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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wheres the summer then?

It WAS sunny for 10 mins this morning...just while i put the washing out, now raining again! Dex has taken Dan ( Meg refused to go) to Pleasurewood Hills today. They all spent so much time arguing over where to go , Meg wanted to see HP at the cinema but Dan wanted to see the Pelham movie. They thought about bowling but in the end PWH. Lots of fighting and arguing and eventually they went. So i have the girls and need to get food shopping.....sigh ....they will have to come but it means that i shall end up buying more "rubbish" than i intended. Megan has already requested a blond hair dye, ohh and can I do it this much for peace and quiet and scrapping :(
The LO above is one I did a while ago for our team challenge on UKS this week. Here's the info
The Lo is of Nets giving Rosie her first bath at hospital.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mini Break

is over :( Had a wonderful time, although it went far too quickly!
We spent a night just outside of Bath in a wonderful Hotel with a four poster bed ( although it was a little high and i needed help to get on!). I fell off once.
We then went to the Moorland Hotel on Dartmoor for a couple of nights. Not quite so posh but great just the same, VERY friendly staff who persuaded us to try Kangaroo kebabs ( The owners are from Aus). We went to Plymouth, it was pouring so we went to the cinema to see "the proposal "( v.funny) We also managed a picnic on Dartmoor :)and a visit to Princetown - where the prison is and a wonderful pottery place right in the middle of Dartmoor and had hot chocolate. The pottery was lovely but just a bit too expensive for us. What a great place to be creative though.
On the way home we stopped at a hotel in Reading. It all ended too quickly. The children were really well behaved, thank goodness and no problem.

Monday, July 20, 2009

End of term!

Seemed daft going in for half a day this week..but there you go...done :) It was nice to quickly catch up with a few of the yr 10's after work experience. Am off out with my work colleagues tonight.
The two layouts above were done at a crop this weekend. I still have some journaling to do on the Wales one with help from Dan. You might recognise the flower on the other from the other weekend. It took a bit of glossy accents but it did stick LOL

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Big News!!

And a manic, manic week!
First from Jan , i shall have a new job in the school as assistant to the behavioural manager. Its a job i applied for when it came up four years ago but had only been the school caretaker at the time so i took a teaching assistant job instead. I have to say that I have LOVED being a TA it has been my favourite job so far. The big problem is that the wages are totally rubbish compared to other support staff in the school. Anyway, I shall miss being in the classroom and working with the wonderful teachers and outstanding team of TA's but.......I am so excited about my new roll :) and as I shall be in the same school, I still get to see everyone.
Other stuff.
Poor Natalie had a seizure on Wednesday when i went to pick her up from her placement. She hasn't had one for over four years. I just think it was too hot and she can't just faint without going into a seizure. She is fine again now thankfully.
Dan and Meg have broken up for the school holidays. They both had a good last week with LOADS of great activities at their schools. I on the other hand am at school on Monday as we don't break up till Monday lunchtime!!??!
I am off to a small local crop this afternoon and am looking forward to escaping for a little while..not sure what i shall scrap yet.
Hopefully will be back tomorrow with some photos.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I wouldn't mind so much if it was sunny but it has been overcast all day. Spent the day flitting and don't have a lot to show for it really. Half a layout, the flowers above top made from grunge paper and the bottom one from card. Great tutorial here :)
cooked chicken curry and cookies. Getting ready for Saturdays dose of Casualty :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Waiting ..waiting..

I applied for a different post at work, I know that not many of us have applied so we ought to all get interviews. Applications had to be in last Friday so we are just waiting no
Made a few cards at the weekend. Not brilliant photos as it was getting quiet dark sorry.
Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Too hot to fight

My dear children has been arguing a lot of the afternoon and were sent up to their rooms ALL of them! I have let them out and they all chose to go outside yayyyyyy( probably to get away from a grumpy mum! LOL)
I was then able to finish the above lo.......its very simple, couldn't concentrate soon as i saw these gorg Cosmo cricket papers last week, i knew i would be using them quickly.
I would like to quickly wish my dear BIL a Happy Birthday today :) He wont read this as he is at his brothers wedding today . Catch you later .

End of the week

Won't be sorry to see that one finish!! Lots of sad anniversaries :( A job application to sort out - scarey! Manic at work and far to hot to be standing in a classroom all day.
We are going to get the barbie out for the first time this year today :)
The Layout above was started last week and although the blue background card was a good colour match, it was too "bright" not sure that dabbing the brown acrylic over it was my best idea but its done now LOL.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

For Cav

Another day has gone
I'm still all alone
How could this be
You're not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold
Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
How apropriate these words are today.