Thursday, 22 November 2007

WIP finished

Finally I can show you a picture of Robert the bear, who I have been knitting for Tony's Birthday. He is from a book -The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley. Tony chose him and decided he should be red. I used Rowan Classic Poppy and Donkey colours with added plastic beans to give him some weight. I finished him off with a golden yellow bow.

We also gave Tony an ipod video which I made a pocket for from material and batting.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Happy Birthday Tony

It's Tony's Birthday today. He is the best daddy in the world to his two girls Alice and Emily, and my best friend/husband.

Happy Birthday Darling.

Love from Jane, Alice, Emily, Mum and Dad (visiting Australia) xxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Coughs & Colds

Tony and I have succumbed to yet another cold which is accompanied by a cough which makes your eyes and ribs ache (because we are coughing so much) ouch!!!
Last weekend we went to visit Al at Uni, took her out to lunch at Frankie & Benny's. Caught up on each others news and had lovely food.
Thankyou all for your comments I do appreciate them and was delighted to find many other tea/coffee drinkers amongst my blogging friends.

Friday, 9 November 2007

A Stash of Tea

Monkee is really happy, he's found my stash of tea.

There's PG, Assam, Jasmine, Green & Yorkshire

Which one does he choose? PG tips of course,
Jane's favourite is Yorkshire Tea or a fruit smoothie.
Tony likes coffee or grapefruit juice
Emily likes milkshake, chocolate or strawberry.

Aaaaaaah! a lovely cup of tea
So what is your favourite drink?
Please leave a comment and tell us what you think!
I'm sorry if this post is all jumbled up blogger is being contrary!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Monkees Rule!

Look who's come to live. (Monkee maker has been busy, you didn't know she supplies PG)

"There's a monkey in the box of Tea" said Emily jumping up and down in excitment

'Can I come out now?'

'Phew, its nice to be out of the box!'

Emily made Monkee a little house so he could eat his smarties and drink tea.

'Mmm, tea'

'Ah, that's better.'

'This is a picture of the inside of my little house!'
'Hey I found a friend'

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Recharged Batteries

We had a lovely weekend down in Dorset. On Saturday we visited Sherborne for Cheesy Chips in the Three Wishes Restaurant and we had a wander around the shops. We found two small Christmas gifts and added several more things to my wish list (the sort that will just remain a wish, because we/I don't really need these things!). These are a beautiful Radley handbag in black with a brown dog motif and matching stitching, a pair of amethyst earings, Port Meirion crockery and a coffee set in white with a silver rim.
Then in the charity shop Tenovus I spotted a pretty glass bowl which I couldn't resist. It cost £1.75 (approximately $4 US).

This morning I took these photos with the sun shining on the bowl. It has a lustre finish and looked stunning in the sunlight.
This evening Em has lost a tooth and is hoping the Tooth Fairy will visit!
WIP Knitting a Teddy Bear for Tony's birthday.

Friday, 2 November 2007

"Hands off Christmas"

After reading Little house by the Sea blog which had a news item on it about Down grading Christmas. My reaction was how dare they (the think-tank)?! "Hands off our Christmas"