Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Love this moment

This is another layout I did at our crafting evening a couple of weeks ago. Again I used the Hey Girl kit, but this time the photo is from our holiday to Crete last July.
When I heard what the kit was called I was worried it would be too 'girly' to scrap male photos, but in fact it is perfect for any photos! I have loads of it left and just need more time to do some scrapping!
The circle with 'love' in it is actually a rub on, as are the two green splodges. I don't usually like rub ons, but these went on well and I like the effect.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Me on Monday

This weekend has been a hunting for new net curtains, having a naughty bacon and mushroom roll for lunch from the van, finishing the preparation work in the lounge, running Penny to the station and collecting her on several occasions sort of weekend!
The van is actually very close to where I work, but I resist the temptation to buy from there frequently as it is definitely NOT the healthy option!

This week sees me interviewing, with my manager, for a replacement HR Assistant in my office. Brenda has decided not to return after her cancer treatment and Penny can't stay with me forever! I hope that I find someone I can really get on with!

I also have to go for a blood test on Thursday and all week we will have our decorator in to decorate the lounge. As we have no curtains up now until next weekend I can see I won't be spending the evenings in there as I will feel too exposed! Especially if Hugh is away.

I hope you have all had a good weekend and have a great week. Soon be February - hurray!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Star Struck

I received the new kit from Noel Mignon, Hey Girl, at the end of December and it is gorgeous! I haven't had much time to scrap, what with decorating the lounge, but on Tuesday I had a crafting evening with Wendy and Sue and did this layout.

As soon as I saw this photo Penny had posted on Instagram I knew that I needed to scrap it!

I did a screen capture to get the comments and used that as the journalling - it didn't really need any more journalling apart from the date!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Journal Your Christmas 2014

This is the 7th year I have done JYC, but I no longer really follow Shimelle's prompts, although I love to read the emails which drop into my box every day and remind me that I have to write something and take a photo! I use it more like a daily journal and this year I stopped after Jan 1st.

Here are my pages - photo heavy post I am afraid. I used a WMRK 4x4 album which was quite challenging! Think if I do it again next year I will go slightly bigger!

The first letter of each line spells the word 'Christmas'!

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my 'goings on' during December!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Me on Monday

Phew! Thank goodness the weekend is over! It has been a wallpaper stripping (all done now), rubbing woodwork down, decorating again sort of weekend.

We did get a break mid Saturday morning when our friends Peter and Maggie dropped in for coffee. They live in Wales so we don't get to see them too often, so that was a nice hour!

And on top of that, although we were working really hard all day Saturday I didn't have to cook an evening meal as we had been invited to our friend's Gillian and Andy for a meal. We hadn't seen them for about 6 months, so that was a lovely way to spend Saturday evening and Gillian produced a wonderful meal for us.

Talking of food, I used my soup maker again this weekend. It has seemed like soup weather recently and on Friday I made up my own recipe of parsnip, carrot and potato soup which was really nice. Today I took a bag of mixed vegetables for soup from Aldi and popped them in the soup maker. I think you were really supposed to use them to make a chunky soup, but I prefer my soups smooth so chose that option. The result was delicious, but a rather evil green colour!
I hope that you had a good weekend and that it was more relaxing than mine! This week looks to be very busy at work again, so I am looking forward to next weekend when there is just some minor prep work to be finished before we get our handyman in to finish the decorating.

Me on Monday was originally Sian's idea, so do hop on over to her blog to see what she has been up to this weekend!