Saturday, 22 October 2011

Little moan

So, how does time actually speed up? How on earth can we be coming to the end part of October. I know that time is "supposed" to speed up the older you get, but today I just wanted to stop things.

To love a little more

Because some things are just more important 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Roast Chicken!!

Ok, so this is a live in action post.(haha - that reminded me of the radio stations my sister and I used to create)

I am in the process of roasting my first ever chicken! How cool is that?! So I have taken to doing at least one thing I really really wanted to do a day, then follow it up with at least 2 things I must do because otherwise I will feel guilty - I am just that way inclined!

Anyways, this is what I have done so far - pre heated the oven we have fan assisted so its on at 180 degrees. I poured the stuffing in because there as just no way my hand was going into the thing. Then I rubbed some butter on the skin. Wrapped in foil and popped it into a tray.

Seems easy enough (fatal words?!?!?) So I am just about to pop up to tomorrow's venue for the Ladies Meal  and then I can come back and enjoy!

I will post pictures shortly ........

Sunday, 16 October 2011

An exciting weekend

Saturday turned out to be a lovely day, I started with the opticians - which was quite traumatic! We had a look in Saltash's Fore Street Shops, sometimes we find some quite good bargains but I couldn't see anything that exciting. I had the dentist a bit later so we were lucky to find a craft fair. I managed to get a hold of some bees wax so that I can practise making some lip balm without spending a fortune - just need to pick up some nice essential oils, I am really fussy with smells.

After the dentist we visited Andy's parents for a cuppa. They have just rescued an 8 year old catty from the same place we got Tibbsy from, theirs seems much quieter than Tibbs. Lucky things.

Mummy phoned whilst I was eating my pasty (yummmm) because they were visiting the reclamation place up the road from us. They popped in for another cuppa and we caught up with their busy little life too. Mum is decorating her lounge now. I am secretly jealous because she has been fortunate to buy a place that very much suits the country style where as our new build is more modern and I can only have hints of country!!!

Andy and I visited Dunelm Mill, we managed to pick up some cute wicker hearts that I am not entirely sure where I will put them but I knew I wanted them!!! We went in looking for a red bin, tablecloth and curtain fabric (there was a brown that I am completely in love with, Andy wasn't too sure so I think I will go back and have another look!!) We left with a new lampshade for the dinning room and a crystally one for the bedroom. Which I love love love!

Pets at home is just across from Dunelm so we bulk brought Tibbs food and litter tray filler. Saved ourselves a bundle but now we have to store it!!!

Finally we got Tesco - again looking for this red bin. Which we quite desperately need due to Tibbs pulling it over and eating out of it. At the moment I am storing it in the downstairs toilet. As we walked in the door we spotted a really good phone deal, we left with 2 new phones and a saving of about £30 a month! Andy had a pizza and I had a chicken tikka! Love the flexibility of microwave meals!!!!!!

Then we sat and watched Legally Blonde 2 because I needed to remember I have a voice, I can stand up for myself and to trust who I am.

Sunday we had a lazy start with the Australia v New Zealand rugby, I put some washing in and hoovered through in half time. Then I spent the afternoon crocheting a new project I am working on....... I will keep that a secret until my new phone is working and I can show you a picture to make it make sense!!!!

How was your weekend? Ever feel like you need to find your voice?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Gift ideas

Martha always comes up trumps for handmade Gift Ideas I definitely will be giving them ago.

I have been thinking about making some lip balm for a long time, this recipe just looks lovely. I have been collecting little jars for a little while now so I should just hurry up and buy the bees wax!


I am not going to continue with worrying about Andy being on shift, because there are some benefits for me .....

Hope you had a good weekend too!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Christmas excitement

I just completely love this simple idea, coordinating the colours is what really excites me!

These mitten clips are just adorable!!! I really want to make some of them to display our cards around the house (assuming we get sent some cards!!)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Land of lonely ...

So my mister is on shift work again now, which isn't exactly thrilling.

I know he isn't best pleased about it, but the money is useful and we really appreciate our time together so much more.
I am also back at uni so one evening a week I get a really long day, I know that my weekends are going to packed full of fun studying sessions! Pfft

Enough of woe is me....

Christmas in our first home is about 10 weeks away!!! Woo!!
I am liking these bows, they look like something I could throw together to decorate the tree in a Christmas theme.
I have also been collecting sweets and squirreling them away for our break. I am still in two minds whether to take any extra time off but I guess that depends how organised I am!!! Luckily, I am slowly collecting ideas of things to make for family and friends.

Hopefully I can get the mister to come around to a traditional Christmas :). House to home is such a cutesy website, it is becoming one of my favourites!!