Saturday, 6 November 2010

Fireworks in Barking Park

I've lived in Barking for 10 years now and I'm embarrassed to say I have never been to the fireworks display, until tonight. And it has left me wondering why I've never gone before. It was a great night out. My three nephews loved it and I 'oohed' and 'aahed' with the best of them! Police presence was high which was both reassuring and worrying but I saw no incidents that needed them.  It was a very well run operation and the fireworks were awesome. And the boys verdict: Ted 60 out of 10, Marley 9½ out of 10 (so that he has room if he every goes to a better one, although this tops his list now) and Shay simply said 'I know, let's talk about our favourite bits...'

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Sweet Temptation

I have been coveting these for some time now and until last month, had successfully resisted all temptation to buy. As you can see from below, my will power finally ran out! Something about the Trollbeads appealed to me. I looked at Pandora too but they just felt a bit too mass produced. They didn't appeal so much. Perhaps it is partly to do with Trollbeads being a Danish company - a little connection to my family roots?

I can see that this is a collection that will grow and grow, and at a minimum of £25 a bead, I'm going to be dropping lots of hints around birthday and Christmas time (I usually don't have a response to the question 'What would you like for....?). So here it is: my embryo collection - long may it grow!
Foreground right to left: Troll Tree lock, Milan, Grey Wolf, Florence

Right to left: Milan, Grey Wolf, Florence, OOAK, Mocha, Blue Bud Flower

Centre to left: Blue Desert, White Bubbles, OOAK, Blue Fizz