Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Merry Christmas one and all......

Merry Christmas
Just a quick note amongst all the festivities to wish everyone a very merry christmas and good luck for 2010.
This year has been full of challenging events, family illness, redundancy to mention a few but I am ever hopefull that 2010 will bring pleasure and good luck.
My beautiful daughter Felicity (posing beautifully above)starts a new school when the holiday season is over and we are hoping for a smooth transition and many new friends.
Well thanks to one and all for the continuing support through my fathers illness and also for the community spirit within the scrapbooking network.
Heres to 2010.

much love

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Look what santa brought early

Late last night santa dropped off a beautiful litter of siamese kittens ...5 to be exact. Mum and kittens all seem to be doing well but its very early days.
Id had a sneeky feeling all day that it was gonna be yesterday as willow had been following me around and talking to me allday. She chose 10.30pm to finally start in labour , actually begining to push whilst sat on my chest..... not a great prospect.... so she was quickly re located to hre comfy birthing bed.
Willow was great and coped really well so keep an eye out for all the wonderful mischief to come in the next few weeks .xxx

Monday, 21 December 2009


Im sure the picture is much the same everywhere at the moment , just perfect timing for the children breaking up from school and having fun.........xx

More excitingly we think we may have kittens real soon...willoww is very restless usually a sigh that labour is iminent so watch this space for piccies. xx taking bets on how many.. I say 7!!

Friday, 18 December 2009

What an eventful evening....

What a fantastic movie...Avatar has got to be the movie of the year. It is exciting, full of action, great graphics and a fantastic storyline to boot. The 3d glasses took some time to get use to but very soon you forget they are there and settle into the film. I would encourage everyone to go see it. My 12 year old son thought this was a brilliant movie. Best Ive seen all year.

The cinema complex is situated in the Trafford Centre Shopping village and it looks so pretty this time of year, all the christmas decorations twinkle and glisten making it a lovely magical place to go for a night out. This chandelier takes pride of place in the food court , isn't it beautiful?
The evening was lovely only spoilt by the fact our meal in the restaurant was messed up with no time to re-order , I m sure I can survive one night without tea....the big tub of ben and jerrys made up for it. mmmmmmmmmm.

When we returned to the car this is what we were greeted with, the first snow of the year... what an end to a prefect evening....

Thursday, 17 December 2009


It still amazes me the funny little things that children say. This morning as the children were getting in the car for school Ruby (my 3year old) spotted a little crop of mushrooms under the tree, "look mummy crumpets " she cried........ well , hilarious...... we all laughed , as I corrected her , "no hunni they are mushrooms", " no they are definately crumpets " she declared... its totally made my day... god love her.
Do you have any funny stories of what the children say? Please feel free to share them with me. x

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Lady in waiting...

Our beautiful lady in waiting is getting very fat!!!
Willow is positively blooming at the moment and oh so content, blissfully unaware of the hectic time about to begin. Last night whilst she was cuddled up on my knee, a rare peaceful moment, I could feel all the little movements of tiny kittens inside her belly, quite bizare to watch as her tummy jiggles and wiggles as she peacefully snores away. We are very excited and somewhat nervous as willow is a very efficient breeding queen producing massive litters of eight and nine at a time. Today however she looks positively glowing and happy, our graceful lady in waiting.xx

I couldn't resist taking this snapshot of my neighbours tree, its heavy branches fully of glistening red berries a pure feast for the feathered friends in the neighbourhood. The weather today is glorious but Im sure the locals wondered why I was scurrying around in pjs snapping shots of the trees?
I guess they all know Im the crazy cat lady in the corner with all the probably they weren't fazed..

In a more crafty moment I created this canvas for my brother-in-laws christmas prezzie this year. He has been asking me for ages to do something for his living room, its so very hard to think of something a typical bachelor my like but hey this is what I came up with. Im sure it would have been more useful to take the pic before wrapping it but hey ...
I covered the canvas with a heavy duty hesian type material and a smaller one with faux leather. The cricut was used to cut template letters which then were covered in several mediums, buttons,pennies, cardboard,stones and just left as card. I think the overall affect is good and hopefully he will be pleased with it. My craft buddy was and has already commisioned me to make her one....The word says unique.
Well Im away now to do some much needed tidying up...yukkky housework .... with a much needed latte...enjoy your weekend. x

Friday, 11 December 2009

Where does time go?

