Thursday, August 31, 2006

Toilet Paper

I'm doing a poll to see how everybody has there toilet paper on their toilet roll holder.

the other day, somebody put the toilet roll on the wrong way round for me, but I left it to see what Gerry would do, well low and behold he swapped it back to the way I like it. Can you imagine a man even noticing something like this. So when I asked him about this he said he prefered the toilet paper to roll from over the top rather than the bottom. I remember a conversation with a vicar many many years ago about marriage and he acutally used this as a suggestion to peoples pet hates and how people can argue about this, which does seem kinda silly to me, but then it does take all sorts, so back to my poll, which way do you like your toilet paper to roll, over the top or from the bottom? does its direction cause confrontation in your house?

Last but not least, please please please go and visit this blog, this is a fantastic idea that Anita has come up with to help raise money for her poorly sister, she will colour change two pictures for you giving you a really poppy one and one black and white for 5 euros, so please go and support this project of hers. Thank you
here is one of the pics I sent her, with her magic touched done to it for you all to see.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Goodies, goodies, goodies

Its the middle of the week, yahoo.

Can hardly wait for the end of tomorrow. I asked my work about cutting my hours down recently, I currently work part time Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm, which is brilliant for me dropping Ben off and picking him up, but I was struggling with all my other bits and pieces, design work, housework, etc, so asked if I could cut my number of days a week down, and they said yes, so from the 1st of Sept I only work 4 days a week, will get every Friday off, thats assuming nobody is on holiday when I have to cover.

This friday is my first official day off and I've so much planned for it already. have to do a project for the kids art classes, promised the kids I would finish the first letter of our art banner off and have it ready for Monday and with me away all weekend, need to get it done on Friday.

I'm also meeting one of my old customers from way back when I ran Magic Tan Scotland, she was my fav customer back then and she called me out of the blue last week, saying she was missing me and could we meet for lunch, she is also a fantastic hairdresser, so going to see if I can bribe her into doing my hair, my roots are so disgusting I can't bare to look at them in the mirror anymore. Then its off to see Robbie, have agreed we are not going to go in at the start, not really interested in seeing the support bands and have a feeling its gonna be raining, so don't fancy getting drowned upon.

Have spent quite a few hours this week working with Angela on the Luxurious Angels retreat, trying to sort out prizes, goody bags, etc. You should see what the ladies are going to be getting, if your not booked on for the retreat yet, why not? come on, you will need a trailer to get all your goodies home, we are gonna need an artic truck to get all the stuff there, hee hee.

OK, off to watch trash tv with my DH, he will wonder whats going on, spending all this time with him, but he does not realise how many weekends I'm away for in Sept, so need to start buttering him up now before I drop my bombshells. Away to Art from the Heart next weekend in Harrogate for their open day as on the Blonde Moments design team, then away again at the end of the month for Kirsty and Emily's workshop in Gloustershire, how fantastic is this life, it simply does not get any better.

Night night peeps, and take care of yourselves xxx

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My Heart will be broken in 3 weeks time

My adorable godchildren who live in Kent and who I never get to see as it is now are moving to Canada, I saw them tonight as they where up at their Grans for a visit so spent 2 happy hours with them and I'm going to see them on Saturday in Kent for the day and night, but then no more. I will probably cry like a baby on Sunday when I have to leave them. Tonight I gave Natashca the canvas I had done of her ages ago for her to hang in her new room.

The pic was taken last year on the day of her first communion and she was a typical girl all pink and cuddly, but what a difference a year makes, today she was all grown up, no pink in sight and no cuddles either, well not for Uncle Gelly, I got loads (no did not spell Gerry's name wrong, the Kids call him Uncle Gelly, and I'm Aunty Pose, cause I'm always asking them to pose for pics).

Have done quite a few scrapbook pages of them recently but I'm not parting with them. I am gonna get Cameron a few bits and pieces from the Celtic store he is abso mad about them, and is never out of his strip but think he might need a few bits to keep him warm once he has left.

We are going to try so hard to get over to visit them in the New Year and hopefully get some skiing in as well at the same time.

