Miss B’s Great Ideas!

Miss B: Mum, I’ve got a great idea

Me: Oh yeah, what’s that?

Miss B: Now that Strictly and Dancing on Ice have finished I know what we can watch

Me: Ok, what do you want to watch?

Miss B: Masterchef!

Me: Masterchef, ok, why do you want to watch that?

Miss B: Well I love the food and I like cooking and it’s really exciting so I want to watch it from now on please

How can I argue with that?


Operation “Get this house into gear”

Last summer I decided that I was going to get the house in order. Before Miss B came along we gutted the house from top to bottom but the combination of having a little one running about, 2 mental kittens and redundancy meant that the house took a back seat and got a little unloved looking.

August 2012 saw Operation “Get this house into gear” begin with us ripping the halls apart which was a major job.  I spent ages trying to find paper that I was happy with and thanks to the lovely Laura Ashley I did just that 🙂

Our poor hall was all bare naked then half done for almost a month because again in my wisdom (are you seeing a pattern here) I decided we should get all the internal doors replaced so that held us up for longer than it should have done.

I was absolutely delighted with the results and it still makes me smile on a daily basis so I know I made the right choice.

I gave the house a break over Christmas but we were right back into in in January but I will do some separate posts on each room as I go.

Here is the list I started with and how I’m doing so far:

Living Room

  • Repaint
  • New Curtains
  • New beading for flooring
  • New suite
  • Fix the spotlights


  • Repaint
  • Paper
  • New art
  • Reorganise cupboards

Downstairs Toilet

  • Repaint
  • New Art
  • New accessories

Miss Bs Room

  • Buy a bookcase
  • Reorganise all toys
  • Reorganise wardrobe

My Room

  • Repaint
  • New Curtains
  • New Wardrobe
  • Remodel Mr Bs cupboard

Upstairs Bathroom

  • Repaint
  • New Accessories
  • New Art

I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made so far and it will be done by May and then the fun begins when I start looking outside the house, oh lord help me!

Here is a picture of my hall wallpaper, I LOVE it!



Mothers Day?


We’ve had another typically busy few days in the B household and there is no such thing as a quiet weekend!

Friday night we went to see Madagascar Live at the SECC which was Miss Bs Christmas present from us. Us girls loved it but Mr B wasn’t too impressed.  Saturday saw us getting our hair done in the morning and then off to help my littlest sister move house in the afternoon then home just in time for bed!

Today was Mothers Day and as usual we were out and about. First we went to the cinema to see The Princess Bride which is one of Mr Bs all time favourite films. He’s never seen it in the cinema though and I have to admit to never having watched it. All 3 of us loved it though and Mr B was happy that Miss B loved it too 🙂 Next, we grabbed a quick bite to eat and then headed back home to gymnastics as Miss B had a competition, then we went on a quick visit to the mothertypes to hand in cards and flowers.  By the time we got home, it was time for dinner then getting organised for the week and I stood ironing from 6 until 9 and although I would rather be doing something else with my time at least it took a big chunk out of the pile.

This week I don’t need to be away anywhere which is nice as I am loaded with the cold and my glands are still swollen and sore but hopefully I will start to feel a bit more human in a few days.

I have attached a photograph of Miss B and I taken a few weekends ago very early in the morning so please excuse the crazy face and hair 🙂

I hope you have all had a lovely Sunday whether you have been celebrating it or not


A New Home

Well, since Posterous decided to go and close down I have had to find a new home for my blog.  Mr B went round lots of different platforms to see what would be the best fit for both of us and we decided to go with WordPress.

Hopefully it will work out ok 🙂