Friday, 28 February 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

It was my birthday at the beginning of the week, and I had the most lazy kind of day you could possibly imagine. I was treated to breakfast in bed, which was then followed by some lovely presents from my other half and the not so little people. My presents included some rather colourful spotty dotty new slippers and a selection of lovely smelly goodies from Lush ~ which I absolutely love.

As part of my present my Mum gave me a beautiful bunch of pink carnations ~ which I get every birthday, because that is the kind of flowers my Dad bought my Mum when I was born. I love that a simple gesture from my Dad to my Mum all those years ago is still being made by my Mum to me.

My daughter made me a wonderful birthday cake ~ a lemon Victoria sponge with a lemony mousse filling and decorated with my favourite green and yellow jelly sweeties. She is becoming quite a talented little baker and her cakes always turn out to be light and very moreish. But, then I suppose cake is always kinda moreish!

In the evening we all went out for a family meal to our local Chinese restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and I have to confess that I ate a bit more than I should have. I could have done with a wheelbarrow to help carry my stomach back up the road!

So that's me another year older but I don't think I would go as far as saying I was another year wiser. I had a wonderful day and was well and truly spoilt by my family:O)xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Half Term

It was Half Term here for us last week, and the week started off with a visit to the Dental Hospital for my daughter to have two baby teeth removed prior to having major orthodontic work done. As my daughter has a bad needle phobia, we were referred to a wonderful Paediatric dentist who specialises in dealing with children who get very upset about having any dental work done.

                                                             (Photo from Google Images)

To be honest, I didn't really think that we would ever get these teeth out. This was our third attempt at trying to persuade her to get it done. However, on Monday, I witnessed the most amazing piece of dentistry that I had ever seen. This wonderful Paediatric dentist had the most calming demeanour about him, and instead of using a conventional needle to numb the gums he used a special device called a "wand" which along with some gas and air, had my daughter relaxed enough to co-operate! The two baby teeth were successfully removed and we can all now breathe a BIG sigh of relief!

After Monday's ordeal, the rest of the holidays were all about relaxing and taking it easy. Like the rest of the country, the weather here has been very wet and windy, so we decided to spend a couple of days lounging about in our pyjamas, keeping warm and cosy, watching DVDs and eating large amounts of popcorn and chocolate. Which, in my book, certainly beats going to school any day of the week!  And talking of books ~ I have also managed to catch up with some of the lovely crochet books that I had borrowed from work ~ one of the perks of the job!

Later on this morning we are going to catch the train into Edinburgh ~ heading off for a pre-back to school treat to our nearest cinema to go and see the Lego Movie, which looks like it will be a lot of fun. There may even be MORE popcorn!

Tomorrow it will be back to school and our normal routine as usual :O)xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014


Enjoying some "me" time and sitting with my feet up reading the latest issue of Simply Crochet with a chocolate bun and a cup of tea in my new rainbow coloured stripy mug::

Enjoying watching my boy play with his toys, and loving that even though he is nearly twelve, he still loves to get lost in the world of Playmobil. In this very carefully arranged little scene, there has apparently been an "incident" and all the Playmobil police team are being briefed in the briefing room. Words can't describe how much I love small boys and the way they use their wonderful imagination!

Enjoying these pretty little yellow Tete a Tetes which only cost me a pound from the local supermarket ~
giving me a little glimpse of springtime and some much needed floral colour when the garden outside is feeling a bit wintery and bare::

Enjoying my recent delivery of soft and squishy Stylecraft Special DK ~ bringing me a new batch of blues for my Little Boy Blue Granny Stripe, and a selection of  blues, greens and neutrals for my newly started Seaside Squares Blanket, with a couple of extra brighter colours thrown in for good measure :O)xx