Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Shopping

At last today I managed to get some Christmas Shopping done and with that and being up to date with my JYC Journal this is a good day.
Euan is so excited today that he does not have to go to school for 2 weeks, I am not that excited though as I will end up having to watch Zach and Cody and Thats so Raven for the next 2 weeks although the good news is we have Christmas in between so hopefully he will get some lovely pressies from FC which will save my sanity.
I really am excited about Christmas on Sunday we are off to Church for 9 Lessons and Carols which I absolutely love it always make me feel like Christmas is here when we go.
A few of my friends have been really poorly the last few weeks so Michelle and Melly I really hope you are feeling lots better also Mother in Law you to although you wont be reading my blog as you do not own a computer lol but am sending out lots of love to you to xxxxxx.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Yes girls read it and weep, I am sooooo up to date thank god. I will be off to CTM tonight to do today's prompt and I am sure you will all be very surprised.
So today is probably my worst nightmare as I am off to school today to help with the kids Christmas Party I have no idea why I say yes when they ask me, I really don't lol, and as you all know the excitement will be absolutely off the wall for the kids so I will have to come home and lock myself in a darkened room for about an hour to get over it lol.
I know Euan cannot wait to break up from school he has next week all planned out, he wants to go Christmas shopping, but could he just buy himself a small toy ! Also he would like to make some mince pies with jam in as he does not like mincemeat lol and he would like to help wrap the presents. I love seeing his little face when he is working things out in his head its great he has even made a list which I love. So only one week to go can you believe it.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Hurrah !

Matt has been working late the last few nights so I have managed to catch up on my Journal at last hopefully by tonight I will be bang up to date and can start doing it one an evening again, lets hope. We have had lots on as well which really does not help.
I still have hardly done any Christmas shopping so that is going to be a priority over the next few days as obviously Euan breaks up on Friday and it would be so much easier without him there.
I love shopping so there is absolutely now worries there and I will be getting my dad to come with me and carry the bags.
Less than a week to go so hope everyone else is more organised than I am lol

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Only 12 and 13 to do lol will hopefully get them done today then I will be back up to date. It has been a nightmare trying to get back on top of it and I have had loads to do this week, like try and get some Christmas shopping done, Euans Christmas play, the Village Hall Christmas Party and my night out with the girls at the Worlington Hall in Worlington.
Me Janice and Mel had a great time unfortunately when I say that I litrally mean us 3 when we got there we found out that most people had cancelled and gone to The Bull in Barton Mills so after the table of 7 left at about 10 it was just us 3 left to dance to the disco to our hearts content, we had a great time but obviously wish there had been a few more people to enjoy it with us.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Finally I have got round to uploading pages 8 and 9 from my JYC Journal. I went out last night with Euan to the Village Hall Christmas Party we had an excellent time and Euan was such a star he was dancing away like someone off Strictly Come Dancing lol. I said to him I thought he was really brave dancing in front of everyone he said "mum sometimes you have just got to face your fears" what can you say when an 8 year old comes out with that lol. Him and Nathan had a great time it was lovely to watch bless them.

Will hopefully blog again soon x

Monday, 8 December 2008


Ok so I apologise for not blogging last night but my internet at home was down boo, I am so going to be ringing bt in the next day or so.
So here are my entries for Saturday and Sunday for JYC only done them yesterday though I must admit lol hope you all like them.

Friday, 5 December 2008

And another one !!!!!

Here is day 5 of the JYC challenge, I am really enjoying it and am loving looking at everyones work, especially my friend Shirley, speaking of Shirley, where is day number 5 come on I'm done.
Todays challenge was about how we count down our Christmas obviously I use a chocolate advent calender as you would expect lol . Although I wish I had had time to make my Karen Foster one that I bought from CTM but unfortunately time was not on my side this year so maybe I will use it next year.
I am looking forward to my weekend I am working at CTM tomorrow and on Sunday I am at CTM again as Kirsty Wiseman is coming to do a workshop, I am really excited.
So I am off to sit in front of the fire with my chinese and the Im a Celebrity Final yay.
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 4 December 2008

PHEW !!!

Finally I get round to blogging, have been to Euans school for the bazaar this evening, we had a great time but how on earth do you spend so much money at these things loL.

I have posted 2 pics hopefully one with acetate over the top with swirls and one without the swirls I hope you like them.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


Here is the next one can you believe I am still going I know I cant !!!

Have been late night shopping in Newmarket this evening Euan and Nathan loved the fair , we ate in Pizza Express went for a wander up and down the high street but OMG it was absolutely freezing believe me.

And here I am posting again please you are in the presence of greatness folks lol !

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Please god are they getting worse !

I dont know how on earth I am finding time to blog, upload and craft everyday lol but here you go hope you like it Shirley where is yours !! Only 34 more to go !!!!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

My First Page !

Well it took some doing but finally I have done my first page golly it was so hard but I have done it now only 35 more of them to go !!!!!
I did not actually think it would be so hard to do to be honest but when your sat there with everything in front of you your mind goes blank !!
Shirley yours looks great, would not expect anything less of course what on earth is it going to be tomorrow !!!!

Sunday, 30 November 2008


Ok so I am trying to distract you all slightly, is it working, I doubt it!!! So this is some of the stash that I purchased a few weeks ago as I could not leave CTM without it oh dear it was going to sit in my cupboard as stroke able paper only, that is until Mrs Lumpkin planted the JYC seed!!!! So yes this is some of what I am going to use for my Album, which you can see proudly displayed in the middle of it all.

I have used a Bo Bunny album which I have covered with some lovely doodlebug flock and of course my DCWV papers, I have added some lovely glitter and flock to my letters and on the side I have dangled some ribbon and Bazzill pom poms, I have gone around the edges with my white arondak dabber to make it very white it looks great inside as well but really forgot to take a picture of it..........sorry !!!!

I am really looking forward to starting filling it tomorrow and of course starting my Advent Calender yum yum . Will try and remember to keep updating but cannot promise anything as I am pretty rubbish at remembering to blog but will do my best..............................!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

WHY OH WHY !!!!!!!!

