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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Is it Sunday??

I forget what day it is when its holidays!! Dex is working as well and he doesn't normally work Sundays..its a bit surreal! My darling Children are all still zonked as the horrors won't go to bed at a decent time. Dan is now frightened of going to sleep in case he has another fit, so is trying to stay awake!
Well we survived Christmas :) We even went to Nets on Boxing day which was great and out shopping the next day ( what ever day that was!!), That was not so great! Bought Meg a new desk for her bedroom . She is very happy at the mo as she had a laptop for Christmas . Steph, myself and the cust services eventually set up a home network so that Meg and Dan can now use the Internet. Dan hasn't really bothered so far but Meg has an email addy AND of course spent most of yesterday sending me messages from her bedroom. Poor love has learning problems and i am now begging to think she might be dyslexic..very difficult to read some of her messages and even though she has all the right letters , they are muddled up :(
No plans today except dealing with a mountain of washing and maybe/HOPEFULLY scrapping :)
Spending new years Eve with little sis Andrea and family, playing games and drinking..don't even have to drive home asits walking distance yayyy.
If i am not back before....Have a wonderful NEW YEAR and i hope it brings you peace and joy :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas
Hope you all have a wonderful day !
We got off to a shaky start ..last night Dan had a fit and Meg had a hypo..i put it down to was about 2.30am before we eventually settled down.
Everyone is now playing with presents or watching TV a nice quiet time. We are having a cooked tea and salad for lunch so i have plenty of time to cook. xxx

Friday, December 21, 2007

3 more days

of madness and then we can relax ( lol).
Went back to work on Weds, shouldn't have but didn't want to miss out on anything. I love the women i work with, they were SO nice !!
I had been thinking of dad quite a bit recently , we always saw him at Christmas and last year spent the day in hospital with him. We saw an advert for Ferreo rocher and Dex laughed at how dad always bought me some every Christmas. Anyway, going to bed the other night i took the house phone up with me for Dex to phone me in the morn. I looked at the screen and it read"dad" ..i must have pressed the fast dial button .........then at school on weds while clearing out my locker ( i am a hoarder!!) , i found in a plastic bag, a box of ferrero rocher, no card or anything and no one would own up ( i hadn't told anyone about dads pressie either) ...COOL :)
Mum died 9 years ago this week too but its nice knowing they are still around :)
Have done most of my present and food shopping online this year. Just need to pop out for veg on Sunday.
I am still feeling under the weather and am now coughing, especially at night, so its just as well i don't need to go out and spread my germs.
Really pleased as i managed to do a LO for Jans ScrapaGoGo kit to day ..the papers are lush and i have even bought more for when i have used this lot up LOL

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Finally got caught

by the bugs going around and am off work for the second day. I HATE being off, i feel so guilty! I am missing our Christmas meal tonight too. Ahh well at least i should be OK again by Christmas.
Dan has his Christmas disco at school tonight so is staying for tea, Dex is picking him up at 9pm so they won't be back till at least 10.30. I had a phone call from his school this morning saying that he can stay over on a Tuesday night from Jan. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy ! He does D of E on a Tuesday so that will be great and means i won't have to drive for 2 1/2 hrs straight after work to pick him up.
No scrapping but i got my order from from Ellison yesterday and am really , really pleased with the sizzix dies i got ...would normally cost over £100 instead of £30!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Spent most of the day cooking. Made sausage rolls for Dans school party tomorrow and some for us. Made mince pies and Chocolate meringue pie for tea. As well as reorganising the living room so I could fit the tree in and the usual washing etc. Now worn out. Had a sore throat all day too :(..........Just in time for Christmas!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

HA! See i was RIGHT (as always ;))

CONGRATULATIONS again Steph ......for WINNING woman of the year at one account!!!
ner ner ner ner ner

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Proud of you Steph!!

One of my Fab sisters, Steph has just been announced as the One account's "Woman of the Year" ...Will always be to me :) :) You certainly desreve it as you put in 110% whatever you do !! Pic is of Steph cuddling our BIL Mark.
Okay, Okay edited to say NOMINATED as "Woman of the year" ..cept as far as i am concerned you have already won !! ( nicely saved :) :) )

Saturday, December 08, 2007

For Jan

Karen has already said all in my heart i couldn't have said it better. Rest in peace sweetheart and my love and thoughts to Beth and Dom.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

And breath........................

