Friday, 29 January 2016

Five on Friday

Good Morning,

I do hope everyone is well!, So here we are the end of January already, it's wet and windy here in the UK again today.  

I usually don't like January but this year I have tried to embrace it more, and enjoy it for what it is, another month of the year!

So I am joining Amy at Love Made my home and sharing my Five on Friday, it's abit of a mixture this week.

I seem to have far too many WIP on the go, I have 2 pairs of socks, Spice of Life blanket, Balaclava, a summer dress to sew and a spring wreath to finish! I really need an extra 5 hours in my day just for these lovely things.

Anyway off we go...


As it's been a very wet winter here, I treated myself to some Welliebobs from Joules, I really love them and they have fluffy warm lining, perfect as I don't drive so walk alot on Schools runs and to and from work.


Here is one of my WIP the balaclava for my step dad's birthday.


Here are my Daffadils in my office.   They cheer me up on grey days.


The postman delivered this lovely package of wool on Thursday, so excited it's lovely hand dyed wool Hawaii on the right and Jerusalem on the left both by Norah George, she sent it with Teabags, stitch maker and kinder bar - Happy Happy!


This is my sweet little pickle playing with her Lego Friends shopping mall and shopkins, I love the imagination children have.  She means the world to me and her dad.

Well I have shared by Five with you, I hope you like them.
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments I have had over the last couple of weeks, it means so much.
Have a nice weekend

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Life366 Project - Week4

Good Morning,

I am joining Lola and Lane for this link up of weekly posts, it's such a great idea of sharing moments in your week, as the weeks seem to go by way to quickly.

Thursday 21st January

Here is my spring wreath I am starting to make, looking to do some more sewing this weekend. I so love making things.

Friday 22nd January

Decided to treat myself to a Gin Martini, I don't do this that often but after the week I had I needed it!
While watching the Second Best Marigold Hotel, loved this film, I think Maggie Smith is fab.

Saturday 23rd January

Woke to more vertigo today, so was feeling poorly, Hubbie got me some pretty mini daffadils and scallops for tea!

Sunday 24th January

This was a day of crocheting, I am making my second Spice for Life blanket and pickle wanted some cupcakes! they are vanilla, maple and cinnamon and almond with mixed fruit.

Monday 25th January

While all the Easter eggs are in the shops and I really felt the need for Mini eggsx

Tuesday 26th January

So this is how I start my day, a cup of coffee from my Dolce Gusto machine and classical music on my pretty green radio!

Wednesday 27th January

So when I popped out at lunchtime, I found some bargain sewing patterns only £1.00 each, so happy place for me.
Well that was my week!, hope you enjoyed my pictures
Take care and see you next week

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Tuesday Thoughts...

Good Morning,

I thought I would share with you, somethings about me today, I am Mum and Wife, I have a little pickle who will be 10 this year, can't believe how the time as gone, it still feels like she was 1 a minute ago.

My hubbie travels to London everyday for work, for which we are grateful for as I know this is very tiring for him.

So this leaves me being the homemaker as well as working.  I love our home, it's a family place filled with love.

So my day starts at about 6.30am, doing lunches and organising for the day ahead, While I potter around my kitchen I enjoy classical music coming out of my little green radio..

Once hubbie has gone on his way..I enjoy a lovely coffee from my machine, I have to start the day with Tea you see, so by about 7.15, I am in need of a coffee fix...
I just love these mugs..
So we then go about our day - school run, Choir for pickle, work for me, however I do love my job and I work in really old building, it was built around 1600s, it's been a post office, workhouse, photo frame shop, coffee shops, home and now Council building.

This is the view from my office window!

Than back home again to start with the evening routine, Dinner making, cleaning, washing, ironing and maybe a sit down inbetween for some knitting...but usually not till later.
This is a neckwarmer I finished for myself last week. It's moss stitch with WI double knit yarn.

Something else about me - I love flowers, I have to have them in the house, at the moment it's Tulips or Daffadils..but this will change with the seasons.

We have a cat called Mittens who is completely mad!

In the last picture she wanted to come to school/work with us!

So that's just a little post about me, hope you didn't mind me sharing with you!
Have a great day!

Monday, 25 January 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning,

Well here we are again on a Monday morning, I really don't know where my weekend goes!

The weather.... Lovely and sunny this morning not cold at all around 10 o/c

Right now I am....
At my desk, typing this blog post and waiting to go to the Doctors.

Thinking.... I have had a nice weekend just the 3 of us doing family things together, and looking forward to springtime and getting outside more.

On my reading pile....Still going though my Downton Abbey books and my latest Country Living magazine has arrive yay!

