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Sunday, December 31, 2006

These little horrors are supposed to be asleep!! Photos taken 10 mins ago!! I have had too much wine to worry!!!
Just wanted to wish everyone a WONDERFUL new year...hope all your dreams come true!!!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I have scrapped !!

I haven't been able to for feels good :) Can't show you as its for thw scrapagogo DT .....The Jan papers are fab!!! LOVED using them and the stamps will last forever :)

The LO above was my DT LO for December done with the yummy blonde moments papers and some of their ultra thick embossing powder.

Didn't get to see dad yesterday. We went up for a quick suprise visit and he had just gone to see a specialist :( ..The children were all fighting so we weren't able to hang around. We took them to Toys R us but they couldn't find much that they wantedin the sales. Dex got a game for his PSP of course ( he won't miss a chance ;))

Dan and Dex are off to football on newyears day ( nice and quiet here then!)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Nice quiet Christmas

which is just what i wanted. We went to visit dad in the morning and were allowed to take him to the resteraunt for a hot choc. We is still not "with it" but was really pleased to see us . We took some photos with Dex phone and will try to upload them here. Off to visit again tomorrow.

The Children were really well behaved and were rewarded with some fab pressies. Meg had a DSLite and was also thrilled to get some make up and perfume. Dan had lots of Arsnel stuff and a PSP . Nats had lots of scrapbook stash and a digital camera. We also bought them a fab keyboard ( doesn't sound half as bad as i thought it would!!LOL) I now have to try to teach them to read music..meg has leassons at school and is able to play using the letters so far.

Nets , Raymond and Rose popped over on Boxing day which was lovely.

I have to say i must have put on loads of weight ..i am getting sick of chocs ( shock/horror)

Have some DT stuff to do so, must get my arse in gear!

Looking around the sales tomorrow but don't really need anything ( Dex already has a PSP , after he saw Dan's..boys!!) So i guess we will be looking at games!

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Tree is up , even wrapped half the presants :) dinning room ready just got last min food shopping to do tonight and then the real work starts!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas ( if i don't get round to blogging till afterwards) We are going to visit dad in Hosp before lunch.

Eight years ago today I lost my very best friend , my mum. Thankfully she left me three wonderful sisters Steph, Anet and Wen ..i Love you :)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bad Mummy !

Still not put the tree up!!
I Will try to do it soon. I finish work on Tuesday , so hopefully we will be all sparkly by then.
Update on dad: He in hospital. On the main ward, so that he can have someone to talk to. He keeps getting out of his bed ( fell out twice now!!) Physically he is very strong but mentally , although better, has a way to go yet. The hospital want to transfere him to an "old people's hosp" , I do think he would be happier. It is the other side of Ipswich , which means about a 60 mile round trip for two of us and Nets 120 miles :( Still about 200 from steph.
I know he would rather be there than in the place he is over Christmas..just hope its not for too long. We do have a hospital in Eye ( it is in the process of closing down) and they still have 10 beds ( both me , little sis and mum have worked there at one time). They are only taking women so is out of the question.
Yayyy i HAVE scrapped!! Can't upload yet as it is for Scrapagogo :) Also done my Christmas stocking swap and made a few more cards. Am ready to do a challenge now. Another reason why no dec up as i would have to clear away all my scrapbook stash until after Christmas :( ....Ohh for a bigger house LOL
Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a well earned break.
back soon xx

Friday, December 08, 2006

Fed up

The clothes show was great, if a bit crowded and noisy. Managed to get some bargains for Christmas.
Unfortunately on the way, got a message from Dex saying that they had to break into dads house again. He was very disoriented and didn't know who Dex was. Dad's GP came out and sent him back to hosp. I won't go into all the details except to say it was an awful day for everyone especially Steph ((hugs)). She travelled up from London to the hosp , only to be told they had sent him back home and she then had to go straight back!
We had to call out another doc as Andrea ( little sis) and I felt that he wasn't safe to be on his own and eventually for the second time that day he was taken back :( ...We both felt like shit. Dad shouldn't have been sent home especially with a cannula still in his arm!!!
He has had more tests today and they now know he had a mild stroke. Poor man has suffered so much in the last year. Waiting to hear further news.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

whhoooo hooo

Off to the clothes show at the NEC tomorrow with the school. Going to bed soon as i have to be up so early.......want me to bring anything back ;)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A few Cards

These were stamped last week and painted with my new H2O paints. Made about eight altogether so far

Friday, December 01, 2006

What on earth is wrong with me!!!

