Tuesday 11 May 2010

Sooooooo... another birthday chalked up on the great blackboard in the sky! 28 years old (young?). As has often been the case, I shared my birthday with election day. Thankfully we do postal votes in our household, so it didn't 'get in the way' of my day in anyway.

I've had a nice birthday - suffered from the post birthday blues shortly after, but it was very nice and extended into the weekend. Thursday (birthday) I spent with my parents, we visited Fyne Court (National Trust) - just had a little walk and enjoyed their coffee shop.

We then popped into Watchet where Mum and I perused the second hand bookshop (we made their day buying 10 books between us! They said we'd doubled their sales for the week!). I've included a few pics from Watchet. I was enjoying the textures as you can see! Don't you think that anchor looks like it's on a thickly iced cake?

We also partook of some ice cream. Ethan enjoyed his day... but didn't nap very well and as a result was very overtired come bedtime. That combined with teething meant we had a VERY BAD NIGHT. Happy Birthday! Thankfully it's becoming a distant memory now. Poor little mite! We had our friend Chris over in the evening to join us in birthday cake and a movie:

I got my lovely present from Pete!

We had some cool balloons with LEDs in them - here they are in the garden (long exposure):

Friday we went to Cardiff so I could buy some much needed bras. I came away with three lovely new bras which are comfy and fit properly! Yay! We also popped into Paperchase (bought some paint brushes) TK Maxx (purple Berkenstocks! Whoop!) and Topshop (knickers and a nightie!). A good days shop. Ethan loved getting the train there and back - not his first time on a train! He enjoys them, looking at the view rushing by outside and flirting with all the other passengers! We popped into Mothercare whilst we were there and entertained Ethan with a Lamaze Octotunes - he loved it so much, I'm now trying to win one for cheaps on ebay...

Had some drinkies at The Rummer in Bristol Saturday night - mmmmmmmm gorgeous cocktails!

Sunday we went for a pub lunch with friends which was scrumptious!! Truly yummy :) Here's Ethan with Alice:

I'm feeling quite excited tonight... I've come up with a new project - I'm going to sand down, varnish and re-upholster a stool of ours that is rather worse for wear. Just ordered some gorgeous Japnese fabric from ebay. Probably won't be able to start work on it until Thursday as I have dance tomorrow... if I can sand it down and varnish on Thurs that'll be great.. that'll be the most time consuming bit.....

For your pleasure (!!??) here are my berkenstock clad feet with glittery nails!

Monday 3 May 2010

Buggy Snuggling and Romping around...

I realised whilst reading over old posts that I never actually got around to posting a pic of the buggy snuggle I got for Ethan's buggy. I've not actually got a pic of the whole thing at the moment (mainly because most of our pics are taken at the weekend when we're out with the car and have our obaby stroller with us (which has a cowprint buggy snuggle). What I do have is a pic of the part which stays in the buggy when the top half has been taken off- as it's been warmer recently, this is the only part I have on the buggy. Though if it stays as chilly as it has been today for much longer I may well put the whole thing back on again! (and if I do I will take a pic!).

So, in these pics, Ethan had fallen asleep in Coffee#1 http://www.coffee1.co.uk/ (they do the best coffee, try it if you're ever in the south west!).

I hope everyone has had a good May Bank Holiday weekend? Despite the not so amazing weather (don't know what it was like across the country... it was sunny and wet here. Not too bad, but not amazing and very cold!). We had a very family orientated weekend, didn't get up to much, but it's been relaxing. Today we took Ethan to the swings with Uncle Phil and Aunty Leni:

Ah, I know what I was going to talk about! Rompers! I LOVE babies in rompers. They look so cute in them. I just love the whole all in one aspect (*ahem* I own my own version - complete with owls on it lol!). I've bought several for Ethan. My No1 fave is the very retro harlequin inspired design by Liten (which actually features in the buggy snuggle pics):

The above wasn't cheap... can't remember how much exactly, it was second hand (but never worn) so not the usual £25.... but I'm fairly sure it was around £10. However, this next offering came in at a rather barginous 99p. It's another ebay bargain, from Asda initally:

Thirdly, we have a summer romper from MeeToo which is very formula one! Ethan was only wearing this one after peeing all over the above:

Before I sign off for tonight (because as usual it's far too late) I just want to pimp my solar fairy lights which I bought half price from Tesco. They work far better than the unrealiable crappy ones I bought from ebay a while back! This is them up for the first time without even charging!