Friday, August 25, 2006

home from holidays

Well we are home from our holidays and back to reality, we had the most super time in Turkey. we went to Altinkum where we have been several times before as we just love it and its great to know you are staying in the best appartments you could ever want to stay in. We stay in the Golden Villa Appartments that we book ourselves they are not available through travel brouchures, very friendly owners, nothing is too much trouble and they sleep 7 which is great for us as we take my mum and dad along too.
The pool was fantastic and we needed it as it was no cooler than 45 degrees everyday and 29-30 in the evenings, ive got lots of pictures to upload if blogger will let me! We even managed to get Sam confident in the water by the middle of the week he was getting in and out himself and just swimming about in hi armbands (he is only 3)Martin got some good pics of the kids jumping in and fooling around doing bombs in the water, oh what it would be like to be back there now, infact when we got of the plane, we passed the checkin desk and it was still open for the flight back out and i wanted to jump back on it. 1 weeks holiday is just not enough, we normally always do 2 but funds couldnt stretch this year.
Ive arrived home tanned and refreshed ready to start a new term at school, the kids are ready to go back (i think), everything is ready apart from Ashleighs school shoes and Jonathans football boots, as Jonathan starts secondry school this year its been exspensive to kit him out, but weve got it all. ive been browsing the online stores for some scrapping stuff but ive got to resist as ive got a big order winging its way from my friend in the US, and we need some cash to re carpet and completely revamp the kids bedrooms next week, work, work, work.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Great day today

I've had a great day today, firstly this morning I went shopping for some last minute things for our holidays, and because the shops are clearing out their summer stuff ready for the winter gear I got a few bargains. Whilst browsing in New Look with my daughter Ashleigh we spotted a gorgeous Bikini for her and it was reduced to £2.00, so I popped it in my basket along with some 3/4 trousers, tops and several pairs of shoes (yes I admit I do have a shoe fetish, and Ashleigh is following in my footsteps) we then ventured into Debenhams where I bought some pineapple shorts (for me). We stopped for a rest in a lovely coffee shop called Pacitos where they serve the most gorgeous frothy milky coffee and lemon top ice-cream, I've been going here since I was a little girl, now when we are in town I take my gorgeous little girl with me.
I came home and scrapped a little, then I got a call from my cousin, we always book a girly weekend trip to Dublin every Christmas and its that time of year again so we called our friends and its all sorted we fly off in December for 3 days of fun laughter and shopping, Not bad for what would normally be a boring Saturday.
My Hubby is working tonight and will be all next week but he breaks up for his holidays on saturday so we can spend some quality time together before we all jet of on our hols, so that means I've got a solid week of evening scrapping as I will be all alone when the kids are in bed.
I will post a pic of some of our bargains later (still can't believe the bikini was only £2.00) when i can find the camera, I think Martin has been using it.

babysitting and scrapping

tonight i was babysitting for my nephew Jaccob, he is 6 months old so after his last bottle he fell straight off to sleep, thus giving me the chance to start scrapping, no interuptions all night as he didnt wake up once, i managed to do another attempt at Annies challenge, now i must go to bed as im shattered.

before i go i want to share this pic i took of my oldest boy Jonathan, i dont know when he grew up i still thought of him as my little boy but as you can see hes not anymore, he a good looking young man.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A New Challenge

ive taken up a new challenge by Annie her website can be found here she is posting a challenge from Ali Edwards book every 3-5 days and this is my first attempt at challenge 1, i enjoyed doing this thanks Annie. Its not a way i would normally scrap and ive decided to take up the challenge to broaden my horizons as they say, im hoping i will try different techniques and learn something new. You can also view more of the entries and info of the challenge at UKScrappers

Thursday, August 03, 2006


i hate blogger, ive just been sat ages updating my blog and what have i got to show for it? a big fat nothing. Now i know why i hadnt updated for ages, maybe there is a glitch and it will sort it self out i really hope so, as i dont want to type everything again.

im still here,

oh dear im not much good at this blogging lark after only 2 or 3 entries i forgot all about it, still im here now and i will try and keep it up.
A couple of updates on my life , i have infact changed my job im not doing the cleaning job that i hated from the moment i started it, im now working in office admin. Im working for the same company that i cleaned for, (they said i was wasted cleaning, which is a huge confidence boost) we manage a primary and secondry school so i organise contractors, arrange purchase orders, keep tabs on employers time keeping etc. so far im loving it, there is only me and my boss in an office and it is very relaxed and hassle free.
the other update is ive become super dooper at house keeping i used to be really relaxed and only did stuff when it need doing(lazy i know) now i do everything routinly everyday before i start scrapping, where as before i would start scrapping and forget about everything else. (how long it will last i dont know, but hey im trying)

I will be away on my holidays soon and cant wait, the kids and i are counting down 2 weeks today and will be jetting of on our jollies! it will be sheer bliss nothing to do but laze around on a turkish beach getting waited on, (roll on 2 weeks im getting impatient)

I'm going to have to work out how to do links on here i want to share the blogs i read with everyone, i just found one that i put into my favourites last night it is suzzanes outherwise known as fruitysuet on UKScrappers. i will get some links sorted soon i promise.
i will leave you with my latest purchase of rhonna farrer stamps and my latest LO. see you later peeps.