Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Oooooh check my new outfit out.........

Hello there how are you? I am well and I had a lovely weekend break in London, we came back one hour before the bad snow hit us last Monday and then decided to take even more of a break, a whole week in fact but you know what? I really needed it, so I do apologise if you stopped by and there was nothing new.
So as you can notice I have been shopping for a new outfit for my blog/website and You tube Channel, Michelle and Heather have been very busy creating my new look and it will soon be ready, please bear with us while the last bits are being installed and finalised.
I will share a few pictures of our weekend away
Here's the most precious being in my world.
This weekend was just FOR HIM, everything we did was with him in mind and aunty Mimi made sure she spoilt him rotten.
We played lots just the two of us for as long as he wanted giving mum and dad a much needed break. We had fun at bath time, I read him stories at bed time and kissed and cuddled him to last me till next year, trouble is I was missing his cuddles 2 minutes after we left.
Saturday the boys watched the rugby and we (me,sis and Luca) took the little guy to a play house so that he could run around and spend some energy . We then killed a few hours while Luca slept shopping in Brent Cross, we all needed winter coats and none of us found any. We did found a warm hat though, look at this cutie hee hee

Sunday was spent visiting the Science Museum, what a fabulous place suitable for all ages and how lucky we are in this country that almost all the Museums in London have free entry? We donated generously as we think is important to continue and keep them free for as long as we can.
From top left Luca trying his hard at operating one of the displays, our favourite dispaly at the Museum, eating spaghetti like he is a true Italian LOL, he puts me to shame I tell you look at that fork with perfectly twisted strands. Checking the liquid density in those cylinders,  his favourite thing of the day flying with the Red Arrows, and pushing really hard, look at those little chubby hands LOL>
 We all had a fabulous time. By the time we finished it was getting dark and we headed for the Winter Wonderland  in Hyde Park.
Well it was just amazing, and I have to say it really put me in a festive mood.
Gorgeous food markets (the hungarian goulash was delish) and tons of rides and fun things to sample. We went on every ride we fancied LOL>
From top left, Yummy charcuterie,  Luca and Mimi riding together, being fireman Sam for 5 min., bottom left going down fast with daddy, Luca flying an aeroplane all by himself, a few colourful stalls and we found Santa but he wasn't the real one.
You see we saw him the next morning at Selfridges where we took the Santa Express all the way to the North Poll after walking through a frosty enchanted forest. The train ride was magical and exciting and one little boy was besides himself at this point, his own words were * Mummy I am such a lucky boy!* aww heart melting drip, drip, drip stuff, I love this little boy so much.
On the arrival to the North Poll we were greeted by our own personal elf (her name was Stardust) and she escorted us to a gorgeous looking log cabin where we met SANTA, the real one of course and we know it was real because he spoke LOL> He didn't get much of chance to speak though as Luca had far to many things on his wish list that he had to ask him for, honestly this little boy never shuts up, always asks you something or has something to say, my sister says he is just like me (not sure what she wants to say with that * whistles innocently*).
We said our goodbyes in the end but not before the obligatory photograph, and headed out into the freezing Oxford Street to hunt for winter coats.
And just like that before we knew it the time to said goodbye and our break came to an end. We took home  tons of photos, videos and lovely memories.
Phew!! hmm this ended up a bit detailed but I do like to look back on my blog and relive those moments.
Shall I show you something crafty?
It was my lovely's birthday yesterday and I did manage to make him a card on Sunday after my monthly class.

I love the Beware Pirates stamp set and this was the first time I have used since my purchase in October.
I started with a Basic Black card blank. Black stripy ribbon was adhered to it then on top a strip of Marina Mist card stock which I have crimped and brayered with Wild Wasabi ink.
The main panel started life as a layer of Very Vanilla on which the ship from the set was stamped in black ink. I have made a mask then brayered Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi ink all over. The spritzer tool was used to add some extra visual distressing then the whole piece was scrunched up and torn an curled before being adhered to the card blank. He looked this card up and was quite fascinated by it.
Me: Do you like it?
Him: Yeah is really good, I am still looking at it, is the best card I have seen you do in a long while.
Me: Run... fast !!
 Till next time ..hugs
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  1. Tiz a great card I agree, what a fabulous weekend you had Monica, we have such fab sights down here in London, and do you know what at 40 I have not seen half of them how tragic is that, i must remedy that one for sure!

    your little man is gorgeous itself bless him!

  2. Oh and yes am loving your new wardribem I feel I must invest in a new one myself!

  3. Oh Monica - thank you so much for sharing all your photo's , it looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Love the new-look blog - very stylish. - Jacqueline xx.

  4. Hi MONICA
    hAPPY YOU HAD A FAB WEEKEND lUCA IS GORGEOUS...SOOO Handsome...love your new blog Background...Hugs Sylvie
    Its gorgeous here in Gib today 21degs sooo warm

  5. Love the new look! and of course the Beware Pirates card. London Hyde Park is such a magical place, especially for children at Christmas. We're hoping to head up there for a bit of Chrissie shopping and possibly a trip to see Wicked. Fingers cross, they behave until then.

  6. Your blog looks GREAT! I love it! Great post too:)

  7. Very very nice Blog design.
    lots of warm wishes

  8. loving the new look - most stylish! and i cant believe how grown up little Luca's looking - he's going to break hearts!

  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look Monica. The girls have done a great job with their creative juices. Glad you had a ball with Luca, I'm sure he is talking about it as much as you...OH and the card was pretty spesh too.

  10. Monica. Love your new look blog.

    Lovely Luca ... And he has the same hat as my Ben! Sweet. You are so thoughtful letting his Mum and Dad have a break. X


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