I haven't scrapped for three weeks!! not even a little bit. I really want to and have ideas in my head, i just feel so tired when i eventually sit down to do it AND it is so dark! Got my scrapagogo DT kit yesterday and it looks gorgeous so i hope to play with it at the weekend
Dad is FINALLY home from hospital. He looks quite frail but is determined as ever to do as much for himself as he can.
Looking forward to going to the clothes show next week with the year 10's and 11's.
Been buying my Christmas presents online this year as we don't seem to get the chance to go anywhere much. When we go out with the children , it always ends as a disaster.
Back when i have done a LO.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

George Micheal

Was brilliant!!I missed two cyber crops and the Wyverstone Christmas crop and lunch but i have to say it was worth it. Our seats were good ( not that we sat down LOL) I LOVED the set and George seemed to be really enjoying himself too. Would loved to be at the final concert on 17th Dec at wembly ( ticket are on sale today). Got in at 3.45 this morning ...looong day.
STILL no scrapping done..just don't seem to be able to settle at the mo..keep starting stuff.
Am teaching year 10's to do teabag folding next week!! The boys will LOVE that LOL!
Can't think of anything else exciting to tell you ATM.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Happy Birthday Nets!!!!

Hope you have a brilliant day :)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Evening :)

Concert last night was quite good. I am not a big fan of jazz/softrock but i enjoyed myself. Thought that Andy Fairweather-low was brilliant!
Started reading this book and loving it. I didn't watch much of BB until i found out that he had Tourettes. As two of my children also suffer i found it really interesting. I just LOVE his far a great book. ( only on chapter four so far )

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bad Blogger!!

A whole week since i blogged and no scrapping done as such. Things are starting to get so busy now.
I am typning this while i eat my tea as i am off to see Bill Wyman with a girl friend i haven't seen for ages ( today is her birthday...Happy Birthday Pat!..she won't read this LOL).
On antihistamine at the moment as there is something weird going on with my mouth...NO COMMENTS please LOL..anyway my lips are swollen. It won't be long till they ask at school if i have had botox!
Dex and i went out for our weekly shop and meal last night..very nice :)
Poor dad is STILL in hosp. Is on blood thinners now as his blood keeps clotting.
Really pleased as Steph ( my sis ) is working in Norwich for the next two week , so i might get to see her :)
Have a great evening :)

Thursday, November 09, 2006


I have finally been able to get onto my NVQ3 teaching assistants course. Should start in the new year and the really good thing is that i will be doing it on a wed morning in Diss ( 5 miles away) . Bad for the school as they will have to release me to do it , but great for me as i won't have to do ALL the work in my time at home ( lets face it ..i would have to be up till 2am to get any quiet here!)
We had our carer round last night and went out Tesco's !! LOL ..We did go to the pub for tea first though. Meg wanted to know if we were going on a date...i like the sound of that :) Unfortunately they were awful to get to bed and it was after 10 before they settled down.
Poor dad is STILL in hospital and really fed up. They keep telling him thaty he can come home , but then change thier mind..but don't always tell him :( Nats and i popped round to his tonight to make sure that the fridge was clean and sort out his bungalow so it is nice and welcoming when he does come back.
Not done much scrapping..a couple of things for the scrapagogo DT , the monthly UKs ACT swop and a couple of birthday cards.
Really pleased that i finished two baby books,,one i started last year! They are just decorated pages for the mothers to put the photos onto. Anyway here is one:

Friday, November 03, 2006


Still nothing to show you
Its been one of those weeks! Halloween was awful as my children shouldn't have sweets. We don't do trick or treat as they are a bit old now, but......they were VERY hyper and we had so many people knocking on our door. It was so stressful , i ended the evening in tears and it takes quite a bit to make me cry nowadays. ( except TV of course LOL)
Wednesday evening we had a lovely man come to see us about respite. It will mean that we could have 3 1/2 hours a week. Dex and I will be able to go shopping TOGHETHER with out the children :) Unfortunately we were under the impression that he was just going to pop in at 6.30 to get to know us but, he didn't leave till 10!! The children were late to bed and we were really tired ..boy can he talk!!! LOL
Thursday evening I finished my "school safe" training and sat a test :)
Its been busy at work too..been given more responsiblity ( no more money though).
Tonight I am hoping to do some scrapping
Been looking at all the worldwide dares ( sorry rubbish at links) and looking forward to seeing the UK speshal dare at 11pm tonight.
We have disided to TRY to take part in the blackout tomorrow between 4.30 and 7.30. Ok i know we are not in London AND we may still need to kepp one TV on for the children , but all the lights and electrical stuff can be turned off. I supported in two Geography lessons today and heard all the facts!! VERY scarey. Turning some things off is better than nothing. Wouldn't it be great if they did it in fact while we were talking about it , one of the year 8 children wanted to know why they didn't do it in Las vegas!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Back to school

