Wednesday, February 27, 2008

feeling a bit yuck!

Woe is me! I had to go to the dentist on Monday because my crown (front tooth!) has moved back, and is really annoying, in the way of my bite and my tongue. I thought I had an abcess on the gum above it too. Well, nice young dentist (aged about 12!) thought that the root had cracked, but when he saw the x-ray changed his mind and said it is raging gum disease! Might have to see a specialist. I booked an apppointment with my dentist for the end of March(nearest appointment) and we'll see what he says. So I am on antibiotics for the infection. Then I noticed a huge cold sore coming on my lip! So quickly bought some cs cream for that. The cream never does seem to stop it in it's tracks though, just makes it go a bit quicker. So that will look horrible by the end of the week, when I have coffee and lunch dates! Last night I had a real ache either side of my chest! I think it's where Merlin pulls so hard! Trouble was this morning I have just made it worse, becasue I stupidly went up to Highdown where I could let him off, but Oscar the choc lab was there. Merlin and Oscar always have anice play, but it does end up in M trying to mount and likc O. O's owner is very very anti this sort of beahaviour, so I have to put M on the lead. My god he pulled hard! It was all I could do to hold on!

I have been feeling very very tired lately, and even going to bed early isn't helping. Yesterday afternoon I wasted watching QVC! That made me feel bad, because I had planned to do lots of scrapping, I had even sorted out 'page kits' for some gorgeous photos of the kids when they were little! Maybe I should go and do another page now before going to see Mum and Dad this afternoon!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Welcome to Ollie!

How cute is this puppy???!!???

He is 11 weeks old, a gorgeous light coloured golden retriever, and belongs to Andrew, Lynda, Michelle and Isobel.

He is incredibly mischievous, so we think he will be great fun! Probably a bit more lively than Rolo their previous dog was.

I think we all came home wanting one too!!! LOL

Friday, February 22, 2008

Radio 2

Just wanted to blog a bit about my Radio 2 obsession! I listen to it whenever I can. I have my raio on in the bedroom, the kitchen, and my MP3 player and digital portable radio are all tuned in! I also listen to it on the computer. (I can't get it atm, it won't let me click on listen live)

I sometimes download the podcasts too to listen on my MP3 player at work. Unfortunately I can't get r2 at work, only the local radio station Splash FM. I love to listen to Terry Wogan, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine (DS thinks JV must be mad to host a programme like that where the general public can phone in!), sometimes Steve Wright, although I don't like him so much. I do love Chris Evans at drivetime, and Stuart McConie and Mark Radcliffe in the evenings.

I love it when the proper presenters go on holiday, Johnny Walker has been sitting in for Terry Wogan this week, and he is sooo lovely! Stuart McConie has been sitting in for Ken Bruce, and it was hilariuos this morning when Stuart was late, did JW take the mickey!!! Turns out SM was ill really (man flu!!!!) but turned up late sounding proper poorly, but still managed to carry off the program, what a pro!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

apologies for not keeping up to date

I must apologise for not keeping this blog up to date! It's because I am doing a visual diary blog for Cheryl's photography course. My theme is 'everyday things' to tie in with my scrapbooking project this year! Here's a few photos I took today:

Update on life in general:
Dad is doing quite well atm.His white blood cell count is still a bit low, but hopefully starting to rise properly now. He had a blood transfusion last week to help the red blood cells.
DB has gone to USA on business (wish I could've asked him to buy me some stash!LOL) and was a bit worried about going, but it's been OK. While he's been gone SIL has got a new dog!!! 10 week old puppy golden retriever called Ollie -can't wait to see him!
Work is good, except that I am knackered this week, not doing so well with 4 early mornings! (Knackered because I took my friend Burn to my crawley crop on Monday evening, and was quite late back) but I am starting my new challenge to be the volunteer coordinator. Looking forward to the challenge and getting some new skills under my belt.
Crawley crop, - Natalie brought literally tons of stash for us to buy!!! I got 2 Tim Holz stamps, looking forward to playing with them tomorrow, and quite a few sheets of paper, some of which I have given to Judi at work. Burn took the rest of the box of paper home with her!
Weight is creeping up again - says she just tucking inot a huge bar of chocolate that DS doesn't want because it's got nuts in it! Must be careful.
Had a lovely day out with Angela yesterday to Wakehurst Place. I took some photos but they're not very good - too much chatting, not enough concentrating.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I like days like these....

I had a great day yesterday. It was sunny and bright, so i took my camera on my dog walk. These cheerful crocuses were in marine Gardens on my way to the beach. The sea was a little bit out, and looking fab!

Really pleased with this picture. I love the bird on top of the wood, and the position of the sign. Theya re still working on clearing the wood to a big holdong point, where they are now going to chip it and send it off to green power stations!

My 2 best friends came for coffee, and then I caught the train to Brighton for the craft show, where I met Burn and her friend Freda for a cup of tea and a natter!

Here's what I bought: 2 books, one on ATCs with some brilliant techniques to try, and one on bag making! I'm going to try and make a bag for DD's prom! I also bought a Believe chipboard album (Bo Bunny), another chipboard accordian album, buttons, scissors, blades for my trimmer, gems and 5 min clarity stamps (might do inchies again this month!)
All in all a really superb day, DD even cooked the tea!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Some more cards and scrapbook pages and sewing!

On my new forum, we were challenged to make 'the easiest bag in the world'. Here's my effort! I am a lazy sewer and not patient enough, hence I didn't press it as I went along, and the stripes are a bit wonky! But at least it got my sewing machine out again, and I am determined to get sewing more often

This is my coffee mug LO for the overlooked challenge! Next one is collections, so I have photographed my collection of old gardening and sewing books

DLO I did at the Brighton crop at ther weekend about the Wood on the beach. It's using a really lush kit I got from LRS by Melissa Frances, a bit Anna Griffinesque! I glittered my chipboard letters, and am really pleased with the effect, not done that before!

I made a couple of cards the other day for BIL and SIL. Both are using Tanda Stamps. I absolutely adore the papers on SILs, BG Stella Ruby!