Sunday, 20 April 2014


Back from our holiday to France. No internet, very little phone signal, lots of warm sunshine and peace and quiet in the middle of nowhere! I did very little although the girls learnt to ride bikes so I did have to go for a couple of 6 mile bike rides (!) I also managed to read 7 books so I'm a happy bunny. Back to work this week as I need to catch up with BCTF orders and emails!

This was our view when reading. Not too shabby eh?

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Thursday, 10 April 2014


Having fun at lunchtime :) McDonalds toys are ace but I was disappointed that they didn't have any flashing mushrooms left :(

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Going for comfort on the last day of BCTF :) If you are visiting I am on Stand 236!

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Another test post

This time with an image (hopefully!)

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Test post!

This is a quick test post using a blogger app from my mobile :) It may work and it may not. Time to press publish and see!

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Glitter is my prozac

Taken from here.

Actually prozac is my prozac :) Yep, back on the antidepressants as of mid February. That is why I haven't been posting on here a lot/been doing much stuff with Swirlyarts. Gosh this is hard to write about without being all woe is me/dramatic! But write it I must as there is too much stigma about mental health as it is without me trying to hide it. Not going to go into too many details but feel free to ask away if you want to know. Basically my brain is full of stuff - lots has been resolved, some still hasn't!

The tablets seem to be working which is very good and I have a review in June so we will see what the dr says then :)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Ace video

We were listening to the Paul O'Grady radio show at teatime yesterday and he played a triple of Queen songs and it reminded me a) how much I love Queen and b) how great this video (and song) is :) Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Jumble sales rock!

If you are friends with me on Facebook then you will know that last weekend was our annual trip to the jumble sale. It's on for a few days but Saturday is the day to visit as it's 'fill a black bin bag for £4' day. I remember when it used to be £1 a bag but that was a fair while ago :) I got two bags and Matt got two bags - both full of stuff! I'm not going to show everything (most is still waiting to be washed/sorted) but imagine jumpers, dresses, skirts, hats, scarves, plates, books, bric a brac, toys, bespoke suits that fit perfectly (oh yes!) belts, braces (for me - I'm channelling Dr Who!) shoes, pillowcases, linens etc.

Two things that I got that filled up half of one bag (works out at about 40p per item) were these two bed items. The top one is a handmade patchwork single duvet cover. It needs a bit of mending but I am going to use it to turn into another cheat quilt.

I love the fact that they used different weight fabrics and it's a bit wonky :) Will be perfect for snuggling under as the other cheat quilt was relegated to a chair cover!

And I am so pleased I decided to pick this up - it's a vintage feather filled quilt (what I would call an eiderdown) It's a gorgeous coral colour on one side and a salmon colour on the other and it's so soft. It too needs repairing but I'm thinking that some new patches of Liberty fabric would look fantastic. It is destined for use in Taz and as I'm staying in Taz for BCTF in April I'd better get a move on repairing it!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Some songs I like :)

I've been using the bus a fair bit recently and after the last journey I've remembered that I can't read on the bus without feeling very, very sick so I decided that it was time to dig out my MP3 player and listen to music instead. Here are some songs that I'm loving at the moment (with videos of course!)

Love the video to this one - cute sock puppets or what?

Anya quite liked this one :)

Brilliant :) Very much my kind of music if I had to choose only one genre to listen to.

A friend introduced me to Gogol Bordello and I love them!

Boring video but the song is fabulous. There are version of the Stones doing this live but they didn't have the voices at the start which I like.

I have eclectic musical tastes! Oh and if you like these then I have more music I can inflict on you all!