Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sunday x

Good morning everyone. :)
I hope you are all well and feeling great on this rather overcast sunday morning.
We had a fab time with our second Christmas day yesterday. The restaurant San Marco really does deserve a link in this blog! It was brilliant!!!
It is the second time I've eaten there and both occasions have been marvellous. Can not fault them at all. The food was delicious,served promptly and the staff are so attentive. Wonderful.
After indulging my very naughty appetite (The Diet God will be aiming his sword of fury right at me right now!) we left and headed back to my daughters house for Christmas drinks, games and nibbles later on.
Pass the parcel went down well!!!!
It was so much fun but we didn't quite get around to playing charades as we all talked so much that time slipped happily by and all of a sudden, it was time for bed! Some of our party needed their bed more than others and they are paying for it this morning!!!! Hahahahaha x
I must admit, I feel absolutely drained - rich food and extremely potent cocktails do take their toll on my already knackered body and even though i wasn't at all drunk I wish I had been then I'd have something to blame this tiredness on!!!
Never mind!
I'm off to make a coffee so I will pop by and write a few more pithy offerings later.
L x

Friday, 7 March 2014

Thank you!

Friday at last eh?

Hi everyone!

Hope you all have stuff planned this weekend - for a change, I do!
As you may remember my mentioning it in another post, we are having Christmas again tomorrow!
So looking forward to it!  Expecially the lunch at San Marco - simply gorgeous food!
I've baked the cake, iced and decorated it, made mince pies (half already eaten) and wrapped a pass the parcel up for a party game!!!
Yes, we will also be playing charades!
Christmas isn't Christmas without charades and plenty of booze to make you think you're the best actor on earth and deserve all the Oscars!!!

So, for today, here is my card for the challenge over at CAS- Colours and Sketches #64

L x

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Good morning all,
Today has been much quieter than yesterday - thank goodness! Don't think I could cope with another one like that for a while!
I sat down this morning to make another CAS card.
This time it is for the challenge at Outlawz challenges - Ladybugs which I follow on my blog.

Here it is -

L x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Busy Day

Good evening everyone.

I have had what I call "a hell of a day"!!! It all started when I got up this morning - things usually do - and the Virgin media engineer called to say he was on his way. He arrived at 9.30 and left at 12 after instaslling a whole new TV, phone and internet package (got fed up with SKYs ridiculous prices).
Everything worked well until I tried to use their Anywhere app on my laptop - NO GO, OH NO!!!
I rely on my laptop for absolutely everything. Not having access to things on here would be like a kid losing their mobile - tragedy!)
I don't usually lose mobiles.........I tend to wash them................Alot..........(hmmmmm)
Anyhoo, as i couldn't access what I wanted I thought I'd do some housework starting with hoovering in Marks room. Big mistake - I realised he was right in one thing - his room's not untidy - just extremely dusty and in need of a spring clean. So I did.
Two hours later, all finished. Starving, thirsty and I know I did too much cos everything hurts :(
After that, the technician rang and we sorted out the laptop (yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) but then I had to spend ages hunting for accomodation for his nibs for this evening and for trains and coaches for his 'hoppo' for tomorrow - Aylesbury to Glasgow? Guess how much on the train......Go on, guess.


I kid you not!
How utterly disgusting is that? Totally and utterly ridiculous. No wonder the trains are struggling.

( So the fella will be on a coach! Alot cheaper! )

Eventually, and by that i mean at about half 4 (it's now 6.09pm), I actually sat down and finished the cards I started last night!

And here they are in all their glory!

I'm entering the first one into the challenges at -


So, onto the next one!

This card is being entered into this challenge :

Mojo Monday Sketch 335


L x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Top 3!

Hi peeps!
Well, what a lovely surprise to find I'd been selected as a Top 3 runner up in the challenge over at Without Words. My card was my 'teacher' which I made last month!
It does give such a satisfying feeling when something  you've made is highlighted, even if it isn't the winner!
It doesn't matter. Entering in the hope it will be liked is fun enough, winning is a bonus.
Have been out for breakfast this morning with sis-in-law Theresa. Had a bit of shopping to do then came home made a pasta bake for dinner, prepared a batch of pancake batter and made a Christmas cake which is now cooking in the oven!
We are having a Christmas day re-run on saturday and we are all looking forward to the fun!
Last Christmas was a little muted due to a death in the family so....roll on saturday! Wish we were having presents again too! x

Hoping to pop back here later with some sort of creation or other. I never know just where my mojo will take me!!!

L x

Monday, 3 March 2014


Good afternoon everyone.
Today - a most beautiful sunny day here in the NW of England - I thought it might be a good idea to make a scrapbook page for my 2013 album for a change. I've been trying to complete it bit by bit and it's going VERY slowly!
Then I found a challenge on Feeling Sketchy #83 and decided not only to make the page, I can enter it into the challenge too! Result :)

Here it is!

L x