Category Things that have made me smile today.

How 2012 was for me.

A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]

The Quick Share…..

….today we had a little outing. An excursion of fun. Some friends of mine from work and I, along with Mr M, went to Go Ape! in Bracknell and had a play in the forest…. on Segways! Yep. It was awesome. They have some trails in the woods with bumps and hills and curves. To […]

….and Relax.

These past few weeks have been crazy busy, work has been stressful, people have been angry…. well overdue a break! So thankfully this weekend we went to see my cousin. Along with being amazingly wonderful people with super cute kids, they also live in rural Buckinghamshire in a lovely house with acres of woodland. Lush. […]

Pigeon tales: something funny happened last week……

Last¬†week I had a comment on one of my posts: Well… the pigeon costume is massive. While wearing it at my friend’s party, I couldn’t enter the kitchen, other than edging through the door then reversing back out again, as I literally couldn’t turn around in there,¬†(a good excuse to make Mr M fetch me […]

Sorry guys….

… I have been so busy lately, I have barely had time for anything. So here is a picture of Linux being silly. Yes…. our cat is called Linux. Yep, after the operating system. Mr M named him. The other one, which I named, is called Serratia marcescens. Or you can call her “Marcie” for […]

Today in the house of M..

…. has involved not very much productivity. I was tired, I was feeling lazy…. I had planned to go pick Elderflowers ready for some cordial…. but the weather was iffy and a late call out last night left ne feeling a little less than perky….. So I did a little more of my current cross […]

Jubilee Party Time!

Phew! What a busy day it was! Most of the preparation was done over the weekend, we made Millionaire’s Shortbread, Coconut Macaroons, Bakewell Tarts, Balmoral Tarts (not that great, bit odd, not sure I’ll make them again), Tea Loaf cake, Parsley Pinwheels, Potato salad…. Oh and this: Union Flag-tastic. Altogether, I reckon, a spread fit […]

The CraftBaketacular: day 4, a trip to the fabric shop, cinema, and some Lego

This morning we started the day with a Metafit class, then a quick shower and it was time to get on with stuff! We took a trip into town to get some bits and pieces of fabric, went to see Snow White and the Huntsman (not as bad as I was expecting), then came home […]

The CraftBaketacular: day 3 – Pottergasm.

Today we took the day off from crafting, and took Rivka on a surprise trip out for her birthday. It was a surprise we were going anywhere until yesterday, and up until we turned off the motorway and into the carpark… little did she know that our destination was… Warner Bros Studio Tour! Totally amazing, […]

The CraftBaketacular: Day 1, chilling, sugarcraft, metalwork, and Harry Potter

Two of my best friends arrived today… For a week…. And it’s going to be CraftBaketacular! We started with a spot of lunch at Grounded, then watched some Harry Potter (the first two are awful, so it didn’t matter that we weren’t paying much attention) while chatting and making stuff. Rivka has been making stainless […]