Saturday, 31 March 2012

Lovely New Clothes

There were exciting packages in the postbox yesterday! I was thrilled to receive my first ever outfit from vintage-sasha and I think Andrea looks stunning in it.
I couldn't resist this adorable hoodie and leggings set from DollyDoodles. Cody thinks its perfect for playing with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Also from DollyDoodles, Alison got another pair of leggings, this time in Candy Pink, which co-ordinate so well with her striped hoodie. Just as well as she refuses to wear anything else at the moment.

One problem with living right beside the sea is that it's always windy. Not too much of a problem for boys and babies, but very tiresome for the Sashas. Luckily a few of the photos managed not to have their hair all over their faces so I was able to use them :-)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Let's Play Doll's House

Alison and Suzanna have asked if they may play with one of my doll's houses this afternoon. They've promised to be very careful with it.

Suzanna: It's so sweet!
Alison: Can I open the front?

Alison: Ooh, look at the beds - the small one fits underneath the big one!
Suzanna: There's just one lonely little girl in here, I bet she's glad that we came to visit
Alison: What's this little room outside?
Me: That's the toilet - when Grandma was a little girl, the toilet was outside at her house.
Suzanna: It must have been cold in the winter
Alison: I'm glad we live now and not in the olden days

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A Beach Walk with Cody

Every day I take the dog for his walk to the beach and Cody came with us this morning. I made sure he was wrapped up warmly in the adorable coat from DollyDoodles that was part of my daughter's Christmas present to me. He insisted on bringing his chocolate Easter bunny with him.

Cody: Can I eat my bunny, can I?
Me: No Darling, you have to save him until Easter

Cody: OK *sigh*. Can I go for a paddle then? Pleeeease!
Me: I'm sorry Sweetheart, it's much too cold yet.
Cody: *pouty bottom lip* It's not FAIR!
Me: I know Pet

Monday, 19 March 2012


Andrea: "Mum, come and see what I've found!"

Andrea: "Look - primroses - aren't they pretty!"

Me: "Yes they are Sweetheart, just as pretty as you"

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day

I've had a wonderful day on a gardening course, just popped home to get the dogs and now off to my daughter's house - she's cooking a Mother's Day meal for me and my Mum. Alison, wearing DollyDoodles finery, is showing you the pretty flower basket that is part of my present to my Mum.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Lá Fhéile Phádraig - Happy St Patrick's Day

Suzanna is here to wish you all a very Happy St Patrick's Day. It's a little showery here in Cork today, but mostly bright and sunny, so should be a good day for all the parades.

This afternoon I have lots to do in the polytunnel and Suzanna is going to be my helper. She can't believe how quickly the beans are growing!