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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Even Quicker tonight

As i watched Torchwood first. So didn't start scrapping till after 10. Even though its not a great LO , i am impressed as it normally takes me hours and hours...if i have the time DAYS to do a LO.

I love this photo of Meg just before she learned to walk. She was such a chubby baby coz she was breast fed (lots!) Thankfully once i finally stopped feeding her, she slimmed down quite a bit. She was a happy babe and so cuddly ...she is still happy ( when i buy her stuff!) and cuddly, when in the mood.

I am tired now and quite a bit grumpy as everyone has "needed" me tonight. They don't really need me ....just don't seem to like me doing my own thing! ...Hard Luck!!LOL

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

And i wanted an early night

I never seem to get there before 11 and i am not going to tonight either!! There just not enough day.

This has to be the quickest LO i have done ..took half an hour from not even knowing what photos to scrap. Not sure if i Even like it or not ..Just love those photos of Daniel though. He looks so little and sweet and CLEAN LOL! I suppose most 14 yr old's look like they have been dragged though a hedge instead of looking like he had just been scrubbed as in these.

I was doing homework club till after 5 and then tea. I was also a little side tracked as these yummy boxes arrived today. Dex not only saw the enormous box but opened it to see what i had bought and now knows how much i spent too!!

ahh well thank goodness it is pay day soon.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Back to Work

I missed work! I was surprised at how many children noticed that i had been away. I even got an "I missed you miss" from one of the year 9 boys i support LOL ..never thought i'd hear that!

I did my last piece of work for my NVQ3 today, got to hand in my folder next week and its all done. I need to find something else to do now LOL

Have done my Lo for today ..took ages for the glossy accents on the letters to dry. Nats a few years ago on a day trip top the beach.

I have given in and bought two sets of these boxes for all my alphabet chipboard and stickers etc..can't wait till they arrive. I had an Email this evening to say that had been dispatched..just hope Dex isn't about when they arrive...though he IS going to notice them!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I'm Back

to feeling better :D At last!

Went out for a Christmas ( i know!) meal last night. I couldn't eat too much but it was great to catch up with friends i hadn't seen for ages. It was the play scheme committee and as i have now resigned, was presented with a bottle of wine. My children are all too old now to go and i have been helping out since Nats started school, so it was time to stop.

I have decided to start up loading to the big picture again ...I know i have missed lots and it finishes at the end of the month. So i give myself a personal challenge of doing 30 Lo's in a a day. Here is No1. I found this photo on a disc and it made me laugh as they both look they have been "up to something!"...which they probably had!!
Spoke to Nets today and poor Rose had her feet badly burned in a hotel bath last night and has had two trips to hospital. Luckily only one has blistered ( must hurt like mad!!) . Hope she heals quickly. Reminds me of a holiday in Cornwall when Nats slammed Megs fingers in the bathroom door ( she was about the same age as Rose) and we had to quickly find the nearest hosp as we couldn't tell if any were broken.

Friday, January 25, 2008

My 300th post!

These are my January DT LO's for ScrapaGoGo.
This has been one of my most Favorite kits so far , i loved the supplies so much , that i went and bought replacement paper and embellishments so that i still have lots to use. I usually get a lot more than four Lo's in a kit anyway, so i really do have loads of these lovely papers to play with.
If you get the chance to buy the kit , go for it as i promise you will not be disappointed.
Right back to playing with February's kit :)

Feeling better.

Thanks for you kind remarks.
Will be back at work on Monday. I can't belive how much i have missed it!
Nets came over yesterday and brought "get well" food. We chatted and did some was lovely ..especially as there were no children around! I managed to get all my ATC's for this month done. I am hoping to do another LO for the ScrapaGoGo feb kit by the weekend and then i shall be upto date with everything.
I am really really dissapointed that i couldn't carry on with the big picture challenge BUT when i am feeling 100%, I shall challenge myself to 30 LO's over 30 days just to see if i can do it. I WAS using up old stash and lots of photos that i had iontended to scrap but not got round to.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Still feeling yuk and went to docs. He has put me off for another week but said it could be longer before i get some energy back! I hate not being at work, hate letting people and students down ...not good at sitting home doing nothing. I have new stash that i have barely looked at!!
Bum Bum Bum!
I should shut up as some people have no choice with being ill and have to deal with a lot worse for a lot longer.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Fed up

But feeling slightly better today. Just weak and nauseous and a bit achy. I never used to get sick......not before i worked with bug ridden children!!LOL This is the third time i have had to take time off, before that was at least 8 years ago :(
Will make sure that i get a jab next year, have always turned it down as i thought i wouldn't get caught.
Have done nothing except sleep and watch TV ..i did managed to watch Torchwood ( that's the only thing i remember watching!)
Have a Fab DT kit to play with as soon as i feel better. FEB's ScrapaGoGo kit is lovely and i have used some already.
Then i shall go back to doing the big picture challenge. I won't catch up , not by the end of Jan anyway but i will challenge myself to to a total of 31 LO's ( other than my DT stuff, which i can't show you yet anyway)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ill :(

So off to bed soon. Need a bath to boil myself warm , honey and lemon to drink and paracetamol.
REALLY disappointed that i won't be able to do big picture tonight!
Normal service WILL resume soon.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I am going to have an early night

I hope!! I have managed to do tea ( put dishes in washer :)..they are squeaky clean!) and had a bath and got kids to bed , done my daily LO, Photocopied stuff for school tomorrow and packed for Dan. Yayyyyyyyyyyy and all by 10 (ish)

I took the photos with the purpose of scrapping them. We really LOVE the fish and chips at Camelford and always make sure we visit. It was on the way home from our hol this time as we were staying no where near.

see ya tomorrow xx

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Whoo hoo

We have a dishwasher :) I mentioned to a friend at work that i was going to get one but needed to save a bit, and she said she had one that's 3 years old in the garage. Getting it plumbed in tomorrow. That should save me a bit of time in the mornings as even after washing up the tea dishes, there's always a sink full in the morning.

