Monday, 19 December 2011

In this Box of Snaps - 3

It's that time again folks, time for this box of goodies to meet that box of snaps.

A snap for each day of the week this time created with the amazing app Instagram - I just can't get enough.

As always I'd love to know what you think.


P.S If you're an Instagram user come find me - inthisboxofsnaps
Nothing like a nice cuppa to keep the stresses at bay

Christmas tree O Christmas tree how lovely are your branches

Journey to Snowhere

1779-2011 Looking through the bridge wondering what they saw way back when

Push the button

Happy Holly-days!!!

Once upon a time three little birds took flight...

Monday, 12 December 2011

I know it's Christmas when...

I can smell the beautiful 'mouth watering' smell of Mum's home made mince pies... Mmm

The warm homely smell of pastry cooking in the oven, and the sweet spicy scent of the mincemeat making it's way through the house. Oranges, currants, cloves and cinnamon, those wonderful smells that pull me to the kitchen... hoping for a sneaky taste.

They were just too irresistible (as she says whilst wiping crumbs from her mouth :p)

What makes you know it's Christmas time?


Saturday, 10 December 2011

In this Box of Snaps - 2

Once again I've found myself getting snap happy using the amazing instagram app on my iPhone 4...


P.S Comments (good or bad) are as always very very welcome x

Twilight on the Wirral
All set for Christmas eve
Tunnel vision
Having a ball
Reindeer Racing
Twinkly Town Hall
Father Christmas 'Russian' Dolls
Is it a face? Is it a broken heart? Or is it a shrivelled apple?
Home-grown apples delightfully dishevelled  
Looking for paradise?

So what d'ya think? 

Anyone using Instagram come find me - inthisboxofsnaps


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Royalty comes a knocking

I don't usually talk about work here, I have another blog at my company's website so I save all the crazy goings on for there. But what happened last week could not go unwritten here it's just too exciting!!!

So I should probably tell you about my work, I work in a museum in Liverpool and I love it! We get thousands of visitors through the museum daily, but just last week we had the most amazing visitors ever!!!

We had the absolute pleasure of the Queen and Prince Philip coming to officially open the museum!!!!

To say I was nervous would be an understatement. I don't know if you remember my royal wedding post?
I love anything to do with the royals I just can't help it! (I think secretly it's just because I like the idea of being a Princess!)

Whilst on my way to work (hair in a Kate Middleton-esque pony) I had butterflies, I was so nervous and excited to get to see them. Its not everyday that Royalty comes a knocking.

My head started to reel when I thought about what I actually had to do, what if the Queen spoke to me? What would I say? Do I curtsy? Do I greet her with a 'Good morning your Majesty?' or is it 'Mam' as in ham or 'Marm' as in palm? Do I bow my head? Is it ok to smile at her?

So many questions!!!

As it turns out the Queen came into the gallery where I was positioned, I held my breath in anticipation, she was guided around the gallery, my knees knocked together, and then she left.

I didn't get to curtsy, bow my head, greet or smile at the Queen, but I was within arms reach of her and it was absolutely amazing! Best day at work bar none.

We had a sweepstake between some of us as to what colour the Queen would be wearing. Nobody won the sweepstake, the Queen fooled us all and went for dark red, a colour that none of us had picked. I went for dark green and thought I was on to a winner... Ho hum!
For a less exclamation mark account of this tale visit -