Tuesday, 28 February 2012

I Want That One!

Sophie never fails to make us laugh at the fact she knows exactly what she wants and how to communicate it to us.  On a visit to Cath Kidston to choose a new pillowcase for her bedroom she didn't hesitate to point at the one she liked, nodding when I asked her if that was the one she wanted.  
Just to make sure I showed her another (less pretty) one at which she pulled a face, shook her head and pointed again!
As usual she got what she wanted!

I think it looks great!

Good choice Sophie!!!

Lots of Love xxxx

Monday, 27 February 2012

Better Late Than Never....The winner!

As I am late in announcing the winner of Thursday's giveaway I've decided to allow all of the entries to be included, luckily for Scarlett @ Scarlett Loves Elvis, who the random number generator chose!

 Get in touch so I can send your prize!

Lots of Love xxxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Flash Giveaway!

I spotted this tea towel in Primark and had to pick one up to give away!

To join in leave a comment telling me what your favourite cupcake flavour is! 
Be quick though, this is a one day 'flash giveaway'!  Winner announced tomorrow!!

Good Luck!

Lots of Love xxxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Primark Chic

Loving Primarks range of cute homeware (check out that lovely bike cushion!) I was restrained and just bought a pink spotted fleece blanket for Sophie's room which goes perfectly with her pink spotty CK pillowcase!

What's your favourite?

Lots of Love xxxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Loving the Earth...............

These 100% biodegradable shower gels from The Body Shop are on half price at £2:50 at the moment.
I got the Apricot and Basil and it smells great!
Perfect for my work shower bag!

Lots of Love xxxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Retail Therapy............

I was feeling sorry for myself for having to work at the weekend and missing my little princess, who was ill with Scarlatina, and had cried when mummy had to go to work! (the guilt!) 
I took a wander into Convent Garden to clear the cobwebs! 
Treated myself to this little beauty............

A snip at £9 in the sale!  

Quite often we can get pretty dirty if we have to go out on a job at work, there are shower facilities to clean up but usually I just make do with a wash up and shower at home.  Now, with Sophie at home, I think it makes more sense to wash the railway off me before she wants cuddles!
This is perfect for storing all the bit's I will need (and the girlieness with stop the boys nicking it!!)

Lots of Love xxxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Have fun with your loved ones today!!

Lots of Love xxxx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Wise Words.........

Lots of Love xxxx

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Giveaway news!

Pop over to Kelly's Clutter for the chance to win a copy of this!

 Good Luck

Lots of Love xxxx

Friday, 10 February 2012


Its a place that everyone knows about but every parent hopes they never have cause to visit!

The Hospital for Sick Children first opened it doors at 49 Great Ormond Street on Valentine's Day 1852 with 10 beds.  Today It is considerably bigger but continues to help families of sick children by saving young lives, developing new treatments and offering special care to 192,000 children every year.

I was admitted in 1985 with acute kidney failure, the staff and treatment there saved my life and I have never forgotten how lucky I am to be here and the place and people I have to thank for that (you will never forget the name of the person who keeps your heart beating with their hands!)

This week I had cause to return when my friend's Son was admitted suffering from septic arthritis.  He is one of a pair of twins so as well as being in a strange place he, and his Brother, have had to be separated for the first time.

Luckily I work only 10 minutes away so have been able to visit and ferry bits backwards and forwards from home to hospital, dry tears and provide Starbucks.

Its been an emotional time, both returning to the hospital and seeing it through the eyes of an adult and parent and in seeing one of Sophie's playmates in a hospital bed.
Max seems to be responding well but it will take a while for him to recover, he is a brave, sweet little boy and I'd like to ask all of my bloggy pals to send some love his way!

Lots of Love xxxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

I'm Happy!

I love the Happyland toys from the Early Learning Centre!

Sophie spends many a happy hour destroying playing with our vast collection of vehicles, farms and houses (and I can have a play when she is in bed!) 
My fave is the royal wedding set though!  

 Don't you think the queen of Happyland looks very familliar?

Lots of Love xxxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Pots of Ideas............

I'm loving these pretty storage tins from Ikea a snip at just £3.29 for the set of 3!  They look so pretty in Sophie's new bedroom. (pop over to Kelly's Clutter today to see my progress!)  Perfect for hiding the not so pretty, but essential, 'bits' that come with babies!

Also in Sophie's room is a thrifted find from our local CS.  I love these glass containers and have set it to work housing cotton wool pads (rather than just leaving the pack on the side!)

 The little Star decoration was a present from my friend's 3 year old.  Apparently she saw them at a craft fair and had placed her order before her mum caught up with her!  I love it and she was very proud to see her gift being shown off!

I saw this idea for storing cupcake cases over at Gem's Country Life Dream and threatened to steal it from her!

 I'm so pleased I followed through with my threat as the cases fit perfectly and  take up far less room in my (newly organised!) baking cupboard than the huge tin I stored them in before. 

(apologies for the rubbish photo, I always decide to take photos in poor light!)

What's your top storage tip?  I love getting new ideas!

Lots of Love xxxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Guilty TV Pleasures!

I'm so pleased that the new series of TOWIE has started!  It's as cringe worthy as ever and I'm going to miss Mark Wright but the lovely Joey Essex and Chloe never fail to make me laugh and I'm pleased to see the very handsome Mick has continued to take part even if he does 'shop in Tescos'
Till the next episode.........

 We are also really enjoying the comedy series Stella!  I have Welsh friends and sometimes find myself laughing out loud at the things they say!

The only downside is I spend most of the programme wishing she would brush her hair!

What are you enjoying at the moment?

Lots of Love xxxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012