I can't believe how tired I am!! It was so dull and dark and cold when i came home :(
I am definitely a Summer person.
Had a great day out at Wyverstone on Saturday, though i didn't do much scrapping ( surprise) just finishing off an 8x8 baby book for my niece, have only got a couple more pages to do and i can send it off.
Its Dad's Birthday tomorrow ...poor thing stuck in hospital :(. Can't go up as the children are desperate to celebrate Halloween.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Not much scrapping :(

I have done a LO but it is for my UKs team scraplift challenge and i can't show you till they are all done.
Have a splitting headache that just won't go today. Probably due to Dan having to stay up late and get up early for his sleep deprived EEG this morning. I thought i was really clever as i managed to get it on the same day as Megs Diabetic appointment. Dex came straight from work to help in case the appointments overlapped ( they did ) I also popped in to see dad, who is looking and sounding a lot better . He knew what was going on and he made sense. Still hoping to be home soon though.
Went to pizza hut on the way home and saw Lorraine and family . Meg knocked over a very large salt pot after lunch and then started to cry , so went ...sorry didn't get to say Bye Lorraine.
Looking forward to a lay in tomorrow, Wyverstone on Sat and then getting ready for school on Sun.
Right off to watch Greys in a min . OOOOOOOOOO that reminds me , found some great paper at Ness's shop last week with quotes all over it and in one corner it says " pick me, choose me, Love me " by Meredith Grey really need to watch to get it LOL

Monday, October 23, 2006

Ali Edwards No 13

Am amazed that I got this done today with the amount of interruptions!! Dan has been as high as a kite ( dunno if it had anything to do with his fit). Anyway his OCD has also been rife and he has tidied EVERYwhere bless him!!
The challenge was to use 8 bits of pattered paper as a boarder, so i used the paper that came free with The Scrapbook mag.

Twas a busy weekend

We went to visit dad at Ipswich hospital. Well Nats and I did , Dex took Meg and Dan to Subway for lunch as we thought that all of us would be a bit too much for him.
He was up and sitting in his wheelchair and although a bit frail, didn't look too bad. Unfortunately ( probably due to painkillers, anti inflammatories and antibiotics ) He hadn't a clue about where he was or what he was doing . He kept talking about all sorts of weird stuff, including seeing things that weren't there :(
He was like this after his second op in Jan but we thought that it was due to the amount of morphine he was on and how little he was eating. The staff nurse had only met him that day , so i explained that this wasn't dad and normally he was extremely "with it". They did some tests to find out if he has an infection but i have not heard yet.
Saturday we went to Hoverton , to the scrapbook fair :) Was a lovely day . We saw lorraine and Kirsty ( I picked up my lovely DT kit for Scrapagogo for Nov kit ), Saw Ness and Mel. Nats and I did Lorraines class , we were joined by Meg, Dan and Dex..sorry ladies LOL ( dan and Dex just watched and tormented us!)
Nets came and the children were delighted when Raymond arrived with Rosie..big family outing for us then LOL.
Looking forward to Wyverstone next week but that will be my last crop this gets too busy.
Poor Dan woke up at 8 ish this morning sobbing ( he is 13 and doesn't cry much) he also had a bad headache which meant he probably had another fit last night :(
We have an appointment at Ipswich Hosp on Thursday morn ( 8.30!!! know that means we have to be up at about 6!) for another EEG, Meg has an appointment at the diabetic clinic at is only across the car park so i am hoping we can do them both ..probably fit in a visit to dad too!
I do intend to spend as much time as possible scrapping over the holiday ( fingers crossed)
We have a lady coming to see us tomorrow about respite ( which means that Dex and I can go shopping together without the children each week), just hope they they are able to look after Meg with her diabetes too..shouldn't be too much of a problem as she wouldn't need an injection. It's just that nothing is EVER straight forward with us LOL!
Just had a phone call to say that Dan's glasses have been fixed ( he only had them 2 months!) and mine need to go in, i paid to have them react to light but they don't!! So I am off to Diss when Dex gets home.
Have a great day anyone reading this ..if you have got this far LOL LOL

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Where You Want To Be

LOVE this and have often wondered who the song was about! So sad.

