Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Well my trip home yesterday was a doddle, so quick and easy, but this may be die to the fact i left work at 1.30pm, lol, i just couldn't has all the commuter traffic so booked myself a half day and spend a glorious afternoon at home scrapping. This is the LO I did, it's a scrap lift of a LO I saw on 2 peas sometime last week (sorry can't remember whos LO to credit them properly but I will try find it!), I loved the journalling on the strips of paper. The photo isn't great, as you can't even see it's me but I still had to scrap it.

This morning all train service had been restored so it's back to normal, thank goodness!

Thanks all folks!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

travel nightmare

Last night when I got to the station we were told that there were no trains running and we would need to get a rail replacement bus to WGC :O WHAT!! OMG!! okay well there wasn't anything for it, no amount of whinging was going to make the situation any better, so I dealt with it and started the long tiring journey home. Luckily as it was still only 5pm things were relatively quiet so I managed to get to Finsbury Park and on the bus, which was full and I had to stand but hey, at least i was on my way.....

After what felt like hours, oh haha it was hours, we pulled inot WGC and I jumped in the car and headed for home. At that hour the roads were quiet and it only took 15 mins. So in all it took me 2 and a half hours to get home. Not too bad.....

This morning I checked first capaital connects web site and saw that there were a few trains running but figured the earlier i got on my way the better! There was alot of traffic for so early but I made good time and got onot the platform at 6.55.....and waited.....and and waited. 45 minutes later a train had arrived and we were on our way, woo hoo!

All trains are terminating at Finsbury Park, and on arrival there were 100s of people waiting to get down into the underground to continue their journeys, it took 20 minutes to get off the platform and out of the station, which is where they were directing us, only to make our way back into the station, from the other side, to get on a tube. On my way around I spotted a bus that was heading to the barbican so I hopped on and eventually I was close enough to jump off and walk the rest of the way. So in summary the journey this morning took just over 3 hours! And I still have to get home tonight, haha.

Monday, June 26, 2006

It was a lovely relaxing weekend, with braais on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night :o our neighbours think we're crazy and i'm sure a few even think we have no oven, lol!

I even managed a bit of scrapping and sorting a pizza box of supplies for Danni who has been asked to do a little album for a 50th birthday which is on Friday! Talk about these people leaving things till the last minute. Poor Danni, she's going to have to scrap her little heart out.

A few new blogs that I want to share, firstly check out Everyone is speshal , these girlies are so talented and the LOs so inspirational. I am using the weekly prompts to do a BOM, me as I am today (ie the day I do the dare), scrapping the moment, capturing who I am and how I feel about life.

And you must pop over to the new ATDML blog, there will be blog specials, links to the DT gallery and much more.

And last but not least, Autumn leaves published 'the me book' which has been hugely popular, and they have now launched the me blog , have a look!

Friday, June 23, 2006

forgot to say HEY HEY IT'S FRIDAY! WOO HOO!!
I sent the following email out to my nearest and dearest......

Describe me in ONE WORD...just one word! Send it to me only, then send this message to your friends and see how many strange things people say about you! This is really fun! Just hit reply and send me my one word ! back. Then forward this message on to your friends (including me) and see what they say about you! GAME ON!! This will make you laugh out loud.


And this is what came back..
naughty :o
funny :D

Lovely to see what they all think of me!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The bounty of the land

Last Friday we had a braai with John and the girls (Brendalene had had a day and a half so needed time out!). Stu wanted to make a potatoe salad but we had run out of potatoes, so you know what he did........he went out to our veggie patch and took some out the ground! How cool is that! But the wally didn't take any photos so I can't even scrap our first harvest. I did however photograph our gifts from neighbours.....

On Saturday Ron came over with a handful of little lettuces for us, they were so green and lush and smelled of soil. I washed them in salt water and made the most gorgeous salad, but not before taking a few photos ;)
We were also given by both Ron and George these cutsie little new potatoes, which when cooked with mint and butter were so darn tasty! We really are very lucky and very spoilt by our neighbours, they are so cool!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


My pirate name is:

Bloody Charity Flint

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
Stuart has come on in leaps and bounds with his flying, he is really doing so well. It's been a long hard struggle for him as the weather at weekends has never been ideally suited to flying and getting in the practice hours, plus the big helis are SOOOOO big they can't exactly be flown in the garden. But since getting the little battery T-Rex he has been able to put in the hours and is mastering the hover, which is the first and apparently most difficult thing you learn. He still has the 'training wheels' on but I imagine they will be coming off soon. He has also been accepted into a flying club at Knebworth house which is very close to home so I think I am on my way to becoming a flying club widow once again, haha.
This photo was taken when we took a walk to see the cows with Tania, Tristan and Danni when they come to visit us a few weekends ago. He looks so gorgeous in his cowboy hat I couldn't resist a pic and thankfully he didn't put up too much resistance to having the camera shoved in his face, again!

The wind has been blowing in good ol' London town for the past few days and while it's been pretty humid it has also been pretty grey! Lets hope for sunshine on the weekend so I can garden!

Oh and major excitment! My nasterciums (bad spelling!) have flowered, I am so proud of myself cause I grew them from seads and planted them in the garden a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure they were going to survive but they have and are so colourful and bright! I will try get some pics tonight as it was too cloudy last night to get anything decent.

Wayne Rooney

is a brat! His behaviour last night should have resulted in him being on the first plane back to England. What a kid! I truly hate sportsmen that think they are better than the team!

I'll be back later to add some more piccies!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

During half term our neighbours daughter and granddaughter came down to stay from Scotland, on the second day Kiera learnt to ride her bicycle and by the end of the week she was doing so well and didn't mind cycling up and down the road so I could get some photos!
An update at last!! This cute little kid is William and he belongs to Nikki and Mark who live around the corner from us and have the first allotment to the right of our house. He is a great little 'Dads helper', always coming round with dad to water the veggies and make sure everything is growing as it should, and I was lucky enough to get a few photos of him before he realised what was going on and became VERY shy!! He has an equally cute little brother who I hope to capture at some point in the summer, but he is a little tornado and does not stand still for one second so I imagine I'll have my work cut out for me :)
I just adore taking photos of the beautiful flowers in our garden although I have NO idea what any of them are called! I was very lucky to have the perfect lighting when taking this photo as the colours are so vivid and bright, and I wanted to capture that without the use of photoshop.

I have a few more photos to add but don't want to put them all on one post incase it all crashes :o so will add more this afternoon!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Oh my goodness! We watched the end of 24 last night (my lovely work colleague who downloads them from the US put them on dvd for me) and it is awesome!!! Although I totally didn't see the end coming ;) I can't wait till the next season....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I am a bit slow on the blogging front, for which I appologise. With the poopy weather I was finding it very hard to get enthusiastic about much and then all of a sudden the sun came out and I didn't want to spend time inside on the pc, lol.

So i'm just popping on to say Hi and I will do an update soon on my laptop so I can upload some of the gorgeous photos i took at the weekend!