Sunday, January 31, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Three little (very little actually) milestones of late:
* A first attempt at digi-scrapping. Very quick and easy. And, tbh, probably a cheaper way to scrapbook. BUT - not as much fun! I do like the end result, but I'm not converting over just yet. Although it is good to develop a few more skills in photoshop.
* A layout in my lovely new We Are Memory Keepers D-Ring Album that I got from my dealer, Rach. I have wanted one of these for AGES. It's a lovely shade of blue, and it's leather, so easy-clean when little (or not so little) fingers make marks on it. Let's face it, we want people to pick up our albums and look at them don't we? The cloth covered ones just don't cut the mustard for me... too easy to get marks on them that are hard to get off.
* A decent bit of handwriting on a layout - I tend to type my journalling most times.
And that's about it from me for now folks....
Toodles, B x
Monday, January 18, 2010
Mmm - LOOOVE The Golden Harvest... esp. their hot chocolates :) Highly recommended!
Another thing that I roped J into helping me with was driving around Timaru and scouting for interesting numbers for a little project I was working on - a perpetual calendar for my office. It's like a changeable piece of artwork really. Very cool. I think it's turned out just awesome:
The idea being, of course, that each month I change around the numbers to represent that current month. So it really is a changing piece of art. What do you think? Like it? Oh well, I do anyway, and I suppose that's the main thing!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Last time I posted, I went mad and did about six posts all in the one night... I think one and one only will do for tonight! What have you lot been up to lately?
I took J to the movies last week to see The Fantastic Mr Fox. Don't rush out to see it yourselves.... the only highlight was that Mr Fox was voiced by George Clooney ;) The rest of it was pretty much C...R...A...P. What a waste of money. At least J enjoyed it I suppose. Gosh it's expensive to go to the movies nowadays - SO much cheaper to wait a little bit and see it on DVD. I must be getting old!!!
On Wednesday I took J to the museum for a look around, and signed him up as an Explorer Kid while we were there. They have monthly meetings/sessions for the kids on a variety of topics that the kids choose. Sounds kinda cool. You local yokels may have seen his photo in Thursday's Timaru Herald - we had only been there 5 minutes when a reporter came in wanting to photograph a child enjoying the museum displays... seeing as we were the only ones there, we were it! Oh and the display he had his photo taken in? A red phone booth with an old black dial phone in it. When I said we used to have a phone like that when I was little, he said "but it's an old-fashioned phone Mum, that's why it's in the museum, it's OLD" Lovely. Made to feel old(er) by my 6 year old son! Fab.
Today I did some very exciting grocery shopping in the morning while D was working, then we took J to West End Park to play on his motorbike this afternoon. We took some food and drink, and other than a couple quick 'pit-stops', he spent nearly two hours straight on his bike! Good to see him enjoying it so much.
Tonight after tea I made this:
...Fruit Salad Jam. Well sort of... I couldn't find any passionfruit at the supermarket, and D asked me to leave the bananas out, but it does still have apricots, peaches and pineapple in it. Yummo! Heather, one of these jars has your name on it hon :)
My only other accomplishment of late was a little bit of sewing on Thursday:
A cupcake pincushion! It is WAY cuter IRL, honest. I have had the kit for a while to make, and finally decided to get off my butt and make it. I bought it at Annie's Country Quilt Store in Ashburton ages ago. Now THAT is a super cool little store... seriously.
Well peeps, not a lot else to share really... the holidays are pretty much over for me - back to work full time this week, and J goes into a holiday program for the week. It'll be good for him to get a bit of routine back into his day, and we are both over each other and the holidays, so it'll be good for the two of us too!
I'm gonna head off and watch the rest of the movie... catch ya later!
Toodles, B x
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Yes, coming to you from the Fairlie Top 10 Holiday Park. Where it is blowing a howling Nor'wester, and at 8am it's already 24 degrees. Fortunately the tent stayed up all night, although it's occupants didn't sleep much, too hot and too windy, darn it!
Seeing as it is SO windy and we can't get the boat out, we might jump in the car and tootle up to Tekapo for a looksie. It is nice just chillin though, and J is enjoying a bit of independence... He has spent almost all his time here scooting around on
his bike like Evil Kneivel. Seriously! This morning while I was in the camp kitchen cooking toast, he asked if he could go back to the tent to get dressed, and he reappeared moments later dressed and ON HIS BIKE!!! Surprise, surprise!
I think he likes to be able to do what he wants, we just leave him to it and enjoy the peace, ha ha ha!!!
Well my friends, I hope that 2010 has started off well for you too. May we all be happy and healthy for the year ahead.
Seeing as it's a bit early for a drink, I might go find sumfin else to do..... now where'd I put that book?
Toodles, B x