A bargain on UK Scrappers appeared on the Marketplace in the shape of this Bind-it-all [BIA]. I couldn't let this baby go LOL!! Having never seen a BIA in the flesh, I was surprised to see how small and dainty this new toy was! I can't wait to play now!
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
I am parent helper for the Tranent primary cluster for the cheerleading group which is held every Friday evening for a few weeks. The amount of work and training the girls get through in 1 hour each attendance is fantastic. Their coach, Kayleigh is lovely and really gets them geared up and in good spirits. Today the girls attended a competition at another primary school and good support visible with parents, grandparents etc. attending the show.
The Tranent primary cluster won the competition today and it was good to see the girls' spirits boosted!! WELL DONE GIRLS!
This week, I drove right on to the A1, actually getting up to 5th gear! We passed Asda and then down Milton Road. I then drove on to the little streets around Marionsville Road to make a start on my "turn in the road". Loadsa learners there! I did not do too badly - Donna, my instructor only wanted me to do 3 of them! Donna then got me to drive back along the A1, again getting up to 5th gear. I find it just a wee bit scary trying to remember what gear I am in, then to slow down the speed, then dropping from a high gear down to another gear in hand with the slower speed. Still, I didn't do too badly at all again!! I expressed my feat to Donna who said that next week will be spent going on and coming off the A1 so that I can get used to the speed and change the gears without really having to 'think' about it! YAY!!
I remember taking lessons way back 15 years ago and even sat and failed my test never to take another lesson nor get driving again. Back then I was really scared about doing stuff on the road - I think as time has went by, and although I definitely not the most confident person going, I seem to have confidence learning again and not too scared taking the lessons - even though my stomach prior to a lesson will prove otherwise LOL!!
Have a fabby day!
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
I am relieved I don't do enough to have had a whole 250gigs worth of data/files on it - I couldn't even begin to think about how I would react to that devastation!!
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Above is the MD card, gift tag and 'wrap' for the lovely address book I bought from Borders Bookstore yesterday.
They didn't seem to have any Everly Brothers CDs that I have seen advertised recently on telly recently [knowing my luck, it'll have been an Asda advert!!] so I ended up getting this address book instead. I have no idea what DVDs she has so think that's a waste of time buying them.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
It's my nephew's birthday on 25th March and my son and his other cousin have been invited to a sleepover. I couldn't think what kind of card I could do but ended up with this which I was quite pleased about. More details here
Friday, 20 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I couldn't tell you if it is exactly the same as this but it looks just like the one i am learning to drive in!
I enjoyed yesterday's lesson strangely enough! With it being my 2nd lesson, it was a challenge driving up Church St in Tranent meeting the mini roundabout, through main street of Tranent [which can be "hairy" at times traffic-wise!], through past Carlaverock, then Ormiston [a wee village], Pencaitland, through New Winton [another couple of wee villages] and back to Tranent. A few country roads I'd driven along - it was like a magical mystery tour LOL!! My driving instructor Donna, bless her, doesn't know Tranent all that well and was relying on me to know where we were going. It's funny when you are a passenger, you don't really need to *think* about your route cos your driver's taking care of that. It certainly had me on my toes trying think where roads lead to!
Donna was chuffed I managed to get up to 3rd gear without having to rely on her prompting me which she says was good in itself that I didn't need to ask! Admittedly I stalled the car about 3 times - apparently its difficult to stall a diesel - but ho hum I didn't panic which was the main thing I suppose. I am okay on the moving off and actual driving but dinnae ask me to stop heh heh heh - that just confuddles me from time to time LOL!! It seems I managed very well considering I had a lot to be aware about!
I even overcame some roadworks. Boy oh boy - why do other drivers overtake learners at lights? How on earth did they start to learn to drive? - on a racing circuit? - I'll bet not!
Anyways, I'll keep posting here how I am getting on with my driving lessons! Thanks for reading this!
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Another thing, a majority of domestic fires which start through the night are the result of people putting their dishwashers/washing machines/tumble driers on before going to bed - this can also happen when you load them, switch them on and go out socialising or shopping! Goodness knows I was guilty of that until I had a routine visit from the fire brigade replacing the smoke detectors - it was them who highlighted this to me! So, please please please think twice about putting on those domestic appliances before you go to bed or pop out to do some shopping/socialising!!
The same also applies to those who leave their computers on for long periods of time! The fans which cool down the elements and processors can also stop working - the insides of your PC can overheat and set itself alight!!
So please SWITCH OFF if you aren't using the above electrical gadgets!!