Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Busy Life

Hello! It's been a while since my last post! Life is going very fast at the moment what with my new job, brownies and running the kids around. I have also been going to a personal trainer twice a week in a bid to loose some weight. Last week it was so hard I was nearly sick on her floor! So i'm not looking forward to tomorrow's session, my muscles have just recovered from last week!
The good news is that I finally got my new kitchen table after many months of whinging at DH! And it's fab, all I need now is the Aga to go with it - lol.

Off to simply create at the weekend for a post Christmas party. Have tons to prepare for it but havn't even started. Looks like i'll be busy for the next couple of nights. Really looking forward to it though, always lovely thing to drool over at the shop, and nice people to spend the day with.

Monday, 18 January 2010

I love hearts!

Looking around my house I have just realised how hearts have taken over! I know I am drawn to them in shops but i didn't realise i had sooooo many. here are just some.


Here's to Valentine's Day!! I have ordered a Tando heart wreath, I'll let you know how I get on with it.

PS This is my first multiple photo upload, it doesn't seem to have worked that well! Bear with me!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Oooo! Look what I got today at M&s! A new ironingboard cover that was long overdue. Shabby chic and pink - just my thing!
Went into Union Square today for lunch as it is Greg's birthday. We ended up in 'Spurs' a steak resturant with a kids play area. I love places that cater for the kids as it means that everyone can enjoy thier meal! Is it just me though or is Union Square a bit over rated?! I didn't go any where near Hobby craft though - well it is his birthday! Lol!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Home at last!

Well, mum arrived home this morning and has taken the news about the house very well considering. She slipped in the airport and has hurt her ankle so I think she was more concerened about that than the house at the time. She went down after lunch to have a look and although upset I think she was too jetlagged to really think about it.
Greg managed to get my car out the drive today which is great news as if you know me I'm not good being at home all the time, I get bored easily and suffer from cabin fever! I like to be busy which is just as well as that's how we'll be all week!
Parents get keys to rental property on Tuesday so I'll be helping with the move. I was going to get a personal trainer this month to kick start the weight loss, but what's the point? I'll be doing enough weight lifting and running around I won't need one. Also when my dad moves out I'll automatically loose a stone by not drinking - he's a bad influence!!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Flood plans

Well, not sure it gets any better just some plans made now. Chem dry are coming to remove carpets tomorrow so hopefully it will stop raing inside the house. I went(with help from Kirsti - thank you) to see a rental property this morning. It looks fine and it's furnishd so at least when mum comes home sunday she will have somewhere to go. Although they are welcome to stay here, thats okay for short term, everyone needs space. I have washed and dried bags and bags of clothes for the past two days. Every piece of clothing is saturated. I just wish the snow would stop now so I can get moving with the stuff. It has snowed so much this avo that I prob wouldn't make it out the drive.

I did plan to write this blog to find the positives in life, at the moment I can't see them!! At least no-one is hurt, just heartbroken.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Water everywhere

My poor dad arrived home from Australia this morning to be faced with burst pipes. The whole house is a mess. It seems to have burst in the loft and been filling up before washing away the ceilings below. I think most of their furniture as well as the walls and ceilings will need replaced. I have never seen anything like it.
It will be a long day tomorrow, after the insurer has been we can see what can be salvaged. We havn't told my mum, she is still in Oz. I feel terrible, I should have checked the house more often.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Back to normal!

Spent the day doing the food shopping and taking down the Christmas decs. Doesn't the house feel bare when it's all gone? It's been a long two weeks probably because we couldn't go anywhere due to the snow, but it was nice to spend some time together. One more day then it's back to normal running around like an idiot!
I'm not making any New Year Resolutions as I always break them, but I am going to try very hard to loose some weight. I will try hard not to have so many Hazelnut Lattes or eat too many almond croissants! Costa will feel the pinch but hopefully I will not, as I'm sure it is far, far more than an inch!
Tommorow i'm going to attempt to add a picture - I can hear you a laughing at me!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

My first post!

Hello and welcome to my little piece of blogland! I have spent the past two weeks reading other blogs and have loved every minute of it! I am soooo nosey! I love checking our other people's homes, passions and indulgences and hope that you will enjoy checking mine out too!!
Please be patient with me though, I am not that great on the old computer and will have to learn as I go!!