Take a step back


 I just came across this on and it is so perfectly what I needed to read right now! I'm feeling a tad better... well, the blues are still here BUT I've decided to work through it - I know I have the power to change how I feel, so I'm not going to sit here and wallow! Enjoy your New Years eves

List 24: 12 Pictures

One picture for each month of 2010


sledging fun


in Liverpool

little geisha girl

rainy day walks

  • MAY
7 and a brownie!

  • JUNE

sunny day picnics
  • JULY
trampoling fun
cool baba!

fun on holiday

dressed up for halloween


Dread free!!!!

Christmas Day


a little bit blah

I've been feeling pretty blue this week, well to be honest it's be lingering on the edges for a few weeks now, but I've managed to keep it at bay.

Since the weekend tho, my moods taken a turn for the worse. I'm not going to make a big thing of it on here, I want this place to be happy and cheerful, and you don't need to be bothered with my melancholy :)

We've had a quiet week since Christmas, caught up with a few friends, done lots of shopping in the sales (must take some pics to post!) and played with our Christmas gifts. I'm trying to get the house back into order, ready for normality to return next week. What I really feel like doing is hiding in my bed for the foreseeable future! Unfortunately that isn't an option, so instead I'm trying to keep going, and ignore the gremlins that are shouting at me very loudly.

I know the things I should be doing when I'm feeling sad, I even made a list. But I'm lacking any motivation to actually do these things :/ I started a painting the other day, but that feels a bit pointless. I have a pile of fabric and ideas waiting for me to get the sewing machine out. I have lists of things to do. I need a kick up the butt to get myself moving again! 

I know my moods cycle through lows and highs... the highs have been here for a long time, and I was kinda hoping they were here to stay. I've weathered this storm a thousand times before, and I'm sure I'll make it through again. Just in need of lots of TLC and some good friends.

I'm loving this little girls curls :D

Baya likes to sit on the table when the big girls are doing things! 

Lola's been enjoying practicing her photography skills too!


Wednesday Wisdom

"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
-Frank Herbert, Dune


Grateful for....

a new pair of boots
 new boots

the cutest little deer cuff
cute deer cuff from Violet Bella

a set of russian dolls
my new russian dolls

some pretty letters
christmas gifts

new pj's and dressing gown
New PJ's!!!

box of smellies
christmas gifts

some beautiful bunting waiting to be hung

 christmas gifts

I'm so grateful for all the lovely presents Santa brought me :D
loves x x


Project Restyle at A Beautiful Mess

An exciting new project over at A Beautiful Mess. A.just for fun creative grou[ focused on ReStyling damaged, unwanted or unusable goods into fresh, beautiful peices.

Project ReStyle is the 'love child' of Rachel Denbow and Elsie Flannigan. Everyone is invited to join in the fun!

If you want to be a part of this, go here for more details.

Our Christmas

What a great Christmas weekend!So much excitement and magic! I am truly blessed to have 3 amazing and beautiful daughters.

Here's some pictures from our day, hope you all had a fantastic day too

 Stockings hung round the fireStockings hung round the firetreats for santa (and rudolph)
presents? we're watching the TV!!
Kiki opening rainbow artBayaBaya's new bike

who needs new toys when you have a box?Lola and her new scarfMiss Boo and G

Kiki modelling what her and her dad have madeBaya painting!

 christmas sunset
girls in the snowLola

G and BayaPolly and Baya
Eye see youlook!Baya's (too big) pjsBaya getting a little help


Merry Christmas


Just popping by to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you're all having a fantastic day and Santa has brought all you wished for!

loves x x