Friday, March 28, 2008

another tag...

A while ago Caireen tagged me for a 4 things meme. I have only just got around to doing it.

4 movies I'd watch again:


Finding Neverland

Moulin Rouge


4 places I've lived:





4 tv shows I watch:

Ashes to Ashes (just finished)

Flight of the Conchords (long finished, but i have the cd!)

Gavin and Stacy (just discovered)

Hotel Babylon (for trash fix!)

4 places I've been:

Barcelona, Spain

Carnac, Brittany

Lucca, Tuscany

Mount Sinai

4 people I email:


Ali (our publisher)



4 things to eat:

black olives

Blackberry and Apple crumble

homemade leek and potato soup with crusty bread (buttered)

'Divine' Chocolate, or as my youngest calls it, ‘Delightful’ chocolate.

4 places I'd rather be :

relaxing in bed

spending time in the garden on a warm summer’s day

snuggled up on the sofa with my family watching a film

on the top of a mountain with the breeze in my hair, the warm sun on my face and not a care in the world.

4 things to look forward to:

Sept and book release date!

moving into my home studio

the warmer weather returning

spending time in the garden.

4 people to tag:





Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter weekend

Well, the Easter Bunny did visit our house on Sunday or i should say garden. A little hunt took place at 6am i kid you not and the girls collected lots of chocolate eggs which had been put in various amusing places.

Two years ago Alice and i made some little Easter bags with appliqued bunnies on the front. My girls use theirs to gather the tasty finds.

Once collected they lined up all the eggs and shared them out evenly. They know the Easter Bunny would be fair and they are pretty loving sisters (most of the time).

We are now back at school for just under a fortnight then off for a 2 week Easter break.. a bit confusing but hopefully by the time the kids break up the weather will be better for getting out in the garden to do some serious veg planting.

Hope your weekends were good.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

wishing you a very....

This is what greeted me this morning when i came downstairs.
The girls had been busy creating this Easter message from the geomagnets.

Hope your Easter break is filled with happiness and chocolate.
We are hoping for a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A giveaway and a breakaway

The giveaway first.
Drawn by my two girls at the Dinner table on Sunday. The name they both pulled out together was......

Congratulations to Emma at Sew Recycled. I will send you the little springtime bundle.

Thank you to all who left a comment guessing correctly that it was indeed a galvanised watering can, roseless but nevertheless perfect and it arrived displaying a tag with 'C1940's ' on it. Amanda said she couldn't resist it especially the 40 bit... she's just rubbing it in... she's 40 next! I was thrilled with it especially as i know she would've loved to have kept it. x Thank you also to those who left a comment for the first time, it was nice to meet you. If i haven't thanked you already, i will be off to check out your blogs soon.

Secondly the breakaway.

Well i'm not going anywhere but life has been hectic and i feel shattered. I have been going to bed early this week and i really need it. That balancing act, me 'juggling all those balls' , well i guess i have dropped some, anyway i need to be kind to myself, not take on to much and hence the blog 'break...away'. I will be back as i do enjoy the little space we all share in blogsville. Until then enjoy the newness and hope of Spring and i leave you with a little bundle brought for me by my man who has just been to New York and found Purl Soho.

p.s. Alice and I are taking part in a FREE Open Day at RHS Wisley this Saturday 8th March 10.30am till 3.30pm. It's all to do with growing your own veg. For further details click here.