March 25th – Project As & When

March 25th

March 25th – It’s been a busy week for me, but unfortunately, I’ve not been busy taking photos! I’ve been working on a 5 day Pinterest course to help me use Pinterest more efficiently.

I’ve got lots of more Pinterest related work to do so it’s not looking good for next week’s project as and when, either!

I saw this book at the charity shop where I volunteer. Ant refers to our Prime Minister, Theresa May, as The Demon Headmaster. When I saw this book I just had to take a photo for him!

March 25th The Demon Headmaster book

I made 2 chocolate and caramel trifles today for our dessert tomorrow. One of them has Baileys in for the adults! We’ve got Nanny coming for Mother’s Day lunch 🙂

March 25th - Chocolate, caramel and Baileys trifle

I used Ant’s Kitchenaid to whip the cream for the trifles 🙂

March 25th - Kitchenaid whisking the cream for the trifle

I didn’t actually take this photo but I figured as it’s on my phone I was going to use it! Ella loves taking selfies and I particularly liked this one.

March 25th - Ella selfie

March 18th – Project As & When

March 18th Project As & When

March 18th – We’ve spent a lot of time in our garden and Nanny’s garden this week. Lots of work has been done and we’re happy with the progress we’re making 🙂


Ella came to help us dig up the brick path at Nanny’s and Ant transported them to our house, in the car.

March 18th Project As & When Ella helping in Nanny's garden

We have plans to use them in a new raised bed 🙂 We still have the same amount, maybe more, to fetch from Nanny’s.

Bricks for raised bed

Chi-Chi had to have a bath after helping us in the garden!

Chi-Chi getting dirty in the garden

I made a hearty cottage pie for the workers when we got home. They enjoyed it and said it was delicious 🙂

Cottage pie for dinner

Ant made a delicious Irish Stew in honour of St Patrick’s Day 🙂

Irish Stew and Soda Farls


March 11th – Project As & When – Book Week

March 11th

March 11th – Today we spent the afternoon digging up bricks at Nanny’s so I’m a bit late with my photo post today.

Last Sunday I finished The Weight of Silence and started on Girl Unknown. I’m ahead on my reading challenge and I’ve enjoyed nearly all the books I’ve read so far 🙂

The Weight Of Silence

Girl Unknown

Kaycee and Ella are hosting a book club next weekend so they’ve been busy reading also 🙂

March 11th Ella reading

The spade is where I left it after starting the garden a couple of weeks ago. I really need to get out there and get some more done!

Digging in the garden

I did get out in the garden to take some photos, though 🙂

garden gnome

daffodils in the spring sunshine



Garden gnome



March 4th – Project As And When

March 4th

March 4th already! This year is flying by. I’ve taken quite a few photos this week but they’ve mainly been for future blog posts like recipes and book displays. I’ve only got 3 I can share with you today.

Kaycee painted my nails and decorated them with little ball things. They annoyed the heck out of me and didn’t stay on very long!

March 4th - Kaycee decorated my nails

Ella dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day 🙂

Ella dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day

I did my usual volunteering on Tuesday morning at the charity shop and came home with more books!

More books from the charity shop

Pancake day. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have any because I was getting weighed the next morning!


Photography project as & when instead of 365!

25th February – Photo Project As & When – Been ill

25th February

25th February – I’ve been ill all week so I’ve hardly taken any photos. I took a few of the garden on Monday but that was the day I started feeling ill.

The only other photos I’ve taken are the ones of Ella’s hair so she could see what it looked like before she went to school!

I bought her some hair accessories for Christmas. She’s only just got round to using one of them. It’s a plastic bun twist thing that clips together.
I had one when I was younger but my hair was always too thick so it wouldn’t work but it works great on Ella’s hair 🙂

25th February Ella ponytail

25th February Ella hair bun

18th February – Project As & When

18th February

18th February – I’ve taken a few more photos this week, mostly due to Valentine’s Day.

12th February – Ant got the cine film projector from the loft and we spent the evening watching his old home movies. I have some old home movies as well but we need a super 8 cine projector to be able to watch them. We’re going to see if we can get one from Ebay 🙂

Watching old home movies - 18th February Project As & When

14th February – Valentine’s Day and Ella (9) got a lovely gift from her boyfriend, John. It was so lovely to see them both grinning 🙂

February 14th Ella's Valentine's Day present

Ant and I decided not to buy cards and presents for each other as we want to save for a holiday on our anniversary but I saw a meal deal at Tesco and had a voucher for £8. I had pork and Ant had steak. We had dauphinoise potatoes, cauliflower cheese and Brussel sprouts. I had a salted caramel brownie dessert and Ant had cheese and crackers. It was delicious, even if it did help contribute to my 5lb gain I had this week!

