Monday, 29 September 2008
I did find out from Mr cupcakes that he too was very shy and didn't like going to anything new, so she gets it from him. I'll let you know how Wednesday goes. Thank you very much for all the lovely comments and support, it helps to here other stories. Somehow makes it feel a lot better because it tears you up inside at the time and I felt like the worst Mum in the world for walking away.
Today's song is one of my all time favourites now. Having heard it on the fabulous Channel 4 show The Family (is everyone else hooked like me?) i just can't get enough of it lol
Anyhoo this always calms me down and is great to sing along too.
Friday, 26 September 2008
Happy with the finished look i hopped upstairs to bedforshire for some zzzzzz
The next morning i packed them up in pink tissue paper and basket and set off with the girls to the coffee morning at the Salvation Army, all money raise is going to the Macmillan Cancer support. Within the first 10 mins of being here they'd all gone lol hungry lot.
These goodies also few on to the mat last week, the fabulous Mandy sent them in return for some of my new Christmas red dotty heart decorations/gift tags. How beautiful are they? I'm just crazy for everything in Belle & Boo's website and Etsy shop. It was lovely to meet you at the London trade show and finally put a face to the blog and emails lol
I hope you're all enjoying the sunny weekend and making the most of it. I'm trying to keep happy as Molly's not been so good at pre-school, last Wednesday she just wailed when she saw me still chatting at the gate to her key worker and they had to take her off me kicking and screaming argh! just heart breaking. I don't know what's set her off but now she doesn't want to go on Monday. But she is, I'm just going to take her and not make a big thing out of it. It is hard not to as she won't give me a reason for not wanting to go, has anyone else had this happen? or have any advice? things where going so well and i really felt for the other poor mum's with crying little ones. And now I've become one of them :(
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
We were like kids in a sweetie shop lol just look at how full my basket is. Jade looks beautiful in this photo I love it, her hair was freshly dyed by me last night and it looks great. Thank you sweet girl for coming along with us and I'm so chuffed to pieces that you love all this old tat as much I do. And a big thank you to the very kind old gentleman that took this photo for us.
LOL smile Claire your on Blog candid camera lol
Stopping our shopping and loveliness finding for some yummy homemade cakes and coffee, we came across this gorgeous girl.
Look at what Jade picked up though, the very lovely Ray Coulthard from Hotel Babylon. He was there looking around with his wife and was so sweet in saying yes to giving Jade his autograph and letting me photo them. We both just loved watching Hotel Babylon and he was my favourite character, so we where head over heels when he said yes he didn't mind. What a nice man. This just made our day even better. :) and put the biggest smile on Jade's face.
She's been worrying about Monday as she has to sing in front of her class, I hope a lovely day out together and ending with an afternoon with her sweet boyfriend John, helps put her at ease. Knock the dead honey I know you can do it. I'll be thinking of you. X
Tea anyone? I'll stirr and be mother lol
And anyway there is another one before Christmas, so watch this space for that. I've started saving my 5p's already hehe! owww and I could have things for early birthday presents. I'm so naughty. But whats a girl to do with so much loveliness?
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and the sun has been shining for you all.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Sorry everyone that Music Monday is so late this week, but time has just rushed by in a blink. Here it is anyway.
Today I've chosen 2 totally brilliant songs from the fabulous Pulp, I just love them now as much as I did years ago. and still know all the words, (can you hear me singing them out loud?) lol
Please enjoy both songs, hope they make you smile as much as me.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
And then once up and dressed, it was wellies on and off to see the chickens for some fresh eggs.
Monday, 15 September 2008
Thank you for joining in my little bit of nonsense, there were some other lovely smiley things mentioned, from pink scooters, cats, cow pictures lol (Anna) kitchen cupboards, dotty teapots and many more. It was fun to reading them all.
I smile every time I read one of your lovely comments.
Back soon with birthday photos and more from Featherdown farm.
Thursday, 11 September 2008
...Followed by a lovely day with Great Granny coming over to our house for a visit. This is why it's taken me a couple of days to post about Daisy's first day at pre-school, sorry ladies for the wait.
But having this wonderful lady come over take over my day. She's just had one of her eyes operated on and we all want to pamper her. So we had prawn sandwiches and yummy chocolate eclairs from pudding. And sat and looked at all the photos from Featherdown farm together. The girls enjoyed lots and lots of cuddles. Love you Gran, hope we didn't tire you out to much. X
This was the face that greeted me when i went and picked them up, a big beaming smile and a beautiful painting for our picture wall. Daisy really enjoyed herself and Molly looked out for her, telling her what to do and where to go if she needed the loo, bless her little mother hen.
i got a big kiss and "see you a little later mummy" from them both and off i went. Feeling so very calm and happy that my cupcakes where feeling safe and happy to stay without me. Looking at some of the other poor mum's with little ones hanging off of their legs crying, i felt so very proud of our girls. Well done sweetie-pies.
Wednesday afternoon i got a little time to photograph some of my new stock, I've been meaning to put these on my website for ages. So when the sun shone again, i got out there.
More yummy new items will be coming from the cupcake house very soon and I'm hoping to open a Etsy shop in the next week of so. And will fill it with one off items.
Also I'll be choosing my favourite what makes you happy on Friday and sharing more fun from Featherdowns.
Many hugs everyone, I'm off to bath the cupcakes, splosh-splash!
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Daisy was not very happy to be leaving her there and cried "my Molly" but she soon forgot all about it when we went into her favourite toy shop lol And she gave Molly the biggest cuddle ever when we picked her up at 12pm. So cute (why can't they be like that all the time? lol).
Look what we woke up to today a beautiful bright sunny sky, just lovely and much needed I think. I definitely feel better today. And wanted to share this photo with you all, so even if you've got rain and grey skies you can have a little bit of sunshine of your own. X
I have to say a big thank you to Cathy for my wonderful cupcake & tea swap parcel and a little sorry for the delay in blogging about it. Where does the time go when you're at home the break to Featherdown seems weeks ago already and was only just beginning last Tuesday. Boo Hoo!
Thank you sweetie-pie I love everything you sent and it's all getting used, although Molly's claimed the bag as hers and Daisy has walked off with the note pad lol
Monday, 8 September 2008
Slipping through my fingers...
I just wanted to do something on Mondays, some of you have done Sole Mondays showing your yummy, gorgeous shoes. Well I'd like to share with you all my favourite music.
This Abba track sums up how I was feeling this morning, knowing I had to take Molly to her first day of pre-school and will no doubt feel the same way on Wednesday when Daisy joins her.
They do slip through our fingers so quickly, I hope I'm making the most of every minute I have with them and they keep hold of the happy memories. Mummy and Daddy love you both so very much and are very proud of you Molly for going into pre-school with a big smile and a kiss for Mummy.
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Just look at them they're so small and safe on our family holiday to Featherdown in Wiltshire. Loving every minute of it. Keep these memories forever my cupcakes, I hope we've made them happy ones.
After a fabulous time visiting family and the gorgeous Anna at No.9 cafe, wonderful to see you sweetie-pie, look forward to next time. Can't wait to have another one of those yummy vanilla lattes, they tasted great and do some real chatting lol Thank you for the cute card I found on our door mat when we got home. It was a nice surprise. Big hugs x
So we arrived at our home for the next 4 days very happy and excited of what lied ahead.
The inside of our tent looked just like the picture in the brochure and there was the cutest vintage tins on the kitchen top and sweet hearts on the loo and cabin bed doors. Enamel mugs, pots, pans and utensils. Wood burning stove, gorgeous wooden floors, table and chairs. And a huge double bed for Ben and I to snuggle on cold nights.
Look at the view from outside of the tent, wow! amazing. Can you see the chicken houses? I think the girls and I spent most of our mornings up there lol (more photos to follow over the week).
The skie looks very grey doesn't it and it was the worst first night, rain, gale force winds, more rain and did I mention the gale force winds lol The girls slept through it all. And the next morning we woke too bright skies and warm air. And had a yummy breakfast of bacon butties and cups of tea. This set us up for a fab ride on farmer Joe's tractor, he took us around the farm and talked about his life running it the organic way. We have a lovely photo of him and his wife Izzy with Daisy who was so taken by him and would call out "farmer Joe!" everytime we went for a talk, (photo will be on the next post).
No fashion wellies here lol I tried so many on and they all fitted but I couldn't get my jeans down inside them. Thinking I'd have to put bags over my shoes and feelings a little silly for leaving the wellie hunting a bit to late, I'd almost given up on finding some. But thanks to that fabulous man of mine taking us to Bath before we went to the farm and letting me lose in the Cath Kidston and treating me to a yummy coffee from Costa, we found our self's in a Millets shop and upstairs there was two pairs of wellies one lot for Ben and one pair for me. I love them and the sage green colour they are. And miss having to put them on every morning to walk up and let the chickens out lol. I think I might just have to put them on ever now and then and maybe find a pretty floral farmers wife looking dress to wear too lol
It's lovely to be back in the land of blog but I'm missing my chickens, wellies, fresh air, the smell of burning wood and well everything about it all really. (Even the nightly bug hunt before bed lol)
And I didn't miss the cars, noise, chav's, smokers, telly or my mobile. It's the simple life for me and the country heart is beating out loud. Roll on next years holiday when we return for more fun down on the farm.
Many hugs everyone and thanks for all the lovely comments you've all left while I've been away. Keep the things that make you happy coming, I'll choose my favourite this Friday.
Ps: more photos coming this week, we got a little snap happy lol as you do on hols.