Thursday, 19 August 2010

Family Day Out

Hello there, I am so sorry that I have been away for a while. It wasn't planned, I got a wee bit bogged down with summer holidays and life and found myself with no time to blog.

The girls have still got two weeks left of the hols and as much as I love them and love having them around they do nothing but bicker and fight. I know there is a big age gap, 7 years, but I still think that they should get along better. 

In an effort to entertain them and stop the bickering my friend and I took them for a day out. The plan was to go to Chester Zoo and to take a nice picnic with us. The weather however was against us, as we got closer to the the zoo the very large black clouds grew larger and more menacing. As we got to about 5 miles away the heavens opened and it rained buckets. 

Ever the optimists we arrived at the zoo and decided to try to sit it out by having a drink and a picnic in the car (not how we planned it) but the rain persisted so it was time for plan B. 

Swimming with sharks!!!!

Brave aren't we?

Look at those teeth!!

Only kidding, we actually went to the Blue Planet Aquarium and walked the amazing tunnel where the sharks were swimming over our heads. Thankfully my littlest one wasn't afraid of the sharks, she did however get very scared of a photograph of a Piranha! This meant that she spent that part of trip clinging onto me very tightly making it impossible for me to take piranha pics. 

Here are some of the other creatures that we saw....


Plenty of fish

I liked this chap.

This guy didn't move for the whole time that we were there.

Strange fish eggs, you could see them moving inside.

Camera shy shark

Snakes, my biggest fear, I was very brave.

This one wouldn't show his face.

The oh so cute Otters that make really sweet squeaky noises.

And finally, the jellyfish. I found these guys so fascinating they were really quite magical.

If you have made it this far then Thank you! A great day was had by all and not one argument was had between the girls!

I will try to blog again soon, if not normal blogging will resume in September. Take care peeps and I hope you have a good summer.

Friday, 6 August 2010

C'est Fini !!!!!

Hello, how are you today? I hope that you have had a good week.

I managed to finish the blanket!!!! Yeah!!!! It wasn't too bad really perhaps because it is quite small. Ok, so I did start to get a little bit frustrated about 3/4 of the way through but I persevered. I was determined to complete it instead of putting it down and forgetting about it.

It made my admiration for the many people out there who make many blankets grow even stronger. I do so love a crochet blanket but do not love the amount of time that they take to make.

Anyhoo, here it is, I still would like to add a couple of doilies but I am just so glad that the blanket part is done....

I now need to wash it and hope that it will soften up a wee bit. Then I will add the doilies.

I hope you have a good weekend, see you soon.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

This week and last

Hello my dears, I hope you are well.

If you read last weeks post then you will know that the weather has been rather dire around here and has made it difficult to for me take any pictures of my thrifty finds. So for this weeks post I have picked the best of the finds from this week and last to put into one post. So without further ado....

I love the design on this Midwinter Stylecraft plate.

A retro tea set, again I love the design.

A Hornsea Pottery tea pot, I haven't seen this design before but will be looking out for more.

A chintzy saucer and embroidered tablecloth.

A wee Sadler teapot.

Another great design on this toffee tin. Such cute Poodles! Would you take the sticker off?

Some retro bedding that reminds me of when I was little.

A Meakin coffee pot to add to my collection.

Some pretty glassware.

And finally these sweet little row houses.

Hopefully the weather will pick up this week as we are now in the second week of the school holidays and haven't really been able to do much. 

I hope that you have an interesting and thrifty week. To see what other people have found please go to see Sophie.