Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday Smile: Still Knitting :)

Hi Honeys
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend before dashing out the door to work :)

Oddest thing today, the sun is out! Yaaaaay! Sunshine honeys :) I was starting to forget what it looked like :) Maybe Spring is ready to make an appearance after all, I so hope so! It's felt like a very long Winter.  
Friday Smile
 Do you remember the little squares I started knitting to take my mind off those awful storms honeys?

Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Picture Perfect Project - Last Of The Scottish Holly

Hi Honeys
Back again with the second post in the monthly Picture Perfect Project.  If you missed it you can see the January post here with Winter snow :)

The Picture Perfect Project encourages Bloggers to take more photos to improve their photography skills (and so improve their blogs) and have a whole lot of fun while doing it :) There is a link up every second Thursday each month throughout the year.
The Picture Perfect Project
For this months challenge I wanted to try to take some photos outdoors since most of my blog images are taken in doors in our kitchen where the best lighting is available thanks to the large windows.  I did really enjoy photographing our garden last year though, especially the roses which were just breathtaking.

On a visit to our Doctor's surgery for a blood pressure check up earlier this week I noticed the last of the beautiful Winter holly bushes and wanted to capture them before they're cut back to make room for Spring growth.  When I got home I looked at the images and was again reminded that true beauty is all around us and we all walk past it every day.

Here are the holly bushes outside the Doctor's surgery....

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Fun & Beautiful Bedding To Set A Mood & Make You Smile...

Disclaimer: I haven't been paid to promote any products, this is just a little virtual retail therapy to distract me and I thought you might like to tag along and keep me company x

Hi honeys
I'm sorry I've been missing for a few days. The damp from the almost constant rain and bitter cold seeping into my bones has been causing a flare of my arthritis.  So, I thought I'd distract myself  by finding some pretty and fun bedding :)

You might have heard me say before on this blog how much I adore bedding.  Bedding is to me what shoes or handbags are to other ladies (although i do love those too!)  Bedding can be the final, finishing touch to a bedroom makeover. It can be the difference between your bedroom being a place to sleep and being your oasis of calm.  Colour and design choices are personal of course but I thought I'd share some duvet set designs I've found online that have made me smile :)
Fun and beautiful bedding
First then, since we're rushing towards Spring (the sooner Spring appears the better) why not a few duvet sets with a fun pattern sure to raise a smile?    

Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday Smiles: Now, Where Am I Going To Plant A 55 Foot Tall Tree?

Hi Honeys
I hope you're staying warm in this never ending Winter we appear to be trapped in.  I thought for this week's Friday smile I'd share a little update on Katie's adorable Christmas gift, which you might remember from this post was a living gift. A perfect tiny Christmas tree :)  I so adore this little tree honeys, yep I did say little... now, about that... :)
Now Where Do I Plant A 55 Foot Tall Tree
This week I decided I should re-pot him because he was starting to look a little squished in his original pot.  He has now been potted again into a larger pot.....
Katies Tree Update
This is the biggest plant pot we had in the garden, but by the way he's growing he won't be in this pot terribly long till he's moved again into a much larger planter (it's on our to buy list.)  When the weather improves (very soon I hope) he'll be moved outside to sit on our little patio where he can soak up the lovely fresh Scottish rain and the sun to help him grow.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Storm Damage - Repairs Update..

Hi Honeys
Well, it's been an eventful twenty four hours around here! Do you remember the mess Storm Gertrude made in our garden? Well,  Hubby, bless him, took the day off work yesterday because we'd ordered large posts to repair the damaged high fencing in the back garden and he'd had a text telling him they were due to be delivered yesterday afternoon.
Storm Damage - Repairs Update
So, first thing yesterday morning, as always, he and our furbaby Jade went for their walkies together and when they got back Jade hugged me on the sofa and Hubby had his breakfast.  Since the fence posts hadn't arrived yet Hubby set off to our Doctor's office to pick up my prescription and then went to have it filled at the chemist (thank you honey xx) When he got back he had a cup of tea and then headed off into the back garden to start clearing away the storm damage.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fun With Yarn

Hi Honeys
You might remember from yesterday's post that we've been battling the elements here in our little corner of Scotland.  After the dreadful damage caused by Storm Gertrude, we went straight into Storm Henry and again spent last night being buffeted by eighty mile per hour winds.

Anxious to find some kind of escape from the disaster movie being played out in our back garden over the weekend, I decided I needed a distraction...  
Fun With Yarn
Do you remember a recent post where I shared a new magazine partwork I'd bought honeys?  It was on knitting and supplied with issue one were the materials required to make the first two squares in a knitted blanket project.

Since the first issue was only 99p I had bought two copies because I'd had the idea of knitting two of each of the first squares and then doing this...

Monday, 1 February 2016

Stormy Weather!

Hi honeys
I hope everyone is safe, well and staying warm.  You know I keep saying I wish I could hibernate through Winter?  Right now, I mean it more than ever...
Stormy Weather
Did you hear about Storm Gertrude honeys?  If not you can read a little about it here.  A little before 3am last Friday morning I was awakened by such a heart racing, scary as all got out crash!

Our bedroom window is always open a little and I'm guessing the wind had caught our window and slammed it shut with the aforementioned nerve shreddingly loud crash.   This is seriously so not the best way to be woken out of a sleep honeys, it's really not.  I've seen way too many horror movies to be woken up like that!