Just before we went away on holiday we had a sort of "party" at our house where my friends Jane and Helen set up shop in our living/dining room! I could get used to having a shop in my house when it is full of such gorgeous things - Phoenix cards and goodies from Jane and Helen's Busy Bee Studios Easter decorations and treats.
The evening seemed to go really well - I'd invited about 35+ friends and about 23 came which is really good for one of these kinds of events and it was really good fun - I'd definitely like to do it again!
On Easter Sunday we had a lovely time with my mum and dad including the annual Easter Egg hunt for the children. The weather was beautiful and the company was just perfect!
But just in case you think it is all sunshine and holidays in Locketland I'll tell you about the other fun we have been having...................................
A happy visit from the Carpet Beetle Family!
Or as they have now been rechristened "Those B@$#*&D BEETLES"
Our bedroom has been invaded so we have been blitzing them as fast as they appear and thoroughly spring cleaning. My lovely next-door neighbour is coming on Thursday to lay laminate flooring as we've just had some ropey old bare boards for the last 5 years because the carpet we'd inherited when we moved here was just too horrible. And we have bought a brand new bed - because ours broke ages ago and we have been sleeping on a mattress on the floor.
But do you want to know the real irony of the situation?
WE DON'T HAVE ANY CARPETS!!!!!! (except for on the stairs)
So WHY do we have carpet beetles?
But hopefully by the end of the week we will have a lovely new bedroom with the beetle problem under control (lots of insecticide in between the floorboards before the new flooring goes down should do the trick - I may garden organically but when it comes to my house it's a different matter!) - and I've even treated myself to some of the lovely new bedding that Lesley got the other week - it's gorgeous!
I'll leave you with a happy picture to lighten the mood..........
Easter Sunday with the Lockets about 5 years ago (and my one and only scrapbook page!)
Next time I'll show you the lovely present I received in the post today.