That is the question.............................. I have so much to do over the next few weeks why on earth do I sign up to do a Journal your Christmas Challenge lol but I have, also I have dragged Shirley into this so we are never going to have any time to do it but I am sure we will have a good go. I would like to of course blame Paige for this as she planted the seed !!! So wish me luck if you see me lurking with my camera or making notes just ignore me and take pity. I will of course do my best to keep you updated and occasionally post a pic of what I have done so you can have a giggle. If any one fancies having a go here is a link let me know if any one does and we can have a laugh together about it, maybe even help each other out .
Anyway whats new with me folks, nothing actually, I have been on holiday to America in October which was fab, and had a great Halloween thanks to Shirley and Steph bless them but really just not had much time to blog but I will do my best to rectify this asap.
I have been doing Michelles Christmas Extravaganza which has been brilliant, she is so clever and the things we have been making are absolutely lovely, 20 Christmas Cards last week and this time some lovely goodies to make for people for Christmas, wont tell you what they are yet as some of you will be making them on the weekend !!!!
It is actually getting me in the mood for Christmas so I might even try doing some serious Christmas shopping in the next few weeks and hopefully doing this Journal your Christmas will get me back in to scrapbooking again I have been finding it hard to get motivated and as I have absolutely loads and loads of stash I really need to start using some of it so lets hope lol.
I will be blogging again soon so look out folks xxxx

Saturday, 13 September 2008


Ok so most husbands bring you home a box of chocs, maybe some flowers oh no not Matt he found this little gem wandering around the back of the workshop no one had any idea where it could have come from so what do you think he does, brings her home !!!! Now I know absolutely nothing about chucks but he tells me he and Oliver have called her crumbs as apparently that is what she is going to be coated in before we cook her !!!!! I think not ........
How lovely is she, I have hot footed it over to Alans Ark to get some feed and some bedding for her and we are on the look out for a little friend for her as she is a bit lonely out there you never know may be we will even be having our own eggs yum yum although I think you may need a cockerel for that, have book, will read lol.
We think she is a Welsummer but obviously that is looking in a book, she is quite young, Euan absolutely loves her, and I am a little scared of her as I have a bit of an aversion to any form of bird they scare the bejesus out of me when they start flapping their wings so while she is in the pen at the bottom of the garden she is lovely lol. Matthew keeps going down the garden to have a cuddle with his new bird, am getting a bit jealous !!!!!!!
Euan and I have spent the day scrapbooking today its been lovely. Euan has done a lovely page funnily enough it was a picture of a goose with a green beak that we seen in France so tomorrow he is going to do another page with Crumbs .
Am getting very excited about Strictly Come Dancing starting next week just been watching the preview show and am absolutely in lust with Mark Foster and Tom Chambers mmmmmmmmmmmmm they are lovely so will be voting for that pair every week lol
Time to go will blog again soon look after yourselves xxxxxxx

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Shhhhhhhh dont tell Matt !!!!!!!!!!

OMG how long has it been please do not tell me lol.

So what have I been doing loads far to much in fact to put on this little old blog of mine lol. Obviously looking at the picture we have been on holiday. Euan and I went on holiday to the Vendee, stayed at St Jean De Monts, with our friend Annie and her two children Madison and Josh. We had an excellent time and came back all lovely and brown from the all the sunbathing on the beach we did lol the kids had an excellent time, a most relaxing holiday.
But let me tell you I woke up this morning early and decided to unpack my new copy of Creating Keepsakes, what a treat, sadly getting to the end my excitement started to build as I realised on the back few pages is a store locator, now you may be thinking well are they not all in America so why would you get so excited about that mmmmmmmm well let me tell you who is off to Florida in October for 2 weeks OMG its me and I now have a list of stores to visit that sell loads of lovely scrummy stash OMG pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease do not mention this to Matt he will go absolutely mental lol. Last time we went to Florida I took an empty suitcase to fill full of lovely cheap designer clothes and I saved up for ages, guess what my suitcase will be filled with this time, certainly not any clothes !!!!!!! OMG I am going to have to find myself a taxi driver and pull a sicky one day so I can go out on my own me thinks !!!!!!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Yes Saturday was the day of the wedding and what a lovely day was had by all the weather was absolutely beautiful . The bride looked lovely and was 15 minutes late to the church which did not go down well with the groom who was in a slight panic but when you are arriving by horse and cart its just one of those things !!!!
Ok so top pic is obviously Bride (Nikki), Groom (Shaun) and Carol (Nikkis mum) and Nigel (Nikkis dad). She looked absolutely lovely as you can see and pic below is obviously my brood looking lovely x
The puppies are growing they will be two weeks old this week but they are looking so lovely and cuddly although mum has decided that she will let anyone into feed them rather than herself, and the other girls love it Jazz keeps popping into to see them, even though she has no milk she will sit with them and let them suckle on her !!!! They are gonna be some mixed up kids bless them lol. Will post some pictures of them later in the week for you all to have a little look at and obviously ohhh and ahh over .xxx

Friday, 2 May 2008


Ok so I have not blogged in how long, apologies to all of you xxx Went to CTM last night for my regular Thursday evening crop, had an excellent time thank you Vikki, Jo and Deb xxx
Got home at 2 am, yes you heard right 2am to find that Trixi had started whelping, so consequently did not get to bed until 5am this morning. Am absolutely cream crackered I must say but she has had a lovely litter of puppies 4 girls and 3 boys and they are beautiful here is a little picture of her and I of course will keep you all updated with pics and chat about how they are doing.
Euan is over the moon, obviously he now has babies to make a fuss of which is lovely, and Trixi is such a good mummy bless her.
I have been so busy lately with the school, getting ready for the wedding, Euans birthday and getting ready for the babies to arrive that it has been hard to find the time to blog even with the best of intentions !!
I would like to say well done to Michelle for her stint on Daring Cardmakers she has made some absolutely lovely cards, even though she has been really poorly, what a star I daresay they will be asking her back very soon.
Am off to have a cuddle with my babies so look after yourselves and will blog again soon .

Thursday, 10 April 2008


Good morning hope everyone is well. Today I would like to blog about friendship and how important it is in the overall scheme of things.

