Saturday, 31 December 2011

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Who would have thought it would be mild enough to visit the zoo in late December?!
It was actually a really great day - half price, not busy and the animas were more active than i've ever seen them (Probably to keep warm because it was chilly)

Wishing you all a very Happy, and healthy New Year!!!

P.s Last day to vote for me (i believe) please please vote, it will make my year


Friday, 30 December 2011

RHS Gardens - Jack Frost Trail

Hello all. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas?

We spent Wednesday at our favourite local garden.
Look at all these wonderful trees all made from recycables:

Flying Barbie fairy:

I like to visit the gardens in different seasons. There is still lots of colour around. Rich greens, reds, orange and purple.

 We followed a Jack Frost trail, finding the missing words to complete a Rhyme:

It was nice to get some fresh air and exercise after 3 days in stuffing ourselves silly with food.

 Winter 4 star Hotel for all creatures small :)

Please don't forget to vote for me at the Dorset Cereal little blog awards. I believe tommorrow is the last day. 

You can also catch up with my Christmas at my other blog a little later today.


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Just popping by...... wish you all a very Merry Christmas xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Yesterday i came home to find this lovely package from Hookin with Laa Laa:
Thank you so much, i love everything so so much xxxx

I also found out i had been nominated for Dorset cereals little blog award which i believe is drawn at the end of the month.

I would be so grateful if you would vote for me. You can either just click vote, or leave your email to be entered into a competition.
I checked out the blogs with the highest votes at the moment and i have a long way to go. I really rely on my followers voting as only a few family and friends know about my blog and i'd rather keep it that way.

You can vote by clicking on this link below

As an added incentive to vote, i will have a January giveaway if i am lucky enough to win 
But just for someone to nominate me is wonderful in itself. I love my blog and glad some of you like it too. 


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

How exciting!!!

I have just found out i have been nominated for the Dorset cereals little blog award. Thank you to who ever nominated me :)

I would love it if you would vote for me, pretty please. If you vote you will also be entered into Dorset cereals  prize draw:

Dorset Cereals little awards


Monday, 19 December 2011

Whats been going on?

From the beginning of December i read the boys a Christmas story each night. We have built quite a collection over the last few years. These are my favourites:

 I have turned into quite a tea drinker the last few months. Don't you think its strange how tastes change? Mmmmm although i've always liked homemade carrot cake!!

 This is the book i have bought my friends girls for Christmas. I have to admit i could easily have one of these myself!

 There are lots of rooms and gorgeous stencils and stickers. Be your own interior designer!

You can see what i made the boys teachers for Christmas at my other blog. I also bought these bookmarks when we were in Cornwall:

I tried a new restaurant last week. Really really lovely. I had this amazing Christmas pizza:

Today we took the boys to see Father Christmas. It was really lovely. The boys got some crafts to make as their present and a mini Christmas tree each to plant:

My lovely latest advent gifts from Vintage hearth:

 I opened these lovely magnets today. Such a thoughtful gift with pictures of Poppies and Daisies in them :)

It has been really nice to hang all our cards from the picture rail this year. Here are the cards to and from the boys, hubbie and i. The boys designed theirs this year. I was so impressed with my eldests (The sleigh scene). He is quite a little artist. I wish he would draw more often as he is really good. I love it when i get to see his artwork at parents evenings at school, because its the only time he really does it. Me and my hubbie both enjoyed, and were pretty good at art when we were in our teens, so i hope he starts to enjoy it too:

 I recieved this lovely little hanging with my husbands card xx

Mollie makes landed on my door mat this Saturday. I love it!!!! Look at the gorgeous fabric for these notebooks:

 I love the print, bottom right:

As you know, i am a big Belle and Boo fan. This month there is a needle book to make:

Look at these amazing beads!!!! My son (9) is Marmite mad. I have to think of something to make with them for him - any ideas please??

Enjoy your week. Keep calm and be merry!

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