Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Catching up...

Why do we always let people slip away and then leave it so long to catch up?
Boyfriends, work and just generally life.
Over the past few weeks I have spent A LOT of time catching up with very good friends.
Christmas eve was Rachael and her HUSBAND and son Charlie, we had such a good gossip about old times and times a head of us, and I really wish we hadn't lost all those years!
I have also been to see Caroline, Andy, AJ16months and the Twins M&O 5months and had a wonderful day with them all, feeding, burping and bathing...I shouldn't leave that so long as the boys are so lovely and I have great fun with them!
Also Leanne I went to college with and her son Harvey...who was gorgeous!

I feel very blessed I have the time now to spend with these important people in my life, lets hope the next year is full of more visits, cuddles, kisses and happy times.


Sunday, 28 December 2008

We have....


4 beautiful kittens :o)

Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

Hello everyone.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, ok a little later but I didn't want to come on yesterday and no doubt no one would have on here!

I hope everyone had a great day and got totaly spoilt.
I went up to Huddersfield to spend Christmas with my dad, step mum and brother H13.

Its been a really lovely time, if not maybe a little emotional.
I really missed Kev, but delt with it well.

I got a lovely necklace from my sister-a joint birthday present, loads of scrapbooking stuff which I will post up later.
Gardening gloves
Jo Malone perfume :o)
Garden ornimant
Garden secatears
Scarf (hand made by my step mum)

and a few other bits I can't think of the top of my head right now!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


I'm not the biggest Christmas fan, but Sunday I did my Santa bit and dropped off some presents to my friends beautiful babies.

Christmas really is about 2 things,
1) The Children
2) Giving

The children really loved their gifts and I had such a lovely time playing with the Dora puzzle I brought Caitlyn :o)

Kids make this time of the year!

Today I have also caught up with an old schol friend that I haven't seen since leaving school oh so many years ago!
She hasn't changed and her son is LOVELY, I feel truly lucky to have these people in my life!

I'm coping ok without Kev, don't get me wrong, I miss him like mad, but nothing could make me WANT to go back to that 'relationship'. The girls have decided not to have anything more to do with me, which is heartbreaking, but I guess predictable.
I get moments where I feel very alone, and just want to be cuddled, and loved, but have found alot of comfort in some very good friends.
I wish him all the best of luck in his life, I still care alot for him, 3 years together doesn't mean you just stop caring...
Hmmmmmmmm, thoughts.......

I'm off to Huddersfield tonight, wish me luck for my drive!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Snow Patrol

This is MY song of the moment.
I have always been a Snow Patrol fan, I love there Eyes Wide Open album

This song, makes me smile.
It makes me think of Kev, laying there, together, like nothing else in the world will ever touch us, praying that every second will last longer. Feeling 110% safe tucked up in his arms, smelling his body, sharing body heat, bodies just fitting together perfectly.
Thinking of it fills me with mixed emotions. 3 years is a long time to just stop loving someone but I KNOW we can't be together, give it another 2 weeks and I know things will be easier. At the same time I long to feel and secure and safe wrapped in his arms.

Its amazing how much stronger I feel as a person this time around.
I have the gym keeping me busy, and have found friends in the most unlikely people.
Yes i've had 2 men disarsters in 2 weeks but isn't that half the fun?!?
I just have to count myself lucky I have the people I have!

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Unfortunately due to recent circumstance, I can no longer post on my own blog without some phyco stalker taking offence and taking what is said on here to stir to RW friends.

So I am going to be giving the blogging a rest for a while and head down the gym!

Friday, 5 December 2008


I haven't blogged for a while, due to the fact life is pretty crazy.

I'm feeling very lost and in need of something in my life, other than 70hours of work and then the gym.

I went scrapping last night but only producded a quick gift album, nothing too exciting to show pictures of.

Hoping everyone else is ok :o)

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Dec issue...

Another month, another issue of NHH.
As of next month I will have 2 regular articles in NHH. Creative corner and the monthly fact file.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

25th Disney Birthday!