Scrapagogo's October Kit LO

Love these papers and stamps

Friday, October 20, 2006


On holiday for a week! LOL Hopefully a week of lay ins.
Going to visit dad tomorrow and Hoverton on Sunday ( scrapbook fair )..pray for lots of sunshine so Dex can take children for a walk and big mac while i shop/scrap :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Just a quickie

Before i watch Extras and then Greys :)
This was started at the scrapping Angels Crop a few weeks ago..finally got round to finishing it, though i have just noticed as i have scanned it, i have bent both flowers!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


really tired..thank goodness it's half term next week and my darlings don't wake up too early. The children at school are getting "high" and their behaviour is a little wearing.We have pink day on Friday ( raising money for breast cancer), i have to find something pink to wear!! Megs school is also doing this and she wants me to dye her hair...not sure.
Tried to talk to dad this evening as he has had his op now. Wasn't able to as he won't pay for the phone next to his bed and the nurse says theres no other phone :(. I made her write down a message from us all to him.
Have been VERY bad today and ordered these stamps from papermaze..I was moaning at how much Dex spent the other day too!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

And NO 12

Of Ali Edwards challenges: to use woven paper as a background for journaling etc. Sorry for the overload of sloppyness. LOVE Elton John's "The One" First two verses printed out. All chatterbox paper and embossing with red/gold powder.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ali Edwards NO 11

Done. Sorry scanner has scanned this a bit on the squiffy and completely cut of the lace along the bottom. You get the idea though..The "O" in over on the transparency , is the bridge between the different pattered papers.
Was really looking forward to going to Hoverton this Sunday and had planned the whole day..even our brekki..except it's NOT this Sunday ,its next!! Its thrown me a bit now LOL
Poor dad has been put on hold for his op as there are no beds!! He has to phone in the morning. He is having all sorts of weird pains in his "leg" tonight..If you are reading this dad (((hugs))) Hope it is over with soon!! Speak to you tomorrow.
Looking forward to half term ( and some lay ins) though it is not for another week yet. We have finally been doing the "school safe" to deal with difficult and dangerous behaviours..certainly opened my eyes!
Nets and Rose coming to see us tomorrow ..must remember to take photos!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Not sure about this

but i am going to show you anyway. Was looking on Ali Edwards blog the other day. She had a challenge to do a month in family life.This is my version.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I am Cheating

By combining this weeks speshal Dare ( to use a song title or Lyrics ) and Ali Edwards No 10 ( to print onto patterned paper).
This is Elton John's ( and MY )Daniel.
When ever i heard the words to this song, it always reminded me of Cavell ( our first son , who died in 1990). When we were ready to have another child, i wanted to name a son after Cav but without it being obvious. Daniel fits the bill perfectly...So, Dan is named after his older brother Cavell :)
This LO also is to celebrate my darling son turning into a teenager today.

Happy Birthday

to Daniel , who is 13 today :)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

This weekend

I made myself a list of all the scrap booking related things I want to do..ohh I had no illusions that i would do them all..but to finish one would have been good.
Had intended to laze about yesterday and maybe not even get dressed LOL. Forgot that Meg was being picked up ( along with another friend) to go out for the day. Nets, Raymond Rose and Charlie came round for a little while too...Good job I dressed!!
Today we had to shop food!! And get Dan his Birthday Present ( he is 13 tomorrow). He wanted a phone ( of course) , now we have FIVE to charge up and keep in credit ( not that I ever remember to charge , or use mine!)
As you can imagine ( if you know my darlings) they were all quite
Bumped ( literally) into Lorraine and children in Tesco's ..Hi Lorraine :)..She was having almost as much fun as i was LOL..Hope Harry got his treat.
As to my list:
1) To do the two cards for this months ACT swap ( I should do a batch ..never do , get everything possible out and make just two!)
2) To do the next Ali Edwards challenge ( i am up to NO 10 )
3) To make Dan a birthday card ( have to do this tonight!!)
4) To make a cover for a babybook i made MONTHS ago to give to a friend before her child reaches 1!!
5) To do this weeks Speshal dare ..have actually started, but don't hold your breath.
6) To make a card and baby book for Donna ,Dex's niece

I am sure there is other stuff too.
First i have homework ( still) to do with Meg and get them in bed in time for Jane Ayer (sp?) ..still awake???

Friday, October 06, 2006

Speshal Dare 22

Only half an hour late! LOL...not bad for me then!
So glad it is the weekend ..don't like this time of the year when we know that summer is most definitely over. I could quite easily hibernate.
Busy at school ( attachment theory...not impressed :(), Governor meeting at Dans school hour meeting tow and a half hours travelling to get there!
Poor dad has been back to hosp as his knee is still not healed and the docs have advised him to have it removed. I am sure he is devastated. They think the bone is infected . He has suffered so much , this will be his fourth amputation on his legs.
Not a great day at school as it was non uniform day..always makes the children "high" especially on a Friday too. The afternoon lessons were almost a waste of time.
So...hopefully a nice quiet weekend??

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ali Edwards challenge NO 9

Finally .............

