Thursday, 30 September 2010

TCakes Creates.......

Look at these amazing wedding cookies and wedding card T @ TCakes made for us!
They were such a lovely surprise when we met up on friday!

There were loads more (3 layers in a gorgeous box!) but they were a bit yummy!!!
Aren't they great? T is so clever, they must have taken ages to make!!
She even made me some of my favourite shoes!

I really want to keep them and was thinking I could varnish them? Do any of you have any ideas on how I could preserve some to keep forever?

Something I can keep forever is this goregeous CK hankie T gave me for good luck!

I think I'm very lucky to have such a lovely friend!!!

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Good Enough to Eat Swap....

I know what you are all thinking! That was ages ago!!

Well yes it was! I signed up for this fabulous swap, hosted by Claire and Em, and then my life got a bit hectic!!!

My lovely partner Penny @ Planet Penny was fantastically understanding and patient with me and was pleased with her package (when I finally got it to her!)
Pop over to Penny's blog if you want to check out her post on the swap!

I am long overdue in posting about the gorgeous goodies I received from Penny!
I was very excited, on opening my package, to find this beautiful box

The minty smell when I opened it was 'good enough to eat', look at all these goodies!

Penny had made me a perfect little felt teapot decoration and a lovely little felt heart brooch with teapot charm, I love it! Also she had made a mint scented coaster, which releases a great scent when a hot cup is placed on it (sooo clever!)
There was some mint tea 'teapigs' which worked wonders with my mild morning sickness (thanks for that Penny!) and some peppermint foot spray (which was a godsend on my painful, pregnant feet!)

Penny had obviously spent a lot of time and effort and put a lot of thought into my package, I felt thoroughly spoiled!!!!

Thank you so much Penny you were a great partner!!!

Lots of Love


Monday, 27 September 2010

A fabulous Weekend!!!!

Well, we had a lovely weekend with Michela!

(Victoria has already written a post about our whereabouts for the whole weekend, click here to see what we have been up to!)
We certainly packed as much as we could into the weekend and were all exhausted!

I have to confess I don't think any of us took many pictures (we were having far too much fun to remember to take photos!!)
Here are a few though!!!

I can confirm that Michela (and her suitcase full of goodies!) are home safe and sound and she is all unpacked (so I am sure that she will share with you all soon!)

We are already planning her next visit!

Lots of Love


Friday, 24 September 2010

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Home Sense

Recently Victoria and I treated ourselves to a girls' day, getting our nails done and then a spot of shopping!
We came across this fantastic shop! (I'm sure we are the last to catch on!)
Home Sense is a treasure trove of loveliness, part of the TK Maxx family it has all the fabulousness of the TK Maxx home department without looking like a jumble sale!
James and I were discussing getting some decent, new towels so imagine my excitement when I spotted these!!

DKNY towels for £8! Bargain!

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Dragged Into The Modern Age...... (kicking and screaming!)

Last week I swapped this.....

for this!

I normally stick to Nokia phones (Because I can normally work them without too much stress!)
I was well overdue an upgrade (something that striked fear into my heart!)
James picked out this HTC Wildfire for me.

I have to say I was scared but we seem to be getting on just fine at the moment!

Lots of Love


Friday, 17 September 2010

The Italian Job.....

I'm so excited, its only a week until our lovely bloggy friend Michela is coming to visit us!

The itinerary is a collaboration between Michela and Victoria and will definitely include a visit to Harrods (with its newly opened Christmas department!) a trip to Oxford Street culminating in the Mecca that is Selfridges (and hopefully dinner with the lovely T-Cakes!) I'm sure we will pop in to see our mate Cath too!

Obviously we can't let her leave without a trip to a proper English CS and a visit to Tesco!!!

So looking forward to it!!!

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Surprise Dibor!

2 big boxes arrived a few days ago....

I couldn't remember ordering anything (but that doesn't mean I hadn't!)
I checked and they were addressed to James who seemed very excited they had arrived!
He'd bought a few surprises from Dibor!

This fab coat stand.

And this gorgeous desk tidy (it drives James mad when I bung post on the Radiator in the hall!)

What a sweetheart!!!

Lots of Love


Monday, 13 September 2010

Happy Monday......The Winners are......

Hello ladies! Sorry for the lateness of this post but I've been a very busy girl!

I'm sure you have all been waiting with baited breath to find out who the winners of my giveaways are!

I decided to let James pick 4 winners at random (after cutting up a million pieces of paper!!) and hoped that I could pair the winners with the prize they asked for!

So here goes....

The winner of giveaway number 1 was Sherry @ 'If I Could Set My Soul Free' this bag and mug is on it's way to you!

The winner of giveaway number 2 is the gorgeous Joe @ Josie Mary, Congratulations Joe you won the coveted apron!!!

Giveaway 3 goes to Sarah @ The Funky Fairy, well done the baking set is yours!

