Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Springtime

It's been a busy couple of weeks--spring is finally here so we're getting out and about as much as possible.

On Mothering Sunday, there was a wedding fair at Oakwell Hall--we went to it mostly just to see Oakwell Hall again, but we found a great venue dressing vendor (chair covers, tablecloths, etc). It's nice to get these things sorted out and off of our minds. We had a nice walk around the gardens & went to the tea room there, too.








On Saturday we went to help raise the cross on the Chevin (hill overlooking Otley)--it's 32 x 16 feet and very heavy. There were 38 people helping, and we really needed about 50. But it was really cool to see it in place--it's pretty impressive, moving something that huge with just manpower. Now I know how the Amish feel after a barn raising!

This Sunday we went to Lotherton Hall because it was so nice out--60's/70's and sunny--and you really have to take advantage of the good weather while it lasts.














We've still been working on the flat--last weekend we put the shelving up in the kitchen





Cookie's doing well, too:


She still loves that purple airplane toy, and we recently refilled the catnip. Here's a clip of her fighting with it:

video

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Marks & Spencer Archives

This weekend the new Marks & Spencer's Archives opened up to the public--it's right by the business school on the edge of campus.
It's a nice little exhibit about the history of Marks & Spencers

They started out in a Kirkgate Market stall here in Leeds--everything cost a penny
I think this might have been about working for M&S
You get to wear these amazing uniforms!
More uniforms--I think these were 40's-60's

M&S was the first British company to sell Indian & Chinese frozen dinners in the 70's
I loved the packaging...
Those sound delicious! Richard explained the pricing for me--it's 1 shilling, 4 pence.
I only had 2 pictures on my camera from my trip to the States last week...
Thankfully, they're both awesome!

After the archives, we went to Costco this afternoon, too...80 rolls of toilet paper for 20 quid! :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kitchen makeover

We painted the kitchen this weekend :) I think it looks bigger and cleaner now

We got little lamps for the bedside tables, too
And now all of the bathroom accessories are up! Towel rail & toilet roll holder
Toothbrush holder
Hand towel ring and shaving mirror
Shaving mirror when it's extended out

Dining chairs