Friday, January 30, 2015

#TowerPoppies at home

As well as planting the poppies I was lucky enough to snap one up to keep at home once the display was dismantled.
I'm too scared to put this outside in case it gets knocked over & damaged so it sits pride of place on our display cabinet in the dining room. What a great piece of history.

Ttfn x

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#TowerPoppies roll of honour

Following on from yesterday's post (see HERE) I headed back to the Tower of London on Remembrance Sunday to hear the Roll of Honor.
 
I knew it would be popular so I got there over an hour before it was due to start & I managed to bag myself the perfect spot opposite the mound. Each night at sunset a Roll of Honor of was read out followed by the Last Post. Click HERE for a link to the video from the night I was there.

Ttfn x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#TowerPoppies

Last September I was lucky enough to get the chance to take part in the "Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red" at the Tower of London....
Those of you who are regular readers will know I love helping out the Royal British Legion & this was a chance to be part of something awesome! "Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red" was to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, in total there were 888,246 ceramic poppies (1 to represent every British / Colonial serviceman killed) & the last one was planted on Remembrance Day. If you want to find out more & see a video about the poppies being made click HERE.
Early one Saturday morning I set off to the Tower of London & joined another 120 people for a 3hour shift. The aim was to plant 5000 poppies to keep on track for the 11th November but someone ended up opening an extra palette & we planted 6000 instead! Our team was lead by a Beefeater's daughter who actually lived in the Tower - such an interesting life! It was an unusual atmosphere as we planted the poppies, it was hard to comprehend that many people had lost their lives.

Ttfn x

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Drink, Shop & Do - screen print stylee

It's a Monday.....in January....what better way to cheer up than meeting up with Lou, heading to Drink, Shop & Do, grabbing a huge teapot of Chai, then designing & screen printing my own tea towel.
We were welcomed in by Zeena - a brill teacher & lovely lady (check out her website HERE) she does a full range of workshops both at DSD & elsewhere. It was a really fun & relaxing evening & made a great change to be doing something creative (other than work) in my spare time. Can't wait for the next one...Lego Robots anyone?!

Ttfn x

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bring out the geek!

The sun's shining so where else should we be?! Once again, in a darkened room playing video games at H.O.G (Heart of Gaming) in North Acton....
I've not been for ages, they've got lots of new consoles & have changed everything round a bit. It's looking awesome! If you've still not been yet it's really worth it. You can playing anything & everything, old & new all for £10 on the door & unlimited play (very useful when playing Metal Slug!).

Ttfn x

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lucky Star

Apparently this is lucky on my Tamagotchi....
Charming!

Ttfn x

Monday, January 19, 2015

Brainiac

I'm a mathematical genius! FACT!
.....though I did have to use predictive text to spell genius...guess all these numbers have pushed the letters out my brain. Back to the colouring in!

Ttfn x

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Puppy Power!

Sundays are for country walks right?! Well this was the best walk ever! We went to South Weald Country Park to gate crash the French & English Bulldogs/Bostons/Pugs meet up. I knew there's be quite a few dogs around but had no idea it would be this big!
We turned up with an imaginary pug & joined the crowd. It was brill! Trouble is it's don't nothing for our puppy obsession & can't wait for one of our own so we can come along as legit dog owners! Roll on the next one!

Ttfn x

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The sun has got his snow boots on.

I woke up after a rather heavy night this morning to see big fluffy snowflakes & got all excited at visions of a winter wonderland & building my own little Olaf in the garden with Adam. After half a bottle of Ribena & a slice of Soreen my head was banging so I went back to sleep. I woke up at 2:30pm to bright sunshine & not a snowflake in sight. Grr!
At least I saved Adam from my dodgy rendition of "do you wanna build a snowman?!" every cloud & all that!

Ttfn x

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Bring on 2015

Happy New Year all you lovely lot. I hope Santa was good to you & that 2015 will bring everything you wish for & more.

I'm only making one resolution this year, in the wise words of Mr Johnny Cupcakes.....
 

Ttfn x