Friday, 26 June 2009

RIP - Michael Jackson

Shocking news this morning........the death of Michael Jackson overnight from a suspected heart attack.

I may not have been his number one fan and didn't particularly like his recent stuff but you cannot fault his earlier music and his time with the Jackson Five.

I shall be playing his music over the weekend and remembering his happier times.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Longest day....

Summer Solstice but not a lovely bright summers day I'm afraid. It's grey, cloudy and gloomy.

Spent the evening on my own again last night watching yet another DVD....can't complain as he did ask me to go down the pub with him but I didn't want to.

Megan went camping - so I hope she's having a good time. Rhys went into town to eat Chinese and they ended up sleeping here last night....boy will that room stink today!

I made this LO for Shimelle's Month of Colour and am really pleased with how it turned out. I seem to be liking the more plain, graphic look these days. It's a 8 1/2 x 11 LO which is a first for me but I think I will like scrapping in these dimensions 'cos you can scan it instead of photographing them.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Thank Crunchie it's Friday!

I've been off poorly sick for the past couple of days with 'the trots' but am feeling a lot better today so back at work now.

I was really depressed yesterday over Rhys and college again! I don't know how he can have managed to do nearly a whole year at college only to kick off in the last few weeks. He doesn't seem to care about anything and doesn't have any dreams or goals in life. It's very sad for him and I feel partly responsible (even if Adrian doesn't) in some way.

Anyway 'tomorrow is another day' as Scarlet would say so lets hope it's a better one!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Catch up....

I've been catching up on a few photos I needed to take and upload for Shimelle's month of colour and have also completed a quick LO for the colour green.

Another gorgeous sunny day here. Could get used to this but mustn't 'cos it won't last (just wait 'til July!)

His father and I had a little chat to Rhys last night about college, jobs, career and life in general. I hope some of it sank in and he doesn't cut his nose off to spite his face.

Bought two new CD's yesterday...Paolo Nutini, Sunny Side up and Jazon Mraz, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. Am liking JM straight away but PN will take a bit of listening too me thinks! One or two tracks are good but some are a bit strange....hmmm!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sunday, Sunday, so good to me.....

Had a lovely day yesterday - went to a crop in the morning and fell asleep in the garden (in the shade) in the afternoon.

Managed to do two and a half layouts at the crop which must be a world record for me!

This morning I've been faffing about on Photoshop trying to do a 'montage' of photos.....I think I've sussed it now and here is the result. There must be a way of putting a background to it but I haven't sussed that yet!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Friday already.....

Dunno where this week went!

Had a bit of a domestic yesterday with regards to Rhys and College (again) and I have made an appointment to go in and see one of his lecturers and his immediate boss too. I'm getting heartily fed up of the goings on and so I'm going to try and get to the bottom of this!

I had a lovely 'post' day yesterday.....two DVDs from Amazon (Bleak House and Cranford) and some stash from Artbase. Naughty but nice! LOL

Also went down the pub with DH for a meal and a drink which was very pleasant too. All in all a very good day!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Pictures of trees.....

AFter a hard morning at work (tee hee!), I took myself off to Lydiard Park to take photos of trees. No I'm not going mad, it's for the June photography competition on UKS. I haven't joined in for some time and thought I would give it a go this month.

I was also very impulsive at work today and booked myself a little break to see Sue and Bernie in August! I hate flying from Stansted but it'll be worth it.

I also completed a 12x12 LO this evening while Adrian was at bell-ringing.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

What a dull weekend....

Dull weather-wise and dull generally.

I felt very irritable yesterday especially with my DH who is not very communicative at the best of times but seems incredibly quiet with nothing to say for himself. This led to me trying to pick a fight with him to get some sort of reaction but just led to me getting even more frustrated with him. He always says he has nothing to say but whenever he's on the phone to one of his mates he has plenty to say!!

TV was crap last night so ended up watching Twightlight again which was OK but not brilliant.

Oh well, work tomorrow.......what a waste of a weekend!!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Been messing....

with my blog. It's had a bit of an update........quite like it for now.

A year.....

Just over a year since my last that a world record?

I've decided to give this another go as I'm not that impressed with Facebook (which everyone said I must join!).

I hope to post at least two or three times a week and include my latest 'works of art' whatever they may be. I need to get back in the habit of taking pics.

Starting on Monday last Shimelle has a great project running through the month of June - Colour! Now, I've never been that great with colour and am fascinated by the whole 'colour wheel' thing and didn't realise how many gazillion colour cominations there are in the world. So here's to a month of learning something new!