Well I've had a fabulous Saturday. This morning when I got up I decided to make us a special breakfast, Huevos Rancheros. I've never made it before but I've had it in the US when on holiday, if you've never had it before it's basically flour tortillas, salsa (homemade of course, but I guess you can use shop bought) and eggs, of course it can have additional stuff like refried beans etc!
So I gave it a go, here it is in the pan!
Such a special breakfast deserved the table to be set properly, something I'm ashamed to say we don't do as often as we should, but this morning we did!
And here is Paul's all piled up on the plate, honestly there are eggs under all that yummy chilli infested salsa!
Once breakfast was all cleared away and we were happily sated the postman arrived, oh my I'm one happy girl!
I entered a giveaway on A Sip of Sarsaparilla written by the very lovely Susan, if you haven't read it before get on over there. Anyway I rarely enter giveaways as I just don't need more stuff, but when I saw what she was giving away I couldn't resist and I won!!!
Here is my fabulous prize, some vintage Christmas goodies, I LOVE Christmas and so does my husband, and I'd forgotten to tell him I won so as I was unpacking my goodies he was as gobsmacked as I was. Thank you Susan, that wasn't cheap to send and I apologise for being a UK winner but at least you know your goodies will be treasured, they are being packed away now all ready for December!!
You'll notice there is not just Christmas goodies but a lovely postcard and bracelet (I took a pic with the bracelet on but it came out blurred so I couldn't use it sorry) wow you spoilt me!!
Then this afternoon I started fixing up some stuff I've been meaning to for a while. Actually I didn't get it all done, different things need different glue.
First up, my beautiful black lucite compact had fallen apart, actually I was rather cross, I haven't used it much since I bought it but have been using it more regularly lately and was so sad that the lucite top fell off, then I looked at it and the cheeky seller had just fixed it back on with some tape!!!! Can you believe that?!!!
So I glued it back together, now it should hold up for another 50 years!
Sadly the mirror inside has come loose too, but the glue I used for the lucite was a special hard plastics glue which I bought to fix a lucite bag and which won't work for that, and I don't know about you, but it doesn't matter how many tubes of glue I buy they just seem to disappear, I have no idea where I put them!
Next up was a really cute bracelet I have, it's not exactly designer jewellery or anything but I love it, one of the faces had come off so I needed to glue it back on, it does look like this has happened before because there's some awful glue marks but I still love it, it's got such character! Plus it was given to me by a friend, so that makes it extra special!
Next up a really tiny job but one that was worthwhile, the satin back of this box had come loose and when it holds something like this, it's got to be fixed!
This is about the most beautiful set of jewellery I have, it was given to me by my friends Kev and Ellie for my 40th birthday, it's earrings, bracelet and necklace, it's also a Lisner but I don't go for labels I like what I like!!
Here's a close up, how stunning is this?! Beautiful eh?
So that's my Saturday so far, I have a glass of wine at my side, I'm watching Giant on TV, the film with the most beautiful people, and life is good people, oh yes life is good!