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Sunday, 23 December 2012

For Georgina...

Remembering you with much love in our hearts.
We miss you each and every day xxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A Great British Summer...

What a fabulous year of celebrations.

Firstly we saw the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.  An extra long bank holiday weekend of wonderful company, food and drink.  Hooray!

London and other towns and cities throughout the UK hosted the Olympic Games.  Team GB came third in the medal table, winning 29 gold medals.  Congratulations!  We are all very proud of you.

Here is the best dressed shop window in the village – Bourne End, Bucks.
Mankind, the barbers...

Who is your favourite Olympian?  I know who mine is...

I did not get to go to the Olympics but Mr Mac did and came back with a souvenir - meet Wenlock – and some fab photos.

I cannot listen to ‘Caliban’s Dream’ by Underworld without crying – tears of happiness and joy – and remembering how beautiful and moving the lighting of the cauldron was at the Opening Ceremony.

I love the sweet words...

As the rain tossed above us
In the garden of the world 
But a flame arrives to guide us
Past the gold between the angles of the stars 

Watching over all the children in the rain
And the streets where I remember 
Where the fire that lights a candle soars again 

A flaring flame
Hear it call
Through the darkness 
Hear it call to us all 

And start again
Its beating heart 
Comes again 

When the light drives out our fears
And the joy drives out our pain 
And the nations come to greet us 
Waving open arms of waves of golden corn 

Ever hear us
Oh, the spirit of the world 
May your light be ever near us 
Always lead us from the dark 
Though we may fall 

We will fly
And with love
Hear it call

We did go into London for a day trip to soak up some of the atmosphere.
Where else could you see this majestic sight?

We also discovered Mulberry Teacup at Kingly Court off Carnaby Street.  

We love our gardens and roses too.  These gorgeous Cupcake Bouquets would add an elegant touch to any special occasion.

For further details, please visit 

We will now enjoy and be inspired by the London 2012 Paralympic Games and will continue to be very proud to be British...

Lots of love

Sunday, 22 July 2012

I love Roma...

For this year's trip to Italy, we went to the beautiful city of Rome.

Here are just some of the highlights to share with you all...

 Santa Maria Maggiore


 Fontana di Trevi

 Piazza di Spagna

 The Vatican City

 Mille Miglia, Castel Sant Angelo

 The prettiest pasta, Campo de Fiori


 Sala della Rotonda, Musei Vaticani

Galleria delle Carte Geografiche 
(The Gallery of Maps)
Musei Vaticani

We also love the wonderful food, especially the lasagne and the gelati!

See the bright blue sky and the impeccable Italian style and elegance.

I wonder where we will go next year...


When I spotted this handmade 'Roma' Love Heart Brooch by Ladybirdlikes, I just had to have it.

Please visit the online shop at for more gorgeous designs.

Ciao ciao

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Our latest discoveries...

Firstly, the Sunday UpMarket along Brick Lane in London.
How come we didn't know about it before?

We were tempted inside by the food stalls, only to find the most wonderful selection of fashion, jewellery and handmade gifts too.

For further details, please visit

Secondly, tucked away near the back we found the most colourful and delicious array of sweet goodness.

The photos say it all...

What a lovely spread!

Strawberries are my favourite fruit
The famous whoopie pies
Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcake anyone?
This one is called the Chocolate Dirtball
 Hello to Kooky Bakes!

Please see their fabulous page on facebook for even better, even more yummy photos:

We will definitely be coming back to see you again soon... x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

A new addition to the family...

Please say 'Hello' to Benji Mac.

He lives in Worcestershire and is a little Tibetan Terrier.

Love his panda eyes.

He likes to pull shoeslaces and chew on sleeves.

Lots of hugs

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Happy Birthday...

Many happy returns to Margaret!

With lots of love and best wishes.
We hope to see you again very soon... x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New shop now open...

Come and take a peek inside my latest shop on

Filled with lots of cute and yummy handmade gifts...

Here are just a few examples in store now:

Red Heart Shoe Clips
Chocolate Cupcake Keyring

Please do let me know if you have a new shop there too... x