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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas to all of you in Blog Land...

We are just finishing the packing of the car as we are off this evening. We will be spending the holidays with our family down in Surrey. Not sure whether we will have net access until Christmas Day, so I will wish you all a Merry Christmas now.

I hope you all enjoy spending time with people you love/care about, whether they are family or friends is unimportant.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

HS:MS Glass

Today's prompt over on Her Space: My Space is "Glass", hard, brittle and transparent. Find 'glass' in your space today.
Ok here is my "glass" photo....or is it???
Will be back later with more...

ETA - The bauble is actually acrylic from Hobbycraft and I decorated it by filling it with stiff ribbon, and making a bow with the same ribbon and using some organza ribbon to hang it, and finally used my Kandi Kane to attach some AB hot fix gems to the outside. I made one for a Bauble Swap over on the ScrapaGoGo Clubhouse...and loved it so much I had to make myself one.

Monday, December 17, 2007

HS:MS Drawer

Today's prompt over on Her Space : My Space is "Drawer", a sliding storage compartment. Find "drawer" in your space today. Ok, so my first thought when I saw the word drawer was drawing, so I took a photo of a drawing Georgia did for me.

I then decided to go with convention and took a picture of the drawers on my welsh can see Georgia has decorated one of the drawers...which is pretty much the norm for the kitchen, she is forever sticking stickers and pictures on everything.

We have another busy week on the run up to Christmas. I am working in between I am seeing Georgia in her school Christingle service. She has been busy practising the words to the songs, so I am looking forward to seeing that tomorrow morning.

Anyway I better finish getting ready for work. David worked all day yesterday and went back late last night, so he is off work today, so he has taken Georgia to school and is meeting me for lunch at Dobbies....feels so decadant.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Bit late with my HS:MS SPS this week as I had a house full of visitors yesterday...and they expected to be entertained. So as I received a special request from SPS is of me in Georgia's pink wig....well she did ask, she may well regret it once she sees it...LOL. OK so definately not as cute as Georgia...but that was expected. Georgia did wear it to the fancy dress birthday party, and when she got there none of her friends recognised her...until a mean boy (one of the naughty ones from school...her words not mine) pulled it off, and she couldn't get it back on again.

So my SOS's for today were taken yesterday in The Centre MK at the Christmas display and on the Carousel. This years theme was Toad of Toad Hall. I took pictures of all the displays and I am rather pleased with the pics...taken without using the auto feature...had to crank up the ISO as the light is poor because they had darn curtains up at all the windows. So here they are, the first is of Georgia on the Carousel. I am so pleased that I got this shot, what with it going round and round and all the lights and the poor light. This next one is of the boating lodge that was part of the wishing pool where people can throw money in, and it is given to a different charity each year, this year I believe it is going to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

This final picture is of the Nativity scene, it was lovely, and surprise surprise most people didn't even bother to look at it...

Anyway, I have loads to do...including writing Christmas cards, writing up a class PDF, designing with my ScrapaGoGo january Kit ( and it's totally lush and I can't wait) and helping Georgia with her homework, which is to design her dream bedroom using a shoe box......

Thursday, December 13, 2007

HS:MS Teddy

Today's prompt over on Her Space : My Space is "Teddy", a soft toy bear. This is one of Georgia's favourite bears. The bears are called Newton (Newton's Law), this is big Newton and her original one is called little Newton, or newty. We have found the website that sells the stuff and have almost every item that they sell. The original bear came from Boots in an Xmas Gift Pack with bath bits, and since then I have had trouble locating other items. This picture shows big Newton lounging on the chocolate brown fur throw that is on my bed.

Georgia is off to a fancy dress party on Saturday, and I got her a new costume to wear. She is going as Stephanie from Lazy Town, right down to the pink wig and bangles... She tried the costume on last night and let me take a couple of quick photos. She loved it...right down to the pink wig. She looked so flippin' cute, I cannot wait for her to wear it to the party.

Georgia is off to Milton Keynes Theatre with the school today to see Aladdin, and she is very excited, so I am sure we will hear all about it when we collect her late this afternoon.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

HS:MS Laces

Today's prompt over on Her Space : My Space is "Laces", two pieces of string to assist in the fastening of shoes and clothing. So finally one I can join in with today.... So here are laces in my space today.

On Friday before the School Xmas Bazaar I took some photos of the Year One & Two's in their costumes for the production of Hosanna Rock. I took over 100 pictures and chose the best of each grouping (totalling 11) and we displayed them for the parents to buy. We sold them for £1 each, with a cost price of 25p, we made a little over £65 from my pics....I am chuffed as there were lots of lovely comments from the parents, some even asked if it was what I did professionally. I am a long was off from that, but definately an enthusiastic amateur.

Lots to do still this week, as I am off on Friday and spending my day off with the kids in Year One at the school making snowflake decorations....chaotic fun.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm back....

