Friday, August 31, 2007


Todays pic, is a LO a did a while back after one of my little mishaps, I got to thinking about the LO so for that reason and that alone here it is! The photo was taken after I somehow got dishwasher rinse aid in my eye and it left me with an acid burn, really quite painful but no lasting damage thankfully!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back to Work!

Well, in about 3 hours I will be back at work and it feels like that back to school feeling I used to get, a bit nervous and hesitant, dread and sad that the breaks over but I know inside that I will be fine when I get there! Only difference is I hated school whereas work isn't as bad!
Thought I would post todays picture a little early as I am sure I will be exhausted when I get back at 10pm tonight so here it is. A nice clump of ripening blackberries, a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner and very apt for how I am feeling right now!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's been a nice summer (not the weather)

Since I started working after I left school I haven't had one summer off! Until this year, I am due back at work tomorrow after six long glorious weeks, which apart from the dismal weather and the slight inconvenience of having an operation has been fantastic, I'd forgotten what it was like to have such a long period away from work and the answer is BLISS! But never mind, I'm sure I will soon get back into the swing of things again!
This is todays pic, I love this one of the swan because he has a little drip of water on the end of his beak! I was feeding a pair of them and they really came up close, they made some very cute noises while they were eating!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Brilliant challenge this week on the Blog 'Til You Drop Blog, Looby designed the sketch, and then this was my offering, Autumn on the Beach, after the holidaymakers have shifted out, look who moved in!!!
Just a quickie tonight, another of the photos from down the lake where I can quite happily spend hours poking about with a camera! I find dragonflies are a nuisance to photograph cos they don't sit still long enough, so it was nice to get one that hung around long enough to say cheese for me!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Well here the photo of the lily as promised yesterday, I finally got round to uploading it!
Today I have been pottering about, doing nothing in particular all my good intentions are yet to materialise! Instead I popped down the lake as DH has gone fishing and forgot half his bait!! And I am so glad I did, I managed some amazing shots, I will upload them slowly over the next few days, so if you want to see them you'll have to come back!!! HEE HEE!!And there's plenty more where that came from and make sure you keep your eyes open as some of these are bound to make an appearance in my up and coming LO's! I am so glad I bought an extra photo ink cartridge the other day now!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Well, I took a photo for today but its still on the camera downstairs and I can't be bothered to haul my lazy butt downstairs to get it!!! So imagine this instead, white lilies the size of plates with the most beautiful pink spots and stripes down the centre of each petal and those bright orange stamens and the smell is so intoxicating and after a while quite sickly!! And the best part of all is there are four of these beauties so far and probably and 25 buds!! Will upload tomorrow or sooner if I succumb to the need for something from the fridge before bed!!
I spent this evening making inchies for a swap on UKS and so far so good, they will probably be tomorrows photo if I get them finished, off blog-hopping now!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Looking Good!? LOL!

Well I have finally started to calm down, its amazing how much there is to see and learn, but its so exciting, here's the piccy I made DH take of me while I was enjoying the moment this morning (YEP in my pyjamas and not even brushed my hair! Embarrassing? Maybe! Do I care? Not in the least!!!) It was a moment I wanted to record and a feeling I wanted to remember so this will definately be getting onto a LO in the not too distant future!!!

OMG!! HOW CHUFFED AM I??!!! WooHoo!!!!!!

Well WooHoo doesn't quite cover it, I am prancing round the house in my PJ's!!! (Nearly broke my bl@@dy neck when I tripped over a pile of stash though - Ooops!!) I am on the Crop 'til You Drop Design Team!!!!! Off to check out the ILoveHotOffThePress Forum now!!! So exciting!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Picture 13/352

OK, this is a tag calendar I made tonight for next year, so I'm bit early but hey!!
Did this for the challenge on the Crop til you Drop Blog, really enjoyed doing it too, not my usual style, nor would I generally choose these papers, so quite a challenge but I enjoyed it and I love the results!!

Picture 12/353

OK here's a piccy for yesterday (Saturday), spent most of yesterday making a bed with DH and I don't mean changing the sheets, we basically have made our own divan bed from scratch and my hands are so sore from the staple gun, I covered the bed and recovered the headboard, comfy though and well worth the effort!!! Off now to try and get a pic for today, be back later!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Busy Busy!!

No pics today or yesterday, just have not had the time!!!! But I did find time to make up a banner for the top of this here blog, not quite finished tarting it up but nearly sorted!!! Not sure about the hedgehog though, he's cute and he bounces and you can feed him strawberries but I may have to trade the poor little chap in for something else!!!
Big promise to myself that I will take a photo tomorrow and post it on here!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Picture 11/354

And todays image a LO of butterflies in my garden!

Oops Missed a couple of days!!!