I feel like i have been running all day ( i was for some of it! LOL) Spent half the day running round for pupils. The other half in a meeting about our disability equality plans.
I do two days "on call" at school , which means I carry a mobile phone around with me and am called at anytime i am needed when a child we support in a wheelchair, needs the loo. There has to be two of us in there to help ..i won't go into details ! Anyway it is usually at the most inconvenient time. I went to year 9 RE this morn , only to find teacher out and no cover. So I have to take the class, its bigger than ones i have taken before and they are mostly difficult pupils LOL .... yes I had to run out, get the teacher next door to watch while I answered the call. The pupils thought it was highly amusing ( as they have no idea what i do ). Anyway the day has been like that most of the time. Ending with doing CPR my first aid training this evening LOL.
I am hoping for a quieter day tomorrow.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Just aren't long enough!!! I belive i said the same last weekend LOL

Got all my stuff done ..just!

Had a visit from Nets and Rose

Did some card making with Dan, well he did the making bit. He is doing Duke of Ed award at school and this term they are making christmas cards. He was supposed to stay behind after school on Tuesdays but i would have to drive for 2 1/2 hrs ( there and back) to pick him up straight after work. So we are allowed to do them at home. I am sending in photographic evidence LOL. He is quite good :)

Next term he is doing safety in the home ..another we can do at home.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Had my final observation for my NVQ 3 today , thankfully it went really well, even though i was working with a yr seven pupil who was like quick silver LOL I had my work cut out keeping him "on task" but at least my tutor was able to tick all the boxes. All downhill now just a couple more units to do before Feb and i am Done.
Finished another social skills course at school this week too and we are planning the next set of sessions. They are going really well and some of the teachers are noticing better behaviour in some of the pupils which is great.
I also got an invite to the language departments Christmas meal next week ( highly honoured :)) probably in recognition that i have actually taught some of the lessons recently due to no cover !
Sorry to bore you but I am just so pleased this week is almost over. Its so nice to get "stuff" done!
We had a new carer start last night, She seems really nice and very sensible. She has a brother with autism so already has a clue to what life is like here. Dex and I really had missed our wed nights out.
Am going to be doing a Christmas journal from Sat ( a scrapbook one) Just hope i can keep up with it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Already?

Where DOES the weekend go to!

I wish i could afford to work part time, but as my wages are so crap away, there's not much chance! Would just like to spend a day on my own LOL. Dex has taken Meg out to pizza hut and to Asda to get the shopping but Nats and Dan are in and out all the time. I tried to listen to some music nut Nats wanted a chat (bless) and while i was doing my homework, Dan wanted football on TV ..Joy.

Meg is being treated because we are SO pleased with her. She had her school report on Friday. All the children have learning problems and are just happy if they try at school and can't ask for more really. Megs effort grades are ALL A's with A* for English..bless her. what a star! The nice bit was at the front of the report was a note from the head saying that all the students at school have different learning abilities and are all working are different levels but the most important thing was the effort they put in :) :)

The LO is of Dan at Nets in the late Summer. Deb set me a challenge to use 12 items including 2 pp's, brads, chipboard and rubber stamps. Not my fav LO but there you go.

Friday, November 23, 2007


I ought to go to bed as i am really tired! I just don't DO winter..would gladly curl up and hibernate till spring.
I intend to not do too much over the weekend. Washing/scrapping and a small amount of tidying that's it.
Got my Christmas scrapaGoGo kit this week and it is so lovely, so easy to use :).
Next week is really busy, we have mock exams to Read and scribe for most of the week, after school courses. i have my NVQ tutor coming in to observe me on Thurs and a governor meeting after school one night ( wouldn't mind but its 30 + miles away :( ).
Off to a friends birthday party tomorrow, leaving Dex with the children (again!) LOL
We have a new carer coming on Weds, so Dex and I can resume our Wed nights out for a pub tea and then hit Tesco's ( quite handy this time of the year) The children get too hyper in the shops around Christmas. I really have missed our nights out.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Not sure if this is in time

Since my scanner will not comunicate with the PC at the mo . I have had to photograph with a flash ( at night) . Love this stamp painted with H2O's. This is for Nets challeng BTW

Happy Birthday Hun!