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Scrapagogo DT Lo's

A couple of Lo's from past kits both were of the wedding we went to last year. It was at Babington House ..a really gorgeous place. We stayed two nights and had the time of our lives. Jamie Cullum was also at the wedding and in the room down the hall from us :)
The first is of Dex (right) and his two older brothers.
Second is his brother , SIL and niece ..who gave birth to a baby girl yesterday..Congratulations Donna!

A couple

of Lo's i finished off from last weeks crop at the scrapping angels retreat.
Had a great day yesterday at Wyverstone, managed to do the ready steady crap challenge. Those days go too fast but at least i am always inspired when i get back. Some VERY talented scrappers. Ness brought her shop and i think i bought everyone of the new Kelly Panacci papers ...yum. I MUST use them!!
Been a horrible rainy day here and i have been doing boring things like the washing and Megs homework.
Hope everyone had a great weekend ..its over far too quickly.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Just made Dex VERY happy

LOL not what you are thinking.!!
He has lead a very sheltered life and not been to many concerts and stuff, so i have got him tickets to see The Stranglers ( one of his all time fav groups ) at the UEA in Norwich in a couple of weeks :) ..He is over the moon as he has never seen them live...Nets is gonna go with him ( i am not a stranglers fan )Cool eh?
Just got confirmation that we can have our holiday in Cornwall next August ( see photo below) ..i know its a long way off but it is so popular that we weren't sure we would be able to get it ( though we have stayed there a couple of times before). I am soo excited as we will be there for two weeks and it is so peaceful :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

feeling a bit naughty.... i am typing this at work ( in my lunch hour) , but still on the schools PC...
Had a great time at the weekend at the Scrapping Angels crop. Spent some quality time with my Sis Nets..not done that for ages. So nice to have a conversation without one of our children interupting .
MY Tomtom works really well and took me home an unusual ( but quick) way from Bury..didn't meet many cars. DEx is now worried that i can go where ever i want to now ;)
Ohh BTW i don't have google spell check here so please excuse any mistakes!! LOL
I got to meet Emily and Anna and Ann(i)e :) :) I started all the projects but haven't finished any soon as i do , i will show you . Brill classes.
It was lovely to meet lots of people who i have only seen online before and make new friends too.
Off to Wyverstone this Saturday , so i am being spoiled and make actually finish something!! I have two Ali E challenges to do too.

I pinched this photo from Anna's blog ( sorry Anna!)

Friday, September 22, 2006


Off in the morning to Bury St Eds as i am a Scrapping Angel ! :)
Really looking forward to spending the weekend in a nice hotel, some fab teachers and wonderful friends ( and friends to be :)) Of course i am no where near ready!!
Dex bought me a tom tom so i won't get lost on the way home ;)
Poor , poor Dex. Yesterday he was complaining of a bad back and bought himself some of the horribly smell deep heat spray. He asked me to spray his i did. I gave it a good spray. He said "that's enough" and a couple of mins later, it went bright red and looked like sunburn. So...........................i read the label ( like you do) and it said "spray sparingly" :) He had to lay in a cold bath for 20 ok now ( resorted to paracetamol for the back ache) has a slight phobia of spray cans though...............awful wife that i am, i am abandoning him with our delightful children for the weekend LOL.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Worn out

already this week ..can't believe it is only Monday!! School was busy, i have a few to keep an eye on now and that includes break and lunch times. I know i should just go to the staff room and sit and eat but i do worry about them. I suppose its having difficult children myself ,just hoping someone is watching out for them too.
I get home from work ,do tea (Dex and i take turns) and then sort out the homework/spellings( even though mine leaves a lot to be desired)and reading.( Dex and i do NOT take turns!) Boy there was a lot tonight!! Then it is bath time , supper , story and bed ..opps its 9pm and i am shattered LOL.
I need to scrap for relaxation and there is rubbish on Tv tonight..if i can stay awake..................

Saturday, September 16, 2006

If you get a mo

Go visit Jackie at "Just giving" ---->
Link in my side bar.
She is walking to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Good Luck !!!
Meg has been diabetic since she was five and has lots of problems being stable. We have to test her blood ( at least four times a day ) and then give insulin according to the result. After 6 years most children would be a lot more stable and be able to use a pen.
Meg often asks when she is going to get better :(

Anyone help?

I would love to be able to get rid of that thing in my side bar that says" poker chips"..I have no idea how it got there!!

