It's L this week on #ISpy and I'm extra excited as I got to pick the letter!
Because I wanted to use the following picture again!
To me it shows something so special, something that is not always going to be demonstrated so clearly between the two of them but hopefully something that will always be there for the rest of their lives.
I'm not particularly close to any of my siblings but I hope that Edith and Alban will be different.
I've just been catching up on some blogs and came across Stepford Wifey who is hosting a 'Meet & Greet' for BritMums Live! It's a linky to 'meet' others that are going to London in June and to find out a little more about them. What a fab idea!
So, for those who don't me, hello!!!! *waves madly and smiles*
You may have noticed some rumblings on Twitter about #pinaddicts and you may have noticed a lovely #pinaddicts badge up there in the corner of my blog. See it? On the right hand side above my follow badges. Click on that and you'll land on the lovely Kerry aka @thelovebump.
Kerry had a great idea to get a bunch of Pinterest addicts together who range in crafting / baking / making things skills from fantastic i.e. the sewing extraordinaire @SewScrumptious and the baking beauty @NotSoSlummy to pretty damn crap i.e. Me!
Not sure what Pinterest is? Click on the logo to have a look at my stuff on there.
My #pinaddicts board is a collection of pins that I hope to try and make! Ha Ha!
On Monday February 6th Kerry will host the first #pinaddicts challenge linky. So if you want to join in, get a #pinaddicts board set up on Pinterest, start pinning some ideas, choose a pin, make it, blog about it and link up!
And there are prizes!
Click here for extra clarification:
And here are the gorgeous lovelies involved with #pinaddicts.
Just click on their beautiful faces to find their blog!
When I first saw that this week's #ISpy letter was T the first things to jump into my head were images that I am NOT putting on this blog. I can however guarantee that someone probably has - naming no names here!
So I am keeping it clean and in fact keeping it green as this week I have recycled some images from my blog that come together to make T.
You can't actually see it, but it's there. In the pictures.
Big relaxing sigh - the children are now back to school and preschool I have reclaimed my Fridays - hoorah! Although it's still only January I am looking ahead to Spring and Summer in the garden. I have accepted that I need to fall back in love with my house again - see here - and with the house loving comes some garden loving and, more specifically for me, some shack loving! The lovely Kerry, aka @thelovebump, reignited my passion for my garden shack last night with an interesting little project she has got on the boil - watch this space.
My shack was always intended to be my space, so the plastic ELC kitchen will have to find a new home - the children are NOT turning it into a playroom!
Project Shack started over three and a half years ago and is still not completely finished. That's what happens when you have children - nothing gets done.
My lovely father in law did the majority of the work from digging out the garden...
... to laying the concrete base...
...to putting up the shack.
With a little help from Edith.
Since it's structural completion I have put in a table - actually a little too big so hope to change it at some point - my old feeding glider chair, and lots of girly hearts and knick knacks!
What I really want to do, now that I have my Fridays back to myself, is.....
Fit some curtains for the side windows and possibly the front and door windows too.
Make my own bunting with coordinating fabric.
Cosy up the chair with a patchwork quilt or appliqued throw - made by me obviously!
Run some electricity into it so I can set up a work blog station.
Maybe paint it rather than stain it - the jury's still out on this one.
Get some heating in there for the cooler days!
Maybe insulate the walls - but that would spoil the quirky panelling inside, grrr.
Fit a better lock so I can hide in there securely on the weekends - HA!
I hope to achieve some of the above over the next few months but whatever I do to it my shack will always hold a special place in my heart as it was put up for me to create my own little space for some peace and quiet (?!?)- just a couple of weeks after this little sausage was born in May 2008!
That's why it's taken this long to even think about finishing it!