Friday, 28 September 2012

Etsy update

It's Fridaaaay!
I'm totally loving September. It's one of my favourite months. Apart from the fact that it's been raining nearly constantly I'm enjoying the weather. There is nothing better than it being chilly & wet outside and inside is toasty warm. It's the season of sweet treats, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves and thick socks.
Anyway, I've FINALLY updated the shop with some new items. Check it out!


Thursday, 20 September 2012

A cup of tea makes everything better

Well, not just tea, most hot drinks to me.
I've unfortunately spent the day at home unable to walk comfortably/without pain because of tendonitis in my knee. Not fun! Apparently it can sort itself out with pain killers and a whole lot of ice packs within a few days. I've been mixing ice packs on my knee while cuddling a hot water bottle! The only nice thing about it is having time to sit, read, rest and relax with some of my favourite drinks.

C.S. Lewis once said 'there is never a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me'. - couldn't agree more!

Here are a few drinks I've been enjoying the last few weeks - seriously you should try these!

Happy hot drinking friends! x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Twenty three

I really had the most wonderful birthday this weekend. Sam took me to Trentham Gardens on Sunday and we spent the whole day there. It was such glorious SUNSHINE that I wore shorts and a tee shirt in September of all the months! We had a fabulous English lunch of venison pie and lashing of red wine gravy and after a tad bit of shopping to buy some flavoured tea and hot chocolates we headed over to the monkey forest. They have this area of the forest where monkeys can just roam free so we got up quite close to them. The baby monkeys were the sweetest - I think that was more Sam's treat than mine but I thoroughly enjoyed it too. The sun is in our eyes in this first pic:

One of my favourites parts of the day was doing the barefoot trail (as you can see above). I think it was for the kids really but there was no way I was missing out (!!!), off came the sandals and into the mud we went! SO FUN! Being twenty three is not going to hold me back from the little things. :o)

Sam was working today but not until the afternoon so he took me out for the best bacon sandwich I've ever had. An afternoon of relaxing and catching up, cuddles after work and friends popping over in the evening with more gifts equalled a perfect day.

Now I'm off to bed with a smile on my face and an excitement for the year ahead!


Friday, 7 September 2012

Reminiscing: twenty two

What a slow week this has been or maybe it's because it's the week before my birthday and I'm just waiting for the event to come. Time always seems to go slowly when you're waiting for something to happen.
It will be my first birthday in my first home too which makes it's extra special. Last year we were still on our three month long honeymoon and I turned 22 on top of the Empire State Building at midnight. I seriously love my birthdays. Such amazing memories with my hubby! Here's a piccie:

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Home Sweeeet Home

Happy September friends!
Can you believe it!? I've missed blogging, I've been so busy with getting ready for the craft fair and then just being uber tired that I haven't even switched on my computer until now.There is so much to blog about I really need to start writing things down. 
The fun part of being away from it all is everything that I've been able to catch up on. I love having big catch up sessions, especially with some of my favourite blogs, it's fun to see what everyone has been doing the last few weeks but it's been such a manic few weeks that I've really appreciated being at home. Sometimes it's nice to just stop, lie on the sofa, drink tea, breathe and just

I feel totally drained, so much so that I fully took advantage of Sam having two weeks off work where he cooked A LOT of evening meals, did a lot of cleaning up around the home, made me lots of breakfasts (which he does anyway, mainly to make sure I actually have breakfast) and a whole load of other things. Seriously, he is my hero - well, so is my pops but I have to say that because I know he will read this :o)
Anywhoooo...I will fully make it up to him. He's back to work now so it's both of us doing the chores BUT it IS my birthday reeeeeallly soon so I might need to skip one more weekend....I'm sure he won't mind....too much.

Talking of Sam being my hero - we had a great time at the vintage, craft fair and farmers market. Although the day was unusually quiet we did really well and Sam sat with me behind my stall for the whole day, only leaving to get us supplies. I was so nervous at the start - it was my first craft fair - but really relaxed once we got talking to a few other crafters who were encouraging me along the way.
Here are a few piccies of the day - anything I didn't sell will be updated in my shop within the next few weeks!

I also got new contact lenses this week - I can see clearly now. Woohooo. I get to pick out some new frames too next week.