Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What a couple of months this has been. Not blogged cos just not had a minute to spare. We have moved back to Worcester. My mate Jak found us a fab little house, which we are loving (even though it does need quite a lot of TLC).
During the move, Scott needed both knees operated on, which obviously has had a major impact on his mobility.
Therefore the move has not been easy. Quite honestly, we are still up to our elbows in 'stuff', that either needs emptying, painting, or sorting.
We will get there.
Just glad to be Home.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

At Last
Been unable to get onto my blog for ages. Had corrupt Windows Vista. So fed up with this new bloomin laptop. Half the keys won't work properly and been unable to access most of the internet.
It still needs to go back to manufacturers to have keys sorted cos the letter 'n' only works occasionally and when it does work I get a double n. So does the full stop, question mark and a few others..
So will be back in hopefully 2 weeks cos computer is going away to be 'fixed' on Tuesday.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Well. It's been one of those weeks. My sister died one year ago (9th June) so been very sad for me.
Also, the boys have gone to Greece. I am now trying really really hard, to mother, not smother (my new motto). So no idea what they have been up to and just hoping they come back safe and hopefully with some decent piccies for me to scrap.
Diet wise, I have now lost 23lbs so very pleased (loads more to go, but slowly slowly). I've been walking Broxi every day so that is helping. Strangely enough, since I've been dieting the dog has lost loads of weight, lol. So it was me after all that was giving her titbits, even though I didn't think I
We have a new scrapbook shop opening in Swindon this weekend so looking forward to that. going to a crop as well. Also got a few things coming up. Hopefully going to Weymouth next weekend and then Glastonbury the weekend after. Starting to get a life of my own now. woohooo. Bout time.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Vintage CJ

My entry for the next round of the vintage cj.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Check out Debbie's fab blog with the most amazing blog candy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vintage Entry

This is my entry in the Vintage CJ I am taking part in. It is actually the first entry, but I have only just got the piccies to put it on here. The photograph with the two little blonde children is an actual photograph of the CJ owners rellies. One is a little boy but he is so cute they both look like little girls.

Happy Birthday Eileen

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pop Up Fairy Castle.
Went to the Barncrafters Crop on Saturday and did a lovely class designed and taught by Michelle (MJM off UKS). Still have to add a bit of bling and glitter to the castle yet, but here it is so far.

and this is the front cover. You open it up and up pops the fairy castle. Really enjoyed this class.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


April Fools Day and my friend Jak got me a good one. Phoned me up and told me she was in hospital after a fall and had a broken back. By the time I composed myself after virtually fainting, I heard a giggle and then it hit me. It is April Fools Day. Still not quite so bad as my other mate, Deb, whose daughter phoned her at work and told her the house was on fire. pmsl. Omg. roll on tomorrow.

Anyway, first of the month is also the deadline for sending out the recent CJ that I am in. People who are in the CJ now that we are putting our entries on our blogs and not to look cos of these spoilers.

So here is my entry for this month. The CJ owner has a story of a little girl called Polly Perkins, and the book is all about her life with her sisters and nanny etc.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

One Year Ago -

We lost the most wonderful, kind, gentle man in the world. Chris was my brother in law but was more like my Dad. He came into my life when I was 11. He married my sister when I was turning 13 and my Mum died two weeks to the day after they got married. These two wonderful people who should have been embarking on their own lives, ended up moving back in with me and Dad to help bring me up. They were there for me always. When I was doing O levels, it was these two who stayed up all night with me revising. When my heart was broken, they were there. When I got married. Had a child. Divorced. Remarried, had another child. They were my support, my rock, my lifeline. Now they have both gone. One year tonight Chris dropped dead and my sister died 8 weeks later. I cannot express with words how much I miss these two very special people. They are both in my thoughts most of the day, every day. They were not just 'Aunt and Unc' to my 2 sons. They were a second mum and dad. They helped me bring them up. They had no children of their own, so my boys and I were their lives, and they were a huge part of ours.

Here they are, on their Wedding day.

(so good I put it on twice. lol).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Computer Problems
Been offline for almost a week, thanks to AOL. Broxi and I were not amused!!!

