Sunday, 27 June 2010

Two words...


I know I am typically British in moaning about the weather but right now I am too hot to care (lol).
What happened to early summer weather?
Do you remember when the weather got gradually hotter? 26C was considered very hot and those days were few and far between each year!
Warm days where you could go out and do anything without feeling like you were melting!
Now our seasons seem to have an on/off switch. Maybe mother nature finds it more energy saving to go from 1 extreme to the other? or maybe we're being punished for not looking after her earth too well.
We now wait a very long, very cold winter for a fairly short summer that is mostly far too hot to do anything much in.

Yes O.K I am very British.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Life is ....

Ok I have a confession to make... I watch Dr Who... every week with my kids, we sit down together and watch it (thats what I tell myself anyway) ...David Tennant was an amazing Dr, but I have managed to upset my 12 year old son by telling him that I think Matt Smith is my favourite Dr ever, he has a softer quality about him that i find quite amazing to watch, he has the quirkiness needed to be Dr Who but displays a much more tender side...
This weeks episode (Doctor Who Series 5 Vincent and the Doctor) has to be one of my favourites ever, overall very little cast in it and not full of the usual enemies, but great none the less (not sure my kids were as captivated as I was though lol)
I have found this video on youtube, been put together really well and has the sound from my favourite part in... if only I could live my life the same way...

The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.  x 

Monday, 17 May 2010

Signs of summer...

On a recent walk out we came across these glimpses of summer.....


I need to get my pencils out again soon I think :) 

Friday, 16 April 2010

Been a while....

...since I last blogged, I can't believe it was last month!
Its been the Easter holidays here for the last couple of weeks so the usual routine has been forgotten, though is now feeling very much needed, my son has had heat exhaustion for the last week after playing out way too much and not resting or drinking enough, so a lesson well and truly learned there for all of us! He has been very poorly but is now on the mend :)

I recently watched the ITV (uk) comedy/drama Married Single Other and really loved it, bought myself the download of the series and am hoping they bring out a soundtrack to it, as I loved that too :)
This was the theme song to the show :)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Good for the soul

In case you hadn't already kinda guessed I LOVE music, I can't think of a genre that I could say I don't like at all it just depends on mood and emotions at the time or attatched to the particular tune or song.
This song I was recently told to listen to by a good friend of mine, I now can't stop listening to it, anytime of day or night, no matter what my mood it makes me stop and listen to it, I love the different tempos and emotions it makes me feel whenever I listen and I seem to hear something different everytime.

I know this was from a film but I'm sure I've heard it before, and pretty sure I've not seen the film.... anyone know if its been used in anything else? advert maybe?

Monday, 29 March 2010

Busy weekend....

I have had a great weekend! On saturday I was taken out for the day to Winchester for a surprise day out... what I didn't realise was that one of my very best friends who lives more than 250 miles away had driven down to surprise me, we had a great day out, was so good to see him and catch up,it had been a long 18 months. :)

We'd also been on a shopping trip to Southampton the week before for my mums birthday, that was a great day too! I'm being spoilt :)
While we were out we stopped for a drink and my daughter wanted hot chocolate, the girl at the counter asked if cream and marshmallows were wanted - knowing my daughter I said yes... this is what she got!! (Wow)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Lazy Saturday :)

After a majorly long day yesterday shopping with my mum on her birthday I am today having a very lazy/relaxing day :)
I got myself some different clothes (For me) yesterday, trackie type trousers and a hooded top, I feel very young today in them lol, finally got some black nail varnish too, been wanting some of that for ages - I painted my nails a while ago and love them! :)

I keep listening to a song by JLS at the moment (far from the boy band loving stage of my life but like who/what I like because of the song/words or whatever, don't ever not like something without listening just because of who its by!) I love the video too, its kinda simple though the effects are really clever, you can see it here or via my favourites page

Hope you have a good weekend! :) x

Monday, 15 March 2010

Massive clear out!

