Saturday, 30 June 2012

I've been on Holiday  . . . . yayyyy!!! and it was HOT, HOT, HOT!! and we did  . . . nothing!!!  which I'm really mad at!!! My son and I flew out on the Tuesday as planned but due to a work 'drama!!' OH did not come out until the Friday night . . and as we'd already got a head start on the sunshine and the sun tan he overdid it on the very first day!! Cloud cover + no sun tan lotion = not a well person so consequently the only distance we travelled was to the shop that was situated under the hotel!!! So, No! we didn't go to the beach. No! We didn't see any dolphins or whales and a big fat definate NO!! we didn't go to the water park!! What we did however was eat, drink, eat and eat some more even Alex said he got me cake in the afternoon just so's I would eat it!!!
Ho hum here's some sunshiney photos - good job hotel and pool were fantastic.

and I read 9 - yes 9!!!! books!
Bored - much!!!!
Going to book an activity holiday next time so can at least do something in the mornings for a couple of ours - then do the pool etc for the rest of the day.
So that's why I'm p'd off and fed up and need to do something about it.

So, planning a holiday with the women for next May (ish) and going away with a different set of girls in September (I think) - well I've paid for it so I'm going somewhere ha ha ha Just need to get something organised with my Crafty Girls then all will be well.
Busy getting the child ready for high school in September he's got his graduation days this week - I am definately more shakey about it than he is. He can't wait.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Saturday Crafting

So I've given myself (another) talking to and to follow are the items I made during my most recent crop day with the girls. Oh, such sweet sorrow that the day can't contine until I run out of steam or fall asleep...

 and this last photo?

I wondered why it takes my son sooooooooooo long when he has a bath and, most worryingly how quiet he is!!!!! This, is the reason . . . . . . . . . .


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Too much of this...and certainly not enough of the other

It's been months and if you asked me what on earth have I been doing I'm not sure I could answer you!!
Suffice it to say there's been far too much of this . . .
 and certainly not enough of this
 but, on occasions I have stopped to smell the flowers..
and to catch up with my many wonderful friends.
and, it is due to one of these, that I am making this post today.

Ive done some reading and been to a couple of craft exhibitions where at Aintree there was a showing of Quilts, I can't remember what the theme and all were stunning but one of them particulalrly stood out to me.  I can't credit the person who brought it to my attention but here's the poem that the project was built around.

It's written by Ruth Milligan from Lancaster and was first published in 'The Lady' magazine.

Dust If You Must
But wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter
To bake a cake, or plant a seed
To ponder the difference between want and need.
Dust if you must
But there is not much time
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb
Music to hear, books to read
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.
Dust if you must.
But the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes,
The wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower or rain
This day will not come round again
Dust if you must
But, bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind
And when you go, and go you must
You, Yourself, will make more dust

And on that note . . . . I'm off to sort out my reading list for my upcoming holiday and to ponder and sort the many (still) craft projects I want to do.

A xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Camping, cupcakes and crafting

The view from the massive big wheel . . .

Great Dorset Steam Rally . . . .with ....cranes

and tanks and boys who love tanks . . .

Fire Engines doing 'wheelies' ???

Our tent is somewhere in there if you look right at the back . . . . . .

Crafting . . .

These are memo gift pegs for my cousin who has gone to Uni in Leicester to study towar
Side view and upright view

Wall plaque for another cousins birthday.

Practising making cup cakes

and think that's got you allllll up to date apart from jaunts to cinemas and other exciting things. All in all a lovely summer spent with my child doing the things we love.

And how's the 'To Do List' doing I hear you cry well I'm still working through it - got 57 items left on it but I'm going to continue with it and make more use of my time. Now I'm back working it means I'll have to plan for my crafting time so much better.


LOL xxxxxx

OMG!!! It's November the 1st

...and we've had school summer holidays, camping, crafting (only a little) and lots of other adventures and just over a month ago I returned to work!

So I'll just do a quick gallery of piccies to bring you up to date and apologise for my tardiness oh and no internet and oh no hard drive on my pc!! Excuses, excuses I know . .
Above are . . . hmmm possibly Halloween and Alex's birthday - we had a party picnic in the park

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


With a tent - yahoo!! So have now booked for going to the Rally at the end on the month. Thanks to friend of OH whom I left yesterday after demoing putting up the tent in his garden (wrongly at first) cleaning, mopping, and waterproofing - there also happens to be a couple of mould blots which he assures me he'll scrub of. So, I've been and got a couple of camp beds for myself and my son and I think we,ll just make an adventure of everything else that we may or maynot need. Something to look forward to.
Craft day tomorrow - as my OH has an overnighter so I can get all my stuff emptied out and get some lovely things done. Child still away till Friday having an excellent time up in the Lakes.
Enjoy. TTFN x

Friday, 29 July 2011

2 and a half hours I could have spent doing something else

more interesting and definately more enjoyable - Crafting?
Instead I have spent an hour trying to put a 4 man tent up on my own - madness I know, but I need to know if I can do it so I can book a week camping at the Great Dorset Steam Rally, cos I really want to go and to go we need to camp to afford to go, but if I can't put it up on my own (albeit with a youngster) I won't be going - urgh!!! Just not strong enough. The only other option is to try again later with my OH taking the part of the child. Or he could just come with us?

For the rest of the time I have been trying to convert some old vinyl 12" records from my mis spent youth onto mp3 format for the ipod I bought OH and have loaded with all my faves on. Well, that went well NOT!!!! I'm not one to give up with technology, I tend to persevere until I succeed but I just couldn't justify spending any more life time on it. I'm off to itunes now to download instead - probably should have just done that but sometimes you just want to.

Coffee and choccie biscuit reward well and truly deserved.

And another one crossed nay, scrubbed from my TDL.