I have many many great friends, in fact I cannot say that anyone I know I do not class as a friend. They come in all sorts of guises, friends you moan with, friends you cry with, friends you gossip with, friends you enjoy spending time out with and of course friends that you share your most inner most secrets with.

I go through life making friends in all sorts of places, through my hobbies, through school, through work and because basically I will talk to anyone !!!! and you know I love you all. My biggest worry though, about friends that is, is that I don't have enough time to speak to all of you everyday and I worry that they think, i forget about you, or maybe that I am a bit cheesed off with you (don't worry about that dear friends of mine I would soon let you know that bit lol !!!), its such a worry to me sometimes, in fact it does keep me awake when I think someone may need a cheery word from me to lift them or a friendly ear to moan into when they are cheesed off with something and I have not rung, emailed or texted to say hi how are you x

I try my best everyday to contact as many friends as I can, to offer support, to gossip, or just to chat about our general everyday lives its great, I really can chat as most of you know , I love to talk to every single one of you even if it is a load of nonsense that I chat about and tell my worries to, and hope that somewhere in the conversation I cheer you up and make you feel happy because after all is that what friendship is about to make someone feel happy when they are feeling low and to help them see that you can make something good out of something bad a positive outlook makes all the difference xxxx

Family are great but it is true what they say you cannot choose your family but you can choose your friends. I am lucky that I do have a very supportive family but you know they are sprinkled far and wide as most of our families are and I think possibly because I have such a big family I like to have a really big group of friends whom I can trust and turn to in times of worry joy and sadness.

So I would like to thank each and everyone of you for being my friend, for supporting me, putting up with my incessant chatting and rambling, putting up with my obvious favorite topic in the whole world EUAN ! and my obsession with spending money on everything crafty or otherwise and to let you all know that whilst I am at Ally Pally working like a little dervish I will be thinking of you all and NOT spending any money !!!!!!!!

Sunday, 23 March 2008


What a lovely day we have had. I was awoken by Euan jumping on my bed and telling me to look out of my bedroom window, which obviously I had not choice but to do lol. And what a lovely sight greeted me. Obviously we had to get dressed and get out to run around the garden like a devish to try and be the first one to make footprints in the lovely crisp snow. And then whilst I made breakfast and let the girls out Matthew and Euan set about making the snowman while Oliver, Victor and Phil had a snowball fight, boys will be boys, goodness knows what the neighbours thought !
And this afternoon, nearly all the snow has gone so after a lovely Roast dinner we sat in front of the fire eating lovely chocolate eggs and watched the best film in the world The Wizard of Oz, I love it and yes I know all the words to the songs too so we all had a good sing song.

Euan is still up watching telly, its 9 O Clock and he tells me he is staying up until he falls asleep so we could be hear a while !!!!!! And it is snowing again so maybe more snowmen tomorrow hurray. Happy Easter to you all and hope you have had as lovely day as we have xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 March 2008


Well hello everyone, how long has it been, too long I suspect. Things have been absolutely manic over the last few weeks for me and I have not had time to do a little blogging.

My little man has been suffering a little bit over the last few days. He came home from school crying as Steven had hit him in the mouth so he had hit him back and young Jewell had told Euan off and "I had not even hit Steven first he had hit me so it was Stevens fault" what can you say to that lol, on speaking to Euan I told him really rather than hitting Steven possibly he should have gone and told a teacher but his words were "If I tell a teacher they will tell me off and think it is because I had done something and Steven would not get told off" what can you say to that, he wont go and tell anyone as he is always in trouble and they think that he is the one causing the trouble in the first place!!! Dont worry girls I have been and spoken to the Head about it I am not happy that he feels he cannot go and tell a teacher something without them thinking the worst of him, it makes me boiling mad !!!!!! If it had been the other way round you can bet your bottom dollar that Steven would have gone to a teacher and Euan would have lost goodness knows how much Golden Time for it too. There you go I feel a bit better now that I have spouted off lol.

Easter is nearly upon us and I have not even had a chance to purchase any eggs for the kids, although I have bought some for the school Easter Egg Raffle lol. I am off to do that this very afternoon. Might have to purchase a little one to nibble on whilst watching telly in front of the fire this evening oops, dont tell on me lol.

Am doing my first carboot of the year on Sunday at Barton Mills 8am to 2pm so if you have not a lot to do then will look forward to seeing you there I will be flipping burgers on the burger van, onions with that mate !!!!!

Have had the misfortune to read smackblog this week, would like to say what a load of crap they spout, just my opinion, which I am obviously entitled to as they are too.

The pic is of one of Gems daughters from I think her first litter with her first litter arnt they lovely little babies and Ruby looks just like her mummy too.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Hi Everyone hope your all well, firstly I would just like to say WELL DONE PHILLIPA you are a star passing your driving test first time CONGRATULATIONS you deserve a lovely little car like that clever girl xxxxx

Ok So today I have been to Craft Central in Horningsea to see a demo on the Cricut Expression, I am so getting the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge, oh my god it has Dinosaurs on it never would have not known that if I had not gone there lol. Lady doing demo was very good, although naughty naughty Craft Central where was the stock, no cutting boards, one expression and a handful of cartridges come on that's not good if your doing a Demo day on the Cricut Expression !!! Sorry.

Lovely to see you there Shirley although you looked a bit pale, hope you feel better soon xxxx I expect you will be purchasing the same cartridge as me lol, hope the papier mache went well, god help you Pete?

Am getting excited watching Crufts at the moment I cant wait to see who is best in show I love it obviously the Chihuahua is a favorite for me but would be happy with the American Cocker as well how predictable.

Will be having a busy week this week at Matts Motors. Matt bought me a lovely new filing cabinet for the office lol. And I am still filling the b....... thing must finish filling it this week, that is my aim I am so missing out on shopping and doing my ladies that lunch thing lol.

Have been playing on my Expression this afternoon,ohh there is so much you can do with it it is brilliant best crafting toy I have every bought. Am doing a new mini album for my sister deb, psycho sis as I fondly call her !!!! Its of my nephew Franklyn he is such a sweetie have done quite a bit on it using my Expression, of course.

