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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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It's all about the good times....

blogged by me domestic goddess On 2/16/2009 11:32:00 AM
This weekend has been all about the good times spent with good friends, with good food, and a good old sing song!

Valentines Day was spent preparing for our "dinner party" with some very good Friends of ours and their 2 children. I was on starter and pud duty, and Mike was doing the main course. Unfortunately too much good champagne meant dessert never got made, oops , but i did put together a pretty scrummy starter of griddle pears, parma ham on a watercress salad with a w/mustard and lemon dressing. Mike made the most gorgeous fish and chips, complete with homemade mushy peas and tartar sauce, from Gordon Ramseys, "quick and easy" book. (which he has left behind for me to have a good look at!)

Before they arrived, I asked Izzy to take a few photos of Peter and I, so that I could finish my Pencil Lines layout, (again to much champagne was flowing, hence no layout from this week, I am only human!). Anyways, the photos are gorgeous, I am so pleased with them, they will get scrapped this week. I also took a couple of Peter and Lilly.

The night was spent having a good giggle, and playing Lips and Rock Band, more Champagne and then Mel and I headed to bed about 1.30am.
Sunday I was meeting up with Tracie at the NEC for Stitches, and missed out on a full English breakfast. Instead my breakfast consisted of an Alpen bar driving on the M6
It was good to meet up with Tracie, we put the worlds to rights over coffee and a subway, and had a good look around Stitches. Unfortunately we were both really disappointed. Nothing new and exciting and so few manufacturers on display!

We both did fall in love with "The Button Company", and all their gorgeous fabric wall hangings and bags and bags of colourful buttons! Their name card is a HUGE button with their address on, how cool is that! And I cannot believe I didn't get my camera out!
Met a few familiar faces, waving Hi to Dawn, Karen, Michelle, Natalie, Amanda, Mel and all from ATDML, Beverley, and the amazing Sir Tim!

Now please tell me what is it about this guy, that makes a girl weak at the knees! Is it that twinkle in his eyes, his infectious smile, or is it the stained fingers that have lovingly been caressing distressed inks! I think all three to be honest, but definitely the latter. This man is a genius! Every time I see him at work I am completely mesmerised and inspired to go home, and get down and dirty with some black soot and a spritzer! And boy, what he can do with grunge board will make a girl faint! I am so boring with grungeboard and tbh, have not really known what to do, except ink and stamp, but Tim makes inking and stamping sexy, when he starts caressing the edges with those inky thumbs of his, I am hooked, all over again!

Back to serious stuff though, I have been emailing Tim and well, lets just say he hadn't seen eye to eye with me over a little project, but I may have converted him now, *wink wink*.
So that my dear readers is my weekend in a nutshell!!
The girls are on half term week, and I am sure we will have strangled each other by the end of the week, LOL. Hoping that a trip to see Sue, Holly and Em tomorrow, and the Hafermanns on Wednesday will help, and Peter is off at the end of the week, so he can take control of them!

Hope you all had a great Valentines weekend
Hugs and thanks for stopping by
Anna x

7 Response to 'It's all about the good times....'

  1. Tracie H Said,'> 1:02 PM

    Thanks for a great day the photos of Peter and you - which are stunning.


  2. suebaru Said,'> 2:07 PM

    Love the pics of you & Peter :) See you tomorrow :)


  3. Lisa Said,'> 5:13 PM

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! I can't wait to get some of those new Button Company products in stock at work!

    Lisa x


  4. Kathleen Said,'> 11:00 AM

    Gorgeous photo's!!

    And thank you thank you - I got the Galaxy bar yesterday, it is very very yummy!! So creamy....only got 2 squares left - oh no!! Think Im gonna have to find out if there's anyone that sells it online... ;)



  5. Nina Said,'> 11:56 AM

    I love that button co too. The huge button was super!


  6.'> 6:54 PM

    stunning photos hope all is well with you hugs xx


  7. Anonymous Said,'> 12:48 PM

    Hi Anna,
    I am keeping up with "the snapshot of my life" here in Thailand.
    How sad am I?
    Have lots of shots of Thai food for my love theme?
    See you at the next crop.
    Karen (Buzz)