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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two Lo's

The top one of Dan is from the UKs CC at the weekend. The other is of me in 1961 feeding chicks and yes i am IN the cage!

Happy Birthday Ericka

Hope you have had a great day!! I don't have any recent photos on my PC :( .......STEPH.............................................!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Do weeknds go so fast! ?
I had a great day yesterday at the Wyverstone crop with Nets. Made a card and a mini book ( that i need to put photo's in). Today i have done a couple of LO from the UKs cyber crop Classes although the top one wasn't finished in time for points. I enjoyed it anyway.
The growing up LO is ME :D ( about two thousand years ago when I was 17).
Dex is watching rubgy for a while , so I shal prepare tea, sort the laundry and get back to my scrapping Ta Ta for now.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Natalie!

My Eldest is 23 today!! How old do i feel?!
She has lots planned..a party with some friends this afternoon. And celebrating with us TWO cakes!!
She is a real sweetie and I hope she has a great day.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


By my Sis Nets...

1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? And why? Dawn french ( she IS a little bigger than me) but i Love her sence of humour and to play me you NEED one!

2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?Hummmmmmmmm Hard one most of my fav celebs would wear me out like Russle Brand or John Barrowman. Worst would be someone who whines like kerry katona

3. What are your three favourite crafting products? My Patterned paper, Stickles glitter and stamps

4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?A cure for all cancers

5. What are the last three books that you read?I am reading both John Barrowmans and Russel Brands books atm ..Before that I think it was a Nick Sparks book.

6. Qvc or creat and craft?If i Have to..QVC

7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV? dunno

8. What is your claim to fame? My niece is married to Jamie Cullum's manager. I met Jamie at the wedding weekend and told him to brush his hair . He tried to wind me up by saying he knew Darren Hayes really well.

Need to tag someone...will tag the Gorg Lyzzy and Yizz ( and hope someone hasn't got there before me!)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Forgot to upload this one

I bought the cardboard letters AGES ago from US ..they are Rusty Pickle. Dan doesn't like me taking lots of fact is getting fed up of me photographing him. so, i have to try all sorts, that's why the title is "Smile or you're grounded" ...theres almost a smile there LOL it works! ;)


I wanted to do some scrapping last night but didn't have time :( have three bithdays coming up so I am glad I managed a card. The paper is my FAV from the ScrapaGoGo April kit and is MM.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

and the rest

Here's the rest ..blogger was playing up a bit!

Forgot to show you

My ScrapaGoGo Layouts for april. I Loved this kit and even after doing these , I still have a little left to play with.

Quite a productive weekend

for me anyway :D I managed four layouts from my May ScrapaGoGo kit..not bad as it only arrived yesterday!

Other than scrapping, it just been the usual washing and boring stuff but nice to not have to go anywhere or do much.

Dex has (of course) bought a couple more games for the Wii. I have managed..despite Paula's smash my livingroom light bulb, while playing tennis!

Sorry about the quality of the photos, i took over 100 but they were mostly blurred as my camera can't cope with the action LOL.

Friday, April 18, 2008

How come its Friday already?!

I am not complaining because I get to have a lay in in the morn ...It's just that this week has whizzed past!
Meg went to the diabetic clinic yesterday and her blood sugars are so much better than they were. They were really pleased with her.
I was quite cross and grumpy on Weds as our carer couldn't come but forgot to phone and let us know, she has previously arranged to get here earlier as well. So, we were sitting here starving , waiting to go out and eventually phoned and found out that she wasn't coming. She said she was very sorry but i am sure she has no idea how we rely on her for a break..ahh well hopefully things will be OK next week.
I have been asked if I would like to do some extra hours occasionally, mostly a few hours at odd weekend. This would be doing my OLD job of care taking IE booking out the sports hall and field and keeping an eye on the ever growing premises. I have told them I would do it as long as its not too often and not permanent.
Right then..Dex is about to challenge me at tennis on the Wii ..Have a good weekend :D

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Look what the postman brought

Not sure how brilliant it is as they are all desperate to use it and I have had to send Megan to her room to calm down once tonight. Hopefully once the novelty has worn off a bit they can all get a chance. I just need a bigger living room now!
Dan is at school tonight and tomorrow we have our carer over so we can go out to tea and do the weekly shopping. The week is just whizzing by.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy birthday Eva

Can't imagine that you'll wander in here. My niece Eva is 14 today. Looked like she was having a great day when i saw her briefly at school to day :D
I need some updated photos of her.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

quick update

Please excuse the poor photo above ..have you tried to stand still on a bed and take a photo?? I finally made one for me ( a banner that is). This was also done for the UKs House challenge for April.


