Archive for November, 2010

First snow brings chaos but fun!

Hi there,

This weekend saw the first snowfall of the year. The surprising thing is, is that we never have snow before December, so this was a real treat!! Being on a weekend made it simply wonderful.

I have attached a few photos of our 2 day sledging fun. The images are simply stunning and captures nature at its very best (and the kids of course!)

We had a mixture of snow mobiles, but can honestly say for soft snow, polystyrene surf boards and fertiliser bags (filled with hay or straw – thanks to Grandad) are the best to glide over the powdery stuff, whilst still giving you some degree of control!

The other point about snow is that it brings the opportunity for hot chocolate! When you are cold to the core, nothing else will do. Add to that 2 lots of home soup, then life begins to be complete!

Finally, add the fact that Ffion and Mari’s school fair was on Saturday, created a real Christmas buzz and couple that with Ffion’s school choir winning a Christmas carol competition late on Sunday made it a real weekend to remember!!

Thank you good fairies everywhere!!



Kids sledging Nov 2010

Updated pictures on Facebook

Hi there ya’ll

I am beginning to see the wood from the trees…at last!

This little bit of spare time has allowed me to do the little jobs I have been pushing to the back of my mind.

So, with great satisfaction, I have added some lovely pictures of things I have done with my girls recently into Facebook.

I have loads of pictures to share! This is just the beginning of a number of new photo albums coming your way!

Go here…

Stay loving,


Easy Tomato soup.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stick celery,chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Large knob of butter
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes or similar size Pessata.
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp double cream


  1. Cook the onion, carrot, celery and crushed garlic in the butter, until softened. Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Whizz in a blender. Stir in the double cream and that’s it.

Perfect for a cold blustery day!



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