Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy NewYear

I would like to wish everyone who reads this (anyone?!!) a very Happy New Year.
We have had a lovely day today,we met some friends in Meadowhall then went to our favourite restaurant.We are now trying to stay awake!! It's awfully windy outside.

I bought TSBM today and noticed that I am a runner up in the scrapbooker of the year competition.I was surprised at the choice ofthe 9 runners up, some I thought would definately be there are not and vice versa,I guess thats the problem with online voting,it's not necessarily the best entries that make it further but the ones with lots of friends to vote!

I have been trying to jazz this blog up a bit and have done something wrong with the banner, it is repeating itself, if anyone can tell me what to do to fix it I would be eternally grateful!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Eid Mubarak

Well it's Eid tomorrow,New Years Eve too, so a double whammy!!

I will be cooking some goodies today,not sure what yet!

We went to my best friends last night, she had a party and the kids took Sing Star which proved to be a great hit.We didn't get home until the early hours but we did have a nice time.

Went Eid shopping yesterday, managed to get some nice things for the kiddies in the sales.Anyway,off to cook some yummyfood...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I've been scrapping!

Did a quick layout on my lap while watching telly last night.
I took the piccies on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Snowmen Cupcakes

Layla and I made these on Christmas Day

Christmas Goodies

I received some beautiful gifts from my scrapping friends, I have just found out that my stocking swap on the Pad was Beth, thank you so much Beth everything was lovely, I receieved this beautiful angel tealight holder, sweeties, ribbon, blossoms and someicing sugar cupcake toppers.

Then Laura sent me a fabby Cupcake Survival Kit,all packaged in a video case, what a great idea and Laura you know me well!!

From my advent swap on the Pad I received loads and loads of fabulous gifts and I still don't know who you are,so if you arereading this reveal yourself please! For my Christmas Day pressie I received this lush cupcake tin full of cupcake goodies, I love it and so does Layla!!

I also had a lovely advent swap on UKS, thank you Dizzy and a cute mini album from jake,thanks hun. So I have been spolied by my friends,thank you everyone.xxxx

Thursday, December 21, 2006

can't think of a title

Why does blogger insist you think of a title every post?

Well fun and games on UKS last night, thanks to a stupid MD of a publishing house, typical bloke, thinks he knows better then us mere women, well, he might think twice in future about being such a gob shite.

I got my Mukka Express today, it's so cute!!! So now I have had the ready made egg nog (all gone, it was delicious), all my bottles of syrup have arrived (huge big bottles!) and now I have my coffee maker, but I still can't combine everything and make my perfect drink, why? Cos I forgot the coffee LOL !! I need some espresso coffee!!!!

It's cold today, all icy outside, my colds getting better but now Ali is in the throws of it, think we have used 6 boxes of tissues in 3 days.

Layla had a friend sleep over last night, they finally stopped giggling at about 1 o clock I think,now they are playing Sing Star, can you hear them?!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's a Miracle

I found out last night that the humble pot of Vaseline is amazing!!
After 3 solid days of constant nose blowing my hooter was looking a lot like Rudolph's, it was also so sore that I was nearly crying. Now, when the kiddies have a cold I always tell them to rub a bit of Vaseline in but I have never followed this advice myself,until last night. I thought why not,well it was amazing, 5 minutes after applying the miracle emoliant my nose was soft and I could touch it without screaming in pain!!It was amazing, such a revelation!! So if you ever have a cold, smother your nose in Vaseline!

My tin of eggnog turned up today,this is gonna be the most expensive eggnog latte ever!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

wake up and smell the coffee

After falling in love with the taste of Starbucks Eggnog Latte I spent today searching for an alternative to make at home. I have already ordered a can of eggnog from an American food store on ebay,not sure really what it is but hopefully it is the right thing!

I then stumbled across some flavoured coffee syrups on ebay today and thought as I have to pay a courier charge I may aswell buy 6 instead of1, so I have Eggnog, Gingerbread, Almond, Coconut, Caramel and Chai flavours on the way.

Then I needed something to make the lattes in, I didn't want a faffy electric machine that would be a pain to clean ensuring I would only use it once so I found a funky Italian maker, which works on the hob and also makes espresso and cappuccino aswell as lattes.

Hope I get my parcels soon!!


well this cold is still here,gone through boxes of tissues.
Nas has taken Rosa to Nottingham Uni for her course, it has been so lovely to have family here but I always feel so down when they leave.
Off to plan the Christmas Day menu now

Monday, December 18, 2006


Have a nasty cold and feeling sorry for myself!
Kiddies have gone to school and Rosa is still in bed! I promised her fish and chips later,so we will go to town and to Rothwells fish n chip shop,the best fish n chips ever!!
Am designing a layout for a new venture somewhere and its looking good, even if I say so myself, had to take a photo of Layla for it and she looks mean and moody!!
Looking forward to the kids finishing school on Wednesday,will be nice to spend some time together,got all sad lat night thinking of how they are growing up too fast, don't know how I'll cope when they hopefully go to uni in a few years,think I'll be an awful mum who doesn't want to let go! Maybe I'll have another baby then and start all over again!

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Well we have had my big sister and her 2 children visiting us from Spain for a couple of days and Nas has just taken them back to the airport. I stayed at home because I am such a cry baby when they leave! Even though they have only been here 2 days the houe feels empty and I miss them. We had a great time while they were here, played Sing Star for hours last night! We still have my neice Rosa staying for 2 days as she has to go somewhere for a course before she goes to Spain for Christmas.

I think we have bought a house! Fingers crossed as the man we are buying from is a little strange!It's a lovely house in a lovely area but we need to change everything in the house,but at least that way we will get it how we want it.

Friday, December 01, 2006

No bravery

A very thought provoking video here

We are going to look at a house for the second time tomorrow, I love it,it's huge and has a gorgeous garden.

Went to see my old shop today, it is now a hairdressers, it looks lovely.

We have 2 new Dream Team members today, Karen and Pam. They are both fantastic scrappers and can't wait to see what they come up with for us.