Sunday, 18 August 2013

Make Sundays Special

Make Sundays Special, a really lovey idea introduced by Bristol's Mayor. The centre of Bristol is car free for an afternoon and instead filled with fantastic free events- from swing dancing to chalk drawing. 
However, note to self, when your child asks for a go on a darts game to win a goldfish, make sure child is really crap at darts. We came away with a new pet, followed by an expensive trip to the pet shop. Lesson learned!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Beach life!

Theo (left), Rufus (Right) on Charmouth Beach

Theo (nearly 18 months). Such a sweet face, reddish hair (and nose). Most like me.a little chatter box,

Rufus. So much hair. Most like Wilkie and Daddy. BIG personality!

Friday, 6 January 2012

The Twins!

The twins have been here for 10 weeks now. Time is going so fast and I am trying to savour every moment as these will be my last babbers!

Theo & Rufus. An hour old....
Here are some photos from the last couple of months. I will get round to writing about the birth story one of these days...

Rufus and Theo. One Month Old

Theo and Rufus. Two Months

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Year Rezzers

Hey. I have been away quite a while and alot has happened! The Twins arrived safely. Will get around to writing a bit more about that soon.

I just wanted to write down some Resolutions for 2012. Hopefully this blog will be a way of keeping track of my progress, so here goes!

1. Eat more fruit and veg. I am going to need some help with Hugh Fearnley Do-Dah's Veg book for this!
2. Run the Race for Life - and getting fit in general
3. Learn how to drive {This makes an annual appearance on my New Year list, but I think I need to do something about it now, don't you think)
4. Do something 'crafty' each month. I want to try and make things for the home and presents for people
5. Make wise spending choices. In a few years time we want to move, so we are starting a house fund!
6. Cut down on waste - food and other things
7. Spend more time playing with the boys and make the most of weekends and holidays as a family
8. Spend more time outside and visit interesting places
9. make time to see family and friends or let them know i am thinking about them

Friday, 21 October 2011

New Cardigan

I pinned this Top Shop cardigan a few weeks ago over on Pintrest as part of my Autumn Wardrobe wishlist- and guess what? it is now HALF PRICE and is winging its way over to me sometime in the next 3-4 days. Woo-Hoo!

My approach to sale shopping is pretty relaxed. I have NEVER queued up at stupid o clock in the morning for a sale. I just could not face it, and never seem to want anything THAT much. I tend to just scan the sale rails in my own time and tend to look for things that I can incorporate into my wardrobe easily - a kind of 'if it's there, it's there' approach'. I have picked up some pretty cool stuff towards the end of the sales usually at a knock down price that I still wear over and over again. I love it when people say 'that's a lovely dress/skirt/top' and then telling them how much it cost - although I don't think you are supposed to!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

On the turn

Part of being thrifty is not wasting anything, right? I had some very wrinkly vegetables bought at W's harvest festival sale a few weeks ago. Chuck them in the bin? No siree. I made a root veggi gratin from this book [another birthday present]

We also bought some apples and I made a crumble, although had a bit of a culinary mishap as the apples turned to mush after trying to soften them a little bit in a pan. Turns out they were not all cooky apples so most of them turned to pulp. Still delish though.

All in all, a very thrifty feast, even though it did give me raging indigestion afterwards!

P.S I had my growth scan today and the twins are 6 pounds already, the same kinda weight as if i had one in  there. I also have my date to be induced - 25th Otcober -eek! No turning back now!