Tag Archives: Derbyshire



B O X E S!

I like Boxes,

B   I   G boxes,

small boxes,

you never know just what they might hold ….

who doesn’t like  THESE kind of boxes ….

Chocolate Trading Co. - Superior Selection, 12 Assorted Chocolate Box


“A superior selection of the finest chocolates chosen for their purity of ingredients and outstanding flavours.”


well, my hand goes up for  THAT box!

THEN  what about …..

Rare Vintage Biscuit Tin Post Box Money Box The Garden Co Ltd Bakers Hong Kong, Circa 1950s

money boxes!

I remember having one just like this – (oh dear, now it’s called a vintage box!)

mine had no way of getting your pennies out except by poking

a knife into the slot and shaking!

frustrating, but very satisfying!

“This is a rare tin in the form of a English Post Box that was intended to used as a money box once its original contents of wafer biscuits were consumed, Circa 1950s.

The tin was produced for The Garden Co., Ltd; Bakers and Confectioners of Hong Kong”

see it for yourself at ….



the kind of box that I want to start for little J

Pirate treasure chest


when my three son’s were young they each had a  treasure box

with little boys treasures …. string, stamps, shells, flints, pebbles,

rocks, feathers, cones, maps, postcards, old coins,

and lots of bits and bobs ….

yes …. I must start a  Treasure Box for little J :0)

B U T….

the boxes that I am interested in right now are



Y E S,

I am leaving the beautiful High Peak district of Derbyshire ….

and my lovely trundling walks with Bella

the beautiful meadows …..

our favourite field on the Derbyshire Level

the wild open country


Bulls Head - Old GlossopChurch Street South - Old GlossopManor Park - Bridges

the old village, the park

and the little town that I have grown to love

View of Glossop



like the birds I am going SOUTH!

to knew pastures, new adventures –

it has a bitter-sweetness to it,

I will be leaving family, friends and home ….

but I am going to more family

and God willing, make new friends and a new home.

My last Sunday’s post means a lot to me,

I pray that I may I truly blossom where I am planted.

So, it’s Goodbye Glossop …

for the present but I will be back to visit …. :0)

and it’s Hello down there!

Oh ….. but

I will be back in Blogland soon!

A New Bag design idea


I am thinking of a new bag ……. something that reflects the area that I live in …….. perhaps using woollen fabrics with a design that is practical and pleasing to have and to hold!

I would like to name it Curbar after one of the gritstone edges in the Peak District National Park.

My idea is perhaps a satchel style, or pouch in grey wool, to remind me of the sheep on the hills,  with a  patchwork coloured wool strip embellishment……….. Well I will see where this thought takes me!



In view of all the snow and snowy day pictures around in January …..  I thought we would have a view of Bella in a High Peak Meadow enjoying the sun and warm breezes of summer! :0)

The flowers we found were not rare species – just lovely meadow flowers, with lovely names:  Cow Parsley, Meadow Buttercup, Oxeye Daisy, Elderflower, Great Willow Herb, Forget-me-not, Ladies Mantel, Bluebell and Blackberry hedge …… just a High Peak Meadow on a beautiful day ……. and my Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland book for identification.  Pictured here Dog Rose seen in the hedgerow on the way to the meadow.

Glossop Craft Fair


Bella was really busy before Christmas as a maker and also a co-organizer with Lindsay of Daisy Patch Studio of the first craft fair in Old Glossop, Derbyshire. It was amazingly well visited for our first Makers Market, and along with Daisy Patch  we are already planning lots more.  All of the Crafters were local and it offered them an excellent showcase for some beautiful handmade crafts.  It is hoped that a Handmade Makers Markets will become a regular feature of our little town.

A comment by Fiona, one of the Handmade Makers …..

The Craft Fair was very enjoyable and I say this as a maker and a buyer. It was so well organised and there were so many lovely things to look at and buy, not to mention great company. Thank you for all your hard work.
check out her site to view her beautiful crafted jewelry.
Watch this space for further news of up-coming Makers Markets    ………