Wednesday, 29 February 2012

too many kids can spoil a peaceful evening

So tonight the kids had friends round after school...twins for the big one and a friend for the little one. Five kids in total.
It was all going extremely well. They were playing so well together I even found myself with time on my hands. Ooooh, I thought, I'll do this again...
Then they went to play out....and were joined by a million kids from the neighbourhood. Nine kids playing nicely in our garden.
How lovely.
Couldn't last could it?
It soon went pear shaped. They started fighting in lumps. Tears and tantrums all round. With me as the referee.
I was glad to see the back of them. 
I'll stick to two kids in future thanks.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

mini club

A few of the designs I've got in Mini Club at Boots at the mo.....

Friday, 24 February 2012

top beaver

Went to the little man's Beaver Presentation tonight.
Highlight: Alf not only bagged the Chief Scout's Bronze Award (highest award for Beavers dontcha-know) but he was also named Top Beaver 2011. Go Alf!
Low point: a slide show presented by some dull, middle aged Scouty type who went to a jamboree in Sweden. 142 photos of dullness involving tents, rain and bad clothes. That's 40 minutes of my life I'll never get back.....

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

no neon!

I'm doing some rather fabulous work this week with a touch of neon. Very now, very on trend.
But can I find any neon pink thread to add the finishing touches?
No I can NOT!
I have scoured all the shops round here. (Haberdashery shops are slightly thin on the ground actually but I've done a full search in both of them without result.)
I have searched the interweb. I found some in America but the postage charge was more than the cost of chartering a flight there and buying it myself.
At one point I saw just what I was looking for on Ebay... "fluorescent pink thread"
Yay! I ordered 2 so I'd have enough to last a lifetime. It arrived. It was pink. It was not fluorescent pink. I sent the woman a snotty email. She did not reply.
Sooo I have taken drastic action. I have bought a neon pink t/shirt and slowly unpicked the damned thing keeping the thread in one piece so I can sew with it.
Recycled neon thread. I am so green!

Monday, 20 February 2012

shhh I'm tired

I'm ever-so-slightly-a-little-bit-tired after our weekend away... We ate a lot. And drank a lot. Some would say too much...We offset this by walking a lot. Mostly from shop to shop. But we also took a rather long trek through Kensington Gardens in a touristy sort of manner.
Anyway I'm not as young as I was and I need my bed now.

Filipa pointed out one of my designs in Debenhams...rather fitting I feel.
Top one is my design. Bottom one is how it looks in store. Go buy one. You need  it!


Thursday, 16 February 2012


How come when The Other Half goes away he just packs his bag and goes? Happily away on his jollies safe in the knowledge that nothing will change in his absence.
Whereas when I go away I have to write a zillion lists stating exactly what the little people need to be doing and wearing and eating at every given point of the weekend? I have to make sure the fridge is full and the ironing pile is ironed. I have to leave reminders that the Big One needs to be here and the Little One needs to be there.
Then I phone up and discover that he's shipped them off to his Mother's and gone to the pub...but it's not his fault...his mum insisted.
Oh to be a man.
Have a good weekend peeps x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

girly weekend's that time of year again...the annual girl's weekend away.
We go on Friday. To London. Again. 
We never do the same place twice in a row. Not ever. Till now. It was so good last year we felt the need to do it all again.
When we did Edinburgh it was so good that we've never been back. Just in case our expectations were too high and it turned out to be rubbish.
So I don't know how come we changed the rule for London. But we did. We went last year and we're going again... on Friday.....yay!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Brave Jayne

Happy Valentines Day to my friend Skinny Jayne! 
She has been rather brave and hand delivered a card to the place of work of a bloke she has her eye on....Ginger Sam. 
We don't even know if Ginger Sam knows her name so fingers crossed he won't be too confused. Hope he's not actually Ginger And A Bit Dim Sam.
But no worries, Skinny Jayne put her phone number in the card.
She is so brave! 
Brave Jayne.

Friday, 10 February 2012

too cold actually

It's about time this cold weather buggered off and was replaced with a bit of sunshine. I'm sick of wearing my entire wardrobe every day just to stay warm...

Monday, 6 February 2012

littletree designs

Oh how lovely....I'm featured in littletree's top 10 blogs this month....go have a nosey.....

Sunday, 5 February 2012


It snowed....they melted....just in time for school tomorrow....bonus!

Friday, 3 February 2012


The main topic of conversation in the UK today.....will it snow tomorrow?

Thursday, 2 February 2012

dog jog

On a morning me and The Little One walk The Big One to the main road where she gets her lift to school. We take Minnie The Dog with us now. Minnie The Dog doesn't like to walk back though. She prefers to run. So we have to run too. We call it our DOG JOG.