Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Jam & Biscuits

A morning spent in the kitchen, pottering and creating with 
Rachel Allen's help!

Dark Chocolate & Stem Ginger Biscuits

Summer Fruit Jam

 The recipes are from this book

Monday, 7 January 2013

New Year. New Start.

Happy New Year!
I am now back in the blog world and ready to get back to enjoying the simple things in life. After much contemplation, I have decided to leave uni and the PGCE course- I'm not sure teaching is for me (I dont want the stress and worry). I am now planning to work a 9-5 job which allows me to enjoy life and have some free time for my hobbies and crafts. 
So I should be back blogging on a more regular basis.....and hope some of you are still going to read my posts!!                                                          

Friday, 26 October 2012

Wet Walks

I've had some time off this week 'half term' and it's been lovely to just have some time at home. I've been trying to make sure Inca gets some nice walks despite the miserable weather.
 The paths have been covered in mud and puddles- great news for dogs but not for me (I realised I had a wet foot- my Joules wellies leak!)
 The woods look beautiful at the moment with all the Autumn colours.
I'm in school today doing some planning for the lessons I'm due to teach (MATHS week 1) introducing the children (Year 1) to money! I'm enjoying the course but it is hard work, my time in school is great but the uni part is a drag. I've decided that I need to try and manage my time wisely and try to make a little bit of time for my crafts. I bought the Mollie Makes Christmas Craft Book to bring some inspiration and get me in the mood for Christmas, and the Cath Kidston Gift Guide has also popped through the letter box!!!!
I hope you're all well and still reading my blog despite my lack of posts!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Still here....

I am still here- uni and school placements are in full swing and the work is starting to mount up! 
I'm meant to be doing some work but can't help letting my mind drift.....


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cath Kidston

I've liked Cath Kidston for several years, and I love going in her shops! Today I have been looking through a collection of her magazines (I like to look back at the old ones). I love the use of colours and print, and every page is so pretty! Some things are a ridiculous price, but I simply wait for the sales! As yet I haven't had a 'bad' item, the things I've purchased have lasted. How do you feel about Cath Kidston products? I'd love to hear you think.
Anyway here are some pics to inspire.....
 I might take some photos of the Cath Kidston items I have and share those with you.
Thanks for reading x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sunshine & Showers

Last week we had a few days away on the boat, it was a wonderful break before I start my PGCE. Here are a few photos from the week;
beautiful flowers

a glimmer of sunshine

the view out of the window

a heron in flight, with the grey sky looming

coffee and a good book

catching up on some crochet

then back home to reality to unpack the bags and start the washing!

I hope you've managed to enjoy some of the later summer sun x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

thank you

I took part in Laalaa's All Things British Swap and was paired with the lovely Victoria from Tangled Sweetpea.Yesterday my parcel of treasure arrived (I love getting parcels and letters in the post).
So here's what Victoria sent, all wrapped up in tissue paper:

Lot's of lovely presents:
Union jack coasters, Paper Chains, Tea Cakes, Union Jack Trolley Token, Cake Decorations and my favourite a beautiful Handmade Flower Brooch!......Thanks again Victoria x

Here are a few photos to show what I've been up to:



Discovering Hidden Houses

P.S I have failed on the 'photo a day challenge' after 1 week- oopps!