Wednesday, 11 April 2012

LIFE: Happy Looks Good On You

After the adventure of spending 13 hours in ER with the husband last week, there's times when you really remember what's important to you and makes you happy. Rather then turning this into a super mushy post about love, here's some other goodies that have been making me happy over the past week or two alongside the husband. Thankfully the boy is fine now and thank you for all your kind messages.

Homemade bread
Baking

Smokey - she's just growing so much into her personality, she's little but she's feisty but you have to be around Ed. She has such a tiny meow and loves to sleep on her cardboard claw scratcher. Other kitty news is that while taking Ed to the vets for conjunctivitis, she's also lost 8lb and has now reached her target weight, although the vet wants to keep her on the diet. She's now just a slightly overweight 16lb cat. She just declares she's big boned and who's to tell her otherwise?!

Char nicely sent me a goodie box filled with my favourite crisps - Quavers! After eating them all the time with every sarnie possible going five months without their cheesiness made me crave them no end! Of all English things, it's Quavers I miss the most and these will keep me going - I'm rationing myself with them.

Date nights with the boy have been fun too, after burgers at Red Robin we went bowling [winning a game each] and played on the arcades on which I won us over 200 tokens and grabbed us a Detroit Tigers inflatable baseball. Perfect for annoying each other with.

Baking with me can be really hit and miss, often I bake way off the mark. While I often find the easiest things the hardest to bake, I've taken making bread like a duck to water. After the success of the naan bread I thought I'd try my hand at more normal breads, and what a success they were - although a little salty. I even tried baking some milk scones and even they turned out well - even better with a load of jam coating the top! I'm now saving all the glass jars I come across for making some jam.

All this and investigating into growing our eBay into selling compacts - which we already do with Transformer Toys. I think it's time I grow from being a collector but also into selling and get my name out in the field a little. Talking of compacts, I have a HUGE backlog of compact posts and really not sure about what to do with them all - SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!! Maybe it's time to create their own little web page although the idea of creating another blog from scratch scares me. This girl could do with your ideas about what to do with them!

 It's exciting times.

29 comments:

  1. Argh no! I somehow missed that you'd had a trip to the hospital with the other half but very glad to hear all is well now - hope it stays that way!

    Jem xXx

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    1. Me too, was rather scary getting waken up at 1.30AM with him demanding we went to ER!

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  2. Aw your cat is SO cute, and I totally agree with you on the Quaver front, they're my favourite crisps. Are there no US versions of it or are they just not half as nice?

    Good luck branching out into becoming a compact trader too, exciting times. I'd love to do something like that and it makes it so much easier that you know the subject so well!

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    1. Smokey is so little and cute she sleeps in the oddest of places though! Quavers are so good aren't they! I always love them inside a tuna sarnie!

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  3. Yikes -- glad everything is ok after the hospital visit!

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  4. Lovely post. Your cat is just the cutest and makes me want my own even more xx

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    1. Cats are just the cutest things aren't they?!

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  5. lovely post and i've just seen the little family picture at the bottom of your blog, it's lovely!

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    1. You can get car stickers like that for all your family members but they are really expensive!

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  6. awww smokey is so cute. :]
    Well done with all the baking...i'm hit or miss in the kitchen! xxx

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    1. Being so hit and miss really puts me off at times, like i'm wasting loads when i'm way out. Ah well they say practice makes perfect!

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  7. Amazing post, I love the photos and your cat is super cute :) I hope you will follow my blog :)

    leopardinleather.blogspot.com

    xx

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  8. Sorry to hear about hubby I must of missed that! Glad to hear he is ok. That is the sweetest pic of Smokey love it. xx

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    1. Yeah he's back to his normal self!

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  9. Good to hear that everything is now ok. Your cat is very cute and bless her being on a diet.

    Thank you for my lovely comment.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, Ed's been on a diet for two years so she's kind of use to it but she'd always love more food for sure!

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  10. Lovely post! Your bread looks really tasty, well done for giving it a go, the idea of baking bread terrifies me! Your cat is adorable, I have five cats and they are the best thing in the world.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Yeah bread can be one of the scariest things to bake i'm sure and a lot of it your just waiting for the yeast to do one thing or another. But the smell of it when its baking it just so good.

      I totally want more cats but the boy wants a dog and we have no more room currently!

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  11. Smokey is absolutely adorable, I love her colouring.
    I'm glad to hear things are getting back to normal for you now, though it must have been a worrying few days.

    Starting a new blog from scratch is a bit of a difficult one, I have thought about it before too, but the problem is loosing readership and of course maintaing not one but two blogs at the same time! I'm sure you will figure it out though and I will look forward to reading about your compacts xxx

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    1. Yeah Smokey is a Russian Blue so she has a gorgeous coat. I know what you mean about having to start from scratch and not having that history behind you. I might just have to keep everyone drowning in compact posts on here!

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    2. I thought she was, but I wasn't sure and didn't want to get it wrong! My cat Jasper is a Russian Blue too! :) xxx

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  12. Your cat is really really cute!

    Quavers are awesome, I would definitely be having withdrawal symstoms if I couldn't have them anymore!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. haha I love red robin- bottomless fries!!!

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  14. Yikes to the hospital visit, I'm really glad everything is okay!

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  15. Oh my goodness! I'd miss cadbury chocolate if I lived in the USA so I understand your pain with the whole Quavers thing :)

    @AyeishaRana
    x

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