Wednesday, 31 October 2012

My Month in Numbers- October

Here is my month viewed in numbers. This great system was created by the lovely Julie Kirk & I've been following it all year.

192 lengths swam in my quest to get fitter.
2 hospital casualties- Matts fractured scaphoid
                    - Harriets trapped thumb :(
500 blog posts published !!!   of which 14 were this month.
£ 110 - the most expensive curry I've ever eaten but so worth it.
9 -   The ninth GoGo getaway & the 8th I've attended . Fab, fun weekend shared with like minded Ladies x
112 miles driven in fog to share a spanish meal with the Swimming Women in Manchester.
1 recipe this month, profiteroles my Husbands favourite pud :)
13.1 miles Dan completed in the Coventry Half Marathon in 2hrs 11 mins.

46 & 15 - the ages of these birthday boys.
Many thanks for looking.

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Friday, 26 October 2012

GIVEAWAY - Celebrate with me...

Today I have reached 500 blog posts. 
Thats right 500 blog posts!!
I never would have believed in May 2009 when I started this blog that it & I would still be going strong. I've found that blogging is such a neat way to share my families exploits, my crafty makes & any general stuff I want to share.
I would like to thank you all of you for reading my posts, commenting on them & generally supporting me particularly in the tough times we have had.

So to celebrate this achievement I am offering a small giveaway...

A hand made lined drawstring bag
A crocheted brooch
Thorntons toffe-chocs :)
all made by me except for the chocs :D
It's easy to enter
- just become a follower & leave a comment on this post
- if you are already a follower just leave a comment to ensure you are entered in the draw.

This giveaway is open for 1 week & will close at midnight on Friday 2nd November.
The winner will be picked at random.
Good Luck xxx

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Document life- August!!

I will warn you before you start this a photo heavy month.
To cover our Australia trip I've doubled my Document Life entry & it still only scratches the surface of our holiday. I promise no more Oz photos till I scrap them !!
 Including: elephant riding, breakfast with Orang-utans, Sentosa...
 Raffles, Universal Studios, visiting family...
 Sydney Opera House, ice cream, the Blue Mountains...
 Luna Park, whale watching, bottle shops, good friends...
 Kangaroos & Koalas, family fortunes, Cirque de Soliel & camper van...
 surfing, Gold Coast beaches, celebrating birthdays & AS results...
 Snorkelling, rainforest, picnics & chillin...
 Great Barrier Reef, BBQ's &  boys!

Thanks for sticking with it to the end :D next month I'll be back with my usual format.
Check back tomorrow for a special post & a giveaway ;)

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Birthday Tea!

We went with friends to Lasan's an Indian Restuarant that featured on Gordon Ramsey's programme The F Word.

We had a fabulous evening & the food was so amazing that we all agreed we would definatly go there again.

Sheena x

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Guess Who ??

Here's another Lo using my ScrapaGoGo October "Spice of Life" kit.
I love the blue / brown colour combo as it suits loads of different photos.
I've used a jokey one of me taken in Australia, with it explained on a tag behind the photo.
 The burlap trim reminded me of the binka & aida fabric we used in needlework classes when I was a child so I dug in my stash for some thread & stitched my title using backstitch on the trim.
 Many thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Proud x

Daniel took part in Coventry's Half Marathon at the weekend & finished in a very credible 2 hours 11 minutes. As his parents we are so proud of him.
He has his sights set on future races... so watch this space x

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Document Life...July

With being away in the summer I've got myself a little behind, but with a little perseverance I'm getting there. I remember how terribly far behind I got last year & vowed never to get in that situation again!
So here is my pages for July x
 The olympic torch coming to Coventry, seeing Jessie J, watching Dirty Dancing the Musical...

 being published, Gangshow camp, watching Olympic footy, having dear friends to stay...
 and other bits & pieces which make up our family lives x
Many thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

10 on the 10th...iphone apps

Welcome to 10 on the 10th x
Here are 10 of my iphone apps I use on a daily/regular basis.

Blogpress- Its so easy to take a phone photo & blog it straight away with this app & was great when we were on holiday to continue blogging.
 LensLight- Recommended to me by a friend, adds effects over your photos.
 Pinterest- Great app to browse whilst having a spare 5 mins & a cuppa.
 IncrediBooth- Ideal for fun photos with the kids or on a night out :)
Cogs- I'm not a big game player but I do like this one.
MyFitnessPal- Great for watching what you eat & making informed healthy choices & loosing a few pounds. Really easy to use.
 Facebook- We all love to know whats going on, right ?
 Sketches2Scrap- Helpful apps full of sketches to use to boost your mojo.
 Instagram- fab way to share photos with friends.
 Solitaire- I love card games & this is my favourite to play on my phone.
 Hope you enjoyed a quick look at my phone :D pop on over to Shimelles blog to see more 10 on the 10th.
many thanks xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Going on a Bear hunt...

On Sunday we were honoured to have Bear Grylls, Chief Scout come and visit our local camp site, Rough Close during a County Skills Day, as part of his flying visits around the country. Hundreds of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Leaders & Helpers turned up for a fun filled day in the sunshine wonderfully organised & run by scouting members in the Districts.
Our daughter attended & even though she didn't get a chance to talk to Bear Grylls, she took some great photos of him on her phone.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Playing with paper...

In my mind October is synonymous with the GoGo Getaway :) so when I opened my ScrapaGoGo Spice of Life October kit I immediately started looking through my photos from last year & I came across this one of me taken by the lovely Eileen.

Autumn Frolics.
To create the trees I used the exclusive stamp on the yellow cardstock with clear ink which I then embossed using clear embossing powder. I used mists from my stash to spray over these which allowed the resist to show through showing the lovely stamped pattern. The addition of a Maya Rd wooden twig finished them off nicely.
My title is a combination of the printed hybrids & the AC Amy Tan alpha which fit perfectly in the journalling spot, embellished with a wooly felt. I added falling leaves & the picket fence all cut from the patterned papers in this kit.

many thanks for looking x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Month in numbers - September

Here we are again with my numerical version of our month using the fabulous formula by Julie Kirk x.


1483424  Hospital number for injured son!!
 11 blog posts written, below par but had trouble getting back into it!

£35.00 ticket which I finally got to use after buying it 18 months previously!! Luckily it was a fabulous show :)
 2 new recipes tried - home made pizza & Bara Brith loaf.
14 years since we last saw our lovely friends Jim & Catherine.
4367 Masonic Lodge, whose Ladies Night we attended.
6 cases of holiday washing leading to 15 washing loads!!
8,10 & 12. The school years my children are just starting & the last year they will all be at school together!
 162 mile round  trip to Sheffield to see Kirsty & to finish Harriet's quilt.
Many thanks for looking x I appreciate your visits xxx