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Monday, 16 March 2015

ME ON MONDAY

It's been a day at home today...a day for housework; yes, you heard me correctly HOUSEWORK!....as in getting out the furniture polish and the sweeping brush AND the mop.






'What's brought on this madness?' I hear you mutter........well, apart from the fact that it was well overdue, Kirsty is arriving on Wednesday - WITH the boyfriend! The first time a boyfriend has been brought home...the boyfriend whose parents' home, every time I facetime, looks tidy pristine - so I do not want be found lacking!!

The weekend? It was a lunch with a friend on Saturday, lazy Saturday night, taking a bunch of ladies who live alone and whose children weren't around for Mother's Day out for morning coffee, telephoning my own mum and MIL, going out for Sunday Lunch then collapsing on the settee sort of weekend....and I even managed some scrapbooking!






Waving to SIAN (who came up with the brilliant idea of  ME ON MONDAY) and all the Monday 'wavers'...and of course to JO who has inspired me to get back scrapping with her FIVE FAVOURITES idea!



Monday, 9 March 2015

ME ON MONDAY

Today was one of those days that, when I went out this morning I didn't get back home until 5 o'clock. I was ready for a cup of coffee and, given that the sun was still shining I decided to have that cup of coffee outside, whilst catching a few rays and reading my book






The weekend? ......a bit of gardening, ordering new gas bottles, food shopping, book-reading and scrapbooking...there should have been housework in there- but somehow I kept finding something more interesting enjoyable to do!

I also chose my FIVE FAVOURITES for February



Boo's fringe was so long, I ended up putting one of  Kirsty's bobbles in to keep it out of her eyes!




Kirsty and I in Paperchase 



Out for lunch with Kirsty and the boyfriend 



Craig sent me the cards on the left for my Birthday but they didn't arrive...when he discovered that, he went and bought duplicates before coming home...needless to say the originals arrived the day Craig did!




An 86th Birthday Lunch ...yes the lady in the middle IS 86!!


Waving at SIAN and the other MONDAY WAVERS...and wishing you all a good week!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx












The scrapbook page I got done?



Thursday, 5 March 2015

FIVE FAVOURITES- FINISHED

Slightly late...but I have actually managed to complete five layouts for January













I posted the first layout HERE.

Thanks to JO for the original idea that got me scrapping again!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx 




Wednesday, 4 March 2015

PAIRS

I'm joining in with HELENA'S weekly photographic meme and I've been out in the garden again

CLOSED




OPEN


I do love this time of year in the garden...there's something new every day!


Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx



Monday, 2 March 2015

ME ON MONDAY

A great sense of achievement is being felt here today...I have actually managed to sit myself down and get the last square for the FRIENDSHIP QUILT sewn up AND put in an envelope ready to be posted tomorrow.....hold tight DENISE, but don't get too excited..the post from here isn't exactly what you  would call reliable!




The weekend?......a bit of gardening, a bit of shopping, an 86th Birthday dinner and Afternoon Tea...and, of course, a bit of sewing!

The sun is shining and it's HOT- not WARM here today.....on returning from a walk, Boo ran ahead of me up the garden, and this is where I found her:




....she had obviously had very hot little paws!

Hope you are seeing some sunshine where you are today!......waving at SIAN and all the other 'Monday Wavers'

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx






Saturday, 28 February 2015

HAPPY MAIL

Well here I am ...back in sunny (and it IS sunny..and very warm compared to the west of Scotland and the North East of England where I spent last weekend!)Spain.

When I eventually went down to empty our postbox, guess what was waiting for me?.....





....another four postcards from SIAN'S VALENTINE POSTCARD EXCHANGE.....two from the USA and two from the UK....thank you to DEB, KIRSTY, DORIS and PAULINE!

One left to go....I wonder when and from where it will arrive...thanks again for organising this fun swap, Sian!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx






Tuesday, 24 February 2015

ME ON MONDAY....

...yes I do know it's Tuesday, but this WAS yesterday:


In one of our favourite shops...one I know that RUTH will recognise!

 

 

The weekend? It was a sudden decision to fly to Scotland, run up and down to hospital to visit dad ( who has, thankfully, now responded to treatment and is back at home), try to keep mum sane, meet the boyfriend (Kirsty's, not mum's ;) manage a quick coffee break with friends, drive to Newcastle to go to an appointment with Kirsty kind of weekend!...stressed?....only slightly!!

 

However, by this morning I am sitting in a sunny spot in the-friend-who-puts-me-up when I am in the area's house, breathing deeply before I go to meet Kirsty and said boyfriend for lunch, knowing that I can feel slightly less guilty about heading home tomorrow after doing my duty as a responsible daughter and mum!

 

Thank you all ffor your good wishes for dad...and I sincerely hope your own weekend was less stressful than mine has been!!


Thanks for dropping by!

Take care of you

Alison xx