Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Few More............

Another little bunny egg cosy,

Olwyn Bunny

and Hazel Mouse are all now listed in my Etsy shop. 

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the  MacMillan Nurses.

Olga Kitty has already sold and will soon be sunning herself in Australia, lucky thing.

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter weekend..

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Bitterly Cold..........

On Thursday we braved the bitterly cold weather, which is supposed to be Spring, for a walk along the deserted beach.
I think we are going to be spending a lot more time across here in the coming months.

The school holidays started a week ago and we've barely been across the doors what with the weather being so cold and the fact that my heart just hasn't been into anything lately. I do know I have to make more of an effort though as it's not fair on the boys and my mam wouldn't have wanted it this way.

We stopped for what is becoming our usual sandwich and hot drink before continuing on our stroll. With the weather being so bad the sea has thrown up more treasures than usual so we all had a good time looking for them.

Dad found quite a few big lumps of coal and he told us stories about how when he was just a little boy he would go to a part of the beach a bit further along from here with his bike and find coal to take home for his mams fire. He explained to the boys how when he was their age there wasn't any central heating and the coal fire was the main source of heating for the whole house.

There weren't any fisherman on the Pier today it was all shut off because of the high waves.

When we got home we sorted out or finds. The treasures above are Milo's , minus a crab claw which stank the house out and also resulted in his coat being washed as the smell was so bad!!.

Below are mine and Gabe's . We had been on a sea glass hunt and were very pleased to find 2 bits with letters on and some quite big bits too. I've put a penny on one piece so you can judge the size. Not a bad haul don't you think?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Back on the 14th March , when the sky was blue and there was a little bit of sun, Dad and I went for a walk along the beach.   We sat and had a hot drink and a bacon sandwich at a place called the ' Cat and Dog Steps'  ( I must remember to do a post on that) and we heard a man talking about a baby seal which had been stranded by the tide.

So of course we had to go and see for ourselves, the pup wasn't hard to find lying not far from the pier wall. It was perfectly well and quite relaxed. The coastguards were aware of it and had put up a sign saying so and advising people not to go to close, those seals have very sharp teeth you know.

We watched  for quite a while as it lay there having a nap , the occasional scratch and opening its eyes to survey its surroundings . It really was beautiful and you could just sink into those big eyes. Fingers crossed it got back home alright when the tide came back in .

For those who enquired the word 'pump' also means 'fart' ha ha 

Friday, 22 March 2013


My longest outstanding WIP is finally finished...... it's not perfect , the sewing is all over the place and the wadding was far too thick but it's done.

Started September 2008 finished 30th January 2013.

Now I just have to dig out my others and see if I can get them finished too.

Oh, and the bananas from my previous post were noticed. Gabe really liked them but Milo got a bit embarrassed so on his next one I wrote the word 'pump'. That one went down well with his friends and raised a smile.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Banana Tattoo............

This morning I put these in the boys lunch boxes ........... I wonder if they will notice !

I got the idea for a Banana Tattoo from Pinterest. All you have to do is get a pin and make lots of little holes in the banana skin in the shape or letters that you want and almost immediately it goes brown . Easy Peasy .

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Cosy or Cozy ? .........

I would just like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the lovely comments and messages that you left regarding my mam. My apologies if I haven't replied. Her passing was a shock to us all as she was at home and recovering nicely from her operations when she took ill.

One thing I would like to do in her memory is to continue to support the Macmillan Nurses which was mams favoured charity. With that in mind the lovely Julie has allowed me to sell some bunny egg cosy's ( or should that be cozy's ) with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to that charity.

If you are interested in any of the above you can find them here.  There were a few more but these have already sold and I'm also hoping to add more items too. I'll try to keep you updated.

Thank you so much again ...........

Monday, 4 March 2013

Mam ............

My mams favourite place was the beach , she liked nothing better than walking along the coast with my dad no matter what the weather was this is where she was happiest.

Rest In Peace mam............ there aren't enough words to say how much I love you and am going to miss you xxx