Monday, 22 March 2010

What has taken me so long???

It's been almost 3 weeks since my last post!

I'd love to say that it's because I've been away on an exotic holiday somewhere in French Polynesia...Oh how that would be lovely!...

But that's not the case. I have been physically and mentally drained..Things will catch up with you in the end...

On Saturday I decided to venture out a bit further as I felt better. Up until then, my energy levels had been very low. Frustrating for someone like me who is always on the go. I didn't really go that far, I went to Bath to spend some vouchers which I had for Christmas. I bought myself this tea dress. That cheered me up! ;-))

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After buying the dress, we went to Cafe rouge where I had French Onion Soup & Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream, delicious!

Once lunch was enjoyed, it was time to head back to the shops. After having been unwell it was showing on my face/skin, it was in need of some pampering and re hydrating. So I went to Neal's Yard with my 20% off coupon from latest Marie Claire magazine and bought some Rose products

I like their products, the Wild Rose Beauty Elixir feels lovely on the face.

Speaking of roses, a few weeks ago I went to a local village vintage fair and bought a few things. It was a very small fair and half of the stalls were of people who owned vintage shops in Frome. I had hoped there would be more individual stalls.

I bought this pair of curtains, a few other pieces of fabric and a handful of Ladybird books.

I have some catching up to do... A mountain of ironing awaits I'd better get started. I will soon be posting about the lounge corner & cupboard makeover...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Lalabibaby said...

Hope you are back up to full speed soon Isabelle .... lovely vintage fabric and glad to hear you have been treating yourself.

Midsummer Stitches said...

I know just how you feel, let hope we can soon have some sunny days for wearing that lovely dress!

Hen said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Isabelle, I did wonder where you had been. Shame it wasn't the exotic holiday! Hope you are on the mend. Lovely tea dress, I'm sure you'll look lovely, and fab curtains too.
Hen x

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

I love the CK dress, it's a timeless classic, an investment and you can't go wrong with Neals Yard - the smell is wonderful isn't it. Good choices. Glad you are feeling better,enjoy your goodies.

bellaboo said...

Glad you're back again...I missed your posts! Love the CK's got a very 40's feel about it. Lokk forward to seeing the makeover.

Bellaboo ;O)

KC'sCourt! said...

Glad you are feeling better. Buying a new dress certainly makes you feel better doesn't it!

BusyLizzie said...

Good to see you back in Blogland! You have been missed. Hope you are feeling lots better now. Big hugs, Lizzie xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Very envious of your lovely dress !
Best wishes
Sue x

Kissed by an Angel said...

glad to hear you are better now!!! Lovely dress and gorgeous Neal's yard products!! Pamper yourself!!!

Marydon Ford said...

Anything Cath Kidston would take care of my 'blues' ... cheer up, every day has its beauty.

Happy spring.
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle!
Sorry to hear you've been feeling under par, but it's good to hear that you are getting better and venturing out into the wide world. I do like your purchases :-)
I use the Neals Yard Rose range too, and I just love it. Luckily I sometimes receive some as gifts from friends too. I haven't used the Marie Claire voucher yet, but must make sure I don't miss the end date!
Have fun catching up and I hope you can enjoy some more sunshine over the coming days.
Take care,
Denise x

vintage flair1 said...

Hi Isabelle
I am so pleased you are feeling a little bit better!
Love the your gorgeous CK Tea dress.
Take care
Bridie x

Julie said...

Oh, what beautiful things you've found! Love them all!

Sylvia said...

Glad you're feeling better, Isabelle.
Your dress is lovely and I like the fabrics !
Take care and enjoy Spring,

marigold jam said...

Sorry you have been under the weather and do hope your outing restored you somewhat. Love that dress and will be interested to hear what you think of the Neals Yard things. I am thinking of changing my usual products and had wondered about NY products instead.

Enitram said...

A lovely dress to dream at sunny days!!!! It's OK!!!!!!!
Good week!
See you soon

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hello Isabelle,
I bet you look gorgeous in that darling CK dress! ....I love your curtains too. I hope that you are feeling back to normal soon!
Take care my friend,
Laura :)

Country Style Living said...