Ali Edwards No 8

Only got No 9 to do and i have caught up to the lovely Annie ( Used my plain Jane chipboard leaves to draw around and kept it simple. Last years Sponsored walk at the high school..yes i did walk it too! :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

How sweet

is my darling husband? I am off to the scrapping Angels retreat at Bury next Saturday. I have a map but i always like to know exactly which lane to be in before i go anywhere. So he is going to take us for a run out this weekend...I am such a nit!!
I have Ali E's challenge almost done, just need to add a couple of bits and stick stuff down. Sooooooooo tired that i probably won't do it tonight. We had a really bad thunder storm last night and a power cut . The noise and the dark upset the children and i ended up a sandwich in my bed!! it was so hot too.
Will try to get it done and uploaded tomorrow night.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Scrapbooking at work..yayyy

How cool is that? Last lesson on a Friday, i am supporting a young lady in textiles she has Downs and cannot access the lesson in the same way as the other students. We are going to be doing a BOM ( book of me , for Steph). We have about six weeks and i shall bring in stamps, punches paint etc, so that we can do something different each week. We will only have an hour though for each page but i think she is really looking forward to it.
Busy day today. Dex wanted us ALL to go shopping ( deep joy) but i managed to persuade him just to go with Meg . Nats is not even up yet and Dan was out all day yesterday ( they now have Ipswich Town season tickets )watching the match and needs routine and order today ( its part of his ASD, he can only cope with so much unpredictable stuff). Going to Hintlesham was out of the question too unfortunately ....even though i haven't been once yet. Ahh well its the scrapping Angels retreat in two weeks time. Really looking forward to that.
Managed to do the Ali Edwards No 7 use 7 pieces of patterned paper on one LO..the 7th has been cut into lace with the craft robo. The subject is once again Rose.
Off to do washing, ironing, supervise homework and get all the school stuff ready for tomorrow.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

So Hot!!

I have been so hot all day! Even after a cool bath, i am melting.
First day back at school today. My timetable was clear as mud as usual LOL.. I spent half of one lesson looking for a particular child to support and was sent all over the school before i found him. I spent another period in the wrong lesson ( shame as i love biology!) Can't get over how tall everyone has grown ..or maybe i am just shrinking LOL
Just finished assembling ( after blitzing Dan's room) Dan's new bed. Most definitely thew last one i am buying him!! He broke the last one , in ways you wouldn't believe. I bought him one of those high beds before that about three years ago. Stupidly not thinking how difficult it would be for a shorty like me to change the sheets! Not nice after an accident in the middle of the night and i had wee dripping on my head. Or, that Dan is so tall he couldn't sit up in bed without banging his head......sigh.
Too tired to scrap at the mo but hopeing to do some at the weekend. Dan and Dex now have season tickets for Ipswich every other Sat , i shall have a bit of peace :) :)

Monday, September 04, 2006

My Baby

Has started high school today!! She is so nervous you can see in the photo smiles this morning. Although she did manage one as the taxi was pulling away. She was picked up at 8am..far to early for a 7 mile trip! apparently , she is the first to be picked up and last to be dropped off and they didn't know she was diabetic. The taxi driver has a diabetic son and is going to ask if she can be picked up later by another taxi. I have given her extra snacks today as i am sure she is going to use up so much energy just worrying.
I am back to work today , but just for a little while this morning for some INSET. Back properly on Wednesday when the school is open.
Dan goes back to school tomorrow.
My infection seems to be cleared up now. My antiboitics finish tomorrow.
A couple of photos from this morning:

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Visit

From Anet and Rose. My children of course were delighted to have such a little bundle of cuteness here for the day. She is so funny ( Rose ..Anet we already know about!) I thought I had finished with the children's Tot TV and websites but no , we have all been dancing to Fifi and the flowertots?!? LOL
It was lovely to be able to spend a few mins chatting about stash and placing a small order together..just imagine how much damage we'd do if we saw each other more often!! Looking forward to Bury in a few weeks time ..we are sharing !
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((big hugs)))))))))))))))))))))) to my sis Steph today.
Couple of photos: I was able to do Rose's first trim and i think i have all my fingers still LOL.
Second pic is after the trim.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ali Edwards Challenge No 6

Finally done. Its been on my table for over a week but i just haven't felt like doing it. Anyway, its nice and simple. A photograph of Mum and dad before they were married. This one is for Mum's birthday ..on 18th Aug, she would have been 70.
Not a good night last night. We couldn't get to sleep. Dex got up at 2,30, Meg came in as usual at 3.30 saying Dan was making noises( he had been shouting in his sleep again)..When i went to check, he was fitting. It only lasted about 2 mins but he was half on the bed , half on the floor ( thankfully we are waiting for a new bed to arrive and he is sleeping on the floor on his mattress anyway) . He woke at 4.30 with a bad headache and then we all slept ...till 7, an early night tonight!
Meg took all her diabetic paraphernalia to her new high school today, which was good as she got to meet the SENCO again and that has calmed her nerves a bit.
I have been ironing and altering school uniform today ( big beamy smile!)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Please Visit

Anita Mundt's site She has a great offer on at the mo and will , for a small charge, change your photos into something stunning. Go have a look. The best bit is that the money goes to a really good cause ( details on her blog).

