Tuesday, 28 September 2010



pretty,forest,light,surrealism,landscape,nature,outdoors-7309872db6bd9db2a86d8801647cc76f_h_thumbI do love Autumn.  After the busy summer I have a lot to look forward to :)

 292l2yx_thumbBeing based in the shop more in the Autumn season..(not so much travelling to the unit to make the ice cream…more serving hot waffles and coffee to the regulars..this means I will be walking (or cycling) through the park to work :)


I will be making a bigger dent in my to0-be-read-pile.


There will be coffee and breakfast with friends and family :)


Maybe even breakfast in bed? If i could persuade Mr D ;)


The opportunity to wear dresses and skirts with calf length boots always makes me smile.. I’m not really a flip flop kind of girl...much prefer tights, dresses and boots like these from www.joebrowns.co.uk :)


And while I’m there…..

Then in Nov I have a weekend of girlie fun planned with a road trip with my sister to see this lovely lady.


AKA Granny Burn :)

Yep, looking forward to October :)

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"

Friday, 24 September 2010

Favourite Places

One of my favourite places…


My bed :)

It rained.   Mr D was miles away at a big show looking at ‘things to do with wood’ :)


So i thought i would catch up with Iplayer

Actually watched 4 hours of Helicopter Heroes. Love that programme.



Well you may as well get comfy…if you’re gonna be there 4 hours….




Yes. One of my favourite places.  My bed. :)

Monday, 20 September 2010


It happens every year, at this time, after the busy weeks of the ice cream roller coaster AKA The Summer Holidays..i look at my house and think..


So last week i decided to make a start on the office.

This is not as posh as it sounds. The office in our house is the second bedroom. But with the lack of breeding genes/maternal instinct that there is here..we have made it the officecomefriendsplacetofallafteranightaout.

(ok you know this isn’t my pic but you get the jist….)


After filling my blue recycling bin so full that Mr D could hardly wheel it to the front of the house.. I was quite chuffed that i managed to condense two filing cabinets into one.

Which left space for the much wanted onmypart table for my sewing machine to sit on. Yippeeeee!!!

The office is not finished yet. By any stretch of the imagination. But i can dream.



I mean really, what self respecting crafter wouldn’t want a desk like those…!

So thats underway. Really need to start on The Books.

The Books multiply when i’m not looking. Seriously. If you turn your back they breed.



That’s what i tell Mr D anyway ;)

(Pics as usual from weheartit)

Friday, 17 September 2010

Camping & Dancing

We’ve taken the new wheels on a couple of camping trips lately, which have been fun.  The tent is a teeny tiny two man one which kept us cosy and warm :)


Why is it that men do the cooking on camping trips yet at home you can hardly get them to boil an egg??


Last weekend was a Beer Festival, where the boys played, there are pics, but not on my comp yet..

The question is..do you still dance like you did when you were 20 years younger?!

Trouble is, my brain doesn't realise that my body can’t do it without consequences.



Almost a week later, and my neck is still hurting!

Monday, 13 September 2010

11 years ago….


……Tomorrow I married my very own Mr D :) By Ullswater lake in Cumbria.

What a lovely day we had, with 25 of our closest friends and family


At that time, we didn’t have digital photos, & i have no scanner, so these are photos of photos..


How young do we look! :) And look at Mr D’s long hair!


Do you like my Bouquet? I wasn’t going to have one..but my Granny went and picked some greenery from the hills to add to a couple of roses, tied them with a blue ribbon & there you go!


Yep, we had some fun.. we stayed in our usual holiday place in the run up to the wedding, then we took the jeep to the west coast of Scotland to stay at Corsewall Light house. Recommended :)

The pic below is The Bungalow in Martindale. A fantastic secluded old hunting lodge that we would go to every year with a group of friends.  No TV no Electric, the water comes from the stream outside, and the place is lit with oil lamps, and the glow from the huge open fire of course :)



And this is the Light House. Bedrooms in Light houses are small, as you would expect, but we had the huge room outside with the big conservatory that we could watch the light from :)


We will be spending our Anniversary picking up Mother in law from Heathrow at silly-o-clock.. but then the day is ours..


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sympathy cards

Yesterday. I went to every single shop in town that sells cards. These days, there aren't many shops that don't sell cards, even if they are stuck in a corner by the till.
Generally I love cards. You could say I have a card fetish. Being the fan of snail mail that I am, I often buy nice cards when i see them and add them to my stash, so that i have them to post or give at a moments notice.

Sympathy cards, however are a different story. Why are they so crap?
I eventually bought one. Took it home. Wrote in it.
Today I fell out with it. Threw it away, and bought a different one.
Hoping it's appropriate. But are they ever?
And tomorrow I have to do it all again, for another family, different situation. Same crap cards.

I don't want to tell people that i will be praying for them. I don't pray.
I don't want them to remember the happy memories as i don't know if they have many.
I don't want to tell them that their loved one is in a better place and watching down on them, as who the hell knows if they are?
I just want to say how crap I feel for them.
Is that bad?

There's definately a gap in the market.

I can't be the only one that feels like this?

Friday, 3 September 2010

The Good Life

A friend has an allotment that he is finding hard to keep on top of by himself, so i thought i would give him a hand next year.  Allotments are like gold dust at the moment, it’s hard to get hold of one so i think it would be a shame to let him let it go.

I have no clue when it comes to growing veg/fruit, but I’m quite excited about learning all about it.  I think it will be good to get out in the mud haha!!

I have been finding inspiration


I wonder what he would think about me “Chic-ing “ up his shed!


I’ll have to get the Hunters out


Wouldn’t it be nice too, to grow my own flowers to put in my home instead of buying them from Tesco!?

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2009."The Sadolin Nature to Nurture Garden", by Sadolin Woodcare, in association with Philippa Pearson.

I’m pretty sure Mr D will be looking forward to me growing some of these.. :)


Do any of you grow your own produce?  Any tips?

I’m looking forward to starting!