Thursday, 31 December 2009

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!

Well not quite, but only a few more hours to go and 2009 will be a thing of the past!
I achieved many of my goals in 2009, although there are a couple that will be carried forward to the year ahead.
It's been a busy year -
  • we bought our first home together and moved in
  • we took on the challenge of being responsible parents to 3 gorgeous kitties lol!
  • I finished my first year of work & training and began year 2
  • scrapbooking wise I enjoyed working for Scrapbook Inspirations and Sarah's Cards, and enjoyed a number of trips away with wonderful scrappy friends
  • we enjoyed the weddings of several family & friends
  • we took a much needed holiday & finally got diving again

With so much going on the year has flown by, and I have a funny feeling that 2010 is going to whizz on past too. With that in mind (and in the style of the lovely SJ) I have a word for 2010:
This isn't about being luxurious or self-absorbed, but it is about making time for myself & doing the things I enjoy. It's about reward for work - if I spend my time doing something necessary but boring, I reward myself for it by allowing myself to chill out for the next hour. It's about learning skills to make my house an inviting ones - baking, quilting & decorating are 3 that spring to mind! It's about slowing time down, immersing myself in the moment and savouring the little things.
A very happy new year to you!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

December Sarah's Cards kit!

Perfect for both snowy and non-snowy pics lol!
Here are my pages - apologies for the horrendous light, much as I love winter I do not love the lack of good quality daylight!

So Christmas is almost upon us - are you ready?
I have done the last of my wrapping this morning. Sadly I will be off to work this afternoonn until midnight, and same again tomorrow. Still, at least I get Christmas day morning at home. It will be very strange not seeing all the family at Christmas though.

A very Merry Christmas to everyone!
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Taking photos underwater is so hard to get right so I was pleased with this shot on holiday earlier in the year! It's all fairly self explanatory really lol!
I used papers by We R Memory Keepers, letters & badge by American Crafts, stickers by Scenic Route, flowers by Prima and journalling spot by Elle's Studio.

So I started work in A&E a couple of days ago and am loving it so far! It's a total change to ward work, completely different way of working, but it's great. It's a good job I'm enjoying it because I don't have a day off for another couple of weeks lol!
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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Being the on-call for general surgery the alst week has kept me busy, so I haven't had time for blogging, but thats all done now and I have finished general surgery whoop whoop! I'm pleased to move onto something new - surgery is not the career I want, and although everything is useful and interesting to a degree, 4 months has been plenty lol! I move onto A&E now and I'm quite excited about it - I think I'll quite enjoy it! Before that I have a few days off, so I'm making the most of it, although the list of household jobs is growing ever longer and the pile of washing is slowly taking over the spare room!

Still working my way through all the layouts I've done recently - here's another one for you :)

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