Sunday, 6 May 2012

2nd Anniversary Card

Been a bad blogger, but still have my hand in plaster.  Thats 7 weeks now so typing and doing things is driving me nuts as it takes me much longer to do things.  See the consultant a week on Monday and he'll look at it but it might go straight back into plaster again. 

Anyway the reason for this posting is it was my second wedding anniversary yesterday and my friend Paul sent me a fantastic card.  Not that the other handmade cards were not equally as fantastic but Paul doesnt show his cards anywhere and I think he should. The scan doesnt do it justice but I'm not up to getting my camera out and setting it up or it will be next year before it gets shown.

So here itis.  Thanks so much Paul.  I just love the card. x

Think I'll try and take a photo of it later.


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Slight Accident

Well, what with me being back at work full time after my pancreatitis I just havent had the time to blog.  I have made a few things and will upload the photos soon, but have had a slight accident.

Last Saturday I caught my heel at the top of the stairs and fell all my length.  It was one of those things that when it happened I knew it would end in disaster. Well I hit my head on the wall on the way down and it bent back, which has given me whiplash. I've got a massive bruise on the top of my thigh. Two bruised knees - one looks as if it has an egg on it too, but the worst bit is I put my hand out - like you do - and I broke my scaphoid and I'm in plaster. What a nightmare it is. Even the simplest things are difficult to do.  Its driving me nuts and I've to be in plaster for about 4 weeks. 

And before anyone says it - it was 10 in the morning and I hadnt been drinking,  LOL.  So no crafting for me or knitting. Boy do I miss it.  And typing is difficult.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Well 2012 is here.  Wishing you all a good one.

This year has been full of ups and downs.  More downs than ups really.  First, my dear friend Kathy passed away after 4 years of fighting cancer.  She was a lovely lady - very family orientated and I was sad she missed the birth of her first grand daughter, Elizabeth,  by only 2 weeks.  I miss her so much.  Second, I took very ill about May/June this year and was admitted to hospital at the beginning of July for 3 weeks.  Took about 3 months to diagnose that I have pancreatitis which is very serious, in fact can be fatal, but I survived it and am still plodding on.  My best friend Susan's mum died on the 14th December, I really felt for her especially at that time of year. To say that I will be glad to see the end of this year is an understatement.  It has been a memorable one for all the wrong reasons and I am really glad that it is over.

It hasnt been all gloom and doom though.  Douglas celebrated his 50th birthday, my youngest niece became 40.  My great nephew Jamie passed his driving test and he started University in September.  My other two great nephews Josh and Scott started college to train to be motor mechanics. 

On the run up to Christmas, Douglas had his bank card eaten by the ATM when the systems went down.  We lost our broandband connection - the router died on us and we're still waiting on the new one. On Christmas eve around lunchtime the microwave stopped working, so a mad dash to get a new one and my laptop was hacked and I had to report it to the police.

But there was one piece of news which was the best news ever.  My brother in law getting an MBE.  We are all so proud of him, so a good note to end on.

So I'll raise a glass to you all and wish you all the best of health this year, and hope that 2012 is better than this last year

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Some Exciting News

Had some fantastic news today. My brother in law has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Honours List. We are all so proud of him. He was awarded the MBE for services to Vulnerable Children and Young People in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Well done John.  My sister would have been proud of you if she were still with us.


Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Afternoon everyone.  Hope you have had a good day and that Santa has been good to you.  Its been a busy week here.  I returned back to work this week after almost 6 months of being sick with pancreatitis.  It was touch and go really when I was admitted to hospital and I am thankful to still be here.  I knew I was ill, but I had no idea how critically ill I was.  But thats in the past.  I've been shattered this week, but survived it.  LOL.

We've had a few disasters this week. Our broadband has gone down, so this is a quick post from my mobile, the microwave broke yesterday so had to go out and get a new one.  Hubby's bank card was eaten up in the ATM when he went to withdraw money on Friday night when their systems went down and last night I discovered that my laptop had been hacked and had to call the police to report it.  I'll be glad when this year is over and can start a new one.

So wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and for those who have lost someone close this year, I'm sending massive hugs to you all.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Candles

I have been wanting to do some candles for ages but just have never got around to it.  I decided that I wanted to do a candle on the same theme as the cards for my nieces and their husbands.  Its my first attempt - the photo looks a bit hazy but I think its the image.

Not only do they look hazy, they are squint.  But I'm sure they will be ok when they get them.  Might try some more one day.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Fireworks at Weston Pier

I love going to watch fireworks and my hubby and I went on the 5th November to watch the fireworks at Weston pier.  They were a bit disappointing.  Only lasted ten minutes when they normally last about 20.  On the way back from the doctors the other day I noticed a sign saying there was going to be fireworks at the pier last night.  Told hubby about it and he looked on the net and because people were disappointed they were having a free display last night.  Some people had paid to go onto the pier to watch them and I guess they felt they had been ripped off.

So here as some pics of last nights show.  I didnt take the piccies.  My camera wouldnt cope with them, so cannot take any credit for them - hubby is responsible.

It lasted 20 minutes and started bang on time.

It was a lovely clear evening.  They were lucky on both occasions that there was no rain.