Christmas Presents Past

Whilst think of gift ideas for Burton this Christmas, it got me thinking back to my childhood and the presents I received. The funny thing is with the exception of a few toys, I cant really remember many i received over the years. I do recall that despite asking for Barbie, I had a couple of Sindy dolls and a Sindy doll horse and clothes and maybe a car. I remember getting a Tiny Tears doll with a bath and changing equipment, a Simon Says


a doll which you put disks in and who would then sing to me, a rubik cube


homemade knitted jumpers and chocolate selection boxes.

I do remember the presents my brother was given possibly because his seemed more exciting than mine! My brother, Nick, is two and a half years younger than me and he was always into the latest must have toy that was brought out for Christmas each year, and he usually ended up getting it aswell! From a very young age he was into Star Wars (well more like obsessed by it) and he had the figures, a Millennium Falcon and some other battle machines. I remember him having a Scalectrix set, Speak and Spell,


a Big Trak,


Transformers, Lego, a remote controlled car, a garage

The Gallery – Celebration

This weeks theme over at the rather marvellous Sticky Fingers for The Gallery is CELEBRATIONS!

Everyone loves a good celebration from birthdays to weddings, to winning awards to passing exams to well any excuse to have a get together with people and celebrate!

With Christmas looming I enjoy a chocolate celebration don’t you??

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My favourite is the malteaser one, what’s yours??

This weeks The Gallery brought to you by me in association with Cadburys Celebration chocolates yum yum!!

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5 years on

I was sat in the bath last Tuesday night shaving my legs, like you do!,when I remembered that the OH and I had forgotten our 5 year anniversary of being a couple. The date we first got together (the night after I dumped my ex! Ooops) was November 8th, 2005.
So upon realising this fact I shouted to my OH to pop to the bathroom as I had something to tell him. “it had better be important” he replied “as I am in the middle of doing something here” (he was in his office/xbox room). Charming, I thought. Anyway, when he reached the bathroom I told him we had forgotten and said “happy anniversary” and he laughed and asked how long had it been to which I replied “five years” and he said “that long?!”. Then he left, so i asked where my kiss was and he laughed! Well, how romantic was that! I seem to recall that on our first anniversary I was given a necklace and was taken out for a meal! How times have changed!
Anyway, it got me thinking about the last five years we have been together and I thought i would show this through photos taken from each year, to show how much we have changed from when we first got together to now!
January 2006 ( been together for 2 months)


Christmas 2006 ( been together 13 months)

Boxing Day 2007 (been together for 25 months)


Summer 2008 (been together for almost 3 years)

November 2009 (4 years)

Now 2010 (don’t have any of the two of us taken together recently!)

So all in all I feel 5 years was something to celebrate afterall, as quite a lot has happened during that time 🙂
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