Wednesday 30 July 2008

My Award

Thank you to my good friend Pam for my award.

Wylde Women Awardthe rules are as follows:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blogsite ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.

The Purpose of the Award:To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy
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Sunday 27 July 2008

Guess what I have started doing again.........

......after 15years..................KNITTING... I didn't have any intention of starting again but Cyd's mum wanted a shrug to go with a dress for her nephew's wedding in Septemeber and she couldn't find what she wanted so she asked me if I could knit and I said 'yes' even though I haven't done it for so long.
So she got the wool and the pattern and gave it to me.. amazing how you don't forget.. as soon as I picked the needles up I knew exactly what I was doing and I was really pleased with myself. Since starting on Friday I have only gone wrong once and had to start it all again. I will keep you updated on how I do.

The reason why I haven't pick up knitting kneedles for 15 years .. well this because my mum taught me how to knit and since she died I haven't been able to do it!..

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Lovely Sunday Afternoon

What a beautiful weekend it has been. Has Summer finally come.. Shush or it may go away again and we don't want that. A few weeks ago, inspired by ouir walk around Stamner Park, he bought a book called 'Walks Around Sussex' He has been trying to get me walking for ages but I always soad no, buit I have given in as long as they are nice walks. Well yesterday we all decided ( thats hubby, Cyd & Fel (our friends) that we would go for a picnic and nice walk, so we decided to do an easy walk first whicch was round Bramber, a little villiage about 6 miles away from us. The walk would take us up pass the castle (pic of the ruin on the left) and down the banks of the River Adur. The whole walk took us about a hour and was really nice. Parts of it was a bit like walking the jungle but most of it was beautiful. When we finished we decided to take out picnic out to Henfield Common to have our picnic and watch a bit of the cricket. It was lovely and warm and we had a lovely picnic and later on in the afternoon we played frisbee and ball.
I am absolutly knackered now but I really enjoyed the day.
Looking forward to the next one now.

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Thursday 24 July 2008

Tiring week

Have been neglecting my blog cause I have been so tired this week and working long hours. My collegue at work has gone on holiday so I am left to do everything myself. Which is fine but it's very tiring.

Still coming up to the end of week now altough Fridy's are normally my day off but I have to go in for a couple of hours in the morning and then I have the dentist for a check up. Not looking forward to that.

However I have a nice massage to look forwar too in the afternoon and then I am going out to a friends birthday party in Brighton. Haven't been out in a long time so am really looking forward to it. Can't drink too much though as I am working Saturday morning.

In the afternoon I hope to be able to make a few cards... but don't hold your breath... :-)

Friday 18 July 2008

New Eyes Update

Well I went for my consultation today and after having my eyes puffed at anethatised, orange dye put in, ultr violet light shone in them and being numbed, They decided that I was suitable for laser treatment, but not the simple £395 per eye treatment as advertised. . oh no.. due to my high precription and thefact that i apparently have lumpy eyes I have to have the most expensive one..

Mind you this is a one day recovery and no blade treatment..
The big day is 13th August....

I am very excited but very nervous about it but I will be able to see unaided in 3 weeks time.

p.s hyst to let you know that if you ever go for the consultation, make sure someone is with you because of the stuff they put in your eyes you can't see properly and it's like you are drunk. Also take some sunglasses as the light hurt your eyes too.

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Thursday 17 July 2008

Journey begins to new eyes!

Those of you that do not know me, I am as blind as a bat. I am very short sighted and have been since I was 9. Up until then I had perfect eyesight. The optition advised my mum it was the shock of loosing my dad ( he had recently died.) Anyway I started of having to wear national health glasses, you know the ones.. big plastic square frames... lovely!! My sister and brother in law bought me my first pair of 'private glasses when I was about 12, then I then had another pair which were real 'Dierdre Barlow glasses as you can see from the picture, they were huge!! However just after this picture was taken (me at my 21st) I got my contact lenses and haven't look back until recently when I started thinking about laser treatment.

Well I have my consultation tomorrow and to say I am nervous is an understatement. I'm not very good with eyes but I know it will be worth it in the end. I will be able to see in the shower!!!!!

I will keep you posted on how it goes..

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Saturday 12 July 2008

Thursday 10 July 2008

What a fab night...and a horrible one

Last night I went to see Blood Brothers in Eastbourne. This is I think the 7th or 8th time I have seen it and it was still as great & powerful as ever. Mrs Johnstone was played by Linda Nolan (I think I have seen all the Nolans apart from Coleen play that part). If you have never been to see it it's a must for all musical liking buffs.

My journey home wasn't so good!. I had to drive as hubby still can't due to his wrist. Now I don't like driving in the dark when there is no street lights, I hate driving in the dark on roads I am not sure of and I hate driving in the rain...well guess what... last night I had all 3!! Iwas so tense when I got home amd I couldn't sleep which wasn't good as I had to get up at 5pm this morning to catch the 6.30 train down to Fareham where I had a meeting due to work..

Still the show made up for everything!!

Sunday 6 July 2008

Well here he is.....eventually

Some of you that have read my previous postings know that I went to Florida in May for my hubby's 50th birthday. Well Pam, a good friend of mine sent him a badge with a dare for him to wear it all day.

We went to Epcot on that day and here he is in all his glory with the badge on! The hat is a 'Disney Birthday hat' which he only put on for the pic but the badge stayed on all day.

As you can see it wasn't the smallest of badges either, I think he enjoyed all the attention it bought him. Everyone sayong 'Happy Birthday' and people saying that he didn't look 50. The little badge he is wearing was from our youngest son - this says 'I was young once'

He did aquire another badge from the place we stopped for lunch. It was at an English pub in Epcot and the young waiter we had got hom a disney badge and a card signed by all the staff at the pub which we all thought was really nice.

I don't think he will forget his 50th in a hurry!!

Crafty Day

Well I had a lovely day yesterday.... crafting. Not done this in a long time. Was on my own as hubby was working. So I decided to make some stuff for my shop. I put Captain Jack Sparrow on the telly and created.

First I did some flower toppers using the cuttlebug daisy die. I love this die and think the flowers are lovely. You can make so many variations. I made them out of pearlescent paper and finished them off with a clear gem. Ivory, pale pink and cerise pink. I cut 2 lots of each size petals to make the flowers look full.

I then made some teddy toppers. Again cut with my cuttlebug. I think these look really cute. These were made from pearlescent paper and I am really pleased with them. 2 were cut in the main colour and them two in the lighter colour. Cutting out the lighter bits needed to make a two tone bear. Then I added a pink and blue ribbon to finish them off. Made 2 in dark brown and 2 in light brown.
I also made some other little bits and pieces and really enjoyed myself.
Nothing like a bit of Jack Sparrow and crafting on a Saturday afternoon.