Archive for June, 2008

I’ve seen many blogs doing “Ten on Tuesday” so thought I’d join in… looks fun!

This week’s list of 10 is “Inventions that have made life easier”. Here goes!!

  1. The Internet. I have no idea what I would do without the Internet now! In many ways the net is my lifeline. It makes keeping in touch with family & friends much easier and I can get information about so many things in a few clicks! If it wasn’t for the Internet I wouldn’t have met my fabulous husband!
  2. Microwaves. Ours gets used all the time and it certainly makes my life much easier.
  3. Digital Cameras. Not so long ago getting photos developed was such a faff. Now I can have prints of my photos in seconds and not have to spend loads of money on camera films only to realise that half the pictures were rubbish when they were developed. I love being able to check how good a photo is and simply pressing delete if its no good!
  4. Modern transport, be it cars, buses, trains etc. Imagine having to walk everywhere!
  5. TV. It definitely makes my life easier! Sometimes Cbeebies is a godsend!
  6. Washing machine/dryer. I lived without a washing machine for 18mths when I was single and living in my tiny flat… it was hard! When I finally got one I was so grateful!
  7. Electric sterilisers for baby! 8 minutes and bottles are done! So much easier than waiting ages for them to sterilise in cold water!
  8. Telephones. Being able to communicate with someone in an instant… fab!
  9. Teabags. I couldn’t be doing with making tea with loose tealeaves all the time! Teabags are a genius invention!
  10. “Anyway up cups”. We would have lots of spilt juice in this house if it wasn’t for these!! Every toddler should have one!

Google Images…

Posted: 19 June 2008 in Games

I’ve stolen this from Hayley, who stole it from someone else!

“Enter each of your answers into a Google Image Search, and use the first one that comes up as the picture.”

What is your 1st name? Mel

What is your favourite food? Curry

What high school/University did you go to? Howard of Effingham

What is your favourite colour? Blue

What is your favourite drink? Pimms & Lemonade
What is your dream vacation? The Carribean
What is your favourite dessert? Lemon Tart
What do you love most in life? My family
What is one word that describes you? Pensive
What is your blog name? MeltedMoments



Just a quick blog tonight as soon dh & I are sitting down to a yummy dinner of steak, chips, onion rings and mushrooms to celebrate my 30th birthday! 😯

I’ve had a lovely day… it began last night when mum and dad came round for a fathers day/birthday meal. We had a really fab evening.

This morning I have had my present from Anthony… a Nintendo DS! I have wanted one for ages so I was over the moon when I opened it. He has been saving up for ages to buy it. I’m so lucky to have such a thoughtful husband.

Right… I’m off to drink my Pimms & Lemonade! I wonder if that’s a sign of getting old… when I was celebrating my 20th birthday I was drinking bacardi breezers and aftershock! mouthfull



Posted: 14 June 2008 in Church
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Yippee!!! I have sorted out the problems with the Church Ebay account and I’m happy to say that it is now up & running. At the moment I just have a “test” auction on there to make sure the charity settings etc were all in order. Its looking promising… the 1st item I have listed is just a baby toy and it is selling for over £3.00. It ends this evening so will be interesting to see how much it makes.

£3.00 doesnt sound like much but the item was donated for the church £1.00 sale (as was most of the stuff I have in boxes upstairs). Making the effort to pick things out before the sale to put on ebay means we can raise more money for church… which has to be a good thing!

Items I have to list include a bureaux, some Coalport Paddington Bear figures, a couple of Wade Whimsies and a silver charm bracelet. There is loads more too.

The link to the church Ebay account is in my links box here on my blog. Take a look every now & again… you might be able to grab a bargain and support a worthwhile cause at the same time!

UPDATE: The toy (which was a Lamaze activity cube) sold for £6.00! Ive got a good feeling about this project!! :o)

Some Photos…

Posted: 12 June 2008 in Katie, Robyn

Today I got an early birthday present… a new digital camera, so I thought I’d add a couple of new photos. I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with the camera and taking some good photos!

My big girl Robyn chilling out after school.

And cheeky Katie in a rare moment of standing still!

I saw this on a forum I lurk on and thought it might be interesting to add to my blog…

Five places I have lived

  • Yorkshire
  • Northampton
  • Surrey
  • Lincoln
  • Lichfield

Five of my favourite past-times

  • Surfing the net
  • Going to church
  • Reading
  • Playing on the Wii
  • Playing with my daughters

Five of my favourite foods

  • Curry
  • Cheese
  • Cakes
  • Chinese
  • Toast

Five things to do before I die

  • Go back to Taize. It’s such a wonderful place.
  • Learn how to sew
  • Own a house
  • See my children grow up happy
  • Write my memoirs

Five people (or groups of people) who have helped make me the “Mel” I am today

  • Anthony
  • Mum & Dad
  • Robyn & Katie
  • Lorna
  • The Church

The Things Children Say

Posted: 8 June 2008 in Church, Robyn

Robyn & Katie have a sisterly chat!Don’t you just love the things that kids come out with?!

Over the years our family has gained lots of expressions thanks to various children who have given us little “Gems”! A few examples…

  • “Oooooh it’s a bit windmill” (Windy!)… from Sophie
  • “The moon can’t talk actually” (after being told “The moon is saying ‘time for bed!’)… from Mikey
  • “Wake up… I wanna talk ya baby!” (when Nanny was in church, praying with eyes closed)… from Sophie
  • “It’s still crap Dad!” (Daddy was trying to get a decent picture on the TV!)… from Robyn
  • “Oooooh my like it lick-it my do!” (Thinking a red candle wrapped in cellophane was a stick of rock!)… from Sophie

There are many more which I will try and blog in the future… but I wanted to note down Robyns latest little gem:

At church this morning we sang “Make me a channel of your peace”. My mum & dad have a beautiful little statue of St Francis in their garden so my mum whispered to Robyn “Robs… you know that statue in my garden? Well that’s St Francis and he wrote this hymn”. Robyn looked at Nanny, then looked at the typed words in the hymn book, then back at Nanny with a confused expression and replied

“Oh!! He’s got good writing!”