Did 3 Lo's to day but 2 were for Feb's ScrapaGoGo's kit which is lovely.

The one above is the big picture one...i went a bit mad with the stickles glitter glue and i preferred it before........ahh well.

Busy Day

Completely reorganised our bedroom today and i have the bruises to prove it!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Day 11 of Big Picture

This is becoming a bit of a habit...the last thing I do before I go to bed. I am much later tonight as i was sitting in front of the TV all night watching the Moving wallpaper and then Echo Beach and i love watching Johnathon Ross.

Today's LO is of Steph and Ericka's garden. They live in a flat in Croydon and LOVE their garden. It is really pretty in the summer.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


This has felt like a VERY long week! and i am looking forward to a small lay in on Sat. Although, because Dan and Dex will be out for the day , i am going to take the opportunity to completely sort our bedroom out and that will take all day as i also need to put up some new curtain rails. I just never seem to get the time.

Anyway , today's effort for the big picture is very simple. To get the beautiful flourish on the left, I drew round some grunge board that i couldn't bring myself to use....well it only arrived in the post today..maybe next week ;)

Nite nite xx

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Just a quickie today

AS i am a grumpy old cow tonight ( probably means i need an early night!)

Dan had a great time at school last night ( thank goodness!).

Today's LO is of Meg at Tintagel..we would be in BIG trouble if the diabetic nurse saw the size of that ice cream ( AND with Chocolate on!!!) Worth it for her face :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

so quite here

Without Dan. He is staying at School feels weird. He was really excited this morning , i just hope he sleeps. We are both looking forward to a lay in tomorrow, he doesn't have to get up till 8am and i can have half an hour later in bed.

The LO is of Meg and Eva watching TV in the summer...I took about 6 photos before they even realised that i was there..i can't remember what rubbish they were watching! Its for the big picture...i can't believe that after a stumbling start, i am keeping up and using up stash Yayyyyyyyyyyyy, That justifies buying more ;)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Day 7 ,LO 4 of big picture

Not my best layout but i have been interrupted so many times while doing it ! Not sure how long i can keep it up , doing one a day while at work. LOL
Today was OK , my course this morn , work this afternoon. Great to see my colleagues :) and the children. No changes to my timetable ...yet!
I am cold and tired and need an early (ish) night so i am off now otherwise I'll just watch rubbish on TV and snack.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Holidays are over

Back to school tomorrow...back to manic madness in the mornings. I have really enjoyed the relaxing mornings with no agenda over the last couple of weeks. Not looking forward to getting up at 6.30 so that Dan can get his taxi at 7.15, I then get Meg up ready for her taxi at 8.30, i go to my course for 9am and Nats is picked up at 9.30. Ohh and they need planners signed, dinner money (for one) packed lunches ( 3), sports and swimming kit, spare change, meds before they go etc etc. LOL I am sure it is similar in most houses.

I am happy that i have done all my homework ( at the last min!!) and will only have one Unit left to do after tomorrow ( two pieces of writing) Yayyyyyyyyyy Then i will finish my course...need to find something else to do!

Not doing so well on the Big Picture Layout a day..i have only managed three so far LOL

The one above is today's.
Well I need to get rid of 2 inches of grey hair and finish a bit of washing.
Happy Birthday Janice :)
Good Luck to Mel for tomorrow ..she's having a baby!!!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy Birthday James

This is a VERY old photo but bless him ..he looks much the same but is 11 now and will be up at the high school ..where aunty Sue can see him daily , in Sept.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday hunny Bun xx

Well So much for an early night!

My Internet connection has been playing up a bit ..some sort of conflict with my old modem i think. Anyway Steph has talked me though it again! How many people do you know who you could phone up at 11.30pm to ask for Internet help!! She a bloody saint! LOVE you Steph!!

Anyway i wanted to upload mt daily LO for the big picture and managed..just.
Dex and his new phone..finally arrived this morning..i think he likes it!

I have to be up at 6 (ish) as Dan is back at school tomorrow! I am doing some training at work from 10 to 12 as well.

Sorry for crappy photo..dreadful light and i am knackered!

nite xxx

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I have been scrapping

Mostly for ScrapaGoGo..the Jan Kit is so Lush!! I have very little left now.

I joined the Big Picture free class/challenge to do a LO a day for a month . Well missed yesterday to start with LOL but managed one today. tried to photograph Dan while he was watching the footy this afternoon..he wasn't having it!! Couldn't use half the photos as he got really rude! Honestly ! the things we scrappers have to endure for our art.

Called the LO "No More" as that was what he was shouting at me ( amongst other stuff!)

Will upload my Christmas LO's tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Hope its a great one :)