Laughter is Medicine for the Soul………….

July 8th, 2010

I thought I’d share with you a couple of pictures of Christian, taken today in my parents garden.

……………… At first he was a little camera shy ………………

……………………. Avoiding it as best he could …………………….

………………..A.N.D………………..
then came the laughter……………….!!
…This picture makes me smile every time I look at it…

… Someone else who desperately wanted his picture taken …


Lisa x

“Sometimes people go searching for a fairytale…
not knowing…if they open their eyes, they have
one right in front of them.”
~ Anon ~

When Life Gives You Lemons…………..

July 7th, 2010

There’s been a lot of Lemonade making in the Johnson-Richards home at the moment…

Firstly, Sophie has been poorly, again………..!
After a visit to the vet…………….. even though she’s not been in a Kennel and she’s been injected against it, she’s been diagnosed with Kennel Cough……………………….. and its fair to say
she’s feeling rather sorry for herself!!

Then… later that very same day Christian, flew over the handle-bars of a BMX bike… and that little stunt…
{forgive the pun}
…left him with a cracked collar bone……. AND the consultant explained it appears from the foreign body showing on the x-rays he also has a fracture……
{……………Way to Go Christian……………}
Poor Christian, now the tears have gone, all I can say is…
‘Boys will be Boys’………….!


Lisa x

“You don’t need a weatherman to know
which way the wind blows.”
~ Bob Dylan ~

Welcome Friends Old & New…………..

June 29th, 2010

Not only do I want to give my warmest
W.E.L.C.O.M.E
to all of my ‘New Friends’…………..

…………..but I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big
T.H.A.N.K Y.O.U
to my ‘Friends of Old’ for your continued support and wonderful comments…………..!!

Finally, and by no means least……. I thought I’d share with you a picture of my gorgeous son Christian… (13)

Its one of the few ‘recent’ pictures I have of him, because he hates having his picture taken…

{unlike someone else who shall remain nameless………….}

….Anyway, this one was taken while he was sleeping in the back of the car with his ipod on…….
…….”caught ya” bonnie lad……. !!

Lisa x


“The shortest distance between
new friends is a smile.”
~ Anon ~

My Living Doll……………………..

June 28th, 2010

I wanted to share with you some more pictures of my little Beckie Boo.

They were taken at a professional modelling shoot last month, I think you will agree she really is quite gorgeous………………..

I wouldn’t change a thing about her,
she really is ‘My Living Doll’ made with love & care………!

…………Of course I see her through rose-tinted glasses…………

(…………and perhaps I’m a little biased too…………)

Oh but she really is quite GORGEOUS both inside and out!!

Lisa x

“A mothers love is peace.
It need not be acquired…it need not be deserved.”
~ Erich Fromm ~

Hello Gorgeous…

May 28th, 2010

I wanted to tell you about my ‘Gorgeous’ daughter, Rebecca, at the sweet age of 12 her dreams are coming true… because she just got signed up with a modelling agency in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne…

Well you can imagine can’t you, a little girl signed up by a modelling agency… she’s just as excited as she can be… so I thought I would share a couple of pictures taken at the photo shoot…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love all things shabby chic… especially if they have hearts on them… I have hearts scattered all over our home, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across a ‘Gorgeous’ blog…
Busy Bee Studio

And what’s even better, she has a shop only a few miles away from me… wonderful…! Take a look at her ‘animals’ you will fall in love as I did…

Finally, last but by no means least… I wanted to give my warmest W.E.L.C.O.M.E
to all of my new followers…………..

…………..I’m so thrilled that there are now 102 of you ‘Gorgeous’ people following me… and I Thank You all from the bottom of my heart…………..!!

Lisa x


“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…
The last of life…for which the first was made.”
~ Robert Browning ~

A Mother’s Pride…

April 28th, 2010

Where has the time gone?
I’ve been so busy renovating… while working on doll order’s along with dolls to sell on my web site… I blinked & almost three weeks have passed without my posting a thing! By way of an apology, I thought I’d share with you, something very precious to me…

This is my youngest, my daughter Rebecca, she is desperate to be a model…!
Sick of her constant begging & pleading, finally after a year I gave in and asked a friend’s daughter, who is a professional model and also a keen photographer if she would take a few pictures of Rebecca.

Thinking, a friendly ‘photo shoot’ would fill her curiosity but, I also thought because Rebecca is so quiet and she appears to have no confidence I thought she would hate the attention it would bring and thus, she’d would decide not want to take it any further… but no
{errrr… wrong}
she loved it and I think you will agree considering this is her first ever time in front of a camera, she really shines!

The pictures above & below were taken during the Easter holidays in a play park which was “full” of parents, children and older boys… and posing while having her picture taken didn’t bother her at all… in fact to my surprise, she was very confident in front of the camera.

We sent the pictures off via e-mail to a leading modeling agency at 10pm on Friday evening and before 9am Monday morning we received a phone call inviting Rebecca along to do a to ‘test shoot’ to see how she reacts and cope’s around strangers and also to see if her personality shines through…

My little princess has her fingers tightly crossed that they will decide to take her on their books and represent her, she also has any money she will earn ear marked already! I wonder who she takes after?

Lisa x

“Do not regret having lost yesterday…
Do not fear that you will lose tomorrow…
Enjoy today.”
~ Robert Ingersoll ~

To Autumn…

October 16th, 2009

The Season of Mist & Mellow Fruitfulness…
John Keats 1795-1821.

I love Autumn, with its beautiful colours and textures, its cold mornings and bright crisp days. Autumn really is one of my favourite times of the year.

Autumn Mist...

Autumn Mist...

Tomorrow, Christian and I are horse riding, its something we love to do each weekend and spending some quality time with my son is just wonderful.

Rebecca is a real girlie girl and loves spending time with me, today was an in-service day at school, she joined my Mum and I shopping… we had a lovely ‘girlie’ day.

Christian, on the other hand doesn’t like to spend too much time with me nowadays because I guess its way too uncool… I’m thankful he enjoys horse back riding so much. He’s only been riding a few months and he has taken to it like a ‘duck-to-water’, in fact he’s a natural.

Christian riding Nelson...

Christian riding Nelson...

I’m looking forward to riding through the woods early in the morning just the two of us, with nothing but the sound of the horses breath and hooves… tomorrow of course we will have the added bonus of the beautiful autumnal colours too… and I can’t wait!

Wherever you are in the world and whatever your doing this weekend, I hope you have a most wonderful time…

Lisa x