Monday, 7 September 2015

I think it's time...

...for me to say goodbye. I'm sure you won't be that surprised really, it's been weeks since any content has been posted on here, and inspiration has been sincerely lacking, on my part anyway. For me, this particular blog had its time but now it's gone. Again, I say this from me, as there are two other people who own this blog and perhaps they will continue to post on here? I would certainly follow along if that were the case. 

But I am done. 

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, adieu. I will take nothing but fond memories and leave 7 years of internet footprints. 7 years is a pretty good show really!

If you would like to keep up with what's going on with me I do have another blog now which you can find here.

I'll maybe see you over there. But if not, it's been nice knowing you. Over to you Fizz and Tizz...  

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Breaking News

Miss Tizz is coming home very soon! I am very very excited. Let's have an extra very just because.

There are no firm plans in place but I am personally hoping for lots of eating, drinking, catching up, film/crap tv/Buffy watching (oh Netflix, what have you done!) and general happy times to be shared.

And even more breaking news is that Dizz and Fizz and Tizz are all going out together! We are heading to the Bowes Museum to see the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. Ooooh fancy! It's a rare thing these days for all the bloggers to be around at the same time. I'll be blogging about the exhibition over on my other blog but maybe one of the others might add a few words to this fair blog...? Everybody send encouragement about this and then they will be forced into it!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


We went, we saw, we did. It was totally fab and it's really opened my eyes to what this island I call home has to offer. We've already decided that every other year our holiday will now include exploring even more so if we're still blogging then, stay tuned for more road trip adventures. But for now, settle back and enjoy the journey.

Side note: this is the super quick version as I'll be blogging in more detail on my other blog. Which you can read here: 3 Things

Stratford Upon Avon: home of the Bard and all things Shakespeare. The very first ice cream of the holiday was consumed here (yum). Delightful little town with weeping willow trees and bunting lining the river, oh so charming. It started to lash down so we popped into the RSC and ended up on a behind the scenes tour (so good!) We started the following day at Anne Hathaway's cottage which was just so utterly charming I can't even...

Moreton-in-Marsh: (said in deep Gloucestershire, alright me lover type accent) When we realised we were so close we just had to call in here as one of my best uni friends grew up there. So of course we pulled up at the road sign and took a cheesy photo to send to her. But we also had a most delightful (warning: this word may be repeated many times throughout this post) lunch at an arboretum on this very bench.
Bath: stayed in a hotel in a village called Lower Limpley Stoke, which was either reached by the death road where we were narrowly wiped out by a white van (thanks sat nav) or by a much safer route simply by turning right (yay logic). Whilst in the delightful (told you!) Bath we visited the Roman Baths, the Abbey (where a crazy woman screamed the place down and lots of terribly British people tutted), ate takeout pizza in the park at the Royal Crescent, and may have consumed yet another ice cream or two.

Glastonbury/Street: We climbed the Tor. Ate another ice cream (ahem). Wandered the Chalice Gardens, trying to avoid the hippy woman who seemed to be doing some strange smell-o-rama ritual over the Chalice Well, drove to our simply lovely (trying to avoid use of delightful, oops) hotel in the town where Clarks shoes were made - who knew?!


Cornwall-bound (St Austell - The Lizard): The camping commenced! Meet Green, our tent (we called him that cos he's erm, green).

We ate the hugest fish and chips in Mevagissey:

Visited the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in one day, where my FitBit told me we did 20,000 steps and we were really rather tired.

I'll be talking about Cornwall more on the other blogs, but The Lizard gave us many delights including the most beautiful village of Coverack where the sea was turquoise, the cream teas were yummy, and the ice creams were actually made:

Wiltshire: Enter the luxury hotel. The most luxurious of all with only 3 rooms and a stonkingly good breakfast table.

Our sole purpose was to go to Longleat here. Which we did. And while we were there we went on a safari! The actual road is probably only about a mile but it took us 2 hours to drive it we were so excited to see the animals roaming around! Definitely very cool.

Oh and we found our way to the middle of the maze without getting lost, yay!

Salisbury: A flying visit to Stonehenge, and then onwards to Old Sarum cos we joined the English Heritage and so we can go loads of places for free now. Stonehenge was brilliant. I didn't have high expectations but it was really interesting and you can get a lot closer than you realise to the very very old and big stones.

The Making of Harry Potter: And last but not least we went to the studio tour. OH MY GOD. I'm unwilling to talk about this too much as if you plan to go I wouldn't want to ruin any of the surprises, as they are jaw droppingly and often gasp out loud surprises. Absolutely a 5 star attraction, and even Wavey who knows a big fat zero about Potter world absolutely loved this. If you are wondering about whether to go and if it's worth the money, your answer is yes. A very large YES. So good. Sooooo good. Beyond good. Just go. Seriously.

