Friday, 5 February 2016


 This is cheating . . . . 

I've used these photos before. . . . . 

There all on Instagram . . . . 

My Blogging blockage continues . . . .  

Nothing seems interesting enough to blog. . . . . 

Maybe its the January blues (running over into February)

But since my last post I've tried to up my walking,
I've eaten lots of cake and I've even got the sewing machine out to make some curtains for my sisters 'new to her' campervan.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Snow. . . .

Yes, we got a bit of the white stuff.

Enough to make everywhere look beautiful.

Enough to make me pull out the sledges and go to Grandma & Grandads

Enough snow that Miss tried to stuff Sons mouth and face full of it!!!

Enough snow that you can no longer feel your toes and you wish you had a thick woolly coat like the ladies below.

But definitely not too much snow for a go on the swing.

Hope everyone with snow is enjoying themselves, stay warm!!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Looking Out. . . . .

Today I had a walk around Beacon Fell Country Park.

Often peeping through the trees, looking out, trying to see the view.

A dusting of snow on the hills in the distance.

Even with the sun on my face, the wind was biting.

In and out of my pocket with the camera.

The view is beautiful but the road was sheet ice!!!

My walking companion did an impromptu audition for dancing on ice!!! 

But luckily we made it back to the cafe for a lovely cup of hot chocolate.

This has been a photo filled post (sorry). I'm really struggling to blog at the moment. I really hope my few followers stick with me. I really need a new project/make/craft/......

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016

We had our first trip to the beach this year, today!!!

The children looked for treasure, washed up in the winter tide!

And we marvelled at natures treasure and beauty.

The wind whistled through the dunes 
(and the sound of my sons screams as he rolled, on purpose down the steep dunes)


Here's hoping for many happy times for all, in 2016.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Take them out. . . . .

Don't worry, when I say take them out, I don't mean in a gangster sort of way (yet)

Today I did take the children out, well the sun was shining!!

We headed up to Beacon Fell Country Park.

Have you ever been? It really is beautiful and you can see for miles. 

Unfortunately, like many things, its under threat.
Cuts, cuts, cuts . . . . . If you would like to sign the on line petition here is the link.

Today was the only sun on the weather forecast for the next few days.
So stay dry & warm and enjoy Christmas 2015.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas stuff . . . . .

 Christmas chaos, well not really but the house is in chaos.
(Although my Son has been kind and created a path through the Lego so that I can get to the window to draw the curtains later, hes soooo kind)

I've been creating lots of snipping's with my 'Christmas paper crafts'

We've done some baking. . . . . well Miss did some baking.
(look how well the oven reflects the huge washing pile, that was my treat for this morning!!)

I've done more cutting and made some simple star garlands.

We've also done the standard - school party, Christmas card deliveries, running round like a headless chicken thing and when the rain breaks this afternoon (yes I'm sure it will) we are going out looking for greenery . . . . . . what was that for?. . . . . ooh yes to make a 'Christmas table greenery display thingy'

Saturday, 12 December 2015

I want a cape. . . . .

The sewing machine has been dusted off for a quick project.
I really wanted to make a Little Red Riding Hood cape, but I needed a Anna from Frozen cape.
(yes she does have a cape!!)

With a quick trip to the fabric shop, work began this morning after the breakfast dishes had been put in the sink!!

Unfortunately I didn't have a small girl to model the cape so I used a smallish boy!!!

Whilst the cape was in production, my daughter NEEDED the sewing machine. She bought some fabric for a circle skirt a few weeks ago and needed to make the skirt today!!!

She used the kitchen floor for her work space!! She is happily wearing her skirt and yes those leggings are really wrinkly at the knee!!!

Back to the cape . . . . . . Here it is with the Anna outfit I bought!!