Monday, 10 December 2012

See you in the New Year & a couple of cute kitties

I've been pretty absent from my blog lately
And I do miss it
I'm just don't really feel like blogging
 I think it's probably due to the last few weeks
So, I'm off until after Christmas
But I will be back
So I hope you'll stick around

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of love and laughter

One last thing
I've spoke about Grumpy cat a few times on my blog
I can't help it!
Her and her little brother Pokey stole my heart
So a while back I sent them some treats and I made a couple of catnip fish
I was so happy to see photos of them on the site!!
I'm such a grumpy cat fangirl!
I screamed when I saw these photos!

Take care everyone

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Shop Sale

Just a little reminder that my shop sale ends soon
So, there's still time to pick up a Christmas treat
Just enter LASTMINUTE at checkout for a huge 20% off

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Hello! It's Me

Well, what a helluva couple of weeks
As I mentioned in my last post, my mum was in hospital and I was going to Wales to take care of her
Then Paul and I got a really bad viral chest infection - not good!
I felt so crappy not being there for my Mum
The whole week was spent dosing myself and taking antibiotics
I really don't like to take them and haven't in years
But this time I had to as I needed to be in Wales
Finally got mostly better and made my way to Wales
Saddest goodbye ever!
Apart from the 1st year I moved to London and lived in halls, Paul and I hadn't been away from each other more than 2 nights 
Sob-fest at the station!
He was very good and sent me lots of photos of Sisco and held the phone so I could talk to her (c'mon, I bet you do it too)
I won't go into it, but Mum has to wait until mid Jan to had further treatment and the medication is making her feel pretty lousy
But I am so grateful she went to the hospital when she did (Thanks Linda)
It doesn't bear to think about
Mum was a good patient and I'm happy to say I was a pretty good nurse!
We had some quality time and it was a really nice thing to come from such a horrible situation
About 3 days after I got back to London I got ill again
Really ill
The doctor said she thought the viral infection has spread to my sinuses
So more antibiotics
I'm a really bad patient and Paul kept insisting I rest, but I had a lot of orders I needed to sew up
In the end I took his advice!
He got me some ice cream, some crappy magazines and I watched Friends (Never get tired of that show)
I know, what a cliche! 
But today is the first day I don't feel (and look) like something off The Walking Dead
So grateful
And so looking forward to spending time at Christmas with loved ones

p.s. Here are a few cute photos from my Mums 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Where I've Been

So, you may or may not have noticed my blog has been very quiet lately
Basically, the last week or so has been a bit of a shit storm
My Mum has been ill for a while with breathing problems
Other than that she was healthy, she had tests
The doctors didn't know what it was and she was waiting to be referred to a heart specialist
My sister, Paul's mum Linda and I all nagged her so much to go to A&E as they'd be able to do lots of tests and get to the bottom of it
Now, my Mum is very strong willed and very rarely puts herself first
If she's ill, she just gets on with it.
Thankfully, one morning Linda turned up and was adamant they were going to hospital
Fast forward a few hours and Mum was rushed to another Hospital with an irregular heartbeat
 I'm not going to go into the details, but if she'd have left it she would have been at risk of having a heart attack to stroke
She stayed in hospital a few days and now she is at home, waiting to have further procedures done
She's not out of the woods, and is on a lot of medication and has been told to take it really easy
In the meantime, both Paul and I got really bad Viral chest infections which totally knocked us out
I felt so crappy being so far away and not able to help, but there was no way I could visit and pass it onto her
It doesn't rain but pours, huh?
Thankfully my sister and Linda have been looking after my ever so stubborn Mum who still insists she's fine
But in a way, it has been a blessing in disguise as it's forced her to slow down, take care of herself and manage her stress levels
It's been a hell of a week
Hopefully next week I'll be well enough and I'm planning on going back to Wales to take care of her
Health is so important, if you have any worries please get them checked out
Life is precious


