Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Happy Holidays

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas?
I have managed to borrow a friends spare laptop so that I can blog today.
I have to say I haven't had the most exciting Christmas as I have had a virus and been completely out of sorts since last Wednesday. I think I am finally coming through it though, there really are some nasty bugs out there at the moment so if anyone is under the weather my thoughts are with you and make sure you get well soon.
So on to some fun stuff, despite being poorly I did have a lovely chilled out Christmas day with Gavin, just the 2 of us except for his parents popping in for presents in the morning.
He thoroughly spoilt me rotten, I had given him a list in the hope that I would at least get a few things on it! but he really surprised me with things I hadn't even asked for.
I got one of these

Ive been cross stitching like mad to make the purse already.

This amazing cook book which I have to say I had never heard of but he had read up on the best books and this one had really good review and I can't wait t try out some of the recipes & visit the bakery on the Kings Road.

I have been hankering after one of these ever since Kelly from Recipes for Life told us about hers and bless him he remembered and found me one. Giant Cup Cakes here we come!!!

Some very pretty Cup Cake wrappers, so beautiful & intricate. 

I had asked for a bead for my Lovelinks bracelet he gave me for my birthday and I was presented with a whole set (above) called beach aren't they beautiful.

A dinky CK pin book & sticky notes set.

He actually went to the New Cath Kidston shop in Chichester especially and as well as all the above bought me a beautiful CK shopper bag in the brown spot, I haven't seen it on the web and haven't managed to take a picture of it yet but I will be my new lunch bag for work.
I have never been soo surprised by all my presents, I really wasn't expecting any of them, he really did do well.
I bought him a Scalextric which has been whizzing round the Living room ever since Christmas day!!!
So we were both very happy bunnies.
I hope you all received some lovely gifts too.
We had vowed to make or buy second hand all the family & friends gifts this year and so far they have gone down really well, homemade Chutney, Pickle, Jam, Chili Oil, Pickled Onions & Chocolates.
Vintage handbags & books were also received well as well as the handmade padded coat hanges I have been making in my spare time.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that the New Year brings you Joy & Happiness.
Thanks for being great friends in 2010.
The blogging community is soo special, soo keep up the good work & see you in 2011.
Lots of Love & Hugs

Friday, 24 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010


Just a quickie to say sorry I haven't been around.
We had a spillage on the laptop over a week ago and it has had to go to the hospital as apparently it doesn't like squash!!!
What with the "difficult weather conditions" it may not be back for Christmas!!! 
Hopefully I can get it back and tell you about what I've been up to.
I hope you all have a fab pre Christmas week.
Luv Sophie

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Frozen Shut!

I have been stuck at home today, as you may have guessed like most of the country we have snow!
It snowed all night and coverd the south coast.
I attempted to go into work but the Mini said noooooooooooo, Her doors were frozen shut!
So I have sat with my laptop all day on my work email doing work as & when it comes through.
I did pop into the garden this morning & thought about a snowball fight but unfortunately Gav made it to work so I was on my lonesome and you can't have a snowball fight on your own can you!
But the garden did look beautiful and it would have been a shame to rune the smooth snow, It looked like icing on a Christmas cake.
I did have some fun taking some photo's though.

I'm off to a wedding tomorrow!!
We have been assured by the bride that the main roads are clear enough to get to the barn where it is being held, so hopefully I will be at a beautiful  very White Wedding tomorrow.
I hope your all not too snowed in too badly.