Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bourton on the Water

I love spur of the moment trips.

Last Saturday was actually the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, but seeing as it was £45 per adult we decided to give it a miss. Instead we headed off into the Cotswolds to Bourton on the Water and visited Birdland. The enclosures were a little tired looking but Eleanor loved it, especially the Kookaburras laughing and the 'Ingos -flamingos.
We had a lovely picnic next to the river, and E decided she wanted to paddle. So I took off my sandals, climbed into the FREEZING river and waited. Where she dipped her toes and declared it too cold. Meanwhile my feet had gone numb!!

Sometimes spur of the moment is the best.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Little buddies.

Based on the latest chic tags sketch. Eleanor has known Alfred since they were 6 weeks old and they're a bit like an old married couple!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Planner dilemma!

I love my Paperchase planner (the one on the left). It is literally the best thing I've ever bought. My life now has order to it. The other two, both filofaxes - aqua Chameleon and a Ranger, also pocket size - were buys because I wanted to and have never been used.
But here's my dilemma. As much as I adore the size of my beautiful pocket planners, I just don't know if they're big enough any more. My Paperchase beauty is bursting and it's only july. But if I do buy a bigger one, I can't bring myself to use it until January. And then there's the choice!! Do I get a Filofax?  Or go cheaper and opt for Paperchase again?

Monday, 30 June 2014

Strawberry fields

Pretty much everything here is from a quirky kit, with exception the chic tags journalling tag.

Layout inspired by a sketch on shimelle's blog.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Scrap365 blog hop!!

Hello! You should have come to me from  Natalie,  so welcome.

Quirky kits have joined forces with the scrap365 magazine ladies to show you how economical, exciting and inspiring a kit subscription can be.
Scrap365 is a bi Monthly magazine full of inspirational projects and tutorials. Check it out here!

Here is the full hop list:
And Natalie

To be in with a chance of winning the fabulous blog hop prize, visit each blog and.comment on their posts, like the scrap365 Facebook page and follow the quirky kits blog.

Good luck!!

I hand cut a label shape and used the embellishment packaging as back for my photo. the washi tape, enamel dots and 'laugh' were from precious kits.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

When you least least expect it

I was supposed to work Sunday gone, but as it was quiet, I did a shift swap and ended up with a free Sunday. So we went to a local pick your own with a small animals farm and had a lovely time.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Meal Planning and Bulk Freezing

Ever since I started using a simple meal planning printable for my planner, I find im lost without prior planning. If I forget to preplan, then dinner time becomes boring and unsatisfying. I love finding recipes in magazines and pintrest, but if they don't get used then they get forgotten; and planning helps make sure they get used. I love my 'food' board, and am constantly adding to it.

And now ive discovered the world of bulk freezing..oh my. these people are cooking machines! They spend whole evenings just cooking and bagging and labelling. And I want, just a little bit, to be like them. I mean, look at this board! 729 pins so far, all on the art of freezing. wow. just wow.

Another hat

Monday, 9 June 2014

Just the one?

Madam has napped today for the first time in two weeks, so I thought I would be selfish. First up, peanut butter cream Krispy Kreme. Yum. Next, some scrapping!! But on sitting down, I rwally struggled to use the photos I had printed. Does anyone else do that?? Have high hopes then not actually feels inspired by your pictures??  So my mammoth session only ended.up with one layout, but I like it.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Time flies

Has it really been so long since I last posted?? So much has happened in that time...I've skated in two roller derby games, both.of which we won, we've had days out, been to a wedding, looked after a caterpillar and seen lots...