January 2014….candles, chickens and Seth Lakeman


We started the Christmas festivities off with an “Abigail’s Party” party on December 14th. Everyone had to come in a suitably disgusting outfit (embracing polyester) and bring something for a 70’s buffet. Consequently all the men looked like 70’s porn stars and we consumed far too many calories in the form of curried eggs, trifle, vol-au-vents, Coronation chicken & quiche….*pukes*IMG_0823 IMG_0816

Not to mention Snowballs, Babycham, Cherry B & lots of fizz (the red wine went in the fridge) Helene (style guru) managed to pick up this dress for 50p from a local charity shop…. I has to stay well away from any naked flames!IMG_0838

PP just wore one of his normal outfits & nobody could tell the difference! He loves a bit of cord….


See what I mean….? Pure porn!

Well, we all managed to get through Christmas without too much upset, caught up with lots of friends and I managed trips to Buck’s, Brighton and Cornwall. Get me! Little Miss sociable! Christmas Eve was spent with pal’s in our village, Christmas morning at Maidencombe beach for the traditional run into the sea, then chilling at home with Grandad & Boxing Day off to Shaldon to watch the annual three legged race (visiting each pub along the way – them, NOT us) & catching up with the family!

My Christmas crockery got a wash & an airing……….


But is now back in the cupboard, Christmas just goes by too quickly don’t you think? Now I am back to reality & had my first show at Exeter Uni. yesterday (a bit quiet but always a good opportunity to catch up with everyone) I already have an order for 20 jelly moulds and am doing a new range of candles in vintage tins (easier to post around the country) I’ve been booking fairs and writing cheques and re-stocking my crates with some lush new concoctions (Lime & Pomegranate, Oats, Milk & Honey, Orange & Ylang, Caramel Latte)


What do you think?

My next fair will be the wonderful Tavistock Vintage on Feb 22nd in the Town Hall (free entry) always a good one if you want to catch a glimpse of the gorge Seth Lakeman (swoons) and his equally gorgeous wife! On March 22nd I’ll be doing “Crikey at The Castle” in Exeter, an exciting new venue for this well established fair.


And on March 29th I’ll be at The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, & will get to catch up with the lovely Kitty – always a bonus! Back to my chores for now then….I’m on a mission to get my kitchen tidy and sorted….always! Check out all the eggs from my happy hens, who look a bit different from the day PP brought them back from the battery farm and have laid all winter!