Wednesday, 28 January 2009

I received another award!

I received another award from MarG - a lovely woman whom I have never had the privilege of meeting - we met via our blogs - please make a wee visit! I am only getting round to placing the award on my blog!

I would like to also award these bloggers - very inspiring at various levels indeed!!

Sweet 16th b'day

The event went really well with the exception of a 'scary neighbour' accusing 1 of the teenagers of doing something quite minor. Adults were stuffed full as I had made haggis tatties and neeps, homemade vegetable soup, homemade chicken curry, baked tatties etc, paninis, pizza and various nibbles etc. I only had around 3 drinks maximum due to having the cooking to do and managed to only desecrate 1 pizza which resembled a Frisbee LOL!! My backache had thankfully eased somewhat on Saturday so managed the cooking and hostessing okay. It wasn't until teatime on Sunday that the remaining teens had left after I fed them of course!! Looked forward to bedtime as my backache was back with a vengeance!
Probs the first time we've ever had a party like it [though had a few kiddies b'day and Halloween parties though!] or as many peeps in the house as it was a full hoose LOL!!


Sorry not been on very much of late - suffering from a really painful backache at the moment! Been suffering since before Christmas with a lower 'dull' backache - for over a week it's been very painful! Basic activities like getting dressed etc. are all difficult to carry out. We take so much for granted until something goes wrong with our bodies/limbs etc. Signed off work for a fortnight [1 week gone already!] and given prescribed painkillers. Can't believe it as I haven't been off sick from work for at least a couple of years LOL!! Looks like I am going to have to get another doc's appt cos the painkillers aint working.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Sweet 16

A small invite collection: Back of 'library ticket' invite:

One of the male guests invite:
One of the female guests invite:
Rear of library ticket holder:
Some text content of invitation:
Collection of invites + rear versions + ticket holders:
It's hard to believe that our eldest, Marianne will be 16 yrs old on the 26th of this month!! Rather than have a party, we agreed with Marianne to have some of her friends over for a get-together and sleepover. I've already booked my annual leave for that weekend so will have lots to do nearer the time.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Happy 64th Birthday Stewart!

close-up of text:
It's my FIL's 64th birthday today - happy birthday to you!

Welcome baby William Walker!

William's 'new arrival' card: Close up of teething toy: Close-up of teddy and baby bottle:
Cloes-up of personalised gift tag: Winnie the Pooh brush set:
Nappy cake + card:
Close-up of cake topper - bibs:

Thank you cards

Sarah's card:
Fab book from Sarah:

Lynne's thank you card:
Gorgeous bracelet from Lynne:
Just a couple of quick thank-you cards for my colleagues. For Christmas, I received a gorgeous bracelet from Lynne and a fabby digi photography book from Sarah - Thanks ladies :o)

Monday, 5 January 2009

Celebrate with Judith!

Judith our hostess:


Bev and her fab funky boots:

The teenagers:

Suz and Donna:

Wahey - Suz and Bev:


Marianne and pals:

Me wearing Bev's fab funky boots!

What a fabby time at Jude's! [thanks Jude!]. Just a few pix from her NY get together!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year + welcome to 2009!

My favourite tipple:

Well everyone, 2008 has gone and we are now in 2009!!

Do I have any NY resolutions? - YES!! I need to lose weight and get fitter and healthier as it'll be my 40th in October - I don't want to be fat and 40 LOL!! And I need to spend more time doing some papercrafting - not really had much time at all in 2008 TBH. I also want to be taking more shots photography-wise too.

Anyway, I raise my glass of cheer to you all and send you very best wishes for 2009!