Wednesday, 29 February 2012


It's finally staring to look like spring.
The crocus and daffodils are budding and the
mornings are getting lighter.
It certainly helps lift the mood don't you think?

Friday, 24 February 2012


it was year ago today that my dearest mother passed away 
on what was her 80th birthday.

x I miss you mum x
24th February 1931 - 24th February 2011

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

mmmmm marni for H&M

Well these little pieces set the studio a-flutter the other day.
Marni's collection for H&M is beautiful.
will just have to sharpen our elbows and get straight 
to the front of the queue.....
images via one98one

Monday, 20 February 2012

a quiet weekend

Lots of things going on (some good, some not so)

Found these little vintage lost property tickets and 
they're just lovely.
Reading through them, it seems gentlemen mostly forgot 
football boots and ladies mislaid handbags and brollies

x happy monday everyone x

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Downton Abbey cut-outs

These little gems can be printed out and you can have 
yourself your very own little Downton Abbey drama 
on your kitchen table.

Friday, 17 February 2012

out and about

half-term photos.............
we've had fun kids, now it's time to go back to school so
I can clean the house ;-)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

my funny valentine

these really made me laugh 
(and I love the typography)

(ps happy 24 years Mr C x)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

friday bloody friday!

What a blummin' day that was!!!

It started with a broken boiler and no heating with temperatures in the minus bracket and thick snow outside!  Great timing!  Mr Plumber arrived with an aroma of a thousand B&Hs.  He didn't have the 'part' but would pop back after 4 to fix us.

I joined Mrs G and Ivy the whippet for a trot in the snow.  It was a lovely trudge made all the better because the golfers were tucked up in their clubhouse.  I decided to throw a stick for Ivy and a second later she let out an ear-piercing scream; the stick was stuck in her throat.  I keep getting flashbacks......there was a lot of blood, an awful lot.  I tried to open her jaws but she was terrified and bit through my finger and chomped at another.  The poor thing was choking and we were in the middle of nowhere.  Phone signals were intermittent and we were very worried. Together we managed to carry her shaking little body to the car.  The vet rushed her through and she had an emergency operation to remove the stick.  I promptly broke down and handed my bleeding hand over to the vet.  She washed my paw and bandaged me up with what looked like a 'Beano' bandage.  She apologised for the dressing but she was only used to dressing cats and dogs not crying women.

We then headed for a two hour stretch at the A&E.  Started feeling very shaky so our lunch was a twix and a twirl from the vending machine (luxury!)  The lovely young nurse bathed my paw and dunked it iodine which made me stick to the ceiling! HELL FIRE! She told us I was not the first dog bite she'd dressed that day.  Apparently a young chap had come in with a dog bite on his old chap, WHAT THE????? Really, WHAT THE???  He must have eaten the ceiling tiles after his iodine bath.  I left with a bucket of antibiotics, a sling and a tetanus, diptheria and polio jab.

Back to the vet to pick up a VERY sad looking little velveteen dog.  She went to her bed and whimpered.  Poor poor little thing.  She had to have her tongue stitched up and she too has a bucket of antibiotics to take and the vet gave her the 5inch stick back as a little trophy.  I'm so sorry my little paddy-pawed friend.  I hope you soon feel better and we can go once more a-trudging in the snow xx 

An expensive day all round really, a £320 vet bill and £300 for a new boiler part! 

Friday, 10 February 2012

little houses

I have a soft spot for miniatures.
These little houses fit the bill nicely

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

patterns patterns patterns

I love anything patterned and these geometric 
beauties are just fab.

Friday, 3 February 2012

football crazy, football mad

well I'm not but my two boys are.
These fantastic footballing hero posters are just fab.
I wouldn't mind these adorning teen-boy's walls

sucker for soccer by zoran lucic

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

fffffffirst of fffffebruary.......

and it's fffffffffreezing!

Slippers - check, hot water bottle - check, hot laptop - check, 
hot lap - check, 3rd cup of tea - check.....
now need to work work work!

Here's a beautiful vintage Bjorn Wiinblad 'February' plaque 
(on my wishlist)

Thanks Chris Evans for playing Dean Martin this morning and getting me motivated.