Sunday 27 February 2011

Is That A Shark?

...Probably not.

But just before you are supposed to attempt water skiing is not a good time for your so-called friends to tell you about that time that there was something in the water swimming after them. Plus it was getting cold and dark so I refused point-blank to get in. In my defence, I'm not a wuss. I just hate the idea of being planktified by a basking shark (They don't really have teeth so much). And I did get in the water earlier in the day. So there.

But this was several years ago now. Got back from Granada yesterday and had the most fantastic time. Will share pictures soon!

Kisses xxx

P.S. Can't believe half term is over. Sad face!

Monday 21 February 2011

School Days

Half term! It's been a busy week with parents' evenings, Guides, Egyptian Book of the Dead
night at the British Museum. It's also been a week of new year's resolutions. I have started
my Guide Leader training and I booked a great trip as part of my travel plans. Unfortunately,
I booked a holiday to Egypt so I've cancelled it again and so travel plans shattered. I'm reading
the books on my shelves instead of buying them but the choir I joined didn't work out. Finally
I have been writing down the little anecdotes that amuse me at school and I'm looking forward
to scrapbooking them. This page is the beginning of that - it just talks a little about my job and
how much I love it.

Not that I don't enjoy half term too!

I also had a FAB weekend away with the GoGo girls. It's the first time I've got together with the
design team and we had a great time scrapping and chatting and watching Take Me Out (not my
choice - more on that to come!) Lovely cottage, lovely ladies and soooo relaxing.

Oh, and on Wednesday, I'm hopping across to Spain with a friend to visit another friend. So some
travel plans are still standing at least.

Have a great week!

Kisses xxx

P.S. Glee tonight was brilliant!

Sunday 13 February 2011

Nights in with the Gilmore Girls

In my third year of university a friend and I would get together twice a week, on Tuesday and Sunday nights and watch a couple of episodes of Gilmore Girls. In the year, we got through all the series (just) and acquired another friend to watch on the way. It was one of those things that became a tradition by accident, it was never really planned. But I think we all loved those evenings when, at 11pm, we could settle down on my sofa and forget about studying and life and share a cuppa and a biscuit and a giggle. Good times!

Oh, and we always had to sing the theme as loudly as we could together.

Kisses xxx

P.S. Calendar paper love!

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Soup and Cereal

This is one of those stories that may not make a lot of sense. Unless you're me or my friend Ruth. We would often cook together in uni and once when we were going back to our rooms from the kitchen with our nice clean washing up, she thought aloud: "This is a really good can use it for soup and cereal..." This made me stop and reply "As opposed to all your single purpose soup or cereal bowls".

We both laughed for ages and even though this was three years ago, it's become a bit of a catchphrase that we work into conversation whenever possible. I think maybe you had to be there.

So here's my story!

Kisses xxx

P.S. Apparently what she meant to say was that it was good for cooking in (ie soup) or eating from (cereal). Hurrah for pyrex!

Sunday 6 February 2011

A Little Light Reading

One of my resolutions last year was to read more. I love reading and it's something that I felt I wasn't really having time to do. So I decided to make time and I kept a record of the books I read during the year. I would only record books that I finished and only ones that I hadn't read before. In the end, I read 44 books. I was hoping for 50, but I guess with the rereads and short stories and the like, it would be over that.

Anyway, I really enjoyed it and so I made this page to document the list, which I've tucked into the envelope on the layout. It's been great: lots of light lit with Agatha Christie, James Bond and Georgette Heyer making an appearance, some classics such as Portrait of a Lady, The Moonstone and The Great Gatsby and a new favourite author: Elizabeth Peters.

This year, I'm going to make an effort to read more of the unread books on my shelves. I have a terrible book-buying habit and so this should save me some money as well!

Kisses xxx

P.S. I've come to realise that misting is not really for me but inking is. Similarly, paint brushes are not for me, but paint dabbers are great! Good for masking and no wrinkling. Bring it!

Wednesday 2 February 2011


This is a bit of a January round-up. I kind of thought of January as a month of miserable drizzle and chill but actually, it's a month to cosy up with a good film, cinema trips, museum visits and dinner with friends. So here's to staying inside!

Kisses xxx

P.S. The back of the Sassafras chipboard stickers make fab masks for distress inks. Yum!

P.P.S. Have a cold. Sniffle. Went to see Tangled as perfect fluff for the brain. Now early to bed.