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Sunday 2 June 2013

The Great Gatsby

This afternoon Dawn called and asked me if I would like to go to the movies.  I was just about to leave to go to my Boutique to potter around but decided that this would be much more fun and I could go to the Boutique tomorrow whereas you don't always have the opportunity to spend time with a good buddy.  I had read the book many, many years ago but to be honest I really had forgotten what it was about.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, found it a little disturbing, but I would recommend going to see it if you haven't already.

"The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles."

My dear friend Laurie's hubby is still waiting to be flown out for his heart surgery.  Unfortunately there was a helicopter disaster north of here and two paramedics and two pilots were killed, so that put back the air-ambulatory service locally and only the critical were air-lifted out.  Hopefully, he will have gone this evening or will go tomorrow.  He is still at the hospital which is the best place for him and dear Laurie has been back and forth visiting and it must be very stressful for her too.  She is such a fine lady, strong and true, but I know that she will be much relieved when this is taken care of.  Prayers still appreciated for them both.

I finally got my Boutique all moved out into two new rooms and I must say I am absolutely delighted with it.  I'm really proud of myself too, having done it all by myself, stubborn welsh woman that I am, but everything has a place and a place for everything.  No-one else can help you with that.  Before I show you a few pics of the final look, I would like to mention a young couple I recently met at their garage sale.  S. & I. had a few items that I would have liked to purchase but I didn't have the room for them at the time.  I asked them if they would let me know if they still had them in a few weeks.  A little while later I heard that they still had one of the items and were willing to deliver it to the Boutique and only wanted half the amount that they were asking at the garage sale.  The evening before my first full day in my new rooms they delivered it, a delightful desk (I thought I was buying a dresser 'cos all I remembered were the drawers).   It's cute.  Someone will love it, or it can stay where it is in the Boutique - looks good displaying some of my re-painted items.  (I was so touched by their kindness - this from strangers.)

Anyway, here are a few more photos of my Boutique.  Wish you could all come and visit (and shop, of course).  I have a lot of my own hand-made items, mixed in with new and thrifted items.  I spend most of my week dragging my shopping cart all over the place on my own, from one thrift store to another.  Sometimes even I am amazed at what I bring home.  Take a look............

It's been like winter outside today - the weather really is very strange, cold and blustery and it's going to be the same tomorrow I believe.  Back to jackets and jeans.

That's it for now.  I'm working on a few items at the moment, painting away like I'm in my right mind, LOL  God bless and take care of yourself and each other.  'Til next time.