Thursday, 31 October 2013

52 Weeks Of Happy - 43/52


Happy Halloween to you all.

It's pouring with rain outside. But if the posts on Facebook are anything to go by, it hasn't stopped the children of St Ives going out trick or treating this year. I'm afraid that I am a Halloween humbug. I'm just not down with the knocking on the doors. My costumes are always hastily thrown together. I like a homespun look, but it would appear that my children have far more sophisticated tastes. They want to actually look like a vampire or a ghoul, rather than resemble one. And I have a sore throat and cough and feel all Lemsipped up and sorry for myself.

Anyhoo. This week's happy. As always joining in with Jen and her lovely series.

So I am a complete sucker for cake decorations. I hate food shopping, but I love the baking aisle. I love the baking aisle even more when it's a supermarket that I rarely visit. These are from Morrisons. Sparkly snowflakes! Holly with berries! Be still my beating heart.

The picture above sums up my half term so far. Getting out and about with Olly. Walking, exploring and breathing in the fresh air. There really is nothing like it - it's an everyday happy here.

It's my sister in law's birthday this week. Olly made her a picture. You can never have too much glitter in your life. I am inhaling the stuff. Olly has a look of Marc Bolan at all times. I love that he wanted to make something for someone else.

For me, Autumn is all about the tree and their leaves. Beautiful shapes, exquisite colours. Fluttering down to earth, we crunch through them, grab handfuls and throw them into the air, use them in the garden. These are just a few that Olly and I collected on a visit to Trelissick Gardens


So the big storm came in the form of 80 mile an hour gusts and a lot of rain. The palm tree didn't fall onto the house, but the refuse bin lid did get blown open. Sadly that was not the case elsewhere in the UK. But thank you for your concern. I guess the loft conversion is on the back burner again.

I thought that my email address was available, but it would appear not. I've no idea how to make it so, so should any of you lovely people want to point me in the right direction I'd be ever so grateful. I really am that stupid! And 'anonymous,' whoever you are, please make yourself known. It would be lovely to share this part of the world with someone with little ones.

One last thing. The scarf. I knitted it until all the wool was used up. I have now unknitted it (I believe that is a real crafty term. Ahem), and will be re-knitting with less knits. I promise to show the results as soon as I have completed it, but it could be an extra happy. I feel as if I've joined an elite club!!

Here's hoping you got lots of toffees and no sherbet lemons in your plastic pumpkin.

Leanne xx


  1. I'm glad the knitting is coming along, good for you. I'm laughing at Olly as Marc Bolan, that's a pretty funny image. I love cake and cookie decorations too; no joke, I have a gallon-sized Ziploc bag of them in my pantry. I have something for every holiday and every season of the year. I buy them up after a holiday when everything is discounted. It's just sugar, they keep for a long time. I'm glad you didn't have any damage from the storm. You were on my mind.

  2. I'm not a fan of trick or treating either. But I do love the out and about exploring thing. Wonderful. I'm starting a knitted scarf too, so I'm looking forward to seeing yours. Mine will be a red and black striped affair for little people to support bigger brothers at football matches. I'm off to Google long-tail casting on.

  3. Hello there.
    So glad the storm passed you by without too much damage. Our little corner in Devon was fine too.
    Whoop,whoop about the knitting... Crochet next. It speeds along like a galloping horse in comparison.
    Lovely photos as ever. So glad your personal sunshine is shining on you xxxx
    Thanks for your very kind comment over at Chalky's ... So appreciated x

  4. So pleased that the knitting is coming along, well done for persevering!! I will be joining this club next year when I teach myself how to knit, it has been on the back burner for far too long. I am much the same, baking isle is just the best and I can spend a good hour just looking at all the things you can buy these days. Fortunately for our wallet I haven't been a supermarket for about four years now so thanks to online shopping and my lack of enthusiasm for browsing the baking section that way, I stick with what I know. Love your purchases, they are very festive and pretty. Love the picture of Olly and also his pretty and glittery picture, very creative! Enjoy your weekend and I am really pleased to hear that you were all ok during the storm. xoxo

  5. For you email, I think you just need to go into your blog layout, click on "add a gadget" then choose the one "Text". Type in something like: "Contact me on this email" then press save. I think! Happy to be corrected though as the nitty gritty behind a blog is most definitly not my forte.

    I'm sorry you're not well. I hope you feel better soon. Olly's crafting is frankly superb. xx