Friday, 25 January 2013

Where is the time going?

Cannot believe January is almost at an end and will soon be February.

Well we had snow, it is now on its way only for more to be on its way overnight!

I have got photos but cannot seem to add photos at the moment, dont know why.

This week has also been spent carpet shopping as Mum wants to change the hall, landing, stairs and lounge so at the moment we have samples everywhere, think we have narrowed it down to 2 or 3 but will have to see if we change our minds later when we see it under lights!

Have also lost 2 more pounds on my healthier eating plan and have been doing 20 minute workouts at home as I have not been able to get out due to the snow.

Made a card yesterday, hope to post a picture later or you can see it on my facebook page.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

That week went quick!

In some ways it has been a long week (first week of a healthier eating plan) and other ways has been a short week.

Have made a couple of cards for upcoming birthdays and trying to get out for a walk at least every other day if not more.  This week managed walks on 5 days out of 7 so far so good.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Busy Couple of Days

Thursday was the first sign on at the Job Centre for the year, lot of people waiting outside to sign on before 9am.  Luckily I got seen second and then met up with Mum and did a bit of shopping, we both bought new trousers, well they were in the sale so both got a bargain.  Got a few craft magazines to inspire me for the year ahead.

Friday was a busy day, spent helping Mum doing the weekly food shop, sitting waiting for her to have her feet done and then a lovely lunch out.  Also included a bit of a walk so a good day.

Today, Saturday was spent taking the decorations down, lunch with my brother, trying to finish off the puzzle and having a sort out of some craft stuff ready to do some crafting tomorrow hopefully.

Meeting up with a friend tomorrow to discuss a suitable eating plan to start my weight loss journey.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

First card made of 2013

First card made of the New Year - birthday card for a friend's husband, will post a picture up after his birthday on Sunday, just in case he sees this!

Two posts in one day - wow I am getting good!


Here is wishing that 2013 is a good and healthy year for everyone as 2012 was not the best!

Not usually one to make New Years Resolutions so these are more plans of action!

Life in General

In no particular order:-

1.      Get a job.

2.      Go out more.

3.      Lose some weight and get healthier

4.      Give blood more regularly and stop making excuses!

5.      See more of my friends, feel I have been neglecting some lately.

6.      Keep this blog up to date!


1.      Use up some old stuff before buying new stuff.

2.      Try new techniques and styles - don't get stuck in a rut.

3.       Set a few challenges on this blog

4.       Enter challenges from other blogs

Let us see how I get on with keeping or achieving some of them!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013



2012 was a mixed year, some of it good and some of it bad.

It was a difficult year as I lost my lovely Daddy in August 2011 so 2012 was a difficult year as we still had a few of the firsts to get through, his first birthday without him being here, first Easter, first Wedding Anniversary, Mum's first birthday without him and the anniversary of his death.  We got through it together.  Having said that Christmas 2012 although not our first without him was more difficult for some reason.

Another year unemployed for me.  I seem to be stuck in that rut now that people wont give me a job because I have not worked for a while and don't have "current" work experience but if no one will give me a job I wont get any!   Joined the Work Programme, a programme that is supposed to help you find a job - obviously not a great programme as I am still unemployed!

2012 was a sad year as we lost a couple of friends.  Bob was an ex neighbour throughout my childhood but as I was brought up in the 1970's he was called Uncle Bob and was a quiet gentleman but who apparently (although I have no recollection as it makes me sound like a stalker) was greeted home every night by a little girl over the road (me) shouting through the letterbox "Hello Uncle Bob!".  He would wave and go in and make my day! At least he is in heaven with Dad now and they can have a gin and tonic and put the world to right.  We also lost a friend of Dad's Russell who although I did not meet him very often was always lovely when I did.

2012 was also a year when I had friends coping with cancer.   My BFF Laurie was diagnosed with breast cancer and is on her journey of treatment and has had a bad time of it but has got through surgery and her first lot of chemo and will start 2013 starting another type of chemo and hopefully having a better time of it for this round of treatment.   Paul, a lovely man has also had his cancer battle, a battle he appears to be winning so far as he has just had a 3 monthly all clear.  I wish him continued good health.

But 2012 did have its high points - there was the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and the Paralympics.

I was lucky enough to win tickets to the Paralympics and saw some great athletics in the Olympic Stadium, in great seats and with great company.

Here is hoping that 2013 is a great year all round!