Finally I seem to have a handle on the Christmas festivities with parties and carol concerts well under way I felt the need to catch up.
The house is looking very festive well at least until the kids land home from school and then it looks like something the goverment would like to hide from the masses....
Ive gone for a more modern feel this year at least in the main lounge area anyway. I felt the children would love the gentle blue lights and white tree for a change. Some may think its not traditionally christmassy but then you enter the conservatory and its a real transformation, beautiful warm reds and golds, relaxing twinkling garlands and beautiful santas , much more 'grown up'.
As the count down begins and the children begin to run on hyperdrive for the next two weeks I can only think about surviving the mayhem which is a Perham family christmas.
I have gone to great lengths to ensure my survival by pre chilling at least six bottles of champagne and a litre bottle of Baileys...... sure to survive now....!!!

Theres not many hiding places left in the house that father christmas doesn't know about (or the children I suspect) and we are busting at the seams with presents for friends and loved ones.

This week I found myself writing my fathers christmas card , the hardest thing I have had to do , not knowing what to write as I know this is his last christmas time with us.
He has been transfered to a local cottage hospital now to make it easier for visiting friends from the village and his wife, all we can hope for is a comfortable dignified stay and cherish the times we spend with him now.

This weekend is a round of social activity and X factor final, Im going to be glued to the gogglebox cheering for my little Joe to win... Who you backing?
Good luck to all the finalist and especially my little gordie pal Joe...xxxxxx

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Nothing but Black Clouds

It seems there are nothing but black clouds looming..... Thursday my world began to shatter, the meeting with dads consultant was earth shattering as it seems dad is coming to the end of his I sat with tears streaming down my face I could never imagine the pain and realisation that they were talking about my daddy.....still as I sit here now it feels sureal and distant when I know how heartbreakingly real it is.
Sadly tomorrow I must take my eldest son to say his goodbyes and know that each day we lose another small part of my father , my hero..... trying deperately to remember all the wonderful thinks and drink in every image now so as not to forget him.
Please god give me the strenght I need now to see myself and my family through this tragic time and spare dads suffering ............

Almighty and merciful God, You bestow on mankind both the remedies of health and the gifts of everlasting life. Look graciously on Your servant suffering from bodily infirmity and strengthen the soul which You have made. At the hour of his death, may he deserve to be offered without stain of sin to You his Creator by the hands of the holy angels. Through Christ our Lord.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The holidays are coming....

Holiday preparations are well under way, decorations up, some cards made, presents nearly bought and even a few wrapped under the tree, what a triumph and its only the first of december!
The week is proving to difficult from the offset with a round of trips to the vets with a still very poorley kitten and an even bigger worry of my father and his impending amputation. I am kindly asking my friends and followers to please send positive thoughts to me and my father at this difficult time. Dad has been sick in hospital since june this year , suffering from many things including mrsa, septaciemia,heart attacks and resulting in him having to lose his leg, a very difficult decision for him to make although the only one. My father is my source of inspiration and I am not ashammed to admit I am truely a daddys girl even now and rely on his guidance and support. It seems weird to now have the tables turned an his needing us for strength and support when he hardly seems to be the man we all knew.
Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
-- Author Unknown

I spend my time wondering weather I have been a good daughter and everything he wanted me to be , I can only hope so.
Im trying to be strong and sending healing thoughts to him. Dad I love you so very much and wish you well. God bless. xx

Friday, 27 November 2009



Time to keep my promises...

Id promised myself time to do a little project of my own for the kitchen. We live in a new build home and unfortunately I feel the kitchen lacks a soul. As I love to cook and as a busy mum (understatement of the week) I spend a lot of time in there so my venture and challenge was to try to make the place feel more homely. I had an idea for a patchwork piece to reflect the love in the house (sometimes when the children are not fighting) plus I wanted a country feel.
The wooden piece embelishment was from a local garden centre and the patchwork cat was saved from a redundant pair of my daughters jeans..(those cats just get everywhere.)
I had great fun playing with the sewing machine , seamstress I am not so this was a challenge but I pleased with the results and it looks lovely in the kitchen just the look I want
ed. xxx.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

New Obsession....

I can feel a new obsession coming on....After seeing New Moon Movie last night , the second in the Twilight series, I have just had to buy the dvd of the first movie and the three books in the saga... I am aware there is a fourth book but will refrain from more compulsive buying.
I can really recommend either the boooks or the movie and can't wait to read the next in the saga , Eclipse.... I can feel a layout coming on to support my new found love of reading, as I cant remember the last time I read a 'grown up book'.
Well if all goes quite on the blogging front you'll all know why. Maybe being off sick has its plus's!!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Moon ....Ohhh my god!!!