On my TV.....
Call the Midwife, Still Open all Hours, Mr Selfridge and Harry Potter films (only taken me 15 years to watch the first one at the weekend!)

Favorite blog post last week (mine or other)....I love reading all of them on Blogland.

Something fun to share....Thinking of booking another caravan break in March for my Birthday, love staying a caravan, it holds so many childhood memories.

On the menu for this week....

Monday - Salmon and mashed potato
Tuesday - Chicken Salad
Wednesday - pasta with tomato sauce
Thursday - Hog roast joint
Friday- Pasta and meat sauce
Saturday - Maybe something out
Sunday - Roast Beef and yorkshire pudding

On my to do list.... Carpet cleaning, and crochet

In the craft basket...still sock knitting and blanket and this pretty spring wreath!

Looking forward to this week....Having coffee with a friend on Thursday.

Looking around the house.... I love my mini daffadils 

From the camera....Cupcakes

Bible verse, Devotional....Let light always shine down upon us

I am linking up with Diary of a stay at home mom

Friday, 22 January 2016

Five on Friday!

Good Morning,

I thought I would share with you this week, my Five favourite books at the moment!,  I am alway collecting cook books, knitting books, crochet books and sewing books ( bit of a an obessions).

So I am joining  and sharing my Five on Friday with you all.

Hope that you are all keeping well in your part of the world, been a chilly one this week, see my previous posts for frosty photos.

My vertigo is still hanging around but not as bad as last weekend thankfully.

Anyway here we go....


Downton Abbey Cookbook

This is my newest purchase, I just love the series and am looking forward to getting the time to try out some of these recipes.

Lisa Faulkner

I could decide which one of the three is my favourite, I think the first one, as this is the one I go to more often. Little pickle loves the Krisipie Chicken and the Summer cake is lovely.



This book was hopeful when learning to crochet, it shows you all the stitches to get started and lots of pictures to help you along the way, I still use it now as a go to book when I am unsure.


Modern Vintage Gifts

This is a book released recently by another blogger Helen Philipps, the pictures and instructions are so great, I am in the process of sewing the colourful birds.


Cath Kidston Sewing Book,

I have made a few things from this book, including the folding bag that came with the book, I really like fabric she uses.

Well that's it for me, off to lunch with the Mum's now.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks as always for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Life366 Project//Week 3

Good Afternoon,

So I am joining a new link up organised by Lola and Lane and it's a weekly link up about your life really, so here are my pictures from over the last week.

Thursday 14th January 2016.

I was not feeling too good as a bout of Vertigo had taken hold of me, so mainly resting at home in the afternoon, hoping the world would stop spinning at a different pace to me. So no picture for this but dreaming of this....

Friday 15th January 2016.

Took it easy with a large cup of tea and some books...Love Downton Abbey cookbook, and Cath Kidston Sewing!

Saturday 16th January 2016.

Was still feeling unwell, so taking it easy with some sock knitting!
Sunday 17th January 2016
It brought snow to our part of the UK, my little pickle was up at 7.30am and outside in the snow by 7.45am!
Here are some of our photos...and yes hubbie did have shorts on with his wellies!

After that we went shopping got some paint for the hallway and living room, and a little stop at Hobbycraft here are the finds..

Monday 18th January

It was a really cold walk to school and work this morning, but I got the chance to wear my new Welliebobs! I love frosty mornings. it was a lovely Beef Stew for dinner, I so love comfort food in the winter months.
Tuesday 19th January

Frosty morning again, and it stayed all day..Here are some pretty pictures from our town, love the pond when it freezes over.

Wednesday 21st January

A long day for me, after a full day at work, back at 7pm for a meeting, so not much happened on this day, however hubbie brought me some lovely tulips.
We are hoping to do some flower pressing this week, as it was a Christmas present for pickle.
Hope you like the photos!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Frosty Wednesday!

Good Afternoon,

Well it's been cold the last couple of days, this morning as I walk on school run, there was lots of Frosty things to see.  I spend a lot of time walking as I don't drive, which I have to say I enjoy except when it's raining!, however I do notice the difference when it's school holidays as I don't walk as much.

I love the way the light hits the frost this time of year.

Here are some photos from my morning school run!
 This is in the town where I live

This the recreation ground I just love the pink sunlight on the grass

Walking past the pond this morning was lovely the middle bit is unfrozen so the ducks are still happy.

The ice patterns on the garden glass table

The frozen leaves.

Here is something bright to end the post, some lovely tulips from hubbie.

Hope you have a lovely day and stay warm!
Thanks for all the lovely comments to my recent posts and thanks for stopping by