Thursday, 1 December 2011

12 Days of Christmas day 1

We were asked to play with the different settings for White Balance on our camera' are the photo's I took and the the collages I made showing the different settings...

12 Days of Christmas Self Portrait!

We were asked to do a pre workshop self is my take on mine :D

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS...yes I have been chosen again to take part in CJ's 12 days of christmas photography workshop! I am excited to say the least and can't wait to get started!!!!!! Which reminds this space..for my Christmas Self Portrait to kick things off with!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Some more layouts done the past couple weeks.

Please see post after this one for the rest of the layouts I've been busy with...xx

My Mojo has returned with a vengence!

I have had a very special friend visit this past week and we did a bit of crafting doing scrapbook layouts...which has kick started my mojo big time! hope you like what you see and please leave a comment so I know you have been here. xx Love and light to all. x I will be doing these in two posts....

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Bo Bunny Blitzen Candy

Head on over to the Charmed blog cause Karen is giving away some awesome Christmas blog candy!!

Friday, 9 September 2011


Today I learned how nice it can be to go back to work after being off for a week or so. The residents were happy to see me and it felt good to be busy in my work.


Today I learned how nice it can be to just hide away in my craft room and ignore the world around get absorbed in my creations and even shutting the window blind down to block out the world... to turn my music on and sing along without worrying if anyone can hear me...just me my craftroom, my music= my creativity!


Today I learned that a hurting back can affect every other area of your day!! I had to call of sick from work because I hurt my back somehow (and I really don't know how) on saturday morning and here on Tuesday it is still hurting me but thankfully not as bad as Saturday.


Today was a sad sad lesson....let me start by explaining..every summer since moving to this house (this being the 3rd year) our male nuetured cat would disappear for a few days each if on a holiday from home but only ever this one time a year each year. This summer he seemed a bit late in doing this so when he didn't come home on Saturday we "assumed" he would be back in a couple days as always, usually I go out looking for him..this year I didn't...well I wish I had of..we got a call monday (5th) afternoon asking if we had a cat named Pickles...he had been brought into the vets and had been hit by a my lesson today is not to "Assume" anything unless you have proof!!


I have not had a very good few days but have been writing alot of things down so am now here to catch up....Today (Sunday) one of the things I learned was that spending a week with my husband on annual leave goes by way to fast! Seems like we just started our week off and here its almost over in just a few more hours :(

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Being a huge fan of walking boot sales for bargains, we usually find ourselves at the BIG sunday morning Ardleigh boot sale which takes HOURS to walk the entire sale...but today we found a very small community boot sale which was free to get in and I found some awesome bargains, 2 winter knit tops for 50p each and 2 wooden cases for £2 that my hubby is going to alter for me to hold my promarkers!!! So sometimes...smaller is much better when it comes to deals at Boot sales...oh and my feet didn't even have a chance to get tired


Today I learned that by picking up a book which I had put down in the past because I cannot quite get on with it...can make all the difference in my reading it! I had started reading a book about a year ago and put it down because I just couldnt get on with it...and now after picking it up again I am finding it hard to put down!! Sooo before I get rid of those "hard to get into books...I shall give them another chance!

Friday, 2 September 2011


Ahhh so September first is finally here...Alan and I were out @ braintree shopping outlets today enjoying the sunny day and our time off work together. Ahhh but what did I learn today? My lesson for today is "Less is sometimes better" We went to Chimiganas for lunch/dinner before we left Braintree and once again forgot how big their portions are...we should have just had the sharer starter and a drink and not ordered dinners....would have left without feeling over stuffed if we had. Ahhh but isn't that what life is all about...we live and learn! Love and light to all. xx

Monday, 29 August 2011

Almost that time again....

Yep....its almost September 1st and time for Shimelle's Learn Something new every day workshop! I will be blogging it this year as well as making an album although the album may be a bit slower than the blog (hence keeping it all in my blog since my memory just isn't what it used to be! lol) I do hope you will pop back and follow along with my journey through September and see what kind of new things I learn!
Love and light to all xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011


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Monday, 25 July 2011


I have for the past week participating in Shimelle's "EXPLORE" workshop! Loving it as I am working through this at my own pace....but loving every aspect of participating.Our very first assignment was to take a self portrait and I did this with a bit of a twist..instead of setting up my tripod and timer or standing in front of a mirror..I went up to the full length mirror which leans against the wall in our box room...a room used more as a laundry/storage area and sat upon the futon and snapped away! Out of all the shots..this is the self portrait I like best!

Friday, 27 May 2011


BLOG CANDY!!! buttons buttons buttons...who could NOT want these??? Karen at Charmed is giving away this lot...get on over to her blog and get in for the win!

Monday, 25 April 2011


There is some blog candy being offered over on Karen's Blog "Crafty goings on" SO hurry on over if you wanna be in the chance of winning! xx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Bike ride....

Today is soooo gorgeous..and as of late my frame of mind has not lovely husband decided its time we got out and enjoyed this weather and perhaps help my frame of mind a bit....I didn't take many shots but did manage a couple while stopped.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Our walk continued

After the Church we headed out to Orwell Woods..The path along the river headed towards the Orwell Bridge has taken a bit of a beating by the weather and the water and is slowly being washed away...whats even sadder is the amount of litter that people thoughtlessly throw around the contryside...sickening it is. Along the way we met up with Cows (in a farmers field) and scenery that I wish to share with you here...I hope you enjoy what my eyes have seen.xx

We went for a walk...

Sunday the 20th Alan and I planned the beginning of many walks now the nice weather has returned....we love spending saturday or sunday mornings walking in the country side on a very quiet sunday morning stroll through town while most are still tucked up in their looks so different when its minus shoppers and cars etc. Yesterday my plan was to walk the opposite side of the Orwell bridge that we normally walk and on the way to the bridge we stopped and parked up near St Michaels Parish church that just a couple weeks ago suffered a major it sad...yes..but whats sadder was before the fire the parish has been boarded up for a long time and most recently been used my drug users who tend to leave dirty needles and such maybe it wasn't a terrible happening that they can no longer access the building.....The one shot I took really grabbed at my heart...the one where the stain glass window is just laying out...there was just such an overwhelming feeling of " eeriness as I snapped these photos"

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Sunday Creative....Soul

I took this photo in May of 2010 on a lovely trip to Budapest...when you came upon this memorial representing the shoes of the jewish people.(adults and children) that were shot next to the River and this is where they fell into the water..there was such a silence as if each and every lost SOUL were there.....It really made a deep impact upon myself and I think of the whole trip this is something I shall carry with me the rest of my life...a feeling so this is my interputation of this weeks Sunday creative

Saturday, 12 March 2011

The creative group Week 2...

For the second week of the Sunday creative our prompt was "Two" and my interpretation of this is my husband and my feet...I am always amazed at how much smaller my feet are than his....

Monday, 28 February 2011

The Sunday Creative Group

I have joined a photo group entitled "The Sunday Creative" which every Sunday we get a word prompt and we can interupt it any way we see fit. I am so looking forward to being part of this group and will add my photos here each week for this group.
Week 1....Ritual-to me I am using my morning ritual when I come down stairs my hubby has a cuppa waiting by my computer for me with my morning aspirin...same ritual minus the aspirin when I do a night shift as I cannot take it right before sleeping. Always check my fb and email while having my first couple cups of coffee.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Coffe morning....

Here are a few more items I have crafted for the sale...

Coffee Morning at Sigegate Lane

My scrapping and cardmaking and such has taken a back seat for the past few weeks and this is why...I have been crafting items to take to my coffee morning at work to sell for the proceeds to go into the residents amenity is what I have made so far is hopes they can make a bit of money for our residents.