Sunday, 28 September 2014


little e: At the end of the school fun run, tongue out, just like her Mum!! 

Big E: I will cross that finish line!

Joining in with Jodi again for the 52 project.

Sunday, 21 September 2014


No individual photos today as I was a bridesmaid at my friends wedding (the kids were
only there to spectate, they stayed with my parents for the weekend hence the casual clothes!)

Joining in with Jodi again for the 52 project.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nervous anticipation

Rainbow Falls - Skye
I am sitting here, well past my bed time, unable to switch  my brain off. Tomorrow is the day that  people living in Scotland get to decide whether to remain part of the UK or become an independent country. What a responsibility.

There is 49/51 ish divide in the population at the moment and I am nervous that all will not be well after tomorrows referendum. Will the 49% of the country that looses be gracious in their defeat or will there be anger and accusations flying around?

My hope is, whatever the outcome, Scotland does not remain the divided country that it seems to have become.

See you on the other side!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Super simple blouse alteration

There seems to be a trickle of unwanted clothing in to my house at the moment and it is stressing me, my suitcase of items to refashion has turned into a suitcase + a pile by the bed + a pile by the sewing machine!

Then main source of the clothes is my Mum. She is a clothes fiend and my constant gently nagging about cheap clothes and the poor people who make them is not working all that well... When she decides things don't suit / fit properly, I can't bear to see them wasted. Someone has made these clothes, some almost certainly earning below a living wage, in factories where the conditions are awful, so I think it is my duty to at least wear the clothes.

My Mum is a couple of sizes bigger than me so everything needs altered. I started with the easy things, the first was a blouse.

It started very baggy and making me look massive!

All I did was take it in from the upper arm then down the side seams. I kept it loose so I can comfortably wear a top underneath, it is very sheer!

It is still not very flattering but fills the 'smart/casual evening' gap in my wardrobe nicely, in fact it had its first outing last night!

Now for the next thing, a pair of jeans.

Linking to some of these parties.

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Big E and Angus (his doggy cousin!)

little e: finally riding her new bike after she convinced herself it was too big!

Joining in with Jodi again for the 52 project.

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