The Pink Pumpkin Patch

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sick of being sick

so...2 weeks tomorrow, I've been sick sick sick, and quite frankly, I'm getting sick of it! Poor Brian has had it on and off for 4 weeks now and we just can't shake it.
The kiddies come in with a cough or a cold, you can't send them home because to be honest, there would never be anyone here if we did.....but really, when they're coughing up a lung in the manner of a habitual 60 a day puffer, they really should be kept at home :( It makes me sad for the kids too because if they feel half as crappy as Brian and I do, all they want to do is lie on the couch and watch cartoons.
It's also sooooo unfair on the staff and the rest of the kids when we catch the nasty bugs too......right, that's my gripe for the day- going to go back to the couch and sweat out the frustration

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kate's scrapping a poorly exposed photo Challenge

Thanks Kate! For the photo which I really love, taken on the i-pod on one of Brian's birthday parties(!!!) he has been such a good boy this year that he got two :) and the kick up the bum to actually scrap it, I've also printed off others from that great night in Dehesa and also from the party in Gordon Ramsay's and will do my best to scrap them soon!
If you want to take part in Kate's challenge, lets's face it, who doesn't have a few poorly exposed photos lying around? see it here and have fun!

Chicken Soup Recipe #32

Ahhh, pretty birdhouses and birdies :) I'll be making a few more on this theme, but here is the first one. See the inspiration here! Thanks Ladies :) x

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chicken Soup Recipe #30

Finally, it's finished! Old gig tickets that I've been meaning to do something with for ages and ages.
Thanks ladies!Inspiration here
Shows a slightly dodgy music past, with some good ones and a lot of excellent ones that have been lost in time and space- wish I'd managed to hold onto them all :)

Monday, March 7, 2011


Yes, a waxwing graced us with his presence in January...we were so excited to see one this far west! He was incredibly easy going and a wonderful model as he withstood the 700+ shots I got of him, Overkill I hear you say? Nope, I was shaking, some over-exposed, some under...nightmare! But I got some very good shots all the same. Digi is fantastic!

Nature at it's best-yes spring has sprung

A few piccies from the last couple of days- I just love this time of the year!
Above is mama frog and to the right, hopefully her babies! The water is dark and horrid looking but it's a bog ditch-the peat makes it that dark,dirty colour

A few little birdies caught on camera-they are so so busy right now
Top-  Great-Tit
Middle- Robin singing it's heart out
left- Blue-Tit queuing for his turn at the feeder. This feeder is busier than Heathrow, hence the holding patterns observed by all

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chicken Soup Recipe #31

I am working on recipe #30, but already had a project that I finished last week that suits recipe #31 perfectly!
Not a cupcake or papercraft, but a cake made for a 50th birthday party.
I love sugarcraft but don't do it often enough anymore and even less if it's for someone I don't know. I get way too stressed about it.
Anyway here it is :)
The candles I bought, but the rest I made...had a few mistakes because I haven't done it for a while, but as they say, practise makes perfect.

I also made a card, just because I wanted to play with the cricut :)
I'm holding it up because as usual when I'd finished it was dark....hard to get a good shot!
Love glitter baby!!!