01 November 2008

New baby

Well I have only 'gone and done it' I have replaced my lovely MX5 with a car that can be seen and I don't have to look under lorries ;) I picked up my lovely car yesterday after work courtesy of Mitchell Mazda our local garage and received (apart from the car of course) a huge bouquet of flowers, 2 bottles of wine and tickets to the premiere of James Bond, which my friend Gill went to as DH was at work :) it was a nice unexpected evening :) not that I understood the film of course - went straight over my head I think but that's not difficult, especially on a Friday evening :) but here is a piccie of my car :)
At least I will be able to fit my scrapbooking stash in this one, the MX5's boot really did not hold it - it held shopping but not my/our stash :(.
On a sadder note, I can not believe that it is a year since my dear dad died. It has gone so fast it only seems like a couple of weeks ago. He has been greatly missed and I so hope that he is with my mum and in a happier place than he was here with us.
But to cheer us up again I have recent photos of my darling great neice who I had the privilege of looking after over a weekend recently :) she was a doll, she slept all night and not once did she murmur or moan whilst I changed her clothes several times for her photo shoot :)





29 October 2008

The October Metreat

As you can see from my previous post we had our October Scrapbooking Metreat from 3rd - 5th October and we had a brilliant time :) I thought I would just add some pictures of the work done by the guests at this event :)

This altered box was done by Penny Kafai whose blog you can find here http://pennys-patch.blogspot.com/ Moira provided lots of different sized/shaped boxes for anyone to do what they wanted - creatively - with and this one was voted the best by the other guests at the Metreat :) Well done Penny :)
Penny also taught a couple of classes at the Metreat for us - the following are photos of her class :)

We also had Cheryl Johnson who is a renowned photographer/scrapbooker there and she took the group photo in the post below. She also took several photos of other guests who had requested photoshoots which were fab and will be uploaded soon ;)



11 October 2008

6 Months have gone by....

I just can not believe that 6 months have gone by without me posting on here - I have been so busy with one thing and another - work, scrapbooking, family, friends etc but I have enjoyed the last six months - other than work of course - that has been so busy - there are a lot more careless drivers out there than you think.... Anyway I thought I would post that I have just returned from the second Magical Metreat at the Mollington Banastre Hotel and Spa which is in Chester :) we had the most fantastic time playing with our scrapbooking stash and meeting new friends and also old friends :) for now I will post one photo as I don't have time at the minute as off to another crop :) and tomorrow it's Isabelle's christening :) at 11am - way too early for me but we will be there :)


There is a slide show of the metreat put together by Cheryl Johnson and the link to her blog is
http://www.feelgoodphotos.com/blog/ she is a fantastic photographer :) go see here blog and you will see. Well I had better go now as I am about to be picked up and am not quite ready :)

22 April 2008


This is Isabelle Teal with a pout...... seemingly she was not happy at the time this one was taken but she's still gorgeous :)

21 April 2008

Doesn't time fly

Hi all, sorry not updated my blog for ages - time just seems to have gone by so quickly - was busy post Christmas with the organising of the very first NorthWest Magical 'Me'Treat at The Mollington Banastre Hotel in Chester and we had a brilliant time = there were classes, challenges help from all angles, stash to buy and loads of goodies to eat and for the likeminded you could go and use the hotel spa......... not that I had time to of course ;)
This link http://www.freewebs.com/magicalmetreat/index.htm should take you to the website and if you have a look around you will find a gallery with lots of photos of the people there and layouts that were created and won prizes :) the website is still being built so please bear with us :)
Also since then I have become a great Aunty to the most gorgeous little girl in the world her name is Isabelle and she is below :)


She must have the best wardrobe in the world as this Great Aunty went out and bought her lots of outfits - well she is the first girl since her mum and that was 34 years ago......
Also on a sad note my eldest son Liam has split from his wife - they live in Vancouver, BC but they are still friends which is all that matters to me. There are no children so it will make things a lot easier and if they can stay friendly that will be great :) We love them both dearly.
Son number 2 who left the army in October is still jobless - you would think that places would be clammering for someone who has been disciplined in the army but no he is still jobless despite sending his CV off to lots of firms on a regular basis. Hopefully he will have one soon.

Son number 3 and his girlfriend are happy and they have booked their holiday to Zante for July - he will be away on his birthday which will be the first time he has been away from home on his birthday - this will be strange for me I think.... We (my husband and me) have booked our holiday for November 2009 already - we are going on caribbean cruise with friends :) this is something we have wanted to do for a while now and decided to go ahead and book it, we would have liked it for May/June 2009 but we found out that due to the hurricane season they don't do cruises to the caribbean then..... oh well, when everyone else is cold and running round getting ready for Christmas, we will be sunning ourselves :) :) (or throwing up over the side of the ship) we are both looking forward to it and no doubt it will be here before we know it.

I am off to Scotland for a few days a week on Friday (2nd May) with Gill - not scrapbooking but photographic weekend as neither of us have been to Scotland and we thought it would be a good idea but now we find out that the oil companies are probably going on strike meaning a lack of fuel - hopefully we will get stuck there not on the way there..... but anyhow we are looking forward to it :) Watch this space for photos :)

We had a mini photoshoot in my lounge with some flowers we bought on Saturday and here are a couple of the pics :)


Also have some other photoshoots to put up on here but need to go through them first.
I think this is a long enough post for now but will be back as soon as I find the time :)
thanks bye for now :)