Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Back home

Well, I haven't been doing very much blogging over the last week, I've been a bit busy so my blog had to be put on the back-burner for a few days. It's our first day back here today (Rose and I), we've been to stay with my grandparents in Dorset for a few days. Ray was working long longg shifts over the weekend, so we wouldn't have seen very much of him anyway and it was really lovely to go and spend some time with my family. I've got lots of photo's and things to write about but they will all have to wait for another post.

Here's one of the photo's I took on one of my day's away..

It's been a very busy day here, Rose and I have been to baby massage for the second time today and really loved it. She went quite calm and relaxed for a while and then she just became a bit too wriggly to continue! So then we went to a mums, babies and toddlers group up the road afterwards where I met up with a good friend. I always come away from these things feeling very tired.. a whole room of small children running around and screaming, I suppose it's all good practise for me, getting used to what's still to come!!

I thought I would post a couple pictures of some fingerless gloves I knitted. I finished them a little while before I started writing this blog, but I love them and wanted to show them off! : )

I used a yarn from Sirdar, it's called Connemara - Tweed effect chunky and it's really lovely and soft. My auntie gave me the pattern, it's from but I can't find the pattern on the website to be able to link you to it.

It's a little random, but I used to be a Big nail-biter. My finger nails have always looked horrible, but very strangely.. since having Rose, the habit has completely gone away and I've been able to let them grow! Maybe I just don't have the time to sit there and nibble away anymore..! I still find it really weird though that I now have nice nails to paint, I bought some new nail varnish the other day and was so chuffed with it. It was a lovely colour, it dried really quickly and it lasted 'chip-free' for quite a while..!

I just thought I would share that with you all! I'm not sure who will actually be interested in my new nail varnish though... ha!



  1. Hello love. it was lovely to see the new SLIM you xx If you leave her a comment then she will get back to you about the mits, she then sent me the pattern if that is any help.

    Nails look posh!! xx

  2. I'm interested in your new nail polish!! It looks a really pretty colour - you have much longer nails than me, it's not fair. :-) The fingerless gloves are lovely - I have loads of pairs and love them. All the better for showing off pretty nails!

    Glad to hear you had a nice few days away. Welcome back!

    Nicki xx

  3. Good thing those lovely gloves are finger-less so you can show off your nails!

    Love the flower pic as well, delightful colours.


  4. Oh its good to get away when you can. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

    Love the fingerless gloves gorgeous colour!

    Oh how strange I have always been a nail biter and having two girls didnt seem to stop me. Until recently - They started to copy mummy. Oh dear so a life long habbit had to be stopped! I have done really well. Still seem to attack my thums but other than that! lol. Love the colour of your nail polish.

    MBB x

  5. Your nails look great and it must be such fun to be able to treat yourslef with nail varnish after maybe not doing s when you bit your nails. Perfect for your pretty fingerless mitts, I saw that yarn the other day andwas admiring it's tweedy effect. it's been a littlechilly hasn't it and I have found myself wearing warmer clothes too. looking forward to seeing your Dorset photo's - lovely county, and what you get up to in the next few days xox Penelope

  6. Ashley you are looking so so slim, i am really proud of you. The blueness of that flower is beautiful, you are taking such lovely photos.
    those mittens are lovely, when you get the pattern then could you send it on to me? Never thought i would see the day when you had proper nails after years of having a nail biter as a daughter.
    Well done
    Mum xx