Remember the lovely book I recomended in my last post? I thought the fabric looked familiar. I went through my stash and found it. Mine is not 200 years old like the one on the cover, just 29 years old. In 1985 we lost Laura Ashley in a tragic event. In this same year she developed this fabric. I wonder if she roamed the floors of the Victoria and Albert museum? Her version lacks a few of the tiny details, but the difference is negligible.
And the bad news? My hard drive died on Sunday. I bought a whole new PC yesterday and it was delivered today. It is plugged in and all the bits and bobs, screen, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc are all plugged into it. I have not turned it on yet, tomorrow will be early enough to come to terms with the dreaded Windows 8.
This time I decided to go the route most people take and bought it from a retail shop (John Lewis). Normally we buy our kit from company suppliers but they really don't give a tuppence ha'penny when things go wrong. And like cobbler's children who don't get new shoes, the amount of PC support I get at home is lamentable. It is a long drive to find a shop selling PC's and John Lewis department store give free next day delivery to their sister company, Waitrose Supermarkets and we have one of those just 3 or 4 miles down the hill.
I couldn't resist picking up these lovely flowers.