Sunday, 14 August 2011

My happy place...

I've been having some family time back where I used to live pre getting hitched so have had the time to go to one of my favourite places in the world, the edge above my old village. If I had a difficult decision to make or just wanted some peace and quiet this is where I used to go. I always felt because you were so high up and looking down on the rest of the world that it put everything else in perspective. Do you have a similar place?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A blessing in disguise

So my immune system did me well for 6 months and then has failed me miserably in the last 1 month having had two stinking sets of colds (accompanied by a sore throat before and a nice long cough after) within 4 weeks. This last bout of nastiness has been in the first proper week off I've had since December which meant I actually rested properly but, being me, after sleeping and watching TV for about a day I started to get bored and realised that being stuck inside on a sofa all day meant I had the time to do some crafting- so this is the product of my cold.....

It's from a kit from a really awesome new magazine called Mollie Makes which is a simply beautiful 'lifestyle and craft magazine'. With the first issue they included the felt pieces, templates and instructions for this phone holder which was ridiculously simple to put together but looks rather lovely! It's made my cold seem a whole lot less worse.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Tomorrow's the big day....

Phew! It's been far too long! I'm on my teaching practice at the moment which has meant barely time to breathe let alone blog. However I'm back though maybe sporadically for a while.
Anyway, it's the Royal Wedding tomorrow and I've been so excited about it this week. Every programme about Royal Weddings or Kate and Wills long romance has been watched on TV, every article in the newspaper we read about the preparations has been read, and everytime anything about the Royal Wedding has come up on the news I've grabbed the remote to turn the volume up. Tomorrow I will be with a small group drinking bucks fizz out of commemorative (and very cheesy) paper cups, eating home made jam tarts, watching coverage of the wedding from 8 a.m. in the morning tilllate in the afternoon and no doubt shedding a tear or two.

Taken from MamaPop

My (slight) obsession with the Wedding is to the annoyance of my poor hubby who is so unexcited about the prospect of the Wedding has escaped to Scotland on a walking holiday with another male friend. I'm sure there are many like him but the country, and it seems the world with two billion watchers estimated to be tuning in, are ready to party. The flags are up in London, street parties have been organised across the country and the bank holiday has now started! The British Royal family despite much bad press in recent years are still loved by many, and after all we all love a good wedding to shed a tear over and raise a smile. The country is still realing from the recession, some say this is precisely why we should not be bothered about the wedding tomorrow as it's a drain on tax payers money. However, it's a good excuse for a knees up and if it brings a smile across the country tomorrow I say cheers to Wills and Kate! I just wonder why my invite got lost in the post....

Monday, 17 January 2011

A sweet moment

I cannot believe me and my new hubby have already been married for over six months. Before Christmas I was super busy and run down, which inevitably bubbled into being perhaps a little irritable with my loved one. So when I came in after a long day at work after mulling over in the car what a rubbish wife I am sometimes finding this written on our little chalkboard (G being my hubby).

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A catch up....

Hello all and a late happy new year!

Ok I failed to keep up with 'Blogvent'. I'm trying to avoid making excuses however I was trying to be superwoman in December with my first teacher training placement in particular draining me of all energy. I ended up exhausted mid-way through December (and remained so until after New Year when I'd just about had enough rest and wine to recharge the batteries properly) with a mild case of shingles which is starting to become a regular way of my body telling me I'm doing too much. Hence I'm afraid my blog became the bottom item on my list of priorities.

Anyway enough moaning, what I did manage to do before Christmas was to finish the advent calender for my nieces that I started in November. This was a Christmas present for the two of them. I'm rather proud of my effort in the end.