Monday, 15 January 2018

Waiting for Spring

Like so many of you, I'm fed up with this dank, dark weather, so to cheer myself up I bought this lovely bunch of daffodils and put them in one of my favourite vases from Fish Pye Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall.
Here's hoping for brighter skies tomorrow.

Tutu and Tiara

So, it's now 2018 and my lovely ladies have had a new year make over.
 Inspired by several Sindy dedicated Instagram accounts, I purchased the legendary pink tutu skirt and pumps and teamed the outfit with a denim waistcoat and tiara.
Still loving those Sindy Converse boots though!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018

I'm not a huge fan of New Year's Eve (Christmas is my thing), but I do get excited about looking forward into a new year with promises of positivity, fresh starts, and good health.
I'll be having a fairly low key evening with the husband and our boys, a bottle of VC Champagne and Jools Holland.
Have a great evening whatever you are doing, and Happy New Year!
Here's to 2018.

Too Cool for Skool

This is my new Sindy.
A re-rooted auburn haired lovely to go with my first auburn haired lovely!
As you can see, the two of them are now firm friends and dressed ready for the New Year Celebrations!

And More Snow!

 So, the day after Boxing Day, we woke up to this!
 Now, I love a bit of snow, but this close after the first lot was not as welcome - problem being the ice and trying to get out of our road.
But, saying that, I can't remember having snow so close to Christmas, and it did look really pretty...until the slush kicked in!

Christmas Dining

 Since we're entertaining this Christmas Day, I've gone all out with decorations and all kinds of festive stuff.
 I usually stick to red, green and silver, but this year I've introduced more colours including gold, something I tend to steer away from, but this year I have been converted. 
I've even managed to make use of my growing collection of Tarquin's Dry Gin bottles!
Have a fabulous day!

Let Christmas Commence!

School is out so we're off to the local to soak up the Christmas spirit!
Merry Christmas!

15th Wedding Anniversary!

So, on the 21st December, me and the husband celebrated 15 years together, and 15 years of being married.
We met in the April, got engaged in the August, and married in December in Gretna Green (with our families!)
So, to celebrate, we got ourselves dressed up and had a night out.
Being so close to Christmas, there was an exciting feeling that this was the start of a wonderful festive season.
And of course, plenty of Fizz!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Sindy - the retro cool doll

This is my new/old obsession - Sindy.
This auburn haired lovely is the start of my adult collection and I'm absolutely thrilled with her!
When I was a young girl, I collected Sindy, along with a lot of other girls. During those years I had two dolls, a fully furnished house, caravan, car and plenty of clothes, but like everything back then, when I came of age, it all disappeared - sadly.
But now I'm right back on it and intend to rebuild my collection.
Like I said, I am a bit of a geek!

Labrador Christmas

Late edition to our family Christmas tree - ode to Henry, our lovely black Labrador!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Fizz Time

It's been a slightly testing evening, so now the kids are calming down (and me!) I think I'll settle down to a little glass of fizz...even if it is only Tuesday.

Waiting for Spring

Like so many of you, I'm fed up with this dank, dark weather, so to cheer myself up I bought this lovely bunch of daffodils and ...