Monday, 14 July 2014

"It Does Not Do To Dwell On Dreams and Forget To Live."

hallo hallo! How ya diddling? My goodness it's been a long time since I last wrote. So much has changed and almost nothing at all has. I always find writing blogs so hard, it's like if I was chatting and laughing away with a friend and then someone shoved a camera in my face I'd just go all shy and not know what to say. My daughter on the other hand does not have that problem, although that may or may not have something to do with the fact that she has basically grown up - like most kids these days - with a camera or phone or ipad or tablet thrust in front of her face whilst she is asked to continously say "cheeeeese!" whilst the perfect shot is achieved. I am not even comfortable with the world of 'selfies!' although my mum and I have taken to sending the occasional selfie to each other for a laugh. People actually must spend hours taking pictures of themselves to post on facebook and instagram! I know I'd have to take at least 100 before I got one I was completely happy with the world seeing. That said I have taken a liking to Instagram lately it is quite addictive.. a little glimpse into others, mostly perfect and beautiful, lives. What is it they say about pictures, it speaks a 1000 words??? no that doesn't sound right, I think I've totally just made that up haven't I? oh well. Anyways, today I have used my day off to clean my kitchen from top to bottom and feel thoroughly happy in the knowledge that everywhere is now spotless. We have also bought into the whole loom band hype, yes I caved! and am now addicted myself and may even be watching you tube video tutorials! I am such a geek! My little en recently got into Harry Potter and I have spent so many hours trawling the interweb for 'harry potter bedroom tours' 'harry potter bedroom ideas' 'harry potter room' etc etc How disapointing! There's hardly any!?! what's that about? I expected loads. Nevertheless I got a few ideas and her new Hogwarts style-y room is complete! Pictures to follow...I am pretty pleased with myself let me tell you! Wallpapering by using a desk as a paste table in the the other room, crawling under and around furniture dotted around the flat with pasted paper in hand trawling to her room only to have to crawl under her mid rise bed which was perched in the middle of the room - because trust me I was not taking that thing apart it was an absolute night to put together in the first place, under the mattress are like a load of bars attached to a like a band of material and it was like never ending puzzle, when you just got one side right the other would fall..eugh, anyways that's better best forgotten, I digress - was no easy feat but with lots of lovely positive thought I got there in the end! The worst part of the whole process was striping the dreaded wallpaper, it would not come off! it literally took me a whole day to do a tiny section, at one point i was ready to just leave the stupid stuff on there and paper over it, but no I persevered and it finally came off! HUGE celebration in the form of a cuppa tea and a time out followed! twas all worth it in the end because my little lovely LOVES it! me too actually! Is it sad that I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan (I'm very late jumping on this bandwagon I know) and kinda want my room like it too! I love having a project like this to sink my teeth into, I think I missed my calling in life, I need to be doing something creative, but as ever I'm all talk/dreamy/what if-y and no action! I've just never found my niche. My jobs ok but definitely just a means to and end, not my life's passion, at all! I am definitely grateful for my lot I just feel nows the time I need to figure out what I want to do for me, I just don't know what that is yet. xxx

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Picture Perfect.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wedding bells..



Im a huge procrasinator when it comes to actually sitting down and doing things I need to do within a certain time scale, no matter what good intentions I have I always end up being last minute with things. I've recentely started doing an online computer course, I can use a computer but don't have any formal IT qualifications so thought it may be helpful, anyways I literally have to force myself to do it and it's hard work. The internet is just so tempting for a quick check of a blog here or a little peak on ebay there, how kids get any homework doen these days I'll never know! To think we never even had access to computers when I was at school, let alone the world wide web! Do they even actually hand write anything these days? crazy thought eh! I went to look around a big school for May this past week and they were all sat there in class with their own laptops, I couldn't quite believe my eyes!
Anyways, the school was nice, going to see another next week, I can't believe this time next year she'll be at school! I think the whole thing was a little overwhelming for her though she wouldn't say, she's a brave little thing, you really have to coax these things out of her. She like that if she hurts herself to she's all "I'm fine, I'm fine!" until there's no one about and then she'll finally cave in and have a little cry. I love my daughter!

Anyways, along with the course I offered to make my friends wedding invites and they are finally finished! yay! You have no idea how long these have taken, between deciding on themes and colour and that darn glitter which took hours! But now they're finito and I'm so happy! One less thing to think about doing and then feeling guilty about for not doing in the evenings.

I'm loving the beautiful autumn weather and "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...soon the bells will ring..." get excited!!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Autumn already ...





Hi all!

How on earth did it get to be October already! The summer, if you can call it that!?, flew by and oops! I didn't post at all. I kept thinking I'll post tomorrow and then well I didn't, but thanks for the nudge Gem, here I am updating my blog - finally!

Well where to start. The weather, as we all know, sucked for want of a better word. I had great plans of all these things to do with May and did, well not a lot of anything really yet as always we still managed to fill our days. I was feeling a bit 'eugh' during the the summer to be honest, probably the weather didn't help but I'm really must better now and am actually looking forward to getting all snuggled up in my winter coat...not long til Christmas now either and I am like a small child at Christmas I tell ya, I'm excited already!

