Joy is…

DSCF9119 Freshly baked gluten free bead…(recipe to follow)
Proper Tea
PG tips, in my favourite mug…DSCF9034 (1)Unpacking my patchwork quilt from our boxes, shipped from the UK… Underwater fireworksExperiment fun with ‘underwarter fireworks’ (blog post with instructions to come soon)…

S0251071Buzz Lightyear and Spiderman, off to their first ever disco.



Joy is…

Saturday morning rituals…

DSCF8848Im lucky that my husband is obsessed with coffee learnt how to make amazing flat whites! The boys join in too with their ‘fluffies’ (frothed milk and chocolate sprinkles) who needs a cafe when you have one at home!

DSCF8834These feet x


This face x
IMG_3085And a cardboard box x


Pimp my spoons


(Sorry about low quality photos – waiting for my new iphone and can’t wait!)

Saw this done on pinterest (where else! I LOOOOOOVE pinterest!!!) and couldn’t resist giving it a go. Too easy, who doesn’t have old tester pots or leftover paints lying around!? All you need then is some plain wooden spoons, masking (painters) tape and a paint brush!


So to make your plain old boring spoons instantly fabulous, just mask off a portion of the spoon that you want to paint, paint it with the colour of your choice, and leave to dry. I rested the bit of the spoon covered in masking tape on a tray edge so they dried evenly and didn’t stick to anything… When the first cost is dry, add a second coat and leave to dry again before removing tape.  (So HARD, I am sooo impatient!) Of course you could go out and buy some acrylic craft paint in a special colour if you want to spoons to match your decor… And if you really want them to see the distance and be safe to use in a dishwasher I’d probably add a coat of clear matt varnish, but I am much too slap-dash for that! I was so pleased that I made some as a gift for a friend’s birthday, and printed out a nice hand-typed recipe to go along with it.


My lovely spoons chillin’ in their new home, a mason jar.