Sunday, 22 September 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

making cuddly toys

'i want to make youngest happy by making him a cuddly toy'

'i want to make eldest happy by making her a cuddly toy'

ok......... off we went into town. we bought teddy fur, buttons for the eyes, bright pink sequin material for the dress, black starry material for the cloak, and big bags of fluffy stuff for the stuffing

we had to go back again the next day because silly mummy's sewing skills are so rusty she hadn't even been able work out how much teddy fur is required for two teddies


who cares..... after all, yes please, any excuse for another stroll through that gorgeous Saatchi Gallery  :-)

(to be continued.... hopefully!)

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


I firmly believe the inventor of the dishwasher deserves the Nobel prize for peace. Spend hours cooking one's favourite food, eat that lovely food, and then a machine deals with the pots & pans for you? Bliss!

Recently I managed to get to the end of my stack of 200 boxes of dishwasher powder

That was such an unusual experience, and usually my mind is on other things, that I ended up without for a few days. At some point, I concluded 'well, I'm going to have to run the machine without dishwasher powder in it then & see how it goes'.

Not until 3 days later did I realise that of course, I could have done those dishes manually.