The sun was shining today as I took a wander through Writtle Woods in Hylands Park. I spotted a number of bluebells growing amongst the trees, it was a lovely sight to see.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
I picked up a PEZ dispenser in Primark whilst shopping with my mother yesterday. I haven't had one of these since I went on holiday to Florida when I was 13. I won't tell you how long ago that was, suffice it to say it wasn't in the last ten years.
Tasting the little sweets again and filling the dispenser bought back memories...my first dispenser was a Native American one with a green base and I loved it.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
We went back to the Maldon Mud Race this year. It was a lovely day and the sun shone on us all. This meant the competitors could run through the river as they have traditionally done, unlike last year where the water was too high so they had to run alongside.
They even had their own branded cupcakes this year being sold by the Broomfield Neonatal unit.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
We have been having a few spring themed activities in the office over the last week with May Day Bank Holiday approaching. One of these activities was to decorate our team board and some of the teams have branched out into the windows. A member of our team got really creative and made these flowers from balloons and I absolutely LOVE them! The detail on the sunflower is great.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Last night I came home and there was a packet that had been posted through the door telling us we could get a sample of Crunchy Nut Granola if we left it outside. I'm not one to pass up a freebie as you well know so I did as the paper bid. We now have a sample sachet of granola. It says there are two portions but as I tend to use it to top yoghurt it should last a little while.
I love this advert too...apparently as I was telling my other half about the granola coming through the door my impression was pretty poor.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Starbucks have long ago encouraged customers to bring their own drinks cups in by offering a small discount. The only thing is their offerings are quite pricey...until now that is. They have got a stash of these plastic cups for the affordable price of £1 each. It won't last forever but it is definitely a great idea and is recyclable in most places when you have finished with it.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
National Trust were offering free admission to a number of their properties today so I decided to visit a couple in the local area as I was visiting family. First on the list was Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Isaac Newton.
This was also a place that was instrumental in his gravity theory and the legend of the apple falling from the tree in the garden. There is also a science discovery centre where you can play around with gravity and light experiments. The prisms took me right back to school.
Next we drove a little further up the A1 to Belton House. It was lovely weather and we had a picnic before wandering around the house and gardens. We had our very own personal tour guide as my aunt has visited the property on a number of occasions (and is particularly enamoured with the writing desk of Mr Darcy that appears in one of the bedrooms).
I love the little pond in The Orangery. When the crowds dissipate it is a really lovely place and extremely peaceful.