Sunday, 17 August 2008


Sorry sorry! Yes I know its been forever since I last was here! but I have loads to report!!

The Chocolate stuff has landed! I am now officially a CocoMoyo chocolate tasting demonstrator! "woo hoo" I hear you say! "Whats that then?"! Well..... let me explain... I come to your house and you invite a group of your friends round for a fun night in with wine and chocolate! I run through the history of chocolate making and eating and the health benefits of eating chocolate. Then on to the exciting bit, you and your friends get to taste 12 different chocolates, not Mars, Caburys, and Galaxy but different cocoa solid % pure chocolate. Then you have the opportunity to buy some rather lovely hand made chocolates from me!!!! I now have a garage full of chocolate again, and am pushing full ahead in to the world of a self employed chocolate lady!!!

So to book or buy please get in touch!!! I obviously only do the South Wales area but I can put you in touch with a local chocolate lady!

Or you can order through me and I can post out!

NO this is not an advert, just letting you know what I have been up to and what is all about! Honest!

My youngest is now 5!!! 5 I tell you when the B Hell did that happen? how did my baby get so old? She had a lovely day and I made a FAB mermaid cake, even if I do say so!! photo above!
We are childless this week. The girls are staying with my parents in the North, and will be home on Saturday!! YAY a week to organise my life and sort the chocolate stuff out so I can be super duper marvelous from now on.....

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Wow Mumma!!

How good? I loved loved loved it!! Mamma Mia is GREAT!
So much a chick flick but I think a bloke would enjoy also, (not mine but normal ones!!)
Go see it!!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Am here Honest!

Hello yes I am here! Went on holiday, it is allowed you know!

The 4 of us went to sunny Cornwall (actually we had very nice weather!) for a week staying in Harlyn Bay just round the corner from Padstow (of Rick Stein fame). We and the smalls had a wonderful time and spent the majority of the week on the beach, well in the sea actually!
We did all the usuals, Eden project, Padstow, Newquay (aquarium), and of course not forgetting spending as much time as we could with our friends who live in Wadebridge. Come home with a slight tan, happy and 6 loads of washing to do! Oh the life of a housewife!

The Hens had a wonderful time too being looked after by a neighbour and my Father-in-law who both fed them, so we have come home to fattened up hens!

Last night we had our first full meal from the garden!! Lettuce, beans, peas, potatoes, and eggs all from our rather small patch!! SO exciting!

Friday, 11 July 2008


Why oh why is it raining? (yes I understand the cloud thing) But its July for goodness sake, why could we not have a proper July and have days of hot sun? The children break up from school in a week and they are going to be penned in the house and I will have to think of "exciting" things to do with them! Crafty things, cooking, games inside instead of just going OUT!!

This is why I am a housewife, not a career girl!!! I want to be with my children Honest!!
No I will have a good summer.

A very good friend of mine rang me yesterday to rant about being penned in with her little boy, and she needed to rant at someone who understood her! Thats me!!! I know she loves him to death she was just having one of those Mum moments when everything is Too much and her boy was doing everything he knows (he's only 18 months) to wind her up good and proper! Poor girl I have soooo been there many times in the past, she (and he!) will survive but it may take a while! Learning to drive will help my darling! and getting out and some dry days too!
We all need a good rant from time to time!!

Would be good to have some sunshine next week please Mr Weatherman?! Caravans are no fun in the wet!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


Went to a wedding today. Two 5 year olds getting hitched in the local parish church!!!
It was a learning activity for my youngest's class, and we the parents were encouraged to go and watch! So a friend and I decided to dress up for the occasion! We put on some slap and bling and a frock each! And off we tottered to the church.
My Ffi was the flower girl in a dress to die for! provided by the school, fitted like it was made for her!
Really enjoyed it and so did all the kiddies! They went back to school for the "reception" jelly and dancing!!
Funny funny!

Monday, 7 July 2008


Well in between the rain showers we had an interesting weekend.

The planned (and paid for) surf lesson with the Rip Curl Girl tour on Llangennith beach, we were woken early by Sian (eldest) who was complaining of a head and tummy akes, then proceeded to throw up! great start! We took it slow and got ready to go she seemed to perk up a bit so off we went....

Only to get there and she threw up again in the hedge! oh goody, so I went and sweet talked the nice lady in charge and she gave us our bags of goodies and said we could go back any day in the hols for our lesson, cue Very Sad Sian! poor little thing, she really wanted to give it a go and we had to sit in the car and watch the others get ready and go off to the beach while we waited for hubby and Ffi to go down and have a bit of a play in the surf! And do you know what? IT DID NOT RAIN THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE THERE!!

Also got some gardening done, and sorting the poor wet hens out! They look so sad and forlorn when it rains. But we did get the first few peas off the pea plants, which the girls got quite excited about!!

Friday, 4 July 2008

Happy July 4th!

Well, I know I am not American but its July 4th and nothing is doing here so Happy July 4th!!

Anyway enough of that! Am really gearing myself up for a "Rip Curl Girl Tour" surf lesson tomorrow on Llangennith beach, have got to squeeze this body into a wetsuit (should be interesting!) and then be able to move enough to jump on a board! HAhaha! No really am looking forward to it, will at least be able to say that I tried!

