Monday, January 25, 2010

Year in review

Here is another snap shot of last year from my facebook, it took snippets from my posts over the year and made a collage, really jogs the memory of what I got upto over the year.

Photos from last year

Facebook did this cool thing, it grabbed random pics that I had posted in my facebook albums and created a montage (probably spelt that wrong), so any way, I thought I would share it with you here.

First pic is of me and Jane at Retrofest held in August at Loudon Castle, next is Lesley Anne, she made me a lovely lunch in the summer and we pigged out on cakes (Aug). 3rd is me and my stunning god-daughter Natascha, taken in June at her brothers first communion, 4th one is a random snog, ha ha, it was for a bet, and I'm dressed up as a gangster for my friends hen night which we spent in Carlisle (July).

Next row, first pic is me and some friends from Lockerbie, Sam and Jules, we rented a cottage at the southern most point in Scotland for a week and just chilled out in October. Next pic is of Roadie who also got to spend some chill out time at the cottage in October, hiding under the rhubarb, ok its not rhubarb, its that plant that grows freakishly tall, but roadie is tiny and it looked funny. Next pic is of me and Rita (Dawns Mum) taken at Christmas at the farm where we where snowed in, brilliant fun. and last one on the 2nd row is me and two friends, Gus and Craig, enjoying the delights of Airdrie and Diamonds, seriously it is horrid, but thankfully with two jokers like that with you, its bound to end up been good fun (July)

3rd Row is me and sam enjoying a really nice night catching up in Glasgow, thats the Clyde crane growing out of my head (Aug), next is a deer that I managed to catch on camera whilst camping with Ben. We discovered the joys of camping last year and ended up away most weekends. (July). The 3rd pic is of my first time camping, I went away with Sam, Jules and Roadie to a lovely little hide away on the Firth of Solway in Dumfries at Easter. It was freezing cold at night and we kept a fire going most of the time, but we had an amazing weekend. (April) and the final picture on this row is of Me, sat on my stairs at home. (Aug)

And the final row we have the girls who all went on the hen night in Carlisle (July) Me and Ben camping (Aug) and me and mitch at the farm (Aug) and the final pic is of Sam and Roadie messing about in Lockerbie (Feb).

Well as you can see my camera was pretty busy over the summer and we got upto lots. I'll keep adding pics from other things we got upto as well for you over the next coming weeks hopefully. Thats if I can keep this blogging up.

Take care of yourself.


Fun companions, silly words, chit chat talking......

.....that was how my weekend was spent.

I so needed the get away and thankfully I have the best friends in the world who are dotted about everywhere, so this weekend Ben and I, jumped in the car and headed for the MEEK's, that means Mark, Ellie, Eddie and Kirsty's in Wigan.

Took us 3 hours to get there, a bit of a personal best, hee hee, and once we had arrived and been dully shouted at off Kirsty for driving to fast we vegged out.

There are only a few places in the whole world where I can completely Veg out and thankfully Kirsty's house is one of them.

Now usually when we get together, its usually chat chat scrap eat chat scrap scrap eat chat, etc. This time though and I think its a first, we did not scrap and we did not take out our camera's once. We just did the chat chat, laugh, eat, chat, giggle, fart (whoops that was just Kirsty), eat, sleep, relax, chat, chat, giggle. And it was brilliant.

Think its probably the first time I've seen Kirsty completely relax, she is usually hitting a deadline for a design project, and although she did have her tax return to complete, she ignored it to indulge me in a chill fest.

She was a domestic goddess, cooking, baking, fussing and taking time out to just sit and catch up and talk stupid talk. I'm talking foot funghi to mango chutney, so pretty varied conversations.

Mark took Ben out Geocaching, and Ben really enjoyed it, hes located some in the local area to ourselves and has plans to drag his dad out this weekend to find some.

Anyway, I had a great weekend, and I have a few more weekends away planned with friends, I think you need to spoil yourself occassionally by surrounding yourself with friends.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Take care of yourselves. xxxx

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year - New Start

Well I'm still considering what to do with this blog, but for the time been I thought I might fill you in on some of the things I've been up to over the last year.

I've been happy, that's the first thing, amazing how a few changes in your daily grind and outlook on life can change everything. I have gone back to Uni, its tough, as only there part time and working full time, but I'm making progress and it feels amazing.

I've barely picked up a camera or scrapped a page in the last year and I have barely missed the scrapping community, don't get me wrong I still have friends who I could not do without in my life who I made in the scrapping world and I keep in constant contact with them.

I have felt inspired once or twice and have stored the ideas and inspiration away for when I feel like scrapping again (which best be soon, as I'm off this weekend to spend it with a scrappy friend, and also next weekend, ahhhhhhhhhh, LOL).

Ben has grown into the most amazing young man, he is so tall and I'm overflowing with pride for him and all of his achievements, this weekend he takes on a 2 star examination weekend with Army cadets and if he passes he also gets his duke of Edinburgh award, he has already done everything required for the DofE but rules dictate he can't have the actual award till he passes this 2 star exam, so we have everything crossed.

I have put my house on the market, as it is way to big for me and Ben, but Ben has now said he does not want to move, and we are stuck between a rock and a hard place whilst we decide what to do, I'm tempted to remove it from the market, but then again, it is way to big (see I can't make my mind up)

I also celebrated a big birthday, and had the best time with some of my closest friends and family. We started with a wee knees up at my house, then we all trundled off to a private dining room we had hired and ate till we burst, then it was back to my house to carry on the knees up and then when those who where leaving left the rest of us stayed up for hours chatting and talking, it was so nice and relaxed, I have to confess to been very nervous about the whole thing, as I have lots of friends who have never met each other before, not sure why, suppose its because we have different interests, etc. But I was worried about how they would all get on, silly really, they are all adults and would have been ok, but I was overjoyed when they where more than ok, but they loved each other, we had such a scream and they are now all chatting to each other and have all made friends as well.

Well I think that's enough for now.

Hope you are all well, if you stop by, please leave a comment saying hi and who you are.