Oh my god must tell you my Stampin Up goodies arrived this week, dont worry girls you will get yours soon, how absolutely exciting there was so much to play with cannot tell you how happy I was, have been stamping and cutting up stamps like you would not believe why oh why have I never bought those flipping scissors before they are so the best thing for cutting up those stamps, Michelle you were right I should have listened to you yonks ago it was sheer pleasure, I have no idea what I am going to get in Stampers 10 now as I think I might have most of the Stampin Up catalogue !!!!!!! Also a new Printer as my other one finally gave up the ghost and I have been totally lost without it as I love to print off photos and can at last start practising my journalling trick.
Well off to watch Best in Show come on Chihuahua speak to you all soon xxxxxxx

Friday, 29 February 2008

Morning everyone, I have been awake hours all excited as it is my Stampin Up Party tonight how exciting is that. I went to CTM last night and hurray finally finished the album I am doing for Mother in Law for Mothers Day.

I cannot tell you how many times I changed my tesco order yesterday for things for the party it was so bad I kept remembering silly things like chocolate, crisps, dips etc and the Kristina came round, my friend doing Close to My Heart, and reminded me about forks and napkins so had to change it again oh my god this party planning business is stressful lol.

I hope you are all excited and looking forward to it I know Kristina is a nervous wreck so be nice to her girlie's.

Today I am at school all day for their Maths Day so I am going in learning about shapes and numbers, come on girls how bad am I at numbers its ridiculous, little do they know that the only time that numbers figure in my life is when I am adding up how many chocolate bars I can get in my bag to take out with me, or how much chocolate, sweets, hot dogs and popcorn I can possible carry into the cinema and hold my ticket at the same time, that is a bit of an art actually !!!!!! I have no idea how much help I can be but I will try.

Have not been to see baby Jack this week as I thought it would be nice for them to get into a routine and receive all their other visitors, as I expect there will be loads, so will update pictures of the little man when I have seen him again. Instead I have put on a little picture of my little man when he was poorly, obviously he is now back to normal which is excellent, how could anyone want me to take the Euan out of Euan, you naughty teachers, yes we had parents evening last week !!!!!
Well am off now so will look forward to seeing you all at 7.30 how exciting!!!!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Well hello people !!! I am so sorry I have not blogged for so long but I really have been feeling unwell, can you imagine me going out to our Stampers 10 on Wednesday night and hardly speaking, well that is what happened I was told by the doc to rest my voice which I done but golly gosh it was sooooo hard lol, was really feeling sorry for myself, but don't worry am feeling so much better today you would not believe it I seem to have turned the corner. I am off to CTM tomorrow for an all day crop, I cannot wait don't worry my voice will be back to full health god help you all !!!!
Well here goes all the things that I have not updated you on this week, my little darling puppies went over the weekend, they were so lovely and I was really sad and happy at the same time to see them going off with their new families I know they are going to be really happy.
Saturday, although feeling really poorly I went to work at CTM, the sacrifices I make lol, it was great fun, I love working with Shirley we have such a giggle and we share a passion for paper and all things crafty. My great friend Mrs Lumpkin joined us for most of the day shopping to her hearts content, bless her, and I made one of the best purchases ever oh yes A CRICUT EXPRESSION what can I say about it, it simply the best crafting tool you could ever want I cannot reveal to you how much I spent there, but I can assure you I could have spent so much more, oh god how bad am I.
I had also best say congratulations to my good friend Carol her daughter Nikki gave birth to a bouncing little baby boy on Monday at 3.44 pm he weighed 8lb 1oz and they have called him Jack. Have been to see him and he is absolutely gorgeous. Now all Nikki has to do is loose some weight to get into that Wedding Dress for May 11th don't worry Nikki we will all help you best we can. I have put a picture of him up for you all to see.
I am having my very own Stampin Up party on Friday night, you had all best be there, will look forward to seeing you. Also my friend Christina is doing her very first Close to My Heart demo for you all so a double whammy for you to enjoy Friday night. I hope you are looking forward to it. I have to say to Michelle thank you so much for showing us that wonderful bag on Wednesday night I have made my white one which looks really lovely will bring it along on Friday for you to see thank you for teaching us all something new Michelle you are a star xxxxxx And Debbie many thanks for having us all at yours your great xxxx.

Thursday, 14 February 2008


Morning all, yes its 6.47 and have been up an hour, have woken up with the worst cold in the world, well ok a sniffle, but I feel rubbish. Yes I do have hypochondriac tendencies in case you are all wondering !!!!!!

Hope you all had a good Valentines Day, mine was full of puppy s*** , oh my god I so have never cleaned up so much they are noisy and s***** and thank god they are going on the weekend, only joking of course I love them to death but oh my god !!!!!! I had forgotten how bad it can get if they cannot get outside, I have made a mental note to only have summer or spring puppies not winter ones lol. Have a put one of my Puppy Portraits up for you all to see how absolutely lovely they look, although they are smelly lol. I will miss the cuddles in front of the fire xxxxx but will not miss the s*** sorry puplets xxxx.

Had a lovely card off Matt and also one from Euan, must remember he owes me 12 kisses only had 8 of the 20 yesterday!!!! And yes Michelle I made that lovely card and put the chocolates in it for, well Euan actually!!!!!! But he loved it. You will laugh he never shared the Chocolates with me!!!! I went to see my friend Carol yesterday who had a bit of a houseful what with Euan and Shirley’s girls Hannah and Ellen and of course her own two girls Freya and Emily I think they had a great time playing with the rabbits and playing hide and seek x And Matt and I went out last night to the Golden Boar with Mel and Daryl, we had a great time, lovely food and some really good Jazz music, the bloke was actually quite fit! Sorry Matt xxxx

My friend Paige is coming to stay from the Isle of Wight today for a couple of days and I am very excited about that we will be in bed early tonight as she will have done a lot of travelling today but will be up late tomorrow night gassing and hopefully playing with my new Cricut Expression, that’s if Shirley has not sold it this week, please god its still sat there waiting for me.

Michelle I am so glad to hear your sister is home xxxx sending you all our love and best wishes. You have been so good keeping up your bloggin you star. And Shirley come on we want to see yours updated xxxxx Am looking forward to going to work at CTM tomorrow with you, will blog again when I have finished playing with my Cricut xxxxxxx hopefully !!!!!!!

