Monday 23 December 2013

Seasons Greetings

I know it's been ages but just couldn't let the big day pass without wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2014


Wednesday 7 August 2013

Lucky For Some

It finally arrived....My baby boy became a teenager.

I know it's a cliche but I really don't know where the time went. In the blink of a teary eye, he's gone from being a blonde chubby faced cutie covered in gunk, to a very tall, still blonde, handsome young fella with a wicked sense of humour (he gets this from me obviously!!!)

We celebrated over two days, starting with a day trip to the seaside on Birthday Eve. It was a lovely family day which I treasured despite the massive argument in the car before we had even reversed off our drive!
We played crazy golf and frisbee on the beach, followed by fish and chips and ice cream before heading for home, tired and windswept.

The days of huge jelly and ice cream  parties at home are long gone (sniff sniff) he's far too cool for jelly and ice cream  and pass the parcel and despite my best efforts to persuade him that you are NEVER too old/cool for jelly and ice cream and pass the parcel alternative arrangements were made. Jelly and ice cream were to be replaced with clothes shopping trips and footie matches with his mates, although still chaperoned by dad..who lets face it is still a big kid himself!

Even the cake was replaced this year by Krispy Kreme donuts

We did however start the day with a pillow fight...some things never stop being fun, whatever your age.

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Excuses excuses

I made a promise to myself that I would do my very bestest to blog a little more often than I have of late, its obvious I haven't adhered to this promise (thankfully I only made it to myself) and have in fact blogged less....OH DEAR!
It's not that the intention isn't there, I have a camera/phone on the verge of combustion from all the photographs I take with the intention of boring you all to death.
I have blamed my recent lack of posts on many things, including bloggers block (still not sure if there is such a thing) Iv'e also used lack of time and inspiration as an excuse, but to be perfectly honest I have come to realise it's just plain old fashioned laziness.
Plenty has happened since my last post but the time lapse has blurred things a little and everything is out of sync but I'll try and do a super quick catch up for anyone out there who is still remotely interested!

we had a little trip to the big smoke

We've been busy in our little plot

and enjoying the fruits of our labour.

Iv'e been busy with the hook

and the glue

and there have been one or two thrifty finds

There has also been a small matter of a 13th birthday  but I'll save that for next time.

thanks to everyone who has stayed tuned! xxx

Sunday 23 June 2013

Cake Stop

 It seems like the an age ago now but  Little A spent the recent last school holidays on camp with Scouts (not missing us one little bit as it turns out)

  The Mister and I took full advantage of doing all the things that 12 year olds hate. 
We decided to tootle out to Otley. For some reason I thought we had never been here before, only passing through on our way back from my birthday celebrations in Harrogate a couple of years ago.
Despite being a bit of a damp and dull day, the scenery was stunning

It soon became apparent that we had been before and although it's a sweet little place, it wasn't going to entertain us for a full day. 

We stumbled upon this little place tucked away in a tiny little courtyard.
I would have loved to have gone inside but we had Bruce with us so we plonked ourselves outside and pondered on where to go next.... 

: )

Monday 17 June 2013

Summer Lovin

I absolutely bloomin love the sunshine, and here in sheffield we have had it by the bucket load, but not before time!

It's been like heaven arriving home from work and enjoying my afternoon cuppa in our little secret part of the garden.

essential reading material

summer in a glass

equally delicious

The garden has really come in to it's own this year and things are maturing nicely, some parts of the garden are lacking in colour at the moment but with a little tweaking here and there, this time next year everything should be looking the way I'd like.

Unfortunately the sun seems to have done a runner and it's back to cloud and grey skies with a rumble of thunder threatened for later on this week.
Hope you  enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted.

: )  x