Monday, 25 August 2008

Doodlebug house

Charlotte and I made this doodlebug house today, she choose Halloween style and we had a nice time making it together. We were pleased with the final outcome of our cute first little house.

I also did this Lo for a challenge on UKS which was to use shades of the same colour and use a sketch. I found the big picture of Charlotte and Gary and wanted to use it in a LO so this seemed a good opportunity.

The journalling says, When we lived in Dillwyn close Daddy used to go in the loft wher his record player was. On this day you clamboured up with him and listened to REM's Green album at top volume.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Another LO

This is a LO I did last night following a sketch from the uks summer stash bash.

Excuse the photo.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Circle minibook

This is a circle minibook that was on UKS, by Annette (voodoo vixen). Her site is so lovely and her minibooks are fab.

Mine don't quite do hers justice but I really enjoyed what I've done so far. I need to go on a shopping trip for a few more embellishments, etc so that I can finish it off.

Year 6

When Charlotte goes back to school in September, she'll be in year 6. She had a list from school of things she will need to have. She was very excited about getting it and a lot of thought went into exactly which folder and pencil case she wanted. She chose a Mr Bump pencil case and a Mr Men and Little Miss Folder amongst all the other things, I think it's a preparation for secondary school. She was so pleased showing her dad and grandparents what she had that it really deserved a LO.

The sketch is one from UKS Summer Crop, (Friday 15th)

I'm in the process of doing 2 mini books as well, and will hopefully finish them tonight.

Sunday, 17 August 2008


Ok, so I know that it's not exactly enough for us to live on but everyone has to start somewhere!! As I am normally unable to keep a house plant alive for very long you can imagine how excited I was when i got all this from my veg patch and apple tree!!! You could here me shrieking with excitement up and down the road and the kids even ate the runner beans.

Sunday, 10 August 2008


We have spent the last week camping in the Forest Of Dean with my brother and his kids which was fab. We all had a lovely time and feel revitilised by our break. We visited a number of places, Sculpture trail, a 4.5 mile walk which the kids did without any complaining. Puzzle wood, great mazes, Gary and I went to Chepstow races as we had won tickets and we had a lovely day out. The kids went with my parents to Dick Whittington Farm Park. Swimming, Clearwell Caves and had a picnic by the river Wye. Some of the photos are here at, thanks LK for showing me this site!!

Saturday, 2 August 2008


Well my dad has been home for nearly a week now and seems fine, apart from a couple of headaches, thanks for all your best wishes. We will see him next week as he is coming to visit us where we are camping. So that will be great.

We took the kids to Legoland on Thursday and had a brilliant time. As you can see from the pics I hope, we rode on the sky chairs, watched Johnny Thunder save the day, raced on the fire trucks and put out the fires!!! enjoyed our watermelon, and rode on the wave riders. All in all a good day was had by all and we certainly all slept well when we got home.

We are going camping for a week tomorrow, so catch you all soon. Hopefully with a lot of holiday pics for scrapping.