Sunday, 14 April 2013

Busy, BUsy, BUSY! has been a madhouse here!

SO much going on...I can't tell you it all, mostly it's quite mundane and sadly it is restricting blogging!!!  Grr!

I am sort of back in that I have a new and hopefully improved look to my

But I just thought I'd pop by and say 'Hello!' and 'I haven't forgotten you.....I am still following you' (ooh!  sounds creepy...sorry!) and I thought I'd quickly take the opportunity to share some fun and a quick explanation for one of the reasons for my absence from BlogLand, so here goes.... 

......cop an eyeball of my 2 cuties!

....this is Tiddly Toes dressed as Mike the Knight!....


The writing on the wall behind her is where we keep a tally of the children's heights as they grow....rather wonderfully they also add select friends to the wall is so special.  We'll never be able to move (unless we take the wall with us!)

Here she is again prepping veg with Daddy dressed as Princess Evie (Mike the Knights sister)...cute huh?

Then there was Teenage Daughters 14th Birthday....she had a photo-shoot at home with some friends and adhesive moustaches!  This is the ONLY (and very unflattering one of the 2 of us!)  I was accosted by Teenage Girls and props...there was no escape - great fun!

...and here is one of Teenage Daughter and one of her friends.......

CRAZY girls......but fun and lovely!
I've also had Mum-in-Law down for a few weeks as Dad was too ill to look after her, she's wonderful company and great fun, amazing really when she is so ill.  But I do want to spend time with her and so, I'm afraid, you get neglected....but it's all with good reason....sorry!

Well, I must get back to the madness that is my life...but I will return soon with a photo of the creation finished in Pretty Things and another bit of Hooky-ness (a Ta-Dah no less!), until then........

Take care

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Do you like my new look?

For so long on my blog and on Pinterest I have been saying how much I love bright colours against white.....take a look at my quilt board!

So I decided that the blog was l-o-n-g overdue for a little face lift itself.

What do you think?

I like the lighter brighter feel, but I want to know if you find it easy to read and is it easier on the eye?

Honest feedback please as I want to get it right for you....I don't want to put you off visiting now, do I?

See you soon,


Tuesday, 9 April 2013


You may have heard me mention before about FlyLady, it is an Internet site that encourages us less organised stay-at-home Mums to get into a routine for our cleaning.

Although I've only been at it about 18 months, I don't know what I did before!

Believe was BAD!

Not unhealthy bad because I did it....but the way I did it was all disjointed so I was far more tired than I needed to be.

I also sought perfection, but by being perfect in some areas, other areas just didn't get done at it felt like painting the Humber Bridge and NEVER having a tidy home.

Now I don't do perfection (much) and spend a timed amount of minutes to do it as good as I can every day, so everyday my home looks does you loo look if a visitor popped in now?  Could they sit on the sofa?

You get me!

Anyhow.....I think the regime has been rubbing off a bit!

Take a look at this...............

First you brush down the loo.......... wipe the seat, rim, lid etc............
Haha!  Cute isn't she? Only 3, and she's got it!
I shall remind her of this when she hits her teenage years and follows the Slob Regime with mouldy food in her room and her clothes in standard 'Floordrobe' mode!
See you soon,

Monday, 8 April 2013

Spring.......maybe..... is teasing me....but I'm not quite sure just yet.

There was this....

....yes, two little shoots on the clematis by our front door.
Then this.....
....LOTS of shoots on the climbing rose in the front garden.
And this...............

....yes, that's 2 daffodil buds from the clump that Tiddly Toes planted here last year. 
Bearing in mind that that post last year was on the 24 March and here we are 1 year and 2 weeks later, the difference in the weather here in the UK is REALLY noticeable!  Although if you look carefully at the rose shoot, you can see the sun shining through it....and yes, that is sun an the brick wall behind the daffodils!
Well that was yesterday, and in true UK form we are back to grey today!
It hasn't stopped the creativity tho' all that's left for me to say is it is nice to be back.
I shall return shortly with some making and an explanation for my absence.
See you soon.....Nora