Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bungee fun!

We went to the sandhurst Donkey Derby today, Charley showed absolutely no interest in the donkeys but in the bungee jumping frame! She had fab fun, but guess what I forgot to take, yep the camera, so the only pics I have on my silly mobile and there is no point in trying to upload them here!

I finished my recipe swap cards and have posted them today, heres the pics!, I like them just hope the reciepients do!

Friday, 27 June 2008

A new job!

Well I havent posted for a couple of days because I have been snowed under with interviews. I got a post that I went for on wednesday as a TA in a school. Only problem is that when I told my line manager that I needed to reduce my hours he wasnt too impressed! Ah well he will have to get over it!

So I start september part time in year one, then hopefully after xmas full time in the nursery as a nursery nurse! Im soooo pleased.

the docrafts scrapbooking goody box comes out next week and looks to be reasonable value so Acre have put one aside for me to collect whenever I fancy! Yeah, its packed with yummy products that are not all by papermania for once! but also has basic grey and doodlebug in it too!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Little treats!

I had to buy something I was getting withdrawel sypmtoms from stash dieting, so I went to and treated myself to some cute little clear stamps.

I had to have the owl one as Im about to scap some old photographs of me as a Brownie Leader!

This cool original art stamp for my circle journals!

and these little birdie and house stamps which will go brilliantly with my Heidi Grace 'Little Birds Tale'

oh and some blooms from rolicards! So I broke my stash diet and now feel quite happy!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Busy day!

Managed to paint my office in 2hours this morning, its now a nice shade of pale blue, might treat myself to a fake pot plant to finish it off!

Spent this afternoon reading government docs in preparation for my interview, I found this document really interesting but dont believe that we will achieve it all by 2020

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Sunday, and Im up at silly o'clock!

Well 5.15am was my wake up time, so I spent it creating some more of my circle journal which I will photograph later and add. Went to town to get the paintbrushes and masking tape for painting my office at work and then some new cork boards to put up over the desk and in the entrance to tidy it up. Mad isnt it, here I am applying for new jobs and desperate for one on tuesday Im going for and actuallyI dont really want to leave what I am doing, I love it, its sooooo flexible and free from hassle, why would I want to leave...MONEY! If I had more hours it would be fine, but it doesn't so I guess that I have to make the descision to better my pay packet or we will never afford nice things like hoildays or such like. I hate scraping around the bottom of the barrel every month trying to find enough to survive on. Anyhow doom and gloom is hubbys line and not mine, mine is supposed to be positivity this year!

I found some yummy clear little stamps I had bought a few months ago today so Im going to go and find a layout to scraplift so that I can use them. Ive only got my layout on my cj to do and cant finish that till I get some piccies developed, so I fancy some proper scrapping! See you later!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Another circle journal!!!

Well I'm onto number three Circle Journal and this one is entitled guilty pleaseures. Im a bit dissappointed that I couldnt use the papers I wanted for it but money is tight at the moment, so I have used some scenic route providence papers that I bought a few months ago from Scrappydo's.

Here is a sneak peak, can't show you all of it as I would like some of it to be a surprise for my loopy team mates, so heres the front cover and sign in pages!

Hope you like it!

Friday, 20 June 2008

The weekend starts here!

Well its the weekend, I know I passed my management exam as I had no phonecall today to tell me otherwise, but its going to be the 3rd of July before I find out what mark I got for it!

Nothing much planned for this weekend, would like to get some scrapping done, but as I have lost al my mojo this week Ill not hold my breath!

I have some prep to do for tuesday also when I go for the job interview. I really want this job but dont think I have a chance in hell. Still Im going to go for it and see what happens.

Did my last exam invigilation this morning, thankfully, my feet are killing me still! Monday is inset day but Im going to paint my office, got some paint yesterday so it will be busy busy busy!

Thursday, 19 June 2008


Well I am completely now as I just wrote this really long post and blogger went wrong and wouldnt publish it so I lost it all!

Well i only got 51% for my dissertation, to say i was disappointed was an understatement, but life goes on and i have a graduation ceremony to worry about now. Finally got round to ordering my gown and photos and sorting out childcare for the day so Im half way there!

Been shopping this morning to Farnbough, very uninteresting, we bought some toys for Uncle Steve and Auntie Gemmas kitten that they are hopefully getting on monday! and then spent some of kids club money on new footballs, sponge balls and tennis balls! I also bought a load of knex, so now my older children actually have some toys that suit their age!!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

uh oh, its results day!

Its results day for my dissertation today, I know I have passed, just dont know how well, guess Ill find out at 9.40am, be thinking of me won't you!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Wisdom, do I have it or not?

Not sure but my wisdom teeth are definatly rumbling at the moment. I ahve been in agony since friday and completely dosed up on paracetamol and ibuprofen cos Im such a scaredy cat and wont go to the dentist to get them checked, anyway I love pain, who doesnt?

We had a lovely fathers day, went picnicing over at Goldwater Lodge then onto the Mizens Railway where we had a ride on the minature trains. Charley loved Alice the little steam train. They have some lovely events there, each dad got a free ride on the train which was sweet! Next month they are having a teddy bears picnic and the children get a free ride and a jar of honey. Well worth a visit if you have kids!

Havent done much scrapping except the fathers day bits that I finished, - dads wallet card and grandad cd tin, similar to the one I did daddy earlier on the blog, I forgot to photograph them though so will have to steal them back at some point for a piccie!

Friday, 13 June 2008

I want, I need, I can't afford!!!!!!!!!

Poorness isnt something I like or enjoy, I want one of these little beauties:

A bind-it-all, to make lots and lots of little mini books, which I love doing at the moment! Only issue is that I have no overtime due until the summer months, so no money, so I can't afford it! Ive tried selling all my sizzix dies on that famous auction site, but still cant get rid of them all!!!!!! If I could then I could have it, but heyho will have to wait for september for my holiday pay!!!!!!

Am job hunting at the moment and got an interview for a job that I really, really want, but probably have no hope in getting, we shall see, lots more still to apply for though!

Right no more blogging till later as I have fathers day stuff to get ready, I need to finish it today, cant leave it any longer.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Sunshine makes me smile

Oh how sunny was it today, even caught a bit of sun! We had a fabby day, picnic in the park, fun and games with friends and plenty of smiles and laughter, will post some piccies tomorrow when Im on the desktop computer!

Im hoping that tomorrow is the same and we can go out again. Laura and Paul picked up the slide tonight so se are now baby garden toy free!!! Just a rocker, trampline and few pop up play houses now!!!! The joy of children.

Charley bear has given up her lunchtime sleeps now and it is fab! 7.20pm I went in to tell her to go to bed and she was laying there flat out and fast asleep in front of the Mr Men! Bless her, love her! Right my takeaway is here! Im off.....Night Night!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Still revising

After going inot college yesterday I am now seriously revising!!! The theory is the bit Im having the problems with, I can tell you how to project manage, I can tell you about budget setting (and the theory that goes with this actually!) but ask me about quality theorists and Ill freeze!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Revision time!

My exam is next wednesday, the 11th, and I soooo want it ot be over. Im finding revising really hard as I have sooo many projects to be getting on with. Next tuesday we are having a little summer fete at Kids Club to hopefully raise a little bit of money for new equipment, you never know it might happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right back to studying, Ill be back later!