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Hello my name is Donna. Thanks for visiting. I live in an Edwardian house in inner city Manchester, I love Baking, car booting, hunting around charity shops, and crafting.I work full time.I have two grown up children. And lots of spare time. This blog is my online diary where I can and do ramble on about my everyday life.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Tulip Mosaics

Tulip Mosaics 

I have just bought this with some birthday money. I had to have it with my love of tulips, thought it would look nice on the wall in the garden by the back door. Have a look  http://www.justmosaics.co.uk/mosaics-gallery.php   The lady is called Felicity's  she is very talented. And she is based in Bristol the city where I was born.I found her via http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2013/02/tulip-love.html when she posted about her and her face book pagehttps://www.facebook.com/justmosaics.co.uk

Friday, 8 February 2013

Birthday flowers and a Few of cakes

Birthday flowers and a Few of cakes

Tasha got me all these beautiful flowers. Jade made me this lovely cake she even managed to get polka dots inside.
My nephew sent me these lovely cup cakes.
And my friend got me this lovely Cath Kidston scarf.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Lovely Surprise

 A Lovely Surprise


I was surprised and pleased  to receive the highly coveted Liebster Award having been nominated by the lovely Emma  Kate at http://paintedstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

I had never heard of it before Emma Kate explains it much better than I could Here
Thank you very much  Emma  Kate for the nomination! Do pop over to her blog its a lovely blog and her make overs are amazing!

These are the rules:

  • List 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
  • Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
  • Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
  • Go to each of the blogger's pages to let them know about their nomination

I went to an Art to study drama.

I was once on coronation street as an extra walking down the street.

I only learnt to swim last year.

I am an only child.

I have unruly curly hair. Thank god for straighteners!

I am always buying cookery books.

I spend to much time reading blogs.

I have a massive shoe collection. I can't walk past a shoe shop without buying a pair.

I love cooking and spending time in the kitchen.

I can't work the TV or sky controls and it drives me mad. As soon as I get to grips with them he gets a new system so I have to learn it all again.

I have just taught myself to crochet.


1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I belonged to the Shabby chic forum and we all started a blog.I didn't blog and have just started to use it again.

2. Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Andy Garcia. 

3. What are you scared of?

4. Where would you like a holiday home?
Any Greek Island.

5. Tell me a burning ambition?
I would love to have a double fronted house.

6. What is your home decor style?
My own. Its a bit of everything.

7. Who is your favourite clothing designer?
I don't have one. I love Monsoon clothes but only if I find a bargain in the charity shop.

8. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Defiantly a cat person.
9. What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
Stay on at school and get some A levels.

10. Whose was the first blog you followed? (Not necessarily in an official followy way)


11. What do you look for and enjoy most of all in other peoples blogs?
I love all the photos because I am nosy. I also love all the makeovers.

  1.  http://tammychrzan.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://howsoonisnow-tcg.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. http://cjmai.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  4.  http://pennywiseinnewcastle-world.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://oldmagnoliatree.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  6. http://crosson5.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  7.  http://angalmond.blogspot.co.uk/
  8. http://frenchhensnest.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  9. http://www.vintagestyleathome.com/ 

My 11 questions for my nominees are as follows:
1.Whats your favorite month of the year and why?
2.Whats your biggest indulgence?
3.What made you start blogging and what keeps you blogging?
4.Whats your favorite book /film?
5. If you were invisible for a day what would you do?
6.Whats your perfect holiday destination?
7. What makes you laugh and why?
8. If you had the chance to learn a new skill what would it be?
9.Whats your favorite flower and why?
10. Have you got a favorite drink? 
11. Have you got a favorite fabric designer?


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

It's my Birthday

It's my Birthday so

To Me

Heres a Sneaky peak at the Birthday cake my eldest daughter has made me


Monday, 4 February 2013

Pay it forward 2013

Pay it forward 2013

A few weeks ago I blogged about this.
and the lovely Tammy at http://tammychrzan.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2013-01-07T05:41:00-06:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false
Said she would like o take part.
Well look what arrived in the post on Saturday.
Tammy blogged about the peas and carrots a while back. And I secretly hoped she would send some. Don't  they look  great! And look at the sweethearts.

 I love it all Thank you Tammy. xx

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