Monday, March 03, 2008

a BIP

What a lovely day at work I had today. Whilst in the office I did some mundane but essential admin, but perfect for a Monday, and this afternoon we were treated to afternoon tea at Cliveden House. We had proper tea cups and saucers, finger sandwiches and out of this world cakes (Katy, I did manage to squirrel away 2 eccles cakes for Mr Monda, he was very pleased about this). After tea we went for a tour, we were shown some of the hotel bedrooms - you can stay there for about £600 per night (to put this into perspective, that's more than I paid for my holiday - 6 days in Scandanavia!).
It's got a lot of history and I guess this is really what you pay for, so for a taster of Olde England it's great, and it does have some really lovely gardens you can walk around in the summer too. I wish every Monday at work was like this.
Sadly I didn't take my camera, but I've borrowed a couple of pics from google images:
Mr Monda bought me the latest issue of craft magazine, which I'm pleased to see has monsters on the front cover:
I feel like I haven't made any monsters in a while - I've been busy with other things, like this BIP - Bunny in progress:This main body of this bunny is a cream felt blanket which I washed in the machine with some brown and red felt. It's picked up some of the brown and red fibres and felted them in - initially i wasn't very happy about this but now I actually quite like it.

The BIP will have to wait a couple of days more days now though - I'm off into London tomorrow night to see the Hoosiers in concert. Check out their website, its really cool, and you can listen to some of their music whilst you do it.

7 comments:

orange you lucky! said...

I will have to check out this craft magazine you are speaking of. Seem super cute!
Looking forward to seeing the bunny all together!

Kitty said...

Oh, I love the look of the BIP! And isn't Cliveden magnificent - lovely to hear about your day out.

And please can you say a very big thank you to your sister for me? She's rather fabulous isn't she? :-D

x

Katy said...

I love an eccles cake - I hope Mr Monda was pleased with them.
I have never been to Cliveden, but I would like to go (HUSBAND - ARE YOU LISTENING???), prob just for tea though....600 whole pounds is a little on the costly side (gulp)
BIP is looking lovely.

And I am not even going to mention the Hoosiers...jealous, me? Pah....have an excellent time!

dottydesigns said...

Clivedon looks loverly, I love afternoon tea, never really have it but I was ONCE taken to the Ritz for afternoon tea! ooer glad you had a good time. wip looks good x

Heleen said...

How nice this was! love your pictures! And I'm curious how your bunny is going to turn out?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! Very posh!

And loving the BIP!!!

Kris said...

Hi!
This is my first time here. I came via Dutch Colours after looking at the swap you sent her. How beautiful!!! Good work.