Monday, 11 February 2008


Ok so in case your wondering about the picture yes that is what I look like in my Bridesmaid dress ! Yes I said Bridesmaid, 42 years old and I am going to be a Bridesmaid, how exciting is that, I so cannot wait. It is for my friend Carols daughter Nikki who is getting married in May this year, I am sure most of you are thinking no way would I do that but let me tell you it is so exciting, you get to try on loads of beautiful dresses, and have money spent on you for the dress and some lovely shoes, you get to organise and go on the Hen Night, you get your hair and makeup done on the day, get loads of pictures taken of you and you get one of the best seats on the day and get waited on and hopefully you get a decent pressie !!!!!! lol It will be great fun.

So on to my weekend which was great by the way, I had the best day at CTM as I was working does anyone enjoy their work as much as Shirley and I, I think not. It was so lovely and Shirley was not half as bossy as I thought she would be !!!!! Lol yeah as if. It was great fun did not seem like work at all to be honest, chatting to people and helping them to find what they were looking for, getting some orders together, some people put lovely papers together very good for ideas. Dont worry girls had time for some lunch, like I wouldnt !!!! And the lovely Debbie came into see us, dont worry Vikki she spent some money, didnt you Deb!!!!!

On Sunday I had a very successful Bra fitting at Bravissimo in Cambridge unlike the one I had on Friday in Harways in Newmarket. Please god do not go there for a Bra fitting it was a nightmare. Ok so first things first the curtain does not close properly, not to bad of an issue when the place is empty, well that would be great, but not so for me some bloke comes in looking for underware for his girlfriend, yes I am standing here in my underware in this changing room mate please avert your eyes !!!!!!!!! Now everyone knows I am not a double F, or am I, somehow I think not but that is what they keep bringing me, please. So they keep coming in with different Granny bras, they are not pretty, and leaving the bloody curtain open for the world and his wife to have a sneeky peek at me in my undies its not a pretty site I can assure you, especially as I have not shaved my legs since the beginning of winter, really should have done that before I came out looking for underware!!!!! Typically I forgot. So do you think I got a bra from there no I went to Bravissimo in Cambridge what a far better experience how nice were they in there, and there were doors on the changing rooms, although I did have a slight panic when she said they dont use tape measures, thought they might decide to cup my breasts to see what size I was but no they do it by sight !!!

Ok so following up on the Lamp Post incident had an Invoice from the chap it seems he can get just the base for this Lamp Post, excellent you might think, but no £200 well ok I can live with that, slightly dispappointing that with VAT and fitting it comes up to £400 please !!!!!

Well I have another day at CTM to look forward to next Saturday with Shirley I so cannot wait. I will do my best to blog again later this week, but as Euan is home for half term I really dont know when so have a good week everyone and take care.

Friday, 8 February 2008


Well I must say the excitement is building for me at the moment. On Saturday I do my first Saturday at CTM I can hardly wait I can tell you. Poor Shirley does she have any idea about what she is letting herself in for I am sooooo sorry Shirley.

Heard back from the man whose lamp post I hit on Monday in Mablethorpe he reckons £600 he is so having a laugh dont you think !!!!! May have to be an Insurance job at that price. I so think he is taking the mickey but what can you say.

Am off to Debs tonight to see everyone and collect my scrummy Stampin Up goodies that I purchased at Shirleys party last week you better mind you have made another of those cakes Deb or there will be trouble lol.

I have dropped Euan off at Sarahs today he was really looking forward to going he woke me up this morning at 6 am for a couch, would not have been too bad if he had snuggled down but no he woke me up saying "I have come for that couch I promised you last night mum, cant be long Transformers is about to start" and with that he climbed straight out of bed and went downstairs little blighter !!!!!!
Sorry I have not tagged Michelle but I can only tag everyone that you have tagged lol it so unfair will have to talk more people that I know into blogging lol.
Will look forward to seeing you all later am about to pop up to CTM to get some craft items for Sarah and let the girls out on the way there but have not won on Bingo today or last night so will have to talk nicely to Matt xxx Bless him.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Is it only Wednesday

I hope you are all well we certainly are. Am having a fairly manic week but you will all no doubt be thinking nothing else lol.

Am at work at the moment, its 12.15 and I am playing bingo on line, watching shameless on 4 OD and eating Steak and Ale Pie and chips for my lunch, sorry to those of you on a diet !!!!! I have already eaten a bag of iced gems, a twix, a bag of smoky bacon crisps and two kit kats I know, I know, I am sorry but you know I do have a figure to maintain ! Have just won £30 quid on bingo so excuse me whilst I whoop with joy.

Monday I had to take a bit of a road trip to Mablethorpe, near Skegness to pick up some lights for a Corvette that Matt had won on Ebay of course I took my trusty sat nav, Mel, with me and we had a lovely drive out. Matt had managed to save a bit of money buying these lights on ebay so it meant some extra shopping money for me, well that was until I reversed into the blokes lightpost in his garden, ooops, never was much good at reversing lol ! Should of got a picture of Mels face was a picture.

Yesterday was a fairly calm day, went to Bar Hill tesco with Mel and managed not to reverse into anything how can you go out at 9.30 in the morning to tesco and get home at 3 pm I really dont know what we were doing !!!

And today I am off to West Row School to help Year 4 do some cooking for their Cake Sale tomorrow. As I am Chair of Govenors at West Row I love to go into the school as often as possible to offer help and support, its great fun you meet some lovely children and teachers and it really brings home to you how much work teachers and teaching assistants do. I must say I never really thought they did that much, I thought they had really long holidays and just sat around telling kids what to do, well that is not the case they work really really hard and the government changes everything regularly so as soon as you have got used to doing something one way they change it to another way, why I really dont know.

The puppies are growing so fast now, I have someone coming to see another one tonight, they are aboslutely beautiful I love them, all though they smell like you would not believe, I cannot believe that they will be going the weekend after next they have been a joy and they all love a cuddle there will be some tears I think when they leave, but probably not from mum !

Saturday, 2 February 2008


What on earth does Euan look like !!
What a week I have had, I really dont know where to start and actually I so do not think I will, I could tell you all about the rather unhappy parent outside the school on thursday who had a right go at me but I rather think I have bored you all with that all ready lol plus Mel just might kill me. Had a great time at Shirleys Stampin Up party on Friday night Michelle is an excellent teacher thank you so much.

