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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Turning 40

Well it's been a while! A lot has happened since my last post way back in April! How bad is that!
Well, I am now the big 40! we had a lovely day, Will, me, Fin and Gabs went away for a couple of days, nowhere far just to York and did lots of touristy things in the rain! We then had a little gathering at the farm with some family and friends, again in the rain! Will did a great Barbecue in the rain and I tell you the rain did not stop all the food being eaten!

This was the only pic I got before it rained! it all looked lovely but soon got demolished.
The rain didn't stop us having a fun time in York though, we walked along the walls, went on the river and looked in the lovely shops a little.

When did Fin and Gabs get so big!!! Fin starts secondary school this year, he is looking forward to it now that he has had his induction day and Gabs goes into year4! it does not seen five minutes since she went into the juniors. Fin has also been on his final Year 6 trip and went to London for a week, he had a fantastic time and was totally jam packed with all sorts including going on the London eye, Madame Tussauds, went to see The Lion King, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and a trip to drayton Manor theme park! Exhausting just listing it all, he slept for 15 hours when he came home!

 A rare pic of us all, I don't think I have ever put one of me on here!

On the work front I have been very busy with Weddings, doing Crafts Beautiful commissions and some exciting news, a colouring book with my illustrations but more about that when it is out.

I have been doing lots of personilsed pictures, the above is one of my most popular designs, I love to doodle!
I will try and blog more often, have lots to show you all when I get myself together and get the pics in order.
Have a great week everyone, until next time.


  1. Lovely pictures ,looks like you had a lovely time here in york,its such a lovely place even in the rain xx

  2. Happy birthday, hope you had a fantastic time apart from all this yukky weather. I know what you mean by them growing quickly, my eldest started secondary last Sept and has settled in well and now little one starts school :-( Love your toadstool doodle - really lovely x

  3. Happy birthday, hope you had a fab time despite the weather. I know what you mean re the kids growing quickly, my eldest started secondary last year and my youngest is starting school this year :-( Fab doodle, love it :-)

  4. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had fun despite the rain. Love the toadstool doodle, it looks great!
    I'm understanding the whole kids growing up quickly thing now, O seems so big, almost a toddler and not a little baby anymore! :) x

  5. Happy belated Birthday, Andrea! I'm glad you've had lots of good times to celebrate it, and lots of lovely work commissions to keep you busy too. Your toadstool picture is lovely and I look forward to seeing the colouring book!
    Have a happy week.
    Helen x