Spoilt is not the word for it!

17:02 Karen 1 Comments

Well, today is my birthday and what a birthday it has been. I am such a lucky girl. David gave me money to buy some tickets for the show Mama Mia, Gracia spent every spare moment and until 1.am this morning embroidering a cardigan for me.

After church, and when I had opened my presents we all went to Mark's Hall for lunch and then for a rather wet walk. Much to David's embarrassment Gracia and I sang songs from various Disney movies very loudly all the way round on our walk. We were both very happy girls today! Our only concession to his embarrassment was to stop if we saw any other people walking nearby.

What a fun afternoon. I love this man so much and as I got married on my birthday today is also our 23rd Wedding Anniversary.

Is this suitable clothing for walking on a cold winter day in the rain- obviously if you are a teenager.

But I love the fact that at just shy of 16 she still loves splashing in puddles!

Lastly, a quick photo of Gracia as one of the 'Hot Box' dancers in Guys and Dolls - the school production she was in last week.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1. I have been married to a fabulous man for the past 23 years and love him even more than when I married him.

2. We have a beautiful, generous and talented daughter.

3. It is half term and I am about to embark on my new Shimelle project.


Just a Quickie!

22:32 Karen 0 Comments

A quick little blog entry to say that I am still in the land of the living but am sooooo busy at the moment. But I intend to make time for this project. I have just finished Shimelle's 'This Year' project - photos to follow at the weekend and am so looking forward to starting this new one - Here, There and Everywhere. The class was a Christmas present from the very generous Janice and Lorraine at Scrapagogo - as it is also my birthday on Sunday when I get the first prompt on it will be a combined birthday and Christmas present.


Brrrrrr - Baby It's Cold Outside!

17:42 Karen 0 Comments

Had a very busy weekend – Friday evening bagging up photos and paper for the Wyverstone crop on Saturday. Saturday scrapping with the lovely girls from Wyverstone. I kept my head down and didn’t chat very much and managed to finish a 50% done lo and make 3 others. Everyone had Gracia on so I am now resolved to scrap other subjects sometimes and not just Gracia all the time!

Sunday the great mouse saga came to a head and the little bu**er who had been residing in our wall for the past two weeks decided to make a break for freedom and came out into the kitchen. He then ate his way through a whole packed to Tutti Frutti’s which in turn gave him an upset tum, which he then relieved all over the kitchen. So after making a frantic call to the pest man David and I spent the whole of Sunday cleaning. We cleaned the whole of the kitchen and then decided to sort out the cupboards – much to my embarrassment we found some tinned food with a sell by date of 2002 – eeek.

Today we have had about 6 ins of snow and I swapped my afternoon off (our school was one of the few to still open in Colchester) so that I could walk Gracia to her Bestist best friend’s house and stayed for a cup of tea and a chat and then walked back home. It took us an hour to walk each way. Kiera loved being out in the snow and kept disappearing into the woods and emerging covered in snow.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1. After a very shaky start (a heated debate over whether a coat was needed in the pouring snow) Gracia and I had a lovely afternoon.

2. I have just had two hot, buttery crumpets and a cup of hot chocolate to warm up after our walk.

3. It was really delightful to see all the children at school enjoying the snow so much – they had an extended playtime so they could reap the full benefit of a whole school field covered in inches of snow.