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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.



I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!



Monday, September 3, 2012

Home, Sweet Home

We''ve had a lovely family break in Norfolk, lots of shopping, and playing and exploring to be had in one of my favourite counties. It's a pity the weather wasn't kinder but you can't have everything, and we did manage some lovely rain free days. Without a doubt the hit of the week was Bewilderwood The kids loved it, even if our pockets didn't! I don't often say this when spending lots of money as I really do believe attractions, and merchandise etc aimed particularly at children are way overpriced and take advantage of a parent's love of their child and wish to make them happy... but it really was worth it.
We had exploring and climbing and boat trips and face panting, and two very happy, giddy, tired girls.
The picture I posted for Silent Sunday was taken in Bewilderwood, Caoimhe told me it was her fairy's house and got very excited telling us about the colourful fairies and elves she could see as we walked round. Oh to have that powerful, wonderful, innocent imagination all over again! It really is what being a parent is all about!

Needless to say there has been no making from me over the last week, aside from some cooking of course (and we had homemade pizza, by far exceeding in quality, taste, cost and fun the efforts of takeaways and even the prepared ones from the supermarket. We made these with round pitta breads, a dollop of passatta, cheese, mushrooms, and strips of ham and even fussyeater Caoimhe ate the lot!) So I have nothing recent to share with you. However I am keen to show eager for Handmade Monday as I have missed it over the last couple of weeks. It's such a lovely community and it's always nice to see what everyone has been up to.

I have an afternoon of baking planned today, and I have some carrots and potatoes bubbling away make potato cakes for dinner. But that isn't very exciting to show you...and I haven't started the cheese and veg pasties for tea yet, or the Herman cake for afters. So I have decided to share a couple of ATCs I made for the ATC trail on UKscrappers a few weeks ago. I used my new steampunk digikits from Daisytrail on a backing of some scraps of paper from my stash.

Hopefully I will have more to show you next week. I really need to get my crafty mojo back so I''ll be looking at the blogs linked up to Handmade Monday for inspiration!

Til next time!

Ps sorry about the format of the photos. I'm using a new app to blog from and frustratingly it won't let me move pictures where I want to. Grrr.






9 comments:

MyTurquoiseQueen said...

Looks like a very happy and tired daughter at the end of a fantastic day. We can't craft everyday, even if we busy mummies would want to. Joanna x

Highland Monkey's said...

I like your birdcage card very much. The children look like they are having a whale of a time and that's the main thing.

Wendy said...

It's always good to have a break, and if the kids enjoy it then usually mum and dad do too. Lovely pics!

Handmade Crafts said...

sounds like you all had a good time and that at the end of day is what it is all about

Fiddly Fingers said...

Glad you all had a good time. It seems a very long time since our girls were that age! They are now 22 and 23!

fatmonica said...

Love the ATCs.Sounds like you all had a great time away!

Handbags by Helen said...

Sounds like a great break. Bewilderwood sounds cool - even for someone without any kids in tow!

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Glad you enjoyed your break. I agree, the price of attractions for children and grossly unfair - sadly they do not realise that everyone is on a tight budget and if they did and reduced their prices, perhaps they might get more people interested. Love the ATCs, especially the Sweet Songs one. Hope you have a good week.

Helena said...

Oh wow! I am sitting here sipping tea from a Bewilderwood mug!! It says 'I'm not scared of the scaaaaaaardey lake'
LOL! What a coincidence!
My friend took her daughter there last year and bought it for me!