Monday, 7 May 2007

Maybe its the weather

Maybe its the weather but I have been feeling really yuch for the the last couple of days, not sick yuch just really out of sorts, maybe I need the sun to come out, or heaven forbid maybe it is just hormones after all I will be 46 this week and looking and feeling every year of it.

So I thought I would look for somethings to cheer me up a bit, first of all I looked for some words of inspiration and came up with this: -

"This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it, or use it." Author Unknown

However my hubby thought I needed something more powerful and sent me this in an email: -

This really made me laugh, he knows me so well...ooh thats a song.....dont worry I am not going to sing..couldnt carry a tune in a bucket.

Friday, 4 May 2007

Tagged by Sandie

Ok I've been tagged
by this gorgeous lady here,
Her name is Sandie and
she is one of my fabulous
Team mates on Uk Scrappers.
OK I have to tell you 7 things about myself. Lets think
1) I am Captain of our local Girls' Brigade
2) I am absolutely terrified of big mutant moths
3) I have a dread (not quite a phobia) of most forms of transport
4) I wish I could sing - I know we can all sing...but I would love to sing in tune. LOL
5) I like nothing better than to curl up with the latest Janet Evanovich novel, my giant mug of coffee and a box of maltesers..pure heaven.
6) I am a country western fan...I love country music...Alan Jackson is ooohhh!
7) I wish I had as much faith in my abilities as the people who know me seem to have.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

What a day its been, the shop was busy today...but not so busy that I could not get some scrapping done. I eventually bit the bullet and finished a challenge set by one of my team mates on UK scrapper. Let me tell you getting 11 pictures onto one LO, takes a bit of thought. Well I eventually achieved it, it took me two lots of prints, as I printed the first lot to large. This must be the first time I have had an idea of what I hoped to achieve and actually did it, normally by the time it gets from your head to the paper, you dont even recognise it as your own work, you have changed it so often. Well not this time and I am over the moon with it. So I just thought I would share it with you. First Editions - Priceless.

Thursday, 26 April 2007

This was posted by a friend of mine on our UK Scrappers team forum. She has posted a few of them so I thought it might be fun to have a go at some of them, So I have chosen one at random so here goes

Quiz 1 – Slice of life

1.The last person I sent a card to: - Thank you cards to Terrie and Sandie
2.What I ate for lunch today: - Tuna, mayo and sweetcorn country grain roll
3.Something I just learned: That it is really difficult to get a plastic straw cap, out of the mouth of a small spaniel sister would have murdered me if her dog had choked..worse than kids.
4.My favourite song this year: Grace Kelly - I think his name in Meko? if he was from the 60's or 70's I would know his name>
5.The last book I read: Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich - as funny as the previous 11 books.
6.What I’m wearing right now: Jeans, Blue Vest top and blue over shirt
7.The last phone call I made: To Stuart to remind him to call into the shop and pick up tonights dinner
8.Inside, I don’t feel very different from when I was (how old?): I usually say 18 but really, when on a night out and having a blast, I am definitely only 22 in my mind..that really was a good age to be.
9.The last restaurant I ate at was: Chicquittos in Glasgow..fabulous mexican food
10.My favourite TV show is: CSI anywhere love them all, Criminal minds, Bones - have you spotted the trend here..forensic programs

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Alan Johnston banner

I was on the BBC news page which I have as my home page and I noticed that it is now 41 days since this BBC new reporter was taken captive in Gaza, now I dont normally go for chanting and shouting to the rooftops for causes, but they asked that people with blogs display this image, now that is a small thing to ask if it can help raise awareness of this terrible situation and help in someway to assure his release. This was not a man there as an act of war or aggression, but an individual who was relaying to the world the situation in a country torn apart by war and hatred.

Thursday, 18 January 2007

On a cold and snowy morning

Well I feel like I am living in a little snow globe, the snow has been swirling outside the window since I got out of bed this morning. But it will take more than a little snow to dishearten me today, I am now sorted out with my new shop. So today I will be spending the whole day cleaning it out, have all my cleaning supplies, steam cleaner is ready to go...better take new batteries for me I am not a natural born cleaner...I do it because it has to be done...having said that, I dont mind mess....but I detest dirt!!!
So In about 30mins I will be gloved and masked trying to sanatise a toilet....ooooooooh! oh well it will all be worth it when it is clean and gorgeous.....!

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Its all about you

I saw these questions on another site and thought it would be fun to answer them.

1)What’s the most fun work you’ve ever done, and why?
I worked part time as a barmaid in a local hotel..I mainly worked weekends in the function suite where they held the you have a Big Band, Country Music, Easy Listening type of a room stacked to the ceiling with head banging, heavy metal fans who all looked liked hells angels....It was a blast....the fun was usually at the end of the night when they could not bite the end of their own finger...but they would offer to do wonderful things to you with said finger if you would only give them one more drink..!!!!

2) Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did?

I used to dance, my darling husband Stuart played in the clubs and my friend and I would go to hear them play and boogie the night of the best forms of exercise and If I still did it maybe I would be able to get off some of the weight I gained from stopping smoking

3A) What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why?
Singing - my friend is the director of The South Kirk singers and most of my other friends sing with them....I make the tea after the shows....I am afraid I couldnt carry a tune in a bucket....I love to sing, but I can honestly say it is not always tuneful....I have always said if I had a wish, being able to sing would far out weigh my desire for cash....I would love to be a country singer.

Public speaking - I would love to be more confident when it comes to speaking in public or in a dont get me wrong I could take for Scotland...but as Captain of our local Girls' Brigade I have to get up and speak to the parents etc and I am extremely nervous about it..I also take training sessions and always start out really I would like to learn to be more confident.

3B) If you could take a class/workshop/apprenticeship from anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn?
Glen Miller - I would love him to teach me music, his talent was amazing...and I love his music.

4A) What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?
Loyal, Hardworking, Determined

4B) Now list two more words you wish described you.
Beautiful, Skinny .....LOL

5) What are your top three passions? (Can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes)
My family, Papercrafts, Girls' Brigade

6) Write–and answer–one more question that YOU would ask someone.
If you won a lot of money what would you buy?

If I won the lottery I would love to buy a massive house on the coast facing out to sea with a private beach and to the rear it would have to have the most amazing hills and mountains. I would then be able to use the rooms to allow girls from Girls' Brigade to have weekends away in a lovely safe and secure environment