Sunday, 2 November 2008

Hi bloggers

Hasn't the past month flown by! It was crop day in Bramford yesterday with 29 scrappers turning up, next month the Christmas crop I expect one or two more. It's great to think people want to come to our crop month in month out and I thank you all for making it such a friendly fun event. Next months one is on 13th December and has lots of prizes on offer.
This week I start a new job as a Relief Carer working all night shifts at a local Elderly Residential home. By the end of the week I will be shattered, so roll on Friday.Next week things should have calmed down......well just a bit! My DH Andy has two weeks left working in Ireland, but it could be four weeks then he's out of work, reckons he's going to be a house husband.....yeh right, me thinks he'll soon get feed up with that. I reckon it'll be the new year before he finds a new job when things on the economy front settle down. I'll be doing two jobs so at least we won't be in each others will feel strange as he's worked away from home for the past 13 years and ever since we have been married(20 years now, god I could've committed 2 murders and been out on good behaviour!!!!No he's lovely really....well most of the time) he's worked shifts.......
Yesterday at the crop Suzy kindly made her Malteser cake for us, which I confess to eating two pieces and Heather(her cakes are amazingly scrummy) made butterfly buns and I ate 3 of those!!!!!!Funny thing I don't normally eat cake except at our crop and the one at Papermaze, then I eat a months ration. Well vegetables are calling to be sorted for lunch. It's roast pork today.
Have a great week bloggers, will be back sooner than the past month..................Janina xx

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Another good crop

Well yesterday was our Bramford Crop. 28 of us turned up which was another very good turnout, so it looks like we are doing something right. We have a great bunch of very friendly ladies, young ladies and a young gent who support us each month, so thank you to you all for making it s success and well worth the effort each month. I must say a BIG THANK YOU to Ang who has kindly producing a monthly kit of the day and aren't they worth the wait?! She's a very talented lady who under estimates her work, as her LO are amazing. Ang has also managed to get some lovely papers for future kits so watch this space. Thanks also to Suzy for making the scrummy Malteser cake, to Tina for the sausage rolls to to who ever it was who brought the jam doughnuts. Lastly thanks to Leona, Sue and Rachel who kindly helped me clear up at the end.
The next big event is the Scrapbook Fair at Hintlesham Community Centre next Sunday 12th 10-4pm. Ang and Diane will be having stalls there, so if you can visit it's normally a good event.

Next Bramford Crop 1st November and the Christmas crop 13th December, hope to see you there.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

A fun weekend

Well yesterday was our trip to Ally Pally. With everyone loaded onto Ang's bus we set off at 7.30am instead of 8am.That 30 minutes earlier made a big difference to traffic and parking.With Liz's pass we parked right outside the front entrance, which when we were tired at the end of the day meant not far to walk with heavy bags. I think we all (Ang, Sheila, Wendy, Liz, Karen, Carol and myself) had a fab day and bought some lovely goodies. I have'nt looked at what I bought yet as by the time we got home last night I was shattered, so retreated to the settee and read the paper!I did buy lots of lovely stamps from the Rubbernecker stamp company, they were soooo cheap and light to carry, unlike Ang who stocked up on paper punches and now has one arm longer than the other !!!
Now for this coming Saturday and the Bramford Crop....10-5.30pm.
The 12th October is The Scrapbook Fair at Hintlesham community centre 10-4pm free entry. Ang will be there with her goodies and so will Diane from Crafts and Candlelight. Others I know Country Creations, Scrapagogo, A Trip Down Memory Lane, The Stamp please support them if you can.
Well I've now got to get the veg ready for dinner...............

Sunday, 21 September 2008

It's been one of those weeks....

I've had a real crappy week that went from bad to worse as each day appeared!!!I did go to Papermaze crop yesterday and am glad I did as the girls cheered me up and that was the happiest I'd felt all week.So thanks girls. I only got half a LO done, but plenty of talking and laughing. Back to Stanstead airport tomorrow morning as Andy flys out to Ireland again until Friday...he said what about moving out there to live......Reggie on the run !!!!Some of the girls will get the joke of that one. I've lots to do this week, including I hope a visit to Thornham field centre at Eye about arranging a weekend scrap retreat for next year so watch this space.....The Bramford crop is looming up fast again...Saturday 4th October. This coming Saturday we're off to Ally Pally, can't wait as it's normally a good day out with a good bunch of friends.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Yesterdays crop

Yesterdays crop was another great success, I think as we have such a great group of people who come along it makes it so, so THANK YOU to all of you. Another big thanks to Ang who did a fantastic job on the KIT OF THE DAY, I think you will agree they were fab.....I've got my name down for next months. Let you in on a little secret, Ang has got some lovely papers lined up for the next few months kits, so watch this space. Also thank you to Ang for bringing along her shop, didn't it look great with the new display stands and lots of yummy new stock and what great bargin prices too. I know I just had to have........ah well no scrap diet for me, trouble is I'm off to Papermaze on Wednesday evening to do Wendy's first class, so I'll be tempted again, it's sooo hard to sit on your hands long enough not to be tempted. It was lovely to see Sue back after her knee op. Congratulations to Sharon(Jackie's daughter) and hubby as she is expecting her 3rd baby, due next March........I saw the scan picture. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lisa & Angelique who celebrate their birthdays today, they spent their birthday money yesterday......don't blame you girls. Hope you both have a lovely day today. Hope Ang is feeling better today as she felt quite rough yesterday and managed just to stay at the crop all day. well must go hope you all have a good week.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Yes I did it all by myself

No Tim didn't help me set this up, though I'm gonna need help attaching photos !!!!!I still haven't sorted out what LO to do tomorrow at the crop, so I'd best get my bum into gear. Did put my name down last night for the See Through class at Papermaze on 17th September, Wendy is taking it so should be good as I love her work, though I think 3 trips to Papermaze in under 2 weeks is abit dodgy as no doubt they'll be lots of new goodies I just have to have.......oh the will power!There is none.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

I've done it

Yep, I've taken the plunge as Carol kept badgering me and as my technical abilities are that of a snail I've put it off.....but here I am. Getting ready for the all day crop in Bramford on Saturday, just got to sort at least one LO to do. Well I'm gasping for a coffee so must go.