When Miracle Mum Debbie met Kirstie Allsopp…
“Last week I got a phone call from my sister telling she had nominated me for the Mini Miracles competition (about mums who do mini miracles everyday with their kids) and apparently I was a winner and had won a year’s supply of washing detergent, £1000 worth of holiday vouchers, an overnight stay in Devon and to meet Kirstie Allsopp for lunch in her house!
We arrived at Kirstie’s house down in Devon, and Kirstie came out to meet us all in one of her trademark dresses and looked every bit the domestic goddess she appears to be on screen. After shaking hands and asking everyone’s names she ushered us into her home and we were offered a cup of tea/coffee before being told all about the house and the renovations etc. Nothing was off limits, we strolled from room to room, up to the attic and all through the bedrooms (including Kristie’s own!) – the boys were little stars and went to grab torches etc so we could peer into the priest hole and spy around little hidden corners!
When we finished the tour we headed downstairs to have a glass of champagne and decorated with decoupage – just the 5 of us winning Miracle Mums from around the country, sitting around the kitchen table, laughing, talking and putting the world to rights.
Lunch was next and boy were these cakes pretty! As well as lots of sandwiches, homemade salsa, scones and cream were fresh berries, pretty flowers and water spiked with mint leaves. True to form it was served on mismatched china and ‘found’ items, old silver forks, spoons and perfect linen napkins – we even got to look in the drawers at the Christmas napkins Kirstie made on the last show.
After lunch the taxis arrived so after a round of hugs, signed pics and questions about what was the next show like etc we all departed with our pressies of Cath Kidston bags, (did you know Cath is Kirstie’s cousin??!!) beautiful blue pot plant, Persil small & mighty bottles and our decoupage goodies.
HUGE, MASSIVE thank you to my sis Kelly as none of this would have happened without you”
Debbie blogs at http://www.countryheartandhome.blogspot.com/