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Sunday, October 14, 2007


LO's of my granddaughter. I'm trying to catch up to date with her album. I've just got all my papers to do her Christening pages, so hopefully will get cracking on them soon. I've got a CJ to do this week ready for posting on Thursday too. I can't believe she's 3 months old already. She smiles all the time and has started laughing now too. Sooooooooooo cute.

My leg is still sore and I've had to put a plaster over my knee this morning. As I wear trousers all the time, they're rubbing it and it's not helping it to heal. Oh well, should have done that days ago.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Well, after the horrendous day I had yesterday and with some very painful legs today, I thought I'd disappear into my craft room where I could be left alone. I decided to scrap one of the photo's I took the other day. I used Crate Baby Bee papers and BG rubons. The title was cut with my Craft Robo.

Monday, October 08, 2007

WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!

What a blurdy day - and it's not even over yet.

I was up all night again, just can't shut my brain down, so I'm mega tired. Had visitors this morning, then had to take Mum for her Monday cuppa with a friend, then take her to docs for blood tests, rush home, get her lunch and pick DD up to take her to Boston. OK, that doesn't sound so bad, I hear you say, except for the fact that, that is a lot for me to do in my less than busy life.

So, we get to Boston and it's peeing it down. The Citizens Advice Bureau is closed, so we had to walk to the other end of town in the rain to the Estate Agents. Apparently DD had promised them some money today, which I hadn't realised, so I sent her to empty my bank account.

Still peeing it down, my hair is sticking to the back of my neck, my glasses are falling off my head, my shoes are killing me and my very long leather coat was flapping round my legs upsetting me.

Off we pop to the supermarket, where being a beginner with a pushchair, I promptly get the wheels caught up in a display cage and drag it down the isle with me. Of course, I was getting admiring glances from all around, NOT....gets to the till and muggins here forgets the pin number for the credit card. Not having enough cash with me, and Nic already emptying my paltry current account - stands back, takes 50 deep breaths, remembers number and pays for shopping. Whew!!!!!

Mia, by this time is hungry and tired and screaming. Deep joy.

Crosses car park, and some pillock decides to reverse his car without looking. Screams and frantic gesticulations get him to hit his brakes before he sent us all flying.

OK...nearly done. We get home, thankfully in one piece and then my piece de resistance....I fall over just outside Nic's house. My ankle just turned. The worst of this is I had Mia in her car seat in my arms. I had no way of stopping my fall, and my priority was getting Mia to the deck in one piece, which I did, but with quite a jolt. She's OK though. As for me, I have a very painful ankle and 2 very sore knees one of them very, very sore. It's grazed and swollen too.

So, I'm thinking nothing else could happen...WRONG....I burnt the bloody toad in the hole for tea.

I always wonder how you can scrape and bloody your knees without getting a mark on your jeans too. That's always puzzled me.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


This is our Mia. 12 weeks old and gorgeous. Well, I would say that, wouldn't I?..but she is, isn't she? lol.

Somehow, I've got to force myself not to take quite so many photo's of her. No way will I use them all. I did think about doing just a couple a month now, at least for her scrapbook, but I've got loads to catch up on. I want to do more than one LO of her Christening, 'cause she looked so lovely and there was lots of people there. Still, plenty of time I suppose, eh?

The weather is turning very cold here now, same as the rest of the country I suppose, but my old car really struggles in the winter. I'm not even sure if it'll get through another MOT next month, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyways, that'll do for now, I'm off up for a shower.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


over two months since I wrote anything?

Hmmm, I always thought I was quite chatty but apparently not, eh? I've been busy staring at my grandchild and taking hundreds of photo's, making my jewellery and paper crafting.

I also think that what I'd have to say isn't really that interesting and I'd hate to bore you all.

Still, you don't have to read it, do you - so maybe I'll come on and witter a bit more often. Maybe I need to join one of those prompt things somewhere.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Yipppeeeeeee!!!! I have finally got my long awaited grandchild. My daughter gave birth to our beautiful Mia last Friday afternoon. She is just sooooooooo precious.

I haven't actually got much else to say - well, there isn't anything is there?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

BLUE A****

Ever wondered where the expression "running around like a blue arsed fly" came from? Now you know.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I've had quite a busy day today. I'm afraid I've been so busy crafting and reading that my housework has suffered. Ooooeerrr!!! Anyway, I did quite a bit of it today. I also washed some baby stuff ready for new baby in a few weeks, did some ebay shopping (more baby stuff, lol) and did some scrapbooking too. These two LO's are of me as a baby with my parents and one of my daughter at 1 day old - 25 years ago and now she's having a baby of her own.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


What do you think of my new template? I'm going to miss my fly, but I know not many other people liked it, pmsl.

I went out for a chinese meal last night. I only had a couple of voddy's and half a bottle of red, and boy, do I feel rough.

I must be getting old - can't take the pace anymore, lol.

It was a lovely meal though. We went to the Golden Dragon in Woodhall Spa and the food is lovely. I had the most gorgeous spicy mussels for starters. I'd never had them before but would defo have them again. Perhaps they were a little salty, but that's all.

I slept really badly and am really tired today. I tried doing a bit of cross stitch, but didn't get far. I kept falling asleep.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I've been so busy making jewellery and stuff, I haven't done any papercrafting for quite a while. Anyway, I'm back in scrapbooking mode and have done my first LO since November. I'm not happy with it though. I have a very linear style and I'm trying really hard to get away from it.

My daughter has 8 weeks to go now until my first grandchild is due. July 11th. I am so excited, I can't tell you. She's had a fairly rough pregnancy, bless her. Lots of headaches, sickness, scabby legs (plus other normal life problems) and she's saturated with anti-b's, but never mind, soon be over. She's off to Wales to see her Dad at the end of the month, so I'm going round to paint and do the baby's room. They've chosen a bright orange and lime green colour scheme. Lovely, it is. I suppose they had to really, as I got the cot with drapes and bedding in that colour months ago, lol.

I'll be getting some more pics up soon, too. That's also been a while since I've done any. I've probably forgotten most of what CS2 can do.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Jeez, it's ages since I've been here. I must make more of an effort.

What have I been up to. Well, not a lot really. How boring eh? Mind you, I have built a website. It's simple and straightforward but I did it all myself in Dreamweaver. I make handcrafted jewellery and sell it through my site. www.lrdesigns.me.uk why not pay me a visit and see if there's anything you or someone special in your life might like.

I also did my first Photoshop presentation at my local camera club. I was very nervous, but it was a great success. Having said that, I have to go back this Wednesday to show them something again. A couple didn't quite 'get it'. Hmmmm, maybe not such a success then, eh? lol. Anyway, they've invited me to join their club and I might just do it. Would give me an excuse to leave the house other than a visit to co-op.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Plenty to say actually, but can't be bothered right now so I'll come back.

Actually, I'm having trouble getting in here, so I'm seeing what all this new stuff is about.
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