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Monday, 17 November 2014

ME ON MONDAY

Waving at you all this week, whilst compiling the list for our Charity's Christmas Party.....



.....It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!.....I have to say that it still feels odd thinking about Christmas in the sunshine, but I'm coping!

The weekend?......garden tidying, new plant planting, hospital visiting, attending another funeral, having coffee with friends, ' sorting' Christmas trees and baubles for the upcoming XMAS Bazaar...and, best of all- booking flights for mum and dad to come here for Christmas! The one thing dad wants most is to come out here again....I have no idea how it will turn out, but I woke up yesterday morning knowing that it's what I want too!


Thanks to SIAN for the idea of the 'MONDAY WAVE'...have a good week!


Thanks for dropping by!

Take care of you

Alison xx

 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

NOVEMBER

SIAN has come up with another great idea......check her post HERE...... but I have used RUTH'S photographic post as my 'presentation' inspiration......
I have come to the conclusion that I am a great 'jump on the bandwagon ' type of person....and it's probably just as well, or my blogposts would be even fewer and further between!

For me, November is:

remembrance 



 Beautiful sunrises






Helping to organise our local Christmas Bazaar





 Christmas cards ordered online arriving


Playing Christmas music






Getting the Christmas Village ready to go up by the end of the month





taking the woolies knitted by our Craft ladies to the Children's Home





and wishing a very special girl Happy Birthday!

Thanks for the inspiration Ladies!...

Have a good weekend, and I do hope Christmas is starting to creep into your life in some capacity!

Thanks for dropping by!
take care of you
Alison xx






Sunday, 9 November 2014

ONE PICTURE, TWENTY WORDS

Joining in with ABI's monthly meme......





It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas .......the Christmas CDs have been brought out and are being played- LOUDLY!


Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

ME ON MONDAY

.....well it IS me on Monday...just posted on Tuesday!



It took some practice, but I  FINALLY got that sewing machine I mentioned last week to make a quilt square that's heading your way SIAN!


The weekend?.....it was a shopping for a Birthday present, hospital visiting , funeral attending, booking flights for the pre-Christmas visit to Scotland and starting a new book kind of weekend!

Hoping things are good in your little corner of Blogland!

Waving at SIAN whose brilliant idea this was!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx



Monday, 20 October 2014

ME ON MONDAY

As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I am no seamstress in any shape or form! Even so, I have been taking part in  FIONA'S Friendship Quilt project; to date , all of my squares have been hand sewn as I have never owned a sewing machine...but  as from today I am the proud owner of a brand new second hand sewing machine;




The good news, SIAN, is that your square is now underway; the not-so-good-news is that you are the guinea pig for my fledgling machine skills!!

The weekend?......it was a Project Life catching up (all of two weeks!), housework catching up, being Front of House at our local theatre group's commemoration of the two World wars and taking MY LITTLE OLD LADY to watch the MOORS AND CHRISTIANS Parade (I feel a separate Post coming on) at FONTILLES...she thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, as did I!





As normal, a varied and interesting weekend...I do hope yours was too!

Waving at SIAN, from whom the idea of 'ME ON MONDAY' originated

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx 






Tuesday, 14 October 2014

ME ON MONDAY

Today was haircut day....I decided to try something new, but I'm not sure?!


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The weekend?.....it was a watching FROZEN (twice!!), which led to downloading the soundtrack and dancing round the kitchen to 'LET IT GO' ,which led to thinking that it's just as well it's just me and Boo here at the moment!!


It was finishing the book I bought at the airport last week(DAUGHTER by Jane Shemilt...so good!).


It was planting some new bedding plants


.... and unfortunately it was spending the best part of Sunday afternoon at the local hospital , after MY LITTLE OLD LADY had a nasty fall....she was discharged today ( they don't keep you in hospital long here) but we have arranged for her to go and spend a few days in FONTILLES until she gets her strength back.

*ME ON MONDAY is the brainchild of SIAN, at whom I'm frantically waving!


Wishing you all a week filled with good things!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

ONE PICTURE, TWENTY WORDS

Joining in with ABI's monthly meme (late of course!)



Home again after a few days in Scotland and Newcastle....the sun feels good after the chilly United Kingdom!


I'm hoping to get to back to blogging 'normally' next week, and I'm trying to catch up with some blog reading over the weekend.

In the meantime, I hope the weather allows a weekend of replacing some plants that didn't make it in the heat of the summer...hoping you manage to do some things YOU enjoy!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx