Friday, 21 January 2011

My Rock and Roll Friday Night

This is my end of week treat. After a long working week Friday night is catch up time. I had a pile of stuff on my doormat when I got home today; my knitting magazine arrived, CK mag and the new book club brochure along with a tourist guide to the Peak District.

We fancy a change this year and are heading to North East Derbyshire in August for a week in a lovely cottage. Have you been here or do you live near here ~ any recommendations of places to visit and things to do, my only sure plans are that I want to visit Chatsworth House any other recommendations gratefully received as I have never been to this area before.
A big cuppa and a biscuit and I made my way through my mags, first Country Homes, I ADORE this cushion, my Dad used to sing this song to me when I was a kid, and how is that for a beanbag?

These wonderful ladies get together in each others homes to craft, oh I long for a home like this:

Now my knitting mag is here, I kind of skimmed this as I am scared to get attached to any new knitting pattern, I have so many things I want to get done before I start anything new. I do love the knitted coat hanger and baby blanket though.

I do like the book club, I fancy this ~ I was given one of these halogen cookers and it is covered in dust on top of the fridge, I've never even plugged it in, it has the instructions inside still. The thing is I don't know what to do with it, I can't quite believe it can cook a chicken ~ have you used one, is it any good?

Last but not least, feast your eyes on this little beauty, there were so many lovely things in the Cath Kidston mag but I loved this most of all:


So there is my night ~ how Rock & Roll am i?

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

30 comments:

Rachael said...

Sounds like a nice evening to me. I love finding a bit me time to go through my favourite magazines accompanied by copious cups of tea of course! If you want to add some excitement to your Friday you could always enter my give away Xx

Jille said...

It sounds like my kind of evening!
Jille x

Kathy said...

Bakewell is a nice little town ... and Eyam (the Plague Village) is well worth a visit too.
I liked that CK bag best of all too!
xxx

Alexandra Mason said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening! I love the book club too. Have a great weekend xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Excellent evening! Enjoy the weekend.

Bethany said...

Pretty soon your hair will be purple and things that aren't your ears will be pierced! :)

FoofandFaff said...

I think it was a halogen oven my ex used to have, and it was excellent, I cooked all our food in it, so much better than a big oven plus you could see when the food was done without letting all the heat out :)

Em said...

Much like my Friday night Kandi except I might have a bit of WoW thrown in for added excitement.
Have a lovely weekend.
Em xxxx

Alex said...

Definitely go to Bakewell, it's LOVELY! Visit Wye Needlecraft when you're there, it's a fab shop. And Haddon Hall is one of my absolute favourite houses and is very close by, so you could easily spend a day doing the two.

I did indeed hear the Wittertainment reviews of 127 Hours but I know I'm far too much of a wimp to sit through it. The very thought of the cutting scene makes me go all squicky and I'd spend most of the film with my hands over my face!

Helga! said...

Jeez,what a bunch of inspiration!!That bean bag is divine!!!Classy,even!Loving that handbag too!
XXX

giddynici said...

Sounds like a pretty darn good night to me. Book people is great isn't it, such good prices. x

Clara said...

Sounds like a perfect night in!

cupcakejojo said...

Oh that sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend an evening! What bliss! x

Pixiedust said...

Great way to spend a friday night. My CK catalogue arrived a couple of days ago and there are lots of lovelies in there that need to come and live at my house. Have a great weekend. xxx

VintageVicki said...

I'd love to have been able to read the new CK book but mine's not arrived yet.

Instead I did some sewing, washing up and then watched TV

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love the Book People too - so many bargains that I just go mad! I love the CK bag, my catalogue will be here soon and no doubt I will fall in love with something big time!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh what a fab pile of mags, I got my gardners world and cross stitch mag in the post yesterday. Feel bad for having so much paper but I do love them :-)

My Grannies Attic said...

I love evenings like that!!! I've save my CK Mag for tonight........can't wait!!!! xxxx

Amanda said...

I was going to suggest Bakewell too. Matlock and Matlock Bath and Ashbourne. Critch, near Matlock has a great tram museum and the Red Lion pub they have there was the one my auntie had her wedding reception in, but in those days it was in Stoke!

daisychain said...

I've been droooling over the CK mag since it dropped on the door mat!

Amanda said...

You'll love Derbyshire! Try to get over to Baslow. There are a couple of gorgeous shops and a lovely bistro there...you can't miss them, that's about all there is but, oh my....well worth the visit! xxxx

Serenata said...

Have a lovely week away. Sounds like you had a pleasant evening :-) with lots of lovely magazines.

Amy said...

lovely pics. I flicked through the CK catalogue too. So many lovely things x

emma bear forever said...

I love the chick, chick cushion there bet it's mega expensive though! I was also drooling over that CK bag, really lovely x

Filipa said...

Oh Kandi, very rock and roll! I love spending my evenings, especially Friday ones reading a book or a mag covered under a blanket on a sofa! It's the best way to spend an evening! :)For your holiday I would recommend stopping by at York it's wonderful, true tourist town!

dinoprincesschar said...

hello beautiful CK bag! and floral beanbag woop!! :)

lemonade kitty said...

Hi Lisa,

Your parcel arrived this morning, the postie said it had been delivered to the wrong addrerss, don't know why as it had the right address on!! Thank you so much, I love the phone mit you made its gorgeous and the face cloth, well I won't be using it in a hurry it will sit on the side of the bath to be admired, clever you. Thanks again, Lucey xx

Lucy said...

Ooh, try Calke Abbey - it's a stately home that fell into disrepair and the NT kept it like that - soooo interesting and a bit of a contrast to Chatsworth I'd imagine. Also Monkey Forest is really good :)

Wendy said...

I second Bakewell (damn, missed the Needlework shop) and would like to add Matlock (not sure if I mean Matlock or Matlock Bath...) and Cromford. Cromford is where Sir Richard Arkwright had his mill and is now home to the best bookshop in the world. Huge, on several floors, lots of little rooms, a mixture of new and second hand (sorry, I snagged all the second hand craft books!)and a cafe. Can't beat it. What's this CK mag??? I've never seen it?!?

hart44 said...

Just seen this post (sorry not on the ball just lately) You will love it here in Derbyshire (I live 8 miles from Matlock bath, it's like a inland seaside town lol). There are some lovely little shops :)and a great fabric shop :)
Chatsworth is well worth a visit loads to do and see there (Ive been a few times with my son's school).
What ever you get up to here in August you will love it :)
Sue xx