Monday, 12 August 2013

Perfect Evening

I have been to town today, with my little uns. We had a few errands to run, but we did treat ourselves to a couple of nice things for good behaviour. The boys treats consisted of a new 3ds game that he has been hankering for, for months (and he paid for with his own money, that he has been saving) and a magazine of the pokemon variety. My daughter had a new magazine and some colouring things to do over the holidays.

 My treats included two new magazines and a book, Granny Chic, by Tif Fussell & Rachelle Blondel. I have been undecided for a long time, on whether to buy this book or not, but with a brief flick through I am glad that I have. I cannot wait to sit down later, once the kiddies are in bed, with a cup of Earl Grey, some crochet and my new reading material (possibly some chocolate if i'm lucky).

I may even attempt to make this pattern.

Wish me luck.

Janine x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Holidays in Hungary

I'm back......

We have just come back from our adventures in Hungary. It was an amazing holiday and I think it will stay in my whole families memory for a long time. It was my fifth time in Hungary, but it was my 3 year old daughters first time and it was lovely to see her experiencing everything for the first time.

It was extremely hot while we were there, with most days being 40 degrees or hotter. So most of our time was spent in the amazing outdoor baths, that Hungary has an abundance of. A few other activities were thrown in for good measure and some of these included The zoo, The circus, The marzipan museum and visiting lots of distant relatives and friends (as well as eating as many foods as we could). 

I have come back completely refreshed and raring to get going with some new designs. I took lots of photos and collected lots of pictures and sketches. I will be spending the next week collating all my finds into my sketchbook, before I start my initial designs (although I have already made notes of the design ideas that came into my head, so as not to forget them). 

I will leave you all with a few pics....