Haven't really felt the need to post for a while but since we're going away for 3 WHOLE NIGHTS I thought I'd pop in and say hi!
Tomorrow we're off on a road trip, just me and Paul to Harrogate. I'm taking a beginners Art Journalling course with the lovely Dyan Reaveley at her Fabulous Tardis-like Aladdin's Cave of All Things Arty (also know as Art From The Heart). The course is on Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of Sunday but we're planning on spending Friday seeing Harrogate and having a bit of retail therapy (before the art therapy starts!) Booked this ages ago and I can't believe it's finally here - Dyan is a fantastic teacher and her enthusiasm is infectious...just hope that her talent is too! Paul will be amusing himself while I'm playing but there's a fab sounding Sushi Restaurant we want to check out and lots of time for a good night out together on Saturday night!
Got the first month of the 365 Challenge under my belt! Can't believe I kept up with it - there is one tag with a confession written on that I missed it then couldn't remember what had happened that day...but one's not too bad out of 31?!? Will do better with February...
Here's January finished
Here's February getting started...
James's class had a Bring and Buy Sale to raise money for the Haiti Earthquake. We donated a ton of stuff from Ellie's room clearout and Ellie, Mum and I did some baking for the home baking stall...
...all packed and ready to go
Pretty Fairy Cakes
We also made loads of double choc-chip muffins and an iced sponge with lots of sprinkles. Ellie was a huge help - she licked every spoon and bowl we used as we went! The class raised £823 - their aim was to reach £450 to buy a tent so it was a great effort.
This huge parcel arrived this week from Emma Bridgewater - it only contained 7 items, and they were small! How much packaging?!?
Bought 2 dove candles in her sale and stocked up on the best ketchup ever and her gorgeous lemon curd...
Onto little things that make me happy...
Spring flowers...making me forget that it's still snowy out there
My tealight holders all lit up
Little hearts all painted for a baby gift
My favourite afternoon snack
My birdies in situ...
A freshly stocked fridge - I find it comforting?!?
The joy of bubble wrap!
This makes me smile every time I pick up my keys
Just Dance on the Wii - too funny, especially after a couple of cocktails
Finally (cos I really must get packed) a Mini Wardrobe Remix - she's getting so tall!
And definitely finally, here's the latest addition to our family...my cousin Sean and his fiance Justine had a beautiful little girl last week - Georgia Elizabeth - can't wait to meet her!