Wednesday, 15 October 2008

So, I know it's been a while (sorry Sarah!!!) but here I am again!! Shall we say that, looking at the photo, it's pretty obvious that us scrappers do not travel light!! lol!! My dear friends Jane and Jules (and her Renault "Rocket") took off for the Lurvlies retreat last weekend, having defied the laws of physics by getting all our stuff into the car.... and it was fab!! We went to Lyndhurst, in the New Forest and met up with 14 other Lurvlie friends. I managed to produce 11 layouts over the weekend whilst chatting, laughing.... oh and eating Wispas (thanks Michelle)!!! (So glad Cadburys brought them back!!)

I'd like to again thank Jules for all her hard work in arranging the weekend, and Linda - and Lorraine, Michelle and Lesley for the fab "Christmas" dinner on the Sunday! It was a pleasure to meet up with friends, old and new. Thank you all sooo much for a lovely weekend.

I haven't had a chance to photograph any of my LO's yet, so I'll be adding those over the next few days, I hope!!

Friday, 8 August 2008

The 8th Day of the 8th Month of the 8th Year!

I'm back again!! We've been without phone or internet for the past couple of days... oh boy, have I missed it!!

Our Wedding Anniversary was a lovely day... Hubby took me, and the boys to Barleylands Craft Centre, nr Billericay, Essex... I can highly recommend it... then yesterday we took the boys to the Science Museum in London. An exhausting, but fascinating day. The boys took a few hits on the Tube by peoples shoulder bags - it was soooo hot and cramped. There were many people on there in need of "ahem", shall we say deodorising!!! It's true that farmers wouldn't be allowed to transport cattle in such conditions!!!

Monday, 4 August 2008


I've been trying to get my brain around this whole uploading pictures thing... and I'm getting there... I think!! Now I've got to figure out how to get a picture on my profile! lol!!

Thanks again to Sarah for the kick up the bum!! I'll be back!!

Oh, and just to say that Mark and I are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow.... give that man a medal!!

Older, and none the wiser!! 4th August 2008

Long time no see - again!! Having been inspired (aka given kick up the bum, by Sarah on UKS) here I am blogging again!! (yes, I know...... hopefully it'll be more regularly than previously!!)

The photo above, shows me, a couple of months ago, having a wonderful time at the County Hall Library in London.... celebrating my 40th Birthday!! My very dear Lurvlie friends Jane and Jules, plotted, with the help of my hubby, to arrange a surprise treat for me. There was much intrigue for weeks as to where I was going.... even to the point that when the day arrived Mark got ready as if he was taking me out, when in fact Jules and Jane were!! Once I got over being "struck dumb" I had the most wonderful day eating gorgeous sandwiches and cake, and drinking tea and champagne!!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Ok...So it's time to catch up again!!

Oh my word!!!! How long has been since the last time I posted!!!

So here we are in 2008...... quick recap of the end of last year...

Erm....I did the 5K Hydro Race (well mostly walk!!) in September... and I'd like to thank everyone who sponsored me. I raised £368!
I'd also like to thank Jules, Michelle and Jane for being there with me... it was a fantastic day - thanks, luv & hugs to you ladies! xx I would, of course, also like to thank my hubby and my boys for being there to cheer me on!! xx

In October I spent a fab weekend with a Lurvlie group of friends who I met through UK Scrappers. Had a wonderful time, scrapped lots, chatted loads, drank wine, ate well.... and there was a Chocolate fountain - Heaven!!!

I'm afraid to say that the main things I remember about November and December are that - following the flu jab at the end of October - I felt pretty "pants" most of the time!! It was my first year of having it, due to having MS, I'm considered one of those "at risk." Let's just say that I doubt very much that I'll be having it this year!!!

So.... back to the present day..... I'm still feeling rough - rattling from the amount of painkillers that I'm taking..... but enough of that - I've actually been scrapping!!! Yay!!

I've joined in the Elsie Flannigan 52 Scrapbooking Challenges on UK Scrappers as I felt I needed the "nudge" to get creative again... and as my Lurvlie friend Sally said to me, scrapping is great when you feel Blaaah!!!

So here are my attempts at Challenge 1 & 2.....

The first challenge - explained very loosely was to do journalling, or write/type a quote onto strips of cardstock.....

My layout shows my darling cats..... living the good life!!

I used: Bazzil cardstock, Ki memories Pet Shop "Here Kitty"patterned paper, and the felt shapes were cut on my trusty Cuttlebug.

Challenge 2 was to only use one photo, which has been converted to black and white.

For this I used a fab photo, taken by a dear friend, Jules, at the Lurvlies retreat in October 2007.

I used: Dk brown and pink Bazzill cardstock, Making memories ribbon and shimmer brad, and again I used my lovely Cuttlebug to cut some felt hearts and flowers... I do love a bit of texture on a page!

This photo brings back very happy memories!!

So.... I'm not going to make any mad promises about being a super efficient regular blogger, because I don't suppose (if anyone does actually read this) that you'd believe me!!! lol ..... but hopefully I'll be back before the end of the year!!