Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Blow Away the Cobwebs

Things have been a little busy around here. Busy doing not a lot it seems. 
Today we had a lazy morning and a brisk walk up to Old John. It was such a clear and bright morning, but the view over the city was so foggy. Mr Bee wasn't too impressed with the wind at the top even though he was so tightly wrapped up warm! It did put him off his picnic. 
After an afternoon shopping, we prepared a mexican feast, with home made salsa. Yum! 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Hotel Maiyango

 Last weekend, Dan and I celebrated our fourth anniversary together. As a special treat, Dan booked us a night at a local boutique hotel and a table for the evening. We had been looking forward to our trip for months.
With Mr Bee happy at home with his Nana, we arrived at the hotel around 4 o clock. We were warmly greeted and shown to our room. There had been some mix-up concerning our table booking, in which we were advised we would be receiving room service as an alternative. Luckily for us, there was a reservation and they prepared one of their romantic booths for our evening meal.
Everything was absolutely perfect, from the service of the staff to the tiny details in the room. The specially made furniture was beautiful and the Cowshed toiletries in the bathroom were a big hit! We were made to feel very special indeed!
We spent a while in the book shop (like old times) before checking out the cinema times and booking tickets for Breaking Dawn (pt 2). We returned and freshened up and killed some time taking goofy photos in the mirror!

We had our first evening in the Cinema De Lux Directors Hall where we enjoyed wine and nibbles brought to our seats in the cinema. Then we headed back to the restaurant for our reservation.
In our favourite cocktail haunt, we tried new drinks and feasted on possibly the nicest meal we have ever eaten. Compliments to the chef indeed! Then we retired to our room to enjoy the deep fill bath and rain shower before settling in to the HUGE bed.

 It was a crisp morning looking out on to Leicester's High Street, blissfully quiet (unlike kick out time at 3am...). We headed up to the gallery for a wonderful breakfast selection. The fresh croissants were just fantastic! Before heading home, we did a little more Christmas shopping for our little bee.

Thankfully, Mr Bee had been a little star for his Nana, only asking for us once the whole time we were away. I guess he didn't really notice we were gone!

What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary, it is going to be hard to top that next year!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

Leicester City Centre always have a beautiful Christmas lights. For the third year running, we have kept Mr Bee up late for the evening so we can show him the pretty lights. The highlight has to be Town Hall Square, where large displays are created for the children. I think this years Noddy and Paddington Bear have to be one of the nicest displays I have seen (and I have been every year too!). Not to mention the beautiful Nativity scene which is always so lovely. As you can see, Mr Bee was pretty fascinated by the pretty lights.

 Yesterday, Becka and I had a Christmassy craft day. Whilst Becka made these beautiful Christmas cards, I worked on a present for a friend all day! Followed by a warming winter dinner around a full table of friends and family.
The Christmas spirit has well and truly landed!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Winter Wardrobe Wishlist

Wax Jacket
Welly Socks
Flannel PJs
Wooly Jumper
Tweed Shorts

Bring it on winter!

Sunday, 18 November 2012


It was an absolutely beautiful, frosty morning. Crisp and chilly.
We wrapped up warm and headed out on a wintery morning walk through the fields. The frost made everything look so beautiful, especially the fallen leaves. A reminder of our first date, four years to the day. Although, it was a lot less windy and there was no sea in sight!
An afternoon of playdough and car fixing before the ritual Sunday Roast for dinner.

After the bee is asleep, a trip down to the pub for a little tipple and no doubt plan our exciting date on Friday!


Happy four years together Mouse!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday Stroll

Every visit is entirely different from the last, yet we never manage to get lost in our favourite walking spot.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

{This Week}

A stubborn boy.
Lots of work at the desk.
Dressing like a Lady.
Handmaking candles with the bee.
Hamper Prep.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

At request of the small, buzzy one, we took a walk through our favourite woods. Autumn never fails to astound me with its beauty.
As we walked, we collected fallen leaves. Big ones, little ones, brown ones, yellow ones.
We sang, we jumped, we got muddy, we laughed.
He has the best ideas.

We came home to make collages with our leaves, checking the species in our Tree book. Glitter added that finishing touch.

I hope to hang them on his wall whilst he sleeps, he will love the surprise when he wakes in the morning.
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