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Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Tadahhh moment

Hello dear readers,

This little project has to be one of the proudest little Tadaaah moments for my adorable little niece  Lottie Rose.

This is my eldest, my very very tired younger sister and my beautiful little niece.
I have made these booties before for another little baby and the pattern is so easy to do. I am going to make more in different colour combinations I think.

I am on a mission to make quick little baby knits.

This sunday afternoon has definately been a joy.

This morning I got my eldest busy crafting. We have had this lying around for some time but never got round to doing it.

The only problem was that the glue we had was not sticky enough so I will be finishing this off for Eldest at some point. The sewing part was what Eldest was really keen on. The instructions were quite easy to follow too.

I have been working on top secret stuff for a christmas swap by Sewshet and I really want to show you but not until after christmas I am afraid xxx

I am currently reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I have read such good reviews and heard that the film is amazing.

This is another book I am really trying to get into but struggling. I keep putting it down quite easily but I am sure I will totally enjoy the film more. I will definately finish this book though. I think because it is so different that this is why I am not enjoying this read.

Finally I will leave you with my little bears. Have a lovely week eveyone xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015


Hello dear readers,

Thank you for stopping by and welcome November!

We had a little Halloween party last night and hubby and I decided to join in the fun and dress up too. My mother in law hosted and dressed her house up for the kids x

It was Spooktacular and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

Sit back and enjoy our photo's

We had lots of little visitors, which was nice as we don't get any where I live usually. The most funniest part was us all dancing to the monster mash.

Other stuff I have been doing is knitting up a pair of bootees for my long awaited niece. I have yet to see her and believe me I really can not wait. My youngest has had a bad cold this week so have really had to avoid seeing this brand new special little girl. Hopefully soon.

However this is my progress so far....
I have just started the second. I love this pattern and I think it is my signature pattern to make when ever we have a new arrival. I am going to go a bit mad actually and knit up a second pair in slightly different colours and a bit bigger.

Right lovelies I am off to enjoy my tea as eldest daughter has made it for me. She made jacket potatoes at school and scooped out the centre to mix and make her own concoction. So I have said yes she can make this for me. What a treat..

Have a lovely week Leah xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

A tadahhh! And a Share

Hello dear readers,

Well I did not want to post until I had finished knitting up Milo, which is a vest ideal for layering up. Here it is ....

Perfectly modeled by my youngest xxx

I love it so much that I will be making more. The next one will be for my new baby neice who will be arriving to our world in approximately two weeks time. I am super excited of course.

The next thing to show you is my goodies received from a tea cup exchange. This came all the way from Verona, Italy. I am very lucky and blessed to receive such beautiful gifts. This was a swap hosted by Stephanie at the enchanted rose blog.

I was in such a rush to post mine that I did not take any photos to show what I sent. My swap partner is in South Africa and I really do hope she receives what I sent. Then you can check out what I sent hopefully.

Other stuff I have been up to lately is making my garden look better. Well husband has done all the hard stuff but here is our progress so far

As you can see the girls think it is pretty awesome. It needs dressing now which is what I am looking forward to.

Thought I would share this little idea that I came across on Pinterest 

What a good idea ... Watch this space.

As always thank you for reading dear readers, Leah xxxxxxxxx

P.s Super happy everyone as just discovered that my friend Kelly-Anne did receive her parcel so if you want to see check out her lovely blog at http://kelly-annesblog.blogspot.co.za

Sunday, 13 September 2015

It's all in an ending.

Hello dear readers,

It really is all in an ending is my summarising of The Savage Garden by Mark Mills.

Tuscany 1958

Behind a villa in the heart of Tuscany lies a Renaissance garden of enchanting beauty. It's grottoes, pagan statues and classical inscriptions seem to have a secret life of their own - and a secret message, too, for those with eyes to read it.

Young scholar Adam Strickland is just such a person. Arriving in 1958, he finds the Docci family, their house and the unique garden as seductive as each other. But postwar Italy is still a strange, even dangerous, place and the Doccis have some dark skeletons hidden away in their past.

Before this mysterious and beautiful summer ends, Adam will uncover, two stories of love, revenge and murder, separated by 400 years ... but is another tragedy about to be added to the villa's cursed history?

Well it is not as exciting as it all appears when you read the above. I found it was a real slow burner of a book and it did not pull together until the end.

As I said in another post I don't usually give up on a book as it is usually the ending that makes it and this is such a book. In fact this is what makes the book outstanding and it is very cleverly written.

It is like building layers piece by piece with this book. It is a very clever murder  mystery. The main character reminded me of Poirot in the details of his detective work.

Mark Mills is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more.

My next book that I have just started is Everest 1953 by Mick Conefrey.

It is a documentary style of writing. My husband was given this to read and I thought it would be a good idea to read it before the film Everest comes out in a couple of weeks. I am planning on having a date night with hubby at the cinema but that film is based on 1996 events.

Looking forward to reviewing this for you.

Things that have been making me smile this week are my Gerbera's plant. This was such a bargain as I was bought this as a birthday present at the end of July. Hopefully I shall try and keep it going and see if it flowers next year.

This week I have also been drooling over Pinterest  and here is what I found this week.
Lots of great photography.

Places I want to visit
This is Mount Denali in Alaska.

And lovely project ideas found.

A pear pin cushion.
And this adorable dress.

Right lovelies I am off to deliver my seven year old to her friends party.

Have a lovely week everyone xxxx Leah xxxx