I am really looking forward to the final of the Great British Sewing Bee. I could watch this show forever, what a shame it is over in four episodes. I really do hope they make another series.....and soon.
For 14 wonderful years we have had the pleasure of sharing our home with you. You have made us laugh, cry, you've been a loyal companion and shown us so much love. We wouldn't change a thing. Thank you boy x
A little spring sunshine at last, it's still cold but not quite so freezing. I'm happy with that and now the clocks have gone forward I will enjoy the much lighter evenings.
I have two glorious weeks off work. I've already spent a lovely long weekend getting reaquainted with the caravan and the beautiful Yorkshire coast. We are back home now, but just for a few days so MrFuzz can do his work and I can get some jobs around the house done and re-stock the fridge for son#2 who is in charge while we're away.
Today, (at last) I have finished decorating son#2's bedroom. He's back at home after finishing Uni and he's saving for a deposit on his own place. So his old room is now updated. He is buying himself a new bed and we are having some fitted wardrobes put in. As we speak, son#1 is visiting and putting a blind up in the newly decorated room. I am so happy that one of my lads is good at DIY as MrFuzz and I are completely useless.
Every year MrFuzz buys me a handmade chocolate egg from Sterchi's. It is a tiny chocolate shop in the Yorkshire coastal town of Filey. They have lots of gorgeous goodies to choose from, including delicious Walnut whips and chocolate covered fudges.
I always choose an Easter Bunny Egg (much to the amusement of the shop assistant who always asks for the name of the child so she can pipe it on and I say oh, it's for me) filled with these huge handmade chocolate drops (you don't get this many!)
Time to enjoy a bit of it with a cuppa I think. Hope you've all enjoyed your Easter weekend.
I was upset to find Google Reader was to be given the chop! But I am delighted to have found Bloglovin' it is so much better. It is extremely simple to swap over. I did have to spend a bit of time putting the blogs into groups but it did give me a chance to have a bit of a cull and re-organise. I love Bloglovin' :)
I am being taken out to a country pub for lunch by my two boys today. Aren't I lucky :) I spent the day yesterday visiting my mum and mum-in-law.
*I have had to add moderation to my comments for now. I do apologise for that but I was being bombarded with spam and it was getting silly, taking me 20 minutes every evening to delete it all. Typepad need to do something!!
What the heck is going on with Typepad? Over the past three days I've had over 100 spam comments to delete. I have edited my comments for approval now. It's a pain but needs to done. I hope this helps, otherwise I will have to put the dreaded comment moderation on.
I finally got around to linking my ebay account and Nectar points. I don't know about you but I lurve loyalty points. I know you have to spend money to get them, but if you are buying it anyway and it's a good price, then it is like getting something for nothing. I got a full year subscription to my favourite magazine with my Clubcard points. I save Boots Advantage card points too. I got some great bargains in Boots over the half term break. I shall have to blog about them later in the week.
I have really enjoyed the half term week, sometimes in goes too fast (it always goes too fast) but this week I feel as if I've made the most of my time. Well I am now back at home after 5 days at the seaside and it is time to tackle the Sunday night ironing mountain and catch up with some TV.
At last it's half term and I'm on day one of ten lovely days off. I am planning to enjoy every. single. one. of. them.
We are planning to spend a few of the ten days at the coast and if today's weather is anything to go by, then I will be really happy. It's still cold but at last it is bright and even the sun made an appearance. Perfect for cliff top walking, one of my favourite pastimes
I started the day with a bowl of raspberry porridge....yum. I love porridge and make lots of different flavours. This one is healthy and my huge bowl full was only 268 calories. I am cutting down and trying to eat a bit healthier but I am not on a diet ;)
:: For the Raspberry Porridge ::
In a large microwaveable container ( I use a 2 litre plastic jug) Mix 40g of porridge oats, with 100ml of milk, 50ml of water, a handful of raspberries and sugar, honey or sweetner to taste. (I use Splenda). I do like a big spoonful because the raspberries are very tart. Microwave on high for 4 minutes and then transfer to a bowl to cool down a little before eating.
After breakfast I did some cleaning and then decided to have a bit of a pamper session. I've had a bubble bath, face pack, washed and styled my hair and used some of the Body Shop Body Butter I received 3 tubs of for Christmas. That should last me a while. I've had a pedicure & manicure and now i feel all soft and squeaky clean.
I tried this new Styling Oil from Got2b by Schwartzopf, it's really good for a low cost product and my hair is lovely and soft.
Pancakes, what's not to love about 'em? We've had a pancake party with some savoury ones with stew and some..... well lots, of sweet ones. I had one savoury one & two sweet ones which isn't so good seeing as I am supposed to be dieting! But I do adore pancakes, good job it's only once a year and followed by Lent.
This years favourite sweet toppings have been,
lemon & sugar
orange & sugar
nutella & strawberries
nutella, banana & whipped cream (naughty but very nice)
Has it really been so long since I blogged, whoops.
I haven't even been reading my favourite blogs either which is unheard of for me. I need to catch up in blog land. That is one good thing about this time of year, life seems to slow down a bit and the evenings seem much longer which is never a bad thing.
I've been hoping I'd win the lottery and be able to give up my full time office job and spend my days drinking coffee, going for long walks, baking, reading, crafting and blogging. I shouldn't complain though, because it is Friday and ......
I have the house to myself tonight. So without futher ado, I shall pour myself a large glass of red wine, assemble a plate of delicious cheesy nibbles and pop some 80s tunes on. Let the blog reading commence. Well at least until I get distracted by Pinterest :)