M’s Scrapbook Contest

Hello hello!! I am still alive!! The weather’s been great, the kids’ been busy and I’ve just been busy with them, house and photography. I am though itching to do lots of scrapbooking if nothing else!! Oh, and some sewing! In a month’s time we’ll be moving to a house just in the next village. We’ll miss our village but the girls will still be in the same school for a little bit longer, or Emma may move and Jovie stay – we’ll see, but there will be so many more positives at our new place than not and we’re

36 More Days

Until Jovie’s birthday party! And I’ve gone a bit overboard on the planning — but hey, what’s new {::SMILES} Jovie and I decided to do a fairy and pirate birthday party for her upcoming fourth birthday. Since we just decided a week ago, I moved the party back to the 15th instead of closer to the 4th of June (her birth day), so that I can prepare accordingly. Soooooooo, to make the party oh so pretty and fun, crazy mama here ordered over 600 yards of 6″ tulle to make six tutus, a few pom pom tulle decors, and tulle

Bits of News

Hi!! Been a bad… no, horrible, blogger and I really have no excuse. I could have spent the time but I didn’t. Instead I’ve been drinking tea, lattes, and gin and tonic, reading and messing about on the iPad during my spare time. I did though scrapbook and managed a few Jovie pages. Yay me {::SMILE}. Nothing complicated. A pretty pattern paper as the base and a few bits of embellishments and a splash of ink. Speaking of… Jovie has been doing sooooooooo well in terms of physical and mental development. She’s finally eating somewhat decently and getting noticeably bigger

Blogging + Friendship

I think if one’s not used to being active online, the idea of meeting somebody met online can be weird. But if one keeps virtually bumping into each other, meeting up in person just seems like the natural thing to do. After four plus years of online rendezvous, Ashley Newell and I finally met. It was short, but it was nice nonetheless. My only regret was not being able to show her and Mac around more! We did though hit a few spots and showed them a bit of the British country side. I’d LOVE to meet more of my

A Fabulous Day!

Yesterday was! Jovie had a successful full, and yes FULL, day at preschool and I got a lot done while she was learning and playing with many children her age and other adults besides myself. According to her, she did some painting, playing outside with some trucks, made play do, ate strawberries and asked her teacher to take her to the toilet. She was so proud of herself and very happy when I picked her up. And do note this: She didn’t cry when I dropped her off! As for myself… I got to drink tea peacefully, got some work