Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Happy Easter And A Lot Of Allotment!

It may be Easter Sunday but we won't be having too much rest!
So after a lovely church service off came the posh clothes and on went the mucky ones.

After all we desperately need to try and get the new allotment ready for planting soon.
Even though it is snowy and cold

And whilst we have made a lot of head way with constant digging we still have loads to do as it is full of weeds.

But the fruit cage posts are up and awaiting the net to be put in place.

The strawberries and fruit bushes have all been planted in the new cage too.

The back of the allotment will be the very last place to get ant attention!

And as if we don't have enough to do, we now have an extra quarter plot!

This is now also ours, right up to the fence and green houses.

The only positive thing is that it really doesn't need any hard work doing on it thank goodness!
And I was even able to plant a few rows of onions today.

Well after all that digging I am now off to have a warm shower, paint my nails and generally get back to being girly!

Oh and to cook an Easter feast for 14 people.
(I must be mad!)

Hope you have had a good Easter weekend so far.

X x

Saturday, 30 March 2013

About Time Too!

Thursday evening we finally had the news my daughter had the keys to the appartment, which has been going through since last year!

The way she told me way this random photo.

You see she was so sick of waiting that she'd told her boyfriend to just turn up with a balloon with the keys attached. So that was exactly what he did.

Bless her.
They are so excited and we are over the moon for them.

So  today we shall be heading over to see it and enjoying a takeaway whilst say on the floor, after all that's the ritual of new home isn't it?!

X x

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Bright Spark...

Today is a good day..

As at 6pm I then have not one, not two, not even three but FOUR whole days off!

And I can't flippin wait.

To day I wore a really bright dress.
(yes it did clash with the hair but who cares?)

Just to brighten up my day a little.

But the biggest issue has been my hair all day, due to being so full of static.

Just my hands near it made it do this!

The minute anyone has come near me its shot up into the air.
Honest I kid you not.

I expected sparks to fly at one point too.

Oh well at least it made the day interesting!

X x

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Yummy, Yummy..... Food For My Tummy...

Approved foods delivered over the weekend....

Whilst it had scrummy food,

It also had personal and cleaning stuff too!

Tasty, practical and best of all cheap!

My kind of shopping.

X x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Suddenly I'm Seeing Red.....

Seeing Red…

No I’ve not lost my temper and turned  into the incredible hulk!
(I although this has been known to happen on the odd occasion!)

I refer to my hair colour..

Out has gone the Mango..

And in its place is vibrant red..
Much to Andy’s disgust.

I must say I am not convinced, but I did receive lots of lovely comments from my colleagues at work.
My father in law promptly said he wasn't keen and my mother in law never even commented! 
Like you can't notice that it's different. I always find it strange how she never ever comments on any change either the girls or I make, be it good or bad.

So what’s your thoughts?

X x

Monday, 25 March 2013

An Another Bites The Dust......

Weekend that is!

How fast do they fly by?

The great thing about this week not only is it a 4 day week but it's also payday at the end of this one.

Did any of you read this last week?

It made me chuckle as I have always been the sleepy one and now I have a reason to back it up!

Well have a great week, what ever you have planned.

X x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Baby Its Cold Outside.....

Bit its warm in bed...

In fact its toasty in our house, but I'm sick of this weather!

We've stayed in today and made beer and wine (red & white)

And watched far too many films!

But the company has been good at least.

X x

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Something Extra To Look Forward Too....

After (yet another) stressful week  I have something nice to look forward too


Well we have booked a week away in france for Andy's birthday week in May.

We are taking the caravan (Gulp!) and will cross from Dover to Calais staying local.

Hubby decided it was probably the easiest way to see how we get on with it and it also gives us a chance to explore an area we normally just drive through with out stopping.

And I must admit I was pleasantly surprised how cheap it is too.
(the joys of being caravan and camping members, such a glamorous person me!)
 Even though its gong to France my youngest declined the offer to come with us.
Because lets be honest a caravan is just not cool!
(Bless her)

However it will be an adventure for us to venture overseas with it.

Anyone have any tips?

X x

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Third Coldest March In History....

Gosh its cold!
scarf - thrifted
Jumper - H & M
Top - Old Navy
Jeans - ASOS
Wellies - Bargain!

Today I should have been attending a meeting in Nottingham.

I say should as I ended up turning back due to a flat tyre rather than bad weather.
(although to be fair the weather was far from good!)

I needed to put dry clean clothes on when I got back as I got soaked inflating the tyre in order to get back home.

Such a change from the weather last year when my photos looked like this;

With my vivid green allotment/garden shoes

Today is more like this:

Same spot this year, no sunshine only snow and wellies!

If anyone knows where Mr Sun and Warmth is hiding would you please let the rest of us know?

X x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Black And Blue, But Not All Over....

The sun is shining beautifully here.

And sat in a warm heated room you truly would think spring has sprung.

Dress - ASOS
Cardy - M&S
Shoes - New look

But venture out into that sun and you learnt very quickly just how bitterly cold it is!

I dressed completely different first thing and it was only upon pegging my washing out before leaving for work I made the decision to layer a little more warmly.

Dam you nasty cold, be gone and soon!

X x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Turn That Frown Upside Down!

Welcome to the very first international day of happiness.

So have you been smiling from ear to ear?

I've spent 7 hours sat in traffic...
However I sang my little head off and smiled for all of those 7 hours.

People must have thought I was crazy!

X x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tasty Tuesday....

This week really is a busy week, with me not only at work all everyday but also out all but one evening too!

No I'm not out on the tiles every night honest, I'm actually out working.

(And yesterday started out as a poo day, so I can only hope that it isn't a sign of how the rest of the week will be!)

By Sunday I will be well and truly fit to drop.

So food has to be easy and quick.

Meals this week shall be:
  • Yesterday - Chilli Bake - cooked by Ash and Andy
  • Tuesday - Gammon and ratatouille
  • Wednesday - Casserole and jacket potatoes
  • Thursday - Chicken noodle soup and home made bread
  • Friday - Pasta and home made meat balls
  • Saturday - Pizza and salad
  • Sunday - Roast with all the trimmings
Thankfully the youngest will be able to prepare most of the food as she will be back first.

As for today I am working local so able to get away with casual attire.

Cardy - M & S
Top - H & M
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - Debenhams
Bright is the order of the day.

But a note to self: Do not go to bed with wet hair, other wise up ends up like this! and if you have no time to rewash it you have to look special all day......

X x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A Bargain Or Too...

Yesterday on route to moms I popped into town to pay a bill and on route walked through our shopping centre.

The local TJ Huges is moving due to the lease being up and have a big sale on.
Whilst I am not a big fan of the place I did pick up some jegging for Ash for £5.

I also walked via boots and picked up these;

A shampoo with 25% off

And A new lipstick and nail varnish using a £2 off voucher.

And the best bit?
They didn't cost a penny, I just used up a few of my advantage points.

Lastly I nipped into Bodyshop and picked up two soaps.

They smell divine and will be going into Easter gifts for my mom/mother in law.
Again I used the phrase "happy Bunny"(thanks Never too old to learn from your mistakes for the heads up) and received £3 off, meaning they cost my a whole £1, bargain.

So a nice little haul for £6 in total.

Now thats my kind of shopping!

X x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Saturday Shenanigans....

After an early morning, darn you formula one!
Today I am channelling my inner Bet Lynch.
Cardy - M&S
Top - Thrifted
Jeans - ASOS

A quick tidy round and a shower I haven't got masses planned today.

I would have popped to a jumble or two for a mooch, but I could't find any local.

So another catch up with mom was in order, after all I do have quite a lot of catching up to do!


Tonight will entail a good home cooked Moroccan meal, a glass of vino and a face-pack and nail paint.

Does this girl  know how to have fun or what?!

Look at that sunshine!
Shoes - Debenhams

Hope you have a good weekend what ever you have been up to.

X x