Monday, 31 August 2009

Monday 31st August 2009

Where has the year gone?
It won't be long until Christmas, this year has just flown by especially this past weekend.
On Friday the boys arrived for the weekend, we went to the dog racing at the local stadium, all 3 boys love to go and George the youngest is so funny as he cheers them on.
On Saturday we went to KidsAbout - one of those indoor play parks, the drinks bill for 2 coffees, 1 jug of juice, 3 mini packs of biscuits and 2 slices of shortbread was more than the entry fee. You have to pay, they don't allow you to take in your own food!
After that we went to the outlet village where they had an F1 simulator with a time set by Jenson Button for people to compete against. They also had the 2008 Ferrari that Raikkonen drove. I have 3 lovely pictures of my little men all taken sat inside of the car.
Yesterday we braved the weather and went to the beach at Weston-Super-Mud, they had sand sculptures there and a Burger King made of sand which was selling ice-cream so we all had one. There was also a 'car meet' which the boys - big and small found really interesting, I was just a tad bored, ok I was really bored!
I'm just about to look for inspiration to make birthday cards for my OH, DD and middle GS.
Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting everyone xxxx

Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday 28th August 2009

My new desk is in place, piled high at the moment with craft stuff and things that I need to find a new home for!
When it's clear I'll take some pictures and try to put them on here.
To make room for the desk I've had to dismantle the 3 drawer unit that held my important paperwork and the boys' books, so it's off to buy some underbed storage drawers to put the books etc in soon - OH will be so pleased!
It's fairly overcast and cool here today which means I can shift the furniture around without getting all hot and bothered.

Have a lovely day everyone xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Thursday 27th August 2009

Today, after finishing the dreaded housework I am going to measure up the space for my craft desk.
My husband and son came up with the idea of putting a large desk next to my computer area so that I can set up a craft area where I can leave things out to dry or to continue working on them at a later date/time.
Currently I use my dining table but when we all want to sit down together for a family meal it means I have to move all of my craft things.
My little grandsons have gone home today but they are back tomorrow evening for a long weekend, hopefully if the weather stays dry we'll be able to go to the beach one day. They had such a lovely time on holiday and George keeps asking when we can go back again bless him.
Have a good day everyone xxxx

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

25 Things about Me

Have a go at this:

1. Name: Donna
2. What are you most afraid of? SPIDERS
3. What do you drive? I can’t drive
4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Yes
5. Where were you born? Kingshill Maternity Home
6. Ever been to Alaska? No
7. Croutons or Bacon bits? Croutons
8. Favourite day of the week: Sunday
9. Favourite restaurant: Fabios
10. Favourite Flower: Yellow roses
11. Favourite sport to watch: Formula One
12. Favourite Drink: Tea
13. Favourite Ice cream: Chocolate
14. Disney or Warner Brothers: Disney
15. Favourite fast food restaurant: KFC
16. What colour is your bedroom carpet? Berry Wine
17. How many times you failed your driver's test? Never taken a test
18. What do you do most often when you are bored? I talk to my Docrafts buddies
19. Bedtime: Early during term time
20. Favourite TV show: Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, House
21. What are you listening to right now? The tv in the background
22. What are your favourite colour? Black
23. How many tattoos do you have? None
24. Do you have any pets? Not anymore
25. If you could own any animal what would it be? – A black Panther

Valerie's Award

Valerie's Award
Conditions of this award:
1. You have to put it onto your blog.
2. You have to continue to make us smile.
3. You have to pass it on to 5 friends and notify them.
4. You have to say who awarded it to you.
5. You have to list 5 things we didn't know about you.

Thank you again for your award xxxx

Awards for my blog

Thank you Valerie for my awards, the first one is the Honest Scrap Award.
Valerie's blog can be accessed by the link below.
Ten honest things about me are as follows:
1. I am terrified of spiders.
2. I love chocolate.
3. I can sit and watch motor sport all day.
4. I have recently completed a diploma.
5. I am a nanny to 3 lovely grandsons.
6. I have more confidence in my crafting abilities.
7. I hate having my picture taken.
8. My family are the most important thing to me.
9. I cannot drive.
10. My favourite flower is a yellow rose.
My seven fellow bloggers who I am giving this award to are as follows:
I am looking for a special award to say thank you to Valerie for my awards
Thank you once again Valerie, to look at Val's fabulous blog please click on this link,
I am addicted to the following things:
1. Crafting.
2. Chocolate.
3. Motorsport.
4. My family
5. A tidy bathroom!
I am giving this award to:

Wednesday 26th August 2009

What have I done today?
Well I went into school for a few hours to help a teacher friend sort out her classroom, I didn't get as much done in that time as I had hoped to.
I came home, had lunch and then went to buy some more paper to re-do 2 pages in my son's scrapbook - the red is almost the same and by the time all the pics etc are on there it shouldn't notice.
It's very wet, chilly and grey here today but at least it is cooler.

I'm glad to see my list of 100 thing to do is popular I think I'll find another list for us :)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Tuesday 25thAugust 2009

I can't believe it, my summer holiday is almost over!
I still haven't done everything I want to do, although, today I have tackled the pig-pen and the pig-sty otherwise known as the bathroom and my bedroom.
The only trouble with long holidays is that I get so into my crafting the dreaded housework gets done as and when it needs it, and "what's wrong with that?" I hear my Docraft buddies say.
It's just that I look at the rooms and think that I really ought to clear up and then another crafty idea pops into my head and I just have to start on that, personally I blame the following people for my lack of housework.
They are:
Gina - she makes us do lots of crafting and very little else!
Sue-Bubbles - she makes us spend our last penny on goodies we simply MUST have.
Maria - she encourages Gina.
Valerie - who makes such fabulous things we just HAVE to keep crafting to try to keep up with her.

Monday, 24 August 2009

I 'stole' this idea from my daughter's blog

Highlight the ones you've done

Thought I'd have a go at doing this!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Been lost for words when answering a child's question
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a soppy girly film and cried all the way through
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Made snow angels
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Been on the television
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Monday 24th August 2009

Well I finally have a blog of sorts, I've asked my daughter for help adding a few things.

My intentions on this blog are to update it regularly, whether anyone reads it or not.
Who knows maybe I'll find out that I really can get to grips with technology!

Today has been fairly busy, 2 of my 3 adorable grandsons (Harry and George) stayed overnight, the other one Reece had to visit the dentist today.
He has a special treat lined up for later, his favourite meal and a treat for being brave.