My visit to CTM today was excellent please Shirley, like you have no idea what I was on about lol, sorry Ellen !!!!! and Michelle yeah you know what I am saying ................................. .

So lets see its 11 o clock at night I have been scrapping and watching a funny film with my best mate Mrs Stammer, well her name is actually Stammler, but well Stammer is quite funny if you ask me. The girls are lying around the house and wondering what an earth we are doing up at this time of night, I wonder myself actually as my eyes are drooping.

Oh my god I am going to have to give you this Link to the funniest ever wedding video it is the bride and groom having their first dance together I so want you all to go and watch it, it is funny funny funny believe me and please turn the volume up really loud. And yes that sadly is what my Saturday night consists of lol surfing the web and playing Sun online Bingo oh yes yes yes have I won no no no what am I like !!!!!!

I have had some more people come and look at the puppies today, they were really nice, I so hope they decide that they would like one as I think they would make great puppy parents they are going to let me know tomorrow, it so nice that they did not get led by their hearts straight away but go and have a talk and think about it. It is a big decision having a dog, you have to think about holidays, while you are working, all the doggie doo you have to pick up, all the chewing you will have to contend with, the sleepless nights where do you stop so I am glad that they are taking it seriously it is so easy to get carried away and not be able to say no when you see them.

I am off to bed now as I am cream crackered hope you have all done your blogging I will be looking in the morning.

And before any of you ask NO I HAVE NOT SEEN MEL AND TAKEN ROUND HER STAMPS YET !!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 27 January 2008


I have so had the best weekend. It started Thursday night when I went to Vikkis regular crop at CTM I won on the ball machine hurrah, I dread to think how many £ I have put in that machine but at last on Thursday night I had a winning ball hurray, I won a whole Bazzil alphabet, what am I going to do with it I am more than sure I will work something out lol.

Then low and behold on Friday evening Vikki rang me up and asked me if I would like to work at CTM .....................oh my god of course I do !!!!!! I must say I would not have been above begging for a job there so at least I did not have to go that far lol.

And Saturday I went to an excellent crop in Somersham, it was great I went with Michelle, Debbie, Tammo, and Carol all great friends who I have met through CTM we had a really lovely time, and we made a really nice mini book in the workshop, ate some lovely chocolates and cream cakes it was great.
I have been crafting nearly all day today as well, how bad am I, its been thoroughly enjoyable, although I have a mountain of ironing to catch up on sometime this week.
Well after taking my walk down memory lane the other day looking at my pictures I found some absolutely lovely ones for my new album that I am doing for my sister I relieved a few happy memories with Euan and the picture I have put up is Euan, Mads and Josh I call them the Blue Tongue Brigade we went to Butlins for a long weekend together over halloween and the kids loved those awful slush puppies, I dread to think what is in those things lol.
I want to say a quick thank you to Michelle for helping me out at the crop, I am so sorry for stopping you crafting so often lol, also Debbie thanks for taking me, I so would never have found the place on my own, will look forward to seeing you all next week at CTM and Shirleys Stampin Up party.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Hi everyone we are just getting over the gloomiest day of the year. Euan told me yesterday that the reason he woke up feeling a bit sad and could not concentrate all day at school was because Monday was the gloomiest day of the year according to the Newsround, god help us all, I really should not let him watch stuff like that lol. He has now cheered up and told me that today would be a much better day for him as he had an early night !!!!!

I have had two very busy days at work updating the accounts, I love it there is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing your books balancing lol.

I have an exciting week ahead of me I am off to Debbie's tomorrow night for a Stampin Up party, Crafting at CTM on Thursday and an all day crop on Saturday I cannot wait it will be excellent fun Euan is gutted he is missing out on all this crafting I have promised him a crafting day at home on Sunday just him and I and we are going to make a lovely mini book together.

The puppies are getting lovely and big now they have started eating solid food and are running around my kitchen chewing on any toes that they see fit, unfortunately as I am the one in the kitchen most I have many holy socks now and sore toes bless them !!!! Am thinking I may have to start restraining the little blighters in the puppy pen soon. Romeo has decided he hates them he cannot even bring himself to look at them, I rather suspect he is jealous of them.

I am now going to spend a bit of time looking through my photos on the computer and deciding which ones I am going to use for scrapping at the all day crop and at CTM Thursday night. I love looking through photos they bring back wonderful memories so excuse me while a take a walk down memory lane I will blog again soon xxxx

Sunday, 20 January 2008


Well what a wonderful weekend Euan and I have had, we have played, shopped and eaten party food what more could you want lol !!!
Friday I had the best day I watched the shop for Vikki at CTM while she was at Farnborough it was absolutely brilliant, I kept wandering around touching paper how sad is that!!! Euan went round to Grandads straight from school when I went to pick him up he was sat in the recliner, remote control in hand and a packet of custard creams, what a life !!!! When asked about what kind of day he had had he tells me he had only lost one minute of golden time this week which was really good cos he had twenty minutes of free play, last week he had made a personal record he told me, he had lost 16 minutes of golden time!!!!!!! What can you say lol.
Yesterday I went shopping in Milton Keynes I had intended to spend money on the Dinosaur bedding in Next for Euan, unfortunately when we got there they did not have it in store, which was obviously a great shame, so to help me get through the great sadness I felt about that I had to purchase 24 donuts from Krispy Kreme !!!! oh and of course purchase a few items of clothing oops sorry Euan !!!!!! Maybe next week!!!! I feel I should point out that I had purchased a few items of clothing before getting to Next too so ............................................... .
Today we had Madison's birthday party at Gambardos in Milton Keynes, its just like planet zoom in Ely but no bowling and bigger, do I really need to get into the 12 kids, loud music and entertainment thing !!!!!!! Euan had a great time, as always its lovely to see Mads, Joshie, Annie and Jeff, I had a lovely espresso and huge bar of Dairy Milk which got me through it quite nicely, oh and on the way home a stop at Bar Hill Tesco and a bit more Next shopping, oh god I am so bad !!!!!!!!

