Sunday, 26 August 2012


One night after work my very lovely boyfriend came and picked me up which was surprise number one. Then he drove us to Blackpool to get doughnuts, play bingo and watch the sunset. So romantic. I LOVE surprises.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Finally Some Sun..

I have currently been working in Warrington and not had much chance to get home. I am lucky to have Cousins that live in Warrington so I went to go visit them. This summer the weather has been pretty rubbish but last Saturday the Sun came out and we decided to hit the park. Me and my Cousin relaxed whilst the children played. It was a fab day and was the perfect opportunity to take some photos. Jess loved being a little model for me, both of the girls are stunning which made photographing them so easy!

Lets hope for some more Sun. I am not ready for Autumn yet!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


(Above: 1. Dad and My Sister, 2.Me, Nanna and My Sister, 3. My Brother and Mum )

My Dads 50th was a small gathering of family and friends. He didn't want anything big (even though we have a massive family). Everyone had a fab time and really enjoyed the afternoon/evening.

Before my Dads Birthday I was panicking over a present for him. As it was his 50th I wanted to get him something special but, I had little money. So I came up with an idea which cost me NOTHING!

I dug out all the old photo albums and with help from my Mum I managed to put them in order and pick out the special ones. I then scanned these onto the computer (massive thanks to Amy for the wine and help with the scanning!). I downloaded his favourite songs and made a video, I pulled out all the major moments in his life (Marriage, Father of four children and becoming a Grandfather) and put it all together. 

This was played at the party in front of all our family and friends, it made some people tearful, brought back memories but everyone had a good laugh (mostly at bad, bad haircuts!) My dad has watched this DVD everyday since his party and that was well over a week a go now. 

The best presents don't have to be expensive! Have you ever made someone a present? What was it?


Sunday, 19 August 2012


Hello again... I seem to have taken an unscheduled break from Blogging. This summer has been crazy and I am so sorry about my lack of posts but I am back with more blog ideas and photos.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Afternoon Tea

Yesterday afternoon, my friend Rowena held Afternoon Tea for her Graduation Party. Unfortunatly I couldn't stay for all of it but was asked to help with decorations and baking. I especially love the plants in mugs, so easy to do, definatly going to introduce this idea to my youth club.

Congratulations Rowena! Hope you had a lovely day. 

(This time next year I will be graduating...scary)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Weekend Antics

This weekend has been another hectic one. My Niece Lilly's 2nd Birthday Party & my nephew turned 1. They are no longer babies, this makes me sad. Lilly's party was so fun it was an Ugly Bug Ball theme and she loved dressing up and playing games. She was also spoilt rotten.

The rest of the weekend was spent going for meals and spending as much time with Steven as I could. The Army is turning his life upside down at the moment and its my job to take his mind off of it. I am excited for next Saturday as me and Steven are joining his Sister and Partner for the Monopoly Pub Crawl in London. Even though I live here in the UK and have passed through London many, many times I have never seen it properly. Hopefully by next weekend this will change. I will keep you posted.

How was your weekend? Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of Summer?

Monday, 2 July 2012

Date Nights & 1st Birthday Parties

This weekend has been one hectic one! It did however start Thursday night as Steven was home from work a day earlier (he is going back on guard and thats kinda sucky). So we got ready and went for a gorgeous meal at Duck Egg Blue, a cute restaurant near by. This was later followed by the wine bar and Thursday night was turned into Friday morning...oops. 

Something similar happened on Friday night, do you think we need a better hobby? 

However, Saturday was My Best Friends daughters 1st Birthday Party. I took along my nephew who enjoyed all the party food way to much! Elsie was gorgeous in her party dress! I won't put all the photos up as i'm sure Amy would like to do a post, but these are some extra cute ones. 


Attending my Best Friends daughters 1st Birthday Party made me realise how much we have grown up. I'm sure it was only yesterday we were 16 years old on the same Art Course, wearing far too much eyeliner and talking 'boys'. Time Flies!

Whats the earliest memory of your Best Friend? I would love to hear.
Covered in Grace

Monday, 25 June 2012

Thankful Tuesdays

Today I am thankful for this little girl, she makes me smile so much that I actually think we are best mates.

I am also thankful for:
  • Spending quality time with Steven this weekend, me and him with a bottle or two of red. Perfect. 

  • Getting a 2.1 for my second year at University
  • The count down to Vfestival and Reading Festival 
  • The third Hunger Games book - So addicted right now, yes I know I am a little behind with these book crazes. 
  • & lastly I am thankful for some me time, I have finished my second year of University and I am only working part-time. So I have decided I am going to enjoy my summer (as much as the weather allows here in the North West). I have been reading, doing little jobs that I have avoided like, painting my toes nails and love the fact that I am spending quality time with the people around me who I love. 
What do you have to be thankful for this week?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Thankful Tuesdays

I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes I just get lost in the moment, I never take the time to reflect upon all the amazing things happening in my life. This is why I have decided to write a weekly blog post about all the things I am thankful for that week.