Wow, had a fabulous if somewhat busy weekend. The School Xmas Bazaar was a resounding success, and looks set to become a regular event. We finally got on the road at 6pm on Friday, and arrived at approx 8.15 tired but happy. I got to meet up at the hotel with Sandiee and Kazzii for a chat and a cuppa, and also for brekkie on Saturday morning, which was fab.

On Saturday we started our day long class with Shimelle, and it was fantastic. I also finally got to have one of her lush cupcakes....Gingerbread Latte....and it was delish, I made it last from 11am till about 5pm....I even took a piccie...and here it is...

Finally for tonight, here is a picture Lorraine took for me, of Shimelle and I. A little grainy as we had to crank the ISO up...but not bad... (thanks Lorraine).

Shimelle was exactly how I imagined she would be, warm, friendly and very enthusiastic about scrapping.

We finally made it home at approx 5pm, after spending a couple of hours in Aldeburgh on the beach...well technically we didn't stay on the beach long as no sooner than we walked 100 yards, the heavens opened and we were soaked....we had to take cover in a telephone box. After enduring it for an hour we walked back to the car and drove through the town to the best Fish & Chips I have ever me they were amazing.....

Tomorrow is Georgia's School Play, and I managed to process and upload the photos that I took on Friday to Costco and got David to collect them on his way home this evening. The idea is that the parents can buy a photo for a £1 and the PTA makes a little money to spend on things for the school. Anyway the video camera is charged and I am ready for tomorrow.

So till then, goodnight.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Off to CropaGoGo

I am off now to CropaGoGo's December crop, featuring fun and a fab Shimelle class, so I won't be back until Sunday. I may have internet access, and if I do I will update, otherwise I won't...
No rocket science there...LOL

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and take care.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

HS:MS Card

Todays prompt over on Her Space : My Space is "Card". Now I am sure the obvious picture at this time of the year is a Christmas Card....but I opted for something a little different....

Ok, so my list has gone down a little.

  1. Bauble for a bauble swap DONE
  3. Choose/print 20/30 pics for a Shimelle class WORKING ON
  4. Decorate 60 snowflakes..well about 40 as some are done DONE
  5. Cut out 150 keyring blanks for the school bazaar WORKING ON
  6. Finish a mini book for newphew James NEXT WEEK
  7. Make 2 or 3 teachers gifts NEXT WEEK

As you can see from the list, I am slowly making headway...although I see a late night on the horizon for me tonight...LOL

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

HS:MS Chilly & Christmas

I am playing catch up today so here are is yesterdays prompt "Chilly" and todays prompt "Christmas". Chilly is a bit of a cheat as the photo was taken in January...but I couldn't resist.

Now my Christmas tree is partially up, but we need to add some of the baubles as we ran out of time last night and Georgia wanted to help so I said I would leave it until she got home from school.

I am working my through my "To Do" list, and I am determind that everything for the School Bazaar will be finished by the end of the day. I am about to work on the snowflake decorations and then I need to finish cutting the keyring shapes. I had also forgotten that I had to print labels to go on the keyring parcels once they are wrapped, and I have them done on the computer, but the darn printer didn't feed properly and printed them in the wrong place, so those donated labels will have cost me a packet as I now have to go to Staples and buy another pack of avery address labels as I have used up the ones my Mum got for me 5 or so years ago.

Anyway, back to the grindstone.

Monday, December 03, 2007

HS:MS Cosy

Todays prompt over on Her Space : My Space is "Cosy". A little late posting this today, but everything seems to be conspiring against me today.

I have a stack of crafty type things to sort out this week including...
  1. Bauble for a bauble swap
  2. CJ
  3. Choose/print 20/30 pics for a Shimelle class
  4. Decorate 60 snowflakes..well about 40 as some are done
  5. Cut out 150 keyring blanks for the school bazaar
  6. Finish a mini book for newphew James
  7. Make 2 or 3 teachers gifts

Not much, thankfully the bottom two items are not needed straight away...but the rest have to be done by FRIDAY. Thank goodness my Wednesday client cancelled today, so now I have an extra day to play.

Anyway, better get back to it, or I will never be done.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Here is my HS:MS SOS. I am off to the MKScrappers monthly crop....It's December so there is plenty of lovely food and fun this month.

Will be back this evening with pics.



Saturday, December 01, 2007


It's Self Portrait Saturday over on Her Space : My Space, and after my night out with the girls last night I am feeling a little the worse for wear. So my SPS reflects the drinking and lack of sleep, and I hadn't even brushed my hair...

Today we have visitors, David's Brother and his wife and their two boys. Georgia is very excited as it means she can cuddle baby Lewis again.

Tomorrow is the December MKScrappers Crop, and we have a fab acrylic album kit, so I am determind to pack lighter than normal....and plan what I want to do.

I can't believe it is December is now officially Christmas. Tomorrow David is getting the Christmas decorations down from the loft as we always put them up the first weekend of the month.

Anyway, back to chores before everyone arrives.