Friday, 19 February 2016

It's A Marshmallow World

February is always a busy month.
No sooner than it arrives than we seem to be nearing it's end.
Of course we started off with Shrove Tuesday and pancakes.
Although ours happened a few days later than planned, we eventually got them at the weekend.

Last year on Ballet Day S and I made paper ballerinas, this year she and her friend L made edible ones from an idea on Pinterest.

Marshmallows have also been used in another bake. This was a really quick and easy tray bake and as the website says it would be perfect for Bonfire Night, served warm from the oven with ice cream.

There has also been Chinese New Year to celebrate with paper lanterns and delicious food

and when they were taken down the Valentine's decorations went up. When Kezzie sent me my lovely brooch she also very kindly included confetti sized birds and hearts.  I glued these onto a couple of lengths of red ribbon and hung one from the food cupboard in the dining room

and the other from the saucepan rack in the kitchen. Tiny but very sweet embellishments.

Half term has been quiet. T was away at the start. He went on a school trip to Madrid and has come back with a head full of cold and been living in his dressing gown ever since.
S and I have been to town so she could spend a Waterstones voucher and yesterday we met my mum and sisters for a coffee and chat. Apart from that she has been busy doing S type things which involve notepaper, felt tip pens and sellotape. 
As long as they're happy that's good enough for me.


  1. Cute little confetti! Well sounds like you have been busy but had a quiet half term, it is quite nice just to chill isn't it? Hope your husband soon recovers, there are some nasty colds about. Have a good weekend (we were late with our pancakes too and had them at the weekend)
    Caz xx

  2. Sounds like you've had a great half term! I love your dedication to celebrating all the little events that come up - I haven't even managed a pancake yet this month!

  3. I love how you celebrate all these different days, you always put a lot of effort in to them. I hope T had a good trip, it's a shame he's come home poorly though. All my lot have got colds, even Daniel, not sure he'll feel like celebrating his 21st much today but we're going over to York anyway.

  4. I'll try leavingg a comment for the 3rd time! The marshmallow dancers are v clever and I like what you did with the confetti!!!x

  5. It sounds like you have been pretty busy to me Lisa. I've had a couple of days off through the half term but I have mainly been on four paw duty as the boys have been off trainspotting. Rather them than me is all I can say. It's nice that Adam has got such an interest but he drags his poor dad all over the country looking at the different stations and all the trains.

  6. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us today!

  7. S-type things sound a lot like what my girls like too. Just give them some paper, colouring pens, scissors and glue and they're happy. Hope you continue to enjoy half-term. I love your February garland and the little ones with hearts and birds- so sweet!

  8. I love all your decorations Lisa! The tiny confetti on a string is so pretty. I hope T feels better soon. We've all been full of cold here! Have a great weekend. x

  9. Lisa, the ballerinas look great well done to S. Your February decorations are so beautiful, I LoVe your paper lanterns and your idea of using the confetti on a string is ever so sweet! Have a lovely Sunday.
    Anna xx

  10. Sounds as if you have had a busy but fun month so far, and of course February is one day longer this year's leap year!

    Your decorations all look so colourful, and edible ballerina's - now that is different.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and all good things for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

  11. We had buckwheat pancakes American style with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries plus maple syrup. Love marshmallows in hot chocolate too.