28 December 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ New Year Edition

The Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window... is snow that's no longer soft, but icy hard.

I am thinking... that tomorrow I need to give up junk food and start getting back on track with the healthy eating and exercise.

I am thankful for... being able to have a wonderful Christmas with my family.

I am wearing... my favourite pj's.

I am remembering...
my nanna, she's been in my thoughts a lot this Christmas and I still miss her loads.

I am going...
to keep relaxing and not over stretch myself anymore.

I am reading...
nothing. A trip to the library is needed as I'd like to read Stephanie Meyer's The Host.

I am hoping...
that I have the willpower to get back on track with the diet and exercise!

On my mind... what to do tomorrow with Ray and the kids, hoping for something fun.

Noticing that... I have an urge to take the Christmas tree down, maybe tomorrow.

Pondering these words...
Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.

From the kitchen... I can still smell Christmas cake!

Around the house...
everything is quiet. The kids are sleeping and me and Ray are relaxing.

One of my favorite things...
not having to rush anywhere and being able to enjoy my family.

From my picture journal...
My baby, Abigail, enjoying her reading system.

14 December 2009

02 November 2009

21 October 2009


Wednesday ~ Brown, The colour of chocolate or soil.


Hobby, An activity which someone does for pleasure when they are not working.

19 October 2009


A long, usually hard, seat for two or more people, often found in public places, or a long table for working on.

07 October 2009



Made by human skill or labor; not natural

25 September 2009


How I feel


Beacause I'm still tired and feeling low.

24 September 2009

How I feel


Feeling really hungry today so I tucked into a big bowl of cereal. Mmmmm what to have for supper.


How lazy am I! LOL. Didn't have the energy to go searching.

23 September 2009


How I feel


Really can't be bothered today at all so here I am, watching The Wright Stuff. Usually I'd be doing housework whilst listening to it but today I'm stuck to the couch with my tea and toast and I feel so lazy that I bet I stay like this for most of the day with very small bursts of housework mixed in.

22 September 2009

How I feel


Another night where I struggled to get to sleep. So tired today.

How I feel


Fed up! In pain with my ear, hence the hand. Didn't sleep well and just generally FED UP!


20 September 2009

Wisdom for the weekend: 5

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

18 September 2009

Inanimate Object

This little guy may be inanimate but he does make me smile!


Little man Jack busy making biscuits, mint chocolate biscuits with melted dairy milk on top, yum yum!

17 September 2009

15 September 2009

Close up



You can't possibly craft without a cuppa, and it tastes even better in a mug you've made yourself.


13 September 2009

Wisdom for the weekend: 4

This just had to be Whitby, the one place that I will never bore of visiting. I love, love, love to eat fish and chips there, to walk hand in hand with Ray there, to watch the kids crabbing and eating lemon tops there :O) Bliss!


Dani's garage door. Dust all the way in Barcelona, Ray added to this after the photo was taken, I think it will be a ritual every visit now.

10 September 2009

09 September 2009


This is the old coach road where I jog, I took this photo back in February and it really was a cold and frosty morning.

Nothing better than an early morning jog to blow the cobwebs away and give you a cute red nose!

08 September 2009


This is a painting by an Amercan lady called Lynn Morrow. She painted it for our friends, Dani and Nuri after staying with them in Barcelona.

It shows her take on Gaudi and Dani's love for astronomy. Very funky!

07 September 2009


First day back after the holidays and the twins are very happy. They said that they just can't stop being excited! Bless.

31 August 2009


Zip ~ Cremallera


Youngster ~ Joven


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