Tuesday, February 26, 2008

happy birthday connor

i can’t take credit for this great idea. blogger angry chicken came up with the simple idea of taking clothespins, baking twine and wooden stars to make custom picture hangers for children. i fell in love with the idea because being so far away from my little birthday boy means i don’t have the opportunity to see him often. maybe i will get lucky and he will hang a picture of me!

well happy birthday my little nephew- i love you very much.

Friday, February 15, 2008

off to sandbanks

took the ferry from sandbanks to studland for lunch.

sandbanks is the fourth most expensive place to live in the world (according to the bbc) and is a short ferry ride from studland... no- there was no sunning at their nude beach today it was off to a charming pub which serves good food and allows people and pups to warm by the fire.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

valentines in the new forest xoxo

such an unusual place. we used to vacation here (when i say vacation i mean throw your dog and clothes in the car & pitch a tent when you get there). wild horses roam free, as do cattle, pigs and other wildlife.

and other goodies waiting at the house upon my return………….

the thought is to make these wonderful fingerless gloves from the new louisa harding accessories book. finding the yarn proved to be incredibly difficult. of the few shops we have in san antonio only one carries a few selections of her line of yarn. even the internet stockist proved to be equally as difficult.

part of the problem is that this pattern calls for 3 skeins of different wool. unable to find a shop in the states that had all three and in the colors given in pattern i ended up ordering them in the uk.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


here’s to having christmas in february. a wonderful day with great food, drink and family.


cracker contents- bad joke, gold paper crown & puzzle

Saturday, February 09, 2008

honestly now, they must have gone too far…

it is more than just driving on the wrong side of the road now..

- illegal to use your cell phone and drive, not a surprise- but what about smoking behind the wheel or drinking (and i don’t mean a pint) when one can’t enjoy a cold bottle of water or soda on your journey what will happen to all of the roadside convenience stations?

and then there is london’s congestion charge. from what i understand can range from 5gbp to over 200.

but in an effort to make these overly intrusive laws palatable they now have come up with the ultimate in driving pleasure- the tom tom navigation system which you can purchase the additional voices (and characteristic personalities) of well known celebrities like hrh the queen, sharon and ozzy osbourne and my personal favorite- john cleese. while i am sure it is illegal to do the ‘silly walk’ and drive at the same time you can listen to ‘something completely different’ and just drive as you should with both hands on the steering wheel.

or not- (different) just mind numbingly brilliant. if only my mini cooper would refer to it’s ownership as a bunch of germans? talk about an identity crisis!

even though he did not write the ‘revocation of independence’ he should have.

he is officially allowed to keep me company on any drive.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

let’s hear it for the boys

we ready ourselves for the big day.

sunday feb 3rd

go pats~ we miss you boston