Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas......

I spent the evening round at Allys last night decorating a Kaisercraft countdown to Christmas tree.....covering it with gorgeous Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses *swoon* (wish i'd done my JYC in this now!!).
This morning i've done a bit more....finished off most of the to paint the other other side of the tags and wait for the glitter glue to dry before adding the hooks and maybe an oversized snowflake!!.

Whilst there i also was given my bag of advent goodies from the Scrapmates advent swap....roll on tuesday...a pressie and a choccie a JYC = can't wait!.

Heres my choccie advent calender from M&S, and i also have a card one from Harrods that i havent set up yet.....i'll certainly add a picture of that when i get it to clear a space for it up out of enquiring fingers way!!.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Skype, and JYC.

WOW!!, so i'd heard people talk about Skype but hadnt investigated it before meeting the Captain. Yesterday i decided to try phoning someones landline thru Skype and it was fantastic....once you get over the fact you're talking to your computer screen!. I rung both my girlfriends in NZ, spoke for about an hour in total and spent the princly sum of £0.80!!!. i'll be phoning everywhere now!!.

I was talking to the Captain (on Skype!!), and telling him about my JYC class and album, and he asked if he was going to feature in it!. thats a huge dilemma.....i want to put him in, but if it all goes tits up in the new year, then i dont want an album full of those memories!. however if this is something thats gonna last the distance, i do want to record our first Christmas together......arrrggghhhhh!!!. i dont know what to do!.

one more wee moan....i love my new laptop its great blah blah blah, but i'm beginning to get a touch p'd off at the odd missed letter when i'm typing...surely i'm not typing to fast for you lappy???

Saturday, November 21, 2009

this years Journal Your Christmas.....

I am now ready to begin....the album is made, the cover is done and the box of bits is organised. all that's left to do is find the missing 2 packets of MM embellies i've being the word fetti that i really want to use!!.

the bulk of the album is from the Making Memories Mistletoe range, with some Bazzill cs pages, theres a sheet of Hambly and a sheet of Basic Grey (really loving the eskimo kisses range this year!), and the covers are a sheet of heavy Hambly overlay.

i've stamped some journalling spots, cut out some other ones from October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket; cut up some pp to use on the pages and got my fav letter stickers from Doodlebug!. Roll on Dec 1st!!


The Captain was going to come to the UK today for a few days between flights. Sadly he couldnt get on any flights out of Singapore today, and therefore it isnt worth him coming now. I cant believe how gutted i feel at the moment. I had told myself to keep calm til i knew he was actually on a plane, but still the news that he isnt coming has really knocked me. I guess that means theres some feelings lurking in there somewhere!. Also i guess i have to get used to this cos he'll always come standby when he isnt working or on leave.
the small bright note is he'll be here for a month in 2.5wks time.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quick trip to the Allotment!.

It's been blowing a gale here over the last 36hrs or so, and yesterday as i was driving i suddenly thought sh*t, the shed roof!!. when Jim and i put the shed up, we didnt finished off the roof properly because i had thought at the time i would replace the MDF as well as the roofing felt. however over time the roof has held its own, so i just got some felt and Jim and i cut it to size, put it on the roof and secured it with a load of bricks....and thats the way its stayed for the last few months!. This morning dawned clear and calm so i popped up to the lottie and see my shed still standing with is roof firmly in place......phew!!. Jim popped out and said all he'd had to do was put back 2 bricks that had slid down!. I'm thrilled, cos i have very little time at the moment to sort the roof, and so if it survived this onslaught, it'll survive the winter pretty much!.
While i was there i harvested a pot of carrots and one leek for tonights leek and cheese risotto!.

In other news, i have made the carcass of this years JYC using MM's Mistletoe range, with a few extra pages from Hambly, and Basic Grey. now i need to think how i'm going to hold it thought of the BIA is a bit iffy, cos it's already to thick!. I went and got my BIA and cropadile out of storage yesterday which will help with this project. i'll take some piccies soon to share.

I have discovered skype....the Captain and i have both downloaded it into our laptops and are aiming to use it while he's in foreign cities to minimise mobile usage and huge bills!. it works a treat....yesterday i have 2 video chats with him....him being in the lobby of a swank hotel in Moscow! he comes here next weekend for a few days, and i'm going to pick him up from Heathrow and take him to his mums, where we're both going to stay for a few days......something that excites and scares me in equal measures!!.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm going to be in a book.....

Last year sometime i was contacted about having my photo from here, along with some words i said on this blog,feature in a book about human emotion. well this book is going to be published next month and i cant wait to see it.
if you want a sneak peek at it, its here on amazon.
i'll do more of a post about once i get my copy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

oh!, and ......

i finished my Journal Your Christmas 2008 album!!. i only did up to 31st dec, then added a couple of pages with pics/bits of the rest of my time in OZ.
Now i can start to think about getting ready for the 2009 version!.

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Twas the old 42nd birthday today!!. I got spoilt by my family and friends and the captain rung from the cockpit to wish me happy b/day...which he sung to me!. needless to say i'm acting like a silly schoolgirl!!. the scrapmates are finding it all very funny!. doesnt happen to me often!.

this evening i took LM to her first live fireworks display!. right as they were about to start she decides she wants the loo!!. bless the wee girl...she hung on for about 15mins so she could watch up close!. i took a heap of pics on the firework setting on my camera, and tbh, they have all come out rubbish....i guess you need a tripod or something for it, cos they are just about all blurry!. sadly i didnt have time to take any on auto!. heres a couple that aren't to bad!.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Childhood Memory remembered......

yesterday i had one of those moments where you see something and it brings back a memory from your childhood that you had long forgotten.
I have met an airline pilot and am at the beginnings of a potential relationship with him. thats the good news....the bad news is he's based in Singapore and only comes to the UK once every 4-6wks!.
Anyway, back to my memory......he was here in the UK for 48hrs, leaving yesterday afternoon. As he was getting into his the mucky business people!.....i was looking at his hat lying on the table and suddenly remembered as a child when we used to drop dad (also a pilot) off or pick him up from the airport, i used to carry his hat. So i told the captain my memory and he let me carry his hat down to reception!!. twas a small thing, but such a strong memory. In the lift down the captain told me i could carry his hat anytime!.