Saturday, 31 March 2012

Little One

This screen print was part of a commission by a very lovely expectant mother:)

Hope you're having a fab weekend,
I've started learning Italian!
It was on my bucket list to learn a foreign language and as I'm climbing up 3 Italian volcanoes it seemed natural to learn Italian,
It's coming along slowly, but I'm very surprised how I seem to be picking it up,
I listen to a cd in the car every day so hopefully by September I'll be able to say
" it's blooming hot on this volcano!"
Ciao miei amici x

Friday, 30 March 2012

short back and sides...

My friend Steph is magic with a pair of scissors
and yesterday she brilliantly spent ages trimming my hair!
My first hair cut!
I decided to go for short back and sides rather than a  back and bubbly look or bouffant number,
I think she's done a grand job!
Thanks Steph for your loveliness xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

you're so lovely

I screen printed some more of my 'you're so lovely' card today.

How fab is this gorgeous sunshine!
Happy days:)

Monday, 26 March 2012

chim chim-in-ey...

chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cheree!

A couple of weekends ago we visited the beautiful city of  Edinburgh
We had a fab time!
The kids couldn't believe how many chimney pots there were,
we concluded that they needed a lot of fires in scotland because it was so cold!
I thought they looked wonderful standing to attention on the sky line.
I hope good luck will rub off on you today!


Friday, 23 March 2012

a bit of elbow grease...

I've been screen printing a new 'Free Spirit' screen print  and experimenting with different colours, although it's so hard to show this on the scanner and by taking a photograph!
 This second edition is printed in Petrol blue, magenta and ivory and look different to the original black, red and beige.
It feels good to be doing lovely normal things:)... if you can call dressing your Son in a giant inflatable green alien head so he can moon walk a mile for Sports Relief!
Have a fab creative weekend :)

Monday, 19 March 2012

What a week!

Where did last week go!??
We were all so lovely and busy in the spring sunshine!

I did a bit of screen printing for a commission,

We had a fantastic Afternoon Tea Hosted by my friend Gillian, for the 3 Volcanoes Trek,
my friend Christine is cutting the cake there!
What a fab afternoon!
Gilli had made jams ( Apple Jelly and Sloe Gin no less!) and gorgeous cakes, I'd dabbled in a bit of late night baking myself, and had success making Strawberry and Polenta cakes and some mini fairy cakes 
( notice how I'm mentioning the successes, lets just forget about the rose water buns/dough blobs and the fact that the mini fairy cakes were the 3rd attempt!...I'm no domestic goddess! )
What a fabulous success! 
We raised a wonderful £141!
Massive Thanks Gilli for hosting your a star!!X

Then we whizzed down to Oxford to see lovely friends,

Had a wonderful mothers day,
Hope all you fab mums out there were spoilt rotten!

You didn't know I could levitate on the lawn did you, Sonny's captured it here beautifully :)

Then whizzed back home with sleepy peeps,

and bang! Monday again!
and I'm trekking up and down these Yorkshire hills in training once again! I missed Lil though today,

it's very therapeutic trekking up and down dale on your own, you put the world to rights in your head as you march round!
Have an ab fab Monday!

Monday, 12 March 2012


Lil had a teacher training day today so we went walking together for 3 hours this morning,
it was lovely to have some just me & Lil time and feel the wind through my hair, magic.

Lil on the other hand decided not to feel the wind through her hair but wear the biggest bobble hat she could find!

It was fab to see that spring has sprung and nature is busy doing naturey things, fab!

I've ended Monday by doing a 3 mile run which I think has just about finished me off! 
Hope you had a fab Monday:)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Apples

Last night we went to see The apples, They were brilliant!

They were very funky and great to let your hair down to, which I did! yes the head scarf has come off and it felt liberating to say the least, all my friends were so positive about it which really boosted my confidence because I was very nervous to expose the 'ole Barnett. 
I look like an 80's skin head but I don't care! It just feels so good to feel the sun on my head. Sonny informed me I looked beautiful and that he loves me very much (hence the term love is blind!) but that will do for me! all the men in my life love me the way I am! fab !

The drummer of this band was amazing! so talented,
If you like a bit of funky Jazzy music, and you liked 'The Brand new Heavies' and 'Galliano' in the 90's then you'll love The Apples! I recommend them!

Can you count shaking your booty as Volcano Trek training?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

This is what I'll look like....

Trekking up the volcanos according to Sonny.

Sonny said first he did me bald and then added my 'little' hair which I have now,
I said I hoped by September my hair would have grown considerably more than that,
so he drew on lots more.
I love how you can see the original spikey bits underneath!

and my lemons are called...

sorry, it just made me 'laff'! too much Benny Hill and carry on films as a kid,
why not Betty or Edna? 
Other friuts have such names as William (pears) Paula Red, Granny smith & Johnathan (apples) Valencia & Cara (oranges), 
I actually think my lemons are very happy with their name, 
What are your lemons called?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

feed me...

... coppers, shrapnel, mucky money ( as Skyla once said!)

My Gran always told me "look after the pennies and the pounds will look after them selves" ... as she put 20p's into her denture tablet tube which fitted perfectly and when full could fit  £20 in which easily paid for ice creams when the van came round, 
 eeee memory lane, it's lovely when you walk down it!

So meet Percy, our penny eater, all for my 3 volcano's challenge!
every little helps as Mr Tesco says!

Talking of memory lane, I thought I'd do a quick blog freshen up, only quick!
I found this pic of me as a youngster! Look how short my dress is! 
That's not a dress it's a top! 
Where are my tights, leggings, trousers? My Mum must have had the twin tub on a boil wash that week!
Have a fab day!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

a little drop of sunshine...

...for you all this glorious Thursday morning!

Happy St Davids day ...... springs coming Yay!

.... can't wait to whip my head scarf off and feel the sun on my head! 
not long now I reckon, my friend is cutting my hair next Tues! believe it or not! eeeeee it's exciting having hair again! at the mo it's so baby soft and fluffy, like a little Easter chick!
...but soon I'll be able to do this!
and last night I stayed up and wrote my 3 volcano's trek challenge training programme, I've joined the local gym too!....serious stuff!

Have a fab sunny hairy springy day!!!!