Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have returned. I'm back with a vengence and ready to get this party started all over again and document my 50th year. Watch out, there's going to be some mighty fine happenings going on over the year and I need to celebrate them all with you too.
Nice to be back? You betcha Xx
Monday, 6 May 2013
Today we finally saw some blue skies and warm weather. The photo was taken from the car window on our way to Marlborough. We just needed to get out and about and went for a drive and landed up over the Wiltshire Downs. What a beautiful day.
Friday, 5 April 2013
A well deserved and needy pit stop whilst out shopping today (it's a tough job but someone has got to do it!). With the weather still not reaching above 4 degrees, boy it's still cold for April, I believed a hot almond crossiant and hot chocolate from Patisserie Valerie was in order, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious, I think this is going to be my new favourite cafe.
Monday, 25 March 2013
I seem to have an unhealthy obsession with books at the moment, not that it's a bad thing only if, like me, you don't really have a large bookcase to display them in.
I love a good book to read and hearing all about a newly published one about the WI on the radio the other week it only seemed right to put it on my Mother's Day list and I was a lucky girl to receive a copy. I can't wait for a lovely sunny weekend to sit outside and have a good read.
Whilst out shopping I purchased yet another baking book, but this time an American one. I stumbled across the name when I was researching my New York trip, Williams-Sonoma, it's a store in NY along par with Harvey Nichols and its on my list of places to visit as they have a HUGE Martha Stewart department, so it only seemed right I bought the baking book. Looking through it has some fine American recipes and I'm looking to have a go at some of them pretty soon (don't hold your breath for a post all about it though!).
In true British style I feel I have to mention the weather, it's still cold with temperatures dropping below freezing at night and not much more during the day. This winter seems to be going on and on and I know I will be very happy when the sun finally makes it's appearance and the skys turn blue just to get my old bones warmed up if nothing else.
Looking forward to Easter, not too sure what we are up to but hope it's a good one.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Long time no post....I really cannot put my finger on it but I lost my mojo for quite a few things over the last few months. Perhaps it is the longer winter we have this year, or is it a sign of wanting to change, oh I don't know other than I'm back. Not sure when the next post will be but for now I'll do a quick update to get the record up to date.
No baking has been done in the house, I've completely lost my mojo for that and I know I've 5 more bakes to complete the challenge, I'll get there just not sure when.
I've been a little ill for 2 weeks recently with a really bad cough and cold, knocked me side ways and down and even took to my bed for a day and half, something quite unheard of for me.
No craftiness has been started or completed. Perhaps I need to find something 'new' to learn to get my interest back up. I'm thinking water colours? but I'm not really an artist, I prefer wool and material, but then this may kick start my enthusiasm again.
No outings or jolly days have been taken over the last few months. It's been lousy weather and with no motivation I've been like a tortoise and wanted to hibernate indoors in the warm.
Oooh just remembered, we did go out on a date to see Les Miserables at the cinema...cannot wait for the DVD so I can blub over and over again at Ann Hathaway's solo performance, I'm welling up now just thinking about it.
And to round things off just nicely Jack unfortunately had a little accident on the football pitch by dislocating his knee which popped back in immediately but left him with severe torn ligaments. So that's his season over with (and my Saturday mornings back - hoorraayyyy) however he has impeccable timing that this had to happen on Mothering Sunday weekend which scuppered any plans we had to celebrate by eating out. I can remember being in hospital on my first ever mothers day back in 1999, Jack had pneumonia and we spent 10 days getting him back to health to take home again, scary times. Perhaps I need to avoid mothering Sunday.
So less of the moaning, less of the groaning I just wanted to say Ooh it's nice to be back :-)
Monday, 21 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Note to self: Never plan a jolly with friends on 18th of December or January, as yet again the snow has stopped play.
Just wanted to document the fact that the white stuff has landed this winter and bought disruption all around. Will we ever learn to accept that life must go on.
Will be back pretty soon with some form of update. It's been a long time in the making as I've had a little break from the computer.
Be back soon..