Just got back from seeing the next episode in the Twilight Saga and wow what a fantastic Film, have got to get the books to read now.
Some sections of the movie are a little corney but hey the special effects and on screen chemistry make up for that.
Seriously a must see movie .....enjoy xxx

Friday, 20 November 2009

Poorly Puss

Today my heart is aching as my newest feline addition is poorly sick. After several visits this week to the vet she has an upper respiritory tract infection.Her weezy chest and sad little cough is so horrid to hear and at only 19weeks a lot for our precious baby to contend with.
It seems I have a new shadow as all she wants to do is cuddle and sleep which is perfectly fine by me.
Earlier in the week we had a lovely santa photo shootand I think everyone will admit how super cute she looks.
As we speak I have a blue furry baby lay full stretch across my desk assisting kindly with this post by flicking the mouse along the top.......with a gentle purring voice expressing her contentness.
Get well very soon angel....we all love you. xxxxx

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Autumn gives way to winter....eventually

BEING AT HOME ISN'T ALL ITS CRACKED UP TO BE...Today was much the same as any other with bad weather ,dark mornings, rain , wind and nothing entertaining on day time telly..(even Jeremy Kyle isnt entertaining anymore). I found myself glaring our of the window watching the trees and the garden when a passing visitor, namely mr squirrel came to call. It instantly took me back to this time last year when I had a fun, wet and wild day in the park with the girls.
As I recall the day was miserable, very much like today, but a mummys promise is a promise after all.So wellies on and big coats we trudged off to feed the various creatures in the wilderness.
A very cheeky squirrel came up bold as brass to sample our wares, I couldn't believe how brazen he was, a big thrill for the girls though.
The ducks were a different matter.. from a distance they were cute but as we were surrounded Ruby was less impressed , luckily they weren't too fond of her high pitched scream either so hey ,, result.

The lovely if some what wet journey came to an abrupt hault after Ruby decided to wet her pants and fill her wellies....mmmmmm.squelch...... a quick retreat from the cafe back to the car to return home in no pants and wrapped in a random blanket from the boot...and a fun day was had by all!!!
So a year on..well no more wet pants thankfully Ruby has deffinately grown out of much the same and still I remind myself we need more fun days like that in the park. I've promised myself during my recouperation to make time to enjoy the simple (and free) trips with the children as these are memories made in heaven...............xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Grey all the way ...

What can I say ....its grey all the way and the weather man isn't offering any hope for change..not today at least.
Sitting here in the comfy warm listening to the gentle pitter patter of rain drops on the conservatory roof (more lite a million bullets but taking advantage of artistic lisence) makes my mind wander to the job in hand....WHERE TO TAKE DARLING HUBBY FOR HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY..? warm climate, romantic setting, all inclusive,delightful beaches , no kids....well you get the picture.
Im hoping he realises how god darn lucky he is , an all inclusive holiday with no expense spared..I believe my 40th passed in a blurr with minor celebrations and a few more wrinkles but hey ...I guess I get to go along this time to.The one thing about romantice holidays is , or any holiday I guess, is the planning firstly where to go....i will examine the possibilities before a rounded descision but one thing is for sure ...THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

The start of something new

Today I made a vow to myself..... make time to think and reflect something I very rarely have the time to do in a very hectic life. Following Shimelles class (somewhat behind I know) and being home recoperating will give me a much needed outlet to share my creativity and mad rambling so heres to some interesting times ahead...

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Welcome baby Domino our beautiful new britsh shorthaired .
We spent ages trying to find just the right addition to the family and you are proving to be a pure delight.... just puuuuurrrrrrrr fect.xx

Monday, 27 April 2009

My beautiful girl has finally left home for pastures new.... a daughter is a wonderful gift to any mother and I will be wishing and sending all my love to hear each and every day. I will miss her more than words can say but I knew this day would eventually come and she would be the confident beautiful young woman she has today. Love you darling take care and remember always you have a home here..xxxxxx
Our beautiful baby is growing more and more inquizitive everyday and is such a little precious how did we manage without her......

Friday, 27 March 2009

Introducing our beautiful new baby LAVENDER LUPIN........She's a lilac british shorthaired kitten with a beautiful temperament and we are totally smitten with her....prepared to be captivated.xxxx

Monday, 19 January 2009

New Furbabies
Finally I feel comfortable to introduce our new furbabies born early December... They are gorgeously scrumptious and bundles of mischief .. how wonderful.... see our site for details.xxxxx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

The weather today is frightfully cold but it hasn't stopped the spiders being busy in the garden..
Well 2009 here we are.... I wonder what this year will bring hopefully lots of good times and good health.This year is going to be my year there are so many changes to be made where does one start ,that is the question?
Good luck and posterity to all for the new year. xx