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About Me

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.

My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Afternoon Tea

blogged by me domestic goddess On 4/27/2012 12:12:00 PM 40 lovely comments
During the Easter Holidays we had the great pleasure of entertaining the Deacons!
We decided that we would have afternoon tea.

Menu :

Open cheese and cucumber finger buns
Open cucumber and ham finger buns
Brownie and cheescake topped cupcakes baked by Holly Deacon
Scones with clotted cream and Jam
Oat and honey biscuits

As you can see a lot of fun was had!
Thank you to Sue, Holly and Em for coming to see us, we loved having you!! Why not invite your friends over for an impromptu afternoon tea.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna xx

Crafting with Izzy

blogged by me domestic goddess On 4/24/2012 11:58:00 AM 5 lovely comments
Remember I was invited to the Ambi Pur crafting day with Danielle Proud?
Well we were given a lovely hamper of crafting goodies and Ambi Pur lovelies.
During the Easter Holidays Izzy decided to have a go at a touch of Mosaic using the crafting project that was in the hamper basket.

Izzy chose to do the trinket box. A typical tween, she has plenty of trinkets that need a home! Izzy started by pencilling out her design on a piece of plain paper.

Carefully using the tweezers provided she then started to pick her mosaic pieces and glue them into place.

After about an hour Izzy had completed gluing all her pieces into place.

The last stage to do now is to add the black grout, which we will do this weekend and I will post teh completed project for you all to see.

I have seen these project boxes many times and not thought much of them. But now I have seen one they are a lot of fun for older children. I wouldnt recommend for an adult, although dont get me wrong I have started doing the night light!!
A lot of fun for any young budding crafter! Have you tried one of the House of Crafts project boxes? Would love to hear.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

Roald Dahl Museum

blogged by me domestic goddess On 4/17/2012 12:43:00 PM 11 lovely comments
The Bowkis family are huge, and I mean HUGE Roald Dahl fans. We have the books, we love the movies and we love all things Roald Dahl.
So this Easter  at long last we found the time to go and visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire.

After some time trying to find somewhere to park we eventually gor parked and made our way up the road to the museum. I was rather glued to all the gorgeous Interior Design shops and general gifty shops.
We queued and got our tickets as well as paying to attend a story telling workshop in the afternoon.

As you enter the Museum you are greeted to the Enormous Crocodile bench and a map of the museum.

I had to get a photo of the girls together and this was a perfect place to stop!

The museum goes through the ages of Roald Dahl's life, each room a chapter of his life.
I loved all the details throughout.

Peters favorite Roald Dahl book and movie is The Fantastic Mr Fox. So much that he has his own book and DVD copy!

Check this out! A replica Roald Dahls writing chair for kids and adults alike to try out. The real chair is behind glass.
Lilly had to try for size. How tiny does she look!

We had great plans to have lunch in Cafe Twit and try out some familiar dishes like oompaloompa sandwitches and bogtrotter cake, but it was packed, so we headed out into the village to find somewhere else to eat.

We found an amazing Tapas restaurant. Not so good for Peters pockets but we all thoroughly enjoyed the dishes. The chorizo in red wine was  a great hit and we had to order another!

We had a great day and bought a few bits from the gift shop. We all got a note book and a box of Roald Dahl magnetic words so we can all make up our own whizz bang stories on the fridge!

If you and your family are Roald Dahl fans do make the journey to visit Great Missenden and visit the area and museum. We didn't have time to visit areas of interest in the village as we had to get back for Suki.
I will leave the last word to Mr Dahl himself

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

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Easter Holidays

blogged by me domestic goddess On 4/10/2012 05:23:00 PM 4 lovely comments
The girls are on holiday and Peter has been off for the week. We have had such a lovely family week.
With Easter weekend just gone we spent quality time at home as a family enjoying our house and lots of home cooked food.

Easter Sunday morning we started with an Easter Egg hunt but with clues this time. I am not sure who enjoyed it more, the girls or Peter and I!
We hid eggs all over the house with a clue placed with each egg. Starting with a drop off form the Postman, ending with a BIG surprise in the Studio. the girls had great fun working our where the eggs were and its was lovely to see them working as a team.

After the Easter Egg hunt Lilly helped me make up the table favours; cute Easter boxes I found in M&S, that I filled with mini chocolate eggs.


To finish our Easter decorations I bought Tulips and Daffodils and Lilly added yellow shredded paper and chicks!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday. I will be sharing out trip to The Roald Dahl museum later in the week, a must for all Roald Dahl fans!

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x