Sunday, 6 January 2013

Moors Valley Country Park

Yesterday we went to Moors Valley Country Park.  It's a great place to visit because you just pay to park the car so you don't have to spend any more money if you're on a budget or if you want you can pay for a ride on the steam train, Go Ape or lunch in the cafe.  Also the area is vast and full of wooden obstacles and playthings for children and adults with an inner child!!

 My daughter being an ape, and yes she did decide to wrap up just in case it snows!!

The cheeky and cheerful baby of the family.

Monkeying around!

Three of my four children, my eldest did come with us but he's become camera shy!

Friday, 4 January 2013

New Year's Sale Folksy Friday

Seeing as it's the start of a New Year and everybody knows that January is a time to buy in the sales, this weeks Folksy Friday is all about the sale items that have caught my eye.  Enjoy Browsing!




Hope you like my selection, choosing was a difficult task.

Maria x

Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Eve 2012

Well it's the last day of the year again, time seems to have past so quickly, yet not so good times have dragged,  this year has had some difficult moments for me personally however I'm not going to dwell on the past, but I will focus on good times and plans for the new year ahead.

The Best Moments of 2012 (in no particular order!)

Camping in the New Forest, where time seems to slow down and peace and harmony prevails!!

A hot week in July when we spent more time on the beach than at home, a perk of living near one of the best Beaches in England!!

After a lot of tears and upset for over 6 months, my youngest son aged 4 stayed at pre-school with a smile and a wave for Mummy.

My eldest 2 sons celebrating their 16th and 13th birthdays within 16 days of each over, an expensive time but fun all the same.

The Olympic and Para Olympic games.  I never for one moment thought that these events would mean anything to me, in fact I thought the whole thing was going to be quite boring. Maybe living in the town where the sailing events were hosted helped me get totally sucked in and caught up in the spirit of it all.

Things to be Excited About in 2013

Starting a ceramics course (thanks for the gift Mum!) and carrying on with my new venture 'Careish' which I did start this year but because I was foolish and didn't back up my designs I've had to start again with.

I hope you all enjoy this time of reflection and hope for the year ahead.  Whatever you're doing tonight have a fab time !! :)


Saturday, 17 November 2012

November Rockets

A little selection of goodies from the November rockets daily listing club.  Perfect for giving or treating your self!! Click the links to view all their details.

Trilby Style Hat

Gardeners Journal