Monday, 24 November 2008

1 down...

I've finally made a start on my Christmas cards. Every year I say I'm going to start really early, make them all, do them all different etc etc, and every year I don't! I bought some cute stamps this year to encourage me, and I really enjoyed sitting down in front of the TV colouring the images in, very relaxing!

I also finally got around to making my "Here come the girls" layout from our scrapping weekend away in the woods. We challenged ourselves all the make a LO with the same photos, and I used my Scrapagogo November kit, which I love! At first I was so not sure about the cloud paper and thought I'd never use it, but I have, and now I think it's so cute lol.

We had snow at the weekend, not just a dusting but proper thick snow! It actually snowed for almost 24 hours solid, and the layer of snow piled on top of the wall was at least 2 inches thick. This was the view outside at midday yesterday! How pleased was I that I didn't have to go anywhere all day long. It has all melted away today though, which is a shame as it's pretty, but good cos I really don't like driving in it.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like christmas....

I have signed up this year to join in with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas workshop and I can't wait!
I've had a good look through photos of people's beautiful journals from previous years and I really hope I can produce something special. I love Christmas, and all the Christmas stash I've had lying around for ages can finally get used!! I think I've decided to do a mixed size album and bind it at the end of the project with my bind it all, that way I can just do little pages on days when I don't have much to say, and can waffle on as much as I like for other days!
Expect to see plenty of Chritmassy entries as of the beginning of the project on December 1st (can you believe thats only a week away?!)

In other news we are moving ahead with mortgages etc, we filled out all the application forms tonight (wow, what a long process!) and are planning to put an offer in soon. All pretty exciting stuff. We are trying to be very philosophical about it all and stay realistic in our expectations, but it's not all that easy when you are as excitable as me about houses lol!

Thursday, 13 November 2008


I have been tagged by the lovely Katherine, to tell you 7 random facts about myself.
Okay, so....
1) I have a phobia of peas - I have been known to have nightmares about them.
2) I have read the Harry Potter books many many many times.
3) I love socks, they are always on my christmas list. I have over 50 pairs - all different colours and patterns!
4) I was Prince Charming in our year 6 school play.
5) Musicals make me happy!
6) I can't stand tea or coffee, or fizzy drinks.
7) I've known I wanted to be a doctor since I was 12, and probably even earlier.

I am coming to the end of my 12 day stint at work and am shattered! I'm so looking forward to a day off. The weekend on was exhausting - both physically and emotionally.

I haven't managed to get any scrapping done, in fact I haven't even properly unpacked from the weekend away! In a couple of weeks my sister is coming down for a girlie weekend so we plan to do some scrapping then - hopefully I'll be unpacked by then but at the rate I'm going who knows!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Back home

After my fab weekend away I went straight to my parents house, met Michael there and then off we went to see his mum too so we've been busy and on the road a lot! It is nice to come home and relax - I'm spending the whole day today in my pjamas, watching high school musical and eating chocolate!

We went to see the new James Bond last night - I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure it was the best ever. We also had dinner out at Frankie and Bennys - I know it's commercial but I love it, their cocktails are fab and the food is right up my street!

Tomorrow we are off to view a potential house - very exciting, especially as it is pink!!

I thought I should finally share some of the work I did at the weekend - I was very productive and loved being able to scrap my little heart out! I did do a few more than this but am thinking of submitting so I won't add them just in case! I even did my very fist 6x12" layout and I like it, I think I'll be trying this size out again in the not too distant future. Seeing as I used up so much stuff, I treated myself to an order during the week which I collected yesterday - included were 15 odd packs of thickers, yes I went a little crazy but I just had to have the foil ones and the puffy ones!