Thursday, 3 December 2009


I've been busy making these for Christmas this year for my Grandchildren.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Seals at Donna Nook

I live about 50 miles away from Donna Nook and every year the seals come ashore to have their pups and to mate. I can't believe that in all the many years that I have lived here I have never been before,

Well that's all changed! I will definately be going every year at least once. It's amazing. I was expecting to see one or two seals in the distance, but there are seals everywhere! There is a fence to stop the public getting too near but the seals epecially the pups have their noses right up to the fence.


At first glance there appears to be lots of seals just laying around. Mothers with their pups. But after just a few moments of observing them you realise that it's all territorial. with young males attempting to mate with the females and the older more experienced males chasing them off with a few blows exchanged.

If you ever get the chance to go see them I would highly recomend you go and spend some time there.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009


I have not, and probably will not,
ever be able to understand my relationship with carrots.

I love carrots raw!

I love love love Carrot Cake.

And I really really love Carrot and Corriander Soup, which I have just made.

I even love Carrot and Swede mashed together.

But I can never, never, never eat just plain cooked carrots!!!!

I'd love to be able to eat them as I think they add colour to a plate of food. I have tried on many occsasions to put them in my mouth to eat but I just can't. It just doesn't make sense. I'm one of those people that will try anything even if I don't like the look of it. I even managed to taste an Oyster after many years of pulling a face at and dicovered that I love Oysters. But.... I just can't with plain cooked carrots.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Tidy enough to create again!

So this is before

And here is now!

Let the Fun Begin.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Getting my mojo back!

This is one of my last creations - last year - the inspiration and instructions came from Annette aka Voodoo Vixon check her work out.

As anyone who knows me well would tell you that I'm always fiddling with paper, fabrics, wool or even creating in the kitchen. Well I've well and truly lost my mojo! and I miss being creative so when Shimelle sent the email anouncing her new online scrapbooking class for bloggers I new it would somehow get me in the mood again.
So I've set up this blogg, and that's creative.... so I'm back partly.
I want to get back into my craft room which has turned into a dumping ground. So today I'm going to sort it out. I guess this is a chance for before and after photo's.
So watch this space.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A very proud day for Mum and Daughter

As anyone would expect, I am proud of all my 4 children, and through my blogging I'm hoping to share some of my proudest moments and theirs. 
This photo was taken in July this year. My daughter had already graduated before having got a degree in Theatre Acting. Ann-Marie enjoyed her time traveling around performing and living out of a suitcase for a couple of years before becoming pregnant with my first grandson Liam ( he's now 7 ). Ann-Marie turned to teaching drama throughout and after her pregnancy. But teaching wasn't her chosen career, and she didn't want to go back to acting.

She said to me one day "Mum you'll thing I'm mad, but I'm thinking of a change of career" I just smiled.

"I'm thinking about becoming a midwife."

My answer to this was " Do it, and if you don't like it then you can do something different"

It took Ann-Marie a couple of years to get on the course to become a midwife, as there are only a few places offered each year.
So my daughter became a student again, but this time she also had a young son to look after. and I'm very proud to say that after 3 years hard study and 'catching' babies, she got a 1st class honours degree.
It was wonderful to share her day of celebration and it was an honour to watch her go up and recieve her degree. She worked so hard throughout those 3 years.
So well done Ann-Marie, I'm so proud of you and all your achievements. I love you.