Saturday, 30 January 2010
Anyway onto the shopping. I’ve been wanting a storm lantern or something like that to go on my dining table for quite some time now. I didn’t find one but I did find this fancy glass jar in Laura Ashley. Actually I think it's an apothecary jar. Only problem is it looks silly on my dining table. However, I love it in the bathroom filled with shells and a candle. At Christmas I’ll probably fill it with colourful baubles. I love it but I still need something for the centre of my dining table!
Today has been absolutely beautiful weather. Blue skies, crisp ,dry and very cold. We all went to the park this morning, it’s good to be getting fresh air again.
Later this afternoon George and I took the dogs for a walk.
I’ve been looking after Nookie, a little Yorkshire Terrier like our dog, for the last 4/5 weeks. He lives next door to us, his owners went to New Zealand to visit their family out there. They’ll be back tomorrow morning. Boy are they in for a shock when they get back to Manchester, after sunny NZ they’re really going to feel this cold weather! Welcome home J & L, it’ll be good to have you back.
Friday, 29 January 2010
…this time it’s George William.
He seems to have turned into a “big boy” this last 12 months, he’s still a little treasure though.
All the scrapbooking elements you see here were freebies. The kit is called Happy Go Lucky from http://www.shabbyprincess.com/ and the layered template is by K. Pertiet at http://www.designerdigitals.com/ .
Monday, 25 January 2010
Credits: 2009 template by L Kanady a freebie from http://www.catscrap.com/ Pages and elements are from the August Sampler Freebie at www. afterfivedesigns.com Acrylic Alpha from Help Haiti Kit at http://www.designerdigitals.com/.
Friday, 22 January 2010
The layout above shows month by month pictures of Charlie in 2009. What a difference there is between the 8 month old baby in January and the 20 month old toddler in December. That’s what scrapbooking is all about, saving the memories and getting them down on paper for posterity. Also, when it’s his 18th birthday party won’t these pictures look good plastered all over the place for all his mates to see? Especially the thumb-sucking ones!
And now for something completely different. Here’s our new caravan all ready to be towed down to the site in Devon where it will live for the foreseeable future. Trev and William are taking it down there tonight. That’s Trev and Caroline’s 4x4. Therefore Trev will be doing the driving and Billy will be doing the sleeping, but never the less he’ll be there if he’s needed. Roll on Easter when we will all go down there and use it for the first time. Can’t wait!
Credits: Sock Monkey Kit by L Grieveson and Spring Trees by K Pertiet at Designer Digitals, 2009 template by Laura Kanady at Catscrap.com
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
…the winds of change are always blowing. (I like that saying). I used to see George William practically every day but I don’t any more. He changed schools last summer so my house is no longer on the way home, his mother started college in September as a mature student (she’ll like that mature student bit… not). I now look after his little brother and little cousin for some of the week. Seems like we’re all a bit busier and things are a bit different these days for us all really.
Anyway, I don’t see George every day any more so on Saturday I asked him if he would like to come out for the afternoon with me, just the two of us. He said yes. We went to Hebden Bridge for coffee and a mooch around. He brought his camera with him. It was his “top of the list” Christmas present and he loves it.
It was still icy on the ground, very cold and started to rain so we weren’t able to go to the park or anything. We did go to the supermarket on the way home though. None of this sounds very exciting does it? But do you know what, we had a lovely time!
Thursday, 14 January 2010
I’ve had a cold, not been sleeping too well, the snow’s still with us. You know, that kind of ordinary. Then I had a Royal Mail Special Delivery and things got less ordinary. When the postman knocked at my door with a parcel in his hand my first thought was that Caroline had ordered something and had had it delivered to my home because there’s always a good chance that I will be in to receive the delivery.
Well, Caroline had ordered something but it was for me not her! The lovely little box above was in an outer box marked FRAGILE. I had no idea what could be inside, but was pleasantly surprised to find…
…these wonderful little cupcakes! How pretty do they look? What a sweet, unexpected, different kind of gift that brightened my day no end. They taste good too! Thank you, daughter.
Friday, 8 January 2010