Sunday, 25 October 2009

Feeling Autumnal....

It was a lovely sunny (if a little windy) day in Southsea today - perfect for the runners in the Great South Run. We went down for a little bit to watch - managed to see everyone I knew who was running! We got stuck in the middle of Southsea Common when the race started - had to wait for a gap and sprint across the runners. Got to meet some lovely people in the Medical Tent (for once I wasn't injured - purely work related!).

This evening I got a bit crafty and made a ghost for my window. Need to finish my felt leaves and then the house will be ready for Autumn! It will probably be over by then! Made a Bramley Apple Pie too - my first ever sweet pie! I was pretty impressed and so was the hubbie, who doesn't normally like cooked fruit. I promise to post some crafty pics soon, plus the photos from our trip to the New Forest last weekend.

Last week was rubbish so I'm hoping this one will be much better - although I have an assessment, appraisal and am working the weekend, eek! Night!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Miss you Nana.....

I can't believe it's been a year since you left us.

Thursday, 15 October 2009


to cheer me up after a pretty shitty day....

Pretty pink vintage clothes from Sabino

Lego Holga - yes i'm late but its still amazing! - from Fuzzy Eye Balls

Sewing machine & Crafty Loveliness from Anthropologie courtesy of Skitzo Leezra's Flickr

Here's to a better Friday!

Monday, 12 October 2009


...was my Sunday as I worked the weekend. It consisted of:

Study for my exam which is in 2 months, arghhhh!! (although a colouring book is pretty fun!)

Etsying, where I bought this

and buying my first ever sewing machine, which has just taken me an hour to thread and sew one line, woohoo!!!

I think I need a lot of practice!!!

Happy Pretend Sunday!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Lazy(ish) Weekend

It was a bit of an odd weekend - the first one in 5 or 6 weeks that we have had no evening plans. Friday afternoon/evening and most of yesterday was spent clearing out and tidying our attic room as it will now be a study/craft space for me as well as Phil's office. Today was supposed to be a study day to get on track for my upcoming exam, but I spent the day reading Stephanie Nielson's (NieNie) amazing blog. Wow - what a year. I cannot imagine what impact something like that would have on me, my husband, my family. Inspirational reading.

I've been feeling a bit odd this weekend - not sure how to put it into words, maybe its monthly hormones or something - melancholy? No, thats not right. Attempted to cheer myself up today by making a lovely Italian broth and chocolate fridge cake - neither were perfect but both yummy. Back to work tomorrow and no weekend off this week - need to get some studying in in the evenings, lets see if that happens! Also really need to do some of my craft class projects - still haven't finished one! Did make a felt leaf garland tonight though.

Going to go snuggle up to my husband and see if a good nights sleep improves things. Maybe.