Friday, December 29, 2006

colleens blinkie

colleen made me this fabbyy blinkie!! isnt it lush???

Sunday, December 17, 2006

lololol, look at my cute piggy!!

adopt your own virtual pet!

I want Eggnog!!!

Ok so my newest obsession is Eggnog!! I decided to try an eggnog latte at starbucks for a change to my usual gingerbread latte!!
Gingerbread lattes are the most yummmist yummy! So much so that I had to buy a bottle of gingerbread syrup to take home.
Now I am in no way shunning the lovely gingery latte... but.... I am in love with it's yellowey creamy bud eggnog latte!! I love the sweet (almost sickly) taste, all rich and creamy and nutmeggy!! ofcourse a little whipped cream just has to be added, I just close my eyes and dont think of the calories!!
I only have one a week pr even less as I pop in to the starbucks near work on my way in and only if i'm more than 15 mins early.
Starbucks cant sell me a carton as it's not for resale/retail , the friendly baristas let me see the carton to read (I had a flash of me running out the store shouting "it's mine...all mine")
to see if there was an address on it but it's made esp for starbucks coffee comp and it comes from US, the addy had a the amsterdam starbucks on it.

I have searched for a carton or tin of the creamy stuff and being an American traditional drink, I cant find it! The only two places that I found online was ebay and an american product online store.... but it was £6.25 a can!!! PLUS p&p!! nearly £10!! I cant bring myself to pay £10......

oooooooo!!! I could scream!! and to think it's origins are here in europe - sob!!

Right I'm gonna have to go to every forum I'm part off.... even the ones I just lurk in and see if anyone knows where to get some.

Oh and I know I could make it but I want a carton so I can have it there when I want and keep and well.... laziness i guess!!

pressie update!!

have been naughty and forgot to update!!

Here's my pressies from the advent swap:

Day 12:
yummie ribbons!! baby blue and a scrummie blue with white poka dots.

Day 13
I got some beautiful glittery rubons..... all Christmassey and snowmen!!

I also got a lovely, really pretty card in the post with a package containing the most yummy blossoms, white and blue ones!!! really made my day.

Day 14
mmmmmmmm!!! I got a bar of sugar free choc!! looks abs delish cant wait to have a taste!! ta SS, you're a gem xxx

*eta*acually!! couldnt resist, took it out of the draw to look at again and had to have a bit!! it is the most creamy, delish, sugar free choc i've tasted!! OMGosh!! in chocparadise!!! yummmmmm

*etaa* ahem!! went to look at it to see the type as it tastes like belgian choc - it is - and another bit broke off and jumped into my mouth!!!

Day 15
I got some cardstock in a lovely creamy colour.

Day 16
Really prettiful patterned cardstock in sugar ontop and sprinkles, fab!

Day 17
a scrummmmie die cut sheet, I think they match the paper/card I got on day 16.... oooo and the card from 15th!! I feel a mini book coming on!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What a day!

What a day yesturday!!
Hubby went to work for 6am (tues) and didnt get back to collect me till 4.30am (wed)!!!
He had to stay to finish refit at work, then the alarm wasn't working or something and he had to stay for engineer, well I say had to but I guess he had a choice about it all so I was narked to say the least....... I'm sure he could have called the person on call to come and wait for the engineer but hey.... new day and all that.

Work was hectic yesturday, peeps coming in to make their Christmas orders, I was manning the desk It was quite funny at times.
A guy was putting his order through and I was telling him a few items are now unavailable..... May I just add her that he was FINE!!!!! LOLOLOL....anyway...... We were going through it and another customer came over and looked thru the book. She was giving off some funny atitude but I just ignored her and carried on.
I told Mr Fine that another item was available but that this wasn't and the Customer waiting said "SO can I make an order then?" I looked at her, Mr fine looked at me and then at her.
I told her "You can make an order but I'm just doing this order now"
"Oh!" she said.
Mr Fine said "Oh.... how odd. What does she think we're doing? standing here doing nothing.... " and some other stuff that I cant remember cos I was laughing too much. I really tried to be a unbiased but it was too funny......
To be fair to the Lady, when Mr Fine had gone, SHe told me that she thought he worked there as she had seen him before there, she said "He's such a handsome man that I remembered, I thought he was your boss as he was standing behind the desk with you."
LOLOL, see he was FFFIiiinnnneee!! LOLOL I said could you imagine if he was my boss? and we had a laff, I told her that she must have thought we were so rude if she thought we were working and chatting and ignoring her, She was quite a nice lady actually.

Off to work later, wonder if I'll be at the desk again.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pressies galore!!

Forgot to update here with my lovely pressies:

Day 6:
I got a pack of yummmmie buttons!!

Day 7:
I got a stix2 tape glue pen.

Day 8:
got a die cut tag sheet in a boy theme!!

Day 9:
I got a pack of really cute i kandee charms. LOve them!!

Day 10:
wow!! I just oppened my pressie and It's a really cool pink clutch bag, PINK and a BAG!! I am love, love loving it!! it's in a fab shape too am half tempted to use it for eve service later.... gonna see if I can fit all my I mean important stuff at least I wont need nappies and wipes and other kiddie bits as kiddies will be at mums

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Pressie - Day 5

got some yummie Forest Fruit Sula's!!
My Secret Santa really has done her homework!! Sugar free sweeties!!! Hid them from prying eyes LOL.

(borrowed pic from web)

Monday, December 4, 2006

Pressie - Day 4

Today's gift are these lengths of pink ribbons!! yummmm!! Pink AND Ribbon.... can it be any better??

Prompt 19: Sun 3rd Dec

Prompt 19: Sun 3rd Dec
"Deck the Halls ...."
It's starting to look Christmassy out there ... how do you decorate for Christmas? Do you have a huge tree with colour-coordinated decorations? minimal decorations? Neon Santas & snowmen all over the house? Does your tree have a star on it? or an angel? or something else? Do you include a nativity scene in your home?

Lord, thank you for the festive decorations we see around us. Thank you for the opportunity to decorate our houses, workplaces, schools & towns for this season & for the freedom to celebrate Christmas in the UK. We pray for those who do not have the freedom to celebrate due to the laws of the country they are resident in. Amen

The last couple of years, I've had a bowl of baubles ontop of the tv as our decs, Last year I recieved a really pretty glittery tree in a pressie swap, small and cute which I put on the tv too, infact it's still there as I love it soooo much I also got a cute little drum which Jayz adopted as his own!! He loves drums!!
This year, I'm hopping to have a pretty wooden tree that we'll decorate ourselves, I also want some lights or something..... oooo, I may even put some lights in the down stairs window.

Pressie - Day 3

OOOooooooo!!!! Isn't this butterfly just Prettyfull??!! It's so delicate and beautiful!!

Prompt 18: Sat 2nd Dec

Prompt 18: Sat 2nd Dec
Is 9 v6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This is one of the most widely used of all readings at Christmas. Which of the titles used here means the most to you? Is there one you can relate to more than any other?

This Christmas time, we look for fresh understanding in the old familiar words that we will hear many times in the coming weeks. Wonderful Counsellor, we give you thanks for your constant love for us, and your work in our loves. Mighty God, we ask your blessing on this troubled world during this season of love. Everlasting Father, hold us close and help us to hear your voice. Prince of Peace, grant us peace at this time of stress and busy-ness. Amen

I really cant choose one tittle above the others. They all mean sooo much to me and God has been and is all of these and more.

When I am feeling low and at my worse or even when I need to talk things through, He is my Wonderful Counsellor.

When I am stressed and when things are all over the place or when i'm about to blow my top, He's my Prince of Peace

He has taken the place of a father who doesn't care about me or my children and will forever be My "Daddy" He looks after me and is my Everlasting Father, he'll forever be my Dad.

There's no situation he cant help me with, no weapon formed against me shall prosper. He has my back!! He's a Mighty God.

There are soooooooo many more titles that He is to me..... He's all that and a Bag of Honey Roasted Cashews!!!

Day 2 Pressie!!

These yummie Queen and Co frills are mine... all mine

Friday, December 1, 2006

Advent Swap!!!

Just look at all these pressies!! Just for me:

My Lovely Secret Santa sent me these and I get to open up one each day!!

Today's pressie's these lovely slipper socks!!

I put them on straight away an d Jayz(3) came in and asked "what you got on your feet?"

"slipper socks" I said,

"ooooooo" He smiles

"Dya like them?" I ask him, "aren't they pretty?"

"yes " he says and strokes them. "Iwant to kiss them" he says... and does lolol.

I love them, all warm and cozy and cute colours.

Prompt 17

Prompt 17: Fri 1st DecWelcome to anybody just starting with the prompts today Well, it's December 1st today. That means just 24 days till Christmas. How will you be counting down this year? Advent calendar? Advent Candle? Are you joining in the Advent Swap with a present to open every day? Lord of our days, as the countdown to Christmas really takes a new focus today, help us to take a few minutes each day to focus on You and the message You are giving us this Christmas. As we open each door on our Advent calendar, help us to open a new door in our hearts to receive a new message, and to gain deeper understanding. Amen

This year, I'll be counting up the days to Christmas a few diff ways this year. I'm in an Advent Swap, Doing these Advent Promps and keeping a Christmas Journal from an online class..

Prompt 16

Prompt 16: Thurs 30 NovWhat does Christmas sound like?Is there a sound that means "Christmas" to you? Jingle bells? The Salvation Army brass band? "Ho ho ho"? the beeping of battery operated toys? the tearing of wrapping paper? What are your favourite Christmas songs & Carols?God of music, Fill our lives this Christmas season with the sounds that are pleasing to you. Show us new meaning in the old words and help us to find a new joy in the traditional sounds. Amen

sounds of Christmas:

Carrols....... Songs...... laughter...... toys...... games.......

My all time fave song is Mariah Carey's- All I want for Christmas Is YOu. Love it!! when I go out shopping and hear that, I know it's Christmas LOL.

My first "real" Job was in a shoe shop and it was when boyzone just came out and they sang "love me for a reason" or something like that.... still remember it.... the store had a compilation tape and it played over and over again..... When I hear any of the songs from the tape it really brings back memories!

Prompt 15

Prompt 15: Weds 29 NovWhat does Christmas taste of? What foods do you associate with Christmas? Are there certain things you only eat at this time of year? What will you be eating for Christmas dinner? Do you make your own Christmas pudding? Do you bake? Is there a specific food/taste related memory that you have of Christmas?Father, Provider, Thank you for the food we enjoy at Christmas time, and for your faithful provision throughout the year. We who have never known true hunger, place into your hands those who will go hungry today. At this time of giving and receiving, teach us how to appreciate what we have. Amen

Sprouts are deff a Christmas only food!! I hardly have it any other time of the year. Turkey too, i find it a bit dry but i always get a slice or two at Christmas.

Chocolate used to have a big place in our home over the hollidays, we had tins and advent callenders and selection boxes... and coins......... it went on and on.
Nowadays, I dont even buy one tin, a couple of years ago we just briught a box.... worked ok.

I'm trying to stay away from choc so wont go overboard, i'll get some sugar free choc.

We got calanders for the boys today!!

Ohhhhh!! I've just remembered!! Mcdoanalds used to do a pie called yuletide, it was cooked just like their apple pies but instead of apple, it was filled with mincemeat and a creamy white sauce.
Tasted delish!!! could do with one right now!!

Hubby loves Choc Yule logs at Christmas, Tesco finest is his fave.

Prompt 14

Prompt 14: Tues 28 NovWhat does Christmas smell of? What smells do you associate with Christmas? The pine smell of real Christmas trees? Chocolate oranges? Cinnamon? Mince pies? New books? Perfume? God of the senses, Thank you for the sense of smell and for the way that smells can invoke memories for us. Thank you for the many blessings we have at this time of year. Amen

the smells of Christmas for me is a warm spicy, sweet smell.

Prompt 13

Prompt 13: Mon 27 NovSlight change of pace/style this week!What colour is Christmas? What colours do you associate with Christmas? The traditional red & green? Rich Golds & purples? Wintery blue & silver? God of colour, Thank you for the many colours we see at Christmas time: the bright reds, the brilliant whites, the sparkling silvers, the rich golds... The bright colours in the drab winter, the bright lights lighting up the dark nights to remind us that there is light to come into this dark world. Amen

colours of Christmas to me are reds and greens, gold and silver, blue and white, blue and silver, pink and white!!!

All my childhood decs were a whole variety of colours.

Prompt 12

Prompt 12: Sun 26th Nov(As Christmas day is a Monday this year & thus week 4 of Advent only lasts one day, I will be starting this Sunday with the prompts that I would normally start Advent Sunday & running everything a week early to get them all in ... )Advent is the season of lights - twinkling white ones, flashing bright ones, flickering candles. Churches light Advent candles, towns are filled with lights.Lights symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His son. The light reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world that comes into the darkness of our lives to bring newness, life, and hope. It also reminds us that we are called to be a light to the world as we reflect the light of God's grace to others (Isa 42:6). As we approch Christmas, more & more lights appear symbolizing that the darkness is receding, that something is happening, and that more is yet to come. For those using Advent wreaths, the light that has come into the world is plainly visible as the Christ candle is lit at ChristmasHow is light important in your Christmas celebrations? Do you have dozens of fairy lights on your tree? an advent candle? Do you like to see the Christmas lights in town? Do you take a trip to see them?Perhaps you would like to take time out today to light a candle, and to focus on Jesus, Light of the worldLord of light, shine in our hearts in this Advent season and help us to shine in the world, bringing light to the darkness around us. Amen

As a child, we had loads of fairy lights on our tree.... I used to love to see them blinking and twinklin!!
It was my job to put the decorations up and I loved it!!..... didnt much like the taking down tho.

I dont have a tree now as the young'uns would pull it down but I may get some lights to put up. And maybe a tiny tree that Kali and I can decorate together.

I LOVE to see the lights in the diff places and stores. Cant believe some town centres want to keep them down....... but that's another story.

Prompt 11

Prompt 11: Sat 25th NovLuke 1: 76-79; Matthew 3: 1-12The great promises were about to be fulfilled & God needed somebody to take His message out to prepare people. John's role in preparing the people was very important. As we prepare for Christmas, what message are you giving to your family? to the world? Are you preparing the way & using this time to bring God's message to the world, or are you turning your back on it and focussing on the commercial side of Christmas?God, At this time of year, help us to keep our hearts focussed on the true story of Christmas in all we do this festive season, that we may do a small part in preparing the way for You to come again. Amen

Working in a store, it's hard not to see the commercial side of Christmas!! I am hoping that I stay focused on the reason for the season!!

Christmas is sooooo much fun but can become so wrapped up in pressies!!!

Prompt 9

Prompt 9: Thurs 23rd NovToday is Thanksgiving Day in the USA – so I thought it appropriate to use today to think what we are thankful for. Father God, We thank you for the joy you bring to our lives, for our loved ones, for time to enjoy the things we do, and for the world around us. Today, Thanksgiving Day, we thank You for the joy that knowing You brings, for your constant love and care for us, and for the gift of Your son into our world, which we remember each Christmas time. Amen

I'm thankful for sooooo much!! I often moan and grumble about things I dont have. I am ever so grateful for life, strentgh, my family..... a roof over my head..... food on my table..... work....

Thank you Lord for your grace and mercy xxx

Prompt 10

Prompt 10: Fri 24th NovLuke 1:57-75 Back to John the Baptist today ... God had great plans for him from the moment he was born. The fact that God's hand was with John from the moment of his birth suggested God would be guiding him - and that John would respond to God's guidance. In what way is God's hand on your life right now?Lord, I place myself into Your hands. So often I am too busy to take time to listen to Your voice or to feel Your touch on my life. Help me to be more aware of You and to respond to Your promptings. Help me to make time to actively seek your will for me at this time. Amen

The Lord is really helping me with my ministry. I want to continue growing in my singing and ministering.
I have started to lead Praise and Worship which is such a great thing for me. I am soooo nervous but also happy that God is using me. I want to be a blessing and I want my voice to get better and better!!

I am trying to let God lead me more and more.... I have to stop being stuborn and remove all fear and doubt.

I want to continue to excell in all I do.

As a youth leader, I deff feel God's hand.... I would never have thought I'd be in this possition and I even said I'd "Never" do it.... (famous last words LOLOLOL)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Prompt 8

Prompt 8: Weds 22nd NovemberToday, quite simply is a day to dream What would your ideal Christmas be … would it be spent alone (except for perhaps the cat!) in a log cabin with a cup of hot chocolate & a roaring fire? Would it be filled with noise & laughter & friends & parties?Go on ... let your imagination flow ...

I'd love to be with my hubby, kiddies and my mum and her hubby.... somewhere hot like the west indies/carribean.
We'd have a yummmie spread.... delish drinks and all on the beach!!!

Prompt 5

Prompt 5: Sun 19th NovDreamsLast week we took as our theme "Preparation", this week, we're going to use "anticipation" as a theme. Christmas is about the birth of a baby & God wants us to be excited! How did you feel about a birth in the family? What were you most excited about? What did you anticipate? How did you feel? How do you think Mary felt as she anticipated the birth of Jesus?Father God, The birth of a baby is a time for rejoicing, for excitement and for celebration. Fill our hearts with joy as we anticipate once again the arrival of Your son. Help us to remember that You came to this world in the most vulnerable way - not as a king but as a tiny, innocent baby. Amen

When I had my last baby I was soooo aprehensive and anxious as I knew it would be very painful. I wanted to make sure I was prepared and that I had all my stuff ready for myself and baby.

I can just imagine how Mary must have been feeling. She was far from home... traveling.... no room anywhere and the contractions comming quick and fast.
Ontop of all that, she knew that she was carrying the saviour !! WOW!!!

Prompt 4

Prompt 4: Sat 18th NovPreparationThis week, we've been looking at Advent & how it is a period of waiting, of preparation, of anticipation. When do you start preparing for Christmas? Is it something you think about all year or only start in December? When do the children start to get excited? What sort of things do you get excited about? Lord, In this time of preparation & excitement, help us to keep our eyes focussed on You, and help us to show as much enthusiasm for the true meaning of Christmas as we do for the commercial trappings. Amen

I think about Christmas from around August times as I like to budget for bitz and also to start to figure out where we'll spend Christmas day.

At work Christmas preperations start ever so early!!

I cant wait to start practicing Christmas carrols in Choir practice.

Kali is getting more and more excited as the time gets closer. Jayz and Kylo are still too young to really know too much.

I am gonna do some cards with Kali, he chose some paper and peeloffs for his cards at a store he went to with me. it will be fun.

I get excited about family time, watching my fam open their presents and mine too!!

prompt 3

Prompt 3: Fri 17th NovPreparation
Hymn: On Jordan's Bank
[COLOR="Purple"]Still thinking of John the Baptist preparing the way for Christmas, how do YOU feel when the Christmas season starts? Does it fill you with dread (crowds, rush, cost ...) or with joy (family, presents, happiness) - is it a mixture of the two? (Focus today on the FEELINGS not the activities you do)[/COLOR]
Father, as we approach Christmas, grant us peace from the busy-iness of the world, heal the sorrows in our hearts & grant us a renewed joy at the hope that comes each year as we remember the greatest gift of all. Amen

I feel a great Joy as we get closer to Christmas!!
I have always had a hectic Christmas - as a child we would visit families and friends and it was always a time of family.

Now that I have my own family, it's fantastic to see the way the kiddies love the season.
I am going to try to keep my mind on the reason for the season and not get too stressed. Working in a store, you do get bogged down with Christmas stresses, Orders...... turkeys...... made tills.... irate customers....... But I'll just be happy in the knowledge that myt kiddies will be getting some nice things from me with my wages!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


The Lovely Woozle from UKS is posting some Advent prompts for us to use. Cant wait to get started!!

Prompt 1: Weds 15th NovemberPreparationThe word 'advent' is Latin for 'a coming or arrival'. Over the coming weeks, we will take time out of our busy lives to think what Christmas is really about and what the birth of a baby over 2000 years ago means to us today. Advent is a season of preparation, just like Lent, but it is a different kind of preparation. Lent is very adult and serious, because it leads to a death; In Advent, we thank God for Christ's first coming, prepare for his final coming at the end of time, and celebrate Christ's presence among us today. As Christmas is centered in the new hope brought by a baby, it's a very child-oriented holiday. Because Advent leads us up to that baby, so is Advent.Today, take some time to think how you are going to mark this Advent season and to prepare yourself, both in spirit and by gathering your supplies to start your Advent journey.Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts for the coming of your Son. As we approach this season again, prepare our hearts and minds to receive your message anew, that we may come to a deeper understanding of this season and of You. Amen.

This prompt is an excellent begining to what I know is gonna be a fantastic time of thought, reflection and a closer understanding to Advent.

The Birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2006


Ok so it's the firework season!! I really am not a huge fan of them!! I was really scared as a child, I like the colours and it's noce to watch them from behind glass but the noise and being to close is not for me.

Jayz abs loves the whizz, bang, colour as does kylo!!


Church was fantastic!! We had a "fireworks" evening and the Holy Spirit really showed up with great fire.
The Choir led praise and worship and we also ministerd two songs. It's been quite a while since we have sung as a choir at church and it was great!!

I really am trying much harder with my singing and am pushing myself more and more.

Songs of the Moment:

1-2 victory check (Tye Tribett and G.A.)
who else but God ( " " " " )
Days of Ellijah (Donnie McClurkin)

Monday, October 16, 2006


On Thursday, I was "Introduced" to the most dynamic, awesome choir I've seen for a long time!!

Tye Tribbett and GA!!

They are abs fantastic!! They have enlightened a fire in me and I just want to continue my singing even more!! I want to stop holding back and give it my all!!

My cuz and I are desperately longing for the DVD to come into the store!! It's sold out everywhere so she ordered it for us. It should be here on Friday and I cant wait.

I was privaliged to have been loaned a copy for a couple of days and I had the dvd on all night.

I miss it and cant wait till i get mine.

What a weekend!!

I've had such a fantastic weekend!! Very hectic but great.
It started from thursday all the way thru to Sunday evening.

Thurs after choir practice, I had a real bondin experience with two close friends and my cuz. I was still on a high the next two days.

Friday was my good friend Sophie's B'day meal and we had a brill time dancing in the winebar.

Saturday was the day of a concert that my church mum put on, I was a co-ordinator with my cuz and we worked hard but had fun too. I had great enjoyment playing around... erm make that testing out LOLOL the walkie talkies. Before we got started.
The concert was fantastic and the artists were awesome. God was deff in the house and a young lady gave her heart to Him!!

Sunday was fantastic. It was youth service in the evening, I had a programme to run with but I just couldnt go through with it!! The Holy Spirit had other ideas and I just had to praise Him. The whole church was praising and our visiting Bishop prayed and ministered to the congregration and the young people too.
The theme was Comming back to your first love and without even a scripture read or a topic given God had us all exactly on track!!

Friday, October 6, 2006

Such a long time!!

Haven't posted in such a loooong time!! I have been so busy and work is a stress!! I am quite frustrated there and am being victimised a bit. I think i will complain to reginal personel actually as I've had about enough!!

Kylo has sniffles again, bless him and is quite clingy. he had a horible couple of nights and I hope he has a good sleep tonight.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Kylo!!

I cannot believe it!! A year has gone by sooooooooo quickly.
Kylo's b'day was last week and he had a great day.

He was so happy. He was smiling and clapping and dancing when we sang "Happy Birthday" to him.

He's such a lovely baby. so soft natured and funny. He's great company.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

My Little baba's THREE!!!

WOWWW!! cant believe it really. I am so behind that I missed posting the news!! He still is my baby and now he's three. He had a great day out last week. We went to a fun park and he enjoyed the rides and the stalls. His big bro loved it too and he went on the dogems with daddy and also with a friend he made (it's amazing how kids make friends!!) Jayz was soooooo excited and he was running around. He went on the trampolines and loved it sooooo much I was so happy just looking at his happy face.
He loved the areoplane ride, not surprising really as he loves planes, he loved going up high and looking down at us smilling and waving everytime he came round to where we were standing.
He also loved the round about swings.
We played a few games on the stalls and won prizes for each child. A scooby doo toy for jayz, a street fighter gameboy advance game for kali and a big looney toons ball for kylo.
Kylo loved watching his brothers and was so excited. He wanted to go on the rides too!! LOL.

Being there made me even more determined to shift more weight, Kali wanted me to go on the rides with him but i was too afraid incase i couldn't fit or if people would laff at me on the rides. this time next year we'll go back and I'll go on the rides with him!!

It was a fantastic day and I think I'll take them back before Kali goes back to school as they enjoyed it so much. I have taken some time off at work so I can spend some time with my "coco puff" before school starts back.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Went to an expo today and spent obcene amount of money, in a small amount of time and considering it wasn't that big a show... am thorougly ashamed with myself... pleased with me bitz tho LOL!!

Met Sarah in person, she's such a sweetie, her family are so great!! made an atc on her stand and had a good natter, and got some yummy paper, atc kit and doodlebug kits too!!

cleared some bitz from the lovely Orlando he had some fab alpha stamps at half price so i got two packs.... well it would be rude not too haaaaaa!! got a few other stuff and also some brads i wanted!!

Visited a stall where the holders came all the way from US, great stuff and will be visiting their site.

I also came across a fab company i met at ally pally, I am designing some cards for them and i lost their details so am well pleased they were there. Picked up some cute girly stamps.

I got a few more bitz from the various stalls and a pack of pay-per-box card. The lovely chap didn't take card so he offered to let me send a cheque to him, what a sweetie.

My feet are aching but my back pack is full!!

Stupid Bank!!

Why did I think this time would be any different. I've been sitting here wondering why the money hasn't gone in! Got a letter this morning saying i didn't send some signed something or another. And that i needed to call.
I called to find out they were talking about as I had signed the form, guy tells me it's some credit thingy, I ask him what page as they sent me back my agreement, he then put me on hold, came back and still didn't know. I told him nothing else was sent out... on hold again, he then comes back... "sorry it wasn't sent out before, nor was it sent out this time!!"

bahhhhh!! he printed another one off so it should be here probably monday!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Brian Mcknight!!

Soooooo..... been singing the delectable Brian Mcknight's Back at One tune all week so thought I'd put it up here .......

..... dont mind me if i swoon

Forgot to say.....

..... In all the excitement of my missing bag and going back to work, i completely forgot to say I'm on a Design Team!!

or did I?? Who know's with me LOL.

I am well chuffed and Sarah is such a poppet!!

My first task was to design some cards for her for the Islington show!! The kit she sent was fabby!! It really challenged me as there were bits in there I haven't or wouldn't have thought of usually using. I'll be going to the show and how odd woll it be to see the cards up??!! I hope her customers like them, I want to make Sarah proud as she has only recently started out and she has some great stuff on her site.

I was sooooo scared and anxious that I wouldn't be up to scratch but I talked with some great forum pals over at scrapitude and they put me at ease.

You can check out her kewl stuff here

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

soon to be out of my overdraft!!!

soooo.... Finaly getting out of my overdraft, Had a review of my account after an embarrasing phone call where I bawled down the phone to a customer care manager after a rude so and so wound me up and then hung up on me!!

I felt like such a goon for crying on the phone, the poor bloke said he'd phone back later lololol. He called me back the next day and gave me some brill advice. He also told me i should try to get a consilidation(sp) loan, I told him i'd been turned down before but he said that was prob for a personal loan and that I should make sure they knew what type I wanted.

Lovely lady called me today(monday) and I was declined!! She said she'd call me back after she had a look at some figures. She came back with good news!! I could have it and also get some money to spend - I had been afraid that if they only lent me a small amount, I wouldn't be able to have access to the money that had just gone in.
She said the only way I'd have it waas if I agreed for my overdraft to be taken away, at first I didn't want that as I have used it as a crutch for so long, butr thinking about it I think it's for the best, this way i can make sure i dont get in this mess again.
I can always apply for one at a later date.

Paper work will come in next couple of days, sooooo.... pray it all goes through I feel much better already. I need to get ontop of my finaces.

Had good day at work although some customers really wound me up!!

Got to work early as I wanted to have a meal and rest but we were so short staffed, work mate begged me to start early!!

Well meant to be in bed already.... got alot on tomo.

Friday, June 30, 2006

My Bag...My Life!!

I cant believe how have my bag lost can affect me soooo much!!

I had all my bits in there and it's frustrating to have to cancel cards and all that stuff but all the private stuff, the stuff that you carry around all the time, gone.... riffled thru... makes me quite sad.

I had pics and videos on my phone of my lovely kiddies and dh and i just hate the thought of someone looking thru them.

I have called the phone insurance people and they've told me i need to get a loss number or something another from the police.

I called the bank about my chequebook and told them i had written a cheque on the thursday/friday and to cancell cheques after that date, the stupid so and so's decided to return a cheque and now the company have charged me £25!! I'm not happy and will be onto the bank tomorow!!

Right.... deff going to bed now!!

Kirk Franklin!!

Put new video on. Thought i'd put Kirk Franklin on. I love gospel music and He has a great style.

Went Choir practice earlier. Was quite good. I am really trying to excell with my singing. I have become much more confident since I started singing on Praise and Worship it seem s odd to think that I am a worship leader. I hope that I am doing a good job and that God will be pleased with what he hears.

I no longer shy away from the mic but do hold back at times, I'm working on that part heee heee.

must go to bed earlier today as I have kali's assembly tomorow morning. It's the jungle book so I'm told!!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Back To Work!!!

Cannot believe a whole year(+) has gone by so quickly!!

I went back to work on Monday and have to say it went much better than I had expected.

It is quite nice to be out of the house and getting some adult convo again!!

The store has changed sooo much and lots of staff, including the store manager and a few of the section managers have gone.

It feels alittle odd to be back and people keep asking me if i'm new!!

I am gonna treat myself to a bit of stash when my pay packet comes but not too much as I have loads of house bits to get.

It's funny how the till is just so easy to get back into, it's sad but I still remember lots of the codes of by heart hahahaha!!

Kali doesn't want me to go to work and wishes I could be home, jayz cries so much when I go "I come??" he asks and then wails when I say no, I ca hear him crying as I walk away - breaks my heart. Ky just watches me go sadly. When I get back he gets all excited and reaches out for me. He has a mega feed and falls asleep, bless him!!.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Two baba's have both got the sniffles and I've been up all day and night with them!! Poor loves have runny noses and eyes and look so sorrowful.

Hoping they get better very quickly as I go back to work on Monday..... scary going back. In one way I can't wait to be going out of the house, mingling with adults and seeing a diff environment. In another way I'm gonna miss my lil baby soooo much, not only him tho the other two too. It will be nice to have my own wages again tho. The last 6 months have been really hard on us as we have been trying to get by on hubby's wage.
Praise God for providing for us, if it weren't for him, we'd be far worse I can tell ya!!

I have "Met" some Christians on UKS and am soooo happy. We are discussing faith/praise booking which I am sooo hyped about.

Anyway, I'm a little achy so will log off and go upstairs. Craft Day so will watch tv till I get tired.

Friday, June 16, 2006


Changed music Video!! Thought i'd have a change, heee heee

Thank God!!!

Not been able to write for such a looonnngg time. I need to write about how wonderful God is.

The other day Myself and the kiddies were caught in a complete downpour. I'm talking storm like rain.
The little two were in their buggy, which in itself is a blessing because if they were in the one I had borrowed before this one came, they would have been soaked as it didn't have a rain cover.
Kali and I were absolutely soaked, he had no jacket and i had only a cardi type thing. I gave him my pashmina to try and save him but we were drentched. It was as tho we had jumped into a swimming pool fully clothed. I was near to tears as I looked over at him all soaked and not complaining, so I decided to pray.
I asked God if he could please stop the rain untill we got home. I reminded him about mustard seed faith. and that old testament people would pray for rain and it rained or for none and there wasn't any.
I then started to sing in my head.
we continued to struggle thru the rain, we came to the high road and i continued to trust in God. We went to a shelter and my skirt could literaly be wringed with all the water.
The thunder started but i knew that God had heard me.
The rain started to let up and we continued home.

I promised God that if he did stop the rain, i'd proclaim his glory so here it is!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Sunshiney Day!!

What a lovely day today was!! Sunny and soooo hot.
Decided it was waaaay to hot for tights... a shock considering i wear them in every weather!! LOL.
The sun fellt wonderful on my legs and it was worth the slightly weird feeling of walking outside bare legged.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

It's Here!!!.......

... My lovely, lovely CROP-A-DILE!!

It arrived this morning, 7.22 am!! Only went to bed after 4am too, so was very bleary eyed when i got to the door to a sneezy postie.
I said a sleepy "bless you" thru the door. He laffed and thanked me and gave me two packages.
Was soooooo Happy when I saw it was a package from US!!
I put it up and went back for a few more hours kip.

Opened my package after the after school run and was grinning from ear to ear. I haven't tried it out yet.

I am soooooo excited to have got it. I spent my "treat" money on it so it had better be worth it LOL.

I am deff going to try it out on tin and I am so loving the idea of using it to bind books too!!

Can you tell I'm excited? Can ya??

Oooooo did I mention it's Pink??

Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy Church Anniversry!!

Today is the anniv of our church ministry!!

We had a fabby day, a wonderful service and then a meal in the church and then a brill evening service. So good am on a HG High!! LOL

We're all due to go to the park tomo for a bbq, should be great if rain stays away.

Thinking alot about my church life and God has really been working things out for me. I just want him to use me more and now I must make myself available to him

Singing on Praise and Worship has really opened up my vocals and has helped me to stop hiding behind others and away from the mic. Today I could really hear myself and instead of shying away I just sang out all the more. I want to increase my singing abilities and really want God to annoint me and I want to excell more.

Singing in the Choir has also helped alot and I love it. I pray that God will continue to use me to minster to others and to minister to me too!!

I have started again with the devotions for the choir whic I had dropped off for a while.

God Is Good!!!!

Friday, May 26, 2006


Poor Jayz has the terrible sniffles. started in his nose but now his poor little chest sounds all wheezy bless him.

He's Lying on Daddy right now and I can hear his breathing all foggy. Daddy is supposed to be watching tv but is snoozzing, I can see his head bobbing and he keeps waking uo and peering at the tv LOL.

Might tell him to go up to bed the poppet.

I haven't played the sims for absolutely ages, they must think I've given up on them.

Got a few things that I need to do project wise. I have a special 8x8 page, a cj and a doll cj. I also must finish my last coaster for the altered coaster swap.
oh and I have to finish of the little mini book to go in a tin I made for my mentee at church.

will do most of that tomo, no energy right now. got some erands to do in morn whilst hubby is at home then I'll get as much crafting done that I can get when the two boys let me!! Kali STILL in Florida I miss him teribly(so teribly cant even spell it right)

hmmm hubby's called it a day and gone to bed, he kindly took the two boys with him.

right gonna check emails and a few things on here then I'm off to rest.... ahhh just remembered the apprentice Martha stewart is on!! bahhhhh..... will have to watch it at 3now..... another late one I think.

Monday, May 22, 2006

New week!!

SOoooooo. This is a new week and I'll be honked if it's gonna like last week.

I'm gonna make an effort to have a better week. Dont know how but I will!

Let some people down last week with a project but am gonna get up to date with everything and make a new pact with myself to become more organised and to get all my bits together.

PND will no longer lead my life!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Wonderful invention, who would have thought a plastic cube with things inside them could be soooo great? Fisher Price did thats for sure!! Went made on these when Jayz was a baby and now baba plays with them too. He absolutely loves them and the good thing is they're still fun to jayz too and they can play with them together.

I know what my going back to work pressie will be for them, now just have to choose which set I'll get..... bigger toy box is needed LOL!!

Oh and did I forget to mention I think they're pretty fab too?? ;o)


Just adding a slidey thingy...... let's see if it works.

Missing You

My sweet big boy is waaaaayyyy accross the world in Florida having a grand old time. He's gone to DisneyWorld and is loving it. I am sooooo missing him it's untrue. His nan nan(paternal) has taken him and they called this morning(friday) he sounded so grown up and had lots to tell me even tho he only went on tuesday.

I had to make my voice perky so he didn't ask me if I was missing him. Baba is missing him too, he's all grizzly and whenever I mention Kali he looks around for him, bless his cotton socks.

Jayz is missing him too, keeps asking for him and saying "kalkal gone on aeyoplane" and then " I wanna go on aeyoplane too" so sweet.

Ah well he'll be home sooner than I kno it and will be full of tales to keep me entertained.

Friday, May 12, 2006


What a day we've had!! Kali had to be collected from school early today as he's poorly. The other two decided today would be the day to be clingy and baba not settling all day, so no naps or sleeps for him.... which meant no downtime for me either!!

Hubby standing over my shoulder to come on pc, despite me asking him 5mins ago if he wanted to come on... to which he said no!! And he say's I'm indecisive LOL.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


What fun we had feeding the ducks today! I dont know who had more fun me or the kiddies!! even hubster enjoyed it. The two baba's swiped lots of the bread for themselves LOL!!

I really want to do more park visits with the boys. Kali (will have to stop calling him that soon!!) is 8 now and the time has flown by.

I want them to look back at the childhood with great happiness. They're so important to me and I want to become a better mother for them and make sure they get the start in life they deserve.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


Been away for sooooo long, been busy and nt blogging!!

Had a lovely w/e very sunny and had good friend's, daughter's christening to go to on Sunday. Hubby was God Father and you should see his grin. so excited!! Bless him. He really loves the little marshmallow as I call her. She is so sweet and such a contented baby.
It really is funny the way baby girls are soooo diferent to boys.

got a cj to send of tomoro, a paper doll one so exciting, feel like a kiddie again. Am in a few cj's at mo. will post pics of a few when i finish feeding baba.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

What a week

Been trying to catch up with all my scrap deadlines. Done most of them just got a few more.
Unfortunetly I failed to enter my April submision in time for a contest so am out of that now :o( gutted!! esp as I stayed up all night to do it. No one to blame but myself tho so onward and upward hee hee.

I decided to submit for a mag afterall, dont think it's been picked tho as emails were due to go out friday and I've not heard anything, really liked the LO too, was of lovely Buba, I used the papers from the Baby Page Kit Swap I hosted on UKS and think it's one of my fave LO's.
I used a 10x8 photo fo the first time and Loved it. Will be doing more of those methinks!

Last weeks cybercrop, or was it week before?? was great fun although I didn't get to do as much as I wanted.

I did manage to do (queen) Carolines class, I used my own papers and Prima's.

Great class, I really enjoyed decorating the paint can and will be doing more.

House is awffully quiet, Hubby went to setle ds2 and I think he's fallen asleep LOLOLOL

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tag Swaps on their way!!

Look at all these envelopes!! Just waiting to get to their owners.

They're now in the hands of RM, look out for the postie girls :o)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Easter Cake!!

Sooo like me to forget to upload this!! Made an easter cake for my friend and the whole house was full with the smell of choc... yummm!!

I am desperately trying to give up the stuff but am failing!

Think I'll set myself a challenge, starting next week. For each day I dont eat any I'll put 50p in a jar. If I do eat some i gotta take 50p out. Then when it get's to £7 i can trade it into bank and buy some yummmi primas!!

Friday, April 21, 2006

To Submit or not to submit.....

.... have been thinking of submitting work to mags for a while, the thing is I have little confidence in my work. Even if others say it's nice I still wonder if they're just being nice.

I did set a goal that i'd be published this year and I suppose if I dont submit, I wont be published!!

hmmmmmm...... I have one deadline for tomo so if I decide to do something I'll send it off, you never know :0)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

New Member to my Prima Family......

Soooooo...... I couldn't resist the pretty bottle of prima's calling me from their shelf!!

I was in lakeland limited today and moments after i stepped in , the lights went out!! there were a few small lights on but the main ones were out. The tills were still working, so not to be dettered, i carried ds2 and his buggy up the stairs to have a look at the craft bits. I looked around and saw a few "must-haves" put them in buggy hood and turned around..... there glistening in the dark were a row of primas!! all the same as LL sell only one type and despite the fact that i had said from home that i wouldn't get that bottle as i had those types of colours , the glistening dragged me over and all to soon, the bottle was in my hand!
The cold hard glass felt so at home in my hand and when i looked at the bottle i saw that there were diff sizes in there.... well I just had to then didn't I??
In it went into the buggy hood!! By now it was getting full, so i transfered the goodies into the trolley dh had got.... not for me to fill up I may add, but rather for ds3 to have a ride in LOL!!

Well here's a pic of our newest addition to my prima fam. I'll take a more personal one at a later date :o)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Easter Musings!!

I have been swept away with my feelings towards Christ this Easter. I watched the passion of the Christ and it blew me away. Of course I knew before of the pain and suffering Jesus went through but I really was touched by the film.

I am sooooo thankful that Jesus died for me and my sins.... many sins at that!!

Thank you Lord xxx

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Post Office adventure!

Trust me to forget to write up the cert. of posting forms before I got to the p/o!! I got there 7mins before they closed and all was going well, not a queue whatsoever!! Paid for a jiffy bag to send an easter package and went to give my baby page packages out only to realise i didn't do it at home! Not only that but the certs they had only had space for 3 names, unlike the ones I have at home that carries on at the back.
Soooo went about filling in all the addresses. of course i had to take all the packages out of the bags to see the addy's LOL.
The poor loves locked the doors and the cleaner started cleaning and there I am writting down the addy's as fast as my pen could write.
Well..... i'll remember for the tag swaps when it comes to send them off, i've even got some certs here, think i'll fill them in in advance just so 'm ready.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Swaps all packed up.....

.... and ready to go!!

P/O shuts early on a thurs!! bah........
have to wait till sat now as tomoro is a bank holiday.

Hate letting down the girls, they've been sooo good.

Primas... How i love thee.... let me count the ways.

1 - your soft, paperyness...

2 - such beautiful colours..

3 - your floaty lightness...

4 - thoose bottles, al nice and pretty....

Dh has just reminded me i have some stuff to do.... bah....

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

wahey!! we have music!!

just put sean paul's music video up!!

He is deff artist of the moment for me.

ahem.... still got to do some crafting!!

played around with banner

soooo.... had a play in between the many feeds, cuddles and cross mummy moments. And came up with this!!

must get some crafting done......

Bitten by the Blog bug!!

Right!! I've been bittten at last!!