Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Busy doing nothing

Well, I wish I was doing nothing, but it's been a lovely busy few days since I last did a blog post.

Firstly, the builders are STILL here! .... yes, it's driving me nuts, but I can see the end in sight, so that's a good thing. Simon has been moving things along though, as if we waited for the builder to do them, seriously ... I'd be setting a place at Christmas for him.  So Simon built the gazebo, and oh he did such an amazing job.  I just need to start looking for a little outdoor sofa for it, and some decoration bits ... yes, bunting and such lol.
Autumn has arrived, which has meant summer decor goes away and out come the autumn and winter cushions; and I also found this cute little or not so little pumkin in the shops the other day, which is perfect on our table.
It's also meant that Starbucks have Pumpkin Spice Latte's out and oh my word, I'd have them just because I love the mugs they come in.
Last week we attended the Lord Mayors banquet at Mansion House. Its just the most amazing venue and I love attending.  This year was made even more special for me, as our friends came along as well.  It was a fabulous fabulous evening.  I even got a new dress for it.
Over the weekend and on Monday, I held coffee mornings for the MacMillan Cancer fund.  I can't thank everyone enough for coming and together we raised £193 for the charity. I'm over the moon with that.
The Bears helped me bake all day Sunday
One held on Saturday at the little house with just family 

It was lovely chatting with friends at Monday's
Had to have a selfie with Jo 
That's me pretty much caught up, can you believe its October tomorrow! I suppose I better start planning next months goals, and one of those is to catch up with my blog reading.

Thanks for sticking with all the photos x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Me on a Monday

This Monday you'll find me dodging rain showers ... actually pretty much like the rest of summer.

You'll find me still making teas and coffee's for builders; yes, this is week 6 of a patio and fence. All I can say, is please keep your fingers crossed that this will be the last week.  I think they're working today, tomorrow, Thursday and Friday .... So weather permitting, that should be finished by then, and just leaves me to do the pretty bits.

Our weekend was a restful one, it had to be really as Simon spent Friday in hospital under sedation having injections to help the pain and inflammation in his ankles and feet.  Now we're just waiting for an operation date. 

 As you can see, the bears helped him rest
Saturday was puppy class day, but as Simon couldn't really walk, my friend Maria came with me. They're doing very well; still not great at recall, but I'm hoping that comes with age, especially as they were 40 weeks old on Sunday.

As you can see, Molly took this milestone in her stride. Believe it or not, she is fast asleep ...tell me, how is this comfortable!

We did manage to move my greenhouse in place and now it just needs the slabs finishing off and some raised vegetable beds around it, and I'll be in my element.

So that was about it, really.

I would like your advice though friends;

This is the lid to a box of chocolate Simon got for my for my birthday, and its so very pretty that I don't want to throw it away.  Its very hard and I was thinking of a box frame; but if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Hope you all have a lovely week and it stays dry for you. xx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Me on a Monday

You find me on this post birthday Monday, enjoying what I think I remember is called "sunshine". Yes, summer has been rubbish but I'm holding out for a late one ... I don't need it to be super hot or anything, just please a few days without rain would be lovely.

So it was a celebrating weekend; full of friends and happy times.

My birthday on Friday started off with a visit to the hospital. Nothing unexpected, but Simon has to have an operation on his feet and ankles; but we'll know more and which type after the MRI this week.

Then it was a park playing with the bears, out for an evening meal sort of day.  I'm super lucky to have my neighbours as some of my closest friends; and a few popped in.  Much to the bears joy that one in particular did. They are slightly ... ok, not so slightly in love with their Aunty Maria.

Saturday saw puppy school starting again, cropping with friends and even my cousins came over.  Then Sunday was a sorting the garden (builders are taking too long) and gazebo building day.

I leave you by waving a thank you to Sian for this lovely Monday idea, and with my weekly marker that I do on a Monday on my phone which helps me no end with keeping my photos in check, if and when I ever manage to catch up with Project Life.

Have a lovely week friends and I hope the sun is shining where you are x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Goodbye August .... Hello Birthday month

I'm not quite sure how we've already arrived at September! Goodness, the months are flying by, aren't they?  Well he's my quick glimpse at last month.  

It bought a few weekends spent at the little house; I started on my goals list and cleared cupboards; The patio started (and is still ongoing, with no end in sight). I also moved my craft room back up to my old space; and we had some new furniture delivered and got rid of some of the old  

This month, also saw me cancel my Studio Calico kit, and subscribe to Cocoa Daisy, and also to Scarlet Limes, planner society kit. Actually, my first Cocoa Daisy kit has just been delivered by the postman, and I've got to say .... I'm one happy girl.

Other things last month, were sadly my old laptop died, but we've just bought a new macbook as my birthday present.  Oh and I broke my toe! ... yup, its still hurting.

There you have it ... a busy month but also a messy one with all the building work going on.

I'll be back with another post soon, to let you know how I got on with last months goals, and also to share with you my September's ones.