Thursday, 28 April 2011


All of us at Window shopping wish William and Kate the best of luck and well wishes for today

Today we will be at the Northern Quarter Street Party in Manchester's Northern Quarter looking forward to a wonderful day

Friday, 8 April 2011



I love glossy magazines, yesterday I could not find last months unread Living etc magazine I was distraught I save particular favourites like the afor mentioned for a special time, peace and no distractions.
I really like a cosy coffee shop and a soya cappuccino and maybe some ginger biscuits [ the peace and quiet is in reality rarely achieved sadly] I love them. I also love on line mags although they can't replace that moment of brand new glossy pages to turn but some are lovely to look at


recipes, design, beautiful photographs and you can order a paper copy

Wednesday, 6 April 2011



Having a quick window shop on folksy today, thinking weddings [ well it's in the air ] I am not planning to get married our wedding was 28 years ago it was all about the big dress then Charles and Diana's wedding was only 3 years before, I wanted something different but if was difficult to find anything don't forget this was in the dark ages before blogs and etsy and even the Internet. So I made my dress it was Edwardian style with an antique lace parasol and I was thinking how easy it would be now I would go vintage maybe a 50's style short dress

this dress goes with the 80' s theme


Not many brides choose a veil now I didn't even then but I had a hat with a small veil this one would look good with a 50's style dress


In our day your only choice was the local print shop and they didn't vary much nor were they very imaginative, but these days it is so easy to be creative and reflect your personal taste and of course support a small business, like these

Monday, 4 April 2011


Hope everyone had a nice Mothers day, either seeing or remembering your Mum, my Mum is in a lovely home she has dementia and although she could not grasp the idea of Mothers day she enjoyed the plant and chocolate's. I hope you got nice presents and thoughts from your little ones [ or big one's] we spent the day it A & E with our daughter but at least we were together, all is hopefully well or it will be after hourly antibiotic drops have finished


Got this great magazine at the weekend it is published by Yours magazine which I think is a magazine aimed at retired people or women, don't let this put you off it is crammed full of photos of fashion from across the decades

There are some wedding shots of course including the Royal weddings


Tonight's dinner is yet to be decided but I did make a celery soup that may go as a sauce with what ever I end up making, this soup/sauce uses up any left over celery and bits of greens in the fridge


1 celery, stalks and leaves every thing chopped roughly
A handful of any other green veg [ today I used frozen garden peas ]
1 onion
4 garlic cloves [ as said before this is to taste] minced
Vegetable oil a good glug
Herbs and spices [ today I used rosemary and oregano ]
A Handful of chopped parsley [ dried is more than fine just use enough to taste]
1/2 a of pint vegetable stock
1/2 a of pint of soya milk

First heat oil , and add onions and cook until softened , then add garlic and cook for a few moments

Next add the celery and vegetables cook for a minute then add hot stock and all the herbs and spices that you are using and cook for 5 or 10 minutes more

When vegetables have softened add all contents to a liquidizer or food processor with the milk and whizz until smooth