Have been feeling pretty poo lately, got another raging infection and my fourth course of antibiotics and am still off work!!!!! So plenty of time to scrap but just don't feel like it at the moment, anyway heres a pic for yesterday and one for today, missed Monday completely I think but hey real life gets in the way sometimes, it can be annoying like that!
The pic is one I did for a UKS Summer CC class (10/355)!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Picture 9/356

Just a quick shot today of a LO I've done for the UKS classes, as I have spent three days fishing I am now spending all day catching up and doing as many classes as possible in one go, managed four so far! Can't stop gotta scrap!

Photo 8/357 I BL@@DY got one, well 4 actually!

I have sat down the lake for three consecutive days, I've photographed wild flowers, water rats and read an incredible amount of Harry Potter!! And yesterday I got one, two, then three and finally four, nothing huge, but some gorgeous fish, and well worth the wait!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Photo 7/358

This is yesterday picture, I was so knackered though when I got in I forgot to put it on! Went fishing agin yesterday and whilst sitting there watching the watervoles swim and listening to the birds I decided that this shot really captured the feeling of calm I was enjoying!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Photo 6/359

Went fishing with DH this afternoon, and didn't catch one, I was doing exactly the same as everyone else but not a bite! Aaah Well! Maybe next time!
Did try and take a picture or two of a friendly water vole who took a liking to trout pellets but they didn't come out too well, did manage to get this one though, from where I was standing it looked like the combine harvester type thing was about to plough straight into the lake!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Photo 5/360

Having a go at the UKS summer CyberCrop classes. This is the first Lo of many I hope to be produced over the next few days! This is from "Love Is..." class by Crafty Pastimes.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Passion Flower

This is a LO I did for the weekly challenge on UKS and for the Blog 'til You Drop challenge 2, had great fun combining both challenges so they worked together, loved doing this LO, left the Craft Robo switched off and went back to the time-consuming but satisfying hand-cut title! Thanks for taking the time to visit!

A RED FROG??? (Photo 3/362)

Finally manged to get a piccy of the RED frog in my garden pond, every time I crept out there earlier he scarpered but this evening he wasn't bothered by the fact he had a camera lens shoved up his nose!!!
Loving playing with my camera and I am getting some excellent pics this year.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Laying in bed this morning and heard a bird trapped in the chimney, so hubby and I decided it had to come out, now as our chimney is sealed up, the only access is a little ventilation grate or rip the wall out and replaster which is not an option!!! So into the grate with the hoover we go thinking if we clear all the dust and goodness knows what away we may be able to reach the delightful little blighter, only for me to pull the hoover nozzle out with a dead bird head attached to it!!! EEEEUUURRRGHHHH!!!!! Three bird skeletons later and this one is still flapping about in there, we can't get to it until it drops down to the grate, so until then its gonna have to stay in there! Thing is the top of the chimney is pretty much covered to stop this so they must be forcing themselves through the tiny little gap to get in there in the first place!! DUH!
That was so gross, things like that don't normally bother me but when I don't expect it, I get really freaked out!

I'm so tired today, I feel emotionally drained (long story) and physically knackered, went to a car boot yesterday and got a tripod for my camera for £2 and set of alphabet stamps about 30 years old for £1, only thing is, today I'm paying for it!!! I not fit enough yet after my operation, but No Pain No Gain!

Here's todays pic, didn't use the tripod for it but hey it's a great shot! Love these little chaps in my back garden, there is a red one!? but I am yet to catch him on film, but I will put on here when I do get him saying cheese for the camera!
NOTE TO SELF: Hoovering is obviously detrimental to my health so avoid it at all costs from now on!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

362 to go!!!!!

Not an amazing shot admittedly but an opportune one! I was sitting here on my computer when I heard a ships horn and looked out the window to see this! "The Jewel of the Seas" off on another exotic trip, everytime it docks here I dream that maybe one day I will be on it, sailing away from everything, and then reality kicks in and just sit back and watch! I know I am incredibly lucky to be so near the sea, it near enough is around my street on three sides!! It is a shame in a way though cos as its there I do take it for granted, I may walk along the promenade and I love sitting near the sea wall watching the ships dock but I haven't been to the beach for years!!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Photo Number 2!!

Whilst spending part of my morning lazing about in the garden I decided to take a piccy of my buddleia! And what a fantastic scent it has, its lovely just laying there, occasionally getting a waft of its perfume!

On a not so nice note I have had a count and the grand total of gnat bites on my legs is 15!!! Not impressed, must have got them yesterday, whilst I was down the lake taking pics of dragonflies, but the really annoying thing is I WAS WEARING INSECT REPELLANT!!!!!! Aaarggghh!!!
NOTE TO SELF: Change brands and don't scratch!!

365 photos

Decided this was a fabulous idea, the idea is to take a photo everyday and upload it to here so here is one I snapped yesterday, a close-up of a dragonfly, They are so delicate and so vibrant!
Will see what today brings!!