Sunday, 31 January 2010

And the winners are ...........

Hello every one. Have we all had a lovely weekend? Yes ? Good

Just a very quick post today I'm afraid as time is ticking on and I've still got a few things to do before bed. So I'll skip straight to the part that your waiting for lol.
Because most of you kind bloggers wanted to share the giveaway prize I decided to split it and draw two names ( Hope that's ok ). I had to use the random number generator thingy because river's fast asleep and hubby's gone out.

The first winner is number ......................


Who is the lovely

A lovely lady with a wonderfully inspiring blog so If you don't know Mary's blog then

Go now and check it out.

OK and onto the second winner ..........


Who is ......

This lady is a newbie to blog land so please do pop over and say hello.
Well done ladies I'll get your stash in the post as soon as I can.

Right well I'm afraid that's it for now but because I couldn't possibly do a post without a photo

I'll leave you with a pic of hubby's snow creation taken a couple of week's ago.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

today we have been mostly.....

Learning to write our name. Pretty good for a first attempt don't ya think.

Playing with thomas.... peep peep lol.....

Collecting eggs from the hen house........

Squeezing in a bit of crochet time....

and cooking the tea.... toad in the hole with mash........

What have you been up to today?

Saturday, 23 January 2010

a little giveaway

Hiya folks

I wasn't planning on doing a post tonight but I've been having a sort through my stash ( he's making me do it) anyway I was sorting through my boxes of yarn and remembered that a few of you ladies are currently learning to crochet / knit and well look what I've got.........

So If any of you lovely ladies would like to offer a home to this little bundle then just leave a comment on this post and I'll have one of the men folk pick out a name next sunday.

Hope your all having a lovely weekend

Friday, 22 January 2010

A new begining

Hello there! How are we all? Did you all have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year? Yes, yes, I know, we are three quarters of the way through January and I've only just got round to speaking to you all but all will be revealed very soon I promise.

Well for me the end of 2009 bought with it Lot's of depressed feelings and the feeling of being well kinda "stuck", you know that "same shit, different day" kinda feeling when you get stuck into a routine where your not particularly happy or contented but you carry on regardless because..... well.... that's just the way things are (Am I making sense or am I the only one who gets like this lol). So over the last few week's I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to pull myself out of it and decided to try and shake things up a little, make some changes and maybe set myself a few challenges along the way.
So What have I actually done about it? I hear you ask. Well yesterday saw me start my new voluntary job at river's pre school. It's just one day a week (Thursdays) doing art's and crafts with the children. It gets me out of the house and besides, getting covered in paint and being called river's mummy all day ain't that bad hehehe.
Last night Hubby and I called in a neighbour to babysit ( something we never do ) and headed out to

Where the man himself was cooking and indeed serving a rather delicious stew.

( so delicious that hubby just had to go back and try the vegetarian option too hehehe)

We also picked up a copy of this whilst we were there ............

and me being the shy kinda girl that I am, sent hubby up to ask Hugh to sign it and this is what he came back with.......

Those of you that know hubby and I well will know that hubby is the cook in our house. I can bake, if you want cake's, cookies or bread I'm your girl but I'm afraid if you want a decent meal then you'll have to turn to hubby lol. So Yes you've guessed it I have been inspired to TRY and be a bit more adventurous in the kitchen and fingers crossed produce and edible meal of two along the way lol.

I'm also considering a couple of crafty challenges too but I haven't quite decided on that yet. Maybe a granny a day/ Try something new ? Not sure yet I'll keep you posted on that one.

OK so are you all still with me? still awake ? Yep .... well done .... only a bit more to go, I promise.

So after talking to a certain lovely lady from across the pond I discovered that although I have a blog full of pictures of this and that, my blog doesn't actually tell you guy's anything about ME So I'm gonna make a few changes here too ( if that's OK with you guy's) My blog is currently all about the things that I have made with a few extra bit's chucked in so what about a bit more of the real stuff. River and I are always doing something or other so what about showing you a bit more of what he's made or where we've been and how about showing you a bit more of where we live. So how about it guy's let's have some idea's here what would you like to see on my little old blog???? I'd be interested to know what you think.

OK so I think I'll leave it there just know I will try my best to blog again over the weekend. I do have some chickeny news to share with you but I think I'll leave that for another day.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

PS I will try my best to catch up with all your blogs as soon as I can.