I just had to share this photo of Katharine. She announced she was going to read her book in her room, when we peeped in she was sat turning the pages of Katharine Hepburn's biography.
Love it! :) XX
I would like to point out that neither of them belong in this bed and have much comfier ones of their own! Tut. Very adorable though.
Ps. I should of said the three of them, Cuddles has gone in on the bed stealing action.
I don't usually buy myself things, well other than books, but this week I purchased a new mixer.
Not just any mixer but an amazing Andrew James shiny red cake mixer, you see at £120 off I couldn't resist! It is fantastic. Pretty, efficient, stirs with wonder and comes apart for an easy clean.
Since it arrived on Saturday I have been a little addicted to using it and have baked:
- 72 chocolate cupcakes
- 12 lemon tea cupcakes
- 12 ice cream cone cupcakes (visit www.bakingmad.com for an amazing recipe)
- 1 vanilla sponge loaf
- 2 lemon tea loaves
- 3 chocolate sponge loaves
- 6 batches of buttercream
I wouldn't say that baking is my new calling but I am thoroughly enjoying myself. :) xx
Katharine had her 2 year review yesterday, the one where kids have to know colours, the basics of completing a jigsaw and other general tasks that mirror development milestones.
And she did great!!! Did everything that was asked of her with a side of Little Miss Bossy to go with it.
So I thought I would blog a little photo to congratulate my special Kaylai for being amazing. We love you to bits short stuff. :) xx
Something amused me today, probably more than it should...
I had the opportunity to be at The Shay Stadium, the home of the Shaymen. Now it's no Old Trafford, the stands are aged and half built and the new conference centre is a bit on the dull side.
But then I got in the tiny lift (I had a trolley! I promise I usually walk up a single flight of stairs) to find it completely clad in a golden shiny antique pine. It tickled me that I had swerved around the many pot holes in the car park and eyed scaffolding that was rusted it had been there so many years...
Yet the lift, that would hold 8 people max, has been kitted out for decadence and a dated 1980s style.
Bizarre right? Or bizarre that I noticed?
Either way it amused me enough to take a photo to share... :) xx
(Location photos from www.calderdale.gov.uk, pine lift my own)
They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. They. The ones in the know.
But I cant help it. I am enticed by intriguing art work. Drawn in by a bulging spine. Enraptured by a rear page of less than 100 words. You get the picture...
My latest book purchase is 'The Paradise Trap' by Catherine Jinks. A book about a cavaran with a basement of paradise with only one catch... can you ever leave?
It only cost me £1 so I know it will be brilliant. And if it isn't, well... I own a book with a rather fetching hot air balloon on its front. :) xx
I can fall asleep so easily on the sofa that I often don't make it past the opening credits of what ever is unfolding in the television screen.
But get me in bed (steady on!) and I am instantly wide awake. It's ridiculous, a curse is what it is. I can lay there for hours just listening to the sounds of the house.
Such as the rain on the window, the faulty toilet valve making its sucking-water-in-at-high-pressure sound, the dog dreaming in high pitches... and then you have Snotty and the Warthog competing in my ear.
Sure they look cute now but at 2:06am they are merely the devil and his snorting offspring. So my plan for tonight is to fall asleep on the mulled wine coloured leather and stay there. Too right!
Stiff neck in the morning be damned! :) xx
What are the things you consider when choosing a new phone?
Actually let me take you a step back...
This week I was able to upgrade my mobile phone. I am the worst at making decisions about technology but one thing I did know was that I didn't want the new iphone 5. I can't really tell you why but I just suddenly realised I was bored of my current 4 version and wanted a change.
But to what?
I started to consider what I used my mobile phone for and came up with a top four:
Researching on the Internet,
Listening to music,
Liaising amongst the world of social media.
In fact using my phone as an actual calling device was at the bottom of the list, I only ever dial in my car at which point I use the parrot facility.
So I had a look around and, with a little friendly guidance, I was pointed in the direction of Samsung. Which was when I clapped eyes on the Galaxy Note 2 and I fell in love.
It had the freedom from apple with regards to music, one of the top mobile cameras on the market, a google interface perfect for the Internet and a screen so large and enticing that blogging is a dream.
So I bought one. I am using it now.
AND IT'S AMAZING!!!!!! :) XX
Ps. The photo is an example if the great camera and of course my lovely daughter. X