Pretty Bicycles

Posted by Hannah on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
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Ahhh I love these cute bicycles! It makes me think of spring and the warmer weather. Last summer we had a friend from England over to stay and her and I went on a bike ride around the Toronto Islands on old fashioned blue bikes with little white baskets on the front and I had so much fun! Can't wait for the summer to come so I can go do it again

All pictures from

The Long Weekend & Happy Pancake Day

Posted by Hannah on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

Yesterday was Family Day here in Ontario and Mike was off on Friday so we have had a lovely four day weekend.
Friday started off with pancakes for breakfast and then later a walk round High Park where we saw the zoo animals! Very exciting as we hadn't seen this part of the park before!

After a long walk round the park we stopped off to get a delicious pizza from Pizza Hut to take home for dinner - half pepperoni half chicken - and settled in to watch Forrest Gump (after eating at the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant in New York)!
The rest of the weekend we have just relaxed and taken it easy and on Sunday, Mike cooked fajitas for dinner for me for Valentine's Day which were amazing! :D

New York

Posted by Hannah on Friday, February 5, 2010.

So last Wednesday Mike and I went to New York for 5 days and it was amazing! If you've never been I totally recommend it, I loved it!
On the flight over there were only 5 of us on the plane! So different from the trans Atlantic flights we're used too! We did all the usual tourist stuff. Went to the Rockafeller Center and went up to the Top of the Rock and got some amazing views of the Empire State building and Central park. We stayed went up while it was still light and stayed until it was dark and it was dark and all the lights came on and it looked so amazing. Saw Chicago on Broadway (where we had front row seats) and walked around times Square a lot and once when it was snowing and it felt so magical! We went up to the crown in the Statue of Liberty, visited the World Trade Center site, Wall Street and Brooklyn Bridge. Walked round Central Park in the freezing cold. We went round the Metropolitan Museum of Art and poked our noses in the American Museum of Natural History and Guggenheim Museum. Also got to go round Bloomingdales and Macy's which was awesome and saw the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
Also in the New York Public library they have on display the original Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Kanga that belonged to AA Milne's son Christoper Robin and inspired the stories - how cool is that?!

Views from the Top of the Rock

Grand Central Station


M&M's Times Square

Central Park

Times Square


Winnie the Pooh

Statue of Liberty

Rosina Wachtmeister Cat Prints

Posted by Hannah on Monday, January 25, 2010.

I love these cat pictures by Rosina Wachtmeister. I have 3 already but yesterday I found a website full of them - I haven't seen any others before and I am in love with them all.
Here are a few of my favourites.

I actually have a mug with this picture on but it's so bright and colourful, I think it might be my favourite.

Pictures from here.

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Hannah on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Today I made this little banner, which I'm absolutely loving, and pinned it up on the wall behind the dining table.

I also love these buns I found on by Yummy Piece of Cake. They're so bright and they look so fun. I want to make buns like this!

We're going to New York

Posted by Hannah on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

Yesterday the MacBook stopped working, it wouldn't charge up and then the battery died so I couldn't make any posts, but we went along to the apple shop this morning and they gave us a new charger so it's all good now.

Monday evening we went ice-skating, we took some photos but the one of me didn't come out very well as it was too dark but you can see the rink pretty well.

A week today I am off to New York with my boyfriend Mike for a long weekend and we're so excited about this as it will be our first trip to America! Tonight we're going to be busy planning what we're going to do there - Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, shopping!

Only 13 days left until Lost starts again! Oooh and my photos have been shipped now so I hope they arrive before we go away!

Getting my photos printed...

Posted by Hannah on Monday, January 18, 2010.

Today I finally got round to making an order to get some of my digital photos printed. I have been meaning to do this for ages but was finally inspired to get on with it after discovering Elsie's (of Red Velvet Art) blog this weekend! She's so talented and I found this cute idea for displaying photos.

I am going to make a variation on this but still with a finger knitted garland and I think it's going to look great - I'm so excited to get on with it and will post some pictures once it's completed!

This weekend I also bought some pretty papers to finally start scrap-booking, so ordered some extra photos to get me going with this - again will post pictures once my photos are back and I've had chance to make a few pages.

Tonight Mike and I are off ice-skating in Nathan Phillips Square. I love going ice skating but I'm not really that good at it, we keep thinking about getting some lessons but I think we just need to keep practising.


Posted by Hannah on Friday, January 15, 2010.
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I love this sewing machine I found on Maybe I'll ask for one like this for my birthday, although it's a long way off yet. Better get saving up!