A relaxing family holiday we said………..


Packing Day

So the day has finally arrived.  Packing day.  We booked this holiday over 12 months ago, I’ve had that long to prepare and yet I feel totally un-prepared for the task before me.  My stomach is turning at the thought of a 7 hour car journey with 3 children aged 10 and under, not to mention the packing for 5 people, an over night stay on a ferry (which requires separate packing), a picnic and two rucksacks.  The list goes on and my mind feels terrifyingly numb to it all.  More tea and cake, lots and lots of cake.

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Hot Off The Hook #2

This week on HOTH it’s all about dungarees!  I love dungarees on babies.  Its my all time favourite outfit.  They always look so scrummy and comfortable in them.  Dungarees are also super versatile  as you can put various tops underneath to achieve a different “look” and when your toddler is ….. well ……toddling there are no issues of trousers falling down etc.  They’re the ultimate crawling/climbing ensemble both cute and practical!

When I’m selling I like to make a matching hat so its a full out fit like these fox gift sets perfect for photo shoots and baby shower gifts.  If you’d like the pattern I based this make on head over to Linda’s Crafty Corner the pattern comes in 0-3 month and 12-18 months.


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………..When the heffer within strikes no food is safe (background explosion) when the greed in you surfaces and all cake becomes victim to your appetite (imagine a bake well tart screaming)………When you just have a few days where you think  F**k it.  Then you’ve had a DISASTER


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Weekend Round Up

This weekend has been totally fab from Chinese food to cake, Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze to Grease and hair in rollers its been a barrel of laughs from start to finish.


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Still Feeling Positive

So its week 2 of herbalife and I’m still surviving without chocolate.  It was my weigh in day with Chloe today and its not something I was particularly looking forward to.  Whilst Chloe is totally supportive I always feel there’s a trepidation when putting yourself on scales in front of someone.



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Hot Off The Hook #1

So this is the first instalment of hot off the hook and there won’t be much writing just pretty pics of great makes or awful pics of disasters!


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Baby Boy Crochet Sleeping Bag Cocoon Pattern

So I’ve been super busy recently hitting the hook and getting my wool fix.

I attempted this week to make my own item without a pattern a total first for me and I’ve got to say I’m pretty chuffed with the overall result.

I’ve attempted to write a pattern for it.  So here it is in all its glory.  There maybe mistakes and it’s certainly not perfect so please be gentle with me.

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