Saturday, June 11, 2016

Its been a while, must try harder!!

I have no idea where the time goes to, its now June and the last post was in March!! Life has well and truly got in the way !!
To start with we have had a couple of very nice cruises, one to the Fjords with Cruise and Maritime. We traveled with our friends Rick and Dina. It was a bargain priced cruise, buy one get one free. We chose the cheapest inside cabin and thought we would take pot luck. A couple of weeks before the cruise we we sent our cabin numbers only to find that we had been upgraded to an outside cabin and our friends were still in an inside cabin!! We felt this was a little unfair so we very nicely spoke to the company and explained this was their first cruise and that we were trying to encourage them to like the experience, so they upgraded them as well!!!

Leaving Tilbury!

In a small village (consisting of a co op and a church and just about nothing else!!) somewhere in Norway!

We had some fantastic weather and some beautiful scenery to enjoy.

It was good to wake up to the beautiful scenes outside our portholes!!!

We took a trip on the Flam railway, it was expensive much like everything in Norway. It was a regular train used by commuters, I have no idea how they can afford to travel to work ! our carriages had the addition of a guide who was giving us some of the local information, he came from England and was doing the guiding as a summer job!! We travelled high into the mountain and once at the top the train stopped and waited for the Oslo train to arrive before starting the journey back down to the bottom!

I am going to try and get back to blogging to bear with me!!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

My Poor Neglected Blog!!!

Hello!! Here we are nearly into April and my last post was at the start of February!!! I can only apologise, life has well and truly got in the way.

Lots has been happening, I have been busy with courses at work and I am now a fully fledged Health and Safety Officer. I am sure it will come in useful, but its not one of those jobs that really floats my boat, still another string to my bow.

I am now another year older Boo Hoo ! I had a good birthday and a great night out at a local Indian restaurant. They had a Micheal Jackson tribute act on!

The food was very nice, but the entertainment was brilliant. The bloke put his heart and soul into the performance. The set up of the restaurant didn't make it very easy for him, he had to keen going from side to side , so half the time we could hear but not see him!!!He did a load of costume changes and was pretty good!

The next big trip was my visit to The Houses of Parliament. 

I had a fantastic night, we were shown around by a Labour MP who is married to one of my friends, we had a fantastic evening, we saw all sorts of places not usually permitted . I can now say that I have had a Cider in The Houses of Parliaments bar Whoop whoop!!

The real problem behind my lack of time is making Remember Me Angels  !! I am pleased to say that the orders have been coming in and keeping me occupied. I have been spending time keeping my website and face book up to date. It seems most of my sales are coming through Face book, so I am concentrating on promoting the Angels on there. Please check out my Face book Page

So I will try harder and hope to be a bit more of a regular poster!!!
Have a great week.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Its been a while.....

Well New Year has been and gone, Carl is back in Hong Kong and life is back to 'normal' in fact it seems like ages until we have another holiday, which is depressing. I suppose the dark days of winter have that effect on people.  We are still doing our fair share of hospital visits for just about all of us, but I hope that they sort Laura out first, it has been uncomfortable for her for a few months now, she just wants things sorted out and back to normal. Fingers crossed that she gets sorted soon.

We took a trip into London one Friday evening to see the London Lumiere. We drove to Potters Bar station and that  was the start of the problem!! They had changed to automatic number plate recognition, so we drove in and attempted to pay, sadly it couldn't find my car, we were given a huge list of cars, not one of them was ours!! So we had to call the 'number' on the machine and register my car, credit card and full details all to pay £2 !! Worse than that I registered my car but couldn't get it to accept my card, so now whenever I park at Potters Bar, Rick will get the bill!!! Jolly decent of him I say!!

We got off at Kings Cross and walked around the first area, despite the wintry evening it was absolutely rammed with people!! We stopped to watch as much as we could but some of the places were ten people deep and we couldn't get anywhere near them. This projection on a building was very clever.

It was good to watch, lasted around ten minutes and was also rammed!!!

We moved on and found some other installations!!

We look as if we are doing a bit of a Halloween type of shot here! It was just the 'flower installation'!!!! casting an green glow. 

We enjoyed the bits that we did manage to see, but we really wanted to have a bite to eat and for some reason we couldn't find anywhere with any space, it was starting to be a bit of a nuisance , in the end we had to settle for a posh fish and chip place that was fairly expensive, but we were out of options by then!!! We had a really good night, its was chilly and really felt like a winters night better than that it didn't rain!!!

For the past couple of weeks my friends Jane and Karen and I have been preparing for a bit of  craft sale  in aid of cancer research, it was a low key event on a school night, but we were really pleased with all the support we got from friends and family. We didn't publicise it too far and wide, kept it to a select from people close at hand, we seem to have raised a fair bit of money (we are yet to add it up) So thank you to everyone who came and made it such a good evening!!

I have still been doing some pottery, this term I decided to have a plan of action. Half the lesson I spend thinking about what to do which results in a huge waste of time, so this time I started with a plan. I have decided to make a bird feeder totem pole. I have a picture in my mind that includes lots of different elements. I have bought a metal pole which I will use to support my 'Creation' I have spent a few weeks now making, boxes, houses, a giant acorn, spacer tubes, plates, curly flowers etc. I plan to stack them all over the post and set it up with bird feeder 'stuff' hanging from the various bits I have built into it.

As I say in my head its a work of art which will rival Banksy for its message, I suspect in reality it will Blue Peter a bit of a run for its money!! 

So watch this space for an update !!
I am going to try and keep my blog updated but I  have been so tucked up with my Angels that I haven't had much spare time!!!
This week I am off to Brighton for a conference, can't think that Brighton in February is going to be very welcoming, the weather forecast is dodgy, so I better pack my thermals!

So see you soon, sorry Eunice I have been so remiss in my updating!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year ! Can't believe its so long ago!

Well where did that Christmas break go?? It was so good to have Carl back for the holidays, once he was here it was like he had never been away! Sadly the time flew by and before we knew it he was back off to Hong Kong and the holidays were over. 

We had a good Christmas, met up with loads of friends and family and had some chill time off of work. As always we ended up with far me food than we really needed, every year I seem to get sucked into the huge hype that surrounds the festive season, buy stuff just in case you might need it. The here we are weeks later still finding things we should have eaten ! (I found some double cream pushed to the back of the fridge which was three weeks out of date!!) 

New Years Eve was a bitter sweet affair!! We were looking forward to it so much, its always a great evening, but poor Laura wasn't well, so she didn't make it. Carl was heading off the next day, so that was in the back of my mind. We had a great evening , Grace decided on a Chav themed night, we dressed up as Jeremy Kyle and his audience!!

Madeline looked fantastic with her fake Essex tan and big eyebrows!!!, I had my sports top and false eyelashes.

John and Tom!!

Harry, Beth and Grace with her baby bump.

Carl Alias Jeremy Kyle!!

Getting ready, Beth with her polo top and big hair and make up!!

Midnight arrived and we headed for the garden for our neighbour disturbing 100 shot firework display!!!

At the end of the night we were several bottles of port down, 40 vodka shots and lots of wine and spirits had been disposed of. We had 12 cans of silly string, we used them all!!
A fantastic new year !!

Before we knew it New Years day arrived and we headed for the airport. Carl's luggage was over  the weight limit, so we had to do a bit of sleight of hand to make sure that they didn't weigh his very over weight hand luggage!! 

He is now back in Hong Kong and we have booked a holiday with him in October, I can't stand the thought of not seeing him for such a long time. It makes me appreciate still having the girls near by!!!
Happy Mid January, despite my best efforts I still have not won the lottery, I will have to keep trying :)