Archive for June, 2009

I don’t know if…

June 29th, 2009 | Family | 6 Comments

letting them play cars in the garden in their school uniforms whilst I made dinner was such a good idea.                      

Joe the inventor

June 26th, 2009 | Family | 6 Comments

He used to write poetry in bed but has recently given it up in favour of inventing. Here is his latest invention:                 You will need: a book, an elastic band, a track, pliers and some marbles The book falls on the pliers, cuts the elastic band, the […]

guinea pigs

June 25th, 2009 | Food | 8 Comments

                                      My friend Charlotte has a cake making business. Yesterday, she asked us to taste her new range of fairy cakes with the posh buttercream toppings and let her know what we thought of them. And so, just to help Charlotte we have munched our […]


June 22nd, 2009 | Family | 7 Comments

Our lovely Henry is 5 years old. Already. Five. Of course, he would say finally 5 years old.  Before I had children I didn’t know what ‘the days are long but the years are short’ meant. But boy, I do now.        


June 18th, 2009 | Patchwork and quilting | 7 Comments

                          I’ve been trying to design a new baby quilt for a while now. This turns out to be much harder than it sounds. How to do pure and innocent without being sickly sweet and twee? I was about to give up when […]


June 16th, 2009 | Family | 8 Comments

Sunday’s entertainment was snail racing (we got the idea from Spring Watch). First, find yourself a snail (educational in itself. Where to look?) and then brand it with Tippex. Next mix up some sugary water and paint it on the outside of the kitchen door. Attach your snail and rush inside to watch through the […]


June 14th, 2009 | Family, Food | 5 Comments

On Saturday, we got up and decided that it would be strawberry picking day. But, when we got to the pick your own place they said it was too early for strawberries.   We could, however, pick gooseberries instead. I wasn’t so sure (after all, gooseberries are hairy green sour things which grow on thorny bushes) but the boys were determined. Once home I […]

A green and pleasant land

June 12th, 2009 | Patchwork and quilting | 9 Comments

Coming home to dear old Blighty I looked out of the plane window just in time to see the fields in all their patchwork glory and inspiration struck. So, this morning, after a few days of looking at maps and general thinking I made a start on some blue striped linen. I have also been looking […]

New York

June 10th, 2009 | Other | 9 Comments

                Well, what can I say? It was fantastic! We took a boat trip to the Statue of Liberty, stood on top of the Empire State Building, went to see ‘9 to 5’ the musical in Times Square, had ice cream soda’s in a diner and of course, shopped.  I […]


June 1st, 2009 | Other | 9 Comments

Well, half term is behind us, the boys are safely back to school and I have only one thought in my head: I’m going to New York! So, I shall say ‘cheerio’ and see you when I get back. But not before I show you the latest addition to my dog collection; a birthday present from my […]