What with the weather being sooo brrrr cold lately....we have moved our crafting and creating space indoors, as the Holivan is just not warm enough! I also had a brainwave of bringing this lovely white office chair in, from the garage and next to the now! 'new creating space'.
Although there has been a few arguments as to whom the chair actually belongs to!....but considering I brought it in....and cleaned it!! and considering it was 'my' office chair when we lived at the other house....surely then it is mine! huh! you'd think so wouldn't you! but no! its a race to be the first one up in the morning and declare its your home for the day :)!!

Then this morning I was awoken, by what I can only describe as a hippopotamus snoring kinda sound in my ear!...and then I realised it was my hubby snoring for england next to me!....I then remembered 'the chair'! enough said! LOL!

...And after a tasty brecky of digestives and orange juice...I was ready to design, create and write again!....mind you I can feel a bit of a lull coming on....so I might have to have a sleep!...still I am not leaving THE CHAIR!!! I'll have to devise a way of draping my legs over the side of it and getting my head all nice and comfy in an upright kinda way and try to have 40 winks!! goodness knows what will happen when I need to go to the ladies room!....I'll have to take it with me!!!! :)

Yesterday I decided to look at my book shelf for some inspiration that I needed, when this lovely one jumped right out at me! 'Remember When' by Robert Opie, right! I thought, lets have a look inside!
A Nostalgic Trip throught the Consumer Era! Now this is a book right up my street...especially all the lovely pictures and all!
The pictures are soooo colourful and inspirational...they make you want to jump right in and live that life again....I have a few of his books, but I have to be careful and keep an eye on them, otherwise hubby will cut them up for his scrapbooking  and I hate that....although the scrapbooking is lovely....theres nothing worse than looking through a book only to realise pages are missing and torn!
The memorabilia pages are great and I discovered that I have alot of bits and bobs that are featured here....
Oh yes....it was very inspirational indeed....and the funny thing is - that later that evening I had an email from a blogging friend recommending Opies books to me! Just shows you great minds think alike eh!
And another thing!.....Max was looking at me rather strange yesterday...after jumping up on the chair by the window and squashing my lovely puffed up cushions totally flat!

'Whats up Max' - I said!

Only to realise that we had left some christmas decorations still up in the garden.....OH NO! I hope that won't bring us too much bad luck! as they are in the garden! tut tut!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend...Speak soon.


I can't get warm today!...I have put the heating on FULL and I am cozied up on the chair by the fire in the sitting room.  We have snow again, but its that silly kind that really should be rain...at least it has started to melt.
I have been looking through my old photos and decided to show you some of them...piccies that I havn't looked at for ages and some that I had forgot I had altogether!  So rather than actually blog about more snow (coz I have actually had enough of it all now!) I thought I would show you some Happy pics :) and that way, hopefully the snow will get the hint!

Don't the winter months seem so long, those 'orrible dark nights...errr! I hate them and yet summer flies past!

I can't wait till Spring...I have decided that is my favourite month...because here in the Happy House's Garden, there is so much to get excited about...the beautiful flowers and shrubs that appear here are fabulous.

...and its also a time for sorting and re-arranging....and I love all that kinda thing.

My feet are starting to warm up now, well they should of done really, as I have 6 pairs of socks on, with Uggs and the fire on! Phew! and thats not including the central heating! which is on FULL!...STILL!

Really I should do some exercise...the washing up needs doing! does that count as exercise! in my book it does! as I have been sooo lazy lately...oh yes, lazier than little Maxi above! although wherever I am...Max is not far behind! Bless him I am sure he thinks I am his Mummy! I know most of you think he is a puppy, but Max is in his 7th year, but is soooo small, he is ever so sweet and doesn't eat much, if you give him something to eat and he doesn't fancy it...he will hide it somewhere in the house! he is sooo funny, as he digs the Rugs up as if it was mud in the garden and shoves food underneath them, ahhhh! ain't that sweet! yes it is! Until you trip over it!!! Arghhhhhh! that ain't a pleasant experience! LOL!