Hope you have a great day . My Sis "Muckyfingers" and scrapping partner

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I have been putting the finishing touches to the LO's i did at the retreat the other week scanner is not being recognised by my PC at the mo...Its bad enough the kids falling out LOL
Busy day today. Dan went shopping to Ipswich with his friend (and friends mum). He had a great day considering he usually hates shopping and crowds LOL
I took Meg to Diss after dropping Nats and her friend off at a Mencap Christmas party. I bought Meg some new clothes and bits ( like false nails!??!). She was also squirted in the chemist with Britney's perfume ( i use the word loosely!) and now wants some for Christmas.
I am 3/4 of the way though my NVQ course and am looking for something else to do. Going on one of the weirdest courses ever after school on Monday laughing...speed stacking. I was put forward by the other TA who does the social skills groups with me, she thought it would be fun to do in the group. Its all about co ordination and perception. Hey at least if the head makes more cut backs , we could get a good job at Tesco's...I 'm SPEED stacker , me! LOL
Enjoy whats left of the weekend :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Nearly a week since i have been here!
Nothing exciting to show ..been finishing off LO's but they need to be scanned.
Meg went to diabetic clinic last week and her over all blood sugars were too high , felt like we were "naughty " parents :( Have increased her insulin and it seems to be doing the trick.
No other news just busy, busy and I hate this time of year as it so dark.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

ATDML photos

From the retreat. The Very Beautiful Clare, Stacey and Pepper. Then a piccy of my bedroom.
Thanks so much Kirsty for showing us how to take better photos :) I am quite proud of the top three :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bit late for today

But just wanted to wish Nets and Raymond a HAPPY 3rd Wedding Anniversary!! Here's to many , many more :)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Whooo Hooo

Brill weekend!! Went to ADML retreat the other side of Ipswich. ACTUALLY scrapped too! Six brill classes. I am a slightly better photographer (thanks to Kirsty's class), Scrapped MORE than one photo on a layout (thanks to Debbie and Becks) , had GREAT fun with paints ( Clare and Mel) and stitched some felt flowers (Hanna). Some of the Lo's are done and some need finishing off but not by much. Will upload them at the weekend.

The hotel was GORG! (and my room wonderful), looooovely food and best of all i got to meet so many friends ( old and new ) :)

Mel and Jill did a wonderful job of sorting everything out and bringing their fab shop. I will be begging to go again if there is one next year.
The photo above is of the grounds..there were people playing golf who were bemused by all of us taking hundreds of photos.
more to follow

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Miss You Dad!

Happy Birthday

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Its darrrrrrrrrrrk

and cold tonight. And STILL there's flies hanging around!! Grrr. Both Dan and Dex are sitting with a fly swat near them.. there can't be that many left.
Nats is off to North Norfolk for a few day tomorrow. I am glad she will miss being here for Halloween as people banging on the door makes her really jumpy...Living where we do, we don't just get little kids either!
I have been tagged again By Paula and Nets

Here are the Q's and A's
1. If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? Papers definately even though i have more than enough already. I LOVE Daisy D's.

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose? stamps of course I am an addict!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do? Layouts.
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...I would LOVE my own scrap room.
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style.
I have no idea but always use ink and if possible stamps on each LO.

If you are reading this consider yourself TAGGED :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Back to school today

No more lay ins :( This is my least fav time of year as it is SO busy and its long half term too. Managed to hand in two units of my course and two pieces of homework...Felt great till we were given two more pieces this morning LOL

Took my first lesson today ....wasn't supposed to but the cover teacher didn't turn up. So i took yr 9 French. Wasn't as bad as it sounds as the work had already been set and it was easy for me to follow, it was a small class and i know all the pupils really well. They were great and did all the work. I did go looking and even informed the office but no one seemed too bothered, i am sure if it had been a difficult class i would have found someone...Just wish i got the teachers pay LOL.

Did a scraplift challenge on the pad and i quite like it (above). The original was done by Yizz and is stunning!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I have been scrapping

.but DT work so can't show you yet. CAN say that Novembers ScrapaGoGo kit is really stunning :) Above are a few from last month's kit. I love the one of Meg watching Rosie having her nappy changed..she was really disgusted LOL
Need to get some homework done today as i am off scrapping at Wyverstone tomorrow.
So half term is over will just be manic now till after Christmas..trying to fit too much in ..Hurry up Spring :) ;)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

