Tuesday, 29 December 2009
I get quite down then after Christmas, and into January I feel deflated. We used to go away every year after Christmas just so we weren't getting that feeling but now school holidays don't permit it.
My big pressie this year was a new camera. Its tiny. A Nikon Coolpix so I can fit it in my handbag. I never take as many pics as I could as I hate trapesing round with my big camera all the time. My Canon camera is amazing and it takes fablous pics but you have to set your photos up so its not really a quick point and shoot camera.
So hopefully you should see more pics on here next year now.
Im working all day tomorrow and then Im off till next year.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Alot of cars now have computers in them and mine malfunctioned today leaving K and I sat in the garage for 2 hrs where we got it fixed. Still I was very lucky that they could fit me in and they could fix it today. I thanked them very much for this and whats 2 hrs in the general scheme of things anyway.
I had been looking for wallpaper for my conservatory. We have one wall and then there are windows on the other 3 sides so its only going to take 2 rolls. the trouble is I can't decide on a wallpaper as there is just so much choice.. I got a few samples a month ago and blu tacked them to the wall and every week since I come back with more I like. Today was no different. I found 4 more and I had to put these up too so its currently like a patchwork quilt in there. Im going to just have to make a decision and be done with it.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Now every week I meet up with a few friends and we hang out with the kidlets. We tend to go to the local playcentre and have coffee or lunch while the kids play. last week we decided to do things a little cheaper so after picking up our little ones from school we walked up to our park. Its a fair walk from my house so it took a while as a 3 year old only has little legs so you tend to go quite slowly. We spent a good hour at the park and the kids had a ball on the swings etc. Next we set off to collect conkers. I used to love collecting conkers when I was little. K thought she had to collect every single conker she saw and had filled our bag before we knew it. So another hour went by with this endeavour. Then off we went to our local library. Its years since I went and I couldn't find my card so I needed to rejoin, so K and I joined together. Wow it was kidlet heaven in there. K loves books so she was in her element. They have dvds you can rent for the children too so we spent another great hour in there.
So a totally free 3 hours of enjoyment which I enjoyed more then the playcentre as I usually come out of there with a headache from the noise of 30 little children screaming at full volume for 2 hours.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
I have been planning a couple of trips though. In 2 weeks a friend and I travel to Manchester to see the Nolans in concert. We are staying the night and having a girly shopping day the next day. I was a little bit young for the Nolans but I remember all their songs. I get up on the dance floor whenever they come on ( LOL ). My friend is a couple of years older so they were full strength when she was a teenager going clubbing. I can't wait.....
Next Phil talked me into going to London with him to watch a football match. I won't go to the football but I will go and have a 3 hr wander around Harrods. I love this shop. It is the biggest shop you can imagine, over 5 floors and you can buy anything you want. If they don't stock it they know where to get it from. This time of year they have a Christmas department selling all things Christmasy. Very expensive but I will buy a decoration to add to my collection. The tiolets are unbelieveable too. They are very ornate and they have a lady to help you ( with what I don't know). They also have a table with all the best perfumes to sample.
Then they have a whole floor or nearly a whole floor dedicated to toys and children. When K was born I bought a cd from there that was filled with songs with her name in. Then the bears, they have loads of steiff and other makes. Im sure I can while a day away, never mind a few hours.
Up the road from there is a charity shop which has wonderful items in it. It might be because the whole area is posh that they have so many designer clothes and household items but I always go in for a gander.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
More on the fuddy duddy, did you watch Strictly Come Dancing on saturday? I love that programme and Im glad its back on to brighten up my Saturdays with the X factor. Anyway I don't know if Im getting old or what but there was a dress that one of the proffessionals wore that I really didn't like this week. Well I don't know how they could call it a dress, more 2 squares and a few pieces of lace. I think its spoiling the whole programme to have costumes like this. I love the dresses most of them wear but I feel this year they are getting a bit risque, if thats the right word. Phil thinks Im a prude.....
Monday, 14 September 2009
As part of the weekend we got a great deal in a Crowne Plaza hotel where we had 2 nights for the price of one. It was by heathrow airport. As we had gone down on the friday we had the whole Saturday to fill and we wanted to go into London. Anyone who know central London knowns not to take your car in ( unless you know which car park to use). We got travel advice from reception and we set off to catch the bus and the tube. We got off in Leciester Square and sat outside a bar for a few drinks in the sunshine. We then saw a ticket office and wondered if we could be lucky enough to get tickets for a matinee show. We were lucky and got to see Sister Act at the London Paladium. It was fabulous and highly recommended to anyone who gets the chance to see it. We then went off to China Town and had a buffet. We headed back to the hotel and had a nice evening in the bar.
