Monday, 21 February 2011
Hello and hope you're all having a lovely, loved-up February.
Mine has been gorgeous so far and yesterday was so heart-warming I wanted to share it with you. Steve and I took the gorgeous scrummy Maddie & Freya to see Steve's mum in North Devon and we had such a lot of fun! The girls sang and chatted all the way down in the car and were so cute trundling around great-nanny's house fetching teddies and organising the soaps in the bathroom!
They both tucked into their lunches, which Maddie told Marg was "dee-lish-us". I've never seen a 2 year old eat so many carrots!! Our trip to the local park wasn't quite so successful and both arrived back at nanny's house with bumps & bruises! They must have been so very tired though because both of them crashed for well over an hour in the back of the car on the journey home!
In the meantime mummy & daddy had got all their painting done - daddy even had some in his hair!
Having to go back to work today was not what I wanted to do ... I wanted to go play again!! Still, I have to admit to being extremely weary by the time I did climb into bed last night!! Don't know how Fi does it every day!
Our email account has been red-hot today and we've had two really exciting opportunities offered to us ... not sure if we'll be able to take them up, but would be great if we could!
Off to make up an order of bunting for baby Hugo's christening ... lots of blue spots, stars and checks - will look fab in the village hall and afterwards in little man's bedroom!!
Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Hi and sorry it's been a while! Amanda and I seem to have so much to do at the moment we've been neglecting you all!
Last week was a bumper week for me - following the lovely coffee morning to raise funds for Taunton Opportunity Group last Friday I was delighted to receive through the post a voucher for a makeover by the lovely Amy Elizabeth, which was first prize in the raffle there! I am looking forward to an hour's pampering at home during my week off soon!
Lucky me, then won January's prize draw by 'liking' Turners Optometrists on facebook and won a pair of Maui Jim designer sunglasses, which I was delighted to collect from the shop recently. I had my photo taken and splashed about on facebook which was all very exciting!
I haven't spent much time making this week, but have rustled up some lovely spring bunting, as you can see above, which I am hoping will go to a good home for a wedding or christening.
I have spent a lot of time in the last couple of weeks tweeting on Twitter to raise our profile and we now have over 460 followers, which is completely staggering and has virtually taken my breath away. Hopefully, our followers will have a look at our shops on Folky (www.folksy.com/shops/tinadarch) & Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/BellaandtheMoo) where we have listed lots of bunting, cushions & children's aprons in all sorts of colours and fabrics!
Our first daffodils have just opened their faces to the sun so spring must be on the way! I can't wait - think this year will be a good one!