Thursday, 22 December 2016
Can somebody please put the brakes on, this week is going way to fast, I still have loads to do!
Today we are driving to Essex to see my family for the day, Sophie and Lucy are coming with us too, I think Lucy would be better off staying here in the warm as she has had a terrible bug that has left her with a nasty, chesty cough, she sleeps the other side of the wall to us and I could hear her coughing all night for the past 3 nights bless her, its so frustrating to listen to let alone suffer with.
I will add that when I say that she is the other side of the wall, it would infact be next door as we are two bungalows knocked through, so I dread to think how much you would hear if it was strangers living next door, the walls are paper thin plaster board!
So it will be atleast 6 hours in the car today....ouch! But Mum is looking forward to us coming, so is my sister Emily so it will be worth it. I think that we are going food shopping after we get back too!
I think leaving it to Friday/Saturday would be crazy, I still can't believe that Sue goes shopping on Christmas Eve, you must be mad!
Sue, Pat and I had a lovely lunch out yesterday at the Lamb & Flag pub, Sue and I had Scampi and Chips and Pat had Lasagne, sadly they didn't still do the amazing pudding we had last time so we settled for Chocolate dessert that had Chocolate Brownie at the bottom, smothered in Icecream, with Chocolate buttons, flake, maltesers, lots of whipped cream and 3 wafers! it was delicious, sd usual the time flew by and we were almost the last to leave the pub, that happened last time too, we'll be getting a reputation! Thanks to Sue and Pat for making it a lovely lunch xxx
Now onto Brenda & Ciara's fantastic cards,
Brenda had used the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamps and Dies to create the feature for this pop-up card, they are the perfect thing when you think, as they will look like they are 'flapping' about the top of the box, the colours you have chosen works so well with the colour of the birds, your colouring skills are amazing Brenda, which of your many pens/pencils did you use to colour your birds?
Thank you for sharing Brenda xxx
Ciara, wow, what an amazing card you have made, the poppy you have stamped is perfect and coloured so beautifully too, you are so very clever, that is hard to master. You have even added a little shading to the centre of your Poppy, the stamp you have drawn and the 'Happy Birthday' are the perfect finishing touch for your card, thank you so much for allowing us to see your card xxx
Well I must go, make sure Paul has packed everything into the car, please cross your fingers and toes that the traffic isnt too crazy on the M25.
Love and hugs to all of you