thoughts on allsorts!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Fun, fun, fun!!!!

Fancy something exciting to look forward to next year - say, around October time? Well my lovely friend Trash is planning a mahoosive get together for all us crafty gals!!! If you want to find out what its all about go to I think it will be amazing!


Thursday, 23 September 2010

New arrival!

This little ball of fluff arrived 1 week ago - with four siblings! So in about 9 weeks time, he/she , plus 1 other,will be coming to live chez nous!


Sunday, 19 September 2010


Well, what a week! What with all three of mine having their birthdays - not the best planning on my part!! We kicked off with Em's 21st - she'd had a party a few weeks previously but decided she would like to go bowling on her birthday - so off we went - it was a great fun evening, not least as i out-bowled my son!!! Minor miracle as i'm usually crubbish!!!

After we finished there was some eating and then they spied the arcade and off they went, Em and Rosie headed straight for the dance machine - i wish i'd had a video, it was hilarious!
Back home there was birthday cake!! The theme of the cake was things dearest to Em's heart - shoes and bags!

Dan's birthday was the next day - he ended up with two birthday cakes, one from M&S - the chocolate caterpillar one!- and his lovely girlfriend made him one too!
The OMG heading above refers to this - quadbiking!!!!
When Tom mentioned it i thought it would be him and his mates, but oh no!! He wanted us all to go - well, i've never done it before and thought i would probably end up at the back going slow!!
It was a-maz-ing!!! I loved it - i have to say the pics here are the ones on the website (the beginners circuits)- as we were all doing it there was no-one to take pictures, which was a great shame. It was a huge extreme sports centre - we all got told how to use the bikes, got kitted out with hats and overalls, and off we went - starting on a small course and then moving on to other courses - we went on 5 altogether, each getting more difficult. As i got onto the more difficult courses i did find i was going slower round the sharp, narrow and very rutted bends, but apart from that i was surprised how fast i went - inbetween courses there were fields to go round and everyone loved it as we all raced along - i think i had the biggest smile on my face almost the whole way round!!
So it was a brilliant end to a hectic week, but boy am i paying for it now, everything aches!!!
hope you are having a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 12 September 2010


That is the best word to describe the lovely holiday i've just had - beautiful house to stay in, fantastic place and amazing views - even the weather was kind to us most of the time! No cooking, cleaning, animals to take care of or worry about for a whole week! Mind you the organizing beforehand was a nightmare!!! I'm very lucky to have such wonderful friends - some did mornings, some evenings and some weekend!!

But here are some pics that made all the organizing worthwhile - i won't bore you with too many as i took loads!! The place is Brixham in Devon.
This is where we stayed - see the house with a blue door in the wall - it was gorgeous, right on the harbour with all these lovely views - we had to get a place big enough to fit 8 of us in!

There was a lot of walking, crabbing, fishing and eating going on!

This is a pic of me and the girls, on the left is Em and on the right is Grace, Dan's girlfriend - we were rather out of puff as we had just walked up a long hill to get this lovely view!

Anyway, enough of the pics - have to now get ready for a rather busy week!! Tomorrow is Em's 21st, Tuesday is Dan's birthday and Friday is Tom's - so am rushing around now trying to wrap presents and write cards plus take all the pins out of the quilt i've made for Em (pics later in the week)!
hope you all have a lovely week.