Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

This is Mark when he was little with quite a friendly looking Santa - I have another photo where he's a bit smaller and the Santa is frankly terrifying...

Christmas in shorts and t-shirts looks quite appealing at the moment - we had about half a foot of hail last night - yuck!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Pre-Christmas Syndrome

We've just been to smallest Moody's first nativity and I started crying when they sang Away in a Manger - anyone else feeling a bit over emotional at the moment?

I also decided December was the perfect time to have five inches of my hair cut off - cold neck...brrrr...

And all our electrical appliances are rebelling against us- the washing machine refused to open it's door for three days, our reverse cycle air con in the kitchen has given up the ghost -oh - and I've managed to lose the memory card out of my camera........

On the bright side - presents are nearly sorted and we managed to find a Christmas Tree for under £30!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A secret collage and my favourite Christmas ad..

I can't watch it without sobbing - but in a good way! (The 'nothing like Australia' ad has a similar effect!)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Day in the Caravan

While Mark pottered around fixing the important bits of the caravan (water, gas, mudguards etc.), the boys watched Bee Movie and I put my feet up with a cuppa and a packet of custard creams.

(I also tried to teach Bill to play Scrabble but he cheats like crazy..)

Our caravan mugs!

We can't wait to take the caravan down to Devon next weekend...

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas Moo!

Just ordered our Christmas cards from Moo -design courtesy of Bill Moody this year!
(I especially like Rudolph's teeth!)
Hop over to Moo if you're after personalised cards - use discount code CHRISTMASTIME for 15% off - they're really nice quality and you can have a variety of designs in the same pack.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

We bought a caravan!

My God we're getting old- we had a sudden urge to buy a caravan....

No hanging around in the Moody house - so here it is - it's a bit mid-80s in decor... but it's going to be lovely and cosy for winter camping

Small Moodys love it!

We're taking it down in a couple of weeks to it's new home in Devon and I'm planning it's transformation into a 'Cool caravan'!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Birthday card designs and spinning wheels

Today I've been working on some birthday card designs...

And ebaying a spinning wheel for my computerless neighbour - if you fancy a new hobby have a look here!

Tomorrow we're picking up our Christmas present to ourselves! - photos tomorrow (no - it's not a dog..)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sea Glass

This weekend's beachcombing finds- Bill found the bottle stopper -we were very excited!

Friday, 11 November 2011

IF: Silent

The 11th November is Remembrance Day here in the UK- we wear Poppies and have two minutes silence at 11am- the time of the signing of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.

That's an awful lot of 11's today!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Scrap flowers

Just having a little play with some flower sketches I did this afternoon - I was so engrossed in drawing that I forgot to pick the boys up from school - I was 10 minutes late and they were getting a bit stressed - oops...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


This was on Sunday.
Today is grey and dark... and the power went off for three hours - it's amazing how much you can get done when the electric's off and there are no distractions!

Sunday, 6 November 2011