I love all things magical. From fairies at the bottom of the garden to Harry Potter and Father Christmas. There's something so hopeful about believing in a bit of magic; that little bit of something special that takes faith, you know.
And so I'm reminded me of one of my all time favourite quotes from Minnie Aumonier: There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
Saturday was filled with slices of Victoria Sponge (my favourite!) in old fashioned tea shops, playing arcade games at the end of the pier and some genius charity shop finds, including a crazy looking board game called Dare (B and I are geeky board game players - haven't played one in a while? You should! Hours of stupid fun to be had!) Plus B also found me the loveliest little vintage necklace that cost a whole £1.50p. Good work B!
We finished the day eating some awesome fish and chips as the sun set and stayed up way past our bedtimes.
Sunday we went crabbing, which I haven't done since I was teeny and it was brilliant! We all caught some pretty impressive crabs and had lots of stupid fun naming them as we set them free - although I'm sure the kids sat next to us on the pier didn't get the hilarity of crabs named Paul, Stephanie and Steve (as in McQueen...he kept trying to escape!)
A lovely little adventure indeed.
A trip to the market with B to find the perfect wool is now in order and i've worked out how many more stitches I need to do to make it fit his big ol' head.
Now that project's done, bring on the jumpers...mmm, maybe a little too ambitious?
So thanks Mommy for treating us all. Good times and awesome company x
Yesterday was a very special day. It was the day before payday and I still had money in my bank account (ok, so it was only £9, but that’s a lot in our book!) Plus we had money in the joint account. Actual cash. No overdraft. In the black.
This is a bloomin’ good day! Since way back two years ago when B and I were both made redundant within six months of each other and subsequently had no job/temp jobs with little money, we’ve struggled to get back on our feet financially. But today seems like the start of the next, more positive financial chapter. A reward for being good little savers and for changing our spending habits for the better.
So High five to us B! Oh yeah!
Congratulations to the most glamorous bride we've ever seen and her favourite boy, Gareth. We hope all your dreams come true and you live happily ever after xx
ps doesn't this look like such a fun picnic to be on right now?