This Tuesday I am especially thankful for:

I am thankful that we have been able to spend quality time together recently. We just have so much fun and never ever run out of things to say. I am especially thankful that she pointed out where I was going wrong with my eyebrows, so the regrowth is happening for some sexy brows!

  • 3 Sleeps until Steven is home
  • The Sun
  • My new hair cut - it can actually be styled again!
  • Steven - Always
  • Helping young people express themselves through music - so rewarding
  • Memories & Old photos

So much to smile about and say thanks for. What are you thankful for today? Leave me a comment I would love to see why everyone else is smiling :)


a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Generation Preston Guild Banner

Young and old have come together in Bamber Bridge to create a banner to celebrate this year's Preston Guild. Working together, young people from Walton-le-Dale young people's centre and senior members of the community designed and produced the banner which celebrates the guild and what it means locally to them. The banner was unveiled on Thursday evening, June 7, by County Councillor Mark Perks, cabinet member for young people, in front of staff from the young people's service and members of the local community. The banner is a representation of local landmarks and items that are of significant interest to young people. It has been created by designing, cutting out and sewing plaques that have then been brought together to show off the things that the local residents, young and old are proud of in the local area. I have assisted this project for many weeks now and loved every second. I am so proud of what everyone has created and had to share it with you all.

Speaking during the event, County Councillor Perks said:

"While talking to the people involved in this generational guild project, everyone told me how much they got out of working closely together on this superb banner.

Moira Sergeant, one of the members of the South Ribble Pensioners Society, said: "We have learnt a lot about each other, and broken down a lot of barriers, learning that the older generation really care about the opportunities that the young people get." 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Mumford & Sons

So yesterday I went to go see one of my favourite bands, Mumford and Sons. All I have to say is WOW, they are better live than on their album. The weather was miserable but it didn't kill our spirits. 

Cannot wait for their new album which is going to be released in September.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Wow! The weather these last few days has been great! I have been taking full advantage of all the Sunshine, and been so busy. This is a photo diary I have put togeather from the last couple of days:

What have all you bloggers been up too? Done anything nice with this weather? I would love to hear from you.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Vintage Fair, Continental Preston

 On Sunday me and my friend Amy - elsieandme attended a vintage fair, at the Continental Pub in Preston. I have to say this is the first vintage fair I have been too and I loved it! So many goodies to buy! We also saw Catherine there with her stall Lady Liquor Vintage, which had a wide selection of pretty things. 
1. Strawberry Beer! 2. Gorgeous pink lace dress, with matching bow and gloves. 3. Pretty Dresses 4. Busy fair 5. Handmade goodies 6. Clip-on earrings 7. I had a vintage hair make-over 8. Sexy scarfs  

As much as I wanted to buy everything in sight I resisted and only spent £1.50 on a new clutch bag! I saw it at the beginning of the fair and it was still there a few hours later - it was meant to be!

I was really impressed at the free vintage make-overs that was on offer at the fair - so after having my arm twisted I had a 1950's inspired make over with a mini photo shoot with RT Productions.
What do you think?

Monday, 7 May 2012

Our Little Trip - Liverpool

I had been looking forward to this trip for what seems like weeks and then it went far too fast! 

All good days start with a Marks & Spencer's Breakfast.

62 Castle Street

This was our beautiful hotel room (excuse the mess on the first photo). We had booked a double suite but I never thought it would be this big and beautiful, we had our own little balcony which looked out onto Liverpool's City Centre. Defiantly somewhere I would stay again, reasonably priced and in an excellent location to all the shops, bars and restaurant's no taxi's needed. 

Museum of Liverpool

Visiting the Museum of Liverpool was something I had to make Steven do as he isn't overly keen, but I am sure he had more fun there than me. It was nice to look at all the different things they had but I really wanted to visit the Titanic Museum - this wasn't the right one! But it was free, so that's okay. It was fun to experience new things than the inside of a bar with Steven and we had loads of fun.

Night Out
We got all dressed up and hit the town, we found a underground gig for singer songwriters. There is nothing better than seeing live acts. We then went to a cheesy 90's bar for a dance and then dropped takeaway down us. Had such a good time and cannot wait for our next adventure.


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sleepy Saturday

So today has been a struggle, attempted doing my uni work about 10 times and I just can't seem to get past this one bit! I suppose it doesn't help that I was out on a friends works leaving do last night and my head feels a little fuzzy today. So in an attempt to get this work done I went on a walk with my brother in the hope of snapping some good photos on this windy day and to wake me up! We didn't go far there is a lovely field at the back of our houses, here is what I snapped. 


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