Monday, 12 November 2012

♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥ Latest Loves ♥

Hope your Monday was good!
I've just had a bit of a well deserved pamper session
I got soaked today, damn you rain!
Body scrub, about an inch thick of body lotion (Ok, maybe not that much)
I've got my pj's on, I'm going to do my nails and watch The Walking Dead
I was just thinking 'ooh, no fireworks tonight-great'
And they just started!
It's been going on for nearly 2 weeks!
My little baby just ran under the couch
Maybe I should buy all the fireworks in the area, that might stop it
It's just too much

Ok, enough of the local firework update
Here are my latest loves

1. Vostrejs
These rings are so pretty!
I swear, my Etsy favourites are made up of 80's stickers, cats and rings!
2. Wicked Faerie Queen
How cute are these little guys?
3. Sapphire Strange
4. Miss Midie
I need these in my life!!
5. Raewadolly
This bunny is so cute!
6. Katherine Codega
I love this material and the colours are perfect
7.Peachy Apricot
You gotta Treat Yo Self!
Click on the photos to visit the items

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Cat Crazy Saturday

Happy Caturday!
I've found some cuties for you this week
But first
The number one cat in my life
My little black bear
These first two photos are from when the fireworks were finally starting to stop
We got her out from under the couch and made her a bed (She has them all over the flat)
She's still got a bit of 'crazy eyes'
Poor baby!
I know, totally creepy!
'Look into my eyes, go to the kitchen and get me some treats'
Aww, my little bambino
Check out the print on this shirt!
How sweet!
So true!
These cake pops are very sweet!
 I think these leggings should be part of the 'official' cat lady costume
I've posted about Tartar Sauce the Grumpy cat before
But I just can't get enough of her
 (Ask Paul, I must make him look at her photos at least 3 times a day-ha!)
Seriously, how can you not love that face?
Well now you can your own Christmas cards with her lovely little face on!
I'm pretty sure that these are the best cards ever made
Go check them out!

Give your furr babies a big kiss from me!
Have a great weekend!

Giveaway Winners!!

Time to choose 2 winners!
Congrats to both and thanks to the lovely Kana, who sent me the envelopes!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday!
Wow, this week has flown by!
I can't believe it'll be Christmas soon!
Paul and I popped to the woods today for a walk
All the leaves are changing colour
The woods are full of colour and life
It's so beautiful, I wish I had my camera with me
It wasn't too cold either
Sometime doing the simplest things are the most special
I'm really looking forward to having a lazy weekend

Ok, onto my faves of the week!

I love this set of nail wraps!
Perfect for a dreary Winter day
I love this post on '25 of the most stunning shots of nature photography'
Here are a few of my favourites
Isn't nature amazing?
This bookshelf isn't my style
But I think it's really clever
Isn't this little Hedgehog card sweet?
Hope you have a lovely weekend
And don't forget to enter the Giveaway!
I'll be choosing 2 winners tomorrow!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Just a quick reminder the giveaway for 2 sets of these lovely envelopes ends Saturday

Monday, 5 November 2012

♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥ Latest Loves ♥

Hope your week is off to a good start!
Hopefully this will be the last night of fireworks
They've been going off for the last 4 nights for at least 4 hours
And my poor little girl is so scared
Hope all of your furr babies are ok tonight

Ok, here are my finds

1. Kate Hart xoxo
I loved Sweet Secrets when I was little!
And I used to have this house!
2.Emily Hingston
I've never liked Liquorice Allsorts
But I liked the look of them!
These gift boxes are a really cute idea!
3. Gnome Enterprises
4. Sigaliot Jewelry
This ring is really pretty!
5. Crochet Objet
This cushion is beautiful!
Remember to enter my cute cat Giveaway!

Click on the pictures to visit the shops

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Daily Cuteness - Attack of the Cute

Ok, I know what you're probably thinking
I don't need another site to waste time on
Ohh, but you do!
I totally believe you can't have too many cute animal pics!
Plus, it can't be bad if it makes you more productive!
(At least that's my excuse)

Check out more on this lovely site!