Sweets & Sours...

So I thought I better start to introduce you to my world...the things I like, the things I don't like so much and everything in between!!

  • I love my husband soooo much...he has always been my best friend, my inspiration, my sounding board, my kick up the backside when I need it, my soul mate...
  • I love our 4 beautiful children...my little miracles, who are not so little any more? They constantly amaze me...
  • I love walking my dog Bailey every morning...time to breathe and reassess the world!
  • I love Christmas which for me sadly starts in October, when I sneak on the Christmas music when no-one is around, light a spiced apple and cinnamon candle, gather my ingredients for my Christmas pudding and chutneys and get to work! You might even see a few twinkle lights appear just to get everyone in the mood! Yes, my family thinks I'm mad but secretly I think they enjoy it...everyone wants to stir the Christmas pudding and taste the first batch of chutney with a cracker and a chunk of cheese!
  • I love a rip-roaring open fire on a cold, miserable, rainy day
  • I love the smell of a bonfire...and lighting the fire pit in the garden to toast marshmallows with the kids!
  • I love snow and the muffled silence outside after a fresh downfall
  • I love my range cooker and spending hours trying new recipes
  • I love food...savoury is definitely better than sweet...although a bowlful of jalebi's and gulab jamans is hard to beat!
  • I especially love...marmite on hot, buttered toast, normally late at night with a glass of full fat milk (diets don't stand a chance in our house!)...indian food, especially my Grandma's meat masala curry...leftover chapati's toasted with marmalade on for breakfast or a coffee with a masala meat sandwich with my dad on a saturday morning!!!
  • I love flowers, especially roses, peonies and hydrangeas
  • I don't have a favourite colour...there are too many good colours out there...it depends what mood I'm in!
  • I love patchwork quilts, hot water bottles, candles, polka dots, old books and all things vintage
  • I love to sew and have an insane amount of fabric waiting to be put to good use!
  • I love evening walks in December when everyone has their lights on and I get to check out their Christmas trees! I know...if I were a Mr Man I would be Mr Nosy!
  • I love watching a good movie with a bag of Dorito's, a tub of houmous and a glass of wine!
  • I love lists...did you notice?!!!

  • Tinsel...don't ever ask me to decorate with it!!!
  • Rice cookers and all other useless kitchen appliances...make it yourself! :-)
  • Rain...have you ever noticed that, without fail, it suddenly gets heavier at 3.30pm when you have to stand in the playground waiting for your kids to come out?? Teachers must look out and chuckle as they keep them in an extra few minutes!! I know I would...did I just say that?!
  • Bad hair days and not knowing what to wear
  • My husband Jon, falling asleep on the sofa...if you're tired, go to bed...don't mess up my sofa!!
  • Shoes left anywhere except the shoe cupboard...and with 4 children this does become an issue...today I found 9 pairs scattered around my living room!
  • Being cold...how on earth I survived living in Canada I don't know!!
  • Feeling disorganised!

  • I would love to live by the sea one day...preferably near my sister in California!
  • I'd love to see my kids succeed in everything they dream of
  • I'd love to meet my dream client who says "Go wild, go crazy, money is not an issue!!"
  • I'd love to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  • I want to drive around New England and see Vermont in the Fall
  • I dream of a simpler life
  • I'd love to write a book
  • I'd love to look back on my life and know that I made a difference in people's lives

So I think that will do for now but look out for my sweet and sour updates...