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 !!!!!!!!!