Monday, 29 March 2010

Some Bunny Loves You...

Took a photo of Rebecca today for her Easter cards. It took ages to get a good photo, but she enjoyed being drawn on with eyeliner (couldn't find the facepaints!) and getting some bunny ears. We asked to show lots of different emotions in the hope we might get a smile instead of a grimace. We used the slightly mad looking one, but I love the wide open mouth one as it was her "laughing" face :)

Daniel James

Shed a little tear today when I met Louise's new son, Daniel. So happy for them all....

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Honey Biscuits

Dad bought Rebecca some cookie cutters for Easter, so we made the Pooh bear Honey Biscuits today. They called for grated chocolate, but I was feeling lazy, so just chopped it up small. I did not think this through though, as of course it was then impossible to roll out.

Rebecca found it useful though as I turned around to find the rolled out dough full of holes. "I like chocolate, Mummy..." - she had been picking out the lumps of chocolate and eating them :)

Here are the results, some of the cutters were very thin so the shapes broke (of course the lazy-version recipe didn't help!), but if you squint you can make out some WTP characters!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

£1 Bargain

I once bought a pair of knee high boots in Dorothy Perkins for £1, reduced from £40. I think this was a super bargain, especially as I am still wearing them and bought them pre-pregnancy!

Today was a similar bargain for £1. We went to buy a black out blind for Rebecca's room (£59!!! - the penance for having light rooms with large windows) and they were selling ex-display single curtains for £1.

Well an hour with a sewing machine later, and my hall now has curtains. Having always been a bare window, it looks homely now. So, the curtain track was £11.99 - who cares??! THE CURTAINS WERE A POUND!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Just Brazils

Today I popped into the Co-op between dropping of Rebecca and going to my "home office". And, I was amazed to see a box of Just Brazils. I haven't seen these for years. Mum was guaranteed to get a box of these at Christmas and when we asked for a chocolate the answer was always "Yes, but not one of my Just Brazils" - of course, this made the demand for them all the higher :)

So, for the sake of nostalgia, I bought them. The smell of them took me back to Christmas's in Didcot and to be honest they didn't taste that fantastic!! The chocolate is very distinctive and I could clearly remember sitting on the horrendous brown/orange lounge carpet and biting all the chocolate off around the edges.

I won't say it was a great idea to eat an entire box today, but it was great to remember, and to have a good think about my mum.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Made Carly a birthday cake today, and when I opened the box of eggs I found they had been "customised" with little faces exclaiming "help" and "don't break" - one was suspicously silent. It really made me smile!!