This week I have been doing the mundane! Sorting re-mortgage! woohoo! exciting stuff!

Although this morning I went for a wonderful cycle along the Celtic Trail, which just happens to run along behind our back fence (well it will when they have actually laid that part!) and goes both east into Swansea and west through Llanelli and beyond. I went west this morning. Wonderful views, beautiful wildlife, bunnies, birds and baby swans! I think I actually smiled the whole way! Only went for about 40 mins (can't tell you how far, lost the signs!) and then came back, wind in my face on the way back so was not sure if I would make it! I had to stop and remind myself that this was actually SO close to my home and this is why we live here! Really enjoyed "our" view! Will get a photo next time promise!!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Oh and..

I have just been to the post office to collect a parcel which I had NO idea what it was.
When I got it and the sender became apparent my excitement was HUGE! and I sat in the car and tore my way in (well used the car keys to open the tape!) and there was a lovely box of LOVE from my friend Franny in Australia!!!! So wonderful, the parcel and Fran, and the best bit..... It smelled of her too! I have not had a Fran hug for over a year and the smell and contents of the box were so very close to a hug. She could have just sent a box of air!!! I am still smiling and will be for a while yet!..

Busy weekend

Well.. what a lot I have been up to!!

But the highlight of the weekend was going to see Prince Caspian, we took the girls to a "special viewing" at our local Vue and we got free goodies. Ffi my smallest, was scared at the begining, not the same as in the book, but she got used to the fighting scenes and enjoyed along with the rest of us!

My eldest (7) Sian and I have a bit of a soft spot for William Moseley who playes Peter, but I am struggling with that fact (that both my daughter and I like the same person!)
But we really enjoyed and actually think it is better than The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, but keep that one quiet!!

Both my girls want dressing up costumes of the 2 girls so I am going to have to do some trawling for them!

On another note the SUN is actually shining today and the Gen, our hen, is getting back to her normal chickeny self! So life is good again

Friday, 27 June 2008

SIZE 14!!!!

Yes yes yes!!! I was actually dancing around the changing room with the biggest silliest grin on my face!! I was in the wonderful Monsoon looking for a pair of trousers to replace the size 18 smart jeans that are literally hanging off me, so I picked up a lovely pair of dark blue Linen trousers, very nice! size 16 I thought "hell why not these must fit as the 18's are huge on me now" so then wandered around to see what other delights they had, then I was grabbed by a shop assistant! So I told her what I was after and she pointed me in the direction of some jeans, hipsters but baggy, I thought "hipsters, yeah right the large tummy I have is gonna look FAB in them NOT!" I took them anyway as she told me they are generous.

In the changing room I tried the linen ones first, very nice, held my tummy in in the right places and were not too big anywhere, may just get a few months out of them! Then tried on the size 16 jeans, fitted fine and were a little baggy round the bum/tummy area. So I went and talked to the ladies again and they said that yes they looked too big "why not try the 14" !!!!!!!!!! yeah right!

But they DID UP!! That was the first hurdle! AND they looked AMAZING!! so while texting my Mum I jumped for joy and danced in the mirror for a while, I probably made rather a fool of myself, but then it was early! Not too many other customers! Thank goodness! So i bought them both!!!

Now how to tell Rich.... Seeing as I was not going to buy anything new for a while cos am still loosing weight, ah well umm.. may just pop them in the cupboard and wear them during the day!!

So even if its raining like it has never rained before I don't CARE cos I have size 14 jeans!!!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Hen crisis update!

Well.... I caught her! She was not that hard actually as she is very docile at the moment. Beauty was more of a problem as was parking at the blooming vets! The carpark is always full of the vets' cars and no room for the customers (should that be patients?!) so we all end up blocking each other in.

I took Gen to see a very lovely (if a bit young!) vet who felt her and had a good look at her and then stuck a needle in her chest!! well brest actually, not nice but hopefully that and the drugs I now have to get into her daily will make her all better! and back to egg laying soon.

I then had quite a long chat with a very nice farmer (horses) who was also blocked in the car park, while we waited for the lady with the white dog to move her red beetle out of the way! His dog was beautiful and so lovely, my Ffion would have fallen in love with him. He spent most of the time watching the pigeons on the pylon of the pub opposite, you could tell he wanted them! He was poised to leap!

I every excitedly have put some too BIG dresses on ebay as now am 2 stone lighter than I was 10 weeks ago! This is a big thing for me and you will hear more and more about this probably! (in case you are interested am doing Weight Watchers)

Anyhoo am going to do some very exciting ironing now!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Hen Crisis

Having a Hen crisis today, Genevieve, our ISA Brown is unwell, we think she is crop bound but she has not laid since friday and is now very lethargic. All she does is sit. or stand and close her eyes. Poor thing so I am off to the vets with her at 2pm.

I should introduce the Hens properly, we have 2. One ISA Brown as above and one Black Rock called Beauty!!

We have had them for about 7 weeks and they have been laying for about 3, only now Gen has stopped. We love them and my daughters are injoying "thier" pets!!

Right then off to catch a Hen......

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Well here we are!

Well what can I say...
I've been thinging of writing a blog for a while, wanting to have somewhere to put the Random thoughts from my blonde head!

I am going to use this to tell my stories of my days, my hens and general thoughts passing through!!

so we shall see....