Monday, 23 May 2016


Can someone find my 'me'? I'm struggling right now to find the get up and go to do anything. I want to be creative but can't create. There's an itch and I just can't scratch it.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cornish getaway

Last week we returned to our favourite caravan park in North Cornwall, where we spent the week enjoying the beach, ice cream, fudge, walks and a calmer pace of living.

Monday, 9 May 2016

May day

For the last three years, we've gone to the May Day fête in my Mum's village. Last year it was glorious weather but as is the case with this country and bank holidays, the rain paid a visit.
We still had a lovely time. There was ice cream, inflatable rides, stalls and a scarecrow trail. A bit more sun would have been nice but maybe next year.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

A pretty good day

Yesterday was one of those days where the Gods smiled on us.
It was sunny, albeit with a chilly breeze, so we headed to the park. I packed a light picnic, grabbed the blanket and we loaded the car.
We managed to find a parking space in the ridiculously small car park and the sun continued to try its best.
It was 1030 and I was hungry, so i had a gorgeous cone of chips and hot chocolate on the bench, whilst husband and eldest fed the birds with purchased seed.
We went to the crazy golf, which was empty. It was still sunny but slightly chilly. Marcus played with Ella.
We walked around the lake. Ella played in the park. We ate our picnic. We went on the miniature railway.
Four hours later and we were getting chilly, the rain was heading in but we'd had a lovely day!

And that evening we met our new, tiny baby nephew.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Go me!

Not only is this my third post in a week, but  I actually managed some scrapbooking time! Both layouts primarily use stuff from the latest crafty templates quirky kit lite, with the addition of a few stickers of varying styles - I do like a nice sticker!

Also, my husband and I have a new nephew. He was 4 weeks early so is teeny tiny, and is called Finnick. We haven't met him yet but will do tomorrow.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In which Hey Duggee meets postmodernism

Four year olds are hard work. Nothing is right, even if it's done exactly as asked. In view of this week swiftly being one I'd like to forget, I decided it was baking time. I found a shortbread packet mix left from Christmas. E chose the cutters. Decorating also by madam.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Fiddle necklaces

Also known as 'teething jewellery'.
I didn't have any of these when Ella was little. I thought only hippy mummies wore them and that didn't feel like me (I also didn't do cloth nappies and was late to baby Slings. I guess I've turned into one of those mummies after all!). This time around I have discovered a whole world of teething/fiddle Jewellery! I originally steered clear of it as I wasn't a fan of Big chunky wooden beads, but now I have found silicone bead designs I have a quite a collection!

The two bangles, cat and star are from Gumigem, and this was the first company I discovered. I loved that they did more statement piece jewellery, and they have designs suitable for men too!

The two other necklaces were from a WAHM ( work at home mum) company called Coastal Path Creations; search for her on Facebook. The lovely Stef created the yellow and pearl especially for me.

Have a search on Facebook or etsy for 'teething jewellery' and you'll be amazed what is out there!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Slowly slowly

Last week the latest kit from crafty templates arrived, and it timed perfectly with me having photos to scrap and time! So after pulling it all out, moving it around, seeing if I could add any of my own bits and pieces, I came up with this.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Woe is me etc etc

Today I had my final wisdom teeth out. This is not a sympathy post. This is a 'look at that bruising' post. And it's only been 6 hours!! My face will look horrific tomorrow!

Monday, 4 April 2016

April Brimbles Box

It's planner subscription time again!! Unfortunately this is my last as I'm now on maternity pay, but it's a good 'un! Lots of nerdy goodness. And an awesome donut charm. Check out here for box info: