Monday, 18 April 2011

Followers & following :)

Well yesterdays Alphanumeric bloghop run by Mel was a fantastic success so big thanks to you Mel. It was great fun! I don't know the total number of blogs that were taking part but I do know that it was great to find some exciting new blogs to follow .......... & hopefully I will have found some more followers myself :D Which brings me to the reason why I am blogging this today. I would love to know how you found my blog! I know I have 17 people who have clicked the follow button & its lovely to see you all there but I also know that I have 169 subscribers who remain nameless & faceless! It would be fab if you could leave a comment below to say how you came to follow my blog. Even if you have never left a comment before please just quickly say " Hi!"..... I don't bite :) Just a quick note - blogger is refusing to paragraph again so if it all looks cramped its not me its Blogger!!!!!!!! TTFN x

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Mels Alpha-numeric Blog Hop!!

Hello & welcome to my part of the blog hop organised by the marvelous Mel at I Speak Melsh. You should have reached me via Stacey but if you happened here by chance please feel free to start at Mels blog by clicking her link & then follow the blogs in order or just carry on to the next blog from here :) The theme for this hop is Alpha-numeric. It started as just an alphabetical theme but I think Mel underestimated her fans/followers so she had to expand to numbers!! I have been allocated the number 2 .... not an exciting number like 7 or 13 is it? But after giving it some thought I realised how important this little number is in our lives. We live in a (mostly) symetrical world. Where would we be without a pair of hands or eyes or legs? Goodness we would be without pairs of shoes!! From pairs we can go to twins. My aunty had 2 sets of twins - one set in each marriage! 2 peas in a pod! Terrible picture ...... sorry Aunty but its the only one I have! This is c1965 with her first twins - I still can't tell the difference between them 40+ years later! My aunts other twins were born about 10 years later, girls again but this time non-identical. They were 2 of my 4 bridesmaids in 1989 :) Another terrible photo but I didn't keep many. The twins are the first two to my right. Wikipedia has a wealth of information on the number two. For example it is the first & smallest prime number and the only even one. Other references of course can be made to 2nd best, 2nd marriage, 2 halves, 2 hearts beat as one, put two & two together, 2 o'clock, etc etc! But I think I will end with this photo of the Twin Towers. Your next hop on our journey is to Helena's Creative Maven

If you have any problems with any of the links (we are all over the world so some time zones and some blogging platforms auto-posts may throw a spanner in the works) please go back to Mels where she has a full list of all the participants

Thankyou for reading my blog :) Happy hopping!! x

Friday, 15 April 2011

Jakes 8!!

My Goodness. You turn your back for 5 minutes and all of a sudden your baby is 8 years old! Would somebody like to explain where the last few years went. Because its scary to think that in only 2 years he will be in double figures (& I will be 50 but we're not going to mention that) and we will be celebrating his 10th (& my 50th apparently) at Disneyland, Paris!! Eeek :(( But back to the present. My boy had a party at home this year. We had 8 of his friends to come for a couple of hours in the afternoon. There was a bouncy castle where lots of screaming 8 year olds (and a highly excitable 4 year old cousin) had lots of bouncy fun......... There was a MarioKart knockout competition on the wii ...... Jake enjoyed telling everyone what to do here!

There was more bouncing to be had by screaming 8 year olds who needed more thrills ...........

Then of course there was candles to be blown out on The Cake .........

.......... followed by the photocall. Can you believe the 8 year olds with their mobile phones! Bless them :)

And when the party was over and everyone had gone home it was time for the birthday boy & his Daddy to have a go with the new Kitchen Chemistry Set. Goggles on for safety :))

And this all happened on Sunday the 10th of April which was an absolutely gorgeous warm day which is quite funny because when I sent out the invites in early March I made a note to suggest wearing warm clothes incase it was chilly!!!

Thanks for reading xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

testing! testing!

just testing the auto-post ready for Mels Alpha-numeric bloghop on Sunday!! Panicking? Me? Yes!!

Friday, 8 April 2011

have you seen this?

I had to share this LO with you! I love it. I just found it on the Write.Click.Scrapbook blog.
Made by Amy Sorensen.

I love the happy feeling that shines out. I love LOVE the journalling!!

She even made the flower & if you read the blog you will see she was out of her comfort zone!

Its fab :))

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

This time last year.....

........ goodness I had forgotten all about this day out!! It was such a cold & windy day & Jake really doesn't have much of an attention span so really it was a bit of a disappointing experience. But a year on we would like to go again because since we last visited the site a replica roman villa has been built close by. The building of the villa was filmed by Channel 4 and made into a documentary which was shown recently ...... though why they had to employ some of the laziest builders they could find beats me!! (picture from English Heritage) So as soon as we get some nice warm weather we will be packing a picnic basket & setting off to spend a lazy, cultural afternoon at our local villa (its only a 15 minute drive away!!)