Saturday, 31 October 2009


Matthew got dressed up to go out Trick or Treating.

Matthew calling on a friend from school, Megan.

I should have taken a photo of the man who opened the above door, he was dressed as the Grim Reaper and looked fab! He was really into the spirit of things.

Two really friendly witches who came out of their house to hand out sweets as no one was knocking on their door.

Matthew back at our house with our pumpkin on the doorstep.

Below are two photo's of Darryl popping in after work tonight dressed as The Joker. He'd been to work since midday dressed as this, lol. You looked good Darryl xxx

Friday, 30 October 2009

It's almost Halloween!!

First of all I have to show you all a card that I made with one of the stamped images that my lovely friend Dawn Marie sent me. Thank you so much Dawn, I love all the images that you sent to me.

The following are two ornaments from a pack of three that Matthew got from our new 99p shop in the old Woolworths shop. It opened here on Tuesday and the stuff they sell is so much better than the pound shop sold, lol. Matthew still has santa to make, then there's another pack of three he can buy and that one has an angel in.

Below are photo's from the evening that we babysat Elijah on Monday just past. He managed about half an hour sleep, lol.

Elijah and Matthew.

My 3 boys! (From the previous day!)

Me and my son and grandson.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Candle holder now bagged!!

I have now added snow to my candle holders and bagged them in celophane, and added a ribbon and a tag... lovely! The snow looks lovely on them when there's a lit candle inside...
I have been offered £4 for one, woohoooooooooooooo!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Forever Friends candle holder.

Here is a Christmas "little extra" pressie I made this morning... well this is my "prototype" lol, as this one I'm keeping. I have been buying Sainsbury's conserve at £1.43 a go just to get some nice jars!!! I've got another two jars empty, and I bought another one this morning. The Hedgerow one is lovely, lol. The Forever Friends image is from a transfer sheet, so I can get three out of each sheet at £1.50, then of course I've got to supply the tea light candles... I'll probably put about 6 of those into each jar, so by the end of it each one will probably cost about £2.20. Oh, and then there's the ribbon for the top!!! Need to buy more of that!

Ok, so what else is in the news.... I've just cooked a lemon sponge cake that I will fill with lemon buttercream and a slither of lemon curd, and I think I still have some teeny weeny orange and lemon slices that I bought when Sainsbury's were having a cake making clear out.

We babysat Elijah last Monday night, and he was as good as gold. He is such a good baby, they're so lucky!! Darryl was a right old whinge bag till he was three months old, lol.

Oh, and yesterday at work I got to press the fire alarm!!!!!!!! I've wanted to press that for I don't know how long, lol. Little things make happy you see.
You got to picture the scene... left for work at 7am commenting to dad that it smells smokey outside, dad said it was probably someone's bonfire, lol... anyway, walking through A&E I can still smell it, so it's more than a bonfire, but no one of us have a clue what it is. So about 4 hours later the smell finally goes... Helen says that if the smell has gone she's nipping out for a cigarette, I said that the smell had gone so she should be ok... 2 minutes later she's back in the staff room saying that the smell is even worse!! Then someone's yelling that we DO really now have a fire... there's a taxi on fire outside the main entrance of the hospital right next to A&E and the smoke is horrendous. The smoke is pouring in through the doors to the hospital... so then.... I got to PRESS THE BUTTON!! Wooohoooooooooooo, lol. I could imagine all the staff moaning about the alarm going off coz it really is deafening.
So anyway... fire brigade turn up and take about ten minutes to put it out. The driver of the taxi was a woman, and she had to be told by someone else that the car was on fire as she was reading the paper waiting for a patient, lol.

Friday, 9 October 2009

If you go down to the woods today... the title of my latest scrapbook double layout. Doesn't it make you just want to take a stroll along the pathways treading on the crunchy leaves under the trees? There are lots of squirrels running around in here too, but I couldn't get close enough and they just wouldn't sit still for their portrait to be taken.
Click on the picture and it's a better size.

I have entered this into the new challenge blog open to all types of crafting.
By the Cute and Girly challenge blog.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

An old friend.

Today I met up with an old friend that I hadn't seen for about 27 years! I'd known her at school, beginning at primary school way back in the seventies. I'd been in the same year as her sister, but always got on with both of them.
We have been chatting on Facebook, and last night Amanda asked if we could meet up today, so we did. Both armed with our digital SLR camera's, off we went to Hinchingbrooke Park. The following are just five photo's I took trying to capture autumn.

Align Centre


Just a bench I liked the look of.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Three more...

Here's just three of the latest photo's.

Great grandad with Elijah - Sunday October 4th, just before a roast dinner cooked by Justin!! Yum! (He always cooks the roast on a Sunday as I'm at work till half four)

Looking at his nan wondering what on earth she keeps pointing the camera at! Wrapped up in Auntie Dorothy's blanket.

Justin and Elijah... awww, he was having a good nibble on his hands.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Little cutie!

This photo was taken in between crying, lol. He cried for about half an hour, and then fell asleep for around 2 hours, so I got a mega long cuddle last night!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Yorkshire Puds.

A few months ago I couldn't make a yorkshire pudding to save my life... now look at the little blighters!! Mmmmmmm...