This old Witch

Went out to a Halloween party tonight. She LOVES Halloween and dressing up LOL. It was put on by social services for young people with learning disabilities and was held in Ipswich. It was great as she got to catch up with people she was at school with .
Spent a looovely day yesterday with Nets. We took a trip to Papermaze to see Ness, who made us very welcome. Got some gorg stamps too.
As if i don't have enough to do, i have signed up for loads of swaps and have spent most of the day making ACT's to trade and swap.
Had to go to the doc's this morning because of Dex shouting "Breath" in the middle of the night the other night! Frightened the life out of me ..apparently i had been snoring really loudly and then stopped breathing. Anyway, Doc thinks it is congestion left over from my bad cold last month and now have a nasal spray to try and help. Dex has to monitor my sleeping/snoring...hes going to LOVE that as he usually gets into Megs bed and sends her in with me when i snore too loudly! I told him that the Doc says he HAS to sleep with me LOL!!
I have to be really nice to Dex at the mo as i am off to Wyverstone for a days scrapping on Sat and then the following weekend, Nets and I are off to the ATDML retreat :) :)
Started making my christmas cards and will do Nets challenge to make one without Christmas papers.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Finally finshed this ( started it in Feb and got bored) as Part of Uks Cyber crop.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I have been tagged by Nets and Rena so.....better do it

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

heres mine:

1. I have had LOADS of different jobs incl: Hairdresser, Beauty therapist ( i trained for these for years!), nursing axillary, waitress, cleaner, school caretaker, steward in the officers mess in RAF, and am now doing the job i was meant for as an SEN teaching assistant.

2. I once slammed Nets thumb in the door ( she was about 4 yrs) by accident , and she still remembers and often shows me the scar. ( guilt trip! ;))

3. I wish i could play the saxophone ..its so sexy.

4. I have to have some time alone with no talking at all during each day and will stay up really late to do this if i have to.

5. I LOVE being older coz i have so much more self confidence ( or blag) wish i had it when i was younger.

6. I believe in Karma

7. The me i was when i was young would be terrified of the life i have now ( and i would be scared of the me i am today!) ...........make sense??? ...ohh well.

Well now you KNOW i am mad!! I shall try to find 7 people who haven't been tagged:

Lorraine ( like you have the time!)

Sorry ladies !

Am hoping to do some scrapping today so, might be back later.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

One more

from the cybercrop art the weekend. The buttons are not straight though.
One more day to go then a week off for half term. I am so tired ( more to do with the days drawing in i think than anything else) so am looking forward to a few lay ins.
I do have plenty to keep me busy though..a double lot of homework from my course. Some typing up of lesson plans for school and BEST OF ALL .....Nov ScrapaGoGo kit to play with :)..That worked out well as i find it harder to scrap when there is school.
Nets and I are also off to visit Ness's Papermaze shop ( see link) and she has LOADS of yummy new stash in. Ohh and a big crop at Wyverstone next weekend.
Its pink day at school tomorrow and i have to find something pink to wear..I think i will have to pinch a T shirt from Nats as i don't have anything pink!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

And A Scraplift

From Katie Squirrel on UK's. Her LO is here.

Ness's Class

Loved doing this class:)

Been trying to scrap

This is the second week of the UKs Cyber Crop, I am such a slow scrapper though. Am half way though Ness's sewing class ( haven't even started sewing yet!!) Here's the bannana Frog Class from yesterday anyway...............whatch this space , there COULD be more later !!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Birthday boy

Doesn't smile much in the morning but WAS laughing when his taxi driver was singing "Happy Birthday" as they drove away. This "little?" boy is now 14. I still remember him being born LOL at 10 lbs, I doubt I'll ever forget!. He is off to another school this afternoon for a relay race and the youth club he attends are having a little party tonight. Hope he has a great day.

Monday, October 08, 2007

If you have just eaten..

sorry !

The lovely ladies over on the "It's a creative world " blog have challenged us to scrap your boobs. So these are my very ample ones and my lovely husbands ( his is the hairy chest!!!) as he rightly pointed out that men get breast cancer too. There is a page set up for donations.

I have also added this site to my faves, costs nothing to click each day.
BTW, the darker area on the LO is because it was scanned and the bit with "your" on it is raised and so casts a shadow.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Forgot ... say CONGRATULATIONS Nets for guesting on Pencil lines this week. I am in awe , go see how gorg her book is :)
Almost have a LO to show you , just waiting for things to dry .

