm sure you are appreciated and loved by your students and co-workers. You are so sensible to pay off your mortgage faster - you will save a lot of money in the long run! As for moving to the US.........well, I was coming for 1 year and have been here 45, so what can I tell you. Of course I did marry an American so had to stay - but really no regrets, life has been good. Of course life IS what you make it, no matter where you decide to hang your hat.Love your Mum's bathroom and fireplace - she has great taste, just like you!!Have a great week dear.Hugs from across the pond - Mary
Sending you a hug Hunny Bunny. *Squeeze*I love your mums fireplace, eek & I must admit some festive fancies are creeping into our home too as I'm making them, they just keep appearing on shelves and the dresser in the dining room, it was getting a bit crazy the other day so I've banished them back to the work table for now!Love Alison x
I just found my way here via Heather at Pretty Petals. What a lovely blog! I am a big fan of Noddy (well, my kids are actually but I think he is very cute), and I am a big fan of egg cups! (Hubby and I run a gourmet shop, so my eyes are always peeled for sweet little kitcheny things, especially vintage ones!)THEN I saw your profile! My brother and SIL got engaged in Amsterdam, and they too had a vintage style wedding (they had a flapper/deco wedding). =) I will be back as I LOVE your style and your blog! =)
Not that I know all that much about retail, but I think you would do well at a shop!Handling customers and buying the merchandise and setting it up to look tempting to the customer....you could do all that!
The egg cups are so cute, Sophie! I've never seen anything like that.I'm very proud of your for shortening your mortgage. That's a huge step and you'll be glad you did. How long is a typical mortgage in England? 30 years is very typical in the States. And I have almost 30 years left on my mortgage! I'm trying to pay it down faster, so I know exactly what you mean.Jacki
Okay, now relax Sophie, take a deep breath and repeat after me...I am a teacher, there is no one else like me...my brain just holds the knowledge but my hands still have the key...now relax...slow deep breaths...and run over and pick up your present at my placehugs to you allSandi
Oh Sophie...I have missed you! I am finally catching up and hey...if you need to vent, you vent!! Just keep thinking that this too will be a memory and will be over soon. You are SOPHIE and SO special!!!Your Italy photos were gorgeous. I am so sorry it was not ALL glorious but I so envy anytime spent there! But yes...no matter how much I love to travel (and I DO!), getting back home to my humble little house is always the best.And YOUR home is just too splendid! The photos of your bath take my breath away!Oh my...that mirror alone is to die for!! Now I am seriously envying you SO much!!! *grin*Your little noddys are just too delightful!!YOU are delightful!!!Hugs,Sue
I completely understand work stresses! I had some rough patches over the past several years until I finally decided to change my attitute to the positive (I know easier said then done!) and it has made a difference!Karla
love those egg cups. good luck for wednesday. I have friends that are teachers and inspections are just the worse things. It is tuesday now so you must be able to smell that glass of wine by now
Those egg cups are sooo cute!Soon be Wednesday and then you can have a nice g and t and relax. Christmas break not too far away - although I imagine you have lots of prep work to do in your breaks.Take careAx
Oh, I forgot, I love the eggcups...sis is a lucky girl!!!
Don't worry, I feel the same all of the time. Work really gets in the way of what you really want to do, doesn't it? :)
The little Noddy egg cup holders are so sweet! My children loved the little Noddy books growing up (we still have them ...can't bear to part with them). Your sister will love her xmas pressies.
Hang in there, girl....you're doing great.I love the little egg cups...bet sis will, too.Good luck at school....bj
What absolutely lovely egg cups!! I agree...they will be very hard to give away!!Good luck with school...as I've said before, not long now till Christmas break!Speaking of bacon sandwiches...do you put HP on yours?? Weird question, I know!Lindaxoxo
Oh, I do hope you will come to the states and open a delightful little shop! I'd visit it!I know how you feel about the job stresses, and I applaud you for being proactive on dealing with your mortgage in order to possibly be free sooner! Hooray! We have a humongous mortgage (at least it feels that way to me!) so things are always tight, but somehow you'll get by! I too wish I could stay home and putter, and that might happen in the future, but doing something you love (like I do with decorating) makes it all that much easier to work! And earning money isn't all that bad either when you do it in conjunction with what you love. We all just do what we must! :-)Wishing the best for you! The end of the week will be here before you know it!xo,Melissa
Sophie I can relate to school stress. I have taken a well deserved year off from teaching and all I can say is Phew...hope your days get better :)And oh the egg cups are cute! Ta for now, Adla
Sweet Sophie! I wish you the very best of luck. It is not Wednesday here, but it may be there, I am not sure of the time difference. Maybe you are already through and can settle down with a lovely glass of wine:)I love the egg cups, our Public Television runs a Children's program called Noddy. It is cute, my little boy loved it when he was younger...*sigh*...good memories.Take Care. See you soon.Rhonda
I can't imagine the stress that must result form the responsibility of teaching people something then add in all the paper work and..............Your Mom's house a so beautiful. I love the ceiling and the fireplace especially.
I'm very late in catching up with everyone, too. I hope everything is going well for you today, Sophie, and I will picture you relaxing tonight with your wine! Your mother's living room looks so lovely!xoxo,Mary
Good morning Sophie..I'm trying to visit a few of my friends, catching up from our weekend wedding extravaganza.Congratulations on shortening your mortgage! I've begun Christmas decorating! I love it!Pat
Hi Sophie!!Guess what.... it's Wednesday!!!! Time to relax!!! Hope everything went well and you trully can lay back for a while and catch up on your blogging. Have fun!
Oh gosh, love that mirror over the mantle. The egg cups are precious.Alexandra
Well, Wednesday is over for you now, so I hope that it went well and didn't go up in smoke!!I love the Noddy eggcups...I'm sure that we had a couple of these when I was little.Marie x
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