Anyway, thats my sad news for the day, on a more positive note, Ben is getting on brilliantly at school and wants to get a rating of mega star, something the school awards to outstanding pupils, but don't be decived he wants to get this rating because kids who have this, get loads of free stuff, there is no fooling him, offering him something for nothing and he is right in there, chip off the old block if I do say so myself.

Have a brilliant weekend planned, off to see Robbie in Concert on Friday night, then driving to Kent, for a day of fun filled activities with Gerry's work, Clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, archery, etc. and then my adorable Godchildren for the rest of the day and an overnight, then on Sunday upto Oxford to see my nephew and niece and BIL and SIL and then home, we will need a week off work to recover as not gonna get much sleep over the weekend as doing all the driving through the nights, but its only once in a while and seeing the children is worth it.

I'm gonna go and get a nice hot cuppa with my DH and watch some trash on TV to help relax, I'll catch you all later.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Slow Down

I've finally slowed down, or thats how it feels, I took the weekend off and spent most of it lay in my bed nursing a headache, thats what you get for slowing down, or thats how it seems.

Usually at a weekend I'm out on a Saturday all day either at a crop or card group or teaching, but not this weekend, had nothing, yes you heard that right, I had nothing at all planned, must have been the first weekend in months, so I decided to be lazy and I'm sorry I was now, as ended up with the biggest headache that is still lingering now. I did manage to finish a CJ entry I had been struggling with, It was a love/hate cj and I had to pick a colour, I picked brown and thought easy, will do chocolate and mud, however a good frined dared me to do SHIT instead for my hate, I laughed so hard and agreed but when it came down to the nitty gritty I did not have the courage to write SHIT so put Poo instead, what a cop out I call you all shouting.

Sunday was spent in a meeting with Angela trying to sort out the paperwork for the Luxurious Angel Retreat, you girls will not believe the size of the goody bag you are getting and all the silly games and challenges we have orgainised for you, let alone the prizes, they are fantastic, trying to talk Angela into parting with a few, but she won't let me have any the big meany. Which is great news for you girls who are coming, because honestly the prizes are fantastic.

Have got the little darlings tonight for art class, oh what joy, I seriously can't be bothered, but I really need to move my arse as need to pick up the classroom helpers in 10 mins and still not got changed yet.

have tried to upload the personality test that anna posted on her blog and some pics but blogger is not playing, so I'll try again later.

Here you go cj entries, look rubbish sorry, but can't be bothered messing with them. Now don't have the will to go and do the personality test again as can't find the results of the last one, and I'm thats mad the results will be different anyway, :(

Monday, August 21, 2006

I've been tagged again...........

Heather has got her own back on me for tagging her earlier this week, so here you go.

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
Right in the middle of Central Park, New York

2. What's your favourite article of clothing?
has to be my lovely new T-shirt, even have a handbag that matches, how daft is that.

3. Favourite physical feature of the opposite sex?
tough one, first thing would be bum, then eyes then teeth.

4. What's the last CD that you bought?
Jack Johnson

Where's your favourite place to be?

6. Where's your least favourite place to be?

7. What's your favourite place to be massaged?
full body please

8. Strong in mind or strong in body?
Strong in mind, to the extreme of been considered stubborn.

9. What time do you wake up in the morning?
Alarm set for 6.30 but usually let it snooze a few times. Sunday is best, get to stay in bed till Gerry makes breakfast, yahooo

10. What is your favourite Kitchen appliance?
Dishwasher, how did we cope without these.

11. What makes you really angry?

12. If you could play an instrument what would it be?
The piano, we have one, but none of us can play, still trying to get lessons sorted, on so many waiting lists its untrue.

13. Favourite colour?
wow, lots and lots, depends on mood.

14. Sports car or SUV?
SUV, so I can roll right over the top of anything.

15. Do you believe in an afterlife?
I hope there is one, but still unsure, I’ll let you know when I get there.

16. Favourite children's book?
any of the Famous 5

17. What's your favourite season?
Autumn, love the colour of the trees

18. What is your least favourite household chore?
All of them

19. If you could have one super-power, what would it be?
To fly, then I might not be late so often and can get to the desination really quick, I get really bored on long drives.

