I learnt to knit when I was about 7 or 8 and to be honest all I ever knit was scarfs.  Back and forth I would go with no real aim.  I started to crochet about the same time and found I much preferred to crochet than knit.  A few years ago I was speaking to a friend who could knit and she was telling me about how she knitting a pair of socks.  Right then I decided I wanted to be knitting socks! From then until now I have being stopping and starting again trying to knit socks.  But… View Post

Late last year on a sunny October morning we went on a day trip along the Cambrian coast to the seaside town of Criccieth. Criccieth is a beautiful seaside town with 2 lovely beaches which are separated by 13th Century Castle perched high on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay in North Wales. We walked from the train station down to the south beach, a walk of around 10 minutes down to the sea front.  Although it was October the skies were blue and there wasn’t really much wind.  We paid our entry fee to the castle and started the climb… View Post

I love afternoon tea and I don’t really need much of an excuse to have afternoon tea. In December I took a day trip to Derbyshire to take a look at the Christmas decorations and have afternoon tea at Chatsworth House.  Each year Chatsworth decorate the inside the house using a specific theme.  This year it was all about the Nutcracker.  The whole of the house was spectacularly decorated with many Christmas trees and Nutcrackers. After touring the decorated house we went to the old stable block which has now been converted in to a cafe and gift shop.  Our table… View Post

When I turn 40 I wrote 50 by 50 goal list I’d like to achieve before I turn 50. Over the past 3 1/3 years personal circumstances have meant that some of these goals really aren’t appropriate now. This year I intend to update the goal list and work on the following goals: 1  Knit A Pair Of Socks 2 Rewrite Will This really is something I need to get on top of and quickly.  Hoping to have started the process by the end of this month. 3  Complete Three Crochet Projects I have way to many crochet projects and have… View Post

I’m not one for New Years resolutions as I find the minute I say I am going to do something then it all goes pear shaped usually because I put too much pressure on myself.  what I prefer is some achievable goals.  In 2017 where my blogging is concerned I would like to: 1  Post More Consistently This may not seem much to some of you but to me it is a huge step for me.  I need to get in to a blogging routine as I want to expand my blogs and the opportunities they bring me.  I would… View Post

This are my top five posts of 2016: 1 Benefit Brow Shaping Kit One post I never thought would be so popular was my review of the Benefit Brow Shaping kit by Benefit. I’m not one for over dramatic eye brows and like to keep my natural looking but the outer edges of my brows are a little lighter and I like to define them a little more. This kit is perfect for the natural look. 2.  Manicures And Pretty Nails Who knew my top 2 posts of 2016 would be beauty related. Manicures are something I find so relaxing and… View Post

After attempting to blog for 25 consecutive days for Blogmas 2016 I’m rather surprised that I have managed 17 days.  An unexpected trip away put paid to me missing 8 days but I’m happy with what I achieved.  I really didn’t think I would manage that many posts but I now know if I am going to attempt something like this again then I need to get a little more organised.  Something which I plan on doing for next year as I would like my blogging to be far more organised that it has been this year. Behind the scenes… View Post

Family Christmas films…..who doesn’t love shutting the front door, cranking the fire up and snuggling down to watch a family Christmas films? With the big day very near, yes, its tomorrow(!!!) what better way to relax then with a family film. Here are my top 10 family Christmas films 1 Home Alone 2  Miracle on 34th Street 3  Nativity Trilolgy 4 Disney’s Scrouge 5 Love Actually 6  Its a wonderful Life 7  Elf 8  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9  Arthur Christmas 10  Muppet’s Christmas Carole These are my top 10 family Christmas films.  Does your family have a Christmas favourite?  … View Post