Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What a relief!!!

Just a quicky to show you 'the dress'!!!
 It was only the 4th one she tried on...and the previous three looked great too!! Oh to be young and beautiful!! Anyway, it was a one stop shop in Monsoon....dress, shoes, bag, jewellery and flower for hair!!! Now that's what I call a result! She tried the whole lot on when we got home to show grandma and grandad...and of course, dad who had kindly footed the bill!!

So here's a quick look for now...you'll get the full effect at the end of the month!

...and here's the shoes!

Bye for now...xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

Was that really another month that just nipped by?????

Oh, my!! I know lots of us are saying it....but, where did April go??

Mum and I had the most wonderful time in London last weekend! She hasn't been well recently with her hip/leg giving her a lot of pain, so we decided to take it easy and take time to enjoy the things I had planned for us to do, rather than just charging round shops, the majority of which we could visit in Manchester anyway!!
We had a lovely train journey down, with a very attentive attendant, arriving in just over 2 hours!! After checking into our hotel we went for a sandwich and a bit of a wander. It was St Georges Day and there was quite a lot of celebrating going on!! We happened upon these Morris Dancers just off Carnaby Street!!

We then just had a chill before setting off for Claridges for our afternoon tea. We have done this before, but it was just as lovely as last time!!

Here's mum enjoying the scones!!

The pastries were all exquisite, but this handbag was made entirely of chocolate!! It was beautiful...and far too rich to eat after everything else!! So it was spared!!! We then went to see Mamma Mia! which mum absolutely loved...me too!!
The following day we went to Buckingham Palace. It was an amazing place to see, and the guide we had was really interesting! Here's mum after our visit...

The tulips were beautiful! Preparations were well under way for the London Marathon, and whilst I tried my hardest to get mum to put on a chicken suit and run....she just wouldn't!!
On Sunday we had lunch in Fortnum & Mason before catching the train home and as I walked down the stairs I was faced with this sight...

....remind you of anything???!!! It was just like seeing one of Tim's stamps magnified loads of times!!!

We had a wonderful time! It was great to spend some time with my lovely mum...just the two of us! She does so much for me and I just love her to bits!!

I have had such a busy week since we came back, working 4 days in Nursery rather than my usual two....with being away last weekend and being ill the week before that, I have only just caught up on my ironing so crafting has had to take a back seat...never good news!!
Anyway, I am glad to report that my April pages are complete......

...and May is ready to go!!

Theme wise I wasn't sure where to go with this one, so I thought about the beautiful blossom that is all around us at the moment and went 'pink'!!! I remembered that May is famous for Queens and Whit Walks and things, so decided to 'crown' my title!!

Well, that was a bit of a marathon (pardon the pun!)...am now about to embark on another one! I am taking Bethany into Manchester, to find a dress for her Leaver's Ball at school at the end of the month! I have braced myself and am ready for what lies ahead!!!!! Watch this space! Ian and Sam are meeting us later for something to eat...

Bye for now xx