Monday, October 29, 2012


Missy is still very young in lots of ways and loves to have pretty things in her hair.
I am not so sure however that she will ever grow out of this .
One of the 'pretties' that end up in her hair a lot are my 'multi-tasking laces ' that I buy in WHAT .
I get 8 laces for 79p and I end up using them for many things.
I first bought them as ribbons for Missy's hair but then when I had them in the house I found that I used them more and more as temporary ties.
The picture on the left is one of my fold up drying racks and the drying shelves sometimes fall down if they do not have enough weight on them when I am drying just a few clothes.
So I tie them up to stop them falling down.
* I have used them to tie up party balloons. 
* I have used them as ribbon for wrapping presents but then I will use 2 so they are part of the gift.
* Missy has used them to wear around her neck with jewellery attached.
* Pull ties on homemade bags and for many more things.

Anyone have any other ideas for my 'multi-tasking laces ' ?


Greetings from Wales .
I really hope it is warmer where all my readers are :)
My shower room is south facing and is always very warm and I dry clothes on drying racks in there
BUT this morning  I found that even with sunshine and the heating on it felt like we were showering in the great outdoors!
No wonder our ancestors who did not have central heating did not wash and bath as much as we do today. It would definitely have  made them vulnerable to catching a chill or even worse.

It is the first day of half term and already I have succeeded in upsetting Missy!
When I was showering and dressing her this morning She asked if she was going to school and I said
'No, it was a holiday'
The word holiday to Missy means a flight on a plane and a week in one of The Canary Islands.
She instantly ran to get her suitcase and was not a happy girly when she realised it was not going to happen for quite a while.

I have a problem is Halloween on Wednesday and I still do not now what to do about costumes.
Missy REALLY wants to be a Ghostbuster

or possibly a  pumpkin!!!!!

And I want to go as Sarah Sanderson from Hocus Pocus.

Going as Sarah Sanderson and her pumpkin would be good but I certainly do not want to be a Ghostbuster and going as something from the same theme would be a good idea.

 Any suggestions ?

Thursday, October 04, 2012


These are the videos that Missy is watching at the moment.
She loves them and when she is not watching them she is singing them.
My only escape is in the car but that is not much better as Missy listens to a Toy Story CD .......over and over and over again !
I am praying that I never get to loathe Jessie's song on the Toy Story CD as I love that song.




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.