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Have a great party tonight folks!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that you all have a wonderful time tonight!

See you in the New Year xx

Happy Christmas xx

We have just got back from a lovely evening with friends and I though I must just quickly do this blog, as I havn't posted any pics for chrimbo yet!....Lots of things have been happening in the Happy household, but I will not bore you with the details now, as I need to be getting my beauty sleep and plus Santa will be arriving soon....and he won't visit if he knows that I am awake! He he!

I had a lovely lie in this morning, as I was up wrapping pressies till 2am this morning...listening to christmas carols on the radio and drinking some mulled wine with everyone asleep! It was bliss! :)

Anyway....these pictures are from Christmas Past and Present...you might see a few changes...coz we have downsized, Ill blog more about that in the New Year :) I actually prefer living in a smaller house, its easier to clean. keeps tidier and because it is a victorian property, you cannot hear people moving around....I hated that where we were before....you could hear everything...I definitely prefer older properties, so much more history and features.

Ill go now and leave you with the rest of my Chrimbo piccy's....Enjoy! xx

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a
Healthy and Prosperous New Year.....

Thank you Zia

I have just gotta mention Zia from Ziakoko....I was surfing one day when I came across her blog, she was asking for comments about her new website....she had created it herself and wanted comments about it...you know peoples thoughts and opinions etc etc!...I told her how lovely I thought it was and the simplicity and prettiness of it all would help to sell the lovely crafts that she makes....little did i know that my name was put into a draw to win this wonderful lampshade....needless to say I was ecstatic when she told me I had won! It made my day as I knew i had a fabulous place for it....

It arrived the very next day after she told me she would post it.....we were having a lie in on that day though! and the postman must of knocked really early! so we had to collect it the next day....it was all wrapped up in clear cellophane and pretty ribbon and funky tape! she also included some freebie stickers ribbon and buttons....oooh it was such a delight to open....Christmas kinda had come early for me!.....Thank you soooo much Zia, as you can see it has pride of place in my new Bedroom! and I LOVE IT!

Hope you are all well Girls! Love happy xx

My favourite unseen pictures of 2008

Me! Hello :)

My friends cottage garden...

More Happy Loves Rosie style!

A silk flower that I have at home in an arrangement....
this picture turned out better than expected!

The rooftops where Rosie is at college

Norfolk Broads....

Am I seeing things!!! I hope that hedge has passed his driving test! hehehe!

Rochester Castle....Dusk

Turkey.....A beautiful place....xx

Our living room dining room (easter)

I can do pastels....infact a new style coming in the new year!!

I love my buttons!

A room with a view...huh! I won't miss that building work!

This is fantastic! whilst holidaying in my favorite holiday destination...Norfolk!...these four people walked along the beach and all laid down, like this behind us...and never to miss a photo opportunity, I crouched under our CK deckchairs and caught this pic....!

Enjoy...Love Happy x

Ive been tagged - My Holiday Recipe

A while back HERE I was tagged...I passed this tag onto a few of my lovely friends, one of which was Emily from Sugar and Meringue, she asked, as she had already done this before, not so long ago - if she could change the Rules and I thought why not!! So as it is the season to be jolly, tra la la la laa! she suggested 'My favourite Holiday Recipe' for which you have to post your favourite one on your blog and pass the honour onto 7 other blogging friends...what fun!

...and although I had tagged her, because we changed it, she tagged me back! hehehe!

So heres my recipe...(this is soo easy, it was given to me by an old friend, but it is from the Blue River Cafe cook book) its easy and perfect for making in advance, as you can leave it to chill in the fridge.

chocolate truffle cake, Tartufo di cioccolato
450g extra bitter chocolate broken into pieces ( but seriously, use your favourite chocolate...it works brilliantly with milk chocolate...very decadent!)
1L double cream at room temperature
cocoa powder
  • Line a 25 x 5cm cake tin with cling film or use a cake tin with a removable base.Very slowly melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • It is essential that the water does not touch the bowl and that the chocolate is not stirred.
  • As soon as the chocolate becomes liquid remove the bowl from the pan.
  • Let the chocolate cool slightly but do not allow to set.
  • Whisk the cream in a large bowl until it forms very soft peaks.
  • Take a large spoonful of the cream and quickly fold it into the chocolate until it is completely combined and there is no white visible then immediately fold this mixture into the cream stir to combine and pour into the prepared cake tin.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before turning out on to a plate.
  • Dust with cocoa powder.
This Recipe Serves 10
1 BIG FAT GREEDY person like me!!

This cake is more like a glorious stodgy torte...but is soo delicious...and although it was never advertised as a holiday recipe...it is one of those yummy treats that you can allow yourself during the holiday season...for an alternative to christmas pud...you could add a raspberry or strawberry coulis or you could even add a few raisens into the mixture! have a go girls...your friends & family will love you for it!


vintage pretty and shabby


Helle Greer

Diary of a Tinyholder

Mary Poppins

Vintage Tea

At home with MelMel

Love Happy x!

My Lovely Birthday Present...

I have been awarded an I LOVE YOUR BLOG AWARD by
Melissa at Adored Before....she awarded it to me on Tuesday 2nd December which was my birthday...so it was a rather lovely present :) Thanks sooo much Melissa xx

The rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate 5 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on your own
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you nominated

I have chosen.....

1. Vintage Pretty and Shabby

2. Allsorts

3. Record the Day

4. Janes Apron

5. Jikkes

You gals are such an Inspiration to many people...I love you all xx

Love Happy x