I must have been so relaxed the next morning that I overslept.... I like to get up an hour before I need to go anywhere as I always shower /wash my hair and do my makeup without rushing. Well I must have pressed snooze on my alarm and I ended up getting up 15 mins before I wanted to be having breakfast. I hate it when I have to rush and I panic. Anyway we got to the show in plenty of time and I managed to get everything set up with minutes to spare.
Roll on February for the next show.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
We have a weeks holiday in the Church Farm, Haven near Bognor Regis. It was great. The kids had a ball and we got to see quite alot of the south coast. We had a day in Brighton, a day in Portsmouth, and afternoon in Bognor Regis and a lovely shopping trip to Chichester. The weather was good and we just chilled out for a week.
Im full on at the moment trying to get ready for Hugglets.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Its now exactly 4 weeks to Hugglets too. Why am I never prepared. I should have loads of bears made by now but I haven't. I do have quite a few in varying stages of completion but none actually finished. I am not going to list anymore on ebay now until after Hugglets which is 13th September in Kensington Town Hall.
Also my dear second son J has broken his arm last week. He was playing football with his friends and was in goal. On catching the ball his hand bent backwards and he broke a bone in his wrist. He is now in plaster up to his elbow. So much for us going abroad on holiday. It really wouldn't be fair on him to go on a holiday to greece or spain when the main entertainment is the pool, especially if you can't go in. Good job we hadn't booked as we were waiting for a cheaper last minute holiday.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Ive had a lovely day out today. I took Kaitlin out with friends to a candle factory about 20mins from here. She made a lovely candle and then painted a candle holder for the candle too. They had lots of crafts for children so it meant we spent a good few hours with the kids being entertained. After lunch we went to the ice cream farm. Wow there are hundreds of flavours to choose from as well as a brilliant play area for the kids. None of these places were expensive so a good day was had by all of us.
Monday, 3 August 2009
This morning we got up leisurely and had breakfast in the hotel which was really lovely. Then into town we went. Hubs had said he'd buy me a present there as I wanted a new watch but had to see one myself. Iended up with a lovely watch from Next, a new bag, some really funky luggage tags and lots of other bits.
We were only stopping till lunch time but because of the big breakfast we decided to have a meal on the way home instead of in Stratford. We ended up coming nearly all the way home and had a fabulous lunch at a restaurant not far from us called the Cheshire Cat. I would recommend this place to anyone as we have always had fabulous home cooked food there. They do meal deals in the day so it was very good value too.
Then we came home and picked up the other 2 kidlets and spent a nice evening with them. I haven't had many visitors with going away for the night but all my family and bessie mate made sure I had my presents and money before I went.
To top the evening off Ive just eaten an entire bag of thorntons vanilla fudge so what more could a girl ask for. I have felt utterly spoilt today and loved every minute of it.
I have put another bear on ebay tonight. His name is Bobby and he is 12" tall. If you want to see his auction, just click on his picture.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
We are currently looking around for cheap holidays. We have been saving like mad and fancy a week away in the school holidays if we can find anything cheap enough. There are loads of bargains if you can wait till a few days before so we will keep looking.
Swine Flu has finally hit the first person in our family. My Mother in law has it. We haven't seen her for over a week so there is no chance we have of catching it from her but its scary how close to home it is now. We are wishing her a speedy recovery and the doctor has told her to stay in for at least 5 days so she doesn't pass it on. I know the majority of people have it mild but I have asthma so Im worried about that. I can't believe how quickly it is spreading around the country though.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
I have one more lesson to complete before the course is over for me and I am so thankful that I stumbled upon this ladies website and was able to get on this awsome course for free. I also can't believe the amount of things there are on the internet for free. Fonts, brushes, frames etc, that world is your oyster. Gosh Im gushing a bit now.....
