Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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Hello Everyone, sorry I've not been around much.....it's half term here and things have gotten a little busy!
 
On the Fab, Fit, Feb front, things are going well. I've not tried any new recipes this week but still enjoying my extra healthy diet.....the exhaustion is still ever present, but I'm hopeful that at some point the tide will turn!
 
 
 
 
My friend Penny made me this lovely cushion cover from an old needlepoint she had squirrelled away, she also introduced me to a new antiques centre that's opened up locally......I will visit there again soon and share some photos with you, I think this might be a new stomping ground for me!
 
 
 
 
Some very exciting news is that we've booked our family holiday.....well actually, I've been very busy booking a few! I said this was a year I would be having a bit more fun didn't I, well this is also the year I turn 50! Fun at Fifty! It's no good me having a big party, as my birthday is so close to Christmas everyone is always so busy, so I thought I might as well spread the celebrations over the year! Well that's my excuse.
 
We are spending a few days in Florence in April, and now I'm frantically trying to get the girls some passports......I know, very silly booking flights without a passport, especially in the UK where the passport system hasn't been working very efficiently! Fingers are crossed.
 
 
 
 
 
It's proving to be a very social half-term, not quite the quiet week I had in mind.....I will stop by here next week and fill you in, hopefully with lots to tell, until then, hope you all have a great week!
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
I really must sew the ends in on this blanket......;) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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  1. Have a great half term, and I wish you a happy birthday year! A friend of mine did something to celebrate every month for a year for her 50th! :) x

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  2. Wow!!!! What a wonderful way to spend your 50th year. Hope it turns out to be everything you hope it to be. Xx

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  3. 'dem cats!!! don't they just know all the best places to go for their naps!! In fact all that gorgeous crochet colour in the background does look rather luring :-) Florence!!! You lucky gal I just WANT to go to Florence since ....sort of from always.

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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    1. They are indeed very savvy! You must go it's a beautiful city :) xxx

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  4. What a gorgeous and colourful post! Oooooh how exciting to book holidays. It's always something to look forward to, and why not spread your celebrations this year! I hope the rest of the week is a lovely one for you! xxx

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    1. Thank you, it went very well! But too quickly! ;) xxx

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  5. Good for you! Working at being more healthy and planning vacations! Way to go...now if that would just rub off on me! 50 is great!

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    1. Looking after the body and the soul! ;) xxx

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  6. Have a great week Ada...! take it easy too...bestest daisy j xxx

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    1. Thank you, been a hectic week but taking it very easy today! :) xxx

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  7. Τhis old fashion cushion is really fabulous, what a beautiful gift! Florence in april, nothing prettiest...

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  8. You know, Firenze (Florence) is where I was born !!!!! You will enjoy it of sure with your girls!!!
    I remember when you went there with your friends!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxx Ale

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    1. Can't wait to share your beautiful city with my family Ale! :) xxx

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  9. Have a lovely week Amanda. The needle point is sweet, I used to do them when a was little, I loved needlework! booking holidays sounds good. So nice to book and then look forward to them. I'm going to try the coconut thai curry tonight. I don't have all the ingredients but I'm going to improvise, she says confidently! X

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    1. I fancy that one too, I shouldn't have the coconut but might just on the odd occasion! :) xxx

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  10. I believe the passport issues have been sorted out so you should be ok. A friend recently requested passports for her children and got them in super quick time so fingers crossed. It sounds like you will have a super fun year with little trips booked. I do like that idea of a selection of smaller trips, more than one thing to look forward too! xx

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    1. I do hope so Joanne, yes little holidays throughout the year, definately the plan! ;) xxx

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  11. The cushion from your friend is beautiful isn't it! How exciting that you are going to Italy!! I am sure that you will love it and never want to leave! A year of celebrations for your 50th year is a wonderful idea and will be a great way to celebrate!!!! I hope that you have a good rest of the half term week. xx

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    1. I'm going to call it the my Festive Fifith Year! ;) xxx

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  12. Ooh, Florence sounds great, I do hope all goes smoothly with the passports! The blanket looks so cosy, aren't the ends just the worst bit. I need to go do the ends on my shawl! X

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  13. Snap! I will be in Florence in April too! I do have a current passport, but it just have to find it......! X

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  14. what a beautiful cushion, a thoughtful friend. Enjoy the rest of 1/2 term xx

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, it's been a great half term :) xxx

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  15. I love the colours in your photos, I think that your blanket is the perfect setting for the cat. Florence for a break, lovely, you will be able to drown in colour.

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  16. Aha I'm 50 this year too... in fact in a few weeks time... I've decided against a big party... sadly just too tiring but I do hope to meet up with some old friends who I haven't seen for 5-20 years who are also 50 this year at some point. The cushion is fab... and fingers crossed for the passport! Cx

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    1. How lovely meeting up with old friends! :) xxx

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  17. Just catching up here ... it's been hectic at my place too. Florence in April sounds delicious, can you see how green I am. We will also have a week off in April, but with various commitments of the canine and ageing parent variety I think it will be a staycation for us again.

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    1. I'm hoping it will be warm but not too hot....great for sight seeing, yes dogs and ageing parents, not a great combo for getting away :) xxx

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  18. Wonderful! Me and hubby had our honeymoon in Florence, lovely memories.I hope you get your passports in time!

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    1. It will be out anniversary whilst we are there....but with two girls in tow, perhaps not quite as romantic as perhaps it should! ;) xxx

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  19. It's great to have holidays to look forward to! We are never very good at booking ahead though - always a bit last minute with us!

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    1. I'm the same Sharon, although I'm trying hard to be a little more organised this year! ;) xxx

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  20. Love your colourful photos,don't think the mog minds that the ends aren't sewn in lol.Have a lovely time on your holiday.x

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    1. She's always happy when she's curled up on one! ;) xxx

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