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Thursday, 31 December 2020

2021 Happy New Year I Hope You Dance By Lee Ann Womack


This took me about two days to do I have on idear why it spit into two movies. But I do not mind espicaly since this year live as been split. SO HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2021!

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Shopping in 2021 Time to Change!

 

Shopping in 2021 Time to Change!


Now that 2021is almost upon on up I am using this time to “SHOP SMART” and to look at the ways that I have shopped in the past and how I can change my shopping habits in 2021.


During 2020 everyone had to take this time to STOP and THINK! About a number of things that they do in their lives and now to change the way that live.


One of those ways was by SHOPPING SMART!


So for 2021 I am going to aim to continue to do this and will blog about it and share links on ways that way can all SHOP SMART.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Winter rising the gardening

  Winter rising the gardening


One of the thing that I still have not done yet this year is to winter rising garden and to plant my bulbs for next year. I always keep saying tomorrow and then it rains or the boys need me.


So my aim is to wineries the garden by 1st December this year and to make sure that I am ready for next year to start all over again.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Wednesday 18th November 2020

  Wednesday 18th November 2020

I can not believe that we are drawing so close to the end of an other year and the one thing that I can think of is how lucky that I am to still be alive and to be able to watch my children grow each day.



The hardest job I have had to do is to not just take care of myslef because no one else will do that for you, but to take care of my family.

I have used this time to go back to the drawing board and to work on my future goals and who I can hopefully move forward in 2021 and how my children will also.

One of the main things that I have done is go back to basics and I have done this by taking the time to draw up a budget plan and to try and average out my incomings and outgoings over the last 6 months so that I can start planing for the future.

I will add a budget plan link to this blog, if I have not already added one.


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Wednesday 11th November 2020 Poppy seeds.

  Wednesday 11th November 2020 Poppy seeds.

Today is the day when we take the time to remmber those we have lost.  So please remember to take the time to do so.

This year because of Covid19 we are not able to collect for the Poppy Appeal like we have in the past, one of the place that we use to collect was at the Coventry  train station, we hope to be able to do this again in 2021.



One thing that we do every year is plant poppies and collect the seeds, if anyone would like a packet of seeds with their order then please let us know.

Monday, 2 November 2020

Using Ink and Stampers

 Using Ink and Stampers

Going bacvk to basics, I have manges to purchase some stampers and now I am looking at going back to basics and to learn how use them to make art work, print fabric, make hadmade cards and wraping paper with them.

Just lkike when any thing practices makes perfect and so is the ablilty to take you time and have the ablilty to try and try again.

Before typwirters and ptinters tht we have today, everyintg would have been printed using printing blocks espical things like the local  new paper.

So I will try with my children to print some homemade gist fro your friends and family this year and hopefully for many years to come.

Zoom account

 Zoom account


I am looking at seetin up a Zoom account, at the moment this is something tht I know very little about so I will look into this before setting one up.  Any advice that can be given will be a great help.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Volksbolts and KABFA Designs Face masks, Coverings, Redbubble

 Since January 2020 we have looked at using your art work to be sold on face masks and other posible face coverings.

This is something that a lot of companies have been do for a little over 6 months now including ourselves.

Now that the colder weather is starting to set in and Covid 19 is still at the forfrount of most health issues, manyu people are now looking at buying mace masked that can be reused.


Redbubble who we have used for a number of years now to market our Art work currently offer two diffrent face masked that can be reused; peoviding you follow Covid 19 guide lines facecovering.  

Redbubbles facemakes details and the designs that we have to offer can be fround by clicking on the link below.

For more informatiom please contact use.

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/?iaCode=all-masks&query=kabfa&ref=search_box



Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Good Read

 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16926789-katrina-slomczynski

Click on the above link so view all of the book that I curently have in my libary.  I  always aim to read alest one book a year.  Before being a full time mum I read all the time.  Although I read with my children I never seam to just do some reading just for me.


So I am looking at reading more for myslef by the end of the year and then to read at least one book a month if I can.

Monday, 28 September 2020

Redesigning

 

Redesigning


Over the next couple of weeks I am aiming to redesign my blog(s) ready for April 2021 When I am aiming to be up and running. For information about the products/services that I am looking at offering.


For more information please follow my blog or contact me direct.

Sunday, 20 September 2020

UK Produced/ Printed Fabric

 UK Produced/ Printed Fabric



One of the things that I am passionate about achieving for when I become self employed again is to have at lest 99.99% of everything that I sell to be hand made by self or my co-workers and to be made and produced with in the UK.



Dearly I am looking to work with business with in a 30 mile radius of where I live or work.



One thing that I have been looking at if Fabric that is produced or printed in the UK.  I love working with raw materials so that you can then use then to design anything you like yourself and to enable you end product to be bespoke or mass produced.



