Wednesday, 28 December 2011

night off

We were out last night...we are out tomorrow night....I'm out Friday night....N.Y.E and out-out-out on Saturday night.
Tonight was sit on your bum with a glass of wine night.
Shame then that the kids didn't go to bed till after 9....1 glass later and I'm ready for bed. Hard work these nights off!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

dog walk

Yesterday we went en famille to the park avec le chien. We got very muddy. The kids and the dog ran about like lunatics. We met lots of dog lovers. And we had a nice sit down on the new bench dedicated to Ken...he would have liked it lots x

Monday, 26 December 2011

top of my tree

Hope you all had a super smashing Christmas!
Look what arrived through my letterbox last week.....
I was very giddy and put her straight on my tree!
Sarah Alcock sent her to me. What a fab surprise! And what a kind person full of Christmas spirit :-) 
Me and the little people think she's BRILL!
She says she'll make everyone one...all you have to do is email her at and send her lots of cash :-) Go know you want to...only 365 days to Christmas.....(leap year people so a bit of extra time for you)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

secret santa

I help run a kids charity and every year the nine of us go out for our Christmas meal. Very lovely. Apart from the fact that one year someone decided we should do a Secret Santa. For a fiver. Every year. For the rest of our lives.
Every year I go along with a fabulous gift (fabulous considering the £5 price tag). Every year I come home with a scented candle. Or cheap chocolate.
This year I forgot. The meal is tonight. No time to buy a fabulous gift. My choice is therefore as follows: photo frame from M&S that my Mum bought and doesn't need....or Joseph Joseph fabulously stylish spaghetti measurer. It was actually £7.50. I bought it for my sis after she admired mine but my Mum bet me to it and bought her one too so now it's kind of spare. Would it be wasted on cheap-chocolate-givers I ask myself?

Sunday, 18 December 2011


Been to another lovely Christingle service today.
Strange that kids aren't allowed to play conkers anymore in case someone suffers a serious mishap. But they are allowed to wave a lit candle about in a 300 year old church. Clearly the health and safety bods don't go to church to witness such a dangerous activity!

Friday, 16 December 2011

something missing

Well the tree has been up a week and I've just remembered it hasn't got anything on top. I used to have a rather tasteful and very cool looking star up there. Then the big one made this fab angel in Nursery out of a McDonalds coke cup and a doily. So that was on the top of the tree for years. But this year she said "Mu-uum. You are NOT putting THAT up there!" So now I have no idea where the cool and very stylish star is and the top of the tree is just a twig. 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

lots of Christmas stuff....

Got most of my work out of the way so can finally get round to sorting Christmas. Swapped the real life shopping experience for a bit of online this year. Shopping from home with a glass of wine is far more civilised methinks. And very exciting when the postie comes too. I'm getting deliveries left right and centre...much fun!
Tomorrow is the little man's Christingle service in church then that's it, no more school this year.
Just about written all my cards too. Of course whether they get delivered is another question...still had some in my car in February last year. But it's the thought that counts...
This is the fab card that the big one printed at the children's workshop at the WYPW the other week...she printed a grand total of six. Hasn't sent one to me though...

Monday, 12 December 2011

very flipping busy

Aw man I have been so busy! Busier than a busy thing. Stay-up-till-stupid-o'clock-busy. Too busy to even look at blogs. Or Pinterest. Or anything! 
I have been MRS BUSY!
I won't bore you with the details but you'll be pleased to hear that I'm back to my normal amount of busy-ness now.
Anyway in the middle of my very busy busy-ness I managed to win a giveaway from the lovely Karen at Blueberry Park. 

I won this fab load of felt from Seamstar! Yay! Can't wait for it to arrive :-)

And I also bought these super-fab baubles from Elise at Button Box Cards. (This is Elise's photo, the one I took was rubbish!)
I bought all three and they look brill on my tree. (Yes, Mrs Busy put up the tree in a super-organised manner on Saturday with the help of 3 children and 1 dog. Stressful? Oh just a little....)
Get yourself over there and make a purchase....quickly...they are VERY popular and you don't want your tree to miss out.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Pepperbox Clothing

The fab new range from Pepperbox is online now...go and have a look... make a major purchase... you won't be disappointed, I did some of the graphics :-)
And if you get a shifty on you can get 10% off! Bonus!