Glad your feeling better! The CK dress is lovely and so are the pretty curtains.

Julia said...

Oh Isabelle, I was wondering the other day if you were alright, and I do hope you are taking time for yourself and feeling better now.
Your shopping treats are gorgeous, the dress and the Neals Yard goodies (Im like their products too!)and I feel you probably deserve them - Im sure they cheered you up!

Sending you love, take care dear soul

Julia x x x

made with love said...

So sorry to hear you have not been yourself lately. I hope your little trip out helped a little. You certainly found some lovely things. I love your curtain fabric.
Hope you are feeling better soon,
Rachael XX

LiLi M. said...

Sometimes you just have to take a rest. Okay, it never feels like it is time for a rest, but sometimes your body just commands it. Better listen to it. I do hope that you will be on the run again soon. Love the tea dress and the curtains!

Crystel said...

Lovely curtains! I can't wait to see what you do with them! Hope you feel better soon!


Kelly said...

Glad you are better!
Lots of lovely treats for you! Love the dress and the neals yard goodies are fab!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Glad to see you back. Hope you are feeling better X

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Isabelle, I am like you. I have a mountain of ironing as well (I never seem to catch up with ironing) I always try to do too much and it's so bad for your health and skin! I am now trying to get more sleep and come off the computer by 9pm and read books. I love the dress and think it looks so flattering. Neal's Yard is a brand we don't get in Australia but I shall look out for it. Health stores may stock it. I saw a beautiful beauty book of Liz Earle's the other day which I shall buy as I love that sort of thing. I also love the curtains. Take care of yourself dearest. You're in my thoughts and prayers. GET SOME SLEEP !! xx

Ruth said...

Hi Isabelle
Sorry you've not been felling too well lately but hope the retail therapy worked! I love that dress and bet you look stunning in it.
Ruth x

Michela said...

Hi Isabelle! Welcome back, hope you're feeling better! xxx

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I wondered if something was amiss... Glad you are feeling better. I am deeply jealous of your new dress,extremely lovely !
love louise x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Lovely to see you, read you Isabelle!
Glad you are feeling more chipper ~ I have a stack of ironing too but I may just sneak a moment or two more here in blogland, tee hee.

Such a pretty spring dress, I bet it looks lovely on you,

Happy week,

Sarah x

ted and bunny said...

please may I come with you next time. . .have been trying to supress same symptoms but the treatment seems so nice. . .xx

Cottage Garden said...

Sorry to hear you have been unwell Isabelle - hope you are fully restored after your lovely outing. I use Neal's Yard products - you will like them, they are really very good.

Jeanne x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Isabelle..
A very pretty tea dress is just the thing to put some colour back in your life..
I do hope you are feeling better and bright eyed and bushy tailed.
It has been a difficult winter .. and I myself am still trying to shake off the winter blues..

Onwards and upwards
Michele xx

Monica@The White Bench said...

Isabelle, sorry to hear you've been not well lately, hope you're on the mend, physically and mentally. Sometimes we do need to just relax and enjoy Nature and the things we love. I'm sure that cheerful dress and the lovely finds will help to uplift your spirit!
Sending sunshine your way!

Menopausal musing said...

Good to hear you are on the mend. The dress is absolutely beautiful. Hopefully, you will get to wear it soon.

Catherine said...

Hope you will be better, iwas not well myself ! i love your dress and i lived in Chippenham for a year and used to go to Bath, what a wonderful town with nice shops!

The Curious Cat said...

oh dear! Sorry to hear you have been tired out...that holiday destination looks divine - if only! Seems like you have been doing lots of things to rectify your situation though (retail therapy!)...and I'm happy to hear about vintage shops in Frome - I'm going there for my cookery course for a month so better take my purse! xxx

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly, but I was getting worried about you so thank you for letting us know you're ok.
Lovely dress! I'm sure you look beautiful in it.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear you've been unwell. i think a trip to Bath is a super tonic.

hope you are feeling better now xxx

Jeannies Bottle said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it!