Monday, 27 June 2011

All in a spin. . .

Not me. The washing machine! After two weeks of gadding about here and there the washing machine is proving it's worth today.
We have been having a lovely time while hubby was on leave. The first two weeks were spent housing and gardening and generally relaxing at home with the boys. Then we spent a fabulous if somewhat wet week in Devon where my husband was finally able to meet some old friends of mine. And said friend was a star and babysat giving us our first night off together in over a year. We had a meal in the local pub and wandered home to the sound of cows mooing and the odd bird call. It was lovely.
After a couple of days at home we took a very excited young man to see some rather special trains.
If you have ever been to Drayton Manor you will know what a wonderful day out it provides. If you haven't been it is well worth a visit. Tesco are doing a voucher swap £11 of vouchers gets you a ticket with a 6 month entry date and with adult prices from £19.95 it is well worth the savings. There is not only Thomas Land but a small zoo, dinosaur walk, and many other non Thomas related rides and attractions.

Our final excursion was a little bit special. My husbands brother and his soon to be wife offered to have the boys for us overnight leaving us a whole day and night to celebrate, though rather belatedly, our anniversary. We dropped the boys off at 10 am and didn't collect them until 12.30 the following day. We spent a full day shopping, (I had forgotten how much your feet hurt after 6 hrs solid shopping), eating out without anyone wanting a wee mid meal or to share our food and even went out for dinner, (I wore a dress, hubby sat and counted on one hand the number of occassions I have worn a dress in last 5 years on one hand. Make that two including our dinner date that night). We both had a wonderful time and felt very relaxed. It is wonderful being parents to our boys but that was the first time in 3 years we've been alone for a whole 24hrs!
I am not sure Mr Barclay and Ms HSBC will approve of our weekend but hey we had fun. ;o)
Today he is back to work and I am trying to orgnise us back into a normal routine which after 8mths of disruption should prove interesting.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Hello Dolly!

This is Dolly. . .

She is going to help me display my necklaces from now on.
She is pictured here wearing a few of my new makes ready for the summer.
They will all be available on Folksy along with many others as soon as maternity leave is over.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Blog Comments - Finally Got It!

Blogger has been very frustrating the last few weeks. I couldn't reply to any blog posts and every time I tried i't take me round and round in circles.
I've cracked it. . . . for all you fellow followers who have had this problem. Don't choose google account choose url at the bottom of the list. Put your name or your business name in the name section and your blog address in the url section.
Lo and behold it lets you post just like that!

Good luck. I know a few of you mentioned you've been having problems too.


Saturday, 4 June 2011


We were having a move around in our garden this week. Extending the patio with the paving stones someone had randomly placed in the middle of our lawn and here is what we found under the first paving stone. Within minutes this square of earth was completely free of ants and eggs. Amazing!