Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Exciting News: A Wonderful Win & Half Term!

The main reason I chose to start my blog, after a year or two of thinking about it, was to use this space as a form of journalling family times, to share my crafting makes and my joy in simple things.  I didn't expect to meet some lovely people who would take the time to comment on my posts and I certainly didn't expect to win anything.
A Cornish Rainbow ;0)
Well, I was wrong on both counts wasn't I?! Yes, I've been lucky enough to win the Craft It Forward (CIF) giveaway hosted by the fabulous and talented Hen of HenHouse. So many reasons to be happy!

I shall share the CIF when I receive it and of course, in time will host a CIF myself (another first).

Aside from this excitement, we've started our half term holidays here in the West Country.  We've already made a trip down to my Mum's in Cornwall for 4 fun filled days.  The weather wasn't on our side so lots of table games, crafting and visiting relatives was in order!

Crafting projects are yet to be finished so watch this space.  A 300 piece jigsaw made a happy picture!

Whilst R had a playdate my boys had some fantastic 'mens time' at the Pier.  They also watched the demolition of this building - big diggers knocking stuff down - what more can a boy ask for?!

Today we went toboganning here. - or rather the kids did, and we watched!
It was great fun - I wish I took count of how many times they slid down in 1 hour!  Rosy cheeks all round!
Hmmm... if we push eash other we go even faster!
Oooh, what a happy chappy.
Then, we made lots of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday... yum.  Please forgive the photography - our kitchen is very small and not the most photogenic ;o)
It's hard work making this batter!
 Here's a rather blurry action shot of flipping that pancake:

I hope all is well in your part of the world and you enjoy some simple, happy things this week.

Thanks for reading,
J9 x
This week I'm participating in these fab parties!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Susan! Lots of fun this half term holidays! J9 x

  2. Look at all of the family fun you are having! Your children are darling! Looking forward to seeing your CIF projects soon.

    1. Oh thank you Bronwyn! I have to agree, i'm so very lucky - my kiddies are lush! I have some ideas for the CIF - thinking an Easter theme so watch this space! J9 x

  3. Love the tobogganing. I have never seen a hill like that, I guess because we get lots of snow. ;) Looks like good times. :)

    1. It's crazy isn't it - I've thought a lot about our different locations! They are quite popular here for outdoor snow runs - we have only had snow domes of indoor proper snow slopes over the last 10 years or so and the false slopes were the only way to ski or tobogan then! It's a bit harder than the soft stuff though! J9 x

  4. Some lovely things you've been enjoying this week. Congrats on your win too, very lucky to win a beautiful Hen House give away - yum! Thanks for your comments on my hooky case, everyone's been so kind about it and you're right, we do indeed criticise our own work so much more. I can see all the mistakes because I know exactly where they are! I think I will re-make it some time soon though, just because I know I can do it better than that! Thanks again for keeping stopping by :)

    S x

    1. I know! Hen is so talented! The parcel arrived today and it doesn't disappoint in reality! J9 x

  5. Hey, new follower from the GFC blog hop. The pictures are so cute. :) Looking forward to reading more!