Well, our winter rest is coming to an end again, we start work next month but before that we have got spring training and other various training and commitments, so I am sitting in the sewing room finishing the last of the projects I set myself. When I finish today, I will put the embroidery…

Time to Jazz Up Vera

We’ve been thinking for some time that Vera needs a makeover. We have had her since April 2016 and although we loved the interior when we first bought her, we have noticed that she is a little tired and would benefit from a little remodelling. I have in my mind colour combinations which is totally…

Children’s Christmas Service

Apologies but this was found in my drafts folder, apparently I’d forgotten to save and publish it before Christmas D’oh!!!! Oh how lucky are we to be Grandparents and get invited to Harry’s School Christmas Service at the local Church. Standing room only by the time we got there and that was 20 mins before…

Gingerbread, Operation and UFO’s

Firstly, let me apologise for not posting anything since before Christmas. Obviously, the festive season got in the way of all things blogging and we’ve been busy doing other things… family, friends, Christmas etc, etc. I hope you all had a good one and that all your Christmas lists were fulfilled. We had a great…

Update on James Martin’s Christmas Cheesecake

Just an update on the Cheesecake post from the other day. This recipe is soooooo easy it’s crazy it’s this good. I will confess that I couldn’t find Asda Macarons (or Macaroons). They are online but none of the shops seem to stock them. So I purchased the ingredients to make them, then ultimately found frozen…

Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men…

Tuesday 13th, should have known that things wouldn’t go according to plan. However, a few weeks ago, I noticed that The 2016 Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour was coming to Leicester on Tuesday 13th December. Great I thought, we’ll collect the boys after school (at 3pm) and go and see it then perhaps treat them to something…

Lazy Sunday

I had every intention of having a lazy Sunday today, however, it hasn’t turned out quite as expected. We had the boys overnight, so were woken up about 6:30am by 2 wide awake grandchildren, how do they have so much energy first thing in the morning? It’s like the batteries have been recharged and they…

Getting Ready for Christmas

Good morning, I apologise for not writing sooner, but the time has flown past since we’ve been home. The house is nearly ready for the festive season, the tree is up and decorated, the rooms are festive including the boys bedroom with their own tree and lights (they like seeing it). When we put up…

Mutterings at being home…

It feels as though we’ve been away in Vera since March. We were looking forward to coming home, so I was very surprised that I didn’t sleep too well last night. Perhaps our bed is too soft or the bedroom was quite warm. Don’t know but hopefully it’ll get better. It’s lovely to be home,…