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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday and counting

The days to the weekend. I can not remember feeling so tired before!..I Really need an early night! School has been very busy even during break and lunchtimes. We have been doing the yr 11 mock exams all this week so that hasn't helped. I really ought to do my Materials GCSE LOL, I found all the questions ( i was a reader) really easy.
I have been using my Dec ScrapaGoGo kit this week and still have mountains left. Need to make some Christmas cards at the weekend though.
Sorry its boring .

Sunday, November 23, 2008

So two in one day!

My November ScrapaGoGo Layouts


I am ALWAYS nagging other people to keep up their blogs ..then go and abandon mine!!
Partly because its so busy at the moment ( home and work) and partly as face book takes up so much time..feeding animals, sewing crops and going to work LOL Too many applications!
I have been doing stuff ion the "Real" world too. Spend a WONDERFUL weekend last week weekend at Stoke by Nayland leisure club/Hotel at the ATDML retreat. Met up with lots of Friends and made lots more..It all went far too quickly. Two of the Lo's i did are above. One from the FAB Tracie Hudson's class...I love painting and will do this again. Then one from the kit I found on my table when i arrived. I still have loads of tweaking to do and finishing off some of my other classes and will photograph them when done.
It was Nets Birthday on 19Th...So Happy Birthday from my blog :)
We have had loads of snow this weekend and the children actually went out in it...wonders never cease! Photos are of Meg and Nats having a snowball fight outside the house..Meg won of course!

Sunday, November 09, 2008


The weekend went too fast!! Car alarm kindly went off at 4am . Dex and I flew down the stairs to stop it! It is back at the garage tomorrow.
Managed to finish my Advent calender..inspired by the fab Gail ..(Efemera). I used all hugwear images and LOADS of glitter LOL. Not Great photos as the light has gone now .
Still waiting for my SLICE to arrive ..should be sometime this week :)
REALLY looking forward to the retreat on Friday...........sigh. I have to take loads of photos for Dex as he wants to spend his 50th Birthday there :)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Yayyyyyy Friday

Its been a stressful week :) I am trying hard to curb Dan's dreadful swearing ( He is 15 and has ADHD, ASD, OCD, Tourettes and Learning difficulties and i know all that doesn't help) We are starting with two words I'd like him NOT to use and if he can managed four clear days out of the week, he can go to youth club ( where they probably swear like troopers!) on Tuesday. He hasn't managed one day so far :( ( we are on track for today though so it COULD be possible)
Hardly ANY scrapping this week but i have started to make an Advent baking tray :) pics yet. I am also blatantly copying Marlene's STUNNINGLY beautiful Christmas card is my fav one so far :)
The year 10 and 11's are starting to stress about end of term tests and mock exams in a few weeks. Also loads of coursework to get in on time. I had to calm one poor yr 10 boy down today
:( Yesterday we the first lot of the injections for the yr8 girls ( for cervical cancer) ..loads of panic, tears and stress. They all seem fine today though thank goodness.
My car is playing up again LOL ..Its a joke!! The central locking alarm keeps going off as my car ( a Ford) does NOT like the cold and damp! ( neither do i!!). Its been to the garage last week and the guy thought he'd fixed it...guess what ..he hasn't. It does SEEM to be behaving ATM ( must be coz i said I'd get its wires cut! ;))

Sunday, November 02, 2008

ohhhhh No!

I am at the end of my half term Hol :( I don't want to go to work tomorrow..usually I do am I am ready..Must be the cold, dark days. Had a busy day tidying and washing ( all boring stuff).
I have decided to make a journal for December similar to the one I made for July. Its such a busy month that it would be a shame not to keep a journal ..I can't commit to a big Christmas book but this should be okay. So far, i have covered the front of the journal ( in tomatoe red velvet :))
I also quite like the idea of the baking tray avent calenders Andrea, Yizz and Karen have made some fab ones. Dex picked me up a couple of trays from Asda for 89p ( he was a bit upset when he found out that I wouldn't be making biscuits on them ! LOL