Had some lovely flowers for Mothers Day, delivered from my Boys.
Thats about it for now. Got a couple of cj entries to do, so will post them when I have finished them. My scraproom looks like a bomb went off, so need to give it a good clear out first - can't work in there when it is like that.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fantasy CJ is Home
My cj has arrived home and I love it. I spent ages trying to upload everyones entries, but got in such a mess that I had to give up. I think it was because I pictured each page separately and then tried to match all the pages together with the recipients name. So will photograph them again as a double page layout.
Here are my own to be going on with.

My front Cover

My Sign in Page

My Welcome Page

My first page entry 'Titania'.

Second Page Entry

Friday, March 06, 2009

Computer Trouble
Been having major computer problems lately. My (very old), computer, is complaining a lot and can only occasionally borrow my son's computer, so not been able to keep up with my blogging.

I have suffered dizziness, on and off now, for about a month. It is definitely easing, and hopefully will be gone soon, so that normal blogging can resume. i've been working on a couple of cjs. I don't usually blog my entries as would not want to spoil the surprise for people when they get their cj's back. However, the new one I am involved in which is a Vintage CJ has agreed to allow people to blog their entries and then it is up to the people involved whether they look or not.
So will blog my entries as soon as I have them finished.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Crap Couple of Weeks
Well, this has been a really crap couple of weeks. I have been ill with dizzy spells and pressure in sinus and head. Have antibiotics and anti emetics from doc but still not brill. Had to miss a really good weekend away. Was booked in to see Strictly Come Dancing at the NEC and staying overnight, but had to cancel due to this bloomin dizziness that keeps coming over me. Driving has been a nightmare. Even going 5 minutes round the corner to Scott's house has been difficult so stopped driving altogether until this dizziness goes.
Did a bit of scrapping over the weekend to try to take my mind off it.
I am seriously hoping this goes very soon. Got an evening away in Birmingham soon to see the Psychic Sally Morgan and also a weekend away scrapping with my mate Sal up at Art from the Heart in Harrogate plus crop in Droitwich.
So - dizziness - GO AWAY. This is a request to the Universe.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Cyber Crop

Well due to being totally snowed in, I joined in with the Cyber Crop over on UKS. I did a couple of the quizzes which were really good fun and just up my street, as a major Agatha Christie fan. I only managed to do one of the layouts. It was designed by Rachel, aka Taniwha and was a fab class. Here is my rendition.
I have actually done loads of scrapping over the past couple of months, but nothing I can put on the internet as they were personal memory albums that I made for friends. I'm also in a couple of CJ's that I have worked on.

Friday, February 06, 2009

More Snow

Gosh haven't seen this much snow in years. Looks like a weekend indoors scrapping. wooohoooo.

I must move my wheelie bin. It is sat there like sentinel as a protest because they didn't empty it last fortnight. Now I also have black bags out the back door covered in snow because there is no room in wheelie bin. Stupid system. One wheelie bin emptied once a fortnight is a joke, especially when they don't bloomin empty the thing. It will have been sat there for a month come next Wednesday.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

and we have snow!!!!!

and lots of it. Cannot believe how much snow we have had the past few days, with more to come!!
This is a pic I took last night. It had really only just started cos this morning it was really thick. Don't think anyone in our Close actually went to work today. All the cars were still in the driveways.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Computer Problems.
Haven't been able to update for a while as I have had major computer problems. Hardly any of the keys would work, which is really odd cos woke up this morning and they are all working!!!! Freaky.
Been a busy month. Chloe came down to stay whilst we worked on a memory album for her mum. We then went away for a weekend to Weston to celebrate Jak's 50th. Had a great weekend and gave her the album, which she loved.
Scott and Janine have completed on their new house, so it has been a hectic week with them getting everything sorted.
They moved out last night. I kept Broxi here for the night whilst they sorted stuff.
I am taking her round this to them this afternoon so they will be starting their new life together. They have managed to buy a lovely house. Due to the house prices dropping they were able to get a 3 bed with a garage when they originally thought they would only be able to buy a 2 bed started home, so they are very pleased.
I will miss them loads but sure I will see lots of them.
Whilst down in Weston last weekend Matt rang me and said 'Hi Mum, won't be here when you get back, I'm off to Tenerife'!!!! He and his mates got a last minute package for 300 quid all inclusive, so he is in Tenerife. He better be taking pics!!
Right off to catch up on some much needed housework - and maybe pop over to facebook.