Sunday, 4 December 2011

Holidays are coming

Its that time of year again. Ive been bury with my friend making Christmas decorations.

I also had a go at making a Christmas wreath. I'm rather please with the end result :) I had a fantastic day making the wreath.
I have also taken part in the Advent swap this year. I was paired with the lovely Pene.

This is what the parcel I sent looked like

Here's the 1st 3 days of Advent swaps Ive received.

Day 1 a lovely felt heart decoration.
Day 2 a very cute mitten decoration, they are both going to be put on my tree.
Day 3 a glasses case with is now holding my reading glasses :)

Thank you Pene, I love everything you have sent.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Oh my what a lovely day.

Today has been a lovely day of visiting friends, playing with my little man and baking. The sun is shining which always puts me into a good mood. Ive had the back door open, with a little visit every now and then from one of the girls

Today I baked some iced ginger squares. The kitchen smelt amazing, a bit like Christmas.

The recipe can be found here.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Meet the girls

Last weekend We where childless. So decided to go to look at chickens, just look. However we ended up bringing 2 home.

We decided to call them Nugget and Paxo.
Our very 1st egg, very nice it tasted too :) We have had 9 in total this week, must have happy hens.

If any of you chicken keepers have any tips or advice I would love you to share :)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

I did it!

I finished my 1st crochet blanket. I'm so in love :)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Magic ball swap

I was lucky to take part in Lynda's Magic Ball Swap. I was partnered with the lovely Sarah. We sent each other lots of emails and agreed to send the swaps by the end of August.

My parcel arrived and oh my word Sarah really treated me. Would you like to see?

I could not wait to dip inside the parcel to see what Sarah had sent.
There was a also a Dairy milk bar, but my daughter stole it before I could take a photo! Thank you again Sarah I love everything that you sent xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Lego land

We booked a weekend away at Lego land. With our bags off we went to the hotel. Oh my word our room was massive.
We stayed in the Millennium Majestic in Reading. Lovely clean hotel, attached to the Reading FC. Being next to the football ground we spotted a few footballers.

Off we went to Lego land, We had not been before so everything was new and exciting. We tried to go on every ride, but failed. We just needed more days, planning to go back again very soon.

There was lots to see and do.  I don't know who was more excited by the Lego creations, me or the children.

Spotting little touches as we went along.

The only down side I could see was, everything was a little dirty and dusty.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

When life throws blackberries at you....

....make jam!

While on a walk with the children I managed to pick enough early blackberries to make nearly a pot of jam.

Very nice on a slice of toast :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


A great way to spend a morning!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cub Camp

This weekend we attend a family Cub camp. I was feeling a little worried about going away with the children alone. I had no need to be, the camp was very well run.

The children's favorite part was singing songs around the camp fire :)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The past week

Ive been having real problems with blogger not letting me upload photos :( so here is my past 2 weeks in one post!
Cupcakes made for poorly people
Strawberries and sweet peas picked on the allotment
Home made scotch eggs 
Lunch in a beer garden
Yummy cakes from Waitrose
Another lovely beer garden lunch

Thursday, 16 June 2011


My poor little man is ill today. He has tonsillitis :( So we have spent the day watching Harry Potter films. I do love the films, and so wish it was all real! Just me??

Yesterday Jess and I made some Oreo cupcakes for a friends Phoenix card party launch.
I also received my prize from Mary Poppins giveaway :) The tea bags smell amazing, can't wait to try them.

Monday, 13 June 2011


I spent most of a miserable raining Sunday in the kitchen baking.
Lemon Tart. A big hit, all went back for seconds.

Raspberry Oat Bars, Recipe in this months Good Food magazine. Great for packed lunches and taking to friends to have with a cup of tea.