The Washerwoman

Thursday 23 April 2009

Five minutes peace........

When the boys were younger (a lot younger!) they had a wonderful book by Jill Murphy called Five minutes peace. A hilarious story about an elephant called Mrs Large who just needed to escape and enjoy a bath.... it has since stayed in my mind and years later I still sometimes feel like Mrs Large, craving for "just five minutes peace"!
Anyway, the above picture shows that after a busy few days at Ardingly Antiques fair I finally got there!
The book seen on the chair arrived from Amazon last week and is proving to be a very enjoyable read and a must for anyone who is potty about Vintage fashion. It is called A Vintage Affair and is by Isabel Wolff, and I am having trouble putting it down!

Had a wonderful 2 day fair at Ardingly & thank you to Lois for putting some splendid photos of my stand on her blog.


Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

We still have our copy of Five Minutes Peace and I use it for the next generation now ... thought I was going to get a couple of hours this morning but it wasn't to be ... never mind I can wait

Rosie said...

I remember the story I used to read it to my two sons when they were small. x

Niki Fretwell said...

Hi Liz,
Awww...thanks for the memory jog, I remember that lovely book, when all the kids pile in the bath with Mrs. Large! (It was one of my girls favourites too, along with 'Each Peach, Pear Plum!')
Glad your five minutes peace did you good..take care and have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

I love your blog. The music's great - I was dancing along to "Sway" and my poor window cleaner nearly fell off his ladder! SueX

The fabric of my life said...

We have that book too, I love it! I also have the Vintage Affair book and have read it. A bit chick lit but I have to say I enjoyed it :-)

Kitsch and Curious said...

That looks like a great spot for a bit of a peace!

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I definitely want to see Clever Katie!

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Donna
Just tried to leave a comment on your blog..but this thing wouldn't let me!
Lovely to hear from you!
Lizzie x

The fabric of my life said...

Ugh horrid blogger!

I just wanted to come back and say that actually A Vintage Affair is the only book I have managed to finish this year! The others remain half read under my bed!