Thursday, 28 October 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

whats been going on??

-We visited the London Museum yesterday - really good day out, my boys esp the eldest loved it! We visited Daddy at work, my youngest was very disappointed that Daddy works with boring computers and not on a train like he had convinced himself!

-We had a wonderful trip to the O2 on Saturday with friends to see Disney On ice. I have seen a few of the Disney on ice shows and have to say this one was my least favourite. But it was still great.

-I am really enjoying getting and making bits for the advent swap.
I need about 5 more things and i'll be ready to wrap and pack.

-My eldest little boy officially become a cub last week and we also had a visit to the lovely Cressing Temple where he recieved his Bronze award - the highest award you can get in Beaver scouts.

I am loving the idea of the half term homework - to recieve his home help badge he has to make his bed everyday, cook a meal, lay the table and wash up, wash and iron his cub scarf, tidy the living room, sew on a badge and keep his room tidy!! now that sounds like my kind of homework.....

-Not too long now until Halloween..this year i have decided to have a big party. Unfortunately it won't be too big as most people are away, can't get babysitters etc...but it should still be lots of fun. I'm dressing up as Malice in Horrorland. Theres going to be games, dancing and lots of alcohol!!

I'll show you some piccies after the event.

My lovely kitchen - oh well at least it will look scary for the halloween party!

My online shop is now set up with lots of ideas for christmas can browse through areas by clicking on the sidebar links..such as books/children/hangings etc

I am also selling little tree hangings like these 80p each plus 40p p&p

Just email me at if you want one or two.


Monday, 18 October 2010

Notebook Monday

-Words of Wisdom from Dave Barry:

-Never under and circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

-There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'

-And when God, who created the entire universe with all its glory, decides to deliver a message to humanity. He will not use, as his messenger, a person on cable tv with a bad hairstyle.

-A person that is nice to you, but rude to the waiter is not a nice person.

L'artisan du chocolat
Laura Mercier creme brulee honey bath
Savon de Marseille soap
Diptyque candles
Essie nail varnish
YSL mascara volume effect faux cils

- A lovely Monday

I am so lucky to be here
loving my life
loving the day
loving the people
that pass my way
big, big smiles
for a happy Monday


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Homemade home

Yesterday i recieved my copy of Kirsties homemade home from Amazon:

It is available for order in my sidebar.

I have had a good flick through and am looking forward to reading it and making!!

Lots of gorgeous photos including the most fabulous jam packed dresser!

And just to let you know........

Kirsties Homemade home series 2 is in November!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


We took a visit to the Innocent 5 for 5 cafe in London.

A restaurant set up for 1 week was the brainchild of the people behind Innocent drinks, offering a changing menu of starters, mains and puds that provided the recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and veg. For five pounds, you got to choose two courses from the menu, which had been devised by chef Gizzi Erskine.

You can make the recipes by clicking here.

Everyone who came left their mark:

Children got a goodie bag with smoothies and treats. They got to make their own badges too.

Before heading home we stopped off at Discover in Stratford:

There was a Lauren child exhibition:


We took a trip to our local rare breeds farm with my niece and nephew this weekend:

The lovely ruins of Hadleigh castle:

What have you been up to?


Monday, 11 October 2010

Notebook Monday

- Look out for the new Charlie and Lola book 'Slightly Invisible' by Lauren Child. You can by it from Amazon in my sidebar.

-Go toadstool crazy!!

Mushroom Kaleidoscopes from The Little Baby Company

Rubbers from Hawkins Bazaar

Mushroom house from The chic country home

-Don't miss Eat Pray Love this month, one of the films to most reach out to me.

-A Child's Calendar

by John Updike

The stripped and shapely
Maple grieves
The ghosts of her
Departed leaves.

The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.

And yet the world,
In its distress,
Displays a certain