The Day Job What can I say about those cute painted wooden animals?  By day I own and run an independent toy shop. When we moved back to The Midlands not only did I have a house move to contend with along with not feeling well but I also had a business to relocate. As well as running an online business I also had a shop that needed to be moved too. It took some time to find premises here in the right location and at the right price. After much searching we found ourselves a new shop. At the… View Post

It’s hard to believe that another month is over and we are already half way through the year.  I really think this past month has flown by and I think that may be down to being so busy.  I have a lot of work on with my business Lou Lou and Jim Jams Toys at the moment promoting our new shop in Quarry bank in The Midlands.  I’ve also had fun being part of a local bloggers community which is something I’ve not had the pleasure of being part of before now. Being A Food Blogger I have been lucky… View Post

Its hard to believe that we have now come to the end of May and I am writing about my favourite things.  Five months of the year have gone by and the dreams and hopes I had for the year are not coming to fruition.  I am hoping that the remainder of the year can at least see some of them come true.  I know I can hope. Being A Food Blogger I love cooking nearly as much as I love eating meals I have cooked!  I really enjoy writing my food blog, I just wish I had more time… View Post

April was a month of ups and downs.  A month full of good times and a month filled with things I didn’t particularly like.  My health hasn’t been good.  There have been a number of days and nights were chronic pain has won.  I don’t like the times it wins.  Those aren’t good times.  Despite these down times here are a few things that have I have been loving and made me happy. Daughters Bedroom My ‘little girl’ turns 13 in a few weeks time.  Its the right time to loose the bright pink and lilac colour scheme and have a… View Post

I can honestly say March has flown by and I have been lucky to have a few things in my life that I love.  It was full of ups and full of downs.  These are the five things I’ve loved this month. I’ve loved: Pretty New Stationery  This month I’m putting this lovely new blog planner to good use. To put it to really good use I could do with another 6 hours a day. I’m sure you know what I mean.   I wouldn’t use this time to do things, to work but instead to rest. I’m shattered right… View Post