Sunday, 31 October 2010

This week I...

A while back I wrote a blog post with the same title at the end of a lovely, yet a little tough week. It's been another one of those this weesk, so I decided to write a similar type post to remind myself to focus on the good things in life. So this week I;

Got to spend some quality time with my hubby and realised once again what an amazing hubby he is.

Enjoyed running in two beautiful places- along the south coast and in the gorgeous Chatsworth Park.

Made a batch of chocolate brownies which were super delicious- in fact according to my sister-in-law, they were the best she's ever had!

Was reminded of how beautiful autumn leaves are.

Had loads of fun with all my nieces and nephews.

Sung my heart out to the Sound of Music soundtrack.

Ate fish and chips with mushy peas (a rare but delicious treat).

Spent an afternoon in my Mum's cosy flat watching two films whilst supping cups of tea.

Ordered lots of material to make pretty Christmas decorations with.

Enjoyed sitting in front of the telly with my Dad with a glass of wine and a tv dinner.

Remembered what real fresh air smells like (as opposed to city 'fresh' air).

Helped my Dad out in the garden whilst listening to 70s cheese on his Ipod.

Had one of the most delicious meals cooked by my best friend (who used his own homegrown pumkins...genius), and at the same time got to enjoy his fab company.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...

Christmas is suddenly creeping up, which makes me particularly happy as it's my favourite time of year. However, amongst my busy schedule of becoming a teacher, doing housework and trying to actually get a bit of chill out time, I've got some Christmas decorations to make for our flat, a Christmas cake, mincemeat, and most adventurous of all, a fabric advent calender which I'm going to give to my two nieces for Christmas. I've already got in mind what I'm going to do, but I've been looking around for some inspiration on colours and I found these at All About You. Aren't they gorgeous? And they're all handmade!

My own to come soon hopefull!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Sew pretty!

Hope you get the above (or 'so') pretty! Very corny I know. Anyway, I'm trying my hand at embroidery for the first time at the moment, although being a trainee teacher at the moment I have virtually no free time, and when I do I tend to enjoy being in a vegitative state in front of the TV. However for my TV sins I have made some progress and this is what I've done so far. Will keep you updated with my progress as the next part involves French knots and beading which seem a little daunting at the moment. It will eventually form a beatiful thimble pod, or if you glue it altogether an unusual Christmas'll see!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Our wedding- the reception

Final part of our wedding at long last...drumrolls please!

All the table names were named after places that were special to us as a couple.

 This isn't the best picture but this was a board that I put together of me and my new hubby growing up which was in the entrance. The little box on the table was for people to write a postcard (rather than in a guest book) and pop it in the box.

 My best man's speech. My face says it all!

 This time, my hubby's best man speech- again the face says it all!

 My best man and I dancing 'Beyonce' stylee!