Thursday, 9 January 2014


Hello, I have managed to download a blogger app to my IPad which should make writing posts an awful lot easier. So this is a test post to try out the new app.

Little Pumpkin!

Splatty boy!

Here is our new little girl called Pumpkin, she is a real sweetie. We got her in October and she has fitted in so well. She really loves Splatty boy and curls up with him. He in return brings mice in for her to play with! She is just waiting to have her big girl operation and in the Spring she will be able to start going outside.

This new year I decided to try and stick to dry January, no alcohol for the whole month! It's been going well but tomorrow it's my works Christmas party. The dilemma is whether to break it for one night or stay on the wagon! I'm still undecided, it seems a bit rude to miss out on a totally free bar!

It's my favourite day of the week tomorrow - Friday yay! It's craft and coffee in the morning and then a free afternoon. I'm trying to crack on with my rooster yarn granny stripe blanket at the moment. Here it is, what do you think?

The weather has been so very wet here this week, the river Thames has flooded locally, with Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow flooded in places. There are so many gorgeous river front houses just down the hill from us, but I really wouldn't want to be in their shoes right now. I suppose it's the price we have to pay for such a dry Summer. I really hope that the freezing weather across the pond doesn't wing it's way over here. I don't really fancy waking up to an Artic Vortex thank you very much!
I have been trying to organise our digital photos over the past week. The fact that they are spread over four old laptops, had been bothering me. I decided to sort them out and save them all to a memory stick. In the good old days, you sent off your film, got the photos back and then put them into albums. The digital age in my opinion has killed off that simple process. Last weekend, I retrieved the old photos, loaded them all onto a memory stick and then decided to make a memory book for both Daisy and Alex. Luckily Snapfish had 50% off on all of the photo books. The books arrived this week and I am so pleased with them. I think it's a lovely keep sake for the children, and a lovely reminder for us!
I have also dug out my SLR camera, charged the battery and found the SD card, so I have no excuses now for not taking photographs. I would hate the children to look back at their childhood and find large chunks of it missing just because the camera was sat in the cupboard with a flat battery and missing SD card!
Well that's it from me for tonight, time for bed!
Till next time

Alison x x



Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Happy new year to all (I doubt anyone still reads my blog)!

I can't believe a year has passed by with me only making one blog post, but it has. Time just got the better of me in 2013, it was the year of adjusting  to going out to work once again, albeit for only three part time days per week, but it definitely took some getting used to.  

Poor old Pepe, Gingercat, was diagnosed with diabetes at the tail end of 2012 and spent nine months battling this miserable illness.  Sadly in August the vet discovered a tumour in her tummy so we made the sad but kind decision to say goodbye to her.  I still miss her funny ways.  In October we acquired a new pussy cat to keep Splatty boy company, a little black and white kitten called Pumpkin.  She adores Splat and has done from the minute she came home.  He likes her too, and lovingly brings in mice for her to chase around the kitchen!

I have still managed to find time to craft in 2013, crochet still being my favourite.  I have just finished off a baby blanket, and plan to knit my first ever pair of socks this year! 

I would really like to contribute to my blog this year on a regular basis, I love reading blogs still but have found that I haven't had the time or inclination to write which is a real shame,  sometimes it's just that technology gets the better of me.  I want to add some photos today but I'm not  sure how to do so from the IPad!

My main resolution for 2014 is to worry less and to continue to try and improve my fitness and weight loss.  Last year I managed to loose two stone, through a combination of diet and lots and lots of walking. It has felt like a big achievement but I would like to loose some more weight and get fitter?  It all starts tomorrow, no excuses to eat chocolate or drink alcohol now Xmas is over.  I just hope the weather picks up, it's been very miserable here today.  

I shall endeavour to add some photos but I'm not promising it will work!, 

Till next time.

Alison xx