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
I have freckle ending on ebay tomorrow and at this point in time he is still at £16 so he could go for a really low price. If you want to visit him click on his picture on the last post.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
We are now on countdown to the kids finishing school for the summer. W and J finish a week today but K finishes on Monday. They are off for just over 6 weeks. I would of liked to have gone away for a week in these hols but we shall have to see what comes up.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
I had an invitation to attend a bear show in Austria today. I am so honoured as it seems like you can only go by invitation. I believe the show is in October so I need to see if I can manage to make it there. I have always wanted to go to Austria as it looks so beautiful.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
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Sunday, 5 July 2009
Now am I being hyposensitive or do you think this is what we should put up from our neighbours. I like to think of myself as a considerate neighbour who likes to keep to herself but be friendly so Im very upset someone has no thought for me or my family.
We have had a pretty nice afternoon today though. The kids wanted to go to the pictures today so we dropped them off and then hubby, K and I went round the shops and out for lunch.
I have put Freckle on ebay tonight for a starting bid of 99p.
Friday, 3 July 2009
I was gutted today when Andy Murray lost his match. In the UK we don't have many people to pin your hopes on so its especially bad when they loose. I do think Andy is a superb player though and he will get there soon.
The heat has finally subsided a bit today after a really really heavy downpour and storms this morning. I understand the words tropical weather more now. We have had thunderstorms here almost every day for the past week.
Im not working this weekend and my Mum is having the kids for tea tomorrow so Im hoping hubby and I can go out and treat ourselves to tea tomorrow afternoon. We don't get to spend much time together as we pass like ships in the night. He works nights and I work days so we usually only spend an hour a day together and then with 3 kids you don't have much conversation that isn't listened into by little ears. Mind if we saw each other lots then we wouldn't have anything to talk about would we.
I have been working on a little bear this week. Im hoping to have him finished for Sunday, fingers crossed again.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
My little baby nephew isn't very well at the moment. He is constantly screaming, I mean up to 10 to 12 hours a day. My sister is going out of her mind with it. She has had the health visitor, midwifes. 3 doctors and then a trip to A & E and all with no joy. They thought it was colic at first and then they thought it was silent reflux. Sis has changed his food 3 times and had him on gaviscone infant, infacol and other stuff too, none of which have helped much. She changed his bottles, then the teats and keeps him upright more which hasn't helped much either. She got in at the doctors again today and saw a lady doctor who fully checked him over and she wants him to have a days monitoring by a pediatritian. So fingers crossed she will get an appointment soon so that the baby can get treated.
Here he is a few weeks ago when he was asleep. We gently put him on his tummy for the picture.
And wasn't Andy Murray fantastic tonight. Mondays match was brilliant and had us on the edge of our seats but tonight he had a confident air about him. I can't wait till Friday for the next match.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Today we had our dinner at Mums. I love Mums Sunday dinner and we had a lovely time. We got home and I was taking pictures of a bear for ebay when I got hijacked by this little lady who covered my bear in a blanket and demanded I take her picture instead.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Still Im fine now so I should be thankful but I just couldn't believe how you can go from full of life to not being able to get your head off the pillow to being full of life again within a week.
So as you can gather I haven't done much else this week. Yet.....
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thats enough use of my brain today I think, Ive got a headache now.
p.s I don't know how to fit it in the frame its supposed to be in in this blogger but its better that I had before.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Heres a pic of Kaitlin that I took today too.
I went over to Liverpool today for a shopping trip. My friend and I can shop for England when we want to but today was possibly one of our best trips. We got the train from Hooton station as we don't ever like the idea of driving in Liverpool. Trains come every 15 mins even on a Sunday so that is fab. The main reason we were heading to Liverpool was for their Primark shop. It is enormous with 5 floors of clothes for all the family and household items too. I spent £50 and I swear the amount I bought anywhere else would of cost double or more. It is so cheap. We have to really watch the pennies now, ( like everyone else in this country with the resession ) so you can get a real sense of pleasure when you spend a little on such a lot. We had our lunch by the Albert Dock and then afternoon tea in the Beatles Hotel. Serious shoppers need at least 2 refreshment breaks you know.......... So a day well spent.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
The kids on the beach.
Friday, 5 June 2009
Ive been for a 5km walk tonight with a friend of mine. We walked up a huge hill and then back again. It took an hour there and back and my legs are killing me now..... I am going to try to do it 3 times a week though and try to get fit.
If anyone is going to Stratford at the weekend then please come over and say hi. I know quite a few people did come over at Kensington which was nice.
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
This is way better than the original and its fun. The biggest thing I wanted to learn was how to resize the photos. It hasn't sunk in though.....