Here is one of the 106 photo's from last night!
I had such an amazing night, despite the funny looks and feeling a little fat in my dress!
I had my hair cut early Saturday morning and hasn't told anyone so it was a bit of a surprise for the people who turned up!
Of course I was Cinderella
Kev-My Prince Charming
Vicky - My Ugly Step sister! Love you really!)
Jenni-Minnie Mouse
Sue-Jack Sparrow
Rebecca-Minnie Mouse
Big G- Woody
Sim - Captin Hook
and Laura, Gary & George turned up too

I can't wait to scrap my picture and have ordered them off Photobox already...I have used them so much in the last few weeks and they are SOOOO great. Photos are great quality and soooooo quick!

The week has just flown by.
Monday I was at the gym
Tuesday I was at a workshop from 7.30-10, I made 4 pages and one of the other ladies there made 3 yes count them 3 lables! ha ha ha
Wednesday I went swimming at the gym on my own!!! I managed 30 lengths in 30mins
Friday I took India swimming at the gym for the mother and tots swim...it was so quiet so India and I swam for 45mins, I got a fair few lenghts done but not as many as I would have liked!
Then I took Kev out for dinner and to see James Bond at the Cinema to cheer him up after having some bad news that he'd been made redundant again :o(
Not only that but is Great Nan Rene had been admitted to hospital :o(
Fingers crossed everything will work out.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

More LOs

Page 3&4 of India's Birthday
Again missing a few final touches...I have ordered some raspberry letters and some more raspberry paper!

Page 1&2 of India's Birthday
The pink frame on page 2 is a HOLE cut INTO the page to reveal the invite and thank you on each page.
Its got a few bits missing but its not finished!
Page 5&6 are of her actual 'party' which was Dora themed, hense the colour choice!

These pages are inside my Halloween LO.
Its opens up to reveal a 4 page LO the other 2 pages will be the growing of the pumpkins!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The gym.

Last night I went to the gym for my Health Check.
Before my HC I went and swam for 30mins or so....blimy! Am I feeling tired today! lol
I swim most weeks with I3 and we generally stay in the pool for 1 1/2 - 2 hours coz we have good fun, but that is NOTHING compared to 30mins of purely up and down swimming! LOL

HC went without any issuse, yes i'm obease at 5'6 and just under 16st (apprantly scales at home were out a little!)

Next tuesday I have my 1-2-1 to complete a programme of best equipment to use...how exciting!

Also I hit 'The Range' in Colchester on Friday and brought a carrier for when I go out to my workshops...tonight for example.
Didn't really find too much else I fancied. Weather it was because I have too much going on I can't think past the projects i'm working on?

Saturday I ventred into Epping where a friend was holding a card sale. I picked up some really lovely cards (only spent £16!!!!)

I need to get some pictures added at some point but I have a busy week ahead.
Scrapbooking, gym, Kev's, gym and Saturday is my Birthday Disney night out!!!!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Today I.....

Joined the gym!
I actually did it!
Joined....I am a member of LA Fitness!!!
I also weighed myself at 16st which is just over 100lbs so fingers crossed I loose some of that!

Got my Health Check Monday, which its scary, but hopefully I won't die!

Went to 'Treats and Temptation' Creative Memories party and treated myself to...
Disney Princess Additions - ready for next Saturday when I go out to Celebrat my Birthday dressed up as Disney Characters...I am of course Cinderella!
Vellum, so I can print my own poem and stuff on them
Memoriabilia Pocted to keep tickets and coins and things in so you can take them out.
A pocket to put my NTA booklet in
A nice little case for my little bits, like glue and stamps
New pages
and page proctector that have totally finished off my pages!

I am a HAPPY bunny!

I am now uploading 215 pictures onto Photbox ready (fingers crossed) for my workshop on Tuesday!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


I have been offered a REALLY great oppotunity and i wanna jump about and get excited!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!


I came on about 30 mins ago and wrote a HUGE long rant about a particular nanny I knew...
Then I realised if I did that I was just as bad as her and its all so school ground like!

