Sunday, 29 July 2012

Another year!

Where does time go and don't we look young? Celebrations tonight I think : )

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Bond, Bean, Beatles, BRILLIANT!

Wasn't the Olympic opening ceremony FABULOUS? Well done Danny Boyle and all the folk involved and good luck team GB!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Writing paper

Great to see in Paperchase my birdie design (previously used for the birthdays book) being used for a writing set. LOVE the cute stickers and envelopes : )

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

La Compagnie Carabosse

We are enjoying the Milton Keynes International Festival (IF) at the moment and looooved the Fire Gardens or La Compagnie Carabosse. The company are French fire alchemists who lit up the night sky in the beautiful setting of Campbell Park in Central Milton Keynes. Dramatic fire, flames, music and sound were created and you are invited to wander through avenues, explore labyrinths and experience specially created fire gardens. Surprisingly, there wasn't a whiff of health and safety, very refreshing and our kids loved being up really late too.

Monday, 23 July 2012

School hols start NOW!

Both my kids are moving schools this year (my daughter goes to Secondary school and my son to Junior school), so it's been a very emotional couple of weeks of leavers parties, concerts, sports days and pressie buying for teachers. Looks like it's gonna be sunny for the first bit of their hols though - hurrah!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Meet my amazing Mum and her friends

My Mum, Sheila Baker (at the top of the picture) and her friends from the Daventry Townswomen's Guild have been knitting and crocheting blankets to help some of the world’s poorest people. The guild made 24 colourful blankets which have been sent to to the Addis Ababa Hospital in Ethiopia. It has been running since 1974 and is designed to help women who have suffered injuries while giving birth to children. The hospital treats around 25 women a week with childbirth injuries and they do a tremendous amount of work. The women who go to this hospital travel great distances. You will get women from Kenya, Sudan and Somalia – and often on foot. They arrive with nothing except the clothes they are wearing, so the blankets are used to keep them warm at night, when the temperatures drop rapidly and, when they return home, they take their blankets with them.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

We lost

photoFor the last two weeks I have been consumed by trying to save our local swimming pool. Tonight planning was granted to demolish a perfectly good pool in favour of ANOTHER supermarket. I am gutted :  (  If anyone out there knows anyone or knows anything we could do to save this pool at the 11th hour please contact me. It is appalling that a perfectly good asset should just be bulldozed. See here for the history of the fight.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Olympic torch

We went, we saw it, we loved it and Joe made one. The Olympic torch was in town, Hurrah!

Monday, 9 July 2012

My house

If you want to see some pics of my house then pop over to freckleface as she has posted some pics of my house and said some lovely things here and here. You can also read Miss f's great blog and buy some lovely things from her Etsy shop. Thanks very much freckleface for the mention and lovely to see you at the weekend "embracing it!"

Friday, 6 July 2012

A surprisingly good night out

I went to a barn this evening. The barn was properly in the countryside with cows and tractors all around. Inside the the barn was a pop up Vintage and Handmade market and fashion show, decorated beautifully with bunting, caravans and other shabby chic stuff. I hadn't expected to be sitting in a barn (my friend just said she'd pick me up and that we were going to a charity doo) but the combination of a bit of retail, a good cause, a chance to natter and an enormous slab of homemade chocolate cake made me very happy :  )

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

For me!

From my son .............. I think he took it from someones garden : ( Lovely though hey?
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