Saturday, 29 November 2008

Carribean Giveaway!

Now don't get too excited I don't have the funds to send you on a Carribean cruise but I am able to offer 8 of my lovely bloggers a copy of Rustie Lee's Cookbook "A Taste of the Carribean"

As mentioned here my best friend worked with Rustie on this book (including a trip to Jamaica for the photographs the lucky thing!) and together they have provided me with some copies of the book to give as an early Christmas present for 8 of you

All I need from you is to leave a comment on this post before Saturday 6th December 6pm GMT

Dust of your spices in preparation!!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Award Thank Yous

to Mel Mel for giving me the Real Persons Award

I'm touched... I remember when I started blogging thinking how much would I reveal of myself in my blog but glad I have been able to share so much with so many wonderful people

The lovely Josie-Mary has awarded me the One Sweet Blog Award


Josie-Mary has also joined in the "7 Things" tag which I've previously done here
Please pop back tomorrow when I will have details of a giveaway from me to you!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK I'm certainly thankful today for the arrival of my nephew, Brody .

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of my American friends and anyone else who may be celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of The Vintage Moth

Best wishes


Wednesday, 26 November 2008


Brody Eales

Born 26th November 2008, 11.50am

Weight 7lb 7oz

Auntie and her new nephew!

And what better gift to welcome Master Eales than a custom tile made by Scrappy Jessi

Brody was such a cutie and not so much as a whimper passed his lips as he was passed between aunts, uncles and grandparents whilst visiting.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Can't Wait For Tomorrow

Cos this little fella will be joining us

And I'll be an official auntie!!!

My sister-in-law is having a C-section tomorrow morning and I'll be off to visit later that evening!

I can't wait to share some photos with you!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Calling all girls...

Who has seen the new Tinkerbell movie yet?

I must confess my mum purchased it as a Christmas present for my friends little girl but I couldn't help opening it and watching it!

It's such a lovely film and if you know any little (or big!) girls it'd make the perfect Christmas gift!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Let them eat cake

You Are a Lemon Cake
Strong, sexy, and overpowering.
You know who you are, and you're not afraid to show the world your fabulous self.
You're confident, charming, and extremely popular.
Have some fun and let me know what cake you are!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


...another sign of Christmas!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Christmas is on it's way...

I don't know about you but there's a few things that make me notice Christmas is on it's way apart from the obvious things such as giftwrap, decorations etc

One is the Marks & Spencers advert!

This year it features Take That!

You can view it here

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Having a Ball

A couple of weekends ago I attended a Ball my friend hosts each year in aid of St Claires Hospice

I have a table with family and friends and its always a lovely evening and this year I'm pleased to report that £5000 was raised despite having less people attend than last year

It's a sad fact that many people in my town have had a friend of family member who have been cared for at the hospice at one time or another over the years so it's nice to have an occasion to show our support

There was a photographer taking photos so of course my friends and I indulged

We started with the sensible poses....

...and then the photographer suggested we have some fun

My friend made a "life size" copy of one of the photos which they have displayed proudly in their front room!!

I'm just about caught up with blogging so hopefully I can stay on top of things now!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Nigella does it again

With this fabulous Christmas cookbook

I've only managed to browse through it quickly but everything I've seen left my mouth watering!
I can't wait for the weekend when I can sit and read through it properly

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Look what I just ordered

Unfortunately it's out of stock but will be on it's way to me soon I hope
Order your copy here

Monday, 10 November 2008

Weddings & Rememberance

Here are a few photos from my weekend to share with you

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Wedding Day

Today I'm off to an indian wedding with a friend and it should be very interested as I do not know what to expect!

It's being held here and is supposed to be a very dressy affair with 500 guests!

This is the dress I shall be wearing

(I have a cardigan that matches to cover shoulders etc in line with etiquette etc)

Tomorrow is Rememberance Sunday

I will be attending the ceremony at our town's memorial. I was overwhelmed last year at how many people turn out to show their respects and was proud of my brother displaying his medals as he is usual shy about his time in the army

I hope you all have wonderful weekend plans... coming up I still have to show you my fabulous Sweet & Sinister swap items... a custom tile from Jessi for my future nephew and some fun photos from a charity ball I attended last weekend

Now I really MUST go and get ready!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Belated Halloween Greetings

Once again I've managed to get behind in blogging and Halloween in blogland swept past me

We had a small Halloween party for friends children and took them trick or treating followed by chilli to warm us up - it was soooooooo cold

I can finally share some photos of the Halloween themed baby shower we hosted for my sister in law... sorry it's photo overload!

Mum made a big effort to decorate the outside of our house this year

It was a nice welcome for some new visitors to our home

Inside was decorated too of course

As well as serving chilli with rice, shepherds pie and roasted vegetables we did a sweet table with lot's of home made goodies and treats I picked up in LA

My sister in law LOVES Nightmare Before Christmas so a friend made this fantastic cake

Here's mum to be opening presents

And we even had my friends 5 week old daughter for baby cuddles

It was a successful day that everyone enjoyed.... just waiting for Baby B to appear now!