Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Its been a while.

Its been a while since i have posted anything,as you will see with the pictures this little thug has kept me busy,this is Rex he is the latest addition to the family he came to live with me as a friend's daughter bought him then became ill and could not keep him,my other dogs get on well with him,its just taking a bit longer to train him as he very willfull,but if you take a dog on you have to put all the hard work to make it work.Germand shepherds take longer to train you seem to take 1 step forward and 2 back,he is a devil for the cats he loves to chase them,he has been scratched and told off so many times ,we will get there one day with him it just takes time, i do love him to bits he acts just like a naughty child. I had to include these pictures of my bargain flowers i bought from tescos they were 50p for 6 bunches i was so pleased,i love flowers they lasted for 2 weeks so that was a great bargain.

There has been lots of celebrations this summer,it was my friends birthday,the cake was made by her niece, she bought the cake tin from Lakeland.Then its was Ruby's 3rd burthday,this is Ruby with her big sister,so that was another party to go to and more cake and tea.

Of course a summer wedding to attend,the bride and friends did a lot of work making lots of little gifts for the table and favours for the guests,Bev had a heart theme for the wedding,there were heart tea lights,home made toffee hearts in little bags,the bride and bridemaids had little heart diamond slides in their hair and even little diamond hearts in her bouquet.The sun shone, every thing went to plan it was a great day.

The wedding cake heart shaped of course even had her 2 cats on the cake Bev loves her kitties so felt they had to be included.

And of course my blog would not be complete with out a picture of my handsome grandson,he will be 3 on the 1st of October he goes to school nursery after October,where does the time go to.So another party to go to.Well thats all my news for now hopefully i will not be a way for so long.I have been reading everyones blogs and picking up on all tips on books to read and cakes and meals to cook.Take Care~Kate~

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to you all in blogland,i have been a bad blogger but hopefully this year i will be good and post at least once a week.I know i am late with my christmas pictures but here are a few of some of my favourite christmas goodies,this santa and reindeer were from Au Natural a few years ago for 50p each and the sledge was from the Pier the card came from the states.

This is a picture taken nearly 3 weeks ago of my old collie Rollo as you can see she is not to happy bless her the other dogs were rolling about out of shot and enjoying themselves.

This is Tykee who is always up high somewhere she shouldn't be next to my Heartwoodcreek nativity scene i love heartwood creek they make lots of different santas snowmen and animals even walt disney items,i will post pictures later of my collection,the pictures are folk art christmas cards.

This picture was taken the Tuesday before christmas,my daughter-in-law got stuck in a bad traffic jam because of the snow after taking my son to work so she popped in for breakfast and stopped with me for a couple of hours until the snow stopped and its been like this ever since, i am managing to get out with my sons trusty escort and it holds the roads really well.

This was after it had stopped snowing as you can see there was a lot,then the next few days it became so icy it was lethal to walk on,but we have made it so far with no injuries.Thats all for now but i will post a few pictures of my christmas presents.I also have been having computer problems i.e my last one crashing then changing to windows vista and my service providor driving me and my daughter-in-law mad with instructions,but i am up and running and finding my way with the laptop.Hope everyone in blogland is keeping safe with the snow .~Take Care Kate~

Sunday, 23 August 2009

50th Birthday Party

Hi.I have been a bad blogger neglecting my blog not good enough,time ust seems to run away and before you know it a couple of months have passed,so lets up date with whats been going on. This is my daughter-in-law with my handsome grandson Ellis i held a 50th birthday party for my best friend,we popped up a few gazebos as we thought it would be raining and it was all morning until everyone arrived at 3p.m and then the sun came out for the rest of the day and no one used them but at least they were there.Almost every one of the 60 people adults and children came so it was a real family day and every one seem to have fun.The food was a joint effort between a few of us so the made it less stressfull.
This is Ellis trying to remember how to do the sack race, his Dad helped him with the last one.they did cheat a little but i don't think anyone minded.

This is just a few of Hazel's friends,the others were on the lawn joining in a little sports day for the kids but a lot of the adults joined in as well.

My daughter-in-law made the cake for Hazel,Hazel just loves tennis during the 2 weeks of Wibledon you never get a word out of her as she is glued to the t.v,next year we are hoping to visit my brother who stays just outside London and try and watch a game,so fingers cro This was the gazebos all set up but no one used them until the end of the day.

This is my friend Hazel on the left my self in the middle and Hazel's sister Jen.I used to look after Jen when she was a baby i always loved babies while i was growing up.

