Friday, 30 December 2011

Catch up

A yummy roast dinner (stilton and butternut squash pie) and a visit from santa:

I love Dear Zoo and my boys do too. I was thrilled to find this cute top in Sainsburys:

I treated myself to this pretty vinatge style plant too:

Pj day - lots of Christmas films to keep them busy, while i prepare for Christmas:

I have had this poster since i was at college studying for my Nursery Nurse Diploma. I saved all my Nursery World magazine posters and have used them for the boys and i gave alot to pre schools too. This is my favourite Christmas one. The door hanger was made by my youngest with the gift he recieved from Santa:

 Christmas Eve:

Christmas Day. It was wonderful to cook on my Range. Although i did forget i had thrown out alot of old pans. So i didn't have enough!

Boxing Day - i was so busy i forgot to take any photos. There were 19 of us at my house this year!

Chill out day! Here are the pressies my boys got me when they visited their school baazar:

Colchester zoo:

A slobby day at home, eating far too many chocolates and watching The Borrowers and Penelope:


Monday, 19 December 2011

The last 7 days

I was so pleased with this charity shop find. £2.50 and it was brand new :)

Pressies for teachers: The boys added a Christmas message and picture to the top and a nice teacher bookmark too:

I love my Fairy on top of the tree:

Childrens party bus!!

This calendar is so lovely to open. The boy on the bed reading reminds me of my eldest:

This is heavenly!! My advent swap pressie for Saturday xx

We stopped at our local garden centre for an unexpected roast which was delicious. I had a butternut and stilton pie - yum!!


Monday, 12 December 2011

Advent swap and winter wonderland

I love this so much:

We had fun at a very busy Winter wonderland in Hyde park:

More advent goodies:


Friday, 9 December 2011

A touch of Christmas

I took a shopping trip to Tkmaxx to finish off my Christmas shopping. On the way back i popped into Costa to get one of their chocolate orange tarts - yum!! especially with a dollop of clotted cream (The healthy eating is certainly not happening this month)

A yummy dinner - tagliatelle with mushrooms, red onion, pesto and ricotta with homemade garlic bread:

 Making the pictures festive:


Monday, 5 December 2011

A rather lovely weekend

Saturday was spent at a Vintage and Handmade fair in Leigh and Lunch by the sea:

Costa for the train journey home after seeing The Snowman:

The Christmas TV guide is out!!! That deserves tea and mince pies:


Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas time

Reading my Nursery Rhymes book to my youngest:

My Christmassy dining room:

1st day of advent:

Lovely pictures in my traditional calendar:


Monday, 28 November 2011


I have been ill all week - cold/cough/aches/headache - i have started to feel a little better, but its really worn me out :(

Veggie sausage sandwich with ketchup and bloomer bread wearing my favourite 'I feel ill' jumper:

 I took the boys to school and then literally dragged myself to the shops to buy balsam tissues and savlon for my poor red nose. I chucked in some tacky mags and a bar of choccie to keep me company too:

 This has been my view for the last week, pretty much:

Oh and heres another one:

 On Sunday i decided we would put our tree up. We always do it together as a family with Jive bunnies Christmas c.d on, mince pies and hot choccie with cream. This has been the earliest our tree has gone up, but we are busy all next weekend and i like to have the decs up for about a month:

 I still feel rough today, but much better than last week. The hubbie is out tonight, so i have just put the boys to bed, made myself a hot choccie whilst i catch up with blogs:


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

yummy/bargain buys/organising

Cakes to raise money for Children in Need:

Charity buys:
2 Two pretty tops, Bargain transformer, book for my Roald Dahl addict, a card for a friend. And a new buy - gorgeous English glasses case:

I actually squeal with excitement when Mollie Makes lands on my doormat! This issue comes with a gorgeous gorgeous calendar:

 Flowers from the hubbie:

I have finally got round to unpacking the last boxes in my little boys room. It took me all of yesterday to organise his toys and put all the little bits and pieces in the right places. I just need to get him a bigger wardrobe, some more shelves and put some pictures up:

Washing Christmas tea towels ready for guests:


Friday, 18 November 2011

Giveaway winner

Well done lovely, could you email me your address please.

And thank you to those that took part and follow me here


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pretty things/ last day to enter giveaway and sneak peak of the prize!

I finally found the box that had my table and chairs cushions in:

My bargain £1 kitchen mat:

A lovely pretty teacup and saucer that i bought in cornwall. I am using it for jewellary. Button bracelet made by a friend/ matalan earrings/ heart necklace from a fashion show:

Here is a sneak peak of what you could win in my giveaway (i'll pick a winner tommorrow). The only rules are you need to be a follower here and leave a comment here or at my giveaway post: