Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Finding time for scrapping.

I can't believe I've actually had bits of spare time to do some scrapbooking! That just shows what a wonderful baby Eva is! She's a very happy baby and only wakes once during the night and a couple of times has made it all the way through. She has the most beautiful smile and the first few times she 'talked' made me cry as it was such a gorgeous sound. William has turned into a wonderful big brother who has just excepted his new sister in his laid back way. At this moment life is good!

My new layouts aren't the most technical ones, but I'm so pleased that I've had a bit of time as I've got so many lovely new photos and don't want to get to far behind.

When Eva was 4 weeks old I took her to have her hand and foot cast in plaster, at the weekend I went to pick them up, they're presented in a frame and they look amazing showing all of her gorgeous wrinkles!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

My Autobiography - just for fun!

Fill this out IN YOUR OWN WORDS and repost as "My Autobiography"

1. Where did you take your profile picture? At the Take That concert at Wembley – July 09
2. What exactly are you wearing right now? Grey cardi, black, cream,grey & tan dress, grey tights, black boots & black polo
3. What is your current problem? Not enough time or energy!
4. What makes you happy most? Succeeding in things I do, spending time with family – and having more time, energy and cash!
5. What's the name of the song you're listening to? No music allowed at work 
6. Any celebrity you would marry? James Corden
7. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Hugh Jackman apparently
8. Ever sang in front of a large audience? Yes, quite a few times
9. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Yes – Barbara Streisand/Louise Rednapp (Huh)?
10. Do you still watch kiddie movies or kiddie TV shows? With kids in the house its hard to avoid!
11. Do you speak any languages? Not too bad at English
12. Has anyone you've been really close with passed away? Grandparents & father in law
13. Do you ever watch MTV? Yes- again – with kids in the house ….
14. What's something that really annoys you? People who put chocolate wrappers back in the tin!!!
Chapter 1:
1. Middle Name (s) - Jane
2. Nickname(s) - Lou
3. Current location – At my work desk
Chapter 2:
1. Do you live with your parents? - No
2. Do you get along with your parents? - Yes
3. Do you have any siblings? - Yes, a younger sister
Chapter 3:
1. Ice-cream – Madagascan Vanilla
2. Season - Summer
3. Shampoo/Conditioner – Whatever is on offer
4. Drink – Rioja or Jack Daniels
Chapter 4:
1. Dance in the shower? – People have room to dance in their showers?
2. Do you write on your hand? – Eugh – no – something else that annoys me about people! It makes them look dirty.
3. Call people back? – its part of the job!
4. Believe in love? - Yes
5. Any bad habits? – I expect so
Chapter 5: Have you -
1. Broken a bone? - No
2. Sprained stuff? - Yes
3. Had physical therapy – Yes – on my shoulder/ neck
4. Had stitches? Yes – and staples!!!
5. Taken painkillers? – Of course – to deal with the stitches and staples
6. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling? – Snorkeling in Cozumel, Florida and Grand Cayman
7. Been stung by a bee? - Yes
8. Thrown up at the dentist? – Er… no but it could happen!
9. Sworn in front of your parents? - Oops
10. Had a detention? - No
11. Been called a hoe? – Never (to my face)!
Chapter 6: Who/What was the last
1. Movie(s)? – Valentine’s Day (and it was rubbish – I didn’t bother to watch the last 10 minutes cos it was so predictable!
2. Person to text you? – Casey, my daughter
3. Person you called? – Mother in law
4. Person you hugged? – Daniel, my son
5. Person you tackled? – The dog – does that count?
6. Person you talked to on IM? – I don’t even know what that is!
7. Thing you touched? – My toast
8. Thing you ate? – That toast
9. Thing you drank? – cup of tea made by my workmate
10. Thing you said? – Thanks (for the tea)
Chapter 7: Future
1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? – hopefully in a different job
2. 10 years? – Retired and rich (well, I can dream)!
3. 50 years? – If I’m still here – in a home!
4. Where do you hope to live? – Somewhere sunny, hot and exotic!
5. Do you want to be famous? – Not really – I would prefer successful
6. Do you want children or maybe animals? – I have two kids and a dog – I’ll settle thanks
7. Will you have plastic surgery? – Probably – I’ve wanted a nose job since I was 12!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Qu 6: If you could do it all again ... would you change anything?

I can't believe it - I'm up to date! Question 6 is complete.

This was an interesting question and one that is quite personal to answer.
I used tags to hide the journalling - a design idea I copied from PJBear on UK scrappers - I thought it was a great idea!
I have also used my TH time masks as a background to my LO which has a photo of the day of my birth back in 1972. I thought this was a relevant photo and one I have been waiting to scrap for a while.
I have also used a little clock charm on my layout.

Behind the tags my journalling states several things I wish I could change:-

1. I would talk to my grandparents more about their lives.
2. I would have visited my sister when she lived in Italy as a nanny to triplets.
3. I would have travelled.
4. I would have stayed at home and saved rather than be so deserate to leave the family home and be independant and grown up!
5. I would have trained in a vocation (such as nursing) instead of just gone out there to get any job available (hence number 4).
6. I would have learnt to be more comfortable saying "I love you" to my family although I know that I can change this for the future.
7. (and one I forgot to include - but will) is - I wish I had taken a proper maternity leave from childminding after having my son. I went back to work within 2 weeks because I was so scared about loosing the kids I took care or and the income that it generated. I didnt have the right amount of bonding time just with Daniel and I'm sorry.

See this who process is cathartic isnt it!
What will next week bring?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Question 5: How do you feel today?

Week 5 layout done!

Sadly though, my answer to the questions was "Under the Weather".
I've got my 3rd cough and cold within 3 months and am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm generally such a healthy person!

My journalling mentions that I would like to be snuggled up on the (new) sofa with a blanket, watching Moulin Rouge. The best thing is that I actually got to do this one afternoon when the kids got home from school!

Question 6 is a toughie though - If I could do it all again, would I change anything?
possibly another soul searching and deep question to answer. I'll have to give this some thought!

I'm linking into Julia's desk at WOYWW too - I havent popped in for a while.