Wednesday, 29 December 2010

I am a lucky thing!

Ive had a lovely Christmas spent with family being silly. I got lots of lovely things including
Lots of CK

A mixer I've been after for ages and some Molton Brown
Lots of books I cant wait to try out :)

A lovely mug with my children on.

Hope you all had a good Christmas xx

PS sorry about the quality of the photos, I cant find my camera!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Bargin Cath

On the way back from Costco yesterday we popped into the new Cath Kidston Factory shop. Oh boy was I glad I did. Everything was 25% off or more. I picked up a few things and this
Marked down to less than half price! Has 2 badges missing, would have been rude to have left it ;p

Friday, 10 December 2010

Its beginning to feel....

......a bit more like christmas!

The tree is up. Decorated by the children with things they like and have made over the years.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ive been sewing!

I made this lovely mini bunting with a kit from Patch Fabrics. It was so easy! Is not perfect, but I like it that way :)
 I gave it to my friend this morning and she loved it :) I'm off to make some for myself now.

Monday, 6 December 2010

This years advent calandar

Im enjoying this years advent calandar. Its a little snowy village. Every day the children are taking it in turns to make a house.

Im hoping if I pack it away well it will come out again next year x

Friday, 3 December 2010

Scrap booking

Ive been having a big wobble recently about my babies growing up. They are growing so fast and I'm never going to have this time again. Its making me very sad.

Ive been doing some scrap booking and taking trips down memory lane.

Have a good weekend everyone xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Whats making me smile this week

Lego creations dotted around the house.
Chilli plant still giving me chillies after 3 years!
Orchid keeps producing such pretty flowers.
My Doctor Who Collection!
Flowers given to me by hubby because he loves me :)
A photo of Hercules sticking his tongue out

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Quick and easy tea

I made this a lot for the children as its quick, easy and filling.

Scone based pizza

200g SR flour
50g Marg
100ml Milk
Salt and pepper to taste
I double the mixture as I have lots of mouths to feed!

1 Onion
1 Clove garlic
1 big tin tomatoes
1 teaspoon tomato puree
salt and pepper and mixed herbs

Preheat the oven to 200oc gas 6

Rub the marg into the flour and gradually add milk until smooth and a dough is formed. Turn out and shape into a flat round.
Prepare the topping by frying the onions, crushed garlic and tomatoes, puree salt and pepper. Mix well. Spread all over the base for the pizza.
Top with cheese and what ever you like. I make mine plan as some of the little people are fussy!

Bake for 15 - 20 min

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

This week ive been craving....

An open fire. So hubby did some detective work, and found me a pub with an open fire.
We sat and chatted all afternoon, I love stolen time with hubby. Seems so naughty!!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Millions of Quinces, Quinces for me!

On the drive home from my friends last week, I passed a house selling Quinces for £1 per bag. I slammed on the breaks and grabbed a couple of bags. At the weekend I made Quince jelly.
First step is to cut them all up, keeping in the core and skin on. Place in a pan, cover with water and boil until soft. It took a couple of hours.
Once boiled and soft leave to strain for 24 hours and collect the juice. For every pint of juice you need 1lb of sugar.

Place the juice, sugar and the juice of one lemon in a pan and boil until you reach setting point. This took about 20 minutes.

While the juice is boiling sterilise your jars in the oven.

The finished jelly is a fantastic orange colour. Tastes lovely with cold meat and cheese. Only thing is 18 Quinces only made 2 jars!

Monday, 8 November 2010

And the winner is......

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway and to all my new followers.
 All the names went into the bowl
Jess picked out the winner.
Well done The PatchWork Heart you are the winner. Could you please email me ( and I will post your prize.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Giveaway reminder

Quick reminder only a few days left to enter my year of blogging giveaway HERE

Monday, 1 November 2010

Busy sewing

Over the weeks half term i've been busy sewing. What do you think of my efforts?
 Don't forget you have a little less than a week to enter my giveaway for a year of blogging HERE

Friday, 29 October 2010

Trick or Treat

We have been busy decorating the house and baking ready for Sunday.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Halloween win

I was lucky number 7 and won the giveaway over at Chez Sophie. I got home from a morning shopping in Cambridge to find my prize on the mat :)
 Thank you Sophie, the Hand gel and candles smell so nice.
We've also been doing lots of Halloween crafts. I will post more about them another day !

Monday, 25 October 2010

Blogging for a year = a Giveaway yay!!

Ive been blogging a year tomorrow so thought I would do a little giveaway.
 A little Cath Kidston Kid bag
A lovely set of smellies
A heart to decorate and 15 meters of sequins
And a set of Note cards with yummy images

How does all that sound?

The rules to the giveaway are simple. Please could I ask that you are a follower of my blog. If you put my giveaway in your sidebar or blog about it ill put you in the hat again (please let me know!) Could I also ask that you are contactable, so if you don't have a blog please leave an email addy.

So Leave a comment below and ill pop you into the hat. Giveaway closes Sunday 7th November and Ill post the winner on the 8th. Oh almost forgot, UK entries only please.

Good luck xx


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Take a walk with me

I went for a walk this afternoon with the children. So  I took some photos to show you. Its a new village only 10 years old.

 Towards the end of the walk it started to rain.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend xx