I really appreciate the weekends now school hols are over! Yesterday was spend doing house work and chilling. Ohh and sitting with my niece and nephew for the morning while little sis went to pick up a new car. My arm is aching this morn after playing a "few" rounds of tennis on their Wii !! I am seriously thinking of getting one now ( a Wii that is) :)

last night started making a birthday card ,,,was seriously inspired by this fabulously talented lady! I think you will see where i got the idea from. If you scroll halfway down the page, you will see her fab chipboard book. I have just made a chipboard card and had to attach the front and back with ribbon not rings , so it will stand. I usually show everything i make to Dex and he usually likes it but I am afaid he was NOT impressed with this :( ..ahh well i like it and hope the person who is getting it does too.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

No scrapping..No photos.

But I did learn how to put graphs into an excel spread sheet and label them :D
Also had a meeting with a outreach worker for pupils with ASD (we have a few in school) and are trying to get extra help for quite a few of them. It was good to talk to her and get ideas to put into immediate use in the classroom for specific problems.
Dex has just gone off to get a new car ( not NEW, new). I am really going to miss the space cruiser as there is SO much room in it......sigh . It has been all over the place too and i LOVED it! Dex is donating it to the fire service to practice cutting people out of ( he retired from the service almost 3 yrs ago)...It is So expensive to run and so old but has been a part of our family for 10 years. I can remember when he got it, i had told him that i would not go out again in a car unless the children couldn't touch each other LOL It was perfect! The smaller children could stand up in it too ..Dan is now 6 foot though. Anyway he is getting a Sharon (sp?) thingy , which he say is just as big ..but its IS a lot cheaper to run though.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Third post in one day!

Must be a record. Ah well I shall be back at work tomorrow so won't be here so much.
Thought i'd upload my DT designs for ScrapaGoGo 's Feb and March kits. The "spring" is a booklet with seed packets in it.Also the latest UKS challenge ( Smile or you're grounded). I really do try EVERYthing to get Dan to pose..he Hates it LOL!
Best go and iron the school uniforms then.


I am still making them. The one I made for Megan's friend went down really well. I have just finished my fourth one...can't show you all of it as it for a special little lady and she hasn't seen it yet.

I have been blog hopping and (with Nets Help) found these wonderful blogs : Velvet Strawberries , Mellisa Philips and The Antique cafe I HAVE to visit these blogs daily now!!

Winner of my little book

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you like it :D Will post off to you Kelly as soon as i have your address. Dex did the draw for me when he got home from work, otherwise we would have to wait till lunch time when the children get up to do it!! They are in for a shock tomorrow..back to school

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Not long to go now

Till the holiday is over. I go back to work on Weds but have a half day training on Tues. Meg is back on Tues and Dan goes back on Weds. I have been checking that all school uniform is present and correct and that their backpacks have the right supplies ( with a little, and I mean, LITTLE help from the children!).


The layout is of Meg yesterday. She wouldn't pose for the pic, so I only got one shot. The cake was blurry and i had the chair back and the top of Dans head in it. So I just used the close up of Meg and a photo of the cake. New sassafras lass paper and I painted the letters to match.

Friday, April 04, 2008


Her best friend came to visit today and we took a few photos. It was Alice's Birthday on Monday, so there's only 4 days between them. They really are mad and spend every spare min on the phone to each other.

Meg asked for a buffet tea but wouldn't let me photograph her blowing out he candles.
Of course theres loads left! The cake is one without colouring and additives but i couldn't get one without sugar ( it would upset Megs tum anyway), so she had a small piece.

I am worn out now but its Nats birthday this month too!!!

Birthday Girl

This pest is 13 today and is making me feel very old!!! She has had a great day so far with lots of new clothes,makeup, smellies and even diabetic chocs. ( shes still my babe though coz she also got two high school musical dolls that she'd asked for!) She is addicted to sims 2 and is now playing.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Dan and Nats have some autistic spectrum problems as do many of the children I support at school.

Had a great day yesterday as our carer owed us some hours and offered to come earlier so we could go out shopping. I can't remember the last time we went shopping in town. Dex and I went to Norwich and got Megs Bday presant (clothes) and shoes. Then we went for coffe and afterwards met Nets and Raymond for tea at the chinese buffet. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Today I have had a horrible headache which dissapears after paracetamol but then comes back :( I hate taking tablets.