Life in the Slow Lane

Sunday, 12 April 2015


Joining in with ABI's monthly meme

Boarding Pass printed....passport booked in for Airport Parking...getting ready to go and visit mum and dad!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Saturday, 11 April 2015


Chasing my tail again here, but slowly getting there!

Thanks to JO I have been scrapbooking much so that I have actually order a new album- the first one for a couple of years!

I shared my first two layouts for February HERE, and at last am getting around to posting the others:

I've also chosen my Five Favourites for March:

Celebrating our 35th wedding Anniversary...these will probably go on one page

Spending a rainy afternoon playing video games

Mother's Day morning coffee

Young at heart!......Jean and Eric met in hospital and have remained firm friends

It's unlikely that I'll get them all completed by the end of the month, given that I haven't even started and am off  to visit mum and dad for a week, on Monday....more catching up when I get home!

have a good weekend my friends

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


A day late again, but this was me yesterday...still catching up with laundry after all my visitors of the last few weeks had left.

The weekend? I saw Kirsty and the boyfriend on their way back to the UK on Friday, spent some time pruning and weeding in the garden, visited MY LITTLE OLD LADY who has ended up in hospital after a bad fall, had a very pleasant lunch at a local restaurant with good friends on Sunday....and  finished my last Layout for my FIVE FAVOURITES for February..... I"m hoping to get the photograph taken of that tomorrow and then I'll share them with you.

We also had word last week  that, after having an MRI scan, the doctors were pretty sure that dad had gallstones...he had surgery today during which they removed two rather large stones without complications.... he is now in Recovery and we are all hoping and praying that he will be able to start eating again and  build some strength up.

Waving at SIAN (whose idea ME ON MONDAY was)... and her merry band of wavers - and of course YOU!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


I know that most of SIAN's 'wavers' will have done so yesterday, but here I am late as is often the case!

After a week of horrendously wet, windy and cold weather the sun has come back with a vengeance .....and not only have I changed the nail polish on my toes to a Summer pink...said toes also had their first dip in the pool.

Believe me, no other body part followed, as although the temperature on the terrace was about 30 degrees, the pool was FREEZING!

The weekend?.......I've had a house full of people-not only are Kirsty and the boyfriend still here, but Craig arrived too, as it was our Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. Needless to say this resulted in enjoying a weekend of too much eating and drinking - well, one does have to celebrate 35 years of marriage!

Kirsty and the boyfriend ( his name is Craig too would you believe, so when I'm talking about him i call him 'the boyfriend' to avoid confusion with MY Craig!!) are leaving on Friday, so next weekend will see me getting my house back to 'normal' I think!

If you pop over to Sian's blog HERE you will see who else has waved this week.

Wishing you all a good week....I have heard rumours of snow in the UK- hope it doesn't affect you too badly!

thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Monday, 16 March 2015


It's been a day at home today...a day for housework; yes, you heard me correctly HOUSEWORK! 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


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


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