Monday, December 26, 2011

Twas the blog after Christmas

Christmas Is over for another year. All went well and all the planning and cooking was worth it. Christmas Eve with A's family was lovely - paving finished - sort of - and a perfect evening outside in the garden by the pool. Just what I had always imagined. And then my little family on Christmas Day with some extra good friends - different and lonelier without James but still happy. I asked H and G what was the best thing about Christmas -H spending time with Leo , getting a Hofner Bass and the food and G - spending time with CC and the food. Food and family - it is what it is all about :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Amy Day

My friend Marya has the Amy Butler Bag book and this week she and Theresa and I had a making day. I am so glad I had two experienced sewers with me as the instructions were a bit of a challenge. But with 6 hrs hard at it I succeeded- And very pretty it is too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Images from G

There is a thing with young girls at the moment to reblog photos from tumblr and other sites that fit a particular style- quirky, cool and a bit styled - a bit Frankie. G is very clear about the sort of images that fit the phenomenon. She has a fabulous Nikon camera and took over 100 photos a day in her quest for a Tumblr worthy image. And I think they look great- what do you think?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tis the season

It's that time of year - it was the staff social club Christmas party today - and we had a great time - I look like I am channelling Hercule Poirot - thanks to the lovely Lee

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stir up Sunday

Stir up Sunday, the day when it is
traditional to make the Christmas pudding is actually the last Sunday in November but as I was sunning myself on a Phuket beach I had to wait a week to make it. And I was very happy to make it completely with ingredients I had in the cupboard!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thai Food is good

Words fail me .....

No sew

It seems at this time of year it is so much harder to see as the Christmas rush and end if school is upon us. I have been out every night this week and long for some quiet time to sew. Doe any one else feel like me? But here is a photo to remind me of a relaxing time.........

Thursday, December 1, 2011


We have had a family holiday on the island of Phuket to celebrate my birthday. Words can't describe how lovely is was so here are the pictures instead. A nice memory for me in my blog space!

Back at it

After ten gorgeous days in Phuket I am back at work - too busy to blog but too many memories to work... so to cheer myself up I had a quick peek at what Anna maria Horner has been up to and look what I found. needle point lovely. Good thing it wont be available until next year when everything else is finished.