Sunday, October 21, 2012

Everything is changing...

..and I'm not sure that I like it :( The kids are growing up and little by little I seem to be needed less,from simple things like the school pick up to other things like bath time and weekends ,when they go out with their friends rather than being at home.I know this is perfectly normal but it will take a while to get used to.I know it means that really I have more time to do stuff but in all honesty,when I looked through all my scrapping stuff yesterday,I didn't feel inspired to make anything at all :( Top all this off with Anna's amazing news of her,Peter and the girls impending move to Hong Kong next month and I am feeling a little lost to be honest. Hmmm,this is a depressing post!Can't post without a photo though so here is one of Holly leaf throwing last weekend :)

Bear with me,hopefully things will perk up soon! Holly and I have plans to make a Halloween house and Halloween cupcakes for next week :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Last Friday Em turned 16...I wish I knew where those years had gone!She wanted a Wicked themed cake,and after Googling for images I could guess which one she had seen that she liked and also knew that there was no way I would be able to make it! In the end I used a combination of a couple of ideas that I found on line,though it doesn't really resemble either of them much!I know that is very wonky and I am not pretending to be a professional in any way! She loved it though and it was more Wicked - themed than she had expected it to be!The sponges inside were all green - nice! Em's main present was her ticket to see...yes,Wicked !! We go again on the 27th of October for the cast change performance :) For her party on Saturday I made cupcakes with green icing,even though she still hadn't cut into the proper cake as she wanted to keep it as long as possible!

We went for tea at Frankie & Benny's to celebrate and then on saturday Em had a bout 10 friends round for a party at home :) And yes,there is still some of that cake left...!!(We persuaded her to cut into it on Sunday in the end!)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn love :)

I say it every year but Autumn really is my favourite time of the year :) A couple of weeks ago we went to our usual conker collecting haunt and although I knew we were probably too early,it didn't look as though there were that many on the trees to come down. However,we are lucky that on one route into town there is an avenue of conker trees:) And whilst I wasn't hopeful at first,they have had a really good crop this year :) I don't know why but I just cannot resist picking some up every time I walk that way ! Geoff thinks that people probably see me and call me the Crazy Conker Lady!So I have a huge haul of conkers here,even after I have dotted some around the house to ward off the spiders!

Today has been a gorgeous sunny Autumn day again and I love this photo of Ayot,our conker haunt and also where we had our photo shoot with Anna :)

I have lots to catch up on so I will be back soon with Em's birthday cake,I can hardly believe she is now 16 !!