Catch up

Been trying to catch up with everything this week. I think i am winning!!.
Am back on top of my course homework ( after a few hours yesterday!) It finishes just after Christmas and my wages should then go up a bit , so it should be worth it!
Now belong to three ACT swaps and a Cj ( all up to date - halo inserted here)
My DT it also up to date.
So is the washing yayyyyyyyyyyy
SO , i am hoping to scrap at some point to day for myself :). There is a cyber crop at UKs and i would like to join in even if it is just a couple of LO's.
Well, it is 10am and the children are all STILL asleep in bed :) :) ( there's a lot to be said for letting them stay up late ;)
If only it was this peaceful all day......sigh.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quick update

How cool are these boots? They arrived on Monday and i love them.
Feeling MUCH better though people are dropping like flies at school!

Off to Ally Pally tomorrow , exciting enough in it's self but am going to spend time with ALL my sisters......yayyyyyyyyyyyyy :)

Not done any scrapping recently but have Cj's, ACT's and a couple of Lo's to catch up with.

Just orderd a router so my darling children can use my internet connection, hopefully freeing up MY pc more often.
Have a great weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Not Well

And for the first time in YEARS took a day off work. I can put up with a streaming cold and headache, its the two tons sitting on my face that really annoys me!
I had lots of plans for the weekend too. Grrrrr.
Normal service will resume soon xx

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Sorry about Layout of photos..BUT .....................LOOK at all this yummy stash. This is ScrapaGoGo's October Kit and even though i got to "play" yesterday, I'd quite like to stay home tomorrow and play again!

Not happy about having to leave it to cook, clean and get school stuff ready.

Dan and Dex have gone off to the wilds of Stowmarket in serach of a waste place. Our local dump has been closed for at least a month and the bin men are so fussy about what they will take. What a mess they have made of this rubbish/recycling business. I am very happy to recycle but don't have the time to travel all over the place, OR the space to store it for weeks on end!

Ohh Joy, I KNOW i am by no means alone!

Busy week next week. I hate it went the weeks is all mapped out ( with very little free time!)

Grr we can't go out for our date on Thursday, as i have a Gov meeting ( miles away!)

I shall stop moaning now LOL

Have a great week whoever is reading :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How it possible to be this tired and still be awake? LOL I have so much to do and loads of other stuff i WANT to do but, don't seem to be capable of much. I need to start going to bed earlier...isn't it a joy getting older LOL
My legs have been swollen each evening this week, so i need to make sure that i get chance to sit down a bit more during the day. It isn't always possible in lessons, especially as i like to move around the class. I seem to be supporting in quite a few French lessons this term, so i expect my very poor French might improve.
I do love being at work..teenagers are so funny. Quite a few of the boys have grown and love that they tower over me, i am sure i am shrinking!
Looking forward to getting the scrapaGoGo DT kit for October soon and am hoping i have woken up enough at the weekend to do a bit of creating :)

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Usual boring stuff. Washing, cleaning etc but.............I did have a little play with my stamps and flower punches :)

Dunno when i will next up date as its busy at work and i am back on my course tomorrow.


We went to Nets for the afternoon. The children loved playing with Rose while Nets and I chatted and stamped. I love the look on concentration on her face while reading her books!

Rose has a cute little tent but instead of playing "mums and dads" or "house", they were playing HOTELS!!..Meg providing room service LOL

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sore Feet!

Been wearing shoes today for the first time in AGES and now have blisters on both heels :( ...Back to sandals tomorrow. My feet have got all delicate over the hols. LOL
Can't believe how chaotic it all is at school. The Ta's still don't have a timetable yet and i needed to be in three different places at once a lunchtime. Had forgotten how stressful it all is ..ahh well..soon be the weekend.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Another card

Actually I made a few but only scanned one in. Have ordered four more stamps and am taking part in a swap. So , expect to see a few more soon.
Won't be updating so often from tomorrow as it back to work and back on my course. Just about to get the kids to bed and settle down to watch the second part of silent witness before i get ready for bed to. Early morning is going to come as a shock to everyone LOL.

Monday, September 03, 2007


Well MY children are ready to go back to school! Or rather I am ready to wave them off. Meg and Dan were grounded ( what a silly idea...keep them in all day with us!!) today AND tomorrow. Megs screams have reached new heights, its amazing , i can go from being reasonably calm and sane , to wanting to strangle her as soon as she screams.

Dan's new school trousers arrived late this afternoon, but as i measured his waist and he wears them on his hips, they are miles too tight. So, i traipse off to Tesco's to the men's dept. Perfect size 32 waist, 33L but in Navy blue :( ..Had to get 34 w and of course he will have to have a belt....................................sigh....................He'll grow into them.