Great news .my new antibiotics are working .yayyyyyyyy!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dunno if this will work

Found this on Anams Blog , and did the test.


Antibiotics not working ..swelling spreading..have just been prescribed stronger "stuff".
Had to use my lovely new permanent slick writer to draw around offending belly ( bet they never thought it would be used for that!..... And, NO there will be no photos!!!)so that i can keep an eye on the redness..if it spreads anymore in the next 48 hrs, i have to go back for MEGA antibiotics ( Doc says they will make me feel really ill...................ohh joy) LOL......fingers crossed..not panicking about being ready for work on Monday!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A bit better today

I think the antibiotics are starting to work.
I have a LO on my table that is waiting to be finished , it has been there for three days now. I am hoping to be able to do it tomorrow. I recived my order from papermaze this morning ( thanks Ness) all of the new Daisey D's Gypsy papers ......yumm. She has 20% off all her papers till midnight tonight :)
Back tomorrow

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fed up!

Had a bad few nights sleep and thought it was just coz i had over done the house work but the skin all round my stitches is hot and red and it is spreading. ( sorry too much info LOL) Had to call NHS direct and they sent a Doc out. Am now on antibiotics :( ..Hope they work fast coz i don't have time to feel yuk. Got a busy week before children go back to school. Doc left me a couple of tabs and Dex has to pick up the rest from Tescos when he finishes work in the morning.
Will report back tororrow :)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy Saturday !

Had a lovely surprise visit from one of my sisters :) Don't see her often enough.
Cleaned my cooker yesterday ( both ovens) and today i am paying for it..all my tummy muscles hurt!..That'll teach me ..should have waited a bit longer.
Did last weeks Speshal Dare ( which COULD also "do" for the Elsie Flannigan's first challenge) Not really happy with it but it does what it says on the box :)
Hope everyone has a great Bank hol. Dex is back to work Monday morning and tomorrow needs to take loads to the pretty boring here.

Friday, August 25, 2006

ooooo look what just came in the post

My new school shoes....................of course i need new shoes!!, i work in a school . My new uniform should arrive on monday ( via Next and empire stores) ;) ;) ..good job Dex was out LOL

Changed the music

I am sure you all now know that Darren thinks i am beautiful ;) .........NO i haven't changed the artist LOL The animal song was a Savage Garden song, not one of my very favs but i LOVED the film that it was the soundf track for. It was not an epic AND it a bit too cute but anyone who has a daughter with learning difficulties may well like it. I saw a lot of Natalie in this film. Ohh its called "The other Sister".

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A cold rainy day today

AND i am going to be lazy and have fish n' chips for tea.
Dex and Daniel went to Ipswich town FC to day ( with kids klub). They BOTH had a great day although (of course) they both came home with new kit. Dex forgot to take a!! He said lots of people took photos , so i might still get some. Dex was so impressed with the day that he has phoned to ask about a season ticket for them both. Nice quiet Saturdays then ;) LOL
A couple of photos for you of Dan, who at first refused to smile ( he is SO fed up with me photographing him at the mo) , then he went over the top with a big cheesy grin.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Rebecca

My beautiful niece is 14 today.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

And No 5 done too.

Challenge: to place photo off center..changed a little to be placed in top half of page.

Ali Edwards Challenge No 4

Modified circle. Done :)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Lovely day

At Wyverstone Crop. Managed to get my Ali E No 3 Challenge done. Have also come home with next months Scrapagogo kit to play with ..its GorG!!Lorraine had her shop there and would have been rude not to buy a little stash. I got some MM vintage hip trims..velvet ribbons and lace, and sassafras lass stitched boarder stamps.
Natalie went to the seaside for the weekend..hope she has some good seems too cold already!!
I am really looking forward to having a soak in the bath tonight , it should be safe enough now that i have healed..fed up with showers.
For challenge No 3 you had to make your own patterned paper. I told Steph ( my sis ) that i was excited about using some new rubber stamps and her reply was " oh for goodness sake get some lino and make your own!" So i did :) The print was used down the side and then i used glitter and pen to decorate. The flower was designed by Emma and Tina for the Craft Robo on UKs.

Friday, August 18, 2006

By the skin of my teeth

This weeks Speshal dare. influenced by the freestyle book. I LOVE this photo of Megan.

