I’ve been inspired …

I was reading Lucy’s blog over on Attic 24 and it inspired me to post some of the photos from my own garden that I’m loving at the minute and making the most of before the rain returns (afterall this is Lancashire).

This is my favourite part of the garden – our tiny little kitchen leads out onto this little square of decking which is a fabulous sun trap.  Problem is I think I’m spending far too much time sitting out here and not enough time inside doing stuff that needs to be done – ah stuff don’t you just love it!!!

I think I’ll have to restart some of my crochet again as recently I’ve concentrated loads of my sewing and crochet has taken a bit of a back seat … but ….. I could sit outside in the sunshine and crochet rather than sit inside at my sewing machine …. hmmm sounds like a plan to me.

Last summer we went down to my brother and sister in laws in essex and everywhere we went people seemed to have these gorgeous hollyhocks in their gardens.  I’ve never seen them around Preston so I decided to plant some in my garden and wow one has actually come into flower.  I love it so much all six foot plus high of it.

Pretty little daisies that I’ve managed to keep alive and happy looking for the last couple of weeks and my little jam jar candle holders to cheer up the evenings outside.

So there you go just a few little photos from our back yard.  Good to have some sunny pictures though to look back on later in the year when it’s back to dull, dark and wet.  In the meantime I think I’m going to make a brew, grab some wool and enjoy the summer sunshine.

Catch you later xx


Sooo wrong yet sooo delicious


Doing my domestic goddess bit, I decided to make these sweet salty bars from nigellas kitchen book. Melted chocolate, syrup and butter, then add crumbled crunchie bars and then oddly salted peanuts, then chill in the fridge. These sound quite wrong but taste amazing. Jamies verdict …. Delicious!! It would seem Ive hit the spot as far as summer holiday treat food goes.

Any one for tennis?


The buntings hanging, the fizzy wine is chilling, I’ ve sent the boys out for strawberries, and the sun is shining … A fab day for a bit of rafa watching x

Hello …. I’m back


Hi, ive been away for the last few days in gorgeous gorgeous Italy. Oh it was amazing, and beautiful and all the things you dream a holiday to be. I’ll be sorting through my photos and uploading them shortly, but in the meantime it seems to be taking me sometime to get my head round to the fact that I am back home … and work … Bare with me x

Work in progress



Just a couple of photos of the pictures I’m working on at the minute. I have a craft fair I’m doing at the end of the month and as I am away next week on holiday, I really need to get these done as soon as possible. Luckily it’s been half term in our house this week so that’s given me a bit of time, but, still it’s all busy, busy busy. Hopefully I’ll be able to post the finished articles later this week.

Lovely day




Hello again, well what a difference a day makes, yesterday it was glorious, the sun was shining and it was soooooo deliciously warm and toasty.  First Saturday of the month we have a lovely little farmers market near us so first stop was to stock up on bbq food. Having met up with friends with the same idea we decided to pool together our buys and have a shared meal. So shopping done we mooched on to the local DIY shop and ended up spending far too much on more plants for the garden. After an afternoon of me very lazily watching my lovely hubby plant up we went to our friends house to shared our food and to sit in their gorgeous garden before coming home to have a last brew before bed. Such a lovely slow and relaxing day, really enjoying the summer sun and hoping for more to follow. Alas, not too be, woke up this morning to grey miserable preston rain. Oh well it was good while it lasted.

The owl and the pussy cat…


This is a picture I made recently for some friends which I quite like. It’s probably my favourite childhood poem so all in all I’ve had good fun doing this one.although it did all become a bit of a mad rush at the end, I only finished it twenty minutes before going to their house for a meal. It was the most rushed hair wash shower and change ive had to do in a long time.  Why do I always leave things to the last minute!!! Anyway today we ares having a massively lazy bank holiday as it’s rained most of the time, so its been a day of games and tv and far too much time browsing the internet .. All in the name of research of course.. Xx

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