Friday, 30 September 2011

only a thing a mother could love

This beautiful little half blind ginger seal cub was
spotted on Tyuleniy Island, Russia.
It has melted my cheesie heart.......
can i have him.......can i, huh?

Thursday, 29 September 2011

when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie

THAT'S AMORE.........
We walked down the aisle to this and it always makes 
me smile when I hear it.
(I'm Deano's biggest fan)!

Rose: Do you love him, Loretta? 
Loretta Castorini: Aw, ma, I love him awful. 
Rose: Oh, God, that's too bad. 

It's also the theme tune for one of my all time 
favourite films, Moonstruck.......

image via the bookworm 07

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fifteen years ago it was a very sunny day in Portmeirion.
Happy anniversary Mr Cheese

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

pictogram music posters - viktor hertz

Viktor Hertz, a swedish graphic designer, has created these
brilliant pictogram music posters.
AND they're all available to buy!

Monday, 26 September 2011

feeling sleepy.........

This bedding from Austrailian designers
Bed Toppings made me smile.

Just look at the chocolate one..........sweet!

bed toppings

Friday, 23 September 2011

cycle for 'victory for autism'

A close friend of ours, and his lycra-clad brothers, are
cycling 60 miles this sunday through the kent borders and
along the sussex coast to raise money for
'Victory for Autism'
in aid of
The National Autistic Society.
Their six year old son was diagnosed with autism in 2008.
This is a photo of him showing them how it's done.

Go team G and don't forget your vaseline! x

If you would like to donate to this wonderful charity then
just click the link below

(Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's
behalf where the donor is eligible for this)

virgin money giving - national autistic society

The National Autistic Society is the UKs leading charity for people affected by Autism. Over half a million people in the UK have autism. Together with their families they make up over two million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. Despite this, autism is still relatively unknown and misunderstood. Which means that many of these two million people get nothing like the level of help, support and understanding they need. Together, we are going to change this.

have a nice weekend

some fizz and chocolate, what could be better?

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

paul smith - tinker tailor soldier spy

Sir Paul Smith has designed a series of four silk screened 
posters to celebrate the realease of Tomas Alfredson's film, 
Tinker Tailor Soldier, Spy.
The posters are in numbered editions of 50 and are 
signed by Sir Paul Smith.  
Each prints retails at £100 and all profits go to 
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

pub quiz night at the Lamb with The Lambettes

What can I say?
After a proper tasty curry and a pint of lager it was time for our brand new team to sit poised with biro at the ready to take on the seasoned pub-quizzers.


We had decided on the 'Lambettes' after much debate (we had toyed with 'Barlow's Bitches' (Gary NOT Ken), 'The Tenna Ladies', 'The Silence of the Lamb' and 'Is-it-hot-in-here-or-is-it-just-me'). However, we should have called ourselves 'The Sopping Wets' after accidently spilling 2 glasses of wine and a pint of lager over ourselves (Mrs Littler had to go home and change as she couldn't sit in wet pants)!
Eeeeee what an evening. The picture round was by far the hardest I've ever come across (see evidence above). Bands from the 90's. What the f***! We gave it our best shot and even managed to name Chumbawumba and Hanson (plucked from nowhere). We handed our shredded, booze-soaked answers to the smug team behind us and sat and giggled like a bunch of teenagers high on Wikked!
We came a very respectful 6th (out of 8), and we beat the smugs next door by 2 points (ha ha).
So next month we'll be better prepared and don our pac-a-macs and behave like the sensible middle-aged mothers that we are...........yeah right!

Answers please for the above.

image via google

Monday, 19 September 2011

a brush with fame.......(well sort of)!

In the last few weeks my family and I have been on the front cover of the autumn newsletter for The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted and taken part in a photo shoot for the Saracens Rugby team as they're trying to raise £100,000 for the Hospice (to be shown on the big screen at all Saracen's games).
The Saracens in drag for Dame for a Laugh

However, today's little brush with fame has made me really laugh.

I had an appointment in Mount Vernon as part of my ongoing sign off for my masectomies this afternoon.  As I walked towards the little outbuilding for my appointment I saw tv cameras through the window.  Oh b****r I said out loud as the automatic doors slid open and there I am standing like a numpty watching Joe Swash (of celebrity bug eating fame) present an old man called Len a truck full of plants as a surprise for all the hard work he'd done for the hospital and hospice.  There was no getting away from the situation.  I was trapped! So whatever Mr Swash was filming, I apologise for the loud sliding door, my fat gawping chops, the squeaky door on the loo (where I tried to escape to) and lastly for walking into you continuity shot outside the main door as I left...........oops!
Well done Len!

hospice of st francis

Downton Abbey V Spooks

Which one did you watch?

Ours was a Downton house (huge fan of Dame Maggie)
but I'll be watching Spooks tonight
(well it's rude not to)

Oh and didn't they do well at the Emmy Awards last night too!

image via the guardian

Liberty Rocks fabric

For it's Autumn/Winter collection Liberty have teamed up with wonderful musicians and artists to create a collection of music-inspired designs.  Musicians such as Graham Coxon (Blur), Florence Welch and Edwyn Collins and artists with links to music such as Storm Thorgerson and Mark Mawston have produced a fantastic selection of beautiful fabrics.

I feel a shopping trip coming on...............


Saturday, 17 September 2011

places I'd rather be.........#1

 Here would do nicely thank you!

(not Sports Direct - land of nylon, with large-haired eldest 
and lovely godson in search of football boots, gum shields, 
shin pads and shiny footy tops).

Friday, 16 September 2011

etsy love - handy maiden

Just look at these little fellas...............

Thursday, 15 September 2011

funny little notes

My fluffy youngest has a note writing hobby.
We find them everywhere (stuck to the fridge, on the bedroom door,
by the kettle and under my nose when I'm on the phone).
I've started saving them as they really make me smile.
This is the latest one which had me in hysterics.
Her piano teacher isn't that formidable!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

treasure hunting - vintage craft book

I love these illustrations from this tatty little book

Monday, 12 September 2011

'great tits' - breakthrough for breast cancer t-shirt

Well this little t-shirt has caused quite a stir!

I personally think it's funny and it appeals to my sense of humour.  Following chemotherapy and radiotherapy, I'm going through the process of having a double masectomy and to be honest this doesn't offend me.
I have to say if it draws attention to this charity and all the good it does for women (and men) suffering with this terrible disease then surely that's a good thing.
I completely understand that this t-shirt will offend some but maybe if you don't want to buy it then just donate the price of it to this worthy charity.

marimekko - naamat prints

The Naamat print design faces by Marimekko designer 
Maija Louekari for Flow Festival are just amazing.
I want them all.