Saturday, 19 January 2008

I'm bloggin' again.......

It's been a while since my last blog so this is a quite a long blog. I started playing along with HS:MS on Monday so have a whole weeks woth of photos for you to go through......if you have the stamina to get you to the end of this blog please leave a comment.

A big family gathering with plenty of photo opportunities and who forgot her camera? Shame on me :(

Last night we went to my OH uncle Jims 80th birthday party, a large family afair. I really enjoyed seeing my OH's family members that we only ever get to see at these events. My healthy eating plan went right oot the window, I just had to have a few brandy and lemonades and managed to munch my way through a large plate of food from the buffet table. Oh well!! I'll start healthy eating again tomorrow. The highlight of the evening was a short film show of Jims life from 1928 to today, we couldn't have a party in Scotland without a piper who played a medlay of traditional Scottish songs.

SOS (show off Sunday)

I took this in October when me and my OH went on a wee break to Ayr. I would love to have a go at this sport, even though it was a cold windy day it looks so much fun. I don't even know what it is called.


The dreaded SPS (self portrait Saturday), the first one I've done for ages, so I must slowly ease myself back into this. Just a tiny bit of me this week, I'm showing off my first ever professional French Manicure.........not a great photo, a bit grainy. My daughter gave me a voucher at Christmas to get my nails done as I usually just do them myself, when I can be bothered!!! It was quite a treat, but to be honest I just don't have the time to sit and have a manicure very often, and I'd rather spend the money on craft stuff!!! Life is far too short to be worrying about my nails, I've too much other stuff to get on with,
thanks S-J it was a really nice thought :) and they do look great......

DangleTo hang or swing loosely. Find 'dangle' in your space today.

An arithmetical value expressed by a word, symbol or figure. Show us a 'number' in your space today!

Just a quik photo today, which I wasn't happy with so I had a wee play with it in photoshop....

To allow oneself to enjoy a pleasure....

Now I'm not a big chocolate fan (I'd rather have crisps) but my daughter won this box of choccies in a raffle at her work and she shared them with the family, so I did indulge in a few of them :) and they were quite yummy........

To go at a distance from a specified thing, place or person. Show us 'away' in your space today.

A bit of a cheat this one....... this photo was taken in 2004 when out for a walk near Braefoot Bay. OH and dogs walking 'away' from me 'cause I was too busy takin' photos of anything and everything as usual.


The world is awash with them - music, images, movies. Show us CD's in your space!.......

Here's the CD's on my computer desk, which I have given a well needed tidy and clean, so now I can actually see some of the desk.

Some ATC's that I have made for SSUP and Willow Design Swaps. It is a shame that Angela is having to close her SSUP online craft shop as her local post office has been closed, but she is hoping to keep the ATC swap going as long as she has enough people interested. Angela's blog is here if you would like to pop in for a visit.

The SSUP swap for January is New Year/ I'm not normally someone that would make a New Years Resolution as I never keep them, but while thinking about what I was going to do for my ATC's I thought I might as well make a resolution this year and see just how long I could keep it up. Then silly me ended up making 2 resolutions, the first one 'to ride my bike more' which is easy enough, it's just walking to the shed to get the bike out that I find hard. I will eventually make the journey to the shed and then I will start riding my bike to work and the shops again. Now the second resolution 'to learn to belly dance' is just going to end up in laughs and maybe a visit to A & E. I want to do this for the exercise and fun of it, but so far have not been able to find a local class. With the wonders of the internet I am now waiting on my 'Learn to Belly Dance' DVD to arrive. This I know will cause much hilarity in my house and will most probably end up in the cupboard with all my other keep-fit/dance yourself fit DVD's.

Before Christmas I treated myself to 2 new stamps, I just love these girls. I haven't had much time to play with them, but here's 2 of the cards I have made so far........

A quick and simple card using peel-offs (which I'm not really a great fan of) and a small photo of the Forth Bridge, which I took with my very first digital camera about 7 years ago. It's hard now a days to get a photo of the Forth Bridge without the blocks of scaffolding and white sheeting that is in place to protect the workmen and painters.

Well done to anyone who has made it this far down my blog........ you will be pleased to know this is the end. :) xx


Sue Nicholson said...

Phew . . . I made it :-)

Wow what a catch up" Love the sp and Thorntons chocs especially!

Wecome back :-)


Anonymous said...

Welcome back to blogland Debbie... fab catch up pics and just love all of your recent atc's... they are just gorgeous!!
Looks like you are well and truly making up for lost time and HOW!! :D

Melissa said...

Hi Debbie, Just taking a peek at your blog and thought I'd say "hi". Thanks for entering the Short One's Birthday Giveaway last month! I love your cards - those girls have so much character!