Lulu Loves

A blog about family life...and a lot of crochet!

Hello, welcome to Lulu Loves where I write about the things I love; family, crochet, cookery, books, crafts and life in general.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

03Mar

World Book Day {2011}

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink'...

World Book Day {2011}

...Well not really but as today is world book day and being an ardent book lover I thought it would be a great opportunity to share a couple of our favourite books. Our home is filled with books and I couldn't be without them, the children have also, to my delight, grown to be enthusiastic book lovers.  We have bookcases in most rooms (small piles of books can usually be found in those without) and I've got to the stage now that a book only makes the bookshelf if it is truly special; those that don't make the shelf I swap with friends.

I thought for a while about which book I could call my favourite and decided I couldn't possibly narrow it down to 1 or even ten; I cherish novels alongside cookery books, history books, plays, poems, travel books...the list goes on.  So I thought for this post the children and I would pick one book each from our favourites to share...

Posted in Books

25Feb

The Winter Beach

Pebble Hunting, Porlock

The Winter Beach
So here we are in half term and yes it's rainy and grey so what do we do? Why we go to the beach of course! I love the beach at any time of year, I find it so soothing and yet full of adventure.  So we packed up the car, wellies and raincoats taking place of blankets and beach balls, and headed down to Devon to see what the day would bring...

Posted in Day's Out

22Feb

Crayon Hearts

Re-love your old crayons

Crayon Hearts

It's half term again, we've looked forward and waited for it and it's raining!  All our plans have gone out the window (well they've sort of hovered by the windowsill - it's too wet for them outside!) and I'm left wondering how to keep three children between the ages of 1 and 10 occupied?

We've found lots of arts and crafts projects that are cost free on the internet, and a surprising winner with my children has been creating these lovely heart crayons...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

15Feb

My Valentines 2011

A Family Affair

My Valentines 2011

We love any excuse to celebrate in this house so when Rob offered to cook something special for Valentines Day everyone got very excited, yes it became apparent very quickly this would be a family affair! And why not? Valentines is about love and, failing a surprise romantic trip to Paris, what better way to spend the evening than surrounded by the people I love the most.

Posted in Food

10Feb

Elastic Band Wrists

Precious Memories

Elastic Band Wrists

Lulu is the baby of the family and it is pretty much decided that she will remain so! So I have been enjoying every aspect of her infancy, but, and i suspect this is true of many youngest children, she is being influenced heavily by her older siblings and has raced ahead into toddlerdom and beyond.  This, as wonderful as it is to watch, makes me a little sad.

Sad because for every stage she moves into there will also be a final farewell to what she's left behind, cots, nappies, rattles, baby grows etc.  Sad because I will never again experience those first precious moments when you are handed your newborn, the baby you created, carried, longed for and dreamt about.  But as time moves forward I am also reminded frequently by my childrens presence to be thankful...

Posted in Family

07Feb

An Afternoon Ramble

Old Wardour Castle

An Afternoon Ramble
Saturday started out as a pretty miserable sort of day! The weather was not great and the husband had to make a delivery, after wondering aloud what I was going to do with the children he offered 'why don't you all come with me and we'll have lunch then find something to do?' well I was not going to pass a challenge like that, this being my favourite type of expedition; no planning, no expectations and no wondering if the weather will hold off. We were packed up and in the car quicker than he could say 'after you'! So that was how on a grey afternoon we found ourselves rambling around the wonderful Old Wardour Castle. 

Posted in Day's Out

10Jan

Lulu Loves - A New Blog

Welcome to Lulu Loves

Lulu Loves - A New Blog

So here we are again, it's January, normally this time of year I feel a little sad having said goodbye to the festive season, overindulged, overspent and returned the children to the hectic routine of school, nursery, classes and homework. But not this year, this January I'm making a change, and that is optimism! I am going to embrace everything that is good about my life and seek comfort and happiness wherever I can find it.  This blog is the first step on that journey, it will be a self indulgent outlet where I can ponder over the things I love most; my family, history, books, cooking, crafts, fashion and anything that takes my fancy really! 

Feel free to stop by anytime and say hello. Emma xx

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