Sunday 23 September 2018


It's been a while since I attended a scrapbooking retreat, but this weekend I did as I was at Nikki's GoGo Day Away up in St Albans.

This weekend was all about adding texture to layouts and I had quite good fun experimenting with texture paint on all of my layouts.

That's another 7 I can cross off my list as done!


Friday 21 September 2018


I really haven't had much time to scrap since coming back from Florida with Mum back in April and my mojo has done a runner.

However, I'm going to a weekend Scrapbook retreat with GoGo Getaway this weekend and I'm trying to get my inspiration back.  To do this, I saw that GoGo has a quote challenge running on Facebook and I loved the quote.  I had just the right photo to go with it too.  

As much as I love my 3 wonderful beasties - lots, by the end of the 6 weeks summer hols we are all looking forward to them returning to school.  But then I miss having them around!

The Challenge (link below) is still available to enter until 30th September 2018.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Proud Mummy moment!

He doesn't win it very often now as he's the team's only goalie, but was so so proud of Nicholas at the weekend - Man of the Match trophy was his!!!

Crafty Clogs

So for those that don't know, Mum and I have got together and have been busy making amazing Christams gifts.

We are going under the awesome name of "Crafty Clogs" and we attended our first craft fair on Sunday at the Mill Hall in Rayleigh.  We had a little helper, as Cassandra was desperate to come along too.
Wasn't as busy as we would have liked, but we did well and we are looking forward to the next one which will be back at the Mill Hall in Rayleigh, on Sunday, 4th November 2018 10-4pm, this time in aid of the Cats Protection League.

Please come along and support us - you may find a gift for a loved one!



So so proud of Alexander, he has decided to continue his scouting journey and was invested into Phoenix Explorer Unit last Monday along with his bud George.

Thank you Mark Gibson for all the support and encouragement you have given him.


It's all about the mud!

So despite doing it a few years ago, Cassandra wanted to take part in the Rookies Nuclear race this year with her best bud Millie.


 She LOVED IT!!! 

Way to go beastie!!!


Thursday 13 September 2018

First day back

So not only did all 3 beasties survive the summer holidays this year, but I did too and all too soon  (?) they are all back to school.
 Alexander is 6f3", 14 years old and in Year 10.  Working towards his GCSEs this year.
 Nicholas, football crazy as ever is now in Year 8 (2nd year of Secondary to us oldies).
And Cassandra, who has her first ever male teacher this year, goes back into Year 5.

Work hard my sprogletts!


Monday 10 September 2018

Warhammer 40K

Nicholas went to the Lake District with Lee, Alexander went up to Nottingham with him to Warhammer World!

  Oh they did have fun.. including the dinner at Hooters!!!


Up in the Lakes..

This year I really didn't want to go hiking in the rain again, so Lee and Nicholas went up to the Lake District for a long weekend.

 Being the fittest of the family, they were able to many walks and hikes with ease..

 even in the rain!

 And they made it to the top of a few big 'hills' too!