Simple Things #2

Warming stew . . . Starting this autumn as I mean to go on!


A side order of delightful felt cherries anyone? These lil babes from the wood will soon be gracing the top of a cupcake. Stay tuned.


Simple things #1

"Wearing novelty socks" sitting watching tv on a Saturday night in my pyjamas.


Pimp my Zara Knit

Not long ago I was out shopping (as you do being female of the species) I came across this little beauty in Monsoon. My eyes met the beautiful knit and sweet decoration. I reached for the price tag, and thought WOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH there how much??? And......... we are in a recession? Hmm me thinks those that have the cash to splash on this simple knit can carry on. I on the other hand did a deft little u turn and left Monsoon with a a click of my heels. I didn't look back!!

Sad to say that little knit had tugged at my shopping heart strings (my purse strings were still in recovery from shock). So I continued with my shopping quest and whilst I was in the Bull Ring market area purchased a piece of lace (£1.00) and two collar pieces (£1.50) and had a little vision of my own which involved a much cheaper Zara knit. GOK where-ever you are you would be proud.

Today hurrah well this evening, when I probably should have been busy making more for my stall, I decided to Pimp that Zara knit. I am pleased with the outcome. I just hope it fits tomorrow after my indulgent day of eating chocolate digestives and crafting. Well it all goes hand in hand doesn't it....craft a bit have a cup of tea and a cheeky biscuit or two.....three... OK so I ate most of the packet but I'm not counting!!!

Ethel the Great Crafting genius she is has taken it upon herself to take charge of the sewing basket. Pity I can't put her to work, I would gladly share my chocolate digestives!!

Have a good week everyone

A Belgian Moment

After last weekends school trip to France/Belgium I have quite enjoyed my weekend at home. Just stopped mid crafting for a cheeky Belgian hot chocolate marshmallows and candied roasted almonds. Well it is autumn and surely the sugar will keep me going for a little while at least.
Enjoy your Sunday xx


On my desk Friday

Inspirational images from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design this particular image is from a printed textiles student. I love the retro camera image. Enjoy your weekend x


Bye bye Britannia

Off to Ypres France to the battlefields.


On my desk Friday.....

Ok so its the end of the week and I have managed to get through work relatively unscathed. My desk still needs adressing as I left work for the weekend, but I am getting there after feeling somewhat flicked back into reality but then thats what its like when you teach. I was given a copy of Jane Eyre this morning in assembly as I am now a form teacher of Bronte House. I have year 7 so its really lovely seeing them settle in. Trouble is I will most definitely have to go back to yoga as I am bending over to hear them speak at times. It does not always help being 6ft!!

Well off for an unwind and glass of vino.

Enjoy the weekend ahead
Tidy desk tidy mind.....as you can see my desk is like a dumping ground hmmm!

Sushi Lunch.....How cute is the little soy sauce fish?? 


The Simple Things

A new magazine was released today oh joy of joys it was there waiting for me in Sainsbury's. A little light reading and a bit of crochet just bliss.
Enjoy your evening.
Blossom x


Summer Lovin...... looking back

I had a truly fantastic summer visiting lots of places and spending time at home. Back to school for me now, but I always love this time of year and the sense that Autumn is on its way. I am lucky I have two New Year starts, so here is to my New Academic year my 10th year of teaching. Still loving it!! All the best for your autumn ahead.


London St Paul's in the distance

Visited Olympic Village no access all areas sadly 

Wooh Liberty tastic at Statford tube stop/Westfield

In Regents Park
We saw Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream in the open Air theatre in Regents Park
Warwick Castle

View from the top!!

Birds of prey show

British Design  visited with pupils at school before the summer.

We saw the British Design exhibition and the Ballgowns exhibition which is still on at the moment and well worth the visit.

Trip to Africa with school lots of sketching completed

Love dem bugs!!

Weston Super-Mare sand sculptures festival
on till the end of September
Under the bed somewhere

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

A true Brit.......?