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Whizzy Weekends…

13 Aug

I seem to have had a few weeks of not having enough time to do anything, although when I look back I don’t feel like I have got an awful lot done….sadly it has however meant I have rather neglected the blog, Sorry.

Anyway back to it and here is a little overview of my weekend:

I went to visit Mr B in Lincoln it was such a lovely weekend and I got to hear about Mr B’s Gliding Course which although he told me was amazing fun I don’t think I will be signing up for anytime soon!



Pictures taken from Mr B’s head cam the second is the right way up (aerobatics in a glider not my cup of tea)

Something that was my Cup of Tea however was the most beautiful little Tea Room in Fulbeck, we sat outside in the sunshine drank tea and ate Lincolnshire sausage and mustard sandwiches…lt was bliss!


We both have a bit of a soft spot for TK Maxx and found an amazing one that had all the sale items super cheap, I picked up a dress that wouldn’t usually be my style but for some reason I was drawn to the print……well turns out it was a Clements Ribeiro wrap dress for £11 the tag says it was originally £214 needless to say I snapped it up and I think it will be a lovely autumnal dress.

I really love the gorgeous bold print.


The weekend whizzed by and it was soon time to leave but of course not before one last cup of tea and a giant bourbon just to keep me going for the journey back on the train.


Luckily my journey back was pretty uneventful and I even got back in time for the Olympic Closing Ceremony. I am thinking I am going to try my luck at getting some Paralympics tickets or at least tickets to go to the Olympic Park even just to go up the steel tower have a look around.

I hope everyone had sunny fun weekends too…



In Full Swing!

30 Jun

So with the walls and ground works to the extension nearly finished and the glazers expected next week it has given me a bit of time without having the builders at the house. I’ve been really lucky the guys have been really sweet and the nicer they are the more cakes they get so it’s win win really!.

After getting off my Hols a bit tired a little bit stressed due to the lost buggy,being too late to collect the dogs from kennels who of course were fine and enjoying there doggy holiday (a doggy mummy does worry you know) to a building site it was enough to make me have a mini panic.



So after being told by the hubby that I’m over reacting and i should be excited and that 30 square meters isn’t small (anyone who knows me will know I have serious measurement issues I have no idea how big anything is or what will fit into the space!) taking a couple of deep breaths a good nights sleep and the following day I was back on it. So with a to do list as long as my arm I’ve started trying to source the best deals for my Smeg fridge Freezer and Rangemaster Cooker looking at flooring samples, lighting, ordering the kitchen and creating a kind of mood board with all my ideas of how the room is going to look and I’m feeling much more positive. Look at this for starters from Coastal living.


And check out this retro microwave from Whirlpool


And some lovely lighting from John Lewis


So bring it on in the next couple of weeks walls are going to be removed which creates a new drama trying to contain two dogs two cats and a two year old i think that might be enough for the next mini breakdown…. Wish me luck


A Weekend Off…

10 Jun

Strangely for my rather crazy hectic life at the moment I have found myself with a weekend off!

This is truly a rarity at the moment so what better way to spend it than doing one of my favourite things……..NOTHING!

I had a wonderful day yesterday looking after Doolallytat H’s little dude for a few hours and watching old Disney movies The Aristocats and Robin Hood. It is funny that in the world of Pixar and CGI these films still have the power to silence and amaze children into what I call a ‘Disney Trance’



The evening was spent catching up with one of my best mates having a good old gossip and eating yummy coconut brownies and of course drinking lots of Tea (I used to be quite Rock and Roll, but this is now my idea of a great evening, It is true I am getting old!)
You can find the recipe here.


As for today it is midday I am still in my Pyjamas and have so far managed a massive Bacon and Egg butty whilst watching David Attenborough documentaries…….Bliss!


So what is planned for the rest of my day?
I am thinking about a massive tidy of my mountains of stuff. Not all that relaxing I grant you but much needed and always a cathartic experience when it is done.

I guess I better get moving…………well maybe just one more Cup of Tea first!


Crafty and Cross Stitch Creations…

26 Apr

What a busy week what with work and then trying to find time between playing Draw Some there is very little time for crafting….


There is always time for crafting

Last night I started making the first few Doolallytat Jubilee Button rings and they are seriously as cute as……….well a button.


And then today Doolallytat’s H has been putting her hand to some cross stitch wonderfulness:


And I must say I am very impressed although apparently the back of the stitching is not quite as neat as the front! (no picture of the back was made available)

I am off to visit Mr B and going to a surprise party this weekend so I am hoping to get started on some crafty bits that can be finished on my train journey tomorrow. So if you happen to see a girl on a train sewing and drinking lots of tea it could very well be me.


Cool Britannia…

12 Apr

In crafting terms we are getting very close to the diamond jubilee, it really is time to pull on your Union Jack dress and start painting the town red white and blue.

We have mentioned before how excited we are about the jubilee at doolallytat towers and we have been chomping at the bit to get started with some Queenie inspired craftiness.

Celebrations will of course include street parties with lots of cake so what better to start than some jubilee themed cupcake picks:


And what is a celebration without bunting?

We have been checking out some very cool London themed fabrics for some inspiration for ours:


And don’t forget to send your best to her Majesty with a yummy handmade card:


One shall most certainly be amused!!!

Let us know how you are getting ready to celebrate.