Monday, 14 January 2008


Sunday was good as I went on to the American Airbase with my friend and she bought me some lovely cake mixes, which I have to make for her as she hates baking !!!! Some lovely Cinnebon cakes which are scrummy and I almost forgot she took me to the craft store they have on base and it was rubbish !!!! We are so lucky to have CTM!!!

We have had a visit from our Accountant at Matt's Motors to talk us through the VAT, boring, and that's about that although Mel called in for coffee and we had a bit of a gossip.

Oh god I done something bad this morning !!!!!! I am fed up with waking Olly up in the morning he is 17 years old !!!! man he should be able to get himself out of bed, every morning I go in two or three times come on Olly up you get you will miss the bus, then who ends up running him in if he is late, yep you guessed it, me. Not that I mind I might see he his rather lush looking tutor Calvin wow !!!!!!!!

So last night I told him Wolly, that's what we call him, set your alarm I am not waking you up in the morning yeah, yeah will do is what I get ok don't forget I will not wake you up. So what do you think does he wake up, does he hell, oh god I spend all morning in a right state shall I go up NO, just make a little bit of noise outside his door NO, Wolly please wake up!!! I so nearly broke I turned the radio up really loud for the dogs, nothing, walked out the house and slammed the door, slammed the gate, turned my radio on really loud in the car with the window open so as I drove down the lane he might hear me, he had his window open oh god did I see his curtain twitch, I am so going to kill him for putting me through this !!!!!! I get to work shout at Matt ring Wolly and get him up now !!!!!! No answer oh god it was sheer torture, left it 30 minutes thank god he answered, where are you ? At college, why ? You were late getting up yeah I set my alarm Julius was picking me up at 9.30 oh my god I went through all that and he was lying in until 9 well what a plonker I felt lol!!!

So that was my day I have also started on a scrapbook page whilst cooking dinner for everyone am hoping to finish it tomorrow before I go off to Vikki's Body Shop party so may not blog tomorrow, but will do on Wednesday.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!

Well folks I so have to tell you all a story, are you sitting comfortably ........................

Once upon a time, well say around 14 years ago !!!! My husband, Colin at the time, left me for another woman boo hoo !!!!! What a meany lol. Well it happens to many woman so obviously you just get on with it although your slightly pissed off !!!!! Me, Sarah and Oliver moved back to my mum and dads.

Well obviously eventually I moved on met Matthew and hey presto we are married, our own little council house, and facing the harsh reality of having not a lot of money but hey ho that's life. Colin was quite happy to see his kids when he felt like it, not a lot of the time as it happens, but we did not care we were all quite happy as a family moving on.

Colin decided that he would give me £120 a month as Child Support, on ringing the CSA they told me that if we could come to an amicable agreement between us then that would be a lot easier, Matt and I never disagreed with it as we were more than happy to have no money from him but as he was so insistent that we should and that he said the CSA would say that that was the amount he should pay as it was the amount of Family Allowance for two children we took it (gullible I know) and I have obviously spent many years totally squandering that money on things that the kids wanted like expensive trainers, clothes and games for various consoles !!!! As obviously £120 is not really enough to feed, cloth and entertain teenagers, so Matt has obviously done most of that, without any complaint or thought.

Well would you believe 14 years on I get a letter from the CSA telling me that my payments from Colin should have dropped to £86.00 a week well obviously thinking they had that wrong I left it as that's just me lol. Then low and behold I get a barrage of letters letting me know that if I was having trouble getting this money and needed help from them to let them know about 4 letters in total and finally a letter last weekend saying that in fact as my circumstances had changed I should be getting £60.66 a week from Colin !!!! How odd as I have not contacted them about this at all, although Matt laughed and said he thought Colin had probably received the same earlier letter and had contacted them about this and probably asked them to re look, more than I had done !!!!!

Well blow me down with a feather if I don't get a cheque from Colin today for £240 I must say I am in shock, and also tempted to ring him but as I have not spoken or seen him for well over a year I have decided to take the money from him and not chase him for any back pay as apparently he should have been paying me this amount since June last year !!!!!! And obviously a lot more from previous years, I am going to use it to pay for Olly's Car Insurance and his Holiday next year as I suspect I will only be getting it until May when it is Olly's birthday but he may as well benefit from it as Matt and I don't really want it.

But can you imagine the shock perhaps its a lesson for us about being so easy going, what do you think ? I know it wont make a difference, Matt and I will go along in our own little world and nothing will change that, we cannot change life is too short which is why we never chased it up in the first place, all that mattered to us really was that the kids were happy and hopefully not too affected by all the changes in their lives.

So what a funny end to my day, which I must say had been a really nice day, waited in for my Tesco shopping until 11 am and then off to Cambridge to get some new trainers a few t shirts and some Millies cookies yum yum, off to CTM to purchase some lovely crafty products and back home to a Cheque from Colin !!!!!!!

Friday, 11 January 2008


I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the Spice girls concert was, we all had an excellent time I have never sang so loud (and out of tune) its excellent as I know all the words, sadly.

The show was great and even the journey was fun singing along to my Spice Girl CD all the was there and all the way back. The O2 stadium was great there were loads of cafes and bars and a cinema, ice rink and shops !!!!! We had fairly good seats and could see the girls really well and they were very good they did not even mime which I thought they might do, sorry girls !
I went to CTM last night and got home about 12.30 oh my god Mel and I had an absolutely great time I decided to make a mini book for Mads who is my friend Annes daughter she absolutely loves Euan so its a book about them !!!!! Will take some pictures and pop them on my slide show for you all to see.
Today the puppies had their first visitors a lovely lady call Liz and her partner Carl they found it very difficult to choose a puppy as they are all so aboslutely lovely, I am not biased, honest. They finally decided to go home and make the decision as you constantly change your mind while you look at them and they rang me to let me know they have decided on a little Dark Golden girl she is lovely.
They are growing so fast now with their little eyes open, I am going to be starting them on solid food next week which will be very messy and smelly !!!! We got woken up at 5 o clock on Wednesday morning by one of the puppies getting itself out of its little whelping pen and getting through the child gate in with the other girls, mum was not happy and neither were Matt and I they are going to be little monkeys I am sure. I will put a few pics of them on the slide show for you to see how lovely they are looking.
Will try my best to blog over the weekend am watching Jamie Oliver and his Fowl dinners and I dont think I will be buying tesco value eggs ever again !!!!!

