Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Dear All,

This is my last post now until the New Year, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Look forward to sharing some more makes and bakes with you all in 2016!


Friday, 11 December 2015

Five on Friday

Good Afternoon,

Sorry it's been awhile, but it's been a crazy week, with highs and lows, Firstly Pickle appeared at the Theatre with the school Choir and she was front row, was so proud, even had a tear!

And Yesterday we said goodbye to a very dear friend, who was a fanastic wife, mum and friend.  She will always be missed but will live on in the laughter we share as friends and though our children.
Here is Angel Rachel on our Christmas Tree..

Now onto more Festive things....

1.  Pickle with the school choir!

2.  The Rotary Father Christmas visits most of the streets in our town every year, it's so lovely and the kids really enjoy it.

3. This is our little real tree in the lounge, however they just don't smell like they used too! Pickle decorated this one. Mittens does keep trying to eat it!

4.  Pickle making some presents for her friends, hair bands

5. We had lunch at a lovely country pub last weekend, I do love a real log fire in the winter time. I have put another picture here which was the funky bottle wall display.

Well I really hope everyone has a nice weekend!
Love Mxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tuesday Thoughts

Good Afternoon,

Well it's been a strange weekend, getting all the Christmas stuff out and putting the tree up.

I love this time of year, but with everything that happened last week, it felt different, but she would of wanted us to enjoy the festive season and that's what I plan to do.

I have done nearly all the Christmas shopping and started baking.  Here is some things..

Mince pies in the making!

All are now in the freezer - Yummy!

I love seeing all the lights starting to appear in shops, homes and towns.
Here is our town lights

I didn't go ahead with the shawl as I probably wouldn't wear it, so I changed it to a scarf for work.

These are not colours I would normally wear.

Christmas has arrived on my desk, my friend give me a little tree bless her!

Wishing everyone a happy December!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Scavenger Hun - November 2015

Good Morning,

Well I can't believe another month has gone by!, and now it's onto happy place.

So here is my Scavenger Hunt finds for November, This is organised by the Suzzie at Greenthumb.

A Stranger

This little stranger came to see us!

Looking Down

Back in the Summer in garden.


Went to see the Take That Experience with my friend who passed away this week,

The Weather

This was the snow last year.


The colour of this big cloud was so strange yet beautiful.


My lovely hubbie brought this for me, blessx


I do like a dipping oil.

Out and About
A day out in Lewes, East Sussex - one of them places you can spend hours wandering around.

Me being festive, roll on Christmas.


This is a hole in Pevensey Castle wall.


One lonely Butterfly sun bathing.

It's now time for Christmas.

Hope you liked my Scavenger Hunt.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Five On Friday

Good Afternoon,

I am in a very sad place today, We lost a lovely, cheerful and caring lady yesterday, and there will be a bright star in Heaven tonight and every night because of it.

This picture is one of the last pictures of my mummy friends together the lovely lady is on the far left.

Onto the post, I am joining Amy at Love made my Home for this weeks Five on Friday.


Last weekend was the Christmas Light switch on, which our pickle sang at so proud.

The bottom one is the tree last night. so pretty.

Loving the Christmas Costa Coffees!


Here is my Seaglass shawl taking form.
Using Stylecraft DK for a warmer version this winter.


A Scarf in progress


Some festive baking last week, sausage rolls Yummy!
Hope you all have a nice weekend. Love to all

Friday, 20 November 2015

Five on Friday

Good Afternoon,

Well there's a chill in the air today, and we have a festive weekend ahead.  Pickle is singing in the Choir for the towns Christmas light switch on and I am one proud mummy, I have a feeling I will need tissues!

Anyway, I am joining Amy at Love Made My Home for this weeks Five on Friday,  I have gone on a festive feel, sorry for all those not feeling Christmas yet, but in our house it's started already.


Gingerbread Lady,

Isn't she cute her name is Franny, we got her last weekend, I just love gingerbread, I usually make a house every Christmas.


Poinsettia, Hubbie came home with these beauty the other week, I just hope I don't kill before Christmas.


Christmas kitchenware, here are a couple of my Christmas Kitchen items, they are ones we have collected over the years, the tin stack came from Whittards.


Festive Smell, I saw this on blogland somewhere and thought what a great idea, simmer water, cranberry juice, cranberries, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, pine branch, cloves and satsuma's and it makes the whole house smell yummy.


Christmas Pudding Mix, here is the fruit soaking for my Gluten Free Christmas Puddings.

Well I hope you enjoyed my Five on Friday and have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The post about The Blanket and The Blind!

Good Afternoon,

Well a few weeks back I joined my first CAL, which was organised by Sandra at Cherry Heart. It was my first crochet blanket, but I thought I have to start somewhere..

Well I have to say I really enjoyed it and am looking at making another one already, I ordered the Stylecraft wool pack from Black Sheep Wool.

Here are some pictures of my finished blanket.

Oh how I love it so..
This was when it was WIP

Here is the wool I used, I have some left over so thinking of making a matching cushion.

Did you join in the CAL? I think it's fab that thousand of like minded people from all over the world took part.  I learnt so many different stitches and can't wait to start another one.

At the weekend I also managed to make a blind for pickles bedroom, here it is before sewing

And here it is completed and hang up. It's made her room so much warmer.  I ordered the fabric from Plush Addict, which was great and delivered to my door.

This is the 3rd blind of this type I have made, but by far the best due to getting better at sewing over time.

I now have a Seaglass shawl on the go, but I am making it with DK stylecraft from my stash - Raspberry, Parchment and Gold.

I got to try out the dough hooks on my mixer this weekend, I am so not good at kneading bread so they are a god send!,

 here is the bread...
It looks lovely but the taste is not so great, I have real issues making Gluten Free bread, it smells yummy and this time it raised in the tin prior to baking but turns to a brick when cooled:(
Any advice bread makers out there?

One thing I will say is I have managed to find Silly Yak pastry block which is Gluten Free and it's perfect for cheeses straws, mince pies etc, I was not looking forward to another Christmas without Cheese straws and sausage rolls.  Now I can smile a very happy smile.

Well that's all for now, tonight will be time to soak my fruit to Christmas Puddings.

Take care and keep safe dear friends

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On my needles....socks

Good Afternoon,

It's a very windy and wet afternoon here now..
Here is a photo from my office window, we have a lovely berry tree in the garden which is full of berries.

As I explained before I am lucky to work in such a old building, it's been an Inn, Post Office, Work house, Tea Room and now Council Offices, it dates back to 1540.  

So at the moment I am knitting my first pair of socks on DPN's, which I have to say has been a challenge but now I am really enjoying it.  I got the pattern and help from Winwick Mum, all the help and pictures have made it even better.

Here are mine so far

I have a feeling it's going to a long task as I am fitting it in between Christmas gifts etc.

I also made this crochet phone case sometime back but didn't manage to share with you all.

Well, I hope you all stay safe and warm.  Back to more Christmas organising.
Take care and thanks for all the lovely comments you leave.