Tuesday, 25 January 2011

An Award!

Right, I've finished wallowing in self pity, thank you for your kind messages, they made me smile and I managed to gain some perspective!

I have been a very lucky person, Michelle from Frecklepuss (isn't that the best blog name?!) has awarded me with this:
I am so flattered, thank you so much Michelle!

The rules are that I have to write seven things about me, and then I get to award the award to some deserving (and stylish!) blogs. It's taken me a while to think of everything, so apologies to Frecklepuss for having to wait so long for my post...

I've decided to do this in two posts, so here's part 1:

Seven random things about me:

I have a dangerous weakness for Cadbury's Creme Eggs

I've lived in America and China

My happiest moments are spent dancing madly round the house, with my two Little People, to very loud music (I'm not admitting to what music, that would be a step too far!)

I'm bilingual in English and French

I loathe crysanthemums

I met my husband when we were both rowing (on a river)

I am spotting grey hairs on a daily basis now, but can't decide whether to colour them or not!

Now who do I pass the award on to? Watch this space...

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

52 Photos week 3

What I love about writing my blog is that I can go back and look back at moments in our lives that I would have completely forgotten. So I've cheated a bit this week and slipped in two photos for the price of one. This might not be the most riveting post ever, but next year, when I look back and Little Man and Little Miss are even bigger than they are now, I'll cherish this post and remember this first time Little Miss took her new bike out for a spin (and the fact that she fell off her bike spectacularly just moments after this picture was taken!)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

2nd of 52 Photos

This is a bit of a strange one, but this is all that is left of our snowman. It made me smile when I saw it this morning, and reminded me of the snow ball fights we had with our neighbours only a few weeks ago...

Thursday, 6 January 2011


I read this blog post tonight, and thought that having a word for 2011 might be a good idea, but what could it be? Some people have come up with words like 'radiant', 'better', 'effulgent' (no, I hadn't heard of that one either), but none of them seemed to fit for me. Then I looked around and realised that perhaps the word I should adopt this year is 'complete'. The reason becomes pretty clear when you see all the projects I started in 2010 and haven't finished:

Hopefully, I'll post a photo of completed projects at the end of 2011!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

The first of 52

Today was the first day of Little Miss's fifth year, so this had to be the first of this year's 52 photos. She'd just seen all her birthday presents under the Christmas tree, including a fully wrapped pink and white bicycle...