Valentine's Day dinner

Valentine's Day dessert

18th February

Ant put the pond back together. We thought it had a leak so it was taken apart before Christmas and left for a few months to see if we could find out where the leak was.
It’s been full for weeks now though without losing any water so Ant put all the rocks in place. It looks lovely again 🙂

garden pond



February 11th – Project As & When

February 11th

February 11th Owl at HomeSense

February 11th – Owl at HomeSense

This is my version of Project 365. I don’t do very well with Project 365 so I’m doing Project As & When…..a photo as and when I remember to take one!

5th February – Our new shower room is finished. I absolutely love it. It’s so much nicer in there and we’re no longer embarrassed when a visitor asks if they can use the toilet!

new bathroom

6th February – Ella loves the book we got from Vick’s

the rabbit who wanted to fall asleep and Vick's first defence

6th February – Ella



9th February – I took photos of a couple of books Ant needs for his collection so I wouldn’t forget what they are!

Conn Iggulden Wars of the roses Ravenspur

S.J Parris Conspiracy

10th February  – New book display at the charity shop where I volunteer

Blind date with a book book display


Project As & When February 4th

February 4th

Yay! January has gone. It’s February 4th and I’m happy that it’s now the second month of the year. January was so dull and boring. The sun is shining today, so much so that it looks like a spring day. The only thing that proves it isn’t is when the door is opened and the cold air rushes in!

I didn’t take many photos this week as we’ve been really busy redecorating the downstairs shower room (before and after post coming soon).

29th January – I found these in Nanny’s garden when we were having a tidy up for her. I haven’t used the macro setting on my camera for months so I brought these home and had a play with the camera.

Project As & When February 4th

Project As & When February 4th

Project As & When February 4th

Project As & When February 4th

1st February – I do the weighing at my Slimming World group. It was a cold morning that called for a hot chocolate before weigh in began 🙂

Project As & When February 4th

Staying the 1st, I started a new book today. I managed to read 6 books in January so I’m 2 ahead of my challenge to read a book a week this year.

Project As & When February 4th

February 2nd – The super wonderful husband and I went to buy wood and fixings for the new shelf unit he’s built for me in the shower room.

Project As & When February 4th



Project As & When – January 28th

January 28th

Saturday, January 28th – Here are my photos from this week, as and when I remembered to take one!

Sunday 22nd January – Ella wanted curls for school the next day. These curlers were from Ebay and they’re really easy to put in. The curls the next day were excellent.

Saturday 28th As & When project - Ella in curlers

Monday 23rd January – The super wonderful husband and I went shopping for bathroom paint and wallpaper. I saw this floor lamp in The range and fell in love with it. At £100 it’s a bit pricey. Maybe one day!

Saturday 28th As & When project - floor lamp

Tuesday 24th January – I worked at the charity shop this morning and just had to buy these books!

Saturday 28th As & When project - Pile of books

Wednesday 25th January – I got slimmer of the month at Slimming World after losing 10.5lb in January

Saturday 28th As & When project - Slimming World Slimmer of the Week certificate

Thursday 26th January – I finished my 5th book for my Goodreads challenge

Saturday 28th As & When project - Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Friday 27th January

The new book display at my local St Barnabas charity shop

killer thrillers book display


Project As & When! January 21st

Photos from the week

Saturday, January 21st – As you may know, I’m not very good at Project 365. When I missed the second day of January, I knew it didn’t bode well for my project! I’m now doing Project As & When – photos as and when I remembered to take them during the week. :o)

Sunday 15th January

Ella’s new bedding

January 21st Ella's new bedding

Monday 16th January

I started a new book for my Goodreads challenge

January 16th The forgetting time book

Tuesday 17th January

Ella at bedtime :o)

January 21st Ella

Thursday 19th January

My new mug – I LOVE it!

My new hedgehog mug

Saturday 21st January

Watching Lemony Snickett on Netflix with Ella while Kaycee’s away for the weekend at her friend’s house.

Netflix Lemony Snickett