Friday, 31 August 2012

My Favourite Summer TV Programs (Friday Five 31/8/12)

Here's a list of 5 of my favourite summer TV programs this year.

1. Hart of Dixie - the first season of this series shown on the Really Channel in the UK. It stars Rachel Bilston as a New York doctor moving to be a GP in a small village in BlueBell, Alabama.  I love the mixed up relationships between the 5 main characters and can't wait to see why the 2 leading ladies end up in wedding dresses in the Season 1 Finale.  So pleased this has been picked up for a second season.

2. Royal Pains - loving this one since I found the first series episodes starring Andrew McCarthy. It's on Universal Channel in the UK and features a Doctor who visits the rich and famous people in the Hamptons.

3. Fairly Legal - found this one during the trailers for Royal Pains what caught my eye was that the main character categorised her nearest and dearest as characters from the Wizard of Oz. What kept me watching was awesome storylines showing the main character trying to negotiate delicate situations. Great Sunday night telly.

4. The Finder - this is a new Series that I've just started watching. It's about a guy who loves "finding things" and he never gives up even during a hurricane.

5. Sea Patrol - I fell in love with Conrad Coleby when he was on Home and Away and knew he moved onto Sea Patrol. When I found the first episode of season 3 on Universal channel I found myself instantly hooked. Knowing that Conrad didn't appear until series 4 the episode when ET is killed and watching the rest of the cast especially Nav deal with this every day got me instantly hooked. Also as a huge Neighbours fan seeing Jay Ryan and Kristian Schmidt in the episodes really helped. I'm now starting season 5 gutted to know its the last season as it ended last year in Australia and looking forward to catching Season 1 and 2 soon.
What has been your favourite shows this year? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

My Week in Instagrams

1. A trip to the Wetlands, Newport  2. Painting my nails  3. Weekly shop arrives  4. Late night CSI  
5. A trip to St Fagans  6. A day spent baking  7. A evening out

Friday, 24 August 2012

Creative week

With the kids home there's not much time to be creative but this week I've managed to find quite a few quiet minutes to do a couple of projects.

First up is some ATC's I made at the beginning of the week.  There was no real plan behind them just went with the flow. The left one has a  washi tape background and 2 stamped butterflies and the right one

Next up is a layout using some ribbon and thread from the first Crafty Creatives box.  It's really simple at the moment, need to go back through my paperwork to find out when Seren's first Ballet exam happened as I really can't remember, must be about 4 years ago!

Finally, yesterday i agreed to bake with the kids, and 3 kids mean 3 different requests.  Therefore the order of the day was: make biscuit dough and leave to rest in the fridge for at least an hour, make small cakes and leave to cool!  Once cooled, Jon used half to make cake pops, and then Seren iced her biscuits and Tom iced his cakes. A long but rewarding day in the kitchen. Here's the finished cakes before they were eaten!

Have you managed to be creative this week?

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Baby layouts

Since my third child was born I've had little time to scrap. All the layouts I've been making have been current events about them as they are now. I realised in May while doing Shimelle's Cover to Cover course that Tom doesn't have any baby layouts of him. So one morning last month I rectified this and got 2 layouts made in about 2 hours!  Here they are Tom's baby layouts.

Friday, 17 August 2012

REVIEW: Legally Blonde

OMIGOD you guys! It can be difficult to get excited about going out on a week night when you’re tired after a long day at work/looking after the kids/*fill with your own hard day!

But from the moment I walked into the Wales Millennium Centre and settled down to watch the musical version of Legally Blonde, I instantly felt myself relax and forget about my stressful day.

From the opening number, you are mesmerized and completely captivated by the non-stop singing and dancing in the show. It really felt like each scene blended into another and each act went by far too quickly.

The songs seamlessly blend together, moving the story of Elle Woods’ transformation from Sorority girl to legal student.

It’s hard to pick out any members of the cast as they all excelled, especially in some scenes where the background actors are completely upstaging the main characters.

I must mention Iwan Lewis, from Llandeilo, West Wales, who was outstanding as Emmett Forrest, performing in his first national tour; as well as Faye Brookes, who played Elle Woods with loads of enthusiasm.

Although the set was quite minimalist, it worked really well with the show, as the story was able to blend from one scene to another without the actors having to leave the stage.

DISCLAIMER: While I am not paid for the review I do get the product/tickets for free

Thursday, 16 August 2012

A catch up and a new idea

Box 1
I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted on the blog. The end of June and the beginning of July was hectic in one of my jobs and a lot of my spare time was taken up with that, then the school holidays started and we went to Tenby for a weeks holiday. We've been back for just over a week and things are just beginning to settle down into the holiday routine.
Box 2

The new idea is called crafty creatives it's kinda like a scrapboking monthly kit club but you get items from lots of different types of crafting. Here are pix of the first 2 boxes and as you can see there are lots of different things, from material and patterned paper to beads and pendants. I can't wait it to get going and incorporate all these items into my scrapbooking and other crafts.
Have you signed to crafty creatives as well? What have you made with your box?