Monday, March 31, 2014

Last Monday makes until May ......

So will leave you with some awesome shoes I have made for samples, and 2 pairs for a client :)
Huge apologies for neglecting visits - been a bit manic/nightmare here - but starting tomorrow it's the A-Z so will be busy, busy, busy with blogging, visiting, minioning - oh, and preparing for our do!
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Round up!

Decided to try and make a business out of my decorating shoes fetish :)
Wander over and have a nosey - still have some more samples to put on there but it's coming on. www.

Did a sale at the local leisure centre - loads of interest with the shoes, ran out of business cards! Sold enough artwork and charms to cover the table and have some left over. But it was predominately to promote the shoes, and that seemed successful. Fingers crossed!
My new fashion accessory for the next 6 weeks! The doc and me are hoping conservative treatment will prevent the need for surgery. Would you believe this is from the fall that injured my foot! Attending physio classes for that at the moment, they really put me through my paces - excuse the intentional pun! Also saw an independent medical doctor re my foot - the claim is just limping along ..... like my foot ;) Smiling, but actually feeling a bit down about it all at the moment.

First trip of the year to Hampton Court Palace. Love visiting here, it's weird but I feel like I belong there - no, I don't believe in reincarnation! Hopefully, now that I'm walking more we can make full use of the annual pass as it also includes Tower of London - Kew Palace - Banqueting House - and Kensington Palace. And with not having a holiday this year (big celebration remember?) it's good to know we have some days out to look forward to.
Respite celebrated Chinese New Year and Ella got this lovely Chinese dress as a gift :)

Ella 'helping' me count calories - love how everything's nil! And the drawing of the caterpillar is just awesome!

Jeff and Orla - our beautiful God-daughter is now 5, where did that go?!

At the above mentioned 5th birthday party Ella won pass the parcel. She was so excited! Fast forward after bath and pyjamas and the reality of trying to put a jigsaw, or jibsaw as she calls it, set in!

Other news in brief....

Went to see Cats, enjoyed it but once was enough;
Quiz night to raise money for Martha - least said about how badly we did the better! Although they raised pots of money, so I suppose it was worth humiliating ourselves LOL!
Joshua and Benjamin are still football mad :)
Joseph's counting the days:)
Relaxing crafting evening with Liz - first one since the foot.
Sandra popped round for a cuppa.
Night out with Julie.
Couple more interviews - great that I get to the interview stage - but struggle getting the offer. I get it, with the current climate there's a lot of people applying, and I'm taking a sideways step - on the ball today with the foot references! - but it's still frustrating.
Met Ella's new temporary SW. Why am I not surprised that SS didn't let us know in advance. And why am I further not surprised to learn that as a 'child in need' Ella should be visited monthly - umm, does an average of twice a year count as monthly!

And finally after the longest, wettest winter we've had for years it looks like spring has finally sprung - and what better way to celebrate than with a bunchof daffodils :)

Laterz xx

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Makes

Super-short post as mega busy at the moment. Been crafting like mad and I'm loving these :)

If you're into holistic therapies they represent the Chakra's, which was my intention.

If you're not into all that, then they're pretty rainbow sun catchers!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


IWSG - It's purpose is 'To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!' Find the website here.

This month I have insecurities about getting a new job, making my businesses work, paying the mortgage, and 101 other concerns - but none to do with writing! Think that's on a back-burner until our vow renewal ceremony is over - which is only 2 months away - eek! So please try the linky-list again for someone more deserving :)