Been playing with my new Magnolia stamps and have lots stamped and painted ready to assemble. Here's one i did this morning.

If you love Magnolia stamps, you have to visit these blogs: Cards by boop awsome! and Andrea really beautiful cards. And of course, the stamps: Magnolia stamps .

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Time is running out

Only a few more days left of the holiday! Meg and I go back to school on Weds ( can't remember when Dans school starts back! )
Have spent the last couple of days sorting out and buying uniform (shoes, Dan is now size 10!!! and trousers.)
I have a new school bag :) Its my called Marry Poppins bag coz i need to have everything possible in it that the students have forgotten to bring! LOL
Dex should be able to go back to work on Tuesday so , the house will be back to normal chaos with a million and one things to do.
Even though it was a wet summer, we were extremely lucky to have had the weather we had in Cornwall and I am sorry its come to an end ( unusual for me )
Looking forward to Ally pally at the end of the month with two of my sisters ( MIGHT even be able to persuade Steph to meet us there???? hint :))
Best go Chinese on its way.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

ScrapaGoGo's July kit

Didn't get used as much as would have liked. It was GORG so i got it back out yesterday. Just added some fancy pants rub ons and altered thickers ( sorry Steph you haven't a clue what i am on about do you ? LOL)

This is my niece Eva , who is sunning herself in the Dominican Republic at the mo ( lucky girl ) with the rest of the Pizzies :)

Dex and i are off out for a meal and shopping soon ..yayyyyyyyyyyy The company that supplies our carer has be "sacked" so we loose her in Oct , so we are making the most of it :(..Knew it would happen, always does.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Early post

I have the whole day in front of me ( well almost..i am aware that it is now just after 10)
Dropped Dex and Dan off at the station about an hour ago and my lazy girls are still asleep in bed. .................sigh.
I really should, tidy . sort , do washing, cook something scrumptious for tea.................BUT this time next week i shall be back at work...I LOVE it but it leaves very little time to do things i want , like blog, serf , scrap and read.
I have read three books this hol :) Two made me cry and the other was Harry Potter. Can't remember the last time i read and i love reading.
Anyway, back to today, i suppose it will be a mixture of pottering about and scrapping.
I have decided to hire a skip at the weekend ..we have SO much clutter ( apart from lots of weeds in the garden!).
Right , I'll go put some washing in the machine.............

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy Tuesday!

Well Dex is off for another week but he and Dan are off ( by train) to Ipswich Football club tomorrow. So, it SHOULD be quiet here! They are going with a group from Social services. There are about 50 children and carers go. They get to train on the ground and a guided tour. Dan always loves it ( so does Dex ;))

The LO is of my wonderful family : 3 sisters, 4 partners and 7 children :) I love them to bits. The photos were taken at the cemetery so, the missing members: Mum, dad and Cav, weren't far away. Anyway I enjoyed doing this even though it looks a bit "noisey"..looks better IRL.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I scrapped

This afternoon while the boys were at football. I have to say that now they are back, there is NO peace!! TV on PSP on full blast and Dan is also winding Nats up ..ohh joy.
The Lo is of Nets and Ericka.
the "Goth Girl" is from a range of stamps from the stamp attic designed by Jill Penny. I think they are really cool :)

At last!!

Beautiful hot sunshine .Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)
Went to wyverstone yesterday and had a really good day, even doing Janice's challenge of using old stash and a sketch.
Today Dan and Dex have gone to watch Ipswich and Meg is out playing..Its heavenly here.I am finally going to listen to Darren new album :)

Friday, August 24, 2007


To everyone who got their exam results this week. Becca took a science GSCE, even though she is only yr 10 and came away with an A AND A*.
This is my Aug LO for ScrapaGoGo, I only managed one as we were dealing with dads funeral etc.
It STARS my Sis Anet.
I have spent the last few very dark, wet days making cards for the coming months birthdays. Tomorrow I am off to Wyverstone to crop :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Becca

If you accidently stray onto my blog ( WHY would a 15 yr old want to??)
Hope you have a great day with your friends.

Friday, August 17, 2007


We said goodbye to dad. He ashes were interned with Mum in Cavell's grave. It was really sad but at least all the children were there and able to say goodbye and take notes and flowers.
I know it might seem bad taste but afterwards, before we all went our separate ways, i took some photos. We are not often all together.
The following are photos of my favourite people in the world. My Family: