Wednesday 27 December 2017
Wednesday 20 December 2017
File it under “It'll never happen to me”.
But when it nearly doesyou’ll be a little confused, a little bemused, very stressed and incredibly embarrassed.
There is no need to worry though, because nearly missing a flight happens to the best of us – even when there’s nobody to blame but yourself because you’ve been buying headache tablet s shampoo and shower gel. You come out to find your husband mouthing “We’ve four minutes before the gate closes , we have got to get to gate 27 NOW!”
Your family will only have to run to the departure gate like Usain Bolt with myself lagging behind shouting “ I can’t run ... save yourself go without me ....” . You would have thought it was a BBC sitcom like “Out Numbered” or a Carry on sketch.
But we made it and luckily we were at the front of the plane and didn’t have to do the walk of shame ...
Thursday 14 December 2017
This Elegant card is made by Jane who blogs at Onion s and Paper.
Then you suddenly remember perhaps that one female relative that you have forgotten to buy for and it is the one that really really loves their Jewellery,wine and they can't come out of Ikea without buying tea lights but don't have a tea light holder and you scratch your head as to what gift you could possibly get for her . May I suggested Engraved Gifts for Her from Giftsonline4U. where you can even get an engraved tea light holder perfect for all those tea lights !
There are plenty of affordable gifts in GiftsOnLine4U and I’m eyeing up more Jewellery from their new personalised Jewellery range .What piece in their website catches your eye ?
Tuesday 12 December 2017
In the summer we went to Rome for the week and it was somewhere we had always wanted to go as a family, previous years have included ,Egypt,Holland,Spain etc. Never one to shy away from a Location I go full throttle into looking and investigating where we are going , we are not actually a beach holiday family. we have been on holidays where there is a beach and we do go and relax for a bit on them but we always find ourselves going off and exploring our surroundings.
History through travelis connecting us as a family as it was this summer that we went to Rome just before the teen went off to study Archaeology and guess what he is back this Friday. OOOH excitement that reminds me to sort out his room as I have been using it as a storage facility and my storing the tuff has made the rest of the house look tidy. But he will be back on Friday lovingly clogging up the house with all his clobber.
Going off topic a bit I have found him going away bit hard this was coupled with losing the teaching assistant side of my job it was a double blow and I have had a hard very hard time adjusting to all that has gone off. It is a sort of grief I think a different sort of grief but a grief none the less , I dislike change and when it happens it really does rock my world.
Travel is my sanctuary and how we love it so as family and this Christmas we are off to Venice and I think it going to be magical we seem to be loving Italy so much having been bitten by the romance of it in Rome.
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Friday 1 December 2017
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Currently I am tidying up after my cat ( again as the static from it's tail has attracted all the straw type packaging and every surface it brushes up against it is leaving a trail of mess everywhere)
Any gift guide for a cat has to include the box in which the item you've actually brought for your cat as cats and boxes are to coin a phrase
"Tail as old as time "
Friday 24 November 2017
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Friday 17 November 2017
I hadn't planned on us going to Venice but with the advent of the annoying you have to claim PPI before August 2019 I thought I had better look into our household situation and I was glad I did as the money I got back has helped pay for Venice. Venice for 3 of us (adults is £879 ) including breakfast . I have just got to sort out the transfer s from Marco Polo airport to our hotel so I am just getting my head round that at the minute as Venice has a shed load of water round it !
Thursday 9 November 2017
I’m dabbling with sketching I can sketch from photos but I can’t sketch from my mind arrrgh throws artistic tantrum!!
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Preheat the oven to 190 C
Pour over the sauce stir round and cook in the over for 25 minutes ensuring the chicken is heated all the way through.
Monday 6 November 2017
"I must break you "
Aren't libraries just magical you can lose yourself for hours in adventure,intrigue murder and transport yourself to all manner of countries and also firmly square yourself as an observer in the life of someone else. You really can't beat the smell of books in particular old books and libraries full of old things where it looks as if people have just stepped out of the room and could come back at any minute to fetch their things.To lose yourself in a book is the best sort of self indulgence ,I think next to drinking tea and keeping cats and it is not in the slightest bit selfish.
To be able to sit down in your favourite armchair and just relax and not care about the worries and woes in the world for a fraction of time is the deepest joy, books are marvellous and libraries are the best treasure chests there are out there.
Books are for reading and touching and smelling if you have never smelt a book particularly as mentioned an old one you must there is no smell like it.Libraries are beautiful and should be saved whether they are in an old house or modern building libraries don't have to be big you can happily create your old reading space in your house with very little effort.
Our libraries are under threat and they are closing at at alarming rate as councils seek to reduce their budgets even my own village centre library is under threat and it has only been open 6 years built with Lottery funding and it is a cause we are fighting.
Libraries can even be your old much loved red telephone box also often incorporating a debifilartor so you can see in more ways then one and life be breathed into something.
So old or new make sure you love your library they are our heritage our past and very much our future , and how I love them so.