So here I am, deciding I am going to send her a message myself regarding her leaving me alone and stop stabbing me in the back.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Ok so again not the best picture in the world, but best I could get today on my phone...
This is one page of my 4 page LO
I've also brought some cool pumpkin stickers to go on the pages

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Nannys Helping Hand (Issue 5)

This month in the NHH magazine I had 3 articles, my usual fact file then Lyndsey told me late one night she was a few articles short, so I whipped up Social Networking as a Nanny and the Crafty Christmas Count down.
I'm so pleased with how the articles turned out! :o)
Can't wait till next issue, and to get writting for it! (Which should be now but I'm catching up on other things and debating going out to buy some scrap booking paper....)

Halloween LO

Here is the 2 pages of Halloween...I LOVE it, origanlly thought maybe it was a little too busy but I don't care! I really love it.

I haven't done the pumpkins inside as I have run out of black paper but I can't wait to get started!!!

The pages open up from the middle into a 4 page LO

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Start of Halloween LO

Idea is these are the borders for the 2 main pages...then it will open out into a 4 page LO with all our Pumpkins!
I LOVE these borders!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Friends without faces...

Friends Without Faces
by Thomas Teague

We sit and we type, and we stare at our screens,
We all have to wonder, what this possibly means.

With our mouse we roam, through the rooms in a maze,
Looking for something or someone, as we sit in a daze.

We chat with each other, we type all our woes,
Small groups we do form, and gang up on our foes.

We wait for somebody, to type out our name,
We want recognition, but it is always the same.

We give kisses and hugs, and sometimes flirt,
In IMs we chat deeply, and reveal why we hurt.

We do form friendships - but - why we don't know,
But some of these friendships, will flourish and grow.

Why is it on screen, we can be so bold,
Telling our secrets, that have never been told.

Why is it we share, the thoughts in our mind,
With those we can't see, as though we were blind.

The answer is simple, it is as clear as a bell.
We all have our problems, and need someone to tell.

We can't tell "real" people, but tell someone we must,
So we turn to the 'puter, and to those we can trust.

Even though it is crazy, the truth still remains,
They are Friends Without Faces, and odd little names

Monday, 3 November 2008

More LO's

This LO will be the 2nd page to 'Tu Tu Beautiful'

And this is the 1st of my NTA LOs.
Just a large envlope to put in my news paper clippins and things.... :o)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Final LO's

I've got a bit more decoration to go on this page...I was thinking a few musical notes! Here is my final 2page Frinton LO, i just added the yellow shells to mix in the 2 pages
And The Big Toddle finished with a vellum poem (the friend on in the blog FAO ME)

And my new LO I did today!
I love it! Unfortunatly its NOT a 2 page, which will ruin my album but i'm sure i can work round that!
I love the play on 'Tu Tu Beautiful' just soooooooooo perfect I feel!
It was also my last Creative Memories class today. I've booked in for a few workshops and going over for an event on 13th November (I think). Its sad, coz I liked KNOWING each week I was going to do a LO, now I just have to sort of work alone! Ahhhhhh scary!

100 posts!

I just realised that NTA post was my 100th post!


NTA's 2008

We has such a good day, although long and cold!
We arrived at the RAH at 11.30 to get good spots on the red carpet.
We cheered when they were laying the red carpet! lol
I even got to take some home! (only coz I chatted nicely to the red carpet man, and thought it would be cool in a scrap book!!!)
I got over 25 autographs, not that I know who half of them are from!
But got Ned from Neighbours and Mark from Ugly Betty!!!!!! :o)
(of course they are better than Louis Walsh! LOL)

We sat 2 rows in front of Anton from Stictly Come Dancing, who was over joyed at the show winnng over X-Factor. He was also with Nick from DIY SOS, Myleen Class and Gethin Jones (excuse spellings!)
Paris Hilton was also there and OMG is she something else! She presented the award then her and her ITV2 people left, but they weren't really paying much attention TBH.