My little one recently turned 4! I can hardly believe I am the mum of a 4 YEAR OLD!! Erm hello? How did 4 years just past by?? We has an amazing birthday (week) filled with cake, music, dancing, playing, days out, train rides, lalaloopsys! Yes since my last post we actually now have the FULL collection! I kid you not! and I can't just blame May because I became obsessed with them too! Seriously they are like gold dust these things you have to strike while the iron's hot and buy them while you can before they sell out. Otherwise you end up on ebay paying extortionate (is that how you spell that?) prices! Lalaloopsy's were the theme of May's birthday, the cake was a joint effort between me and my mum, she made the cake I made the decorations.

We has a great day out to good ole Blackpool on the Train - May is train obsessed! We have many a great afternoon just down at the train station munching chips when I'm stuck for things to do, she loves it! Anyways we went after school on Friday afternoon (she just does mornings) with Granmda, had a shop in the afternoon and then a visit to Harry Ramsdons was in order. Yum! Then we decided to bus it Freeport while we waited for it to get dark to see the lights, only we didn't time it very well, we thought it was open late but nope, it was a ghost town! Oh well nevermind, they had an ASDA So we wasted some time in there, good old Asda price. The bus ride back was horrendous. I have never in my life seen as many teenage yobs taking over a bus! My god! I knew teenagers had a bad name these days but I'd never actually witnessed that kind of behaviour for my self. It was like being trapped on a school bus, and just as you think it couldn't get any worse, more and more kept getting on at each stop. The bus was actually swaying! Craziness! They were all of 15/16 on their way into Blackppol at night..err hello parents? Do you not even care that your kids are blatantly off to partake in some underage drinking in BLACKPOOL and then have like an hour bus journey home? Unbelievable! May kept shouting that it was too noisy and they were so naughty! hehe! She's not wrong there!
Anywho, once we finally got off the bus ride from hell, The lights were pretty good and there was some kind of fireworks show, so bus journey aside a great day.

Well I'll leave it there for now, more later.
Lotsa love xxx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

May Spells a lot...




Well I caved (well Grandma did) and May now has her very first (mini) lalaloopsy doll, Bea Spells a Lot. Love love love. My mum and I are now addicted to finding these little treasures they're like gold dust you can't find them anywhere, we're stocking up when we can for the little one's birthday. She has a poster and is so excited to collect them. I like to think collecting something teaches good lessons but I think I'm just making myself feel better! hehe!
Anyways Bea spells a lot is made from an old school uniform, so goes the tale and of course is an excellent speller. This inspired May to practice, practice, and practice some more and I know I'm biased but I think this is pretty darn GREAT for a THREE YEAR OLD. Super proud mum moments! Her writing and spelling is coming on in leaps and bounds AND more importantly she LOVES to practice. I never force her into it she asks me! I'm all for letting kids learn at there own pace and encouraging everything as and when it happens and well I'm pretty happy with how that's working for her.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sunshine on a rainy day


Time seems to have completely run away with me lately I've had lots I've wanted to blog about but just haven't been able to find the time lately. Last weekend was awful weather wise, lots of miserable rainy days but then this beautiful parcel arrived from Tracy over at her beautiful blog
Thank you soo much! I was over the moon (though not quite as much as May) to receive such a beautiful package (thank you for being so patient Tracy yours is on the way to you now, I hope it arrives safely soon)
My daughter and me are huge fans of Tracy's beautiful handmade dolls, we now have 3 of her creations and May decided (all on her own I might add) to name them, Milly Molly Mandy! very creative I thought, she's a big fan of the Milly Molly Mandy books and sings the song ALLLL DAYY LONG! Seriuosly when my friends came to visit a few months ago they had it stuck in their heads for weeks afterwards, anyways, I was super excited to get such a thoughtful package and me and Tracy seem to have exactly the same taste in things! she sents some little surprises that I love! Thank you!
The little fairy doll is permantly attached to May!

I have a lot more I want to blog but I'll leave that til tomorrow,

lotsa love xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

more makes...










Hi all, first of all I'd like to say a big hello and thank you to all my followers, I honestly was surprised to get even one follower but to now have 12 is just lovely, It's a lovely feeling to feel a part of this lovely blog community. I love all your blogs too! So many lovely people and ideas to get inspiration from. So THANKS!

I've been working on my new found sewing skills lately so here are a few pictures of some things I've been making lately, I 'm having a hard time understanding patterns it's like a foreign language to me so I just make it up and adapt as i go aong, sometimes it's been working sometimes not so much!

The picture is a Gorguss postcard I found for 60P!!! in a craft shop and just stuck on some lovely thick craft paper and then onto the beautiful frame my mum found me on a carboot for like a £1, I'm really pleased with it. I'm a big fan of the Gorguss prints, she also does bags and stationary and stuff.

Hope you're all having a great week so far, the weather here is weird o rama! It's like winter one me then yucky humid indian summer type hot the next! Me and May have been doing lots of beading and crating to pass away the time, we've had lots of fun with some paper dolls I found in a clearance book shop for £1 each too! And my little tom boy has been having a fireman sam phase and her grandad spoiled her this week with some toys so that's keeping her busy busy! In between rushed visits to the park when we have a break from the rain it's all she's been playing with lately.

That said I don't know how I've not discovered them before since I love all things dolls, but we've recently discovered Lalaloopsy dolls which I am in love with and my daughter has asked the birthday fairies for one called blossom flowerpot, and a few chocolate coins too please fairies she shouted up to them! hehe! she does make me laugh! I'm so excited to start a collection of them! I can already picture them sat on her bedroom shelves! I love being a mum! You get to be a kid again!