Monday, 7 January 2008


OH MY GOD.......................I am so off to see the Spice Girls tomorrow night I cannot tell you how excited I am wow!!! I am going with two of my best friends Janice and Mel and we are going to have such a ball and I suspect my feet are going to be killing me after all the dancing we will be doing, and there is a very very vague chance, keep your fingers crossed, that I might not be able to speak on Wednesday from all the singing !!!!!!!!

Euan has discovered his new TV/DVD that he got for Christmas in his room and has decided he would like it opened and has gone off to his room to watch a DVD oh my god is this the beginning of the end lol !!!! Although he does have to come down to watch telly as he can only watch DVDs at the moment as we have no Aeriel in his room don't know if we will get one either otherwise I wont see him I am sure.

Euan went back to school today bag full of pictures of puppies to show his friends and teachers, he is so excited to tell everyone bless him even his taxi driver had to look at the photos of his puppies he is like a proud father showing off his baby ! And today when I asked him if he had had a good day and what had he been doing he actually said he had a lovely day and everyone loved his puppies, well can you believe it usually you get a shrug and nothing when you ask about the day at school.

I obviously wont be blogging tomorrow as I will be singing my heart out at the Spice Girls concert but don't worry I will tell you all about it on Wednesday.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Well its Sunday evening, back to normality tomorrow.

Euan had his first sleepover last night at his friend Donovan who is a young American boy who lives two doors down, he left the house with three bags full of pokemon cards, books, pyjamas and cuddles (well he is only 7). 2 hours later we get a phone call from Christina, Donovans mum, apologising profusely it seems that the boys had decided to warm up Euans monkey with the wheat beads in that he takes to bed with him, unfortunately rather than taking the wheat bag out of the monkey and heating it for 2 minutes they put the whole thing, monkey and all in the microwave for 10 minutes !!!!! Christina seen the flames jumping out of the monkeys rear end just in time unfortunately it was beyond repair and rather crispy !!!! Obviously I went round to see Euan as he was inconsolable after some comforting and seeing if he wanted to come home it was decided he would still like to stay!!!!! Thinking at 11pm that was it I went to bed, lovely a warm and snug I get woken up at around 12.15 unfortunately Euan was having a bit of trouble sleeping and was sat at the top of the stairs with his bags wanting to come home !!!!!! Bless obviously when he got home he had worked himself up into such a state it took a good hour to settle him, he said he had missed us and he kept thinking about that and his monkey, I think he was slightly traumatised at the sight of it with flames coming out of its rear, and could not sleep, I somehow don't think we will be repeating this exercise again poor little man.
So today we have had a very relaxed day Euan has been reading about monkeys, oh god will he ever get over this, and I have done some scrapbooking this is the only page I completed did not even get to use my gorgeous bazzil bassics In stitchz boo hoo but will do some more this week and obviously post it for you all to see.
Hope you all enjoy getting back to school tomorrow I am about to settle the boy down in his own bed and hopefully he will go straight off to sleep ready for tomorrow. Night Night mind the bugs don't bite Euey xxxxxx

Friday, 4 January 2008


What an awful thought, we get back to normality on Monday!!!! Euan goes back to school and I go back to work with Matthew much as I am looking forward to sorting out our accounts and getting back into the habit of answering the phone with Matts Motors I really will miss our easy mornings lazing round the house in our pjs and and playing with our Christmas toys.

I have today mastered the slide show part of my blog so have put some general pics up of the people I am talking about and of course will keep popping in some pics of the puppies thought it might be better as I can put more on !

I have today been to CTM and seen some absolutely wonderfully gorgeous new Bazzil crafting essentials !!!! I cannot believe how lovely they are stitching templates, threads and card stock if you are a crafter you must go over there and buy some, but please not before I have bought my lot lol.

Hope you have all been blogging like crazy am about to look at all yours Debbie if your looking where is your blog please we have Shirley on the go now we are going to work on you, I have had words with Vicky today and I think she may be swayed so girls, GET BLOGGING xxxxxx

Thursday, 3 January 2008


Hope you are all getting over the excitement and stresses of Christmas and are getting back to normality.
We certainly are Euan and I have been so busy tidying up toys and Christmas Cards and are looking forward to the Christmas Tree going on the weekend, although its been an absolutely great one this year the needles have hardly dropped although it is quite big !!!! And we do only have a very small living room!!!!

I am now having to concentrate on puppies, registering them, finding homes for them and thinking of how on earth I am going to contain the little darlings, they are growing so quickly and I have a feeling that they are going to be very soon opening their little eyes which is lovely but stressful as they will obviously start running around then lol, but thats cool.
This little darling looked so lovely this morning had to take a little picture for you all to look at she is so cute.
We have been out shopping today for Matthews birthday the shops were lovely there was hardly anyone about the shop assistants smiled at me, I am sure they are just so relieved that the crowds have disappeared and the sales are nearly at an end, or there is just rubbish left in them, even Euan was ok today and decided in the absence of Grandad he would be the Official Bag Carrier !!!! He was very good at it and got some cookies from Millies as his reward.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Christmas and New Year it has been a relaxing and unstressful time for us and we have had great fun, Euan did not even embarrass me on Christmas Day when Sarahs and her boyfriend were there which was excellent, every time he comes round I live in fear of Euan calling him Ugly Fat Bloke, as that is the name I fondly call him, sorry used to call him !!!! Unfortunately Euan told him this a while back and I have never lived it down, I feel so bad and embarrassed every time I see him and I live in fear of Euan actually calling him it again as he obviously thinks its quite funny and Matt tells me it serves me right and he is so right !!!!!
I am looking forward to going out to dinner tonight with everyone for Matts birthday not sure were we are going but I am sure that Matthew will make a good choice it will be lovely. Unfortunately as we are going out I will be missing out on crafting this evening at CTM so will not see any of you later but don't worry I will blog again this week and will look forward to reading Michelle and Shirleys blogs to so they had best get blogging !!!!!!