Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

I'm  going to eat, knit & watch TV today ….. I might even have a nap!

I brought OH the egg n spoon….. fab idea but far to chocolaty for me.
Thankfully Ma brought me a egg as OH forgot

I plan to be as lazy as Popsy today!

I hope you all have a lovely day.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Day 96 - 100

A visit to the real ale festival after work…. I've decided I really don't like real ale!

Clean sheets…… nap time!

Food! The hardest day of counting calories

Finishing another book

Weigh in day! I lost 4 lbs :) 

So that's it…… it's all over.
I did enjoy the challenge but did it make me happier?

I don't really think so, sometimes you see things that make you happy but you can't always take photo's.
In future I think I will focus on things that make me smile/happy without the stress of snapping away.

Of course there will always be pictures of my cats!

My Sew for Victory project went better than I thought yesterday but we did have a few hiccups, I will tell you all about it soon.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

March Book Review

This is going to be a very quick post as I only managed 1 book in March!

I finished this one at the beginning of the month but the next one took forever to read (more about that in April's book review)

Three girls all turn up for work, the day war is declared...
Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up, let alone love. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister, now that her brother has gone to war. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone has to pinch the pennies at the moment.

Adjusting to life on the shop-floor at Coventry's only department store is hard enough, but then the bombs begin to fall... As the devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women, their bond deepens. One thing's for certain, the girls are going to need each other.

This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while now but when it arrived in the shop I knew I had to read it right away.

I'm so pleased I did, I really loved it! The characters are lovely, you really warm to them & want good things to happen. Yet again it's another war time romance, ok so it's not going to change the world but if you like this era & want a light read then I would fully recommend this one.
And the best news is it's only 77p for the Kindle on Amazon

I've got some of my volunteers hooked on these books so this one is doing the rounds!

Back soon to tell you how I get on with my Sew For Victory project.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Modesty panel arrived all the way from America. Great idea!

New knitting pattern

Popsy won the battle of the lap!

Sewing Bee final with knitting & treats!

Had my hair cut for the first time in a year!

Popsy being cheeky!

Dog heads above my bedrooms. Being mindful of all my lovely things

Only 3 days left of the challenge, I'm pleased I've kept it up even if most of the pictures have been of my girls! 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

March 2014

March was a busy month!

I ticked a few things off my to do list….. I knitted a Miss Marple scarf, a fox stole, a turban & my nephews tank top. I adjusted my charity shop bargain skirt (I've yet to wear it) & made some 1940's flower brooches.
But I've yet to finish my hexagon blanket :(

I had a week off, we had some sunny days, the first Crikey of the year & I spent lots of time with my girls. 

It was a good month.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

100 Happy Days

Another week has passed…… here's what made me happy

A well deserved pint after work on Saturday!

Flowers from the boot sale

New stamp postcards to be framed

My pattern arrived ready for the Sew for Victory challenge

A gift from my charity shop friend. I plan to frame it for the shop 

Cuddles with my girls after a long day
Finally finished my book, I loved it but it took me weeks to read

Only 11 days left!