Sunday, 31 August 2014

Me on Monday

Well, this weekend has been a bit of a strange one! It has come at the end of a week's holiday,which has seen me sprain my ankle, take Hugh to the hospital for tests, return to the hospital to return testing equipment, take Penny to the doctor to find out that she has a viral cough, take Penny to the podiatrist to have her toenail removed, take Hugh to the station so he could get a train to Cornwall as his father has had a massive stroke and Hugh can't drive, me then have a migraine for two and a half days, collecting Hughh from the station and us actually managing to get a short time together when we were able to relax and do our hobbies! Today was back to work for us both. I hope our next week off is a bit healthier. 

Hugh's father is still in hospital and it is going to be a long road to recovery. He is 92 next month and obviously the older you are the longer it takes to recover from anything. We are keeping in constant touch with the family in Cornwall and will of course go down again soon. Positive thoughts would be much appreciated. 

This week sees us back at work, a trip with Penny to the podiatrist for a change of dressing, Penny working with me for two days, and then on Friday our cousins from Canada (who Penny stayed with in July) coming to stay for the weekend. I haven't seen Dick and Diane for 24 years, so we have a lot to catch up on!

And here I am on Monday, squinting into the sun in the garden before work!

I am joining in with Sian's suggestion of sharing what we have done over the weekend in a few words - well quite a lot of words from me this week!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Photography Scavenger Hunt Check In

Well, I have finished! I have a complete set. I wasn't sure that I would get the juggler, but Ben helped out again - his girlfriend juggles! So he set her to work and took the photo for me - what a good boy!
I have put all my photos onto Instagram and want to use all square ones this year to show them off on a layout - the only problem being that it cuts off some of the ball in this photo! I do have the original and you can see all the balls - I promise she is juggling!

And the last one on my list was a sign welcoming you to your home town.
I knew I wanted this sign and it was just a matter of getting to it to take the photo! The sign is in the middle of a very busy roundabout! The only way to get a photo of it was to park in the local supermarket car park, walk down the access road (no pavement, so not very safe) and then walk precariously over some cobbles to the edge of the road and then wait for there to be no traffic! Well, I managed it, with Hugh's help! We had just taken the photo when the heavens opened and we got drenched getting back to the car - the things we do for this scavenger hunt! I do really enjoy it.

So, a very big thank you to Rinda for organising this again this year. If you hop on over to Rinda's blog you will find the linky's to other blogs and be able to see how other people have interpreted the prompts this year.

EDITED TO SAY: Don't forget that you can see all my finds on my Scavenger Hunt page which has a tab at the top of the blog :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Big kid!

I recently spent a very happy evening scrapbooking with my two lovely friends Wendy and Sue. I have found that if I make up a kit from my own stash before I go and put photos with the kit then I am very productive! I actually made two layouts that evening and wished I had taken more photos with me as I ran out of pages to make!

Anyway, here is the first layout I made that evening.
The photos are from our holiday in Wales earlier this year.
I love this little chipboard camera and had been itching to use it!
A close up of the journalling. I remembered that I had a little roller stamp and so used that on the edge of the journalling paper, stamping two different phrases. I quite liked the effect and must remember to use it more frequently!

Thanks for dropping by. I'll be sharing more layouts again soon!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Me on Monday

This weekend has been a falling over right outside the supermarket, feeling VERY embarrassed, spraining my ankle, grazing my foot and ankle, sitting with my foot up, making jam sitting down, scrapbooking and relaxing weekend. And the nice thing is that it isn't over as today is a Bank Holiday and then Hugh and I have the rest of the week off as holiday. 

Me today making pineapple jam with my jam maker - yes, I am standing here, but you could only see the top of my head if I was sitting down!

So, what have we planned for this week? Well a trip to the cinema, Hugh has a hospital appointment about his sleep apnoea, Penny is having a toenail removed, a meal out and LOTS of scrapbooking, catching up on my blog reading and writing some blog posts to show you what I have been up to recently. 

If you are on holiday today I hope you are having a good day (even though it is probably raining!) and if you aren't on holiday then I hope your day at work isn't too tiresome! What are you up to this week?

I am joining Sian with her meme - 'Me on Monday'.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Me on Monday

This weekend I have been....

driving over 300 miles; enjoying time at Cadbury World with Hugh, Penny, Ben and Amy; eating too much chocolate; laughing with my family; pleased to hear that my father-in-law is back out of hospital again; saying goodbye to Hugh as he flies to Germany for two nights; finding some time to make a start on a mini book for Penny's Canada photos.
This week I am looking forward to meeting up with Wendy and Sue to craft together on Tuesday night, watching the Great British Bake Off with Penny, welcoming Hugh back home for one night before he is off again (only to Slough this time though!) and finishing work on Friday at 12.15pm when I am then off for a week! We are not going anywhere, just taking some time at home to recharge the batteries and get some jobs done around the house. I also hope to be able to catch up on some blog reading and commenting as that seems to have gone to pot a bit recently!

What have you been up to over the weekend? Anything to look forward to this week?

Me on Monday is a meme suggested by Sian.

And here I am on Monday, with Willow!