Sunday, 28 November 2010

Snow Days Update

(You'll only understand this post if you've read my previous two posts)

Not only could I not enjoy the awesome granny-fest that is the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show but it turns out neither could my friends Grace, Terri and Leah.

Grace got a flat tyre which has prevented them all from going. Seriously, what are the odds?! I wonder if this was some kind of divine intervention?

Be careful people of Harrogate, some thing's 'going down.'

Snow Days

You can say what you want about 'The Valleys' but there's no denying they don't half look pretty in the snow.

I'm still quite disappointed that I didn't make it to Yorkshire this weekend, especially as today is the day we were going to the Knitting and Stitching show. I just hope Grace, Terri and Leah have a fun time whilst I console myself with the fact I'm still in my Jammies, the central heating is on full blast and I don't have to lug my massive wool lined parka around Harrogate International Centre. (Who am I kidding, huh?)

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Sorry guys, yet another Fanciful Friday has been sidelined but this time I have a really good excuse. My Mother bumped my car in the snow yesterday evening and caused havoc. She's fine and the majority of the car is fine but the tracking is basically eff'd.

Not only does this mean I'm behind on posts but I also can't go to Yorkshire this afternoon. I planned to drive up to stay with friends and be a total granny for 2 and a 1/2 days. I'd even bought tickets for The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show, which is complete Heaven for a fabric junkie like myself. But alas, it wasn't to be. I just hope my car doesn't cost too much to fix. Eeeep.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Ooooh I totally forgot! Last weekend we made Christmas cake...

well I say 'we' what I really mean is Mother made Christmas cake, I observed and went through all my sugar craft books researching ideas for how to decorate it. I think we'll go old school and have royal icing peaks but with a twist!

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Fanciful Friday has been delayed slightly due to the fact I still feel like crap. I decided I needed some cheering up, so that is why I've gone for the sunny yellow theme this week.

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1. Embellished Collar Shift Dress from
2. Textured Cotton Pea Mac from
3. Melissa for Alexandre Herchcovitch Flocked Wedge from Urban Outfitters

Hope that put you all in a good mood too ^_^

Friday, 12 November 2010

Fanciful Friday

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Grey Aztec Woven Coat from Miss Selfridge
Zig Zag Snood in Black from Topshop
Miley Fur Buckle Boots in Black from Topshop

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


On Sunday I became quite excited about Christmas, I know we have 7 weeks till the day but as I like to be super organised I have 1/3 of my gift shopping done already, which has tricked my brain into sending out warm, fuzzy, festive spirit feelings.

Then I discovered this existed:

I may have just gone into Yule Tide overload.

This snow globe is a variant of one of this years Christmas Momiji's, namely Robin, that I posted about at the end of October.

Right, time to have a moment and calm the f**k down I think.

Monday, 8 November 2010

The gorgeous and generous I-Zilla is having a Birthday Giveaway. Go wish her well and enter; you could be in with a chance to win this fabulous camera!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Last Week

I know I haven't posted in a while and regular posts have fallen by the wayside. The fact is I'm finding the work/life/study/blog thing kinda hard to balance at the moment and inevitably something's got to give.

I've also been on a bit of a health kick; which has left me tired and feeling a little sick (so sitting in front of a computer after doing so all day in work hasn't been very appealing.) Not exactly the result you would expect from eating more healthily but I have blood sugar issues due to a medical condition (not diabetes) and it's just my body's reaction to not being constantly bombarded with refined sugars. I'm sure I'll feel on top of the world in the next few days.

So there are my lame excuses for being a terrible blogger and now for the fun stuff... Photo Dump/Life Update! Whoa yeah!

Halloween Weekend:
It feels like Halloween was aaaaages ago but it was only last weekend and I had A LOT of fun so I feel duty bound to share it with you.

On the Friday myself and The Boy went to Sam's new place for dinner. I had a snoop around her cute new home and I am now utterly jealous! - She has a Craft Room *shakes fist* We also got to meet her 3 gorgeous little kitties who are just adorable, ate a wonderful Mexican feast prepared by Sam and then a vegan Irish Apple Bread Pudding that I had attempted (it wasn't half bad , even if I do say so myself.) We also carved pumpkins!

Sam went for the classic look

The Boy and I decided to be a little artsy fartsy, which proved to be quite difficult. Expert pumpkin carvers we are not.

On Saturday I went to Cardiff to a little girlie gathering. Our hostess Kim made a really tasty Thai green veggie curry and I made Halloween inspired 'purple' velvet cupcakes for pudding.

Raspberry vodka in crystal skulls and vodka jelly were also consumed; which resulted in some wonderful renditions of some classics by Prince, Whitney, Madonna and Kylie being performed. We are so cool.

We then all watched Halloween, which I have never seen before because I am a huge wimp. I was so proud of myself the next day as I wasn't scared by it at all! Although I think the alcohol may have helped.

Bonfire Night:
Yesterday was Bonfire night, which I'm not exactly a huge fan of. I'm nervous around sparklers and I'm not very good with sudden loud noises. I know it makes me sound like a real stick in the mud and a bit of a freak but all the firework safety adverts you were subjected to as a child really got to me, plus I'm slightly deaf which means I'm quite used to being in a quiet little world of my own. Don't get me wrong I do like firework displays, I just prefer to watch them from the comfort of my bedroom window. That is why The Boy and I cooked a yummy meal together and then watched Constantine; much better than being stuck outside soaked to the skin getting a crick in your neck.

P.S. I should point out that all photos were stolen from either Sam or Kim.