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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Week 113 - What has made me happy

It has been a better week. My scans went well and they couldn't find any anomalies so that it good. I am now just waiting for an endoscopy in January and hopefully that will get to the bottom of the problem. I have started feeling really festive this week. We got our tree and have decorated it. It also snowed this week, which wasn't really forecast, but was a welcome treat and meant that we could go sledging!

Here is what has made me happy this week...
  • Amazing sunrises. The sky has been such fabulous colours recently.
  • Hot chocolate with amaretto. The perfect pick-me-up when it's cold outside.
SunriseHot chocolate with amaretto

Sunday, 14 December 2014

14.12.14 Silent Sunday


sheep in snow



Saturday, 13 December 2014

I want to become a #markwarnermum (Let it go parody)

Mark Warner are looking for their family ambassadors for 2015 and this is our entry. I thought I would do something different and so my blog post is in the form of a song! I have re-written the words to 'Let it Go' from Frozen, to fit in with our application to be a #markwarnermum.

We're a family of four, my husband and I and our two children, who are three and five. We live in the Yorkshire Dales where I manage a bed and breakfast. As a family we like to get out and about and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoy challenging ourselves and trying new things, from riding a bike to doing a bungee jump. Our preference is for a sun holiday. As you'll see from the video, we have already had some snow this year. We haven't been away on holiday as a family to a resort and I think it would be a wonderful retreat from looking after our guests and their needs.

Without further ado, here is my video (please excuse the bum notes, I wish I'd chosen an easier track!):



Friday, 12 December 2014

Country Baskets Festive Face Off 2014

I was challenged by Country Baskets to come up with an craft creation from a selection of craft materials they sent me. Below is a picture of the materials I received. I started off making a Christmas mobile, but it didn't look quite right.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race Track Set Review

We received a Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race Track Set to review. We have reviewed Hot Wheels products before, you can read them here, here and here. This set was different because it doesn't take up much floor space. It attaches to the wall instead. I got to work putting the track together. In total this took around 45 minutes, including putting the stickers on and assembling the track. It probably would have been quicker had I realised that the track was all labelled underneath. I only realised about five minutes before the end!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Week 112 - What has made me happy.

I am feeling a little better. I think the doctor has got the medication right now and I no longer look like I am six months pregnant and massively bloated. Which is good. My blood tests have shown that my ovaries aren't working properly, so I am booked in for an ultrasound on Thursday as they suspect there may be a cyst there. It would certainly explain a lot of the symptoms I have been having recently. We've been busy in the B&B which has been nice and it has generally been quite hectic over the past week with bookings coming in for next year. We're also trying to organise a New Year's Eve party at home because it will be nice to be here for a change and to spend it with our friends. 

Here is what has made me happy this week...

Advent calendarCat in a drawer

Sunday, 7 December 2014

07.12.14 Silent Sunday


Frosty leaf


Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas decorations and when to put the tree up.

We've been getting rather festive in our B&B over the past week. In the run up to Christmas we have three Dickensian festivals in the village, the whole place transforms and has a magical feel in the air. Last weekend I dressed as a giant gingerbread man and stood outside the local school trying to entice people in for tea, coffee and mince pies. I'm not entirely sure what the link between the gingerbread man was and I felt that we should be offering gingerbread men inside! I enjoyed it though, possibly a bit more than I should have. No-one else volunteered though and that has kind of backfired on me, because I will now be there again next week!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

November 2014 - Month in a Minute

Here is my video from November. We've had a fairly quiet month because I haven't been too well. I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer, but it hasn't got any better with medication yet. Luckily December seems to be a better month so far!

However, we've still had fun and have made the most of our time together this month. There has been lots of time spent outdoors, decorated the B&B and visited Santa twice!

To find out about Month in a Minute and what it is, click here.


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Week 111 - What has made me happy

Once again I am apologising for not having posted any what has made me happy for a while. I have been quite poorly for the last three weeks with a stomach ulcer. It has been frustrating because I thought I would get more done on the house whilst we weren't busy, but it hasn't ended up working like that and I have barely got anything done. We are now back into a busy period with the B&B, with three Dickensian festivals in the run up to Christmas. I have really enjoyed getting the B&B decorated (and have included a Christmas haul vlog at the bottom of this post) and making everything festive  for our guests. It has also been nice getting back into the swing of making breakfasts for people and welcoming them into our home.

Here is what has made me happy of the past couple of weeks...

Betty's cakesBlackpool seafront
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