20. If you have a tattoo what is it?
now that would be telling

21. Can you juggle?
Sort of

22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to?
My Gran

23. What's in the boot of your car?
carrier bags and a umbrella

24. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?
Sushi, hate hamburgers.

Well Ben started high school today, and I have to admit I was a bit of a wreck at letting him go, now he really is a big boy and no stopping the march of time, he's not in yet so I don't know how it went today, but I'll report back later.

Work is ok, its work, so you know what I mean.

OH OH have news, apparently I have been published again this month in Scrapbook inspirations, but I've not seen it yet, I sent in a CD case that I had made into a scrapbook for Gerry as he won't have anything else on his desk but this he could get away with as it is just a cd case until you open it, have been told it made it to the readers letters page, so will have to buy it when I get a chance.

Childrens art classes start back tonight, we have 11 in total for this term and I'm really looking forward to it. We have spent at least one day a week over the summer holidays working on ideas for them, and they are all gonna be making a scrapbook, and a few other things over the 10 week period, can't wait to get back into it, the kids are brilliant fun and keep us on our toes but in a good way.

Anyway, have to get stuff ready and find some more victims to tag now, mwahahahahaha

Take care.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I've been tagged

My friend Janet (nut) has tagged me, so here is my response, I'm off to tag some of you now, so you best watch out........

Four jobs I have had in my life.

1. Managing Director of my own company
2. Technical Administrator
3. Office Manager
4. Print Administrator

Four Movies I would watch over and over:
1. Beaches
2. Bridget Jones
3. Big
4. Moulin Rouge

Four Places I have lived:
1. London
2. Flat in Partington
3. House in Partington
4. House in Scotland

Four TV shows I love to wach:
1. House
2. Two Pints Of Lager and a Packet Of Crisps
3. Lost
4. Scrubs

Four places I've been on vacation:
1. Malta
2. USA
3. Germany
4. Tenerife

Web sites I visit regularly:
1. UKS
2. Scrappad
3. Blogs
4. Google

Four of my favourite foods:1. Chocolate Buttons
2. Pastrami & coleslaw sandwich
3. Chilli & Rice
4. Crisps

Four Places I'd rather be right now:
1. On Holiday
2. Shopping
3. Relaxing with friends
4. In Bed

Four things that make me smile:
1. Playing in the garden with Ben
2. Being with family and friends
3. when my DH tells me his rubbish jokes
4. Silly photos

Saturday, August 19, 2006

I'm back..................

Hello and welcome back to me. Sorry I've been far to lazy recently to update my blog, had a few days off work this week and spent some quality time with the family which was so nice, have still been mad busy though. Have finally finished sorting out the mess of my scrapbook room that Angela made, yes I'm talking about you girl, Gerry says you can't come over any more unless you put the toys away you take out to play with, hee hee. A huge thanks goes out to darling heather for helping me clear the crap out of it, can not believe I can actually find things now. Well thats not exactly true, can't find my flippin 7 Gypsies 6 x 6 fifth avenue pad and I'm going mad trying to think where the hell it can be. To scared to mess up the room again looking for it, but it will eventually happen.

Made a lovely little crop kit for Angela at her last crop using the fantastic blonde moments papers (spring fling) it was fantastic to play away to my hearts content with these papers, I so love them. here is a pic of the finished layout.

There was so much stuff in the kit that I even managed to make 6 cards out of the left overs and still have more scraps to do more things with.

I got Gerry to take this pic of me and Ben about 3 weeks ago and as soon as I saw it I knew it would go perfectly with Spring Fling, how cute is that boy, I so love him, sometimes have a habit of squeezing to hard though as don't want to ever let him go.

So who of you are coming to the Luxurious Angel Retreat, come on girls, sign up for it today, it promises to be a fantastic weekend of pure fun and luxury, we have fantastic teachers lined up for you and the classes are going to be brilliant, this is the one event you don't want to miss this year. Ask your DH for an early Christmas present, hee hee.

