Sunday, 24 May 2009

Little black and white book

Above is the little blck and white book that I made for Paul for his birthday one week ago.... I have been making this weekend on a secret mission for my cousin's friend.

I am getting ready for Scrapagogo which is just a couple of weekends away.... i hope that your enjoying the bank holiday and the sun has come to play too.....

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Happy Birthday Paul xxxx

No your not seeing double, below is my husband Paul, on the right with his serious looking twin brother Colin.
It was their birthday on Saturday and we went away to Hunstanton in Norfolk, staying in a Caravan. They thought that it would be funny to both bring the same jumper to wear when we went out for dinner. We bought the jumpers in Disney in January... they did look like book ends. When they were little they dressed differently. To be honest I know that there are similarities, but I think that Paul looks more like his older brother Tony (unfortunately) as he is an arse (excuse my french)!!!!

We had a good drive in our new family car, the fiesta and it did not drink much diesel, so hopefully it will work out more financially cheaper. The site was quite nice, lots of friendly ducks as our neighbours, they even joined us in the van.

We went to Kings Lynn on Saturday for a browse and I bought Paul some clothes to add to his present, which was a Negative Scanner... it does something with negatives to convert them to be saved on PC.

The top above was a birthday gift too... Paul also chose some Marvel Comic Pants, don't panic I won't be taking any pictures of them.....

The beach at Hunstanton was beautiful and although it was a bit windy when the sun came out it was lovely. I really enjoyed taking photo's and Paul is now getting better at "posing" for me or should i say tolerating my want to have lots of pictures to scrap.....

I just love the sense of distance in the picture below, which to be honest is more luck than anything as I had my glasses on and could not see what I was taking a picture of.

I am looking forward to scrapping the pictures from the weekend, as they are my first lot of decent pictures.

Yummy chocolate fudge cake, Paul and Colin both had after their meal, with a little candle.... I just had a little taste... honest.

But I was not too good with the cookie that I bought for Paul from our little girl.... as I did share it with Paul. We also got one for Uncle Colin.

I made Paul a Maze book using black and white, which he really enjoyed. I will post this tomorrow, as I want to make a slide show with it.

I have got a busy week, Crop tomorrow, Slimming World Thursday (I think that it won't be good news!) and it's a Bank Holiday.... I spoke with my cousin last night and I think that she will be coming to stay xxxx I have booked for an all day Crop next Sunday and the following weekend I will be away for the great Scrapagogo weekend. I feel that I so much to organise, clothes which are a nightmare as nothing fits, which is good as I have lost weight, but don't want to buy too much as I need to loose so much more. I also need to prepare all my photo's for the classes that I am doing and also the pictures and papers for my LO that I will do in between...... ohhhhh.

Well that's enough for now, will pop back soon xxxxx



Saturday, 9 May 2009

LO, Car and a Voodoo Doll!

Wow, what a week...... time passes so quickly!
I have managed to complete my LO for the challenge on Scrapagogo I am in the Orange team and they set the challenge based on the fab advert out at the moment for the Orange Network. It show's friends that can go to the pictures on free Wednesday's and one of the friends is a witch, as in the Wizard of Oz.

So the challenge was to use the lyrics from Wicked the musical or the script from the Wizard of Oz, oh you also needed to include Orange in your LO.
I chose one of my favourite pictures of Gabrielle, when she was 3 months old, taken at Great Ormond Street, just before we were able to bring her home. The words are taken from, i think what is one of the most famous song's from musical theatre...
Somewhere over the rainbow.....
"Where troubles melt like lemon drops"
The flowers were a little experiment, with the rainbow colours and buttons xxxx I just love buttons and have not used them for ages.
Below are my niece, Ruby and nephew Luke. We had such great fun when they came and stayed last weekend. Watching films, shopping with pocket money, walking the dogs, painting and stories. We have promised them that we will take them camping in the summer holidays.

The card below I made for my aunt, who gave me a book all about flowers and paper crafts. She is a member of a book club and had to pick a free gift, so she ordered me the book. How kind? The card was an idea from the book, I will try it on a LO..... So thank you Jackie xxxx

How cute is my little Voodoo doll named Tinkerbelle, which is my user name on UKS and other little sites. I just love it and it now hangs pride and place on my little tote, which in itself is a work of art as I have added little bits to it for decoration. Some of which are really sentimental to me as they were Gabrielle's. So thank you Smartie xxxxx

So 4 weeks until the Scrapagogo weekend, which means 4 weeks till my birthday xxxxx Next weekend is my DH birthday and we are going away for the weekend to Norfolk, Hunstanton, I will be doing my home work and finding the great places to visit. .. I think that there will be lots of great photo opportunities xxxx more to go in my boxes of photo's to scrap up.. when will they ever invent a 48 hour day.

Oh, my little car below has gone to Fords.... I have a new car 09 plate Fiesta Zetec (diesel). I got it yesterday, it will be alot more cheaper to run and hopefully will become a family car... one day. Oh... big sigh... i loved having the roof down even though i would look like i had just been dragged through a hedge backwards!!!!!

So, going to have a little more play with paper this weekend, I have a little idea for a gift for Paul and Colin for their birthday's... THEY WILL BE 37........ i am typing this as he is looking over my shoulder shaking his head, a head that gets more shinier every day as the hair seems to get less by the day... I think that he would blame me for it!!!!... now he is nodding his head!... oh and i have some revision for my Makaton Tutor Course which is fast apporaching xxx AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

So we are going to go and watch A Series of Unfortunate Events now xxxx

Will pop back soon xxxxx

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Sending our love xxxx

Wow were has the time gone, things have been so manic!!!! Working 4 days a week really makes a difference and my Shining Stars Group at work has also started, so I will be working on Saturdays too....

It was the memorial celebration yesterday at Little Haven. Paul attended and was able to let some balloons off from us both. Pauls twin brother went with Paul too....I was at work as we opened our third service. I really wanted to go but there was a mix up and we did not get to know about it until the last minute.....

The roses that Paul took were the same ones as were in the flowers we gave to our little princess at her funeral xxxx


I have made another maze book ths week, for my manager Moira who has left to start work in Thurrock. She has been a real inspiration to me an amazing practitioner. I will miss her, as she really has helped me. Here are a few pictures of the book.....

So we will be going out tomorrow with Luke and Ruby, I hope the weather holds up! Not sure where? maybe the zoo. Mind you would be good to take the dogs out for a good walk. Will bring my camera as I am sure there will be some good photo opportunities xxxx

Off to bed now, as I am shattered xxxxx oh, by the way my total weight loss is now up to 1st 3lb xxx BIG HAPPY FACE xxx but boy i would love to have a big pig out on chocolate xxxxx

Night night xxxx

I hope that your having a great Bank Holiday xxxx