Uk's Blog prompt

some of the ladies on UK's have a daily blog prompt and i really like today's....

If you could go back to about the age of 14, when you're just entering your teenage years, what 3-5 pieces of advice would you give yourself?

Ok here goes,

It is NOT essential to always have a boy friend, you CAN exist without one for a while.

Stop worrying about how you are STUNNING and it will all go downhill rapidly , make the most of it now.

Be adventurous, go to places on your own. Spend as much time as possible at concerts etc.

Live life to the full and do some thing scary every so often.

This is me at 14 (taken in 1974) in our back garden. Mum had this dress delivered by accident and i made her photograph me in it before she sent it back LOL

Do me a favour

Just go up to ( or phone) your partner , lover, person you share your life with and either give them a big hug or tell them how much you love them. Those of us with someone sometimes have no idea how lucky we are.I am going to :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tagged By Nickibee

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
LOL easy..Cornwall..too beautiful and so peaceful. As long as there was no one for the children to fight with , i'd be happy :)

2. What's your favourite article of clothing?
Usually the newest..i am so shallow. ATM it is my jumper as i am cold!!

3. Favourite physical feature of the opposite sex?
So hard to choose, Eyes but also the back of their hands ..daft eh?

4. What's the last CD that you bought?
PLEASE!! Savage gardens greatest hits LOL

5. Where's your favourite place to be?
I am a misery and LOVE to be alone..somewhere really quiet and sunny with a book.

6. Where's your least favourite place to be?
Outside when it is wet and windy.

7. What's your favourite place to be massaged?
My shoulders i have SO many knots!

8. Strong in mind or strong in body?
Mind. Body is pants (leaving this in Nicki LOL)

9. What time do you wake up in the morning?
two mins before my alarm.

10. What is your favourite Kitchen appliance?
Kettle ..i need coffee

11. What makes you really angry?
Bullies. People who think they know everything but usually know nothing. people who get cross with us when our children come bounding out of the car when we use their disabled sticker.

12. If you could play an instrument what would it be?
Clarinet ( i used to play at school but can't remember now)

13. Favourite colour?
Green..every shade

14. Sports car or SUV?
SUV i need space for the shopping

15. Do you believe in an afterlife?
Ohh yes!

16. Favourite children's book?
The lion the witch and the wardrobe

17. What's your favourite season?
Summer. i need warmth and sunshine :)

18. What is your least favourite household chore?
Ironing but don't like any really!

19. If you could have one super-power, what would it be?
to stop time.

.20. If you have a tattoo what is it?
Have a butterfly on my left shoulder since 1978..probably a moth now! Would like a flower on my foot too.

21. Can you juggle?
Housework, work and children ( good answer Nicki ..leaving it in!)

22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to?
My Son

23. What's your favourite day?
Sunday as none of us has to work.

24. What's in the boot of your car?
A tin with Christmas rubber stamps ( from playscheme) A lot of empty water bottles. tools ( yes for the car! not that i know how to use them!!)

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?
Hamburger. Raw fish YUK!! ( i agree)

I shall tag :
Suzanne and

Monday, August 14, 2006


Got home yesterday lunchtime ( thanks Anet, Raymond and Rose). I can't believe how tired i am LOL. Hopefully it won't last and i can catch up on some scrapping.
Have five gall stones and gall bladder removed. Have to say that hospital was amazing. It is the very first time i have had to stay in other than to give birth ( which was also much more painful!!) The staff were wonderful, the food out of this world and the place so peaceful....ahh well back to normal chaos LOL
The children are being lovely at the mo and i have had loads of cuddles from Dan ( who stopped cuddling a while ago ..not cool!)
Thank everyone for such lovely will resume ASAP :)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ohh My goodness!!

Megan's new school uniform arrived today. Apart from the trousers being a little on the long size, they all fit...but she looks SO grown up!!!

Off for a couple of days

Got a call to go to Hospital to have my gall stones removed tomorrow. I have to admit that i have been very lucky so far as this is my very first operation. I did think that i would only be in for the day ( as that's what i was originally told) but, i have to go to a different hosp (private as the local is over booked) and they say up to two days. Poor Dex at home with our lot!!!!
Anyway i am off top buy some scrapbook mags later today . I have already told Dex that only only want flowers that are rubber stamps ;) ;)
I shall miss the new Ali E challenge on Anne's blog tomorrow and the start of the CC on scrappad AND the new speshal dare...just as i had caught up!!! oh well
Have a great week end
At least i can't do much when i get home for a week or to so i will scrap then ( hopefully )

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ali E 'challenge No 2

My niece Rose a few days old. Great Challenge ..lots of fun :)