Another week has flown by but it was a good one so here goes …
Saturday 18th May – I prepare a Pasta al forno Siciliana for dinner, it’s good but I’m going to tweak it before I blog the recipe
Sunday 19th May – Legoland, a great day, I will admit to feeling very cool wearing my VIP wristband
and this was the girls’ reaction when we told them Legoland was closed and it was time to go home – a tragedy
Monday 20th May – back to school, work and start of a new week but afternoon tea was made all the nicer with our Legoland biscuits
Tuesday 21st May – Sorry – no photo
Wednesday 22nd May – The PTA has organised a sponsored Discothon and the girls wear their frilly skirts and glitter for the occasion – a lot of excitement that morning!
Thursday 23rd May – I meet John Whaite, winner of the Great British Bake Off, at a national Baking Week event which I shall be writing about closer to the time (October). I fall in complete total love with his Salted Caramel and Chocolate Swiss Roll, I have vowed to make it once a week for the rest of my days
On returning home I find the postman has delivered my business cards ready for BritMums Live and all sorts of other events where I can hand them out, shame I didn’t have one to give John Whaite earlier eh?
Friday 24th May – Degrees on my phone this morning and it’s snowed in Italy!!
That’s all folks, have a great week and see you all next week
There, what do you think? This happens to be the favourite of all my favourite Jay Mountford photographs taken back on 9th March at the Little Hermitage in Kent.
I was contacted back in April asking if I’d like to review a canvas and service of Bags of Love, the personalised gift company and this is it.
I am over the moon with the finished product and have displayed it in the hallway so every time I enter the door it reminds me of how happy I was that day surrounded by all our family and friends.
Sometimes life can get tricky, work can overtake and we tend to forget those moments where we truly were over the moon; hanging a treasured photo can do the trick of jolting your memory and finding the positive in life, remembering why you go to all the troubles you do. It works for me.
I’d say I was clearly out of the honeymoon phase now but when I look at this I smile and I’m back in that place, that day.
It was incredibly easy to order, a case of uploading your photo, choosing your canvas size; I chose an extra wrap around so as not to lose any of the picture and I also had Little Hermitage 9th March written on the back which I think is an excellent touch.
Once in the basket, the time to make my order up and deliver it was next to nothing, I wish I could say the same for me getting around to writing my review!
So if there is a photo you’ve taken that you’d like to treasure I would definitely get it made up into a canvas and display it proudly on the wall.
For more information see for your self on Photo Canvas
Disclosure: I was offered a canvas of one of my photos in return for this article all thoughts on the product are mine
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