Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Anyway, the exciting part is that Xander has now got a super shiny new bedroom! I went with a pretty neutral them of cars rather than picking Thomas or Iggle Piggle etc; if he's anything as fickle as me then they'll be yesterday's news within a month! So, here is Xander's big boy bedroom:
Monday, 23 June 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
The rules are; List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions and 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names..
1 - My kids! OK, obvious but there little faces light up my day!
2 - Scrapbooking. It's so relaxing and such a good thing in my life.
3 - My bed. My life's so chaotic that I love crawling into it every night!
1 - My kids. I fear everything for them.
2 - The credit crunch. What is everyone going to do?
3 - Chavs and Pikeys! Seriously, the world's getting overtaken by them!
3 Current Obsessions
1 - Reading. I've gone from hardly ever reading a couple of years ago to constantly having a nose in a book!
2 - Oreos! I defy anyone not to be obsessed with their chocolately goodness!
3 - Lists! I have lists for everything! I need lists to organise my lists!
1 - To finally shift the baby weight (sorry Kim, had to steal that one from you!)
2 - To save up for a fab dress for my sisters wedding!
3 - To finally get this degree done.
3 random surprising facts
1 - I designed one of Smokie's album covers
2 - I once appeared on Gladiators
3 - I have held one of Hitler's wine glasses.
OK, so I tag Rach, Rachel C, Jaime, Lauren and sorry but Marie (ie, I only know 5 people with blogs!!)
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Emily tried her best, first of all with throwing the bean bags (and when they didn't go where she wanted she shouted at them!):Then to a bit of soccer practise:Of course, no sports day is complete without the egg and spoon!:Then a bit of sprinting around cones:She finished with a sprinting race and, after a good start she didn't finish placed, but she tried her best (and thanks to Amanada, cheering her on in the background!):So, no prizes but we're saving up all the good stuff for 2012 anyway!!
Sunday, 15 June 2008
First up was Rach with this gorgous LO (one of my favourite ever Rach designs!):
Next up was Marie, who's phsycic ability was on fire as she's taken Lauren's LO and gone back to a white background and colour pic matted on starry background paper. I swear that girl's inside my head:
I am so proud of this, I love every single layout! I have such talented scrapping friends!
A special mention to Lauren and Julie, who had never done a scraplift before, and yet rolled with it and came up with some fabulous work! Well done girls!
So, I'm busy thinking of more scrapping challenges as we speak; watch this space!!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
...drinking 1 (or 5!) of these...
...to see her...
...marry him... Yup, we are now on official countdown to the big Antigua wedding! 365 days isn't that long, surely!! I've also started using this birthday present...
to save up for my dress. It's a piggy bank but with no stopper in so the only way to get into it is to smash it! I'm putting the odd pound coin in here and there so hopefully by next year, I'll have enough to buy myself something swanky! Unless I do a Pamela Anderson and just wear a bikini, but would I really wish that sight on the good people of Antigua?!
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Emily at Disney World. Did you ever see a face sum up Disney World as well?!!...This picture still melts my heart: Emily's first meeting with Xander...Xander's first smile...Xander and my lovely wonderful Grandad...Emily and her Daddy...My beautiful smiley boy...Just last week, my beautiful but oh so grown-up girl...And finally, my favourite wedding pic...Aaah, feel all nostalgic now! There are lots more, maybe I'll blog those later!
Monday, 9 June 2008
Good luck Wendy, I'll be thinking about you all day and will be in to see you as soon as you're up to my inane waffling!
Friday, 6 June 2008
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
We travelled down on Saturday and met Zo at the beautiful new St Pancras station and had lunch under this...
Afterwards, we caught the tube (which I hate - note the expression!)to the National History museum which I've always wanted to see and I thought it'd go down well with Emily as she has a bit of a dino obsession at the moment! We saw lots of dinosaurs and some great big creatures in the Blue Whale exhibition (seriously, have you seen the size of blue whales? Amazing!)On Sunday we were complete tourists and did the open top bus tour. We started off in trafalgar Squsare which was hosting some kind of moped rally, which Emily thought was really cool...Then we boarded the bus for a trip round the touristy bits.First up was Tower Bridge, which we first drove across then walked across...Then we went to see the giant telescope which travels 3000 miles under the Atlantic so you can talk to people in New York (honest, it does really do that!). We got to talk to a couple of people and ask what they were having for breakfast!Next up was lunch at Pizza Express where Emily got to be all sophisticated and have a 'Bambichino' after her lunch (OK, it's a cappuccino without the coffee!)We then caught a boat down the Thames to see one of Emily's highlights, the Houses Of Parliament, and of course this fella!Then it was back o the bus and down to visit the Queen, where Emily was very happy to see our Liz was actually in residence and probably watching us peasants from her parlor!It was also a chance for me to show Emily a bit of family history, as my Great Grandad painted the gold on the Victoria monument outside Buck House. I will shortly writing to Her Maj and requesting my family heirloom back!After a quick bus ride round Picadilly Circus and Regent Street it was back on the tube (which Emily seemed more than happy with and had not inherited my subwayphobia!) Then back to Zo's for a spot of dinner, some wine and a reminisce courtesy of some 20 year old rock videos!
So, we're now back to school, studying and deciding what to cook for tea! But a lovely weekend all in all, thanks Zo!