Wednesday, January 21, 2009

forgot to say!

I came 1st in the Stars in Your Eyes comp over at Scrappinpatch with my Emily falkenbridge style mini book. I used photos from a photoshoot w ehad done but i only kept the proofs as I couldn't justify spending any more money.

Also, I have been awarded a couple of blog awards and i promise i wil get around to loading them up and warding to some other special people xx

So much to say where do I start?

Ok, I have so much to tell you all I am going to say very little. But what I am going to tell you is that I have found a great site called the It has great backgrounds and lots of other cute things to play with. Thanks to my fellow DT member Jules and her blog here

We are slowly getting our bodies back around to NZ time and I am not feeling quite so like a zomby!!

A big happy birthday goes out to Danice! Sorry I missed it love, I will make up for it I promise.

DH has been very busy around the property and now we have a very lovely freshly painted garage. I just can't wait to see the whole house done. Pics to follow soon!!

I am so incredibly pleased to be home. It helps that the sun is shining bright and I don't have to rush out to work. But truthfully this trip back tot he UK has reinforced how Kiwi I feel and how much I love this country. I missed the countryside, the friends and family here. There is no place like home!!! Of course it was wonderful to be with my relatives and friends in England, if only I could up and lift them here. One day someone will take up my offer to visit and maybe my cousie might even bring his partner over and marry her!! Hee hee ROFL xx Lol Marc

Right on with the job of tidying up Xmas pressies and finding homes for all the new toys

Oh this photo of me was taken by Oli on his new camera. I am really quite liking his composition. Unfortunately the quality of the photos are not great but it is a kids camera after all!!!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

busy times have been had!

I promise not to go blabber on too much but it sure has been a busy few days.

Tuesday was really a very sad day; I went up to Nuneaton to be with my dear friend Sarah on the day she said her final goodbye to her father. It brought back memories of my Dad's funeral and made me look back a little. However, I was pleased to know that I was of some help and support to the family. My love is with all the family and thinking of you at this sad time. xxLol

Wednesday was when my body decided it couldn't fight the bugs the boys have had and I was quite unwell. Dispite it all I met up witht girls in London for dinner. The biggest suprise was to meet up with an old school friend Hadleigh. We have not seen each other since high school and many memories and news were shared!! As the girls predicted we all toodled off from Leicester square to China town for dinner. Unfortunately I then spent the rest of the night battling the bugs and I can assure you I hadn't had too much wine!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday was a day in bed for me and feeling a little sorry for myself. I have say I was starting to wonder why on earth I travelled across the world to the coldest of weather. We have seen readings of -6 degrees on the thermometer.

Friday I was determined to get the boys back up to London and we had a wonderful day seeing the sites. Unfortunately the London Eye was closed but Oliver still enjoyed seeing Big Ben, going on a river boat and seeing the Beef Eaters.

This weekend has been fun packed socialising with cousins in Essex and visiting a couple of the local pubs. I nearly fell over backwards when it was my turn to buy the round! We have also caught up with our good friends Dee and James who are excitedly anticipating the birth of their baby in April.

So that's it in a nutshell and now I leave you with some photos of our fun.

bye xx

cyber crop

ok so that was not mean to happen so here goes..... I will try to get this link into the post but if all else fails click on this link and find out the fun planned over at SCRAPPING WITH V on the weekend 31 Jan.

right will try to get this going now.............

yep there it is; all pretty and bright. So now you don't need to click on the link and you should be able to read all abou the fun to be had!!!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yahooooooo for me!!!!

Wow I am so excited and honoured to be invited onto the DT for scrapping with vanessa. I sent my application in at the very last minute before we left on the big jet plane. I really didn't expect to get anywhere so kept it quite quiet. But yeeeha i did it. Oh wow I am sooo thrilled. Can you see me jumping up and down? I am now looking forward to some goodies on my doorstep when we get home. i can not wait to get designing!!!! So go check out the site here it is a really cool fun place to be with lots of challenges a cyber crop and fab shop!!

The trip has had another interesting twist. Both boys seem to have come down with a nasty virus and poor Oli has been really sick fo rthe last 24 hrs. We went to London on Friday but Oli was rather under the weather and didn't enjoy it as much as we had hoped. His favourite part was the ride on the underground. I will post photos shortly!

So don't forget to go visit Ness and the girls and you will see my work there very soon!!