Here are the pics of our night at Orford, the rooms at the Jolly Sailor were lovely, with all the little touches that make it special, once we'd fathomed out how to use the new fangled coffee maker (whats wrong with a kettle and tbag!?) and found the Country Living magazines
Friday, 18 December 2009
The Snow Queen came to visit us last night, i had to abandon my trip out and go to a nearby place for Mulled Wine instead, which was no hardship really.
Monday, 14 December 2009
It's that time of year, the time to treat yourself to a night in a lovely village pub, put your walking boots on and discover the surrounding country side, before settling in front of the with a hot toddy or two.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
We (and the customers) are managing to keep toastie in the shop with a range of Winter Warming Drinks and Nibbles. The shop is smelling of Toasted Waffles, Warm Brownies and Hot Chocolate. MMMMMMMM
Monday, 7 December 2009
ok i'm not sure what is happening to my blog at the moment, i was trying to put a nice background on it but it didn't seem to work. If you have any top tips about how to do this please share!!!
Meanwhile i will muddle on and see if i can come up with something...
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
My how the days fly by. In honor of it being the first day of December today there was a little patch of frost on the roof opposite my house.
The fires seem to have been burning continuously for about 3 weeks now, but at least the house is warm, and i have managed not to put the heating on yet this winter :)
I miss my bike in the winter, as i hate cycling in the wind.
So it will probably stay in the garage apart from the odd jolly to the pub
Friday, 27 November 2009
It has occurred to me that i really haven't shown off my Crafty goodies, i do like to make people gifts for Birthdays/Christmas and this year i have made a few things. I'm not going to show you those as you never know who is peeking!, but here are a few pics of some things I've made in the past:
Thursday, 26 November 2009
I have to confess that when Hubbie goes out on a Tues night i am guilty of finding what he would call 'American Trash' TV to watch. I light the fire, get my blanket and settle in for a cosy night of indulgence without any moaning about 'what on earth are you watching'
This seasons Gossip Girl is particularly appealing, since we've got back from NYC i find myself looking behind the characters to see where they are, and if I've been there.
Monday, 23 November 2009
It's dark and rainy this morning, but what better excuse do i need to cosy up by the fire with Blanket & Book?
I got some cheap fairy lights from Tesco last week, for only a pound! I think they will be a pernanent fixture on the mantle piece, i love them.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
When you thought you could dig to Australia, with a spade that was almost as big as you!
This is a pic i've got up in the kitchen of Kevin when he was a wee lad.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I haven't told you about my new toy, in the shape of a sewing machine that my mum gave me. It used to belong to my Gran and i've been having fun playing with it.
This is the first thing i've made with a sewing machine scince high school, and although it just looks like a few triangles on a piece of binding, to me it's much more than that!
Monday, 9 November 2009
I've been waiting and waiting.... patiently scince August.
It is so popular that Amazon sold out straight away, but at last i have it. Even though i had to wait an extra day as i missed the postie and it wouldn't fit through my letter box:(
That extra day was long..
I'm halfway through it, and i'm sure there
will be many cold winter days sat at the computer looking at all the featured blogs, i can hardly wait.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I'm wondering if we will get any snow this winter? Proper snow. Not the stuff that turns to mush in the blink of an eye, but real sledging snowman building snow which, when piled up at the end of the drive way, the mountains are bigger than a small person.
This type of snow we had when i was little and living in the north of England.
Sometimes i wonder, were the snow piles really that big? Or was i just really small?The pic above is my littlest niece in the snow one scottish winter. Thats exactly what snow should look like isnt it?
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Still catching up with what we've been doing in the Blog absence..
The very same day that we landed back in England after our fabulous trip to NY, we hopped in the Reo and went to Henham Steam Fair.
This is a show we go to every year so didnt want to miss out on. Even though we were sooo tired, we slept for 13 hours straight on the first night, after being up for something like a zillion.
But it was worth it as we got to see the pretty Steam Engines..
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Thought i'd share some more photos of the hol.. we were very lucky with the weather the sun shone every day, there was just about half an hour of rain on our last morning.
Central Park is bigger than you can ever imagine, we walked around it for about 2 hours and only saw a tiny corner, but we did find this little slice of heaven nestled in there somewhere.
The Tavern on The Green is a lovely place, full of Chandeliers, lacy table cloths and bone china inside and the trees are decked with lanterns and fairy lights outside. We went in the day but it would be great to go there in the evening when all the lights are on,
Above is us enjoying afternoon tea.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Ohmygooodness where have the months gone?
It's been a bit of a blur of wellie's, camping, bonfires and green stuff, oh and i've been making and selling the odd scoop of ice cream too! :)
Life is indeed fine and dandy and now it's the cooler days of autumn where i get to breeeeeath a little.
Oh and how could i forget, there was the little trip to New York City with our friends Simon and Rachel. The City that Never Sleeps. Oh so true, especially when there's only 5 days to see it all...
Monday, 10 August 2009
While we were on hol we had quite a lot of sunshine, but the rain did come and find us, one afternoon, which turned the tracks around the site to mud
As they say there's no such thing as bad weather...just the wrong clothes :)
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Last week was 'that time of year' for us. The time when we travel to the War & Peace Show in Kent. To sit in 500 acres of field, surrounded by thousands of military machines, from WW1 right up to modern.
The boys spend every day rummaging through rows and rows of green, greasy bits of metal in the hope that they will find just the right part for there vehicle, at the right price.
Us girls spend a lot of time lounging about in the sun (when it's out) gossiping, sipping Pimms, and well generally being on holiday.
Here are some of the sights i saw whilst walking about:
Saturday, 11 July 2009
I've been rummaging through charity shops looking for plates. I like the 'mismatched' plate thing and want to get some for the house and the Reo.
This is the pile i have so far.
The four on the top of the pile were out of mum's cupboard :)
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Apart from sitting in fields looking at green things i have been buying a few summery items from charity shops lately:)
Here is a skirt i got today for the bargain price of 3.00, it's knee length so maybe i will get my legs brown.. You can't see on the pic but it has sparkly bits in the pattern, and you know, who dosn't love a bit of sparkle..
And this dress is a favourite already, it's a bit creased as i've washed it and not ironed it yet. This was 5.99 but it was brand new with the tag still on, would have been 26.00 so a bargain as well i'm sure you will agree.
Both these will be coming away in the lorry with me for the sunny weekends ahead..
Both these will be coming away in the lorry with me for the sunny weekends ahead..
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
My first weekend away of the year was at Debache Airfield, it rained on and off, but we were nice and cosy in the Reo! We all got dolled up for the Hanger Dance on the Saturday night:
This pic below was us on the way to the Hanger:
And here is a pic of our little camp
Below is a pic of what i was up to most of the time, especially Sun as it rained a lot, sitting inside, listening to the rain beating down on the roof of the Reo, Woodburner lit, book in hand, and a glass of wine nearby.