Sunday, 19 August 2012

Run, run as fast as you can.....

pheeewweeee it's just TOO hot isn't it! We spent yesterday afternoon sweltering and melting in the heat at a local Country Fair and Terrier Racing show. I have never seen this before and it certainly is exciting.....and so funny to see their little legs going so fast AND they get soooo excited and hyped up LOL.
This was the first race....I had to chuckle at the 2 little dogs in the background who just couldn't be bothered to run....I don't blame them, it was WAAAAY too hot!!

                                                We were standing fairly close to the start.

And here is the end of race number 2...the little dogs were just so funny when they tried skidding to a halt and sometimes they even shot through the hay bales( where the 2 joined together lol)

Awwwwwww, look at their dear little faces, these little cuties all belonged to the same lady.

2 of them were def up for the serious race, but the other 2 we really up for a little amble instead.

After the show we wondered through the park and around the lake and had a lovely ice cream. Then spent the evening with y sister and her family and had a yummy BBQ at their house.

 Then as the sun set we ventured up on to the top of the South Downs and waited to watch the ISS pass over ( International Space Station). Obviously it didn't look like it does in this photo, it was just like a star, except it travelled quite fast across the sky. It seemed strange to comprehend that it was actually this massive, intricate bulk of metal which had 5 men and 1 woman working away inside and that they will be up there til November sometime....fascinating!

And now, here we are this morning....and I have a massive pile of ironing to look forward too! Ces't la vie!
enjoy the rest of your weekend x

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

5 Months.........

My Dad

If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold

If could write a million pages
But still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss him
Every single day

I will remember all he taught me
I'm hurt but won't be sad
‘coz he'll send me down the answers
And he'll always be MY DAD

--------- Leah Hendrie---------

Miss you more today Daddy than ever before.........xxxxxxx

Monday, 13 August 2012

What a weekend!!! **warning photo heavy**

Jeeeez this weekend has been busy and seems to have blown by soooo fast and now Monday and back to work is here :( It started on Saturday, with a trip down into Eastbourne to see some of this years Airbourne ( its a massive free airshow and its exhilarating to stand or sit on the beach and watch the planes, helicoptors and parachutes that display there)All along the promenade there are stalls and activities to take part in and these extend out onto the beaches and along the western lawns.
Normally the Red Arrows fly in display over 2 of the days...but alas this year they didn't appear as they were in Moscow *insert gutted face*. So the simulator was the closest you could get to experiencing them)

There were a few birds of prey on display, but they were mostly all hiding in the shade under a nice big gazebo ( I don't blame them it WAS boiling!!)

Unfortunately, because I didn't know what time the planes were actually starting to fly, we turned up quite early lol. And by the time we had perused the stalls and ambled along the packed seafront and found a teeny area clear to sit down we actually only managed to see the Sea-king and the new Eastbourne lifeboat, one of the parachute diving teams and a couple of other planes that I didn't manage to get pics of ( gutted :( )

                                      if you squint you can see a couple of the parachutists lol

We strolled through some of the stands ( who can resist men in uniforms ;) ) especially when they carry their fave cuddly toy with them :D

Lauren, Jack and Chloe posed for me by one of the static displays :)
Chloe was VERY happy to get her mitts on a marshmallow cone

This was the view from halfway up near the Western Lawns down to the pier....checkout just HOW many people are on the beach!!!!!

.........................some odd couple on the promenade lol............ they let anyone down there these days!

And then on Sunday, it was Madison's Christening Day. Dale, Lauren and I were honoured to be chosen as Godparents. This is the lovely, gorgeous car they arrived in.....

which is owned by this equally lovely man, Jim, who is a good friend of theirs

I couldn't get pics during the service, but Chloe managed to grab a couple of snaps. I love how Maddie is mesmerized by her Celebration candle.

                           ...................even though she tried to blow it out LOL!......................

 Maddie with her Mummy and Daddy, one of her brothers and all of her Godparents.

                             The tower of cakes, made by my very clever and incredibly lovely Sister xx

                           She made sweetie bags and these gorgeous little icing babies too!

Love this photo so much of Chloe and little Joshy in the car xx

 and here is the star of the show herself, Miss Maddie ( photo by my Sister).
Thank you Maddie for sharing your special day with us....may you be blessed with love, happiness and joy for all of your days Sweetheart. xxxxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

N is for Netting! Scrapology August Challenge

This month at Scrapology we have the pleasure of lifting a wonderful page by Toni AKA 2 Dogs, you can visit her inspirational blog here

 Here is my DT offering for this month.
I chose to scrap this photo of Lauren, taken by a friend whilst she was on holiday in Italy with her Year 10 schoolfriends. It was on a day trip into Verona, where they saw several street entertainers amongst other things. She had a super holiday( her first time abroad!!) and I really must get round to scrapping more photos of it for her.

 I used a sheet of MME Madison Avenue "Happily ever after" and added a doily, which I misted with 2 colours of Cosmic Shimmers. I also die cut some hinges which I painted gold and heat embossed with clear UTEE, then added butterflies and blossoms( I saw this sort of idea some time ago online but sadly cannot remember where to be able to credit them :( ). I frilled up a long strip of netting and placed behind the photo and also made a flower using the tulle netting too.

I also created 2 flowers using pink organza circles that I singed the edges of with a tealight and popped a gem in the centre. The title was die cut, I popped on a couple of organza bows and then I liberally splashed about some pink Stickles in various places to finish the page off.

Here is Toni's original lovely layout that inspired us...........

And here is the sketch we worked from.

  Jill at Cardinal Colours has come up with another fabulous prize this month.
A4 pieces of textured netting, 2 each of yellow, orange, pink and purple and Liquid Pearls in Rouge. Royal Blue, Cantaloupe, Majestic Purple and Baby Blue. ( Thank you so much for your generosity once again Jill xxx)

Would love to see you enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and some netting please. 

Prize available to UK residents only.

So get scrappy....we look forward to seeing your lovely creations