Nov 242015

There’s been more dinosaur antics going on in the house!

November 8th: A little research…

November 9th: First aid practice….something fish is going on…I’m not sure what…

November 10th: Lego Vs Dinosaurs.  All that battle prep came in handy!

November 11th: Super-Rex  saves the day! HURRAH!

November 12th: The dinosaurs weren’t quite sure what fingers were. Puppet theater.

November 13th: A little MLP top trumps.

November 14th: Raptor might just get his wish this year! Naughty dinosaur!!!


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Nov 192015

Have you heard of Dinovember? You must have! Anyway, Dinovember was created back in 2012 by Refe and Susan Tuma as a way to encourage their own childrens imagination by convincing them that for the month of November their toy dinosaurs come to life and get in to all sorts of mischief. Since then 1000′s of people from all over the world have taken  part. This year I decided it was time our party of dinosaurs had a few adventures. Here’s the story so far…

November 1st: The dinosaurs decided it was time to start their rampage on the house by stealing the kids hallowe’en haul!

November 2nd: Not satisfied with the sweets haul it was time to try and capture something bigger.

November 3rd: The dinos were getting wordy.

November 4th: After this weeks sweet treats its good to know the dinos have good dental health!

November 5th: STOP! Its puzzle time!

November 6th: The percussion section were having a practice session!

November 7th: The dinosaurs had heard colouring could be quite relaxing!


….How lovely are thy branches going to look with these lovely new ornaments on them????


Penguin from Puddles and Meme. Snowman from Hand stitched by jade.


Christmas tree from Candie Craft Creations and the happy little tree was from Sarah (aka the felt lady!) of Paper and String.

There may have been some chocolate in the parcel too but I have no idea where that could have possibly got to *cough cough*. A HUGE MASSIVE thank you goes to Sarah for organising  another fantastic Christmas this year. I now can’t wait to get the tree up and hang all these lovely new ornaments  on it!!!!


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Nov 082015

Last night we went to a lovely display at one of the local schools. It’s always a good display!

Hope you’re all enjoying November so far!

Oct 302015

Hello all. Have the kids been driving you bonkers this week??? This first school term is a killer isn’t it? On the most we’ve been getting the balance right of doing just enough to stop them climbing the walls. One of our little outings was over to Dudley museum to see a special exhibition they had on.

Can you guess what it is yet?

They had a room FULL or My Little Ponies!

Blind bag ponies (we have a few of these!).

Pony after pony after pony… (over 2000!!!!!)

From the very beginning. You can see the evolution of  the ponies to what the girls play with today!

And a whole army of Pinkie Pies!

After visiting My Little Collection at Dudley Museum I shall not complain that we have too many ponies….well, at least for a little while! ;)


Ah! One of may favourite films of all time – The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Anyway. I’m here! HURRAH! Not an awful lot has been going down. There was a craft night where my lovely bunch of friends made Halloween bunting.


I’ve had a few more photos of monster wreaths out int he wild! Thank you Jenifer and Joy. They look awesome!!!

BUT…..our big exciting news is the TWO new additions to the house!

Bambi (F) and Baloo (M)!


We have adopted them from a local animal sanctuary where the poor fuzzy buns had been living for nearly a year. They were very well looked after and we can hopefully offer them a loving home with lots of snuggles (if they want them!), kind strokes and a good stash of veg from the front garden.

Oct 062015

Now that everyone is back off holiday and the kids are back into the school routine I’ve been busy sorting out craft club. Last month we made monster wreaths ready for halloween. Here are the girls fab wreaths!



Fab work ladies! Next time we’ll be making Halloween bunting!


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Oct 032015

August saw us take our first family trip away from the UK. Until now we’ve not been brave enough to try taking the girls on a plane! Here’s a few highlights!

Sarlat – beautiful town.


The odd Chateaux and a boat trip on the Dordogne.


Pretty gardens and plenty of pool time!

What a fantastic region the Dordogne is and everyone was so incredibly friendly.


Its Yellow Moon time again! This time we were sent…

Stained glass effect hedgehogs, tree photo frame kits,

Halloween Stampers, Halloween glittery foam stickers,

Spider finger puppet kits, Spider jump ups, Moustache lip whistles and Rugby player colour-in finger puppets!

Phew, what a lot of craft booty! We made a start with the stained glass hedgehogs.


The girls and I enjoy cutting out the strips of coloured cellophane and sticking it on with far too much glue!

They always look good when they are finished and hung up in the window.

The photo trees were super easy to make and stick the leaves on. We’ve still got to trawl through all the photos to find ones the girls like to stick in the framing leaves (excuse the newly plastered wall!). Once finished, they’ve found the perfect spot in their room.


The girls loved making the spider finger puppets. Smallest (age 4) needed a little help but not much and it was decided that the spiders needed 3 eyes to make them even more scary!

We had more spider fun with the spider jump ups. I remember having loads of monster ones of these when I was a kid.

I left the room for 5 minutes to start making the girls and their friend tea and told them to start making a halloween picture with the sparkly foam stickers and this is what happened. They used the lot! They had lots of fun doing it. Sparkly stickers are ALWAYS a winner!

All crafty lovelyness was provided by Yellow Moon for us to review.


Soooooo sorry my lovelies. Since we went on holiday at the end of august things have slightly got out of control with starting back at school and work and generally trying to get back in to term time routines as well as having a few major house repairs done. I’ve also been having a bit of a laptop crisis. As you may or may not know I am a technological disaster. Everything I touch seems to go horribly wrong. Husband has banned me from touching any future family computers that we plan on buying, I’m *that* cursed!

[me in a lovely french garden]

I was planning on using my work laptop but then managed to drop that on the floor….see….cursed! Fingers crossed we have a temporary computer solution for me while we continue with decorating etc…

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