By aiming to keep my suppliers local I am aiming to create jobs within my local area and it will also enable me to work with these companies on a more personal level.

Yes Could have things made oversea and at half the prices but what quality will I get and what with the environmental impact be by do so in the long run.



SO my aim is to still make a design products for  Campervans, Classic Car and Narrowboat industry  and also people that are interested in natural handmade products with in their lives.


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Wednesday(s) what is new?

 Wednesday(s) what is new?


So what I am aiming to do from the 1st October 2020 is start to update our blog once a month on the first Wednesday of every months.



So please remember to follow use and to subscribe to or blog and Facebook book page to be kept up to date with our new products that we have of sale.



until then I will look at updating and changing inforamtion.


If you have any questions or would like to comment then please do so.


Also please do not forget to subscribe.  


Thank you.


Saturday, 28 March 2020

JACKSPRAT

28TH MARCH 2020

Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat. Jack Sprat could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean; And so betwixt them both, They lick'd the platter clean.


At its origins “Jack Sprat” was known as a proverb, and the term used to refers at short people in the 16th century.


Jack Sprat” Lyrics

Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And so between them both, you see,
They licked the platter clean
Jack ate all the lean,
Joan ate all the fat.
The bone they picked it clean,
Then gave it to the cat










AFTER READING THIS RHYME AGAIN WOULD YOU NOT SAY THAT IT IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY?


SO WHEN YOU GO SHOPPING AT THE MOMENT TRY TO BE MORE FRUGAL AND TO STOP “PANIC BUYING.”


HEALTHY START VOUCHERS

If you have been laid off from work or have no work due to being on a zero hour contract then please check to see if you can claim Healthy Start Vouchers to buy fruit and vegetables for your children.

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

With your kids being out of school then you may be able to get a bit more financial support via the Pupil Premium scheme.

If you have been laid off from work or have no work due to being on a zero hour contract then please check to see if you can claim Healthy Start Vouchers to buy fruit and vegetables for your children.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

25TH MARCH 2020 DRINK MORE WATER

25TH MARCH 2020

DRINK MORE WATER

IF ALL THE WORLD WAS PAPER AND ALL THE SEA WAS INK.”
IF ALL THE TREES WERE BREAD AND CHEESE.”
WHAT WOULD WE HAVE TO DRINK?”

"If All The World Were Paper ' is an old English folk song that dates back to at least the reign of Charles I. The song, with six verses, is printed in "Witt's Recreations" described as a book of 'ingenious conceites' and 'merrie medecines', published in 1641.




https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if-all-the-world-were-paper-2/


https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if-all-the-world-were-paper/

OVER THE NEXT COUPPLE OF MONTHS WHILST THE WHOLE WORD OS DEALING WITH THE CURRENT OUT BREAK. THE ONE THING THAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT IS WATER.

ALREADY THIS YEAR WE HAD ISSUES WHERE WE WERE HAVING SO MUCH RAIN IN THE UK THAT IT WAS CAUSING FLOODING.

YET THE TABLES COULD TURN WITH IN DAYS DEPENDING UPON THE WEATHER AND THE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT WE HAVE IN RESERVOIRS AND USAGE.

THE AVERAGE PERSON SHOULD DRINK AROUND 8 GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY. LIVING ON THE CANAL NETWORK WE WOULD USUALLY FILL UP THE WATER TANK ABOUT EVERY 2 WEEKS WITH A FAMILY OF FOUR ON BOARD.

SO OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THINK ABOUT YOUR WATER USAGE AND THINK ABOUT HOW WE COULD LOOK AT CUTTING BACK BUT STILL STAY HEALTHY.


WITH EVERYONE ALL MOST ALL OVER THE WORLD ON LOCK DOWN, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO POP TO YOUR LOCAL SHOP FOR TEA, COFFEE, MILK, JUICE OR SOMETHING ELSE.

SO IT WILL BE WATER THAT WE WILL ALL BE DRINKING (COUNCIL POP.)

MOST WILL DRINK STRAIGHT FROM THE TAPE, FILTERED OR BOILED.

SO PLEASE THINK ABOUT YOUR WATER USAGE EPICALLY DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

PLAN NOW!

I HAVE INCLUDED SOME USEFUL LINKS BELOW.




REMEMBER

IF ALL THE WORLD WAS PAPER AND ALL THE SEA WAS INK.”
IF ALL THE TREES WERE BREAD AND CHEESE.”
WHAT WOULD WE HAVE TO DRINK?”

Monday, 23 March 2020

23RD MARCH LOCK DOWN

23RD MARCH 2020 LOCK DOWN

NOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT LOCK TO FROM TOMORROW IS HAPPENING FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS, WHAT ARE WE TO DO?

WITH MY LITTLE ONES I AM LUCKY, WE HAVE A GARDEN SO PARKS AND SHOPPING ARE OUT.

