Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Smiling is infectious - you catch it like the flu
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
When he smiled back, I realised I'd passed it onto him
I thought about this smile and realised its worth
A single smile just like mine could travel around the earth
So if you feel a smile begin - don't leave it undetected
Lets start an epidemic quick and get the world infected
I don't know who wrote this one.
Here's another one.....
I would pick more daisies
If I had to live my life over again
I'd dare to make more mistakes next time
I would limber up
I'd be sillier than I've been on this trip
I would take fewer things seriously
I would take more trips
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers
I would eat more ice-cream and less beans
I would perhaps have more actual troubles
but I would have fewer imaginary ones
You see I'm one of those people who live seriously and sanely
hour after hour, day by day
I've had my moments and if I had to do it over again
I'd have more of them
In fact I'd try to have nothing else - just moments, one after another
instead of living so many years ahead of each day
I've been one of those people who never goes
anywhere without a thermometer
a hot-water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute
If I had to do it again I would travel lighter than I have
If I had to live my life over I would start
barefoot earlier in the Spring and stay that way later in the Fall
I would go to more dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds, and
I would pick more daisies
This apparently was written by someone called Nadine Stair aged 85
Thought provoking eh???
Two of my most favourite quotes of all time are
To thine ownself be true and Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain!
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Here is what I have got so far
I have opened so far a Thorntons Alpini Chocolate Bar - my absolute favourite!!! Needless to say its not present in the picture - a set of Studio G Stamps - little journalling ones - they are sooo cute - a sweet little diary, a pack of Bind it all Covers and also a pack of some inners, a Thorntons Chocolate robin on what looks like an alpini log and today I have opened a Tim Holtz embossing powder - I am absolutely thrilled with it all. There was even a pack of chocolate buttons for each of my children and another box for me to open anytime - box of choccies for my hubby and I ..I am 99% certain that my Secret Santa is the lovely lady that I sent to last year - so Claire aka feline - thank you - you are the best!!!! Love ya
We had a busy weekend this time around - the outlaws came and we all went to the Christmas Market in Lincoln. We also put our tree up - look
My friends Rosie and Dee have got a fantabulous challenge blog - see here - a while ago they set a challenge to alter a clock - well I have finally got my act together and have completed this - not just one but four - I got a bit carried away - what do you think
and this one is really for a princess isnt it
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
You are The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Haven't done a great deal today as I am stuffed with cold - good job it was this weekend and not when I was on the retreat recently. I have been having a bit of a sort out with my stash instead - and also getting a couple of swaps ready for UKS - dh and the children have been playing on the Wii Fit - I just didnt have the energy to participate this time!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Hope you both like it if you are reading
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
This was taken at dd's last sports day at preschool - quite quirky really as when she first started ds was also there and they did their first sports day together - she was so shy he ran with her when it was her turn - bless him. Well this time - the first sports day had been cancelled due to inclement weather so the following thursday my sons school had closed a day early for the summer holidays so he was able to attend her sports day - when we got there - the teachers said that siblings could join in - so we started her at preschool with her big brother and we finished it with her by side too - aint that nice!!!
This is when my baby first went to school for an official visit in June - ready for starting in September - she has been many a time with her big brother but this is the first time as a future pupil - sniff sniff - where's that darned pack of tissues!!!
Then onto my third attempt - hey I am enjoying myself here
This was taken at Grandmas - we were playing out in the garden with a bottle of bubbles and she decided to be a little madam and have a sulky so I told her as we often do when she has a little strop that she must have her crabby pants on today - not impressed - definitely didnt like it - grumped even more for a while until she got over it - lol!!! Bless her!
I couldn't do the above one without balancing it out and showing you her beautiful smile - it melts my heart even on the most haphazard of days.
It has taken me a while to figure out how to upload the piccies of my digital layouts but hey now I have done it - I am thrilled. It is now nearly 1 am - I am gonna be so tired tomorrow - so nighty night all
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
isnt it lovely - think I could use this quite a lot...
Anyway this is what I have done with it - birthday card for my young neice - hope she likes it
and the challenge on paper take weekly is create using this sketch
here is what I have done - dont know if I am really happy with it though - didnt quite come out how I expected - iykwim!!
Have just discovered Cute Card Thursday - so have done this for their make a card for a child challenge
Am quite pleased with how this one turned out - I have used dream street paper for the background and then cut a pattern out with the plain green paper and laid it on top - then coloured and cut the cute stamp - made a little table out of bazzill and then finished off with the happy birthday plaque
Their blog is here http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
I have been having a browse around and am amazed by the kindness amongst fellow crafters - look here at the blog candy this lady is giving away
and this lady is giving away some gorgeous blog candy - some adorable stamps
and look at what Maya is giving away
and heres another blog candy giveaway from a lady called andrea
Aren't they all amazing!!
Friday, 11 July 2008
Heres the end result - can you smell them - oooohey they are lovely - think once the boys get home the only thing that will be left is a plate of crumbs ha ha
and of course what is the best thing about baking at home with Mom - yep - you get to lick the bowl afterwards - I used to love doing that with my Mums baking
We were so busy baking we forgot the time and was almost late going to collect Daniel from school - so a very quick journey up there and an encounter with the cascading rain or should I say bucketing it down - aaagh - anyway once we got dried off - heres my boy enjoying some spoils
Can't be bothered to cook tea now - Lee is picking some thing up from the chippy on the way home lol!!!!