Friday, 18 April 2014

Good Friday Indeed....

What a sunny day we have had.
A little chilly (a jumper came out at one point) but beautiful to say the least.

Top - H&M (old)
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

It would have been an ideal day for work up the lottie, but with an aching back I decided against it.

Instead I have pottered in the garden and booked two camp sites ready for our main French holiday later in the year.


We also have a weekend away next week all being well.
Lets hope the weather stays like this.

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter what ever your plans might be.

X x

An update on my  1000 items challenge.

 Total has increased to 480

Still 520 to go
I WILL be at the half way mark by the end of this weekend.

Total sales are up even more to £803
(£36 added from yet 4 more sales)

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Rocking Kate Style...

Well if its good enough for Kate then its good enough for me.


Well that and I have always loved a good old stripy top.


After all whats not to love?
Now if only I could look like her too....

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Not quite the hot sunny day here today but dry never the less.
And no allotment or gardening as I'm knackered!


That said I have had the sewing machine out.
Watch this space for a special DIY preview very soon.

X x

An update on my  1000 items challenge.

 Total has increased to 470

Still 530 to go
I WILL be at the half way mark by the end of this week.

Total sales are up a little to £768
(£9 added from 4 more sales)

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Lot More Lottie Time.....

Beautiful sunshine makes even the grottiest of jobs that little bit more bearable.


Today I have enjoyed sorting my strawberry plot up at the lottie:

Crawling on my knees to fit this was quite a sight!

And with the help of my assistant clearing yet more weeds:

Just the second half to go now.

Well Ash did the digging and I did the directing.

Back home I have planted yet more seeds.
Well you can never have enough.

Dodgy photo from my phone sorry!

And baked a rhubarb custard tart for pudding:

It tasted divine.

The family seem to have rhubarb every day as we have so much.
Not that I'm complaining.


All the animals have been thoroughly enjoying the weather too.





Hope you have had a great day.

X x

An update on my  1000 items challenge.

 Total is still at 450
(far too nice to be sat adding items today)

Still 550 to go
I am still aiming to get to the half way mark by the end of this week.

Total sales are up a little to £759
(£20 added from 8 more sales)

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Gifts Galore.....

How stunning has this weather been?
Aren't you just loving it?
It felt like waking up in the med this morning.
And lets be honest everything always feels better when its sunny.

Gifts from Kassie
Gifts from Ashleigh

We had just the best time on Sunday celebrating our delayed Mothers Day.
I do love having the girls here together and they get on so well its a pleasure.

Gifts from niece and nephews

I had some beautiful gifts and cards.
And Ashleigh is taking me to get a new purse (mines disintegrated!) as part of my present.

Super cute Handmade chicken card
Card from Andy 
Beautiful gifts from Andy

Including some fabulous Olive trees

Potted around the pond
And to add to the gifts I have won a wonderful prize from the delightful Jo over at The Good Life
A wonderful blog full of beautiful home grow veg and flowers, along with fabulous photos to go with them
It has put a whopping great smile across my face all day, I'm that chuffed.

Hope you don't mind me borrowing your photo Jo x

For us the past few days for us have been spent catching up with jobs we've been putting off.


Lots of weeds to dig out

Now its neat rows of potatoes planted

Lots of allotment jobs have been done.
Which is as frustrating as anything for me as I can't do the digging etc that I want to.

Even more potatoes and peas are planted
Shed loads of garlic

And even a little planting at home too.

Asparagus is starting to grow too.

I still have the chicken run to sort but I'm hoping to have it done by the end of the week.
Then at least I can try to repair my poor lawn!

This needs to be dug over now and the fruit cage to sort.
Still a fair bit to do!

Lets hope this sunshine stays with us a while.

X x

An update on my  1000 items challenge.

 Total listed now sits at 450
(yet another 10 added today)

Still 550 to go
I wonder if I can get to the half way mark by the end of this week?

Total Sales £739
(£14 added from 3 more sales)

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Happy Mothers Day...

No I've not gone mad, that happened years ago.
Today we celebrated our postponed Mothers Day.


I had both my girls here and there other halfs, hubby, nephew, my mom, mother and father in law too.


A huge Sunday roast has been devoured along with some scrummy deserts.


And the house has been filled with giggles, chatter and a great sense of family.
All stresses forgotten.



A perfect Sunday.
A perfect Mothers Day.

X x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A Heart Stopper...

When my youngest informed us last night she was off out to support a distraught friend who had split with her boyfriend, we didn't bat an eyelid.
We just thought it was good that she rallied round in a time of need. 
However when I was woken up at 4.30am by her dad saying she wasn't home the stress levels rose.

Minnie and Hordoor

Phones were checked for messages or missed calls  
But nothing. 
Not like her at all.

Super cute or what?

Finally after 40 minutes of trying to get hold of her she texts to say she stayed at her friends. 
Panic over. 

Kids eh?!
Even as adults you can't help it worry about them can you?
Stern words were said on her return home this afternoon.

X x

Friday, 11 April 2014

What A Glorious Day...

Hasn't today been stunning?


Beautiful sunshine all day.
A rare site for us brits.


As I have been up from silly o'clock due to back pains I have been tootling about doing a bit of this and a bit of that.

Tomatoes galore!

All of the kids holiday washing has now been completed.
Lord knows how many clothes they took!

More tomatoes

And I have repotted a few seedlings.
I still have loads to do but its not the best when you backs being a mare.

Peas and Mangetout

I even took a very slow stroll up to the allotment to drop off some onion sets.

Our plot in need of digging

No outfit photo today through as in all honesty I've looked a wreak!

Our new plot in need of, yes you guessed it, more digging!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

A green house full of flowers
What ever your plans are.

X x

An update on my  1000 items challenge.

 Total listed now sits at 440
(10 more added today)

Still 560 to go

Total Sales £725
(£11 added from 5 more sales)

 X x