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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

ME ON MONDAY......

Well actually Tuesday......making the most of an overcast day to sit outside with my book!





The weekend?......it was time with Craig, buying some new garden furniture, looking for a new sofa (unsuccessfully!), booking a trip for Craig and myself at the end of September, booking a flight for mum to come over and generally eating too much kind of a weekend....not to mention being eaten alive by mosquitos- they are really bad this year...i have NEVER had so many bites as I have at the moment!

Hoping you have had a mosquito-free and fun weekend my friends.

As always  sometimes on a Monday (or indeed a Tuesday!) waving especially to SIAN and her merry band of 'wavers'!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx



Tuesday, 25 August 2015

GETTING THERE.....

......with my FIVE FAVOURITES for March(!)

You may remember I mentioned yesterday that I had managed a bit of scrapbooking at the weekend; here are the fruits of my labours:













One more to go and March will be done and dusted...now to look at April's photos!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx






Monday, 24 August 2015

ME ON MONDAY

A very good Monday morning to you all......and especially to SIAN and her merry bunch of 'wavers'!

This morning sees me in that very rare position over the summer months .......alone and able to make as much crafty mess as I please..even in the kitchen which is the coolest room in the morning! In any other room I need to turn a fan on, and you can guess what THAT does to paper and embellishments!!



The weekend?.....it was a waving farewell to good friends, sheet and towel washing,then  ignoring the housework and immersing myself in a trilogy of books which have been calling to me for ages ( BELLE, THE PROMISE and SURVIVOR by LESLEY PEARCE). I hadn't read any of her books before but I was really drawn into this family saga....the final one has still to be finished, but I'm working on that! There was time for a hospital visit and a visit to my LITTLE OLD LADY, whose Birthday it was on Saturday......obviously some scrapping too!


I'm looking forward to a visit from Craig later in the week....and hoping to be planning a holiday with him at the end of September...I do hope you've all got something to  be looking forward to!

Thanks for dropping by!
take care of you
Alison xx

Monday, 10 August 2015

ME ON MONDAY...IN TWENTY WORDS



Duster and polish in my hand can only mean one thing......the next lot of houseguests are on their way!



Waving not only to SIAN and the 'usual suspects' today, but also to the lovely and newly engaged ABI who came up with the great idea of ONE PICTURE TWENTY WORDS

have a good week , my friends!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

SCRAPPING......

.....who?- me?......surely not!

But yes, I felt the bug this weekend and I cleared space and unpacked the boxes which were hiding my supplies.....boxed up due to decorating AND a double booking at Casa McInnes!.....and have actually managed to complete two layouts from my FIVE FAVOURITES from March (yes, MARCH!)









It could be a while before you see any more.....the next house guests arrive tomorrow, so it's time to tidy up again!

It felt good to be creative again ...watch this space!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ME ON MONDAY

Do the scarf, cardigan and grey sky give enough of a clue that I am not at home on this Monday morning ( yes, I'm posting on Tuesday but the picture was taken yesterday)

 

 

 

I arrived in Scotland last Wednesday night, and the scarf and cardi have been almost permanent fixtures since then!


As you can tell, I'm feeling ever so much better and the shingles rash has gone. It's the oddest feeling though, as if even my makeup brush touches the area which was affected the nerve endings tingle...not painfully now, but I'm still aware of it!

The weekend? It was a travelling with mum and Craig to see Kirsty and HER Craig's new house, loving the house but being dismayed at the state of the garden....thus pulling weeds and strimming the almost foot-long grass.....trying to explain the difference between weeds and flowers to my daughter, having a bit of retail therapy and eating too much kind of weekend.


I head home tomorrow, so today will be spent with mum....I took her for a 'proper' grocery shop yesterday; the first she's felt like doing since dad died....she is slowly adjusting to her new situation, but it's hard seeing her so sad......I'm just glad to have been able to get over this week and spend some time with her.

 

Waving to SIAN's 'Monday Wavers' and to everyone else ....have a good week!

 

Thanks for dropping by!

Take care of you

Alison xx

 

Friday, 10 July 2015

ONE PHOTO TWENTY WORDS

Joining in with ABI's monthly meme







Not a bite, as I had thought.......but shingles around my right eye......not life-threatening but sore and itchy!


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Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx