Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Another Award!

Blogging is such a lovely pastime - you get to "meet" such lovely people! The very nice Sarah at The Blueberry Patch has kindly given me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I have got to name 7 things that I love and then send the award on to 7 other blogs. I know that there are a lot of these awards going around at the moment, so will understand if anyone doesn't want to play along or has already done so!

Here are the 7 things I love - amongst others :O)

1. My family -my beautiful children, my wonderful husband and everyone else in my family.
2. Reading - books, magazines, blogs.
3. Tea.
4. Chocolate.
5. Chinese food.
6. Crafty things - knitting, crochet, sewing.
7. Disneyland Paris - only 11 days to go! Not that I'm counting!!

Now for the 7 blogs -

1. Joanne at French Knots
2. Esther at Hetty's Happy Days
3. Sarah at Paper and String
4. Jenny at WeeKnit
5. Kelly at Handmade at Home
6. Sarah at Miss Sew n Sew
7. Sarah at Pink Petal Designs

There is a giveaway happening over at Lissylou and the 2 little boys - so why not pop over and have a look at her lovely blog and enter the giveaway too!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Spring has sprung!

I have been told that today is apparently the first official day of spring, and it certainly does seem that Spring has indeed sprung! The weather has improved, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and all the lovely spring flowers are blooming.

With this in mind, I thought that I would share a little spring time poem with you all. The poem is called The Spring Ball and was written by my wonderful Mum and was published last year.

The Spring Ball

Who is coming to the annual Spring Ball?
Iris in purple, so elegantly tall.
Delightful Daffodil, dressed in yellow,
Primrose and Narcissus, mild and mellow.
Tulip and Crocus, with dresses so bright,
Beautiful Bluebell is standing upright.
Snowdrop will come in her delicate white dress,
In all their glory, they will impress.
All are happy to answer the call,
To appear again at the annual Spring Ball.

I hope you liked it!

Enjoy your weekend and to all you lovely Mummys out there - have a very Happy Mothers Day :O)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

I won!

I won a giveaway!

A pretty little crochet flowery brooch from Kelly - isn't it lovely! I am afraid that my photo doesn't really do it much justice, it is beautifully made and the colours look lovely together. I can crochet a little bit , but I don't think I could make anything as nice as this.

I think that my little girl will probably try and claim it for herself when she comes home from school - as I showed her it to her on Kelly's blog when she posted about the giveaway and she loved it!

Shall I hide it away or will I share?............. Oh, the dilemma! I think I'll do the nice Mummy thing and share, then we can both enjoy it! :O)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

To build.......

Or not to build - that is the question!

The best part of last week was largely taken up with meetings at the bank and with architects to find out about the possibility of us building an extension onto the back of our house. Fortunately both the bank and the architect have come back with the answer that we wanted to hear and we can now go ahead and get the plans drawn up - yippee!!

The architect that we have chosen is local, but has previously been featured on the Channel 4 programme Grand Designs, so he comes with a very good reputation.

All going well we plan to start around October, so watch this space :O)