Lazy post

Hence titled as I was too idle to take decent photos and found myself hopping around trying not to cast shadows on aforementioned pics. OH DEAR ME NUFF SAID!

On to some of the Birthday Goodies.........
How excited was I to receive this little HUBBA HUBBA number from the pupil's at school. I am in charge (I know scary) of one of the school's house groups and bless their cotton socks they all chipped in to purchase this mini satchel from the goddess that is Cath Kidston as a big surprise, needless to say there were tears in the office.
Not that they read this.....but the thought is there.

Another new CK product added to the household was this cuter than cute teapot cosy courtesy of my thoughtful brother in law and family.

Thank you.

It is a good job Mr H is so easy going on household things as a lot of men would probably throw a fit if they were surrounded by soo much Cath K! I would like to point out that I do not always get my way......particularly when it comes to holding the TV remote. AHH well you win some........

Ahh now this little bunny friend is someone recently knitted on my Jolly to Wales. Not as cute as the rabbits on Little Cotton Rabbit but he will do ok in the Easter display bowl in the kitchen. Planning ahead and all that.
Finally the sketchbook pages....often sketched at the breakfast table in CK cottage. Quite enjoyed sketching but have decided that drawing skills need further attention.

Have a fun week

Ciao X


Half term antics...

Cath Kidston Cottage
Glyn Ceirog
I was very excited to spend 5 days of the half term here.....
It's not really called Cath Kidston Cottage just incase all you die hard CK fans go hunting, I have called it this for weeks as when we were searching on Cottages for You I found this little gem......Mr H didn't really have a leg to stand on did he?!

We visited Horse shoe falls, which we walked to along the tow path in Llangollen.
Chilly brrrrrrrr but beautiful and peaceful.

We met this little chap on the way back..... Cute, our favourite bird.

After lunch we walked up a big hill !!! to Castell Dinas Bran...

It was very cold up there... I will refrain from being a drama queen and say I suffered from altitude sickness as that would be a big fib.

Mr H left a message.
On the way down the sun came out.
Very high!!
We saw Thomas waiting on the tracks back in Llangollen. That was a childhood blast from the past. My brother used to LOVE! that children's programme. He will go mad if he see's this. I shall have to dig out some pic's of us in our Thomas the Tank cardigans/jumpers knitted by my nan.
The next day we went back to Lake Vyrnwy this time to cycle the 12 miles opposed to walk it!!
COLD but FUN is how I would describe the experience.

It took us nearly 2 hours but it didn't help having me stopping ever so often to take pics.

Magical forest, I kept expecting someone out of Narnia to walk by or a character from The Hobbit.

Frost patterns.......

Thursday we travelled along horseshoe pass, a very winding and steep road.

We went to Ruthin Craft centre to see the silver exhibition and 'All tied up' an exhibition of scarfs.

In the afternoon we visited the Pontycysllte Aqueduct it was very high!! It must feel like your floating in the clouds if you travel down along the canal.


Friday we went to Chester.... I made a few cheeky purchases of the fabric type!!
If you look hard you can see it's snowing!

It was a very restful week. In between getting out and about I have been sketching and knitting an Easter Rabbit using a Debbie Birkin pattern I am adapting. CUTE.
Well must dash will try to show you all my sketches and Birthday goodies some time this week ahead. I need to crank myself back up to work mode now....ahh just few hours left of holiday mode though.
Ciao x


New Beginnings!

A very quick hello all :)

Just wanted to drop in and fill you in on what has happened of late in the Hov household.

Thank you all for your kind comments I am sorry that I have not got in touch with any bloggy friends of late but it has been very busy here!

The finished bedroom......

Mr H treated me to my radio on Wednesday for the big 30th I was sooooooooo excited and have been able to listen in the morning's! Thank you Mr H xx

It was my 30th Birthday on Wednesday and I decided to celebrate in a true tea party stylee with a childhood twist.....
My birthday cake below (made by my nan) was a replica of one from when I was a small child!! Bless nan she is ACE I hope I have the energy and ability she does when I reach her age. She is eighty this year a real super trouper nan!

A smiley

Today we went to the park..... with Mr H's brother, his wife and our lovely niece, we had fun feeding the ducks and visiting the big conseravtory with the tropical plants.
Our first TRUE glimpse of spring.

Dinner time....
Beautiful victorian conservatory...

With its hidden jewel's


Bird of paradise

So we have had few fun packed and busy weeks, luckily it is half term and so we are off for our mini jolly to Wales. Lots of walking, crafting, reading and chillling to follow. We are very excited as it is our first proper break since the mini moon in Betty the camper van.

Happy Valentines everyone.

Ciao X



Hello all just a quick up date as to what has been going on in the life of Piccalily and Blossom.
I made some more cushions/lavender bags etc to restock the two stores.
'Made Uppingham Leicestershire'

'Lavender Blue Market Harborough Leicestershire'

This weekend we needed to get out in the fresh air, we had enough after being cooped up painting the bedroom.
Cannock Chase

Dew caught on the grass.

Moody sky......on a cold day

Tonight.... Another busy one, I had the idea that I would make some cakes for a charity sale at school. My brother called round and ended up pitching in. Mr H on the other hand was very busy, being otherwise engaged. TEHE....

Military operation

The finished product, hope the pupils like them!

The real macoy!
So I hope all is well in your world, I have so many mini projects on the go I just cannot fit them in. Another late night tomorrow as it is open evening till 9pm. Then Wednesday it is my
30th Birthday.
The bedroom is finished, I will show you a pic later in the week. Must dash now.
Ciao x