Wednesday, 24 October 2007

And Finally...

I've finished my mini book, which you can see below. Four days is quite fast for me! I used Daisy D's Autumn Collection papers, felt, embroidery thread, Hambly rub-ons and bazzill all from Scrap Studio September kit and added some extra Bazzill and Seven Gypsies typewriter words. I bound it all with my Bind-it-All which I've had for a while but only been able to use since I've finished my exams.
This is so much easier for me than 12x12 pages at the moment, and I can use up all those little photos I've taken over the years.
Hope you like it.

My First Bind-it-All Album

Monday, 22 October 2007

Mega Offline!

Yes, we have been offline for this long. Our Broadband was cancelled and we are now trying out a service for extra long lines. Keep your fingers crossed that it works.

Well, alot has happened. Well, no it hasn't, but I have taken my Exam. Three essays in three hours! At least it left me no time to faff, which I have a habit of doing. The journey to the exam was a bit fraught as the council decided to dig up a major roundabout. Luckily, I'd left plenty of time but I did feel myself go numb with panic as the traffic came to a standstill and we were stationary for what felt like an age (10 minutes). Anyway, the exam room looked out onto the prom and it was quite nice to calm myself by looking at the waves every now and again. I felt quite sorry for one man who kept going out to the toilet- nerves I thought at first, but then I started to wonder. He was doing a maths paper- did he have equations written where no-one would dare look!? I wonder. No results for a while so there's no point worrying if I've passed or not.
No exciting photos today, but a very moody sky that I got up to this morning.

Craft wise, my Witch is coming on, my sewing machine's been fixed and I've nearly finished an 8x6 album using my Bind-It-All. Photos to follow when they're finished.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Internet Problems!!!

Well, our flippin' internet's been playing up again. It's no surprise seeing as we're miles from the exchange, but still annoying as there is a closer exchange but BT in their wisdom decided to put us on the furthest one!!!!!

However, I'm beginning to think that it's devine intervention, because it does mean that I have to revise. Coincidence that my internet is going off during the day a week before my exams? I think not lol.

I found this picture today, whilst I was doing a Circle Journal. It's of me as a Student Nurse, sitting in my room in the Nurses Home, Christmas 1989. This building has now been knocked down, as most Nurses Homes have been, but it was a fabulous place to live. Right by the hospital, and only a minute from the social club :) There used to be a tunnel from the home to the hospital and most days in winter we would use this to get to and from work, never having to face the cold and snowy weather. Ahhhh, lovely memories.

(Well, except for the hair- what was I thinking!)

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Back to School

Finally Bobs was able to go back to school today. Despite his worries that he was too weak, he managed the whole day and played football at break!

I did my little stint at the charity shop today, which gets more bizarre as the weeks go by! Luckily, the ladies I work with are lovely, but some of the other shifts seem to be manned by evil versions of the Sheriff of Nottingham!!! Apparently they have taken a dislike to another one of the volunteers and are making it their personal mission to get rid of them. For goodness sake, we work in a charity shop not Amstrad.

I've had 3 kits through today, but I have forced myself to have a quick look and then put them away. I really have to revise and having all that lovely stuff to play with is too much of a temptation!

OK, so I've not blogged for a couple of days, so I thought I'd give you a laugh (God, I'm going to regret this!!!). This is a photo of me dressed as a viking for a town carnival. I was only supposed to be dropping the children off at their Youth Club, but got roped in- literally. (yes, the dress was miles too small)