Congratulations

Summer Congratulations

Tonight I’m sharing a summery card I made a few weeks ago for a gorgeous family with some special news. The main card colour is Strawberry Creme by Lime Tree Craft, picked up at a craft fair and repeated for the lacey square die, the punched border (Tonic Studios Daisy Border), and the tag die (Joy…

Meditation spot

Meditation as a mental health strategy

Yesterday began fine, but then withdrawal set in from my weekend reduction in the SNRI I’m trying to wean off, and all I wanted to do was go back to bed and sleep. I felt tearful for absolutely no reason at all, but decided I wasn’t giving in to the “damn drugs!” and was going…

Teacher's Gift

Graduation… from nursery!

Kids asleep, double Corrie, hot Vimto, and a packet of Poppets, followed by 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown and a sneaky swig of the hubby’s Peroni – Friday night bliss!!! Thank the sun gods for the end of another hectic week, and sadly the end of an era at the boys’ nursery school.…

Tour de France

Tour de France 2014 – Grand Départ

Well what an exciting morning in our little village as Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014 made their Grand Départ and came right through Pool in Wharfedale! My eldest and I had a little recce at about 9am and decided we’d better take our spots for a good view! Next came the publicity caravan…

I Do

I Do and I Did it!

Monday mornings – bleurgh, when you wish you could rewind to the start of the weekend or fast forward to the next one! I’ve a poorly child tucked up to my right, grey clouds to my left, and 100 chores jumping up and down waving frantically all around me. I thought it was about time…

Birthday Car(d)

Birthday Car (d)

Would desperately like to blog tonight but for the last few days I have been starting to have some trouble with the switch from one antidepressant to another (SNRI to SSRI) and it is beginning to wear me out. I am getting some bothersome withdrawal symptoms from my latest reduction of the SNRI which is…

Father's Day Card

El Dia del Padre – Father’s Day

Hola! I’m slowly transitioning my return to English mode, freshly back from our sunny Spanish fiesta in Mallorca! What a beautiful place, and very peaceful. We enjoyed 30-35° Celcius and blue skies everyday in the little fishing village of Cala San Vincente. The boys have really enjoyed the experience, from their first trip in an aeroplane,…

Thank you

I think I’ve overworked my GP

It was a game of two halves last week, initially losing 0-2, and feeling very demoralised before the second half. The week started with rain, rain and more rain, which meant the boys and I were cooped up for the half term holiday; never a good idea. There was sad news everywhere I turned, which…

Baby Boy Card

New Baby & Oscar the Cat

Roll on winter…. Naaaaa, only joking! Waking up to a warm, sunny morning is much preferable to those cold, dark, horrid winter mornings; the only problem is, no matter how many blackout blinds and curtains I put up, the sun peeps round the gaps VERY early. Which of course gives the children the impression it…

Scooter Boy Birthday Card

Four Times Two

Tuesday already, thank goodness, as I’ve had a rocky couple of days but seem to have woken up brighter again this morning. Not sure why though as we seemed to be having an all night party with our two last night, I think we’ve had 8 hours sleep between the four of us. There’s going…