Lest we forget…

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They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam

-ode to remembrance, taken from “for the fallen” Laurence Binyon.

We will remember them.

In 1914, at 11pm on the 4th of august the foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey said “the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them again in our lifetime.” Tonight, 100 years from the announcement of World War One, lights in Britain are being turned out between 10pm and 11pm in honour of the soldiers who Lost their lives in the Great War. #lightsout

My lights are out, are yours?

Emma-Jayne xx

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August…

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dinner

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lillee eating icecream

yummy

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lillee trolley together#

lillee trolley

So this month, on a trip to Birmingham with my sister we found a bottle of water encrusted with Swarovski crystals! I was so tempted to buy it, but at £25 for a bottle of water it was rather expensive. Also this month, myself and Dan celebrated the anniversary of our engagement! Three years of being engaged on the 23rd we spent the day with Dan unfortunately at work, but on the Saturday we went on the train with Lillee and had such a lovely day! We also went to the Lichfield food festival, it wasn’t what I expected although we had a good time anyway, and we enjoyed some homemade icecream from a very little shop. Yummy! We also spent a little time putting together the trolley Lillee had for her birthday, with a little help of course! Since then, she has been doing lots of shopping and then cooking in her play kitchen!

Emma-Jayne xx

Going on the “choo choo train”…

So, on Saturday we went to Chase Water railway! We had a lovely time and spent the day going on trains, picnicking and finished by going to the park. Lillee got so exited, all day Friday she was asking when we could go on the train, and she didn’t want to leave at the end of our day!

The train was a steam locomotive and each journey around Chase water takes approximately 45 minutes with gorgeous views of the lake or wildlife all along the tracks. There are also a few stops on the way around. it was a really lovely family day out. We are planning on taking Lillee back soon! We are defiantly going at Christmas on the Santa express so that we can visit Santa and go on a gorgeous steam train journey! Really looking forward too it!

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Emma-Jayne xx

 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, and I was not subsidised to do this post, we just really enjoyed our day out!

Button Heart…

Tomorrow, me and Dan have been engaged for three years!! Soo I made him this card as part of our celebrations.

To make it…
•assorted buttons
•card blank
•glue
•pencil

First, I drew a rough heart shape on the card. Then I filled it in with various buttons making sure I covered the pencil marks. I placed the buttons first then glued them down and that’s it!

Hope you like it…

Emma-Jayne xx