So there you have it. A whistle stop tour of South West England. Blummin' great it was. We're thinking Scotland for the next one, oooohhhh...

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Trippy times!

It's trippy time central here! Tizz is on a jolly-holiday as I type and Wavey and I set off on our big road trip adventure round the fair British Isles in a couple of days.

I'll be blogging about the trips when I get back on my other blog which you can find here.

I hope you're enjoying this dual blogging. I've taken to sitting down and doing a post for here and a post for there on the same day. Not for any sort of regularity (say what?) but just cos once I'm in Blogger it makes sense! I'm trying to keep the content different too but sometimes (like this one) it's going to be a bit similar as there's only one me who is doing the same thing as the other me over there, if you see what I mean. Confused much?

We're camping for part of our trip so send good weather vibes our way. I would really love one holiday to not feature the bright green waterproof jacket...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


The last time we visited #yearofcraft it was to gain the grade 'F' for fail, total and utter fail but then that would have needed the grade 'TUF'. By we, I should hasten to add, I mean me. Fizz would win awards for all the crafting she does, she is a master (mistress?) crafter and is always making something. As would Tizz, who makes the most beeee-yoooo-tiful dresses that I think she should share on the blog. Don't you all agree...? Me though? The only things I generally make are cups of tea and dinner. Until last night. 

Have you ever bought anything that you just know you're going to wear to death? I like to think I'm not alone in this, but I freely admit that I am hard on my shoes/clothes/things and am prone to them breaking/wearing thin/needing to go in the bin on a more frequent basis than others. So this thing I loved before was a headband. But not one of those dodgy Alice band things as everyone knows they crucify the bones near your ears and give you a headache. This headband was essentially a long thin fabric covered thing that had wire inside so could be bent to all sorts of shapes and sizes to accommodate my giant hair/head. Man, I loved that thing. I wore it constantly. Up do, down do, all over the do. Until the day arrived when of course, it broke. Insert tearful emoji here. 

I tried to buy another one but by then the shops had decided they weren't going to stock that type of headband anymore and instead you had to buy elasticated things that just don't stay on my giant head. Ah-ha thinks I. I'll bet Fizz can help me make one of those. Several months later and we finally got round to it. 

Of course she could make one. Of course she had all the equipment, wire and funky cutting tool included. It was so easy we made 2! I can't claim entire responsibility as Fizz had to help along the way, but I did most of the sewing and the safety pin/wooden spoon poking (technical term). I am proper chuffed with the results and am wearing the blue one today as is evidenced in the hilarious face pulling photo below:

Friends, let me tell you. If you are of the large hair/messiness that I have going on these headbands are brilliant for creating fun hair days. And the wire inside means you can get super creative. So good! Oh go on, here's another photo then. 

They might not look like much, but these beauties will be worn until they inevitably break. But luckily I know just where I can go to make a new one. Long live the wire headbands!

Monday, 22 June 2015

On being social

For the past three weekends Wavey and I have had some sort of social outing to attend. Sometimes even two nights out of the three in the weekend! And we have another social outing this weekend which makes 4. Out every single weekend in one month! And then we go on holiday for two weeks so will be here, there, and everywhere. Granny's going to need to lie down soon...

Friday, 19 June 2015


Did you know that we've written 901 posts on this here blog. 901! That is unbelievable! Just another 99 to go and we can have the Happy 1000 posts party! 

Bloggy land has changed massively since we started this way back in 2007. It's a strange world now that seems to move from the teeny tiny blogs like ours that get a few page views from some loyal readers (thank you all for sticking with us for all these years!) to people who make a daily living from being bloggers, with thousands of page views, and who appear to live a life of constant travel, product launches, and wearing huge amounts of make-up. Bonkers. 

I try not to think about the future too much, of bloggy land and You Tube and the like, cos sometimes it scares me a bit. I can't see where it can go from here. These people with millions of subscribers and followers - I mean, what?! It's barmy, scary, and fascinating all at the same time. One of the most rapid things I have ever seen was when David Beckham joined Instagram. It was his 40th birthday and he posted 6 photos and in one day he went from zero to something crazy like 6 million followers. How do you even comprehend? Staggering. 

I hope we will make it to 1000 posts, but I do sometimes wonder. The urge to blog is not always there and I know I go through phases with it. But that's ok I think. We're not here to make money, or for the numbers, or for whatever it is those people need to strive for to make it their income, but we are here to share the fun times and the fun things. Cheers to that!