Monday, 20 April 2015


Another very proud Mummy moment yesterday..

Alexander and Nicholas took part in a 1.5km swimathon for Marie Curie Cancer.  They each swum 30 lengths of Clements Hall pool to achieve this and managed to raise £100!!!!

Such an achievement for them both.

Thank you so much to anyone that sponsored them, the money will be put to good use.

Sketchabilities #137

I loved the simple sketch challeng over at Sketchabilities.. and this photo of Nicholas and Cassandra in the woods earlier this year was perfect for it..
Still time to enter as closing date is: 28th April 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Growing up...

My little lady will be 6 next week and as such decided that she wanted to get her hair cut!!!

So, after reading a review about a rather good local child friendly hair salon called Penneys, I took Cassandra this morning to get her locks chopped off.

My beautiful baby girl is growing up way too fast for my liking..

Thursday, 9 April 2015

One photo and 20 words

A user's photo.
Love Nicholas to bits, but returning from footie training with a shoe full of black bits... not so much!

Better late than never...

Seems like I haven't blogged for AGES... Busy busy as usual, more so with the sprogs off for Easter...

So, what's been occuring?  I've become a secret shopper!  It's great, I used to do it for Waitrose, but now I work for a marketing company (only as and when mind you) and get to go into different venues checking out the staff and the place and getting a few pennies in reinbursement.  It's quite fun!

I took the kids to see the new Cinderella movie last week - Cassandra LOVED it (as did I - my all time fav Disney fairtale) to the extent that Cassie is now having a Cinderella themed birthday party later this month!
I treated Cassie to a special photo shoot last week too at Pauls' Studio - it was part of their bi-yearly Elves and Fairies shoot, and she's entered this photo into their competiton.  You have to like the company's facebook page and like Cassie's photo and the most number of "likes" wins.
A user's photo.
I would really appreicate eveyone clicking on the link above and liking her pic pls!

I went with Lee to the cinema to see the next installment of the Divergent series which was great!
I went with my Mum to the Towngate Theatre last weekend to see "Grumpy Old Women"  Never having seen the series I found myself just laughing out loud at what these older women were commenting on... pop socks included!

One of my very good friends' got married last Saturday - at St Mary's Church in Prittlewell, so that brought back many memories for Lee and I as that's where we got married!
 Kelly looked beautiful and the whole afternoon was lovely.
We even managed to get a decent photo of all 5 of us!!!

Easter saw us over at Mum's on Good Friday for a brilliant clue themed egg hunt and over at Barb and John's on Sunday for dinner.  Two very enjoyable days.

Tuesday saw us all up at the hospital for Nicholas to have his blood test for possible diabetes - he was soooooooooo brave and then we ventured to Pizza Express for lunch.   Now that Pizza Hut in Southend has closed - we really need to find another pizza place!

Wednesday saw Nicholas at 1GK Goalie traning for the day, Alex spent the day at a friend's house and Cassandra spent time at a Frozen dancing workshop with some of her school friends.

Today all 3 of the spogs are at Mega Camp - quite ecited as they have quad bikes available today and the Lee and I are off to the cinema to see the final film Paul Walker made - Fast & Furious 7.  I'm told that they've given him a decent send off, but I may still need to take some tissues...
Well, best get on..

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Scrap a Go Go

For the last God knows how many years, twice a year Mum and I depart for Theobalds Hotel in Hertfordshire to spend the weekend with some lovely ladies, scrapbooking ALL weekend!  We LOVE IT!!

This year was no exception - especially as I got to meet up with a great friend of mine, Tracy and have a laugh with no kids and no hubby around (love them all dearly)!

The GoGo Team put lots of effort into the weekend and out of all the classes I did, the one below of Eileen's was my absolute favourite...

Thanks Team GoGo for another great weekend x

Monday, 16 March 2015

One photo, 20 words...

I may have been back home in bed by 11pm, but I can still live it up with the best! 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Cross Country runner

Nicholas is a real athlete, he loves any sport and last year, was chosen from only a few in his Year 4 to represent Blenheim Primary school in country Cross Country at Garons.  He's a fast runner, but others were much faster... He did however complete the course and I was there cherring him on.  I'm so proud of him. 
I'm entering this layout into the sketch challenge at "Scrapping everyday miracles"


the colour challange at Creating with paper and more as all the colours required are in the background stars paper:


Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I went down the right hand column: enamel dots, journaling strips and stars.  I didn't have any enamel dots so tried to make my own.  They didn't come out too bad and I used them as bullet points for the journaling.