Sunday, 2 June 2013

May Happy Things

Cupcakes for work

Amazing new Soap Nuts for laundry

The best steak we've ever eaten!

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

A very fancy Hen Weekend at a very fancy barn

Camping with the Boy and my Sister and Brother in Law


Lush Garden Greenary

Bread making - completely addicted

Eggs Benedict - one of the best meals!

Straspberries - and boy they were tasty

Outdoor time - BBQ count 5

Swimming in a lovely warm pool

Mexican Food

This little lady

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Norfolk Broads

After living in Norfolk for nearly 14 years, we finally hired a Boat and spent a day on the Broads. Now we've walked around many a Broad, had picnics and camped, but never actually been on them. It was a very exciting day, especially as it was my Birthday treat. Eight of us clambered aboard for whole day of fun.

I am quite surprised how much stuff we thought we needed for the day - bags and bags of stuff; Hampers, BBQs, Gas Stove, Kettle, Blankets, Cake, and lots of Cameras.

We cruised out of Wroxham, passing lots of pretty waterside homes and then we were out onto the River Bure. We were all like little children, exclaiming loudly on spotting a Heron, Marsh Harrier or Pink Footed Goose. It really was quite amusing. After the first half an hour we calmed down and settled into the pace of the Broads. It was peaceful and serene; quite simply perfect in the sunshine.

We stopped for lunch near How Hill on the River Ant - the Boys tended the BBQs and cooked a wonderful lunch. What is it about Boys and BBQs?!

Then there was Cake - I made Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes, Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes and Chocolate and Hazelnut Cupcakes. If there's a Birthday, you need Cake. But Cake is even better outside on a Boat! Heavenly.

And there were presents - I am a very lucky girl. My Friends know me so well and my Husband even bought me a Captains Hat which I did wear for the whole day. It was such a lovely day and I can't wait to go on the broads again; it was so magical and beautiful.

Friday, 3 May 2013


We recently our first ever Wardrobe after nearly 14 years of being together - it meant that we had to re-organise our Bedroom which left a very large blank space on one wall. made word cloud that's full of our favourite places and it's going to be printed a whooping 1189 x 841 mm. I can't wait for it to go up.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April Happy Things

The arrival of Spring!

Camping in North Wales

Our first Broads trip - despite living in Norfolk for 14 years!

Street Children are definitely not a happy thing, but I ran a Charity event at work for the Railway Children and raised lots of money for this more than worthy cause.

Beautiful Swan

Flowers from my Husband

Birthday Dinner

Cake Decorating

My new found love of breadmaking

Homemade Tortillas

Anglesey Abbey

Birthday presents on a boat!


How the Welsh deal with their Snow - pile it up high!

Sunsets over the sea

March Happy Things

Hexie Patchwork Kit for my lovely Mum for  Mothers Day

Ceramic Painting

Our new dresser

My own hexies - I love making these

A new tent! Lots of camping will happen this year.

The beautiful Rosie eyeing up her favourite toy

Bakewell Tart

New Shoes!

Mexican Food

Pretty Paper Pads

Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

Pretty Colours

The last of our autumnal blackberries

Camping in North Wales