This is Hazel and Jen this was supposed to be at the start of the blog,so you can see i am out of practice.Hope to get back to blogging more often,i still love to read everyones blogs and keep up with you all.My next post will be on my 20years service with the practice,so keep an eye open.~take care~Kate~

Saturday, 30 May 2009


Sorry for lack of posts,but i have been so busy looking after my mum who had a bad fall a broke her ribs,then a bad chest infection,she is now on the mend thank goodness and i think this lovely sunshine is helping.Also what spare time i do have i love to spend as much time with this handsome little boy, i can't beleive he will be 2 soon he is such a joy to spend time with, he loves to walk and be outdoors what ever the weather,he is just starting to say lots of words and he enjoys looking at his books i love reading to him.
For the past couple of weeks the car boot sale has not been good but last week it was great,i bought this table for a couple of pounds hopefully if the weather stays dry i will get it painted.The orange cake tins were 50p the red cake tin was a £1 and the little kitchen utensils were 30p for the lot.

Of course i can never come home without books,again they were 30p 10p and 50p,the chicken cookbook is going south to my brother and his wife,every time i ask what he is having for tea or dinner its usually chicken or salmon so i am always on the lookout for these sort of books.It looks like its going to be another warm and sunny day here in the North East so Sundays car boot sale should be a good one,fingers crossed.

Here are a few more bargains from last week,the beads are going to my friend who makes her own jewellery,again every thing was between 30pfor the bells 50p -£2 for the jewellery the cd /radio again was £2.00.I also bought a huge bag of tennis balls for the dogs.

And yet more books,all Enid Blyton they were 10p each.So all in all a great haul.Lets hope tomorrow will be as good,i am now of to watch the final of Britains got Talent.Hope you all have a great weekend.~Kate~

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Braided Rug and Car Boot Finds

Was in Tescos last night and came across this pink braided rug for £5.99 and i thought i have to have this,i came home and checked out the latest catalogue to see if they came in different colours bad sadly no,they did have girls red checked bedding its so sweet check it out.
This is my latest addition a cross silkie cockerel he has settled in well with the girls,he came free from our local ads paper.One of the girls is moulting so not laying as well but hopefully it will be back to 2 a day soon.

My rhubarb is growing quite well ,its always late in the North East,i love to make jam and crumbles,but this year i am hoping to find news ways with the rhubarb so any recipes would be welcome.

On mothers day i recieved flowers cards and this recipe book,we usually go out but my mum has had a bad fall and cracked her ribs so my time has been taken up looking after her,today she came for a visit but i had to take her home after lunchtime i think it was maybe just a little to early for her to be out and about.

And of course on Sunday it was my happy day bargain hunting, and look at these goodies,the baskets were £2.00 and the picture 50p, i had to try and be good but as you will see by the next few pictures i was not.

My friend who was with me egged me on to buy this lovely hand bag for £3.oo.The next 2 items i didn't need much encouragement as you will see i just love baskets the older the better,the first one is for the cats and the other is a childrens cycle basket,my excuse is its for Ellis,(honest Diane).

The garden is being prepared for potatoes and vegetables,so i will keep you all up to date on how its going.Well thats all for today,hope everyone is enjoying the spring sunshine.~Kate~

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A Few pictures of my car boot finds and ginger boy

This is my ginger boy,you can usually find him here every morning after he has been out all night he comes in has his breakfast then he sleeps there following the sun along the top of the sofa,then he has his supper and away out for the night,this is just one of my cats i must try and take pictures of the rest of them.He is a great hunter and is never far from the house his only fault is he is not to keen on my neighbours cat but i think Sooty feels the same.
The car boot sale has started to become really good again for bargains.I bought the herb pot for £1 some of the glaze is missing but i thought once there is plants in it know one would notice it.The metal pail and the chicken grain ladle was £2 i have been looking for one of these for awhile now,my friends laugh at me i keep telling them if you look hard enough each week it will be there,i overheard a lady saying to her friend there is everything to found here even the kitchen sink and i looked round and there was one so we started to laugh and they were right.
The old mixing bowl was £1.50 and the blue/white enamel pie dish was 50p and the pressure cooker was a find at £3.50 i have just started to use the pressure cooker again as it saves so much time and money,i bought one new from Argos at christmas time and it was not cheap,so i am glad to have came across this one it is in good condition.

This ottoman was £3.50 i passed it 3 times and i thought if it is still there when i go back it is comming home with me, and this bolster was another find it was £4.00 the lady selling it had loads and loads of lovely fresh linen,towels tablecloths,and bedding but by this time my purse was empty.

I know what you must be thinking sledges,but they were only £1 each when it snowed the shops were sold out and the ones you could buy were expensive so better to be prepared i say.My friend asked me to look out for a basket for the kids toys again they were £2.00 each then a bag of wool.Soi had a great day on Sunday and everything was a bargain.The chickens are laying well i am hoping to buy a few more this weekend.A friend has asked if they could plant potatoes in my garden as they don't have space,they will share the harvest with me i am just pleased to see the ground used,i just wish i had more time for the garden as the soil is really good for all vegetables,hopefully my fruits trees i have bought will bare fruit this year so i will keep you posted.Hope you are all having a good week so far.Take care~Kate~