Friday, 30 April 2010

30th April 2010

Just time to squeeze in a few things I've made this month , apart from the lizard of course.

This is Beatrice , she is made from Rowan Cashsoft and is currently for sale in my little Etsy shop. All she needs is a few hugs to make her happy , have you got any spare?

Gnome 3 ( as he has been named ) is now living with the lovely Carol, the lady who's house I crave .

Polly Panda, is already recieving her cuddles from a friend of mine .

Now this is the little one basking in the sunshine will soon be heading off to Tracy to be a prize in her raffle .
Not bad for a months work I think.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

29th April 2010

Sometimes you don't need any words .

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

27th April 2010

Sorry to anyone who was expecting a post yesterday but I had a change of heart - not to stop the healthy eating but just not to post about it every day. I thought me just saying what I'd had to eat would be kind of boring.. but if you were interested then it would be Greek salads and mediterranean veg .

It was a lovely sunny day here yesterday , shorts and t-shirt weather and with a slight breeze bubble blowing weather too.

Gabe played quite happily while I did a bit of pottering.
Last year when we went to Amsterdam I bought one tulip bulb, yep just one that would produce a " black" flower.

Gorgeous isn't it !!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

25th April 2010

Have you seen my new picture on the left hand side , the one for The Rather Lovely Rescue Sheep Raffle ? It's being organised by the lovely Tracy from Cupcakes At Home and I'm busy knitting something which I'm going to donate as one of the prizes. Go check it out.

Day one of healthy eating is not going to bad . Hub made me scrambled eggs for breakfast with fresh orange .

Lunch consisted of a yummy mango, crackers with soft cheese and grapes. I'd eaten the mango before I even thought to take a picture ..

Dinner was pork steak, roast vegetable couscous , feta cheese and corn on the cob . It was the first time the boys had tasted couscous and it was a resounding success although most of Gabe's ended up on the floor!
Snacks so far have been nuts and raisins , more grapes and a couple of falafel . At this precise moment in time a glass of wine would go down a treat but seeing as how the boys are in their jamas and hub is at a cricket match there is no chance of me popping to the shop -- ho hum.

No reason for this last photo , just thought I'd throw it in as it sums them up to a tee!!

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 2010

Me again, 3 posts in 3 days what is the world coming too ??

Milo loved his lizard which he initially called Linzel but then changed to Milo and even took him to school today to show all his little friends , now that made me one happy mammy .

Anyway , today I am feeling a bit like this

and a bit like this,

you get the picture ?

So from Sunday I am starting a healthy week , I'm not going to mention the " D" word it's going to be a change of eating habits and doing a bit more exercise and for that one week I'm going to do a post a day with what I've eaten , what exercise I've done and how I'm feeling.
Now this where I'm asking for a bit of help , I'm really bad at snacking throughout the day and I always choose the wrong things , so what I would like to know is what healthy things do you snack on?

Thursday, 22 April 2010

22nd April 2010

Today....... I finished my sewing.

Introducing Lionel Lizard.

Can you see him, he's well camouflaged amongst the dots?

It was a really quick and easy pattern to follow but I really must practice going around corners as inbetween the toes puckered something dreadful.

He is made from a Melly and Me pattern which was in an issue of Homespun.

He is now hiding in Milo's bed as a surprise for bedtime . I hope he likes him .

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

21st April 2010

Today I am


What are you doing?

Monday, 19 April 2010

19th April 2010

Thank you so much for all the get well wishes , we certainly needed them I can tell you. Nearly two weeks of being stuck in the house is enough to drive anyone insane... We had to make the most of the weekend as Milo went back to school today, he still has the rash but the Doctor confirmed that it wasn't contagious.

So on Sunday the three of us jumped in the car and headed to Joes Pond which is part of Durham Wildlife Trust . I've only been here once before when Milo was a baby and it's so close I don't know why we haven't been since.

As soon as we got out of the car all we could hear was birdsong , it was so peaceful and the scenery was just gorgeous. We saw lots of different types of birds too but my little camera isn't good enough to snap them.

Next time we go we are going to take a picnic and explore a bit further , hopefully that will be soon.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

14th April 2010

One day you feel okay and the next you feel all bleurgh again

Two weeks on this roller coaster ride of sickness , had enough now :-(

Monday, 12 April 2010

12th April 2010

So the school holidays started last week and so did the sickness, we hardly left the house all week, well when I say we I mean me, Gabe and Milo - Hub had to go to work . Although he did get a frantic call from moi last Wednesday to come home as I could not leave the bathroom !!!
Gabe has cold and conjunctivitis , Milo has a cold/cough and a viral infection with a rash ( which we were told may or may not be contagious so to keep away from other kids ) and me well the sick virus has gone but the cold and runny nose remains.

It got to the point where we just had to leave the house and the weather today has been absolutely glorious so we went to the beach.

We got there just after 10am and as you can see

plenty of space , no chance of passing the rash to anyone.


The tide was way way out so the boys were in their element exploring rock pools and just generally enjoying some freedom.

On the rock below there are reddish/black jelly like things which I think are sea anemones - anyone?

We didn't find any crabs but did have more luck with sea glass .

Hope you had as nice a day as we did .... roll on tomorrow .

Saturday, 10 April 2010

10th April 2010