WE ARE LUCK TO HAVE A LIFE LINE IF WE NEED ONE AND SO OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS I WILL SEE HOW HOME SCHOOLING GOES.

TODAY WENT BETTER THAN I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD.

ALL OF THE BOYS WHERE SELF STARTING AND LOVE TO READ AND LISTEN TO MUSIC.  SO WE READ BOOK AND DANCED AROUND THE HOUSE ALL DAY.

TOMORROW WE ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON EASTER AND GO SOME ARE WORK OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

WITH EASTER ON ITS WAY I AM LOOKING AT HOLDING A EASTER EGG HUNT IN THE GARDEN AND TO PAINT ROCK.

SO GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND ALL THE BEST.

XX XX

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Time Management, Home Schooling, Working from Home

18th March 2020

Time Management.  Time Management, Home Schooling, Working from Home

Over the next couple of weeks time management is going to be very import to everyone. How many time have you said to your self “their is never enough hours in the day.”?

Over the next few week that is how I belie many of use are going to start to feel not to mention very stressed out and tired, both mentally and physically.

All I can say is take each day, day by day and make sure that you try to eat well and sleep well.

Many people will be currently looking at changing there life style with looking at working from home and home school their children.

Many of us will not just be worry about out selves but family and friends to.

So what can we do?

The fist thing that I am aiming to do with my family is aim to stick to the same routine that I would have stuck to as much as possible with a few changes thrown in.

My aim is to still wake up at the same time every day, eat at the same time every day and sleep at he same time every day.

With my children at home full time and not able to go any where I know that this will be very challenging and stressful. I will aim to keep each day fun and interesting for them. At the same time I will aim to carry on with my own every day routine like cooking, cleaning, taking care of the baby and working on my book.

I will start by breaking the day down into units of 20 minuets and aiming to do 20 minuet tasks just like I would do at eh weekend.

20 minuets breakfast
20 minuets get dressed
20 minuets work
20 minuets rest
20 minuets play
20 minuets snack
20 minuets rest
20 minuets work
20 minuets play
20 minuets work
20 play
20 lunch
20 rest

20 minuets (you get the picture) I am only looking at 20 minuet blocks to start off with due to the change of having 3 children at home full time and confined to a small space will be challenging.

I know that my attention span and able to do any thing is about 20 minuets. To chive more than this it take time and practice epically for children.

Some time my children will be happy to engage in an activity for longer than 20 minutes like watching TV or playing with cars.

But they can not so that every day, I would like then to continue with their education and I will be
need to look at fun ways to achieve this whilst maintaining day to day living too.

So I will see what support and guidance is offered to support me before Friday and then start to plans my daily activates. 

https://a2zhomeschooling.com/

How to Use Skype

Saturday, 14 March 2020

"SHOPPING SMART"

14th March 2020 “SHOPPING SMART!”

Before anyone one goes out and starts buying any thing next week, maybe this weekend is the time to look a “SHOPPING SMART.” Take some time over the next 72 hours to clean your home and pull out everything that you have in your kitchen and bathroom; even check the attic or outbuildings.

How may of use will find food and other sinlessly supplies that we have forgotten about?

Also take this time to have a “CLEAN UP AND CLEAR OUT.” so that you know what it is that you really NEED.

Because at the moment it is TIME that is going to effect everyone in the long run and their are other things that I believe that people should be doing other that “PANIC BUYING” items that they think that they may need.

At the moment no one really knows what is going to happen in the next 3sec. 3min, 3hours, 3days, 3weeks, 3months, or 3 years.

To me 3 is the magic number. So proving you have three of everything that you may NEED, then it is a start.

  • It is the time that it takes of most products that we need to last. (food, warmth, shelver)
  • It is the length of time that it can can for something do be achieved or completed.(food, warmth, shelver)
  • It is usually the amount of time someone may have to have suitable amount of, food, warmth and shelter.
  • It it probably about the amount that people have to be financial secure and get (food, warmth, shelver)
  • It is usually the length of time one can aim to stay healthy, even if they are only living on baked beans. (food, warmth, shelver)

It is these 3 key things that everyone needs on a daily basis to stay health in mind, body and spirit.
(food, warmth, shelver)

So take some time to sit down over the next 72 hours and see what it is you need and then think of the needs of those around you.

Your family
Your Friends
Your Work Colleges
Your neighbours
Your local Community
Your Regional Community
Your National Community
Your Country.

Beacuse if you can not provide these three essential things for you self first in order to stay fit and well (food, warmth, shelver)

How are you going to provide then to other people.

So look at shopping smart because if we do not then what is to say the Government will not start steeping in and doing that for us.

I for one do not want that two happen, this should be a last resort.

That way when you do your shopping you know that you only need to buy one or up to three of something that you really need.

I always look at this way “ONE MEANS NONE.”