Tuesday, 31 August 2010

So much to share

Well were do I start. Right I think I'll start with my Mum, today she has won Slimmer of the Year within her class at Slimming World. My Mum started a year ago today and is only a few pounds away from her target weight. She has done so well and I'm so proud of her as it's not easy but she is so dedicated and once she sets her mind to it she just does it, she is a real inspiration. Welldone Mum.

I had a fantastic night on Saturday as an old school friend had her hen night in Cambridge. It started by punting on the river Cam, chaffeured I have to say with cocktails. It was hilarously funny and I enjoyed meeting all Suzanne's friends. Some of them I knew from school and I was a little nervous in meeting them all again, but I really didn't need to be as they were such fun and made me feel really welcome. We then went on to Revolution Bar to learn how to make a cocktail which again I loved. There were so much choice but I chose a Woo Woo and a Tutti Fruity they were lush but didn't drink them all. Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm not a big drinker but I can still have fun with out getting drunk. A few of the girlies including the bride to be felt a little unwell at one stage and had to sober her up a little before we could think about dancing the night away. It was such a lovely afternoon and evening, and I'm really looking forward to wedding in a couple of weeks time.

I think this was the Woo Woo!!

Love this photo of us all, with one of the Colleges behind us, can't remember which one it was though.

Scrapping wise well I have been doing quite a lot. I managed to create a layout last week as well as making a little flag book for Suzanne so she can remember her Hen night, still have to put the finishing touches to it but hope to get that finished this week. I've also made a couple of cards too, the first one is for our neighbours who are celebrating there first wedding anniversary today.

I used the new Cosmo Cricket papers for this layout.

Right will be back later in the week, thanks as aways for the comments they are appreciated.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Summer Hols

The last four weeks have been so busy, but I'm so enjoying the Summer holiday. I must admit though I'm glad that we now have the next two weeks at home preparing for going back to school on the 6th September. We had a great time last week meeting up with my Sister-in-law, in Southport. I so love that seaside town. On the Wednesday we took the train to Liverpool as Joan hadn't been there lately. Les and Joan lived on the outskirts of Liverpool when they lived at home so it's always nice for them to catch up and remember the 'good old days'. I love to hear them telling there stories which the other one maybe had forgotten about.

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, where Les worked for a year before joining the Army.

There is an awful lot of development happening down at the Docks which to my mind is really spoiling the look of the place. Such a shame that this black building blocks out all the original buildings standing so proudly behind.

Friday and the rest of the weekend was sorting Charlotte's bedroom out. We had bought some new wardrobes and a new single bed for her. Bless her she was still in her cot bed which she was so rapidly growing out of. Here she is sound asleep the last night of her little bed. The decorating went well with only a few blips along the way which we overcame relatively quickly.

Here she is on Monday night in her new bed.

We still have to put up the curtains, pictures and some shelves for her but the basics have been done which is the hard work. I might even get some bunting to go in the corner overhanging her bed, what do you think?

Now onto the crafting. I did this layout whilst down at Mums it's a sweet little layout which I really quite like. The photo was taken at Plymouth whilst on holiday in June, she loves the froth on the coffee!!

This layout I made with this months Scrapagogo kit the papers were so pretty and unusual colours. This co-insides with this weeks weekly challenge to.

I hope to share some more layouts really soon, being back home is great as I get to craft whilst Charlotte is happy playing. I have just purchased two of the new ranges of Cosmo Cricket, all I need now is for my photos to arrive from Snapfish.

Thanks as always for popping by.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Bad blogger

Sorry I've gone AWOL for a while, things have been so crazy but very enjoyable. I have spent the past two weeks at my parents, going out and about and catching up with friends and family. The first week I caught up with my best mate, who has been having a rather tough time of it just recently, but she was so positive and seems to be getting her life back on track. Went shopping in Cambridge, I have been eyeing up a pair of boots for a while, so I just had to try them on and of course fell in love with them!!. The first weekend was great, Charlotte spent the Saturday night in the back garden in my brother's tent with Daddy, a trial run really she loved the adventure. Not so sure that Les was that keen on being woken up at 5.15 in the morning!!!.

We took Charlotte to Great Yarmouth, she loves it there. She even went for a paddle with Nanny. I have to say that my Mum has lost over 3 1/2 stone in weight and she looks fantastic. She has been nominated for Slimmer of the Year, which I believe she deserves to win. In all the weeks she has been doing it she has only gained twice, which only amounted to a pound. Goodluck Mum I'm so proud of you!.

Charlotte lost another tooth, I can't believe the speed that they are falling out. So the tooth fairy had to come again. Luckily for Charlotte, Nanny has fairies at the bottom of her garden!!!.

Dad took this photo of me and Charlotte on the Audley End miniature train, our annual trip, I still love it as big as I am.

Last week we stayed at Hastings for a couple of nights. I used to live in Hastings, well St Leonard's for about 18 months. It was an interesting place to live, but I have some fond memories of the place. It was very strange going back without Les, but I did show Charlotte where we used to live.

And told her that we used to wake up to this every day.

Sadly the pier is closed as it's unsafe. Such a shame as it was a nice pier with shops and a cafe on it as well as holding a French market on there a couple times a year.

I'm off to Southport for a couple days tomorrow, to see my Sister-in-law. Will be back soon, with hopefully some layouts to share.

Thanks as always for popping by.