Sunday, 28 March 2010
It's been a wet, wet week here at Renaissance HQ causing endless frustration with pruning and animals.
As for animals our little menagerie has increased by two Silkie bantams who are now settling in nicely with our tiny Seebright and Nankin bantams.
Of course the weather has given us plently of time to enjoy vintage film : The Innocents , look at books : The Flower Shop and wonder what to do with all those books we've read but know we'll never read again , maybe the answer is Green Metropolis. But I rather suspect they'll go to the charity shop as usual.
We've watched The Delicious Miss Dahl on TV and spent quite some time looking at the kitchen Sophie Dahl used. We even found a seller of vintage items whose wares would fit wonderfully into the kitchen: Jolie Trouvaille.
Talking of vintage we continue to add new items to the shop and there is now a rather nice selection of vintage prints there.
We've also continued to post over at Renaissance Childrens Notebook.
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Gladys and Annie sorry to disapoint but we do have other Georgette Heyer books to read so look out for another giveaway soon.
So what have we been doing, well apart from the usual horsey and orchardy things we've had to give the ferrets a bath which was fun if messy.
We've found some brilliant greetings cards with little gardens and we've joined Lovefilm we've even managed to add a couple of new items to the shop.
Oh and the chickens are laying....
Whatever you are doing this weekend - enjoy!
Friday, 5 March 2010
So this week we have successfully rehomed (fingers crossed) our juvenile cockerel and been rather amused by a report from the Sun about chickens killing a fox , you should read it for yourselves the puns are really groan worthy.
Since the beginning of March it has felt really Spring like and we've turned our thoughts to window boxes, and displaying Spring bulbs indoors in vintage china pieces. We've also been looking at a tutorial for making floral necklaces.
Far more mundane but never the less worth a mention, we renewed our car tax online, it was very simple to do and personally I would highly recommend it.
There has even been time for some reading, I've been dipping into Gisele Scanlon's The Goddess Experience and I've finished the first of my Georgette Heyer dectective / murder mystery books. Which leads me nicely to the announcement of Renaissance's first giveaway.
If there is more than one person interested in the book we'll do a little draw and announce the winner next Friday in our weekly roundup.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and good luck in the giveaway.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
So as regular readers will know all these little chicks made it to maturity but only one survived the severe winter and what did it turn out to be?
You've guessed it a cockerel!
And one that really likes the sound of his own voice.
Yesterday we moved him to the orchard, to a large chicken house with run and lots of hens.
Unfortunately the large chicken house and run is also temporary home to a trio of fancy fowl, I forget what type, and what was the first thing our youngster did?
Why he went and picked a fight with the other cockerel...
Fortunately no harm was done this time.