Thursday, 26 February 2009

Normality Returns - ish!

I love it when the children go back to school - have I said this before? Probably!
It's not that I don't enjoy being with my children, I just so miss the routine of term time, if you haven't guessed already I am a routine kinda gal!
Well, half term was pretty busy, but I didn't get my camera out once, sometimes I just like to be part of it and not on the outside taking photos - do you know what I mean?
Anyway, we ended the week attending a fantastic suprise dinner for Annies husband Spike - was such good fun and I am so grateful for my friend Tracy babysitting for us (thanks hun xx). I am hoping that Annie will foward me on a few photos that Anna took when she get's around to sorting them out (hint, hint!)
The children get so tired by the end of the term, I took this photo of Evie on Friday 13th, I had given them early baths before tea and Evie was not wanting to leave Mummies side, so I moved her beanbag into the kitchen where I was cooking and I looked around to find she had fallen asleep - Evie does this so rarely I have to get a photo when it happens! She was not in a good mood when I had to wake her!

I have managed some crafting, anyone else found these in Matalan? They are only £15 and I love them I made one for me, for beside my desk and one for my Mum as part of her birthday present!

and I have need to make lot's of card's, this is a selection:

Amanda and I are now getting very excitied about the YTC Spring Workshop, we have had a few sneak peeks of the classes and they are fab, there are only a few places left, so if you haven't booked already, hurry up and do so!

Back soon with more photos I promise!


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Half Term Madness

It has carried on being non-stop in the Lambert house. Sunday we had a fantastic lunch with Richard, Elaine and the children, good food and fantastic relaxed company, perfect day! Yesterday Henry had swimming in the morning and then after lunch we went out to Sutton to see an old school friend of mine and her three children, then late afternoon we went to the opening of my brothers latest pub The Cadogan Arms in Ingham. Fantastic evening, although the children were a pain and so we had to leave earlier than we hoped!
Today we had some friends visit, Billy and Henry played and I got to meet the gorgeous Carter and catch up with Sue, Evie moaned, wined and attention seeked (this has been the pattern through the whole holidays so far!)
This afternoon Henry and I went off to see Bolt 3D only to find it had completely sold out - few tears from a very disappointed boy, but I assured him we would go back later in the week and pre-book!! So we are now off to happy hour at Pizza Hut as a consolation.
Leave you with some valentines crafting (both mine and the children's!)

Have a good half term xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Being social!!

Yes, it feels like we are having a very social February, last Friday Evie and I had lunch at Ask with about 15 others to help my lovely friend Karen celebrate her birthday........

and this is Evie enjoying herself! at the table!
Sunday Dad came round for a roast as my Mum is in Singapore with her sister. It is over 40 years since they were last there. They lived in Singapore for many years, first when they were very young and again as teenagers, here are a few pictures I have of my Mum whilst she was living there. The one when she was little was on the ship on the way there and my Nana has writtern on the back 'The windows at the back of Jane, belong to the nursery. Don't worry Mum's , I haven't dumped her there yet'
Then these next two are obviously teenage years, the head shot seems to be a professional photograph, probably from her modelling portfolio, unfortunately I don't seem to have any of the modelling photographs in my possession - yet!
Anyway, they decided it was time to go back, but were both so disappointed to see so little of the old Singapore and even worse, the food had gone downhill!
Evie and I had lunch at a friends yesterday and she has a 3 month little girl called Nella - was lovely to have a cuddle, but no, it doesn't make me want more! Evie loves it, she is such a little mummy!

and I made a mini book for Ashlea to fill with pictures of Nella as and when she wishes:

Then last night I went out for a meal with six other music with mummy friends - they are such a great group and so much fun.
This weekend continues to be social, so I hope to be back with more photos soon.
Have a great valentines xxx

Thursday, 5 February 2009


and lost, I have finished the last Twilight book :(, I tried to make them last as long as I could, but that's it and I miss them. On her blog Stephanie has explained how the incomplete manuscript for her fifth book Midnight Sun was stolen, and for a while she was too upset to contemplate completing it, but it seems she has now changed her mind. It is the story from Edwards point of view - I cannot wait, If you haven't read these books, do so now - you are missing out.
Saturday night was panto night, I know, I know, we've been already! Well this is an amateur charity one, with 12 male cast members (most of whom we know well). Henry got to sit at the front and help the dame all night, and was in charge of the water pistol, he even got on stage at the end to take a bow, and he was so pleased with himself! Was a really fun evening.

What else has been going on? Well Jonathan and I travelled up to London on Sunday and had an excellent lunch at the RAF club, we managed to get home before the snow started coming down with any force.

Monday, we had a good couple of inches of snow, I am pleased to say that Henry's school was one of the few that opened, I think it is good for the children to realise that life goes on, even if it snows a bit and that it is not an excuse to have a day off - it puts them in good stead for their working life (I am a very practical person!). I pulled the children to school on the sledge which they loved, Evie and I made half a snowman before she got too cold and on the way home from school we found a little hill for them to sledge down, which caused great excitement until Henry's school trousers got wet and he was too cold to stay out. Jonathan went off to Sudbury, the roads had been well gritted and so he had no problems.

Last night Jonathan and I went off to the Theatre with Annie, Spike and another couple of friends to see Fascinating Aida, if you ever get the chance to see these three ladies in action, go for it - they are so funny I cannot tell you. I hadn't given Annie any idea what to expect and the expression on her face was priceless!

Annie and I got together on Monday evening for a bit of valentines scrapping, we made some of these hearts from an old Papercrafts magazine:

And I also altered this box and filled it with cupcakes for a friends birthday:

And I don't think I showed you this gorgeous little mini book Annie taught a couple of weeks ago at Your Touch of Craft, I am going to make another this weekend as a gift for a friend who has just had a baby.

Well, that's it, I'm off to bed, thanks for stopping by xx