Just had dinner...Yes I decided to move and actually I am feeling quite warm now! Infact I am feeling quite sick! My feet feel about 200 degrees and I am feeling very dizzy! I think I will have to go out and get some air!
Or take some of my layering off....I think perhaps that scarf and hat took me over the warmth threshold! Especially once I fired up the stove to make dinner! LOL!

Yes! I will have to look into seriously getting fit soon.  Perhaps starting to take Max for a walk again will do the trick....no-one wants to take him out in our house, as he never has really grasped the idea of cocking his leg and just doing the one poo! (sorry about that!) Nope Max will poo at every lamp post and wee like a girl! LOL!

Rosie has just left the house, she will be staying around a friends house tonight and they will be going to college together in the morning....rather than go upstairs, she has decided to borrow my Uggs for the trip to college in the morning...at least I am starting to cool off a bit now!

The House is quiet once more and I am sitting back on my cozy chair by the fire!...which is now turned OFF! Phew its hot!...I am watching 'Great British Railway Journey's' with Michael Portillo, I have found this series very interesting indeed, today he has taken a steamboat tour of lake Windermere....which looks sooo beautiful...I Want to go too!.

I have come to the end of my photo's...I hope you have enjoyed them and they have helped make you feel happy :) I had better go now as my feet are beginning to feel a little cold again! obviously bad circulation! Eek! all this feeling hot and cold throughout the day is hard work in itself....Goodness only knows what the heating bill will be like!

Oh and I must just say...not that its an overthought or anything, but my lovely son Daz went back to Uni on Sunday and I am missing him soooo much, we had such a lovely time, he was with us for about a month and I loved looking after him although the fridge was always empty! and there was never any peanut butter left for toast in the morning! my toiletries have all been used up and there was always wet towels on the floor!..But this week I have been pining like a lioness that has lost her cub (paw me!) He has grown into a lovely guy and I am sooo proud of him :)

Roll on Spring, more holidays and warm feet!

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Snowed In!

Yes we are snowed in too! and Mum has just rang.....she has cancelled the Party booked for Sunday...luckily no money has been lost and it will be re-booked for May :) More time to loose weight! LOL!


Here we are gals...we have made it to the other side of Chrimbo !! Alive!....!!! Goodness knows what has happened to me! I think I have been taken away by aliens! false fed and then dropped back to earth again! with a BANG! and a cup of realization!...goodness gracious me! I didnt realise, I had put on, THAT much weight...for the last few months I have been surveying my body in a tilted mirror over the bathroon sink! (forgetting that, if a mirror is tilted...it tells a DREADFUL lie!)
Now I havn't actually weighed myself...because I refuse to do that...having a set of scales in my bathroom only leads to constantly stepping on and off them through the day, and that is no excuse for a work out...even though I will kinda convince myself that it is!
...And even more serious that all of that...is the pending 80th Birthday Party on Sunday 10th! Yes it my Mum's birthday lunch!...and I have just 6 days to loose 5 stone!..any suggestions?...Failing loosing the weight, I will have to find a slinky black number that will shrink me into a size 14....answers on a postcard please for that very dress! and before sunday...well perhaps before saturday, so that I can plan m
y outfit and sort out some accessories! LOL!


Update...hehehe! honestly gals, off course I am only joking! most of you know, I have had a problem with my weight on and off, but I am rarely that worried about it! its just that I would of liked to of been a couple of sizes smaller for this event!...but I havn't put any effort into it, and I have ate for England over Christmas...so what did I expect :) I will probably be the life and soul of the party anyway!, as I always feel responsible for silences! I'm like a renta-crowd in my own right!!!!! :) so do remember I'm always available for weddings, barmitzfahs etc etc (sorry if I have spelt that last word wrong! never was my best subject spelling! Eek!

The snow seems to be affecting everyone at the moment and it is forecast again for us here in Medway!....I am just hoping it doesn't affect the plans for the party...so please all pray for it being nice and melted for the weekend, even if we do have to have it :) and please all be careful out there gals....get in some supplies and button down the hatches...stay in and keep warm!!! heehee...that could be another slogan for a cushion!

Love you all:)
Love Happy xx