Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Lili of the Valley

Just a quick note!

In case you don't know, I work for the craft company Lili of the Valley. We've been closed since the 15th of December but we are now open again! Hurrah!!

You can order over the website and we are taking orders over the phone but aren't in the office constantly as we are moving promises but if you leave your name and number, we can call you back.


Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year's Day Tradition

We have a new tradition in our family for New Year's Day; going to Clifton Moor near York for shopping and then the cinema. It's only been a tradition for three years but it's a good one, the first year it was Sherlock Holmes, the second, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One and this year it was the second Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.

Really good film! Love Robert Downey Jr. in anything and his Holmes and Jude Law's Watson are brilliant together, Stephen Fry's Mycroft Holmes is great and Jared Harris' Moriarty is really good!

Great New Year's Day out again and when we got home there was more Sherlock to watch with the first episode of the new BBC series! Hurrah! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are another brilliant Holmes and Watson, absolutely love them!!

Hope you all had a great day!!



New Year's Eve on the Beach!

We had a good day yesterday taking our puppy, Buzz, to the seaside at Scarborough (in North Yorkshire on the East coast of England for those of you who might not know where it is!), and in true British fashion it absolutely chucked it down!! The little man was soaked through by the time we'd finished but he had a great time and was exhausted when we got home!

I took a few photos so thought I'd share a few with you.

My little man, Buzz. Jack Russell/Lakeland Terrier/Mongrel cross.

My Mum, Pam

Robyn trying to catch Mum in the ball thrower.

"I've got it..."

"...maybe not!"

Looking a little bit soggy!

Mum and Robyn

Dried off a bit and waiting for his drink of tea

"Hurry up, Mum! I'm cold!"

Erica =)

A Bit More About Me

First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I hope it's a fortunate and wonderful one for you all!!! *<=)8

As it's my first post of 2012 I suppose it might be an idea to tell you all a bit more about me! (It's the longest post in the WORLD but please be patient!!)

Well, my name is Erica Kathryn Pratt, I'm 25 years old, I'm from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England and have lived in Darley, near Harrogate, for 14 years.

I graduated from the University of Cumbria in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Photography (how, I'm not quite sure as I'm possibly the worst photographer in the world!) and since finishing Uni, I've become really interested in fabric craft, making all sorts of random things like bags and bunting. I also enjoy embroidery, origami and randomly browsing the internet for craft projects that I'l probably never get round to making!!
I work at the craft company Lili of the Valley so if anyone calls or e-mails customer service you will get me! =) I love working there and Lisa, Laila and Anne are fantastic!!

I have an identical twin sister called Robyn who is studying Film and TV production at Leeds City College and is hoping to go to Edge Hill University next year to study animation.

My Mum, Pam, is also a crafter. She started with embroidery and knitting and has now started card making, mostly requests for family and friends at the moment but she is hoping to make it into a proper business.

We have a 13 year old Tortoiseshell cat called Tico, an 18 month old Jack Russell cross puppy called Buzz and a two year old Syrian hamster called Buffer!!

Anywho, sorry again for the really long post! They'll be shorter in future I promise!