Tuesday, 30 March 2010

29th March 2010

You know when time just gets away from you - you have all these plans about what you are going to do and when you are going to do it and POOF something happens and it all goes out the window!! Well that's how it's been here .

I've been trying to write a post for days for days and things just keep running away from me . I've been wanting to tell you all about my new job , well sort of job anyway.

Gabe starts nursery in September , he'll be there 3 hours a day 5 days a week . At this point people have turned around and said woo hoo you'll have some free time, time for yourself . Well nope, that's not going to happen. I will also be starting school - to train as a classroom assistant. The best part is that after a lot of fighting and some disappointment which later turned to elation I have managed to get a place at the boys school, things are going good let me tell you - happy happy happy.

Hopefully I'll get the training all out of the way when Gabe is at nursery and then when he starts school full time September 2011 I'll be fully trained and ready to go back to work full time. It's not that I haven't enjoyed being at home with the boys because I have , but I'm ready to go back into the big wide world and enjoy adult conversation as well as little people conversation.

I also have a lot of bunnies to show you, I'm really enjoying my knitting at the minute and thank to you guys I managed to raise £70 for the Sports Relief charity.

We've also had a few family days out which I really want to show you but that'll have to wait until later in the week .

This little chap was a special order for Louise to match her cornish ware - thank you Louise , much appreciated. Hope you don't mind me pinching the pic from your Blog ..

Well, I'm off to watch New Moon ( again ) now and hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days. Oh and speaking of moons - if you can see past the clouds it's the Storm moon tonight ..

Thursday, 18 March 2010

18th March 2010

I meant to post these pics yesterday but time just got away from me.

Millions of crocus's in full bloom mean Spring is nearly here and a cheeky little chappie enjoying it all.


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

10th March 2010

Regular readers of my Blog will know that one thing I have always wanted to do is knit socks . I've always commented on other peoples sock making endeavours and envied their braveness but the thought of getting my stubby little fingers around 4 DPN's terrified me .
So how pleased was I when Linda came along to our little Stitch n Bitch with a sock pattern done on 2 needles - So one week later on a Thursday evening I began said socks, choosing the smallest size which just happened to be Milo size . I still got stuck twice at the exact same part of the pattern but thankfully Linda works in my LYS and didn't mind when I hassled her both times . By Saturday evening the socks were finished and here they are Taaa Daaaaah

I even put some latex paw prints on the bottom so he won't slip on the floor , the only problem is ( apart from the fact that he was having a problem holding his legs up for me to take a picture ) is that he doesn't like them - his complaint is that they are too soft - oh well !!

One thing that he didn't complain about was losing his first tooth yesterday

Luckily I was prepared for the tooth fairies arrival with Timmy Tooth and his star pocket ..

I've already been asked to make another by one of the mams at the school..

Sunday, 7 March 2010

7th March 2010

A few weeks ago I was reading Davids Blog when he mentioned that he had been to a place called Allen Banks - now David doesn't live a million miles from me so I checked out Allen Banks on the map , saw it was only an hours drive away and earmarked it for a day out. Today was the day....

We set off bright and early with all our woollies and wellies packed into the car for although the sun was shining it was still quite chilly. When we arrived there was a choice of three walks - we chose the orange one and set off up a very steep bank.

Not far along the path was a summer house

with the most amazing views, can you see the river right down below?

The drop on one side of us was quite steep so we had to keep an eye on the boys .

The photo below is looking back up the path we climbed down

to reach the river - quite a climb it was too.

The roots on this tree were amazing.

Walking back along the river we came to this bridge - even thinking about it now I feel like I'm bouncing up and down !!

I just loved the ferns growing out of the moss on the trees.

By the time we got back to the car park we had worked up quite an appetite , for the first picnic of the year.

These lambs were just across the road and I couldn't resist snapping them - so cute .

So I'd just like to say a big thank you to David as without his writing about this gorgeous place I would never have even known it was there -- we'll definately be back , after all - there are two more walks to do ....

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

2nd March 2010

Remember this post from last December ? Well when the weather changed for the worst we picked up the little Strawberry plant and put her in what can only be described as an outhouse .

A kind of lean to against an old wall, with a corrugated plastic roof and no door .

She must have liked it because despite the snowstorms , hail, ice and rain she is still with us.

Way to go little Strawberry .............

Monday, 1 March 2010

1st March 2010

What a lovely day , a bit brisk but bright and sunny none the less which makes a nice change from all the grey and rain we've had lately. To be honest I am glad to see the back of February , not a good month in the Periwinkle household . So here's to a fresh new start in March. I'm not making any promises to myself this month as I didn't manage one thing from last month , I'm just going to go with the flow and see how it goes.

So did any of you remember to check out the ice/snow moon last night ? I bet you forgot didn't you !

It was a corker ..... The next full moon will be on the 30th March and is known as the Storm Moon.

One good thing that did happen last month was that I won a giveaway from the lovely Kirsty, over at Ruby's Mamma Made It . It was a surprise giveaway so when the big box arrived at the end of last week there was lots of guessing as to what could be in all these lovely wrapped parcels.

I actually remembered to take a photo to show you including the sweeties, although they didn't last long though with the boys hovering over me ...

Whilst opening these goodies I was totally lost for words.

You can't really see the , erm I don't know what you call them but they are plastic things you put on top of cakes before you sprinkle on icing sugar to leave a pattern... and the gloves just seem too pretty to use for gardening. That's not all though , oh no

inside the little box are violet sweets , something I managed to hide from the boys , these are going to be all mine and how gorgeous is this tree with the cute little birds . Last but not least is this little votive, you can just make out the heart engraving on the front .

How spoilt was I ........

Thank you so much Kirsty it was really appreciated and certainly cheered me up ..