Sunday, 23 November 2014

A few of my favourite things!

 All this summer cheerfulness makes the drab grey days go a little faster, warms me up inside and makes me smile! x
 Jugs of pretty home grown flowers.
 Some of beautiful flowers from our garden in full summer bloom!

 Hehe I'm not sure about this one? Other than it makes me chuckle . . . . . . . What a face Molly!
 And of course yummy home made summer shakes! Mmm.
Just a few of my favourite things, to brighten up those dark winter days xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Hooky happenings!

Very shortly I am hoping to reveal my latest hooky finish but for now I shall give you a sneak-a-peek and leave you to guess what it will turn into?
I really am enjoying the cheerful colour choice given the weather at the moment, which is not so nice :-(
Well I must get on, so many ideas to get hooking! 😃

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Cushion Ta-Dah! And hooky treats

 After some debating and soul searching about the colours I decided to finish my cushion cover, I'm sooo glad I did! Here it is, in all its bright and beautiful glory. Every time I look at it, it makes me smile.
 So from this drab and dreary cushion. . . . .to this Ta-Dah!
 I really truly do love it sooo much it just makes me smile!
 And I saw this sweet little tin of crochet goodness on ebay and just had to have, have, have it!! I can't wait to get hooking. But for now I really must finish a couple of works in progress, more about those later.
So until later!
Bye for now x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hooky Dilemma

I started this hooky project at the beginning of the summer holidays, only now its nearly finished I'm not so sure I like it.

In case you are wondering its a cushion cover or its going to be a cushion cover and that quite simply is my dilemma! To finish it or not? Consign it to the thrift shop bag or not? Is it simply too bright to take pride of place on the sofa or should I have chosen something more subtle? 

All opinions on this matter are gratefully received xx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


We decided to explore in the gorgeous summer sun! We concluded no adventure would be complete without Woody the dog tagging along.

 Hamish found the lily pads fascinating and started talking about frogs. Which got him wondering how they balance on them and whether or not they sink with the weight of the frogs.
I found his conversation charming and giggle worthy. 
 We paused to take in the wildlife and the amazing views.
 I just have to say it turned out to be a blisteringly hot day! So we cut our adventure a little short in order to make a vital ice-cream stop on the way home ;-) 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Graduation 2014

                                       Graduation 2014

Well my graduation finally arrived last month after two years of highs and lows, tears and tantrums.
The last two years has been the most amazing journey and some very special friendships have been formed.
 The weather didn't let us down either, it was a glorious sunny evening. By the end of the evening emotions were very mixed, as a group we have shared a big part of our lives and supported each other through so much.
 And now onto the next chapter in my life . . . . . . I can't wait!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Summery things

 Some lovely hand picked flowers from the our garden.
 I love and adore sunflowers and this year we have plenty of them growing in our garden, a little bit of summer indoors.
 We've spent a few of the lovely hot summery days that we've been blessed with at the beach.
 And where would we be without indulging in a little strawberry picking and Hamish offered to help turn some of it into jam!
 Hamish loved mashing the strawberries and went just a little wild and started to get it all over the kitchen.
 My little cooking assistant offered to help bake some delicious onion bread. He really does love baking.
And I even managed to fit in a little sewing and crochet in between all the other things we've been busy doing. I just love the summer holidays, not having to rush round and get ready for school.