Friday, 29 May 2009

New goodies!! AND to move or not to move?!?

Yay!! look who came in the post!! Billy!! from The Vintage Magpie. Isn't he just so gorgeous? I bought him with some birthday money from my Dad. Little Billy is very happy and cosy on my bed. I've also recieved 2 other parcels this week. One was my lovely giveaway prize from knitty, vintage and rosy. You can see the lovely goodies i won here. I haven't taken a picture as they have been in use from the instant i recieved them!!

And the second parcel was my freestyle swap from A Thrifty Mrs.
Look at these lovely goodies!! Thank you Mrs Thrifty xxxxx
Here is what i sent her.
I love these blog swaps!!

Now, this has been playing on my mind the last few days, weeks!!
We have seen a house we like, but we don't actually have plans to move as we do like where we are.
However i love the house i've seen too. Actually we have put an offer in and it's been accepted but under the condition we sell ours. So it's still on the market. We took the plunge and put ours up!! If we don't get the house we will stay put, so that means we could lose abit of money. Aggghhhhh!!!

There are bits i love in my house, but i guess it's more possessions and decor that i like than the style of the house.
I love the reading area on the landing.
I love the light that comes into our bedrooms through 3 windows.
My ensuite dressing room is my favourite room, i shall miss it.

We have a great size dining room.

The bathroom is lovely and light.
And the conservatory is pretty but not used very much.
On the otherhand, i hate the kitchen and that i have to park my car on the road. I don't like the look of the house either - it's a chalet. But the area is great.
So, my reasons to move to the house we've seen are:
It's bigger, it's pretty outside - even though it's not an old style house that i like it does have the door in the middle with windows around that i've always liked and sash windows!!
The house could also be decorated to how i would love it to be. And it has a great conservatory that i think would be used.
It's also just down the road, so still a great area.
So we are going for it, and if we don't get it then we will stay where we are and do the kitchen and maybe a trip away. So all in all we shouldn't be too disappointed!!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Half term activities

So far we have had a busy half term. I thought i would share a couple of days with you. On Monday we went to Layer Marney Tower. I have blogged about this place before here. Infact this is one of the little lambs that is now alot bigger.
The littlest learnt the word 'chicken'!

These two remind me of the goats in 'Heidi' that i'm reading at the moment.

It was a special traditional village fete day.
The eldest took part in some races.

It was a beautiful day, unlike today which was a bit grey and grizzly.
We still had a nice day though at Hyde Hall for their animal day.

Enjoy the rest of your week. We are off on a charity walk with the boys tommorrow and i'm taking my eldest to see 'The tiger who came to tea' in Southend.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Just seen this on another blog so thought i'd have a go. Feel free to do it too.

1. What are your current obsessions? bags!!

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often? jeans.

3. What's for dinner? wraps with realeat, mushrooms, spinach, onion, hullomi and pesto.

4. Last thing you bought? A pink clutch bag.

5. What are you listening to? The four of us have just been listening and dancing madly to Love shack by the B52's.

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?I'd be goddess of disorganized perfection.

7. Favorite vacation spots? Venice and cornwall.

8. Reading right now? Heidi.

9. Four words to describe yourself - Honest, dizzy, thoughtful and stubborn. I'm Taurean!

10. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate Gu pots.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak? Normally if i do something embarrasing, my husband takes the mick and we just can't stop laughing.

12. Favorite thing to do in the summer? Sit outside somwhere lovely with a cream tea.

13. Planning to travel to next? Cornwall and hopefully New york at the end of the year.

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately? A fabulous meal at My Kitchen in Leigh on sea. The dessert of strawberry and chocolate mess was heavenly.

15. When did you last get tipsy? In venice, one too many cocktails in a jazz bar.

16. Favorite ever film? Thats a toughie, i have a few. At the moment i can't watch 'The holiday' enough.

17. Care to share some wisdom? Everything is a gift from god if your willing to unwrap it and see the present.

18. Least favorite part of your day? being woken up way to early for my liking.

19. What make/model was your first car? A lovely blue Vauxhall corsa si. I was very lucky, my lovely nan and grandad bought me a brand new car.

20. Favourite song to sing? Valerie.......!!Amy Winehouse

Have a great weekend, i'm off to a carboot tommorrow.


Thursday, 21 May 2009


This is a post about stuff!!
I recieved this lovely letter with a picture on the otherside from my eldest when we got back from Venice about a week and a half ago. The boys were in bed so he left us it. Very cute!! My boys christening was such a lovely time. As christening stuff is geared towards babies they chose to have Ben 10 for my eldest and Fifi and the flowertots for the youngest.
I found this lovely little sign for my eldest. It's what we say to each other, ever since we read Guess how much i love you when he was tiny.
My mum loves to write rhymes and poems, this was the one in the christening card. (The first line is not there as it has the boys names in it)
Spending time with their Grandparents when we were in Venice ment they came back with lots of new toys!! They get so spoilt!Another little inheretence from my Nan and Grandad. We actually bought them this when my Mum, Dad and i went to Disneyworld when i was 9. The picture doesn't show it off very well, it's actually very sparkly!!
New purchases from H&M last week.
We got this little fellow when we visited Colchester zoo about a month back. I find meerkats hilarious! I had to get it as my eldest made we chuckle by standing on a rock and coping the classic meerkat pose! He looks like he is guarding the books!
Very proud of my boy this week for being Beaver scout of the week.
Some lovely buys with birthday money.
This lovely little clutch was only £5 from the lovely lady who did my colours at House of colour.
I got this on the plane back from Venice. I am a big Gwen Stefani fan and think her perfumes are so cute. I only actually only like the smell of this one. It smells just like pina coladas, very summery!!
Another new bag, goodness 3 in one week!! Luckily i don't spend alot on bags, these 3 together came to less than £20
Oh here is Fifi again!! i'm not sure how to delete the pics once they are on, any ideas??
My hubby got us this. He has been on it quite alot, i haven't at all. I will, but i am suffering with sciatica at the moment. Ouch!!!
Such a cute buy from Tiger. It came with chalk and a chalk board cleaner. It was only about £2 i think.
Well theres some recent stuff, no doubt more next week!!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Theres not many left, so nab one quick!! I thought i'd show you some of the lovely things i got for my birthday last week.
I think this year i recieved the most lovely cards i've ever had.
This card is gorgeous!! I think i'll frame it.

My lovely friend always makes gorgeous cards.
A lovely card from my niece.
I got lots of chocolates. I love dark chocolate, these are some of my faves from Hotel Chocolat.

A new notebook.
A lovely gift from my friend. Its called Best Friends.
A beautiful set of plates from my Mum.
And this lovely star for the garden.

A heart from my hubby.
And a braclet i've been wanting.

And a fab new bag!!
I'm a lucky girl!!