Monday, 2 May 2016

Week Eighteen

Week eighteen was a fun one, here are the highlights:

Waking up extra early meant I had time to scrap before work!
Alice came to visit us at the office, she also ate some birthday cake!
Everyone from the office went out to lunch to celebrate Jemma's birthday :)
I had this amazing burger!
The weather stayed dry enough for me to cut the grass after work, 10 minutes after I'd put the mower away we had thunder, lightening and rain!
Surprisingly I had a maintain at slimming, I was so sure it would be a 4lb gain so I really enjoyed a guilt free dirty pudding :)
My lovely friend Sandra stopped by the office and bought me this beautiful cup, I kept threatening to steal a cup she has with little feet so she thought it was best to get me my own.  I think I need a pair though so she'd better keep an eye on her one :)
I went down to Paul's for the weekend and we went out for a lovely lunch :)
The sun was shining which was a bonus :)
I managed to finish Project Life 2015 and start Project Life 2016, in fact I managed to complete 11 weeks!
We went for a lovely, long walk and had a very enjoyable pit stop :)
And we ended up at the beach, which was very windy!
Last weekend there was a massive landslide there, this picture shows, or rather doesn't show, the path that me and Paul were standing on when I was last here.  The part of the path we were standing on is now at the bottom of the cliff!
We had a lovely Chinese takeaway, a very rare treat for us because we both enjoy cooking.
And I even managed to get some cross stitch done!
And before we knew it our busy weekend and my busy week was over.

This week has had a great start with a Bank Holiday!

I hope you have an amazing week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Week Seventeen

Week seventeen was relatively quiet, here are the highlights:

Now that the evenings are lighter I can go back to walking through the park on my Tuesday night walk :)
I enjoyed a quiz night with friends and although we came 9th out of 11 our placing didn't reflect the scoring at all, we knew more than we thought we did!
Sarah's mum Jay was delighted when Sarah won the raffle and claimed this beautiful decanter for her :)
Maddie was still trying on hats during her lunch breaks!
Dirty pudding :)
I enjoyed a glass of wine at the end of the working week :)
I got a beautiful new car!
I went to see my niece at her movie night themed birthday party :)
My sister had made this amazing cake!
I cleaned my work car :)
And spent some time with crazy Alice.  It turns out that she's another one who can't say Samantha and called her Anthfafa :)
I managed to fit in a bit of scrapping:
Before meeting up with my family to celebrate Jack and Jemma's birthdays!
Where I spent some time with crazy Bella :)
And lit the candles on the cake again :)
Maddie refused to come, she doesn't like crowds and with my mum, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 6 nephews, 3 nieces, 1 great niece, 1 great nephew plus partners there is always a crowd!!!
And then I had a relaxing evening and enjoyed a delicious slab of cake with a cup of tea :)
Here's hoping that this week is a good one!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Week Sixteen

Week sixteen was a good one, here are the highlights:

I had a night out at bingo with the girls, no winnings but lots of laughs :)
I had a tooth out, it's been niggling me since I had a filling in it over a year ago so I was pleased to finally see the back of it :)
Maddie was so pleased to be going to work in the sunshine :)
I came home to a garden full of parakeets :)
And had a cheeky, mid week glass of wine :)
Alfie decided to do some computing :)
I shared the ends of wool with the birds :)
Dirty pudding and a maintain at slimming!
Saturday was crop day where I managed 3 layouts!
And then I spent some time kissing my mum's neighbour's dog Poppy :)
I dragged out my cross stitch.  Like many people with multiple hobbies I change them with the season.  When it gets too warm to crochet blankets and it's lighter in the evenings I like to get my sewing out.
I tried out a new Slimming World recipe, it was delicious!
I spent a lot of time in the garden playing with Alfie :)
And then snuggled in bed with nice clean sheets!
This week has already got off to a busy start but I feel well rested so I'm fine with that.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Week Fifteen

I'm quite glad that week fifteen is over with, it didn't get off to a great start! 

My tooth was still hurting and I had a cluster headache, this helped :)
I did have a nice 4 mile walk with Jo in the sunshine :)
And went to the cinema to see Eddie the Eagle, it's a brilliant film!
My lovely neighbour gave me these great gifts for looking after her cat :)
I spent the day with Sandra at the Stitch, Sewing and Hobbycraft show at Excel:
So of course that involved cake :)
The show was packed and the main display was very wintry, in fact there was a lot of Christmas stuff on show!
I had a lazy weekend working on this:
And then sewing the ends in!
But it was worth it because Maddie loves it:
And it keeps her warm when she's reading :)
So although the week got off to a horrible start it certainly improved very quickly!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx