Thursday, 24 February 2011

On My Way

*to blogging again
* to feeling inspired
* to realising one of my secret crafty dreams
* to making and creating
* to ideas, mood boards and designs
* to being 30!

Hoping for a very exciting year!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Disco baking....

Ginger bread men 'Saturday Night Fever' stylee. Thats how we roll in this house!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Party time

I am going to have a party.....fancy coming?

It is a lovely warm Summer evening (so obviously this is just an imaginary one!)

There are coloured tea light holders dotted around on the tables and up the path of my gorgeous, huge, well decorated house!

 found on

bowls of colourful jelly beans on all the tables

Jars of bright summer flowers


Big lawn games for all the children to play

The playlist is-


Along with some really good 80's and 90's tunes....a bit of barefoot dancing is required in these situations!

We will be eating barbecue food and Pizza and drinking juice cocktails
and Pimms...yum!

 After eating, drinking and dancing we will gather to relax on the grass on the tastefully strewn around Kath Kidston cushions

and blankets
 in front of a big screen and watch....

With big bowls of sweet popcorn and cups of tea :)

Best party I've ever thrown!........... Same again next year? x

July Reads

Wait for it...this is going to be a biggie!

The No1 Ladies Detective Agency Series- Alexander McCall Smith

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive

The Miracle At Speedy Motors

As you will have previously seen, I love this series and am very fond of it's main character, Mma Ramotswe. They are wonderful reads and I can't wait to get my hands on the next 2 of the books and then I'll be crossing my fingers that he writes some more!

Agatha Raisin Series- M C Beaton

The Vicious Vet

The Potted Gardener

The Walkers of Dembley

The Terrible Tourist

The Wellspring Of Death

The Wizard Of Evesham

The Witch Of Wyckenhadden

The Fairies of Fryfam

Love From Hell

This is another favourite series of mine, as you can see! They are such a relaxing and easy read and that's why I've managed to read so many! I love the new cover illustrations as I am definitely someone who judges a book by it's cover, so i think the new ones are charming and fun and much more appealing. Another thing that I love about this series is that it's set around the Cotswold's and Warwickshire and so I recognise alot of the places mentioned (this always gives me a childlike thrill!)

Monday, 2 August 2010

July Loves (late!)

Reading like a mad thing

I have read ,read, read this past month, 11 books to be exact! Not a clue how I've managed that! 

Eating Peanut m&m's and watching desperate Housewives whilst doing my ironing.

I don't usually do ironing regularly, I just do it as and when. Which leads to very messy and chaotic mornings, trying to find clothes and iron them all whilst getting two small boys ready! It is no fun at all. But the above routine, done every other night has lead to a much more serene household.....and yes, the bottom picture is exactly what I look like when I'm doing it!!......I'm very glam don't you know!

Wanting to buy some Jelly shoes

Just because....... Yummy!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Can you see me?

For a while now I have been wondering if I should be more visible on my blog. There are lots of blogs that I enjoy reading where the authors use themselves as the subject of many of their pictures. I am usually ok with having my picture taken, but the thought of using pictures of myself regularly on my blog is a little intimidating. But then on the other hand I am very interested in the photography side of self portrait, and there in lies my dilema! I'll have to think about it a bit more I think :)

Sunday Baking

I made Coconut Macaroons on Sunday from the lovely The Gentle Art Of Domesticity by Jane Brocket. They were so easy to make and smelt wonderful. Mr Man loves them, so it was at his request that I gave them a go.You make them like a meringue at the start so the whole process was a bit different to my usual baking and there was hardly any washing up at the end..result!