Monday, 29 November 2010

A New bedroom

What have I been up to this past 2 weeks? Well definitely not scrapping!
We bought a new bed in September which we planned to have delivered today, so the past 2 weeks have been preparing the room for this bed.
We got rid of our old bed, and carpet, then painted the white walls a fudge colour which looks very different and has a warm feel to the room. A new carpet was then laid last week and finally I hung new curtainsat the weekend.
So many of you asked for photos so here is a collage of the different stages in getting to today.
We still have a throw and cushions to buy then we just have to try and keep this room tidy!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Our Dizzy Dot Retreat Nov 2010

Here we all are, the fabulous Dizzy Dots including dear Susie who lives in bali and was with us in spirit and on MSN during the weekend xxx
Meadow Barn, a beautifully converted 16th C barn which was ours for the weekend
Part of the enormous kitchen with me posing!!

A bird's eye view from the gallery of our cropping table and Em and I

Another view from the gallery, early morning as I have on my dressing gown!

Waiting to do our Secret Santa after Strictly Come Dancing and before X Factor!!

Julia and I messing around!

The last morning we woke to a heavy frost and the sun rising behind the mistletoe trees

Our Cruise 16th - 30th Oct 2010

Our ship the Norwegian Gem in the cruise terminal, Venice
Early morning cuppa on our balacony

A day at sea, sunbathing, reading, eating and drinking!

With new friends in Naplion


Santorini on our anniversary day

Our Anniversary meal and cake from NCL

Friends Ginny and Peter from Ontario, Canada

With friends Thadd and Joyce from Florida, USA on the last night

Xanthe's Christening Sept 2010

Perdita, Xanthe and Nanny

Xanthe with Mummy and Daddy

Xanthe in her lovely Christening dress

A lovely family day

Cardinal Colours Seaside Retreat Sept 2010

Cutting the cake into 40 pieces!

In class with friends Tara and Carol
The red wine flowed! Cheers!

Anita's make and take between classes and cropping. I made a great phone charm!

Coffe break between classes at the Chatworth Hotel

Here are Carol and I in another class
Night time cropping with the other ladies on the retreat
The view from my bedroom, the sun rising behind Eastbourne pier
Sitting in the quaint lift of the Chatsworth Hotel

The retreat girls on the last day.
What a wonderful weekend we had, thank you to Jill and and all her friends and family.

I'm Back!!

Well I am finally back blogging after a 21/2month break!
What have I been up to during this time, well I will try and tell you all!

16th Sept saw me at a fab Seaside retreat run by Cardinal Colours and celebrating my birthday too! There is going to be another retreat next year and my birthday weekend again!!
I returned home and then had our sixth grandchild Xanthe's Christening and immediately afterwards went down with flu and was poorly for 2 weeks. I recovered in time for our holiday

16th Oct we flew to Venice and spent 2 fabulous weeks cruising from Venice around the Aegean coast the frist week, returning to venice for a day at port and then back to visit the greek islands and celebrate our actual Silver Wedding anniversary on the island of Santorini on 26th October.

7th Nov a week later we had a wonderful church blessing and then a lunch with 64 friends and family

12th Nov 4 days later I was in the car and travelling with another teamie Karen to our first team retreat (we are called the Dizzy Dots on UKS) in a fantastic 16th Century converted barn nr Monmouth and Hereford.

I'll be back with a few photos of all these events soon!