Tuesday, 30 March 2010

There will be a short break in transmission....

I've decided to stop posting for the time being due to their being nothing much I want to say to the world at present.  Thanks for listening.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Soggy Saturday…

Oh boy, I’ve been letting my poor blog go unloved again haven’t I?  I do think about adding posts every day but just never seem to have the time.

Anyhoo, a quick catch up on some LO’s I’ve been doing for Shimelle’s ‘Something from {almost} Nothing class.

Picture This(459 x 600) Just using cardstockGill (600 x 450) Using up ribbonAbout a boy Using metalgoing going (600 x 579) Using scraps of patterned papers.

I’m really enjoying this class and can’t wait for more wonderful ideas next week.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Monday mutterings…

Boy, what a busy weekend I’ve had!! 

An unexpected visitor in the form of someone wanting to see around my house (which is up for sale) appeared on my doorstep Saturday afternoon.  After a quick show around and some Q&A’s he made a an offer and we’ve decided to accept it.  There will be no chain so I could be out as soon as 6 weeks time ~ OMG, I’d better get looking for something else soon.

I completed two LO’s at the crop on Saturday morning which I’m quite pleased with.  One was using up the scraps….part of Shimelle’s class.

moving on going going

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Testing Tuesday…..

I have such little will power that it’s quite scary at times! I was doing really well resisting yet another online class BUT I just can’t seem to resist a Shimelle class and so have signed up for Something from (almost) Nothing today. I wouldn’t say I have mountains of unused stash but I still have more than enough and as for some of the ancient papers…….well I just hope Shim can help!

Working full-time again all week, which is good for the funds but bad for the soul! I wish my job wasn’t quite so boring!!

Went to see Lovely Bones on Sunday with Megz, I loved Alice-In-Wonderland-2010--Cd-Cover-26334it but she didn’t. Hoping to go and see ‘Alice’ this week  too….can you tell I’ve signed up for a Cineworld card again? Well, if I didn’t go to the cinema, I wouldn’t go anywhere!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sad Saturday….

Well, the deed is done and the estate agent has been around to take photos and details of the house and it will be put on the market next week.

A bit of background detail…….my husband left me just after Christmas and although we were going to try and keep the house together until our mortgage finishes in 7 years ~ it wasn’t working out.  So I’ve decided to divorce him, sell the house and start again (at 54 ?!?!).  Unfortunately I won’t be able to afford a house of my own and therefore will have to rent one to put a roof over our heads (my two ‘children’ will be coming with me).

It’s funny how life turns out isn’t it?  You think by the time you get to this stage that everything is settled and set in stone but nothing ever is.  Not life, health, wealth, marriage…..nothing!

IMG_1583Dexter goes to his new home tomorrow and I hope he will be very happy there…..that was another very hard  decision to make.  But if we’re moving to rented I can’t have a rabbit digging the garden up.  We’re hoping to be able to take the two cats with us (fingers crossed).

In other news, I’ve been managing to do a bit of art Sue & Bjournaling and have just finished a LO for this month’s challenge on UKS, which was Friends.

These are my much missed friends (who I could really do with at this moment!) they now live in Spain and I only get to see them once or twice a year if I’m lucky.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

St David’s Day….

Happy 1st March!  Yes, I know I’m a day late, story of my life at the moment always running to catch up.  I feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, a caught a preview of this movie yesterday – I can’t wait!!!
Anyhoo, March brings the start of a new class for me from Vivianna on Polka Dot Robot.  It’s an Art Journal class called Quiet Nights and I’ve done my first page too…. IMG_1581

It’s about where I am right now … - wanting to escape until this part of my life is sorted.  I’m having to put the house on the market and move into rented accommodation due my husband splitting!!  I’m not looking forward to all this upheaval and can only hope it will not be too painful.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday’s ramblings….

Today, dear readers, we are going to discuss art journaling as I will be starting an online class on 1st March at Polka Dot


IMG_0001 (421 x 600)Now I have been trying to do art journaling for a year or more with very mixed results. One or two pages I like 

but most of them I don’t.  IMG (422 x 600)

Is this because I spend too much time looking at other people’s journals on the internet and in books instead of just ‘going with the flow’? I’m always trying to make my pages look ‘pretty’ or ‘arty’ and when I come to write my actual thoughts down on the page…..I dry up! Surely journaling should really be all about the writing rather than the ‘art work’, but what should I write? Everything and anything? Puerile and important? Past, present, future?

Does anyone else do art journaling and if so do you have any hints and tips? Do you have any links to good websites or blogs?  Thanks for looking.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Funky Friday…..

Friday rolls around again……..hurray!

I’ve got an all-day crop tomorrow which includes two classes and a shop (Total Papercrafts). I can’t wait, I’m really in the scrappin’ mood at the moment, must get myself organised tonight though so I can have an extra half hour in bed in the morning.

Here are Five For Friday…..

M&S Meal DealM&S

TV on Saturday


TV on Sunday


Taking photos


A glass of vino with friends


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Basic biking….

Let me introduce you to my son and his new ‘toy’ ~ his 125cc motorbike!  He’s like ‘the cat that got the cream’ and I’m like the ‘mummy waiting for ‘that’ call’ every time he goes out on it!

Rhys with bike3 Rhys with bike_edited-1  I’ll just hope and pray that he learnt his lesson from the Rhys with bike2car accident he had last year and rides a bit more sensibly than he drove!

Luckily he’s a long way off affording anything bigger for now.



In other news I’m just back from the ‘flicks’ with DD ~ we went to see Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness.  It was quite good but I did feel that Mel is getting a bit too old for these parts anymore.  I’m looking forward to Clash of the Titans, Lovely Bones and Leap Year……coming to a cinema near you soon! 

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Being grateful….

After my last whining post I can (thankfully) report that I’m feeling a lot more positive about life now having spent last night and this morning in the company of my brother and his family.

It always does me good to visit them and see how a real family should be, close, loving, kind, sharing etc.  We had fun last night with food, cocktails and games and then this morning a Walk around Bradford on Avon followed by a hot chocolate and toasted tea cake and a gorgeous little tea room.  I also treated myself to a wonderful scarf with the last of my birthday money!Scarf(600 x 450)

Also, don’t think I showed you the finished invites I did for my Mum & Dad’s anniversary party.

Cards (600 x 450)