Friday, 24 July 2015

Love & Hate

While the bears are sleeping, I thought I'd take the opportunity to catch up on some blog reading ... and the lovely Louise, over at Boys, Bugs and Beautiful Buttons  had a really interesting post up.  Its all about naming 10 things you love and 10 things you hate. 

Of course that got me thinking, so here you are Louise, my 10 

10 Things I love 
  1. Our Home. I'm a real homebody 
  2. My gorgeous Family, yup, I am the luckiest person in the world to be married to the man that I am, and of course my gorgeous bears. 
  3. Coffee
  4. Tea
  5. Cake
  6. Friends .... they sort of go well with 3,4& 5
  7. Pretty Summer dresses 
  8. Drooling over gorgeous crafting goodies
  9. Instagram ... I'm obsessed
  10. Magazines. I dread to think how much I spend on them a month
Ok, and the 10 I Hate

This one is proving a little hard; as it sort of revolves around the same thing. 
  1. Rudeness
  2. Bad Driving
  3. Not indicating when drivers turn
  4. Litter
  5. Bad Manners
  6. People that talk to loudly in public and want everyone to hear them
  7. Inconsiderate Parking
  8. Flying Ants (yesterday there were loads out) 
  9. Rain during the day, when its meant to be summer (Yes, I am looking out of the window right now at the rain) 
  10. Realising that my mug is empty and I've drank my tea, 
Thanks Lou, this was fun ... maybe I'll do another list like this in a couple of months, to see what has changed, or what I'm loving and disliking then. 

Ok, as I can't blog without a photo .... Let me leave you one of My gorgeous family, and I'm off to make myself another cup of tea now x

Look at the love Daddy gets when he comes home from work lol

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Monthly Catch up

I love taking photos ... obsessed, you could say. I signed up to the project 365 app about 4 years ago, and I've been using it ever since.  Taking a photo a day has never proved a problem for me, its which photo to use that usually is.

I also love seeing the month at a glance ... even now, I often scroll back and see what was happening this time last month, or even last year.

What I have realised is that for the past two months, I forgot to upload to my blog ... so here is May.

Of course most days are filled with the bears. but it was also a month of a new Royal baby; voting day, getting a new little car (which I adore) dinner out with our friends and neigbours; breakfast with good friends and summer showed its face.  All in a all, a good month.

Then June came and went

Lunch again with neighbours; the bears had their operation, the BIG declutter started, we said goodbye to the TT and we attended more training classes for the bears.

Of course more coffee outings with friends and even some catching up on Project Life.

As you can see the past few months, I've been really fortunate to have my friends around me. Even more lucky for me, is that my friends are actually my neighbours and I see them regularly.  But a few months ago, when I was really struggling with the bears, our Vet gave me the telephone number of a local lady who has two Fox Terrier puppies.  They're a little older than mine, but the vet thought she might have advice for me.

Little did she know, that they gave me the number of someone who has become such an amazing friend. I knew we would hit it off as in our first text messages to each other she talked about coffee and cake! ... Well, that was me hooked.

I'd like to share with you a photo of her two little munchkins ... believe it or not, one is called Bertie and the other is a Mabel.  Wouldn't it have been funny if it was Molly.  They are the sweetest little pups and although naughty from time to time, I'm really hoping my two start to behave as well as these two.

There it is, the past couple of months. They've been busy but fun.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Full Steam Ahead

After all my ... "lets get this show on the road" type of post last time. I seem to have forgotten my little blog. But that's not to say things haven't been happening behind the scenes.  Far from it in fact.

Firstly, and this comes with a warning! .... I bought a book by Marie Kondo, called, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying : A simple effective way to banish clutter forever. Well, firstly, I feel I should warn you that if you do buy this book (and it's fabulous). It consumes you. It really does. It's all about pulling everything out and the shock value that, that in turn brings you. You then hold ever item and decided if you really need it.  If not, let it go. Even if its something you've never used, and that's where the guilt we have comes in. You need to thank it (I've not done that lol) and let it go. It served its purpose and made you happy, but now you don't need it.  Clothing is where she suggests you start, but as I'm pretty good at clearing out clothing with the seasons, I didn't start with that.

Before I show you what I did start with, I should explain that we've made a few changes at home.  We have a dining room at the front of our house, which has lovely large bay window. Well the last time we used it was Christmas dinner ... and the time before that, probably Christmas or Easter. So it really wasn't being used properly. Now Simon has a small home office with his computers in, that doesn't actually have a window, and my craft room is upstairs. So as I'm not as keen on being in there when Simon and the bears are downstairs.  So we have decided to put both rooms into the dining room.

I know ... BIG shock, isn't it! and although its still in progress, Its a 1000 times better.

I even cleared the bookshelves

Our charity shop must dread me pulling up and parking outside.

So there you are, this is what I've been up to so far.  I will try and get some of the finished shots soon, but like I say, its still in a work in progress.

Almost forgot, I did move along slightly, and did our kitchen utensil draws too. Tell me, why did I have so many graters!!!

I'll leave this post as that for now, but I will be back soon, as I've realised that I've not shared the past two months project 365 goings on, and its been a busy few months.