Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Many thanks to Nemeton for including my simple cream brooch in her very elegant treasury. I crocheted this brooch in a lovely cream yarn, it makes a great accessory for hats, bags or coats and the colour enables it to be matched with a variety of other colours. Nemeton (aka Lynn Davey) is one of the most talented beaders I have come across on Etsy. Visit her shop to see her amazing creations.

Friday, 13 February 2009


I am feeling really happy today because next week is half term in the UK and that means no school for a week for Amy and I have taken the week off. Hopefully we will get to have a few days out, weather permitting. We are planning a day at the coast. I love those days when we can get onto the beach and walk with Jasper, our dog. My eldest daughter and her 2 daughters are also planning on coming with us so we should have a great time. It looks really lovely outside today, the sky is blue and the sun is shining but it is really cold. The snow has all gone now and hopefully that is the last of it for this winter.

I hope you all have a wonderfully romantic Valentines Day this year. Let's hope that special someone in our lives has remembered to buy the card and the most amazing box of chocolates to deliver to us in the morning.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


Amy is 8 years old and this is the first proper snowfall she has experienced.  She got really excited on Sunday when it started to fall and when she went to bed Sunday night she could hardly wait for the morning.  This picture was taken at 6.45 am Monday morning.  She was dressed and out there before I could say anything to her.  Unfortunately for her, her school was not one of those that closed so she had to spend the day at school.  Luckily the school gave them plenty of playtime outside so that they could make the most of this experience.  We don't get this amount of snow very often in the part of the UK where we live.  As soon as she was home from school, she was changed and back out there until nightfall.