And last but not least, giveaway 4 goes to Lucey @ Lemonade Kitty! Have fun pampering Lucey! (looks like you might need a pedicure after naughty Darcy had your CK flip flop!!)

Congratulations to all the winners, E mail your addresses to me and I'll get your prizes off to you!!

Don't forget There is a giveaway every month so if you weren't lucky enough to win this time there is always the next!

Lots of Love


Friday, 10 September 2010

That Friday Feeling........

Happy Friday!

I'm sooooo looking forward to the weekend, even though it's going to be spend pottering round, getting on with sorting out the house
(ooh the kitchen is 95% there just need to add the finishing touches!)
It's nice just for James and I to be home at the same time (shift work can sometimes be annoying!)

It off to John Lewis on Sunday to have a look at the cot I have fallen in love with and get a few bits and bobs needed for the house :)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway! You only have to leave a comment to join in!!

Lots of Love


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Our Little Girl.......

Those of you who have seen Mum's post yesterday will already know........

It's a girl!

Estimated time of arrival: 9th January 2011!

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Baby Steps....

I'm long overdue in telling you all about these beautiful little baby shoes my lovely friend Michela sent us!

aren't they cute?

She explained that it is an Italian tradition to give pregnant women booties as a symbol of luck for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

When we arrived on our honeymoon some dear Italian friends has decorated our awning with ribbons and bows and lots and lots of flowers and left these on the table!

Such a lovely tradition don't you think?
Obviously Victoria and I felt the need to add to baby girl's booming shoe collection!
Look at these cute little boots!

And these little Chanelesque shoes (Just like Auntie Victoria's!)

I'm thinking of starting a new English tradition. It involves the new Mummy receiving shoes of a different kind!!!

Are you with me?

Lots of Love


Monday, 6 September 2010

Happy Monday....It's Back!

Welcome to Happy Monday, my monthly giveaway!

After missing 3 Happy Mondays in a row I feel that I need to make up to you all in a big way and hope what I have put together this month does just that!
Without further ado I think I should tell you what you can win this month!!
this month there is not only one giveaway but 4!
Yes one for each month I missed and this month too!
You have a choice of prize so when you comment you will need to let me know which gift you would prefer to win (no promises, you will all have an opportunity to win all of the prizes!)

Giveaway 1:

A CK shopper bag and a vintage floral mug, coaster and tray set

Giveaway 2:

A gorgeous Fenn Wright Manson apron (I really don't want to give this away !!)

Giveaway 3:

A baking kit, (Storage tin, baking book, measuring spoons) and 3 Cupcake design tea towels!

Giveaway 4:

A pampering set, 'Hands and feet' pampering book, exfoliating gloves, L'Occitaine almond oil soap and a glittery, green Body Shop eyeliner!

The rules are......
Giveaways will be posted the first Monday of every month.
Winners will be announced the following Monday.
If you want to be included you must enter before midnight on the Saturday.
You must have a blog to enter.
These giveaways are open to bloggers in all countries but I must ask that your blog is written in English.
You must leave a comment to be included in the draw.
You will get another entry if you are, or become a follower.
You will get another entry if you mention (and link) that month's giveaway in your blog or add the fab new button to your sidebar! (just let me know if you do)

Spread the word, there is plenty to go round!

Good luck!!!!

Lots of Love


Wet Paint........

Well the kitchen revamp is still going strong and I will be able to show you the finished room very soon!
I know I promised you a giveaway today, but the kitchen work has been an bit more disruptive than I imagined (isn't it always!!!!) so I didn't get round to photographing the loot!
Don't worry I will be back this evening to relaunch 'Happy Monday' with a vengeance, so keep an eye on this space!!!!

See you later!!!

Lots of Love


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Show and Tell!

Welcome to 'Show and Tell Sunday'!

Thank you to the fabulous Joe @ Josie-Mary for allowing me the honour of being this months guest host!

This time round I thought we could all share our favourite films (maybe even just to get your recommendations!)

I love films, I'll watch pretty much anything other than horror (because I'm a wuss!) but my favourites are so classically 'girlie'!

The first is a lovely film called 'August Rush'

If you haven't seen this then give it a try, I promise it will make you smile, cry, and, if you are anything like me, shout at the telly!
If you believe that if you just wish hard enough anything is possible, then this is the film for you!
I will be expecting a copy of this on DVD for Christmas as someone (who shall remain nameless!) has deleted it from sky plus!

Next is 'The Notebook' originally a book by Nicholas Sparks this film looses nothing in being translated to the screen. I love it just because I'm a hopeless romantic!

This film never fails to make me emotional (OK I cry like a baby!) I love the clothes, I love the story and I love the ending (which I won't spoil if you haven't seen it!)

I couldn't write this post without mentioning this film!

James tuned in because there was nothing else on last Sunday night, I was surprised that I'd never seen it but found it hysterical, I was laughing all the way through, definitely entertaining, if a bit mindless!

I could go on for ages but will spare you all my Berry Norman imitation!

I'm looking forward to hearing about your favourite films!

Lots of Love