Saturday, 29 November 2008

Busy Saturday

Not joining the crowds on the High Street, instead visiting the Alternative Christmas Market organised by Amnesty International.

Then onto the Vegan Christmas Fayre for some tasty treats and wonderful catch-up with some beautiful people.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Counting my Smiles

Today seems like a good time to " count my smiles "

Naughty giggles at Home Ed Drama Group with the other Mamas.

A fantastic Son through to the Regional Finals for Enterprise Week .... and boy has he come up with a good idea.

Sneaking out Circle Dancing tonight.

My wonderful "Mother Friends" ..... who are all just the Best.

A Husband returning from a week away in Africa, tomorrow ... counting down the hours.

These gorgeous Sunflowers sent from Emma & her wonderful family.

A new-to-Me bread maker ( I stupidly Freecycled mine and regretted it as the lady pulled out of our drive ! ) how happy was I to be offered another ... 2 loaves made and eaten so far.

Watching my incredible Daughter grow into a wonderful young Woman ... She's playing Eliza Scrooge in our Home Ed take on A Christmas Carol, fantastic.

New & old friendships ... all so very special.

A happy, healthy nursing Babe.

How blessed am I.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Goats and Shoeboxes

A Home Ed day out to a local farm, where I indulged my love of goats ( and chickens )

Shoeboxes filled with goodies and lots & lots of love.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Socks and Cars

Making Me smile - finishing some long promised socks for friends, sorry guys .. hope they are worth the wait.

Making L smile, an early Yule treat to Top Gear Live at Birmingham NEC with Daddy.

Monday, 17 November 2008

K does the washing up

and L does the drying and putting away so I am smiling.

Which everyday task could someone do for you to make you smile ?

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Vintage Smiles

Wonderful labels for all our homemade goodies.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Our own Strictly Professional

K's awards for Ballroom and Latin .... didn't she do well !!!

oh the wonderful smell .....

of apples cooking with ginger and cinnamon ( one of my favourite smells )
We've been making Charoset .. never heard of it before ? no neither had we until the lovely Sarah pointed us in its direction ( thanks darling ) an alternative to mincemeat.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Autumn Saturday Work

A carpet of the seasons stunning colours.

A new friend.
Thanks Claire for your advice and darling N for letting alittle bit of Yule come very early to our house.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Books and Boobs to the Rescue

Managed to squeeze some photos out of my poorly camera, holding the battery lid very firmly shut with tape and brute force.
Keeping the poorly babe happy ... books and boobs !

Sicky Smiles

Baby is sick ... everywhere !
Camera finally gave up, the sticky tape just wasn't doing the trick anymore ( new one is ordered, thanks Claire for your help )
Our holiday pile of washing is not going down, the sick covered sheets, towels,clothes etc are not helping !
So just abit overwhelmed at the mo.

Wanted to share this wonderful place we found in Ipswich while on our holidays ( which seem so long ago already )
Suffolk Real Nappy Network have a shop with comfy sofas to relax and feed babe on, get yourself a cuppa, toys to play with and really friendly faces to help with advice on feeding and chosing nappies.
A real haven on a wet and windy day.
If your anywhere near, go give them your support ... use it or lose it.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Suffolk Smiles

A week away in a beautiful remote cottage with log fire, views over a wonderful forest with deers roaming and rutting ( Autumn Watch has nothing on us )

Amazing organic shops, cafes and restaurants ( although our favourite was Aldeburgh fish and chips on the beach )

Gorgeous pumpkins.

As fresh as it gets fish for K's famous fish pie.
Trips to Adeburgh, Southwold, Sutton Hoo, Ipswich and all those little stops at farm shops, galleries, treasure shops, book stalls along the way.
Some much needed smiles.