If there was ever a shop that I wished I could buy online from, it is this one. They have some really lovely stuff but for some inexplicable reason they have no online shop. All you can do is infuriatingly browse their gorgeous catalogue. Being a Danish company they do have shops all over Scandinavia but here in the uk...nothing!! I know that there are a some retail outlets for their stuff here but they really are few and far between.
So come on Greengate, open a shop here or at least make your stuff available to buy online!
I've been a bit neglectful of blogging lately. Work is so busy at this time of year and I have had a cold for two weeks. Its getting better now and I'm starting to feel like I have more energy, so here I am and I thought I'd show you some of the garden. The holly tree is covered in berries at the moment.
The birds love the berries and when they are ready, quickly devour them so that unfortunately, when the holly is brought in at Christmas for decorating, there's hardly a berry left!
Because we've had such mild weather, the leaves have lasted on the trees, giving spectacular displays of colour.
A flowering currant turning pink.
These little toadstools sprout up all over the lawn at this time of year.
I've been shopping today and bought some party things including...
some fireworks for Guy Fawkes night...
some baubles for the Christmas tree...
and Halloween costumes for a party we are going to on 31 October. This is Andy's costume and...
this is mine, although it is doubtful whether I'll look as sexy as the witch on the packet, but I will do my best!!!
I have received an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ award from Carol over at Old Glory Cottage . Have a look at her blog, it is amazing. Carol is a collector extraordinaire! The award celebrates the ability to "see the blessings where they're not obvious, and making lemonade instead of complaining about sour lemons"! I am now supposed to share what I am grateful for, and then pass the award on. Here are just a few things I am grateful for:
Lingen Davies Cancer Centre. This is where I received all my treatment last year for breast cancer, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy and will for ever be grateful to all the wonderful staff there who helped me and to the people who have raised funds to keep the unit going.
My Mini Cooper. I don’t know what I’d do without my mini. I travel 70 miles to work in it every day and it never complains and is always reliable. I would never buy another car now, I love it.
My garden. This is where I can chill out after a crap day at work by just simply walking around it and looking at the plants and flowers.
The Aztecs and Mayans: For inventing chocolate! I’m sure I’d be addicted to some other form of stimulant if chocolate didn’t exist so thank goodness for the coco bean. Green and Blacks is my favourite.
It goes without saying that I am very grateful to all the wonderful friends I have met in Blog land and appreciate all the lovely comments I receive. Here are the people I would like to pass the award on to. Please don't feel that you have to abide by the rules of this award.