Thursday, 30 May 2013

Where's the Summer?

Have you wondered that too, I mean where is our summer? Tomorrow we are going to pay the balance on our holiday, it's approx 12 weeks to go and Andy and I will be jetting off to Egypt for our Nile cruise and 40+degree to be better than being constantly cold here!
Saturday it's the Bramford monthly crop, looking forward to seeing all our ladies and catching up with everyone. I've done some crafting today......the crop kit for the August crop is now done, just need to give it to Di to put the kits together. The September crop Di has ordered some new Glitz design papers which I think our ladies will like.
My middle son Tim has just spent 10 days on holiday in Rhodes with his girlfriend Fran, here's a photo of them taken at their hotel.

Fran goes really brown, Tim normally goes red, but he did actually come back with a decent tan.
The new phone, well I'm slowly getting to grips with it. I did go back to the Carphone Warehouse and got them to set up my email account etc as I hadn't a clue what or how to do it.
Well I'm gasping for a coffee so best go.

Have a great weekend.

                        Janina xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My bargin buy!

I like browsing the charity shops in Ipswich and yesterday I got my best bargin buy ever a lovely deep red Harrods bag for £3 ! Couldn't believe the price, the bag is in A1 condition too, here's a photo of it.

I've also got some layouts that I have done recently, the first is the one I started at Papermaze crop and finished it off today.

This one is the one I did designed by Lou at Lou's workshop at Papermaze. The photo is of my DD Emily a couple of years ago at her school leavers prom..........goodness doesn't seem two years ago she left school.

Finally a couple of pics of Aaron taken by the offical photographer at his recent 'Wings Presentation Day'.
He's enjoying his new job as cabin crew for Thomsons, been to several places so far in Greece and Spain, shame it's only an hours stop-over at each destination!

And finally a photo of my new gadget, I've now gone high tech phone! I might regret this move if I can't work out how to use the flaming thing. LOL I'm useless with anything technical so it's going to be quite challenging. Glad I'm at work over the weekend as you know what I'll be doing during the night...apart from making sure our 13 residents are looked after.
It's the Nokia Lumia 520.......................oh the joys.

Changing the subject, hasn't it turned cold again. Just hope it brightens up for this coming bank holiday weekend, not that I'm doing anything as I said earlier it's my weekend in at work.
Last night I spent a lovely evening at Papermaze and Lou's first card class, it was very good and we made 3 lovely and very different cards. This afternoon I spent making more of the step design we did and am very pleased with the results.
Next Saturday 1st June it's the Bramford monthly crop 9am - 5pm. The May crop NSD was a big success.
Well I'm debating whether to get that new phone out of it's packaging........................................or maybe not. I've to ring O2 and transfer my number over, ah pants it can wait 'til tomorrow morning.

Anyway, have a great weekend hope to see some of you at the crop next weekend.

                                          Janina xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Aaron's first 'proper' flight as cabin crew was on Friday to Teneriff, he got the pilot to take this picture of him in front of the planes foe me to scrap!

Life of a jet setter hey!
Yesterday I spent a lovely day at the monthly Papermaze crop and nearly managed to complete a layout.....I'll finish it this week and post it sometime.
It's my weekend in at work, so will be in tonight hope it's as good as Friday night which went nice and smoothly....just hope I'm not tempting fate here.

              Janina xx

Monday, 6 May 2013

I should have bought a lottery ticket!

I'm beginning to think I should have a bought a lottery ticket this weekend. I love blog hopping and have several blogs that I visit every day. Saturday morning I looked in on the Lili of The Valley blog to find my name had been drawn out to win a set of 8 of their new Vintage Boy stamps (that are out today) they are gorgeous images, so I was well chuffed. This morning I visited Kath's blog(see my side bar) a very funny but talented lady to find my name had been drawn out to win her blog prize.....whoop, whoop, can't wait for Mr Postie. So now you can see why I said maybe a should of bought a lottery ticket...LOL
Saturday it was the Bramford monthly crop and we celebrated NSD with an extended crop of 3 extra hours and free prize draws. It was heaving, full to the rafters with over 30 ladies coming along to scrap and cardmaking, a very enjoyable day had by all....lots of chat, laughter, craftering and cake eating......the lemon drizzle cakes made by Karen and Sandra flew out of the kitchen and so did the blueberry muffins made by thank you ladies. I actually managed to make some 6x6 boxes for cards and I started a layout. I took my camera along but sadly forgot to take any photos.
I was going to go look round a local car boot this morning, but I noticed yesterday the back half of my car exhaust was hanging off, so I'll be crafting instead. The sun is out so coffee time will be sitting in the garden today, it was lovely out there yesterday.
Well lots to do......enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday.

              Janina xx