Anyway, I'm off to bed, I'm meeting with the ladies for our usual fortnightly meeting to sit and make cards all day, I have a huge list of ones I need to make and need my beauty sleep. mwahahahahahahahaha

Take care of yourselves.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I know somebody famous

I forgot to tell you all, I met Lisa Tarbuck at the retreat at Dyan's, she is so nice in real life but does stink abit. hee hee, Hi Jane.

OK, thats it, just a quickie, far to busy to chat all night on blogger, night night my lovelys.

What a mess

Tonight Angela came over to help me clear out my craft room, I have so much clutter it is unbelievable, you would think I had been crafting for years when in fact its a little over 2 years. So I decided to have a tidy out as Angela is organising a auction at this weekends crop and we are organising another one for the retreat, more on that in a mo.

Anyway, we got stuck right in, first to be scalped where my lovely rubber stamps, she has cleared me out of two boxes of these, not all for the auction though, as decided I might try to sell some to raise much needed funds of my own as I'll now need to replenish my stock, next was the clutter I've managed to collect for ATC's, (god knows why I have this stuff I actually don't get ATC's just get, but I keep on trying) this then lead us to a play with the new pigment powders by Blonde moments, which then lead to a search for my blonde moment stamps, Which we could not find, but in the process the room was tipped upside down and now remains like that, it will take me another two days to fix the mess she has caused, little minx. We never even got to looking at my papers or any thing else.

She did go away with a box overflowing with goodies for the crop auction this weekend, which by the way is a 12 hour crop with loads planned for it, including a lovely class kit using the lovely Spring fling papers from Blonde moments, can't wait, I love these papers so much.

Oh the Luxurious Angels Retreat, we are planning on having an auction table there, where anybody can bring any old crafting stuff they no longer use, have never used, impulse purchases, etc. and anybody at the retreat can go and have a good old rummage (you know the saying, 'one mans rubbish is another mans treasure') they can then place a bid for the item and the highest bid wins, all the money raised from this will be going directly to a charity that we have taken in to our hearts muscular dystrophy this is a charity that Kirsty one of the retreat teachers does alot of work for as her daughter has a form of muscular dystrophy, so please come along to the retreat and help us support this worthy charity.

OK, I'm now gonna shut the door on the mess of my craft room and get to bed, take care of yourselves.


Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm Home

I'm home, I'm tired, I'm covered in ink, did I enjoy myself, you can bet your arse I did, I had a fantastic time, made so much, have so many projects to finish off, loved every minute of it, met some fantastic girls who are all so talented, I was in awe of them all.

Seeing Dyan and Mark again was great, seems so long since I last saw them. Kirsty was there and as usual was on top form. We shared a room together and spent the first night talking for hours, but it took its toll on us the next night, Kirsty was out like a light and apparently I talk in my sleep, hope it was not rude!!!!!!

I'm off to my bed now, cause so tired, but I promise I'll tell you more tomorrow and even try to upload some pics.

Night night


Friday, August 04, 2006


just a quick post to say, I'm off to the fantastic Dyan's today - Art from the Heart, for a weekend retreat, can't wait, bit scared of meeting new ladies who all know each other, will feel abit like a fish out of water, but at least I know Dyan, Mark, Ben & Kirsty so a few familiar faces. I understand it's gonna be one messy weekend with Inks, UTEE, and alsorts, have had to print out 11 head shots of myself, have no idea why, but should be good.

I've attached my ugly head so you can all see what image I've decided to go for, never realised this was such a hard pic to find, I don't get my pic taken that much, and this was the best I could find, I know I could have done one last night, but that would have meant doing hair and makeup, cause I looked a horror yesterday. Have finally finished all the designy thingy may jigs I was trying to make, and I'm really pleased with how they have turned out. I promise I'll post some pics after I have given them to Dyan so you can all see.

I might not get a chance to blog over the weekend, so you all take care, and I'll see you next week.