Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Linking up with Rinda for August

A little bit late, but better late than never, I am linking up with Rinda for her Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt.

I have now got all the items on the list - the ones I was missing are below:

Number 10 - a college or university. This is where I am now working, so was easy to get!
I already had the next two, but prefer these photos which I've taken later in the summer:
A metal bridge
A cellular tower or television satellite dish
I have also been taking photos of the substitutes if I came upon them and on a day out with Wendy spotted this lady using her umbrella as a sunshade.
 And finally number 21 -  A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt". I had great fun creating this and using up a lot of Thickers!

I'll be back in September for a final round up! Do hop on over to Rinda's blog where you will find the linky so you can go and see how other people have interpreted the prompts.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Hello again!

Well, I've not been here for a while! Sorry about the long gap between posts - I'm really enjoying my job, but shattered when I get home and after cooking tea I have just been madly knitting to get some baby clothes knitted for my niece's birthday as she was having a new baby doll!

The weekends have been busy too. Last weekend my Mum and Dad popped down for a cup of coffee mid morning and ended up staying for lunch and not leaving until 3.30pm! It was a glorious day and we sat in the garden christening our new parasol.

Sunday was then spent doing all the jobs we hadn't got done on Saturday and I just didn't get any time to do any scrapbooking.

On Tuesday I went to Wendy's for our monthly crop. However, she has been having a tough week, so instead of taking scrapbooking stuff I took my colouring and we sat and coloured and chatted together which was really nice.
This weekend is of course a Bank Holiday weekend. Yesterday I went out with Wendy for the day and we went to Holland on Sea where she spent all her school holidays staying with her grandparents. We had the best weather of the weekend and walked for miles along the seafront, stopping to take photos, chatting and then ended up in Frinton where we found a cafe and had lunch before walking back. We got back just as the rain started!


Today Hugh and I have been clearing out Ben's old bedroom ready to redecorate it for Penny to move into. It is the larger of the two rooms and as Ben now has his own house I don't feel as if we are 'getting rid of him' by changing his room! Penny did ask him if he minded and he said not at all and he was surprised she had waited this long to move in!

So tomorrow I am really hoping to spend the afternoon in my craft room and have something to share with you later in the week! The best news though is that I have been offered a permanent position at Basildon Hospital, which I am really pleased about!

Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend and if you live over here - have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Me on Monday

Well, I haven't joined in with Sian for a while, so thought I ought to make an effort!

So, last week saw my second full week in my role as medical typist which I am really enjoying. It is challenging with all the medical terminology and accents of the doctors, but the ladies I am working with are lovely and the days wizz past!

I am keeping up with my 3 times a week treadmill exercising and now do 1.5 miles at 3.5mph with three spurts of 1 minute at 5mph. I intend to try and do a lot more jogging and less walking as time goes on!

Slimming World is going fantastically and yesterday I got my 2.5 stone award. I am nearly at target and am so pleased with the results. Yesterday I ordered a new dress to wear to Penny's graduation, one which I would never have ordered before!

And yesterday we went to visit Ben and Amy. It was Ben's 26th birthday last Wednesday, so we went down to visit him to give him his presents. We gave him a new working out t-shirt and Hugh insisted that he needed a drill! I wasn't sure, but Ben was thrilled with it!

We also took my Mum and Dad down as they hadn't seen the new house and were very keen to see it, and Ben and Amy!
Penny is back into her baking (with GBBO being on the television) so she made the birthday cake - Amy didn't have enough candles, so she made up 26 with2 candles and number five then 1 candle to add onto the five - imaginative, I'll give her that! And I was very good and didn't have a slice, but ate a HiFi bar lol!
Today we have been catching up on jobs - me indoors and Hugh in the garden. I also got around to scrapping a couple of my Five Faves photos, which I will share later.

And I'll finish with a few photos from last weekend when I went to Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum with Wendy. We visited earlier in the year, but this time there was a sculpture exhibition on which was lovely! I took over 100 photos! But here are just 3 of my favourites.




Hope you have a good week!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Five faves for July - the photos

I realised today that I hadn't posted my five favourite photos from July! So with no more ado there they are.

Apart from the first photo which was taken in my backgarden, the rest were all taken on holiday in France.


Mum enjoying the pool

Penny with the wrapper from a Cornetto on her nose!

Mum enjoying her book by the pool

Mum and Dad sitting in the shade waiting for Hugh to bring the car

Thanks to Jo for this idea of getting my five favourite photos scrapped each month!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Project Life for June

I finally got around to completing my June PL pages at the end of July! Now I need to try and catch up with July's pages!

So here they are. I did four pages altogether for June as I had quite a bit going on!


I wrote this post and scheduled it before I started to work at the hospital, so I will do a post in real time soon to let you know how I am getting on!