Five Images

Five images to share with you whilst I’m away splashing about on the Thames…

1. I love the childlike innocence of this drawing. And I really should start eating kiwi again! Follow the link to Sonicos! flickr for more cute illustrations.

2. I have no idea where I found this Pooh image but I LOVE the quote.

3. Love this tree image by Kailey Lang. Pop over & check out her DeviantArt.

4. So so true. When will we learn the impact we are having on our planet? Will we ever manage to stop being such a throwaway society?

5. Me (aged 16) & my brother (approx 11/12) near the Thames Barrier in London a million zillion years ago. Check out my pink jelly shoes!

Don’t forget about the August giveaway guys!

2 day mini-break

Drummer Boy & I are departing on a trip in one of these today…

Yep, we’ve hired a houseboat out for two nights & are off down the Thames!

We’re very excited… we’ve bought tons of provisions & charged our cameras & phones. Fingers crossed for the weather!

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PS. It looks as though the worst of the rioting is over. My heart goes out to those in Manchester who had an awful night last night 😦

PPS. Don’t forget the August giveaway!

August Giveaway

This months giveaway is a needle-felted brooch with two vintage owl buttons made by none other than me… It’s about 2″ x 3″ & will look very cute on your jacket or bag!

To be in with a chance to win make sure you’re a follower & just leave me a comment to say “hi” on this post!

Giveaway will close on 15th August.

Foodie Friday



One happy family. 

Cauliflower Macaroni Cheese. 

The recipe I used is in Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals.

After dinner I got Alia to pick a name out of a hat for July’s Giveaway & the winner is… LAKOTA!

(Email me with your postal address please Lakota x)
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Pink Wednesday

  The giveaway winner is Gina!!!!! I need a postal address for you young lady. One package winging it’s way to Oz!!!! Still a very busy week guys plus we’re coming up to Easter… hope you’ve got great plans!
See previous Pink post here x

Work overload

Yesterday I pulled an all-dayer helping open up a new restaurant (not McDonalds!!! just love this 1960’s ad) & today I have another all-dayer so I’m afraid this week I’m skipping Sunday Sweetness. Don’t worry I’ll fix you all up with a good dose of Pink in the next couple of days! Don’t forget if you leave a comment in Saturday’s post you have a chance to win the surprise giveaway!!!

Beautiful Cherry On Top

So how amazed was I when I logged in & saw that the lovely Rebecca had left me a comment to tell me that she had picked me for a Beautiful Cherry On Top Blogger Award! (She has amalgamated the Beautiful Blogger Award with the Cherry On Top Award)! I would like to pass it on to the following 3 as I think that they are all beautiful blogs… 1. Kisses and Cross Stitches…. 2. Holy Comfort! & 3. Postcards from Dreamland. Thank you Rebecca it is so nice to get these! Speaking of other bloggers, todays photo colourfest is for Chelsea (favourite colour = purple on lime green) & Alex (favourite colour = yellow) hope you enjoy it girls! My second proudest moment this week (after getting theses awards of course!) was on Thursday evening when I cooked dinner for Mr J. He loves meatballs & I found a great recipe for Moroccan meatballs so I had a go & they turned out yummy! I served them with cous-cous stuffed peppers & a salad of Rocket, Watercress, Parsley & Coriander. The meatballs themselves were simply minced lamb, garlic & parsley but I simmered them in tinned tomatoes, ground cumin, ground coriander & cayenne pepper with more garlic (I love garlic!) & fresh coriander & they tasted great. So so simple & Mr J was over the moon! I could almost be a Domestic Goddess 😉 PS. To celebrate my surprise award I’m going to have a surprise giveaway! I shall pick a winner from those of you that leave a comment on this post to receive a surprise bundle through the post… Good Luck! xox