Bursting in at Bedtime?

Time for a new, and possibly vague post, and what could be more fitting than a comforting little bed-jacket, hmmmm?

To be fair I think this lady is better equipped for critical girlfriends bursting into the sleeping chamber unannounced…

I have some exciting news [especially for Rimpy] – the FGES have arrived in the US and are safely in the hands of Mistress Maddie. I am wondering if there is a FGES curse, as those who win them seem to go to ground at the very sight of them, and sometimes the winners are never seen again. Let’s hope this isn’t the case with Maddie.
Along with the shorts I also sent Maddie a little something that was sort of British. I should have sent Devonshire scones with jam and cream – or at least a picture of this produce, but I made a collage instead.

Meanwhile – HAPPY EASTER!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend and if you intend on spending time in the garden please remember to protect yourself with a substantial 4 ply woollen.

P.S Please ignore the top ‘feature’ picture, as this is for the benefit of Mr Devine, he has left his blog unattended, and this is what happens if you leave your blog without the necessary security. I’m crossing my fingers that his sideboard will be disturbed, which will prompt him to at least pop by for a little light dusting.

NEXT WEEK: Easter bonnets, or woollen swimming caps? You decide!!!

28 thoughts on “Bursting in at Bedtime?

    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Devine – Has it worked??? It hadn’t last time I looked – I shall pop over for a snigger!
      Mitzi has been sly – she has changed her model of sideboard to one that can’t be invaded, I think.
      Sx

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      1. Inexplicable Device

        It is quite possibly the most enormous Sideboard Invasion that there has ever been! I don’t know whether to be aghast, drunk*, or impressed?

        And, yes, I’m glad to see that Mitzi hasn’t been spared.

        * I’m making a start – I’ve cracked open the Disaronno knock-off and I’m gulping down a large glass of it (mixed with cherry juice and tonic water)…

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      2. Jon

        That’s a “sideboard invasion” of some magnitude, Ms Scalet! Brava!

        I do indeed plan to spend time in the garden over the long weekend, but shan’t be wearing “a substantial 4 ply woollen” anything. Wool makes me shudder, and sets my teeth on edge.

        Jx

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      3. Scarlet Post author

        Jon – I thought I would make entrance with my return to blogging!!
        You don’t like wool???! I do like the softness of synthetics, but mine never seem to wash well and they go all bobbly, whereas my pure wool items last forever and don’t bobble in the same way.
        Anyhow, with any luck you’ll be slapping on the sun cream this weekend!
        Sx

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  1. savannah49

    I love that divine little bedjacket! My Mama had a really cute one that was satin and had the neatest looking quilting across the shoulders! I wish I had saved it. I tend to use one of the MITM’s (really) old sweaters with long sleeves during winter nights if I’m reading in bed.

    Congrats again to Maddie for winning and also, to you for making that gorgeous collage, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Savvy – I know! My mum had a gorgeous fluffy bed jacket that tied at the neck with a silk ribbon. She had matching bed socks. I wear whatever tatty cardie comes to hand! I really ought to introduce some glamour into my life and call it self care.
      Sx

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  2. melaniereynolds

    I like the idea of the bed jacket, but lets be honest, we all know I’m the woman in the 4-ply cable sweater (jumper) and then some.

    I was so happy to check IDV’s page, who’s blogroll makes it so convenient to check on everyone else, that I was laughing too as I scrolled right to see the full image.

    Very good, Ms Scarlet! My kind of anarchy.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mels – I’m beside myself – I’m snorting all sorts out of my nose and I am getting funny looks. I usually find other peoples invasions funnier than mine, but this one has actually made me laugh in a stupid uncontrollable manner!
      I am probably more 4 ply too!
      Sx

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  3. Inexplicable Device

    When Lady 4-ply has finished with that lawn edger, I’ll have it. Mine has gone missing (I can’t find it in either of my sisters’ garages, or in my brothers-in-law’s sheds!) and I have a lawn to tidy up!

    It’s always a relief when the FGES turn up where they’re supposed to. One doesn’t want to be forever known as “The One Who Lost The ‘Shorts”.
    I love the collage! The photo is how I imagine Maddie looked when she received your parcel and realised it wasn’t a horrible nightmare after all.

    P.S. The Hugh Laurie-alike man on the phone is almost life size on my Sideboard! I wouldn’t be averse to him being on my actual sideboard in real life (although, I’d prefer the real Hugh Laurie).

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Devine – I have tears streaming down my face, and I am squeaking hysterically- just what I needed to be fair! How about Printing out the giant man and making a life sized cut out??? There’s a challenge!
      God yes, I was fretting about losing the shorts in the post – I nearly paid extra for track and trace, but that would have cost a small fortune. I’m pleased they are about to start a new chapter and I’m very much looking forward to see What Maddie does with them.
      I have been known to steal jumpers from friends.
      Sx

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  4. batarde

    Why is the lady in the tough 4-ply cable jersey wielding a Habitat herb chopper? Is she beset by zombies, or critical girl friends? And what’s all this hilarity about sideboards? Sigh. I am out of the loop, as per.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Batarde – Click on the link to Mr Devine’s blog to witness the horror! It’s a WordPress/Blogger glitch that gives WordPressers a little bit of power over our Blogspot friends!
      I wish my mum was still around to ask about critical girlfriends and 4 ply.
      Sx

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  5. dinahmow

    Oh my dizzy stars! I don’t know how you managed it, Scarlet, but I did laugh.So much better than pink balloons…
    Actually, I think I recognised that bloke. Pretty sure he was one of the chaps who auditioned to be Michael Caine’s double in “Zulu.” (No’ a lo’ o’ people know vat!)

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Good morning, Dinah! It’s a massive photo – something like 4,000 x 3,000 pixels – I usually scale them down – and then I used the ‘feature picture’ doo-dah thingy for the post, which is why the picture is above the blog title! Poor Mr Devine!! I promise to post again on Sunday though.
      I wonder if it is your chap?!! Maybe he was better suited to cardigans than Hollywood?
      Sx

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  6. nick

    So that’s where I’ve been going wrong. I’ve been struggling with my tough jobs in a minidress and stilettos, when I see that all I really needed was a cable jersey in 4 ply wool. Now I just can’t wait for my next weeding session!

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  7. Scarlet Post author

    I’m pleased to have been of service, but remember, 4ply is not only for the garden, it is also suitable for small kitchens; the study; the billiard room – and controversially, the ballroom.
    No need to wait, Nick!
    Sx

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  8. lisleman

    Another world out there that I know nothing about. A world of bedjackets, and critical girlfriends bursting in for bedtime chats. Now I will say that’s very attractive gardener but can she really weed the garden?
    (oh I’m glad that I moved my blogroll off my sidebar and onto a separate page years ago. Of course that page now has a giant sitting on it.)

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      I’m so sorry, Bill, I am just attention seeking! I like my new blog posts to be visible! I intend to post again on Sunday and then then giant men will be no more 🙂
      Bedtime chats with critical girlfriends – I feel like I’ve missed out on something, and I think the attractive could shrivel weeds with nothing more than a sharp glance. They could do stuff like that back in the day. They all belonged to the WI.
      Sx

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      1. lisleman

        Learn something new on a blog, I say (actually I often forget to say that) Looked up WI. Women’s Institute going strong for over 100 years.

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