Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Yippee for the school holidays

No more spellings and no more homework deadlines.
No more stroppy kids pretending to have a headache first thing.
No more scrubbing stains out of uniforms we've forgotten to wash.
No more preparing lunch boxes at 8:35 in the morning.

For two weeks we have no routine, structure or manic tear-your-hair out rushing about. H E A V E N!!!!!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Wow, what a beautiful morning...

... am sitting here writing this whilst the kids and hubby are tucked up nicely in bed enjoying some much needed kip. For some reason, I'm up far too early but am enjoying a lovely cup of tea and a relaxing flick through my life bible - Country Living magazine.

Watched The Delicious Miss Dahl on iplayer yesterday. My god that house is beautiful. Apparently, it's not her home but one that's up for sale in Crouch End for £1.5m. Found some stunning pics of the house on another blog....

What with all this inspiration, I'm fired up to get creative in our home - especially now that we are not moving. Maybe we can have a rummage at Battlesbridge today and lunch at The Hawk. Now that's a plan..

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Thought I'd post a photo on my blog of the latest teepee made for a friend, Sarah B. I'm loving this fabric and have bought extra to make one for Mimi. Roll on the summer...

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Mimi treads the boards!!

We have just watched Mimi in her first Outloud production - Evacuees! She was word perfect and a real superstar in the making. Very proud. For mum who missed out today with her poorly back, here's a lovely photo of the opening scene. The girls gathered around the radio as war is declared. As the play progresses, the girls tell us about their experiences in the air raid shelters and, subsequently, as evacuees. Wonderful!! Am looking forward to many many more.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Been a busy girl

Filled in holes, painted walls, tidied the garden and scrubbed the house clean on Tuesday. Went to bed at 9 ish and slept like a baby until 7:30 the next morning. Exhausting! Last night had a lovely catch up with Paulo in London. And this morning, met Kirsty and Justine for a girly chat over breakfast at the Grove. Followed this up with a spot of shopping with Claire. Heaven!

How did I ever fit in a part time job!!! (Oh and took a lovely photo of Mimi in her beanie.)

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Have stuffed an elephant

And now just need to sew his limbs on and make some clothes. Not sure if he should go to Haiti with the dolls I'm making or if he should stay in Leigh on Sea. I'm getting quite attached to him.