#PaddingtonTrail

Posted On December 15, 2014| Leave a reply

A few weeks ago one of my friends from school mentioned that she was going to take her daughter to London to do part of the Paddington Trail.  It sounded like it would be a good day out so we decided to tag along too.

For those of you who don’t know to celebrate the launch of the Paddington Bear Film there are 50 Paddington Bears stationed around London (4th Nov-30th Dec)  You can get more information from The Visit London Website.

We had a fab jam packed day.  We managed to find 9 out of the 50.  We thought that they would be really easy to see but the were remarkably difficult to spot hiding in the crowds.

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Catherine was really organised, we printed off the map of the Paddington Bear locations and laminated them.  Catherine then took stickers for the girls to mark off on their maps which Bears we had spotted.

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Catherine used some of her Tesco Clubcard points for the Open Top bus and I used some of my Nectar Points for Pizza Express so other than the cost of the train we didn’t spend much money.

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It was such a lovely day.  Because Harriet is such a pickle it was really nice to give Amelie some one on one Mummy time.  The girls played beautifully together all day running about like crazy children.  We even saw a whole load of cycling Santa’s

Cycling-Santas

Something we thought would have been a good idea is if they had been geocached.  We struggled to find a few of them.

Have you been to see the Paddington Bears.  If you hop over to VisitLondon you can vote for your favourite pictures.

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What to buy the Knitter who has everything.

Posted On December 13, 2014| Leave a reply

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that I am a lover of everything to do with knitting.  The problem is what do you buy the knitter who has countless sets of knitting needles and bags?  Hopefully this will help you solve that little problem.

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For all those who like to knit on the go – whether it be in the car or on the train.

Monserat De Lucca Measuring Tape Bracelet

Purl Soho Tote

Debbie Bliss Knitting Bag

Debbie Bliss Mobile Phone Case

Leather & Brass Stitch Marker Set

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For those who are never happier when they are tucked up on the sofa in front of the fire watching some trashy TV programme.

Debbie Bliss Moss Stitch Mug

Knitters Graph Paper Journal

I am always on the look out for trendy looking knitting patterns: A Good Yarn

I love this cute little ceramic fox yarn fox bowl

London Brick Knitting needle holder

Dressmakers wooden tape

Knit One Brew One mug – Perfect for that cup of tea.

You can check my knitting board out for more inspiration.

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Christmas Wreath making

Posted On December 12, 2014| Leave a reply

Last night one of the ladies at the sailing club very kindly ran a Christmas wreath making workshop.  We have in previous years attempted to make a Christmas wreath but we have always used oasis which last night I realised is not the way to do it.

We had a really lovely evening.  The lady running the workshop brought loads of amazing festive bits to add and one lady brought what must have been half her garden for us to use.

Wreath-1 Wreath-2 Wreath-3 Wreath-4 Wreath-5I was so pleased with the end result when I hung it on the door this morning.  Suddenly it made the house feel all Christmasy.

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Before going I did some research on different wreaths.  You can check my pinterest board out here.   This is my favourite design I came across.

Primitive Christmas Front Door Wreath Pip Berry by Designawreath ~ Oh how I love it!

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