Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just sayin'

visited my mum yesterday and while I love her dearly......

it takes days to recover from the trip!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Here's to absent friends

This weekend was kinda poignant for a few I couldn't go to the Joyful Scraps weekend away :-( . I miss teaching and would have loved to have been a part of it this year, but my voice is still MIA (it comes and goes in volume and wears out real quick) and

two: A small group of Lyn's card making pals got together at her place and hung out with her partner and daughter and some other mates. It was strange not having her there, but we knew she was with us and it was nice to remember the great times we had with her. I think it was also important for her daughter to be in a familiar place with familiar faces doing familiar things after the turmoil her life has been in recently. She is a great kid and I am sure will eventually find some peace.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This brings back memories

Perrier Jouet - This is what I drank with my bridesmaids before I went off to get married 20 years ago (and I still have the bottle). and what an interesting time it has been. I think we went through all of the vows- richer, poorer, sickness, health, better, worse, good times and bad and for all that we have two gorgeous girls who I am very grateful for... who make it all worthwhile.

Thanks to all the family & friends who shared that day with us and who have remained close all these years, and thanks to our newer friends for sharing in the times in between. Pity the damn stuff is so expensive or I would have cracked open another to raise a glass today to the last 20 years and see what the next 20 hold.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Just so you don't think I've fallen off the face of the earth, I haven't blogged for a bit due to the girls being sick...they of course are now well and it is my turn - how can you burn up and be freezing cold at the same time + vomiting & headache....slightly better today - no upchucking at least....back to bed. See you soon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm being stalked

In the nicest possible way. I had a visit the other day from the 17 year old daughter of one of my friends, who handed me a Willow Tree figurine and stated "you are now being stalked...every time you look at her, know that we are ALL thinking of you (all, being her mum, dad, sister & brother) ". I think I like that idea of stalking, so much friendlier and safer than any other. My thanks (and love) to them for thinking of me and of knowing the perfect way to say it.

Thinking of You

Friday, September 2, 2011

Can't believe it's been a year

That's right, it has been a whole year since I started this little blog documenting the bits and pieces that I do. I took the time to reflect on all the posts that I have done here and also on the Joyful Scraps blog(s) prior (check them out here & here). I have really made a lot of layouts and cards and had a lot of fun along the way.

I have had a really trying, stressful time for a great part of it and yet papercrafting has made it bearable. I have had some truly lovely comments from some truly lovely ladies along the way which have actually meant a lot to me....more than they could possibly know.

I hope that the adventure continues and you continue to enjoy it with me.

made at SIA 2010 with the Gypsie Girls using Darkroom Door and Delish Designs

Oh and Just Remember to Breathe!!!