Saturday, 7 April 2012


Hi friends how are you all, I am well.I have received an award from Carol and her daughters over at Simply Scandinavian.They have lots of beautiful goodies for sale to make our homes look just fantastic,it really is well worth a visit,thank you so much girls for my award .xxx
I now have to choose five blogs which have less than 200 followers and that I think are up and coming.The ones I have chosen are

 Crafted by Carley

                              Riddlers cottage

Candle light cottage

Daffodils and snowdrops

        I am sorry but I am not able to put a link on to these blogs I must be doing something wrong,but please have a look at them they are lovely blogs.
        Hope you are all having a lovely holiday weekend and lots of lovely time with your familys.Love for now take care,Jill xx
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Wednesday, 4 April 2012


            Last week I joined slimming world yet again lost count of the times I have now.Well !!!!!!! I am sat here with the biggest smile on my face you could ever see.I have been a good girl only had 1 day where I slipped up, have eaten salad,quorn,roast veg's, jacket potatoes fruit and yogurts all week oh and salmon,no bread only the one bottle of wine no sweets crisps or bickies and guess how much I lost,I hope you are sitting down to read this don't want you to fall over,here goes   11lbs. Yes I am over the moon with that wouldn't you be.I will not be having any Easter eggs I want another good result next week.See you all soon take care love Jill xxx

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

L is for Look what Iv got.

Hi folks what miserable weather it is today I cannot believe that this time Last week we had tshirts on and today we have to wrap up warm,but it is typical British weather is it not? When I saw the weather this morning I felt all glum but my day was soon brightened when Mr Postie came knocking with a parcel for me.Yes just Look at what he brought me,all these Lovely goodies which I won in Alix's giveaway over at usedtobees blog.Am I not a Lucky girl with such pretty things,I do seem to be Lucky just Lately because this is the 4th giveaway I have won this year I'm over the moon.The little cards below are folk art and so pretty I wont want to part with them.

        This Little chap is very cute and the Little felt broach is going on my jacket I love it.Alix is clever she has made them herself.

         Fridge magnet I would love a Little camper van and this one would just suit me to tootle around the countryside in.

      I think these are just Lovely 2 hexagon patchwork pieces I have in mind what I want to do with these so when I do I will post some pics of them.
      A fab Cath Kidson book with Lots of Lovely things to make all very pretty just as you would expect from Cath.

          Look at how Lovely this table cloth is,its very nice it will go on a little table in my bedroom where no one can spill anything on it.Alix I love all my gifts and will use them all thank you very much xx

    These pictures where given to me this week from my mother,this one is my Late fathers mother, my Grandma Eva who died before I was born.My mother says that I look like her even my hair is hers if I have not attacked it with the straightners. I would of Loved to have known her she sounds like a very Loveable kind person.The baby she is holding was my fathers eldest brother Edger who was killed in the war,poor Grandma.
        This handsome man was my Grandad Edger he also died before I was born.My son Jack resembles him especially the way that he stands and his slim body.I think I would of got on brilliant with Grandad because my mother says I have the same sence of humour as he had.God bless them both xx
 Remember I told you about the Thrush that has made a nest just outside my back door well there are now these lovely eggs in it.I held my camera up and took a pic making sure I didnt touch them cannot wait untill there are little chicks chirping away in there.

These are the Lovely plants that have come out in my Little garden this week.The pom pom primulas keep multiplying Iv now got quite a few.
                Lupins are coming on a treat seem to get thicker each day.

         Not a very good pic but these few grape hyacinths are such a Lovely colour.
And the Euphorbia plants are spreading every where, there is some Lavender in there as well which is starting to Look nice .
Well that seems to have taken me an age to post as I have had to break off to sort dinner out,all ready now so I will sign off,wish you all a happy evening and go and eat my dinner Im having quorn chilli and rice yum yum.Bye for now take care Love Jill xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Chilly Morning.

       Good morning to you all.I love it first thing in the morning when I have got up before everyone else and there is not a sound to be heard but the birds waking up and the kettle boiling for my first cup of tea of the day,I just have to have a cuppa before I start my day do you?whats yours tea or coffee? I drink coffee most of the day but tea it is first thing.I have cut down a lot on caffeine I drink herbal or fruit teas more now than I used to and I'm starting to get a liking for them again as I used to drink them most of the time a few years ago,don't know why I stopped really.
     Its a bit chilly here with a light frost this morning but it is bright, sun shinning birds singing so it may be a good day we will have to wait and see I just hope we don't get the snow at Easter that everyone is talking about.My little garden is looking so pretty everything is coming on lovely I see a change in it most days and think the snow would do a lot of damage to our little plants now,
     My hubby has a spinal condition that is playing up at the moment worse than it usually does so we wont be going anywhere today he trys to get about as much as possible but sometimes he just has to give in,so I think it is a day to give him lots of TLC and just potter about the house doing nothing much.I have pork out for dinner and fresh veg's so if I get them prepared I could just sit and keep hubby company and sew good idea me thinks.What are you going to be doing today? take care and have fun and I look forward to reading your posts later.
                      Love Jill xx