Sunday, September 13, 2009

- - - {13th of September} - - -

Were back from our holidays at Center Parcs in the Lakes. Sadly Doug couldn't work you don't get to take "off season" holidays when you're a teacher, he didn't mind he had a nice break from me bossing him around I think. Mum, Phil, Laura, Gavin and Ben kept me company though and sharing a room with Ava meant I never had a chance to be lonely (or in peace but that's another story "mummy, mummy are we going swimming tomorrow?"... "Yes Ava for the umpteenth time, it's 11pm GO TO SLEEP!")

It was so beautiful though, the sun shined for us the whole time and the pool was awesome. Ava is such a great swimmer I'm going to start taking her more often. She also loved the ducks... as did I as you can see by the following photos (I may have overdone the "duck profiles" a tad) but I had just watched Mark Carwardine on Last Chance to see and fancied myself as a "wildlife photographer" being that I just learned to use my camera on manual this may have been a tad hopeful but nevertheless I got a lot of pretty photos.

Also a huge congrats to our friends Jo and Richard who got married yesterday, Jo looked beautiful and the wedding party was very very cool. There first dance was Depeche Mode, Just can't get enough you don't get much cooler than that do you.


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

- - - {1st of September} - - -

:::A long overdue update from me, sorry for the absence life is very busy over here:::
Ava is potty trained {hallelujah}, Doug is a teacher {yay} and I'm still me milling away & working at home :D
I'm over the moon to be guesting this month for cinnamon designs and k studio.
:::Some Layouts from the past month or so:::

Working for the Paycheck
Say Goodbye to Summer by Megan Fisher @ Shabby Pickle Designs.
Happy Birthday by Jofia Devoe @ Shabby Pickle Designs.
Customised Shadowed Layer Styles by Camila Designs @ after5designs.

Chic & Sweet
Max by Camila Designs @ after5designs

Cheer Up by Camila Designs @ after5designs

Good Karma by FruitloOp Sally @ catscrap

Myah's Magical Zoo by FruitloOp Sally @ after5designs
Row your Boat
Tangerine Sky by Nikki Beaudreau @ after5designs
Bright Side of Life
Merrily Merrily by Nikki Beaudreau @ after5designs
And some pictures of my friend Kenny's exhibition in his allotment last month taken by me and Doug it was really fun.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

- - - {18th of July} - - -

Thought it was about time I posted some pictures over our girl Polly Cat, she's a beauty. Can you believe I haven't edited her eyes one bit they are really this blue, she's a funny little snow leopard with a crooked tail which adds to her appeal in a sort of quirky way. She spends 75% of her day sleeping and the other 25% trying to encourage me to feed her more, she's too posh for dry food apparently. She's insane at 11pm every night and skates around the hall chasing her catnip mouse. She's the first cat I've owned who actually uses her scratchpost instead of the furniture.

Name: Polly
Age: 4 Years
Favourite Food: Fish
Favourite Toy: Mouse on a string