Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Holiday pics

Thought it was about time I blogged again (before I get told off, again!!!).

We had a fantastic half-term holiday last week in a gorgeous, traditional Welsh cottage. It's a place we're visited many times now.

My MIL is Welsh and her mum was brought up in a tiny village between Caernarfon and Pwllheli. In her day there were 7 cottages, all inhabited by the families of workers from the adjacent quarry. Now there are just 3 cottages remaining, owned by Lady Sainsbury and maintained by a lovely local family. The cottages have such a lovely, welcoming feel to them - probably as they are so old-fashioned, just like stepping back in time by about 50 years.

Each cottage has a colour theme - red, blue or yellow - this applies to the decor, cushions, cutlery, crockery etc. This time we stayed in the red cottage. Thie views are amazing, especially on Thursday when we had an amazing storm.

Here are a few pics (L-R the terrace of cottages, the view from the bedroom on a misty morning, the view from the hillside behind the cottages) more to follow tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Diwali cards

Yesterday afternoon I was asked by Sian's friends mum (Teaching Assistant at school) to make 3 Diwali cards for one of the teachers. Oh, and could I make them by this afternoon......

I 'googled' for some images and managed to pull together 3 cards and the teacher loved them. Just had a phone call tonight from the Teacher asking if I can make another 5 or 6 by the end of the week as one of the other teachers has 'acquired' the ones I made for her. Good job I've not got plans for tomorrow night LOL

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


After the gymnastics comp we travelled to Blackpool to see the Illuminations. We found a lovely little restaurant for tea and Sian's eyes totally lit up when she saw this strawberry pavlova - how could we resist letting her have it :)

Monday, October 09, 2006

More competition pics

Blogger wouldn't allow me to upload any more pics in the last post so here are a few from the Vault :)

Sorry about the poor quality photo's. We weren't allowed to use a flash and the shutter speed probably needed increasing :)

Gymnastics competition

Yesterday saw Sian taking part in her first gymnastics competition - The Cheshire and Merseyside Floor and Vault County Championships.

She did really well for her first comp and had no sign of nerves. She vaulted well (considering she's not heavy enough yet to make the springboard 'spring' LOL) and did amazingly on her floor routine - she remembered 95% of it.

As a whole, the club did really well. All of the girls had a fantastic day, they tried their best and we came away with loads of medals. Roll on Milton Keynes next May.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I've been Tagged

by the lovely Diz so here goes:

The rules are: List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets.Tag 5 friends and list them. Then, those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people.

1. I'm totally freaked out by frogs. Just writing the word on here is making my skin crawl! Even a stupid little cartoon frog makes me cringe..... I know it's irrational, but that still doesn't make it any better.

2. I love Cheshire Cheese and Strawberry jam sandwiches. No other cheese/jam combo does the job

3. I hate wearing socks/tights (even in the winter) and would go barefoot permanenty if I could

4. My craft room has to be totally tidy before I start doing anything - I just can't work in clutter

5. My daughter has to wear knickers that match her outfit. I wonder where she gets that one from.......

As loads of people have now been tagged by this I'm just going to pass it on to 3 - Yllas, Gallifrey and Tree :)