Friday, 4 April 2014

Wedding bells and seashells


















Welcome April! with your promise of Spring and your tendency for rain drops. Spring is definitely in the air, the flowers are bursting into bloom in the garden and the allotment is seeing all the fruit trees froth with blossom. I love spring it's my favourite time of the year so inside i am jumping for joy at its arrival.

My little sis was married last week, in a flurry of sequins and lace she looked like a princess and the day went by in a blur of happiness and laughter. It was such a beautiful day and she looked stunning! two days later it was Mothering Sunday here in the UK so we headed for the coast as we always do when there is a hint of the sun and boarded the miniature steam railway (Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway) and headed to Dungeness for a model railway exhibition and to eat our fill of fish and chips. Frank came along too and had his head out of the carriage most of the way trying to get a good whiff of the sheep, he kept licking his lips imagining biting them and making us laugh.

It's nearly 5pm and it's still light! can you believe it!!! happy spring :) xxxx

Friday, 21 February 2014

Banana bread and rolling waves.


























Well January whizzed by and now we are almost at the end of February! The weather has been terrible here in the UK these past few weeks, torrential rain has meant lots of villages and towns have been flooded, railway lines have been destroyed and we have lost large swathes of the British coastline to the sea. Poor Cornwall and Somerset seemed to have taken the brunt of it all.
Kent didn't fair too badly, we had no flooding at all in our town just storm damage, missing tiles and damaged fences.
Our right hand fence to our back garden seems to be on its last legs but as we are due soon to have a new neighbor we are holding on to replace it as it is technically their fence (so we are waiting patiently).

Winter Olympics has started! How exciting, i just love the ice skaters and their funny faces they pull, check out this link it had me laughing for hours!

Last weekend we ventured out on the one clear day we have had in weeks to the seaside, Dungeness to be exact, for my dads birthday. It was such a beautiful day and so lovely to get out and about and blow away some of those cobwebs.
I just love Dungeness, so inspiring, i braved the gales and took a lonely walk around the huts in Dungeness village to wear of my fish and chips. Some of the huts date back to as far as 1800, and people live in them all year round with the eerie looking power station in the background.

The cake in the pics above was a banana bread, i was home alone just me and Ernie as Ashley was working on a Sunday so i decided to use up the last few mouldy looking bananas and bake a cake at the same time as cooking a roast, Get me! I'm the new Nigella :) (minus the cocaine of course!), it was gorgeous and only took me 50 mins to bake! who needs a cafe when you have hot banana bread and a Dolce Gusto latte to hand and the comfort of your own settee  :)

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Christmas that was....













Well the Christmas period is over and we welcome in the shiny new feeling of the New Year.
I have tidied away the decorations, the tree has been removed to a pot outside in the garden to try and revive itself and perk up a little. (it’s a live tree that should survive until next xmas fingers crossed) and the house is back to normal.
We had such a lovely Christmas, full of laughter love and lots of beautiful presents and far too much food! And the New Year was welcomed in with a bang at a friend’s house. We even managed to sneak in a mini break to Whitstable in between and spent a night in the Hotel Continental where we got engaged 5 long years ago next month!
All is back to normal now and to be honest i let out a large breath of relief. Christmas and the break is lovely but somehow it’s lovely to get back to normal, back to routine and a clear de cluttered home and i always find the New Year a great time to sort out all those loose ends. Things that need changing updating and modifying are top of my list.

Also i have a 30% off sale in my Etsy illustration shop to celebrate the New Year, just enter the code “new year” at checkout to receive the discount (available on all items above £5.00)

Wishing you all a very Happy 2014! May it be full of great things for you all.
x

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