Spring must be in the air, I am having a massive clearout of old stuff at the moment. Have already taken in 6 large bags to charity shops and after sorting out my wardrobe today I have 8 (yes 8) carrier bag fulls to give in, I was fed up of looking at an overly full wardrobe and thinking I have nothing to wear! So anything that was passed its best or didn't make me feel nice wearing it, has gone!
Its kinda pointless moving things out the way that i'll never use, so out it all goes! :)
Anyway I now have to finish putting everything that is staying back into my now quite empty wardrobe! :) x

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mothers Day

Today has been (is) Mothering Sunday in the UK. I have had a really lovely and busy day, I was woken by my 2 first thing this morning with tea and toast in bed, handmade cards and a handmade flower (pic to follow) from my daughter. I couldn't of asked or wanted for more, I don't need expensive 'things' to show me they love me, just to be remembered is more than enough. Its been a nice day here and overall the mildest (ha still FREEZING) so far, so I did a load of clearing up in the garden, and creosoted the fence :)

I hope everyone has had a nice day :)

My partner played me this song a while ago now when I was feeling a bit down... is rather fitting for Mothers Day too.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Useful and fun!

I went shopping last week and spotted these pencils while I was out - I think I've mentioned my painful  hands before and these are perfect to help me, the 'curly' looking bit is made of foam..making the pencils larger and therefore easier for me to hold! :)
Now I don't know if its just me but for some reason other than them being extremely useful for me I find these pencils pleasing to look at! (Am I mad? lol)

I know this pic is quite dark but I quite like the mood of it :)

Now all I have to do is get drawing with them!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Didn't have to wait... parents were in town today and picked my glasses up early for me (thank you! x) so I am now sat here blogging, without rubbing my eye, straining it AND I can see the screen (and everything else) SO much clearer! I am thrilled with them :)

I have a new current fave song that I love! I have added it to my youtube page but thought i'd put it here too, I love everything the song, the sound of it, the words and the video - Speak & Spell!!

Friday, 5 March 2010


Ok I know I shouldn't wish my life away but I am desperate for it to be monday now! Never have I wanted a weekend out of the way so quickly! Monday morning I collect my glasses and can finally get on with various tasks and hobbies that i've stopped for a while knowing my eyes weren't quite right.

I've had a really croaky throat for the last few days, lost my voice completely for a while yesterday morning (some others were happy about that I think lol), today it is getting better though; I am more confident that my voice will hold for a whole sentence!

I have been searching for quotes and stuff (I love anything like that) and have found a few that have made me smile/think:

A friend is one who believes when you have ceased to believe in yourself : Unknown

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words : Unknown

Happiness is a direction, not a place : Sydney J. Harris

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for an answer : Unknown

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen

Before I keep going and going with quotes i'll stop for now, will post some more another time though :)

Things that make you smile are important x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Change of view

After being pushed (persuaded) to go to the opticians yesterday I finally had my eyes tested and discovered I do need glasses for close work (inc laptop, tv etc). I pick them up next week, its going to be weird I had kinda guessed that I would need glasses; my left eye has felt tired for a long time now so it wasn't really a shock and i'm not at all bothered by the idea of wearing them, its just gonna be odd/different I guess. I had no real idea of styles etc but as soon as I saw the ones i'm getting it 'had' to be them :)

I have just added another video to my favourites on youtube - yet another favourite scene from a fave movie :)

I cannot believe its march already! Outside still looks so wintry and i'm still cold most of the time (that could just be me though lol). Hopefully will have something bright and spring like to post about here soon :)

Friday, 26 February 2010


I have today linked my blog with a youtube account so (hopefully) any videos I come across will inspire me to blog or maybe even vice versa?!

I have added a few favourite videos there so far and will keep adding more, so if you like 'me' and want to see what I like then take a nosey at my youtube account! :)
I could list why I like each vid I post but that could get a little boring... so if you want to know why I like one just ask :) x

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A snapshot of colour

I don't think it could rain anymore today if it tried! I can't wait until it at least feels like spring has begun, and some 'colour' returns to the garden etc.
Searching through some photos today I found this one I took last spring on a walk with my children, we ended up in another town and walking through a lovely churchyard that was full of blossom trees. I took this photo from underneath one of them then got all arty with it (lol). I really like this - the contrast of the black and white combined with the snapshot effect of colour.
(Click on the photo to see it bigger :] x )

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Only good the notes

A favourite scene from a favourite movie..... x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Snowy start to 2010

It has certainly been a very cold start to 2010 in the whole of the Uk,I can't remember the whole country being so affected at the same time by such cold weather conditions (I'm sure it has been before I just can't remember!).

It has been fun but i've honestly had enough now - its starting to thaw here, so now really slippery, I wish it would either snow alot more or be completely gone. Other parts of the country have got another load of snow overnight and today!

My children have been fascinated by it, they've never seen 'proper' snow before! There have been a lot of snowball fights!!
I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm! :)