We were all exhausted in dire need of a break, so we went to Hunstanton which is about 40 minutes from home. I booked The Lodge which is in Old Hunstanton, in the attic which was just amazing! It’s beautiful with a sea view, just what my soul needed! We went for a wander down to Old Hunstanton beach and along the coast to Hunstanton, taking in the beautiful views How adorable is this cottage? And then there was this… I happily used the bubble bath provided, and locked myself in the bathroom for an hour while Paul and L chilled in the lounge. Heaven! And this is how I finished off the day, in the garden We really, really […]
As most of you know, a new kitchen has been on my to-do list forever! It’s small, but extending it would cost a fortune I don’t have. Over the years I painted it, got rid of the faux Oak and that’s looked ok for a good few years, we got rid of some cupboards and got a dishwasher in. But paint only lasts so long and it was looking really tired and we’ve decided that we’d like to move. I saw from the Estate Agents faces when they were valuing the house, that they saw the kitchen and the state of it was a problem. The rest of the house is fine, but there was lots of muttering about well the kitchen […]
I originally thought my daughter was a bit odd, she isn’t interested in social media AT ALL. I mean nothing, she doesn’t want a Facebook account, not interested in Instagram, mention Twitter and she’s out of the room. To be honest she’s not even that interested in Facetime or iMessage. In her eyes they are a necessary evil she needs on her iPad, so she can message me for more food when she’s in another room or to talk to her grandparents. But mostly for me to get her food!. I had a quick look and my nieces and nephew’s also don’t really seem to use Facebook that much and neither do my cousin’s kids – all of whom range between 11 […]
I’m still slaving over making the office back into a bedroom. In the middle of the book sorting madness (SEVEN bin bags went to charity!) I had an email from Flamingo Gifts asking if I’d like to try any of the items on their website. Yes I would! I really needed a nice little present to cheer me up..this job is never ending. Miss L has been having some horrible (hormone related) nightmares of late so I picked a Gummy Bear nightlight hoping that it’d be of help and it was super cute. I chose for me a horses head squirrel feeder. We’ve only recently started getting squirrels in the garden so I thought it’d be nice to encourage them. Also because I am basically a […]
How to recover a roman blind no sew.
Had the most wonderful day yesterday. The weather was amazing and OH had the day off so we headed up to Brancaster for a walk on the beach, and then to The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe for a slap up lunch. I’d love to live in Norfolk one day, if you’ve not been I’d throughly recommend it , it’s such a chilled relaxed beautiful place. It’s definitely a little hidden UK jewel and well worth a visit.
Ok that was a break and a half wasn’t it? How are you all? Good New Year so far? January was a whirlwind, lots changed and we had a lot to think about. I’ve finally given up running Violet Posy Design, it was taking up all my time and I wasn’t earning a lot of money. Now OH has a full time job we can afford for me to give it a rest for a bit. I had a great run though, and worked with some of the most amazing bloggers. I had a blast! I can’t thank them all enough for making my work days so much fun, and I made some awesome new friends along the way. That’s actually […]
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope you all have a wonderful day!
I’m a rubbish blogger, I’ve just not had time to run Thrifty Christmas this year as it takes up so much time. This time round I’ve started a Pinterest with all the cool ideas I’ve found from around the internet. If you’d like some inspiration have a look, there are some lovely, simple ideas there that anyone would love to receive. : Follow Liz’s board Thrifty Christmas on Pinterest.
I first posted about getting this dresser from eBay back in Jan 2011. I can’t believe I’ve had it this long! And finally I’ve gotten round to painting it. Better late than never! You can’t see it from this picture, but there was some water damage down the left handside and tons of Betty scratches from when she was a large puppy. Also it sucked the light in the room, so painting it seemed like a good idea. I used Annie Sloan, only one coat just in case I decided that I wanted to change the colour, I wasn’t too sure about more white in the room. I used a lot of frog tape to keep the edges sharp […]
John Lewis asked me if I’d like a new Christmas Tree and £50 of baubles to decorate it with…of COURSE I WOULD!! Our old artificial tree was bought our first Christmas together as I’m allergic to read trees and after 14 years was looking a bit ropey. Also I had to weigh it down with the Argos catalogue, to stop it falling over every year because it never stood right – so classy!. We were thinking of getting a new tree for this year, when John Lewis’s generous offer came along. I had the choice of a 6ft, 7ft or a whopping 8ft tree. Now I am bit of a small child when it comes to Christmas and I firmly […]
In an attempt to get Betty’s (and my!) weight down we’ve been doing lots of longer walks lately. The colours at the moment are really beautiful. And although Betty likes to drag me round the streets, she is kind enough to stop and let me take some photos. Here are some of my favourites so far this autumn. Not from a dog walk but just walking around town I snapped a picture of this house, which is just adorable. I love the colour of the front door, beautiful! What photos have you taken this autumn that you love? Leave me a link to your blog or instagram, would love to see them!
Hobby Craft kindly sent me a bunch of goodies so we could make our our own Christmas Wreaths. We’ve not done anything crafty in ages. Miss L is now at the age where she’s rather play a computer game or head out with her friends than sit with me crafting. So it’s kind of fallen out of fashion in the Violet Posy household, which is a massive shame. But thankfully Christmas is still a draw (hurray!) and she jumped at the chance of making a wreath for her bedroom door. We decided on a colour scheme (red and white) and then she got cracking with just a smidge of help from me attaching the big heart in the middle. Loving […]