Monday, 23 January 2012

Revamping the Living-room

Another weekend and another visit to Ikea to purchase a new unit.  We also bought a new chair to try with our table and will be going back to Ikea again to buy another 5 chairs to complete the set.
After the chairs, I will be buying new curtains, but unfortunately the sofas will have to wait. I really don't like these sofas! :(  I'm loving the colour of the new units,  I just hope that they work with our existing pine table and dresser.  I will post better photos once we have the new chairs.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

"Old Fogies" ... !!!

On Sunday our Darling Daughter said, "I have told all my friends that I can't believe that the Old Fogies have gone from being 10 years behind technology to the forefront of technology."  Thank you Darling, may I remind you that we are only in our 40s and I will remember your comment for when you are the same age!! :)  The reason for her comment is the new addition to our living-room.  We have gone from this:-
 to this:-
and while she my have a point regarding the technology jump, I am not an old fogy!!
The new TV means a long overdue revamp of the living-room.  The new grey-brown cabinet is from Ikea and we will be adding some more of this range to the room over the coming weeks and I have finally found some curtains I like, to replace the existing ones.  We are keeping some of our pine furniture and mixing it with the new grey-brown cabinets.  I'm not sure how this will work as it is going out of my comfort zone to not have everything matching, but I would like to keep our existing table and glass unit and looking on Blogland it seems to be quite modern to have mismatched furniture.  See, I'm trying not to be an old fogy! :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

This Morning ...

... Jack Frost is nipping at our toes ...
... so I think I will stay indoors with this ...
 ... although I should probably be using this!!!

A Gentle Reminder ...

... that we are all connected.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Today my blog is four years old and to say "Thank You" to all of you that pop by, I would like to arrange a giveaway.  The photo is a hint as to the contents of the giveaway, but I'm saying no more! :)
If you are interested in taking part, please leave a comment on this post before the end of January.
I hope that you will join me in celebrating four years.
Best wishes, Pj x


This giveaway is now closed and I will be announcing the winner tomorrow.
Best wishes, Pj x


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

January Skies

After yesterday's storms had passed, the sky cleared and we did a spot a star-gazing.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a better photo with my camera - on the left is the moon and the bright "star" to its right is the planet Jupiter.  Jupiter is highly visible to the naked eye at the moment and if you look through a pair of binoculars you can also see Jupiter's orbiting moons.  You will need to rest the binos on something to get a clear view.  This website has some more information about the current position of Jupiter.

At 7pm today the Earth is the closest to the Sun as it will get this year.  At 8am this morning the sun was putting on this spectacular show, as seen through our landing window.

 Too beautiful not to share.
Pj x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Normal Service Resummed!

In other words, my Husband and I went back to work today!  I had quite a breezy walk to work as we had gale force winds here in the South of England.  I lay in bed this morning listening to the wind and wishing that I didn't have to get up!  Luckily the rain didn't start until after I arrived at work.  We had torrential rain and as you can see The Brook burst its banks.
It's difficult to tell which is The Brook and which is the path!
 The paths are littered with broken twigs and the trees were swaying in the strong winds. 
In Blogland I have decided to continue with Annie The Felt Fairy's A Monthly Make for 2012.
I have also signed up for these two swaps:-
and Gem's Blog Love Swap.
I really enjoy taking part in swaps, so I probably will join some other ones too.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Back Home After Christmas ...

... and a few days spent relaxing, cooking for my family and enjoying the Christmas decorations,
 before welcoming in the new year.

May 2012 bring you everything that you wish for.
Pj x

Christmas in Norwich

We spent this Christmas with my parents in Norfolk.  On Christmas Eve we went into Norwich to see the Christmas lights.
The Arcade
 St Peter Mancroft
 City Hall and Guildhall
 Cathedral Close
Fye Bridge
Posing for a photo on Christmas Morning.
My son decided to tickle me!
My children
My Mum
My Dad
Dad decorated the tree.
Sunrise over the village.
 We had a lovely relaxing time with my family and also